- Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:49 pm
It was nerfed in terms of raw infusions (actually all infusions). Before the patch the Astora SS with a raw infusion gave it an AR of 142, and 322 at +10. Because you get this and a raw gem within the first 30-40 minutes of the game, it was ideal for speed running, with the nerf the raw astora is now only 133 AR and does not even hit the 300 AR mark when fully upgraded. However, the Broadsword switched places in stats in the same patch, giving it the same stats as the Astora used to have, 322 at +10 (which is interesting because the Boardsword and *** are found in the same structure almost in view of one another and only has a 10/10 str/dex requirement, no need for the 12 faith). So for some reason they decided to switch values between the two weapons in the same patch. I would have been fine with it except that the Boardsword does not have good range and does not have as good a moveset, no thrusting attack, which is a total bummer. So yes, it used to do more damage and scale better, it got nerfed on all infusions making it a completely pointless weapon, but if you don't mind the moveset, you can get the exact same stats that the Astora used to have if you rock the Boardsword as your raw weapon. Hope that helps.