- Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:32 pm #16379790
What get chosen from older games to get into the newer ones is generally the "most memorable" ones. Sometimes it means the most stylish, the most unique, or the strongest. Black-knight weapons in DS1 were definitively on the "strongest" type of memorable. They could carry you from 1st area (undead burg) till last dlc boss (manus) if you were lucky enough to drop them from the non-respawnable black knights that serves as kinda of mini bosses in DS1. Justified by the plot as being the weapons used by Gwyn knights to fight enemies much bigger than themselves, those weapons deal more damage, break guard more easily and stun more easily than anything on the same weight class. They also do bonus damage against all demons for plot reasons. In DS3, all of this is still true, except that the drop rate is much smaller, but the black knights are respawnable. It still do more damage, break guard more easily and stun more easily than anything on the same class, and still enjoy bonus damage against demons. It can't be acquired as early as in ds1 (needs to go to road of sacrifices), but still can carry you till the end of the game. It's a fantastic weapon against friede, soul of cinder and judicator boss.