- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am #15829215
I know that seasoned players know about the follow up attacks on weapons but if you're new to the game There are weapons that do a unique attack after a charged R2. Charge R2 and right after that press R2 again, in this weapons transformed mode it does an awesome attack that sends almost every enemy flying. Kirkhammer has one too with incredible damage
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am #15829217
The pick has become my favourite weapon because of its great balance. States wise it is not overwhelming but to the experience player it's befits are clear. It staggers like crazy on both modes. Stops all but the biggest in its tracks. Good reach. Ok stamina drain. I can get 45 hits on astral lady in corner? She could do nothing. Pick mode has great reach, speed and range r1 pick spam also staggers. Great move set for norm and pick. I do more dps with this wep than my beefed up Ludwig. Amazing wep
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am #15829219
A arcane build with this will give you all the means of casts, gun & the pick's moveset,. Start with Troubled Childhood, with base strength of 9 as required, 1 point into Skill, then I go straight up 70 arcane, that's 82 lvls so far, then 20 stamina = 86, then the rest into health, which goes up to 127, 137 or more depending your meta choice
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am #15829220
I forgot to mention that the l2 in pick mode is great in pvp. It comes out lightning quick and can be chained with l1 transformation attack for a nice two hit move .
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am #15829228
I killed him through the wall with the Boom Hammer's splash damage from the charged, transformed R2 attack. I did that after opening the door, though. I was tipped off my a messenger note and I noticed the tip of his pick on the other side of the door as I stood at the entrance.
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am #15829232
Considering game density and overall progress of the game+DLC combined, getting the Church Pick practically means halfway thru the game now. You have to kill Amelia and trigger night time by inspecting Laurence's skull, which is practically the middle of the original game. And you have to find the Underground Cell Key in the Research Hall, which also practically the middle of the DLC. It's the only way to get it I'm afraid, and if you don't have the DLC you an't get any DLC weapon period, let alone this one.
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am #15829234
If you have PS+ summon some people to help you kill Ludwig and clear out the Research Hall. If you don't have PS+ or don't want to summon you're going to have to do all of that yourself.
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:50 am #15829236
Okay, so I did some testing using 2 30+% thrust gems + 26% physical triangle, then 1 30+% thrust with 27% phys radial and the 26% triangle then 2 27% and the 26% triangle. I also compared it to the Burial Blade with 27-27-26 (same as the last church pick variation). I used the church giants in cathedral ward as subjects on NG5+. Results on the Church Pick: 2 trust= 12 hits, 1 thrust 1 phys= 10 hits, 2 phys= 9 hits (sometimes 8). Result on Burial Blade: 8 hits (rarely 7) So the CP is about the same as the BB. I will stick to the BB, although the CP is not a bad weapon