- Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:44 am
one of my favorite weapons. Some folks don't like the Tonitrus due to its moveset and lack of a "true" transformed mode. However, with the right stats it does trememdous damage. If you are someone who likes the saw cleaver for example, but needs something with more stopping power when fighting non-beast enemies, the Tonitrus can be a good choice, especially against kin enemies. The Tonitrus cannot do thrust damage, however kin are also vulnerable to lightning, which the Tonitrus can activate without needing bolt paper.
However, its a relatively slow and predictable weapon; I would not take it into PvP. You will probably have a hard time using it against NPC hunters as well, and the reach is short, which will bite in areas such as the forbidden woods. Lastly, while the buff is not DS1 flask drinking levels of slow and awkward, its long enough for enemies to exploit. I recommend practicing with the transform attack(s), which will allow you to buff without having to 100% let your guard down.
Ludwig's holy blade is an ok replacement if you are an arcane character, but do not like the Tonitrus. But I imagine the Tonitrus does more damage.