- Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:22 pm #16049235
Ever since i picked this up, ive always managed to incorporate It into my build somehow. It is amazing against single targets due to its good damage, fast attack speed, and low stamina cost per poke. Always have a good sidearm for horizontal swings if you get overwhelmed. Never underestimate its counter damage bonus! Poke weapons become devastating when attacking right before and right after an enemy attack.
- Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:40 am #16268620
Rapier pokes bosses like a god. My typical loadout would be bastard sword as main weapon, rapier and then avelyn. I don't even need shields to party. Rapier is very good and goes well with bastard sword for me
- Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:40 pm #16049240
Who knew that of all the weapons in Dark Souls—massive swords, six-foot-long halberds, hammers bigger than the wielder—one of the weapons to be considered the most overpowered and devastating thing in the game was... some thin thrusting sword. :l
- Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:42 am #16083052
It makes a lot of sense. Most weapons in Dark Souls are too impractical to actually be useful but a Rapier is a very efficient and deadly weapon in real life, might as well be one in game too. I'm just glad Dark Souls isn't another Japanese game where Katanas blow everything else out of the water.
- Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:24 am #16237261
As some one who fences classical rapier, I can tell you first hand that the it is a powerful sword in reality. It has the same ammount of steal as a classical Knight's arming sword, but it is obviously made a bit thinner and longer. The illusion that we fall for when looking at a picture is that the thin blade equals week, when in fact it is strengthened for powerful thrusts, blade binding and parries.