- Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:21 am #15858796
This weapon is actually quite good. It has solid reach, decent damage (especially if infused with lightning) relatively low stat requirements and it doubles your resistances! What's not to love?
- Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:53 am #16241717
is it just me or are most weapons in dark souls kinda mediocre sry if im wrong i am a new begginer and idk why the only weapon i feel like i got a good one is zweihander
- Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:02 am #16248074
I think that one of dark souls problems is exactly that it obly has a few passable weapons. I try to use gauntlet's every run, but no matter how overleveled I am, they just don't work.
- Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:46 am #16289623
Depends. I think dark souls 3 has a ton of really cool weapons. My paladin build alternates between a few different ones depending on the scenario. Keep in mind this game is the first of 3.
- Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:20 pm #16316065
Zweihander is fantastic but you need to get used to using more weapons. Many weapons are extremely effective in the right hands and only seem like they are underwhelming when you're used to the easy to learn staple weapons (Zwei, Uchi, Claymore, etc). Sure some are clearly better than others like Murakumo but this game is very balanced overall, not counting backstab fishing.
- Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:10 pm #16318445
It’s hard to get good weapons at the beginning. It takes rng, for example getting the tower knight in undead parish to drop the great axe or getting a black knight to drop its respective weapon
- Mon Aug 21, 2023 12:35 pm #16943118
It's because of how poise works in DS1. Zweihander will basically always break any poise because it's an ultra greatsword and they have crazy high poise damage values. This makes it feel much better to use than most weapons, since it will stagger opponents on basically every hit, decreasing the opportunities they get to strike back. There are plenty of excellent weapons if you're really good at the game, but when you're new, those big beefy staggering hits can get you to learn the game better.