With a fully upgraded Giant Armor and Giant Leggings , Knight Gauntlets , and Mask of the Mother , at 55 Vitality and 40 Endurance , with 28 Strength and 45 Dexterity , I was able to calmly beat Four Kings on NG+ and even before upgrading said armor pieces , I was able to kill the Hellkite Wyvern without trouble .
Everyone complaining about the str requirement as if it doesn't exist to deter use by those afraid of true power.
I still remember one of my first playthroughs. I mained this weapon and it was an absolute beast. 19 str and two handing the bugger. The speed, high base damage for it's size and that nice scaling for the dex you end up going into easily make up for the str req. Besides the movement is great and all of the above makes it an excellent buffer.
i reset just to try this weapon out back in the day but i still mainly used smough hammer and smough armor when i found the set lol....smough still the coolest character ive seen in a video game to this day