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By Anonymous
#15871038
Am i the only one thinking this whip is a reference to castlevania?
By Anonymous
#15877161
Nope
By Anonymous
#15928829
What a terrible night to be a bearer of the curse.
By Anonymous
#15953420
it´s a reference to indiana jones
By Anonymous
#16016073
Perhaps it is the untold story of what happened to Indiana Jone’s whip during Raiders of the Lost Ark
By Anonymous
#16284740
Well, it's an rpg game set in the middle ages that has tons of weapons. It's natural any game like that eventually included a whip (see Secret of Mana for example). Not gonna say it's not a good item for cosplaying Simon Belmont, we just don't know the truth. I have my doubts tho, considering the whip in the original game sucked a lot and I doubt they purporselly wanted to make a weak representation of the VK
By Anonymous
#16335899
Every 3rd comment says the same thing, so no.
By Anonymous
#15883136
So what constitutes armor in this sense? Like, heavy armor only, or any armor at all?
By Anonymous
#16016071
Example: I killed 4-5 lion warriors then needed repair...I killed one stone and one iron golem in Drangleic castle and needed repair
By Anonymous
#15958636
Is this a reference to the Castlevania Vampire Killer whip?
By Anonymous
#15964269
you stupid.
By Anonymous
#15978499
Well, my Simon Belmont cosplay char will be using it!
By Anonymous
#16284734
Nobody outside the official team knows the answer of that, so who knows?
By Anonymous
#15977191
Definitely a Castlevania reference. I made a Simon Belmont build based on this one weapon. I feel like they made it harder to acquire this weapon in SotFS. I had multiple copies for all the different characters I made in the original 360 version. Now I can't get one to save my life. 5 Demon greathammers, 3 channeled tridents, dozens of petrified dragon bones but not a single Old Whip... Either the RNG gods hate me or it doesn't exist in the SotFS version of the game... ::sigh::
By Anonymous
#15980769
It does, It's just the RNG. You're probably going to hate me but I had the exact opposite experience: I traded 4 Petrified Something for upgrade material... And got 4 old whip. No Joke.
By Anonymous
#15983213
Which set of armor did you used for Trevor?
By Anonymous
#16050236
Funny thing, I NEVER managed to get a single one in the original DS2. I bought SoTFS recently, started off with a petrified something, and first thing I get is the whip.
By Anonymous
#16089623
Definitely drops in sotfs as it just did for me
By Anonymous
#16148415
On the other hand I wanted a Channeler's Trident... Instead I have so far got 2 Demon Hammers and 3 Old Whips
By Anonymous
#15994764
This whip hits really hard, but due to how quickly it loses durability you'd have to carry around about 3 fully upgraded to get any use out of it
By Anonymous
#16016070
Loses durability quickly against heavy armored, repair spell helps
By Anonymous
#16016072
Bracing knucklebring also helps a lot as stated
By Anonymous
#16292520
carry a spear for armored opponents and the whip for unarmored
By Anonymous
#16050393
I love how some weapons are like references to castlevania like red rust sword being a reference to red rust in sotn and the old whip being a reference to the vampire killer
By Anonymous
#16074627
get the knuckle ring and its good enough, power stance on +5 for the auto win button, oh ds3 why u do this to me and make whips bad again
By Anonymous
#16108706
Whips are pretty good in ds3 - I kill a bunch of people with the witches locks.
By Anonymous
#16146751
Whips in DS3 are good
By Anonymous
#16165399
yeah whips in ds3 are garbage
By Anonymous
#16234096
To clarify, one whip in DS3 is good with the right stats. One whip.
By Anonymous
#16236000
I remember deciding to use Ariendel's Rose as an offensive tool... It actually worked pretty well as a spamming stunlock. And it bleeds anyone stupid enough to try and trade with you repeatedly. Even doubles as a catalyst!... Alas, it doesn't do well against intelligent opponents. But do note, if you use lightning stake in someones face they are hit by both the spell AND the rose. Its actually kinda meh, which is amazing in whip terms!
By Anonymous
#16380480
Whips are way better in DS3. You can't rely 100% on them, but their area control and denial is amazing. PvE wise, whips are very strong, specially in a team. In PvP, you can mix them with pyromancies or hexes. Keep them afar with the whip and punish them with fast spells if they try to roll towards you.

Their damage is not the best, surely, but they are way more reliable in DS3, and easier to master.
Just as a fun fact, whips can even hit through walls to absurd ranges, and through corners extremely reliably in DS3.
By Anonymous
#16177397
best whip in the game but breaks super quickly, use knuckle ring!
By Anonymous
#16209514
It's super good against them dex builds lol, usually no heavy weapons so they won't go for heavy armor, you can smack their butts easy.