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By LordWobbuffet
#15878526
This is my favorite weapon in the entire game. My first character was a quality build with 30 str/dex and I got my hands on this and I fell in love. It has beautiful combos and you can be very effective 2 handing or 1 handing it. Just a good weapon for any situation.
By Anonymous
#15980867
I wasn't able to find a weapon I liked more either. It's really good in every respect: speed, damage, move set, range, and so on.
By Anonymous
#15977533
Great combo: 2H R1, R1, and then R2; most opponents reactively roll all vertically, so this is like to clip them, it worked twice on a chugger, killing him the second time.
By Anonymous
#15981222
Very formidable weapon in the hands of a experienced player
By Anonymous
#15993606
Both of the 2H R2's deal thrust damage, this was tested on one of the Aldia Keep Ogres.
By Anonymous
#16029005
I love this sword
By Anonymous
#16032361
Identical scaling to the Longsword.
By Anonymous
#16034359
For DLC enemies and company of the champion this weapon doesnt have enough poise break and too slow
By Anonymous
#16040274
İ've finished the entire game with claymore good moveset.
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By SilverKnightDragon
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#16115863
the stone ring and this will stagger lock all but the largest enemies even the DLC.
By Anonymous
#16101289
"Need a dagger? No? How about a claymore?"
By Anonymous
#16134513
While the claymore is tied with the bastard sword as being the most visibly bland greatsword in the game the moveset, range, and output are fantastic I also love the sweeping R1s in the two handed moveset. I am genuinely disappointed that dark souls 3 doesn't have a two handed sweeping R1 on any of the greatswords just the same copy pasted smash, lift, smash, lift, smash, lift, etc. feels like B team had way more imagination for diverse weapon movesets (and hybrid movesets) than A team.
By Anonymous
#16169231
...Or a full suite of sweeping and thrusting attacks would have destroyed spacing in a game that heavily favors spacing? Have you considered how every Ds title is very mechanically different
By Anonymous
#16172040
Astora greatsword in DS3 has a great moveset, exactly as described, and is one of the best weapons for pvp, and is also good for pve, but can be weak in certain fights.
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By Wolf_Pwnz_Noobs
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#16332934
I very much agree. The Bastard Sword & Firelink Greatsword can have had those sweeping attack patterns.