- Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:57 pm #15950939
Its a little sad that the normal rusty slightly*****ty looking greatsword out performs the fancy boss soul variant even at the max upgrade. 10 more base damage and an S strength scaling instead of an A...
- Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:42 am #16004556
You're basically right, but this one's got a better overall scaling when Infused due to the D scaling in DEX while the Greatsword gets an E. (Maybe the developers would have push the players to infuse it with Dark, for a better dmg efficiency when playing a Pursuer Cosplay Run?). And, this sword has a better moveset for 1v1 pvp Imo (but of course it's just my opinion).
- Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:14 am #16080800
That s right, the greatsword deals more damage. But the pursuer s greatsword has better overall scaling and the highest crit multiplier above every other ultra greatswords, so a riposte with it uses to be insta kill
- Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:24 am #16155552
There's a lot of misinformation here. Firstly, the "better" scaling on the Pursuer's Ultra Greatsword (PUGs) doesen't mean much. The Greatsword (Gs) will always outperform the PUGS in therms of base damage. If you use a calculator or test it with the game itself you'll see. Secondly, the 140 counter damage does not apply for ripostes and backstabs. It procs when you hit an enemy during an action, mostly when trading. That should be your goal anyways. In PvE, if you are not hitting your enemy while it "opens" its guard, you're basically playing the game wrong. In PvP you should aim for the same, but it's easier said than done. In case of an Ultra, it will basically happen when you trade or punish chugging. With same stats and counter, PUGs will outdamage the Gs roughly by the same amount (slightly more) that Gs does when your attack does not counter. Imo, damage-wise, they're roughly the same. Now in to some other considerations. Gs has more durability, but weights more, so I consider them even in that regard. In terms of moveset, none of them outshines the other so it's more of a preference. Both has it's strengths and weakness. What really make a difference between them and what you should really look when choosing wich to use is Reach x Stamina consumption. Gs has more reach, which combined with it's moveset makes it considerably better in this regard. If you hit someone at a mid distance with a 1H R1, you'll most likely get a second hit. With PUGs that's not the case because the second 1H R1 shortens it's range even further and you might miss a rolling player. Stamina consumption is the other way around. PUGs outshines Gs by a large amount. At 157 stamina (40 END + Third Dragon Ring), you can do five 1H R1s with PUGs and still roll away while with Gs you can do only four. While two handing it's 4 to 3. So PUGs will always have one extra attack over the Gs. It is rare when you can burn all your stamina bar in one go, so this advantage is not as good as it seems, but is huge nonetheless. For me personally, I like PUGs more. I think stamina > reach. Besides, It looks way better imo.
- Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:49 am #16358527
It doesn't go test with str close to dex for fairness. A C VS S D. The pursuer's stats range are on high end while the greatswords are on low range. Don't forget S A B C D E are range multipliers so in such simple cases where having 2 stats that 'add' to same hypothetical value you can only see what is going on via testing. Also pursuer's less stamina consumption and 140 crit
- Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:38 am #16001349
I would recommend not locking onto your targets with this sword, locking on and swinging with this is atrocious. There's probably better swords (that are also easier to upgrade), but this one is cool nonetheless.
- Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:14 pm #16066048
for pvp this fits the same play style as with crypt blacksword, it is amazing for baiting. the second r1 attack (1h&2h) is alot faster than most people think. this weapon also has high damage, reach and consumes less stamina than the other ugs's. also aiming attacks is great if you get used to it. 10/10, this might even be my favourite weapon in the whole series