- Wed May 02, 2018 4:37 am #16031594
Depends on your build. The shield is probably the best lightweight anti magic shield in the game so if your not an int build pick it for utility. Also in unpatched versions the shield projectile is bugged and can do pretty ridiculous damage. The spear is a pure magic weapon and one of the longest Spears in the game so it is a contender for best spear for int build in the game. As an int build I Think that the moonlight greatsword has better projectiles and you can probably use the magic shield spells combined with a good shield to get the same magic protection so in that case the spear is probably better.
- Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:52 pm #16309646
spear is better cuz shield from moonlight butterfly not block 100% physical damage and got low stability i know it got good magic block but crest shield is way much better higher stability and magic block is lower so spear is better
- Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:36 am #16085086
If you're doing an INT-Build, this spear is a good (poor man's?) substitute until you get the Moonlight Great Sword. Or if you failed to cut off Seath's tail on your first playthrough. For one thing, you can get the Soul of the Butterfly much sooner and spears are purchaseable from the Undead Merchant (male). You still have to make it to Anor Londo, though and the Sword is available shortly after defeating Smough and Ornstein. The Horn being a spear has the advantage of being safer to use, as you can raise your shield and attack at the same time. This can be useful if your character is a bit more squishy. The Horn also has lower requirements with 12 STR and 14 INT. The Sword requires 16 STR, 10 DEX and 28 INT. Obviously, if you're not doing an INT-build, go for the shield.
- Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:37 am #16115870
my magic +5 bandits knife (that i have from about 2 hrs playtime) is still better than the non-upgraded spear. the bandits knife causes bleed damage and has a high crit rate. in my opinion a long ranged melee weapon defeats the pupose of an int build, because you want to keep your enemies at a distance anyways (usually done by magic). next time i'd prefer to make the shield with the butterfly soul.
- Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:00 am #16199381
this spear is not bad, it have one of the largest ranges in spears and his magic damage is decent, but like the moonlight greatsword it only have magic damage, so you are completely neked agains enemies with magic barrier