- Tue Feb 07, 2023 11:22 pm
DS3 had it mostly right. In DS3, poise is a way to get heavier, slower weapon attacks through with some thought and timing. In ER stacking poise is a way to completely ignore your opponent's attacks and just facetank trades. It's virtually a PVP-only stat; 89 poise, which requires one or both of some of the heaviest armors in the game and bullgoat talisman, is still not enough to tank a hit from a dog, let alone a common soldier with a greatsword. But it's a popular pvp benchmark. So now that lighter/faster weapons can benefit from poise in PvP without having to invest much of the build to do so, particularly thrusting swords, there's very little reason to use big heavy weapons that demand stat investment and are still too slow to confirm enough hits.