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Terrible, just terrible, same effect as a ring, but requires 2 slots (8 levels in attunement, or a ring slot) int/fai investment (not a problem for SOME builds,) takes 35 fp plus time to cast, but the main problem is it lasts only 30 secs, so after you trigger the buff with attacks you'll have around 15 seconds of +15% ar and depleted stamina bar.

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This isn't worth it. 6% is essentially a Throwing knife. If your builds allows it, go ahead. If you're considering investing for this, just run away.

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It's.. Useless. Use Power Within. Summary: If it costed 1 slot this woud be okay. But due to how defense works, the attacks leading up to the full damage bonus take 2/3rds of the duration of the buff, and then you need to recover stamina. Only with a spinny weapon do you get the full bonus for ONE attack, the last one of your second combo. Power Within: Super high stamina regeneration, higher damage instantly that upgrades each one of your attacks, not limited to physical weapons. Even with split damage, you can spam R1, and use Pontiff Left Eye to recover the HP you lose. Voila, efficiency.
You do know it's meant for very fast attacking weapons? It buffs instantly by 7.5%, and you can increase it to 15% with attacking. The best weapons to use it on would be paired weapons, like Gotthard Twinswords, Sellsword Twinblades, or Brigand Twindaggers, no***** you're not getting much out of it if you're using a heavier weapon. Hell, even with a straight sword it'd be pointless.
it isnt entirely useless , if your usign a spell sword build and dont have very good armor . this can be quite usefull.
You should also include that carthus beacon inherently boosts base damage without the need to consecutively attack. It's a small boost, but it's a boost nonetheless and it's a boost you get right out of the gate. As you consecutively attack, this boost increases. A single weapon art from a whip is enough to increase this boost as long as two of the three hits makes contact. A really fun combo is to cast carthus beacon, have both pontiff eyes equipped, use a golden pine bundle on the spotted whip, use the whip's weapon art, then swap to the old wolf curved sword to attack while the attack boosting buffs from the right eye and carthus beacon are still in effect.
...howgh...
does it stack up with sunlight sword buff ?
Yes, one's a self buff, the other is a weapon buff, as for the damage, I'm personally not sure, just as a precaution I'd say no,its most likely only boost physical damage