Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:46 pm
DS1 upgrading system as a whole beats DS3 because you can max out weapons that require twinkling and demon titanite without needing slabs while DS3s 15 slabs beat DS1s 3 guaranteed slabs because nobody is going to farm 10-12 extra slabs from darkwraiths and we all know that. If you’re an elemental build this is even more true because the coloured slabs in DS1 are even rarer than the regulars. DS3 would need to give you the option to max weapons with twinkling titanite and titanite scales without slabs to be on par with DS1 but it doesn’t and those 15 slabs are 15 weapons you’re locked with regardless of what type of titanite each need. I didn’t fully think about these specifics previously. Things only go further downhill for DS3 when you remember that catalysts need to be upgraded too. So yeah if I was making a build with only weapons that needed slabs I would take the 15 in DS3 any day but if want to take advantage of weapons that require special titanite as well as regular titanite then DS1 is the clear winner.