Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:34 am
Tested Pontiff's Right Eye, Pontiff's Left Eye, Old Wolf Curved Great Sword, and Carthus Beacon with the Oni/Uba, the Grave Warden Twin Swords, and the Crows Talons respectively. All aforementioned weapons were +10 & Hollow infusion. Character is at SL 120 sporting 19 STR, 35 DEX, & 35 LUCK (40 with +10 Hollow infusion) Analysis: Crow's Talons are a hoot with this crazy 5-piece combo, minimal stamina consumption surprisingly decent reach/speed, WA maxes both the Healing stacks and the combo AR multipliers at mach-10. Low damage though, and practically useless without the WA. Grave Warden's Twin Swords are my personal fave, boasting high speed, sweeping combos, the best Healing stack abuse, and the most reliable bleed spam forbearing the Crow's Talon's WA. Better damage than the Crow's Talons, but not by much. Poor Range for curved swords, and NO KICK for busting shields. Instead, you get a backflip, which is cool. Oni/Uba has INSANE DPS with this setup, though easily the slowest and most unreliable combo/Healing stack abuse. Best range with the R2, though this can screw up the combo counter if only the right-handed blade hits a distant enemy on the R1. With the Old Wolf CGS carried in the right hand, and the dual weapons held in the left hand, both the Crow's Talons and Grave Warden Swords get the coveted parry, while the Obi/Uba gets stuck with a terrible block. Personally, I prefer the Grave Warden Twin Swords, courtesy of the ridiculous movepool that they can abuse when paired with the Old Wolf CGS. Add some Carthus Rouge to the mix, and you get to play as the ultimate scum lord.