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I will get it on PC or PS4 when I have time to burn. :)



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Wright said:

I am quite the hoarder, so I try getting all items as well, aside of leveling my character and exploring every single area (I did not have that WOW moment like in Dark Souls 1 though, on which on NG I missed Ashen City or whatever it was called where the Dragon that allowed you to enter the covenant lies, and later discovered it by accident on NG+ and being amazed). For example, I think this does not work with the Bonfire Ascetics, but Heide knights now drop armor instead of weapons.

And Bosses also give you a second different soul, which can be made to craft new unique weapons.

 

I can understand, however, that after 100 hours one can be satisfied :)

Yeah I've got to leave some incentive to buy it again on ps4 :)

It's just that bonfire ascetics and fast travel also have their downside in making my memory of the game a more fragmented one. DS1's world remains the clearer mental image after 100 hours of DS2. I found great hollow and ashen lake on my first play through, that descent followed by discovering ashen lake was epic. I found the painted world of Aramis on my 2nd run, awesome new discovery.



I have just noticed that Dark Souls 2 is the highest rated in the franchise according to Metacritic
91 based on 68 reviews for the PS3 version, 92 based on 29 reviews for the 360 version. Nice

So, is anyone interested in getting the platinum?, it requires to beat the game 3 times. I will get it eventually.



I've only finished NG+ once, I'm still making new characters to experiment with weapons and spells (early game mace power stance OP btw), trophies are really easy to get anyway, just play through the game normally once you'll get pretty much everything, farm mad warrior and falconers for convenant spells, then run to NG2+ and buy the few hard to get spells from the chancellor dude and you're done.



 

does anyone know of a Greatsword which is better than the Drangleic greatsword? ive been using this sword since very early in the game when you get the whole set and its now fully upgraded using twinkling titanite. i just wondered whether there's another greatsword which is better.



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You can purchase a Claymore from Vengarl in the Shaded Woods. I personally like the Claymore's move set, and it's easily upgradeable with standard Titanite ore. Then there are the different Boss Weapon greatswords which might be more useful if you're planning on making a buff build (e.g., Thorned Greatsword, Defender Greatsword, Watcher Greatsword, etc.).

I'm currently on NG++ and attempting a no death run again (I attempted a no death + no bonfire rest run in NG+, but only succeeded in the latter due to an incredibly stupid death of falling in an optional area that I shouldn't have even been in). I'm about to face the Lost Sinner with those damn pyromancers again, hopefully I won't die, lol.



turns out the claymore still isnt as good as the Drangliec sword when fully upgraded, so i went for the Black knight great sword thinking that that would definitely be better than the Drangleic sword when fully upgraded but niether is that. I truly think that the Drangleic great sword, although found very early in the game is the best great sword in the game.I tryed 2 boss weapon great swords but they didnt come close to it.



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StokedUp said:
turns out the claymore still isnt as good as the Drangliec sword when fully upgraded, so i went for the Black knight great sword thinking that that would definitely be better than the Drangleic sword when fully upgraded but niether is that. I truly think that the Drangleic great sword, although found very early in the game is the best great sword in the game.I tryed 2 boss weapon great swords but they didnt come close to it.


The average Greatsword (+10) does 400 base physical damage and scales very good with strength (A).

I modified it to Lightning Greatsword +10, scaling with both strength and faith. It does about 660 total damage, 330 physical and 330 lightning damage. Stat at 50 for both strength and faith.

Not sure how Drangleic sword is compared though.



for me moveset > damage, unless it's the difference between one shotting and two shotting an enemy, damage means nothing, if you still have to kill an enemy with 2 hits anyway, what does it matter how much damage you would do with a single hit ? Claymore has one of the best movesets in the game, especially two handed attacks, R2 has a spear level of reach and R1 is still the trusty horizontal swing, which is alot better than the new vertical slash imo.

also the in game Greatsword is not a greatsowrd class weapon, it's an ultra greatsword, so naturally it will do way more damage than greatswords.



 

I'm not a fan of the ultra great swords, there too big, heavy and slow, they do a good amount of damage but I always find I slaughtered when fighting a dark phantom who has the normal greatsword weapons simply because they swing faster and take less stamina too do so.

I'll stick to the drangleic+5 as it seems to be the best for me. I think the one sword that could be better is the mirrah greatsword because although it's max upgraded physical is 250 it has a bonus parameter of 'A' for dexterity and 'C' for strength while the drangleic is B for DEX



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