Black Knight Greatwords are OP in every game, so go for it. Faith in Dark Souls 2 … If you decide that you'd like to throw hexes into your build, then you'll definitely want the Crypt Blacksword. DARK SOULS™ III. Rings - plenty of options. Strike damage. You might still consider the Astora one, though, as it has an unparriable rolling attack that counts as thrust and has hyperarmor (so use it with leo ring for 2 hit kills with 0 risk). (Sotfs) Close. What would be the best version of that type of greatsword, in this game? Most Greatswords are best at 40/40, since they scale with both Dex and Str equally, usually. 1.0k. The Royal Greatsword is... Ok and has B STR scaling. Image. There are two different stages in this boss fight. You're a being that has been forced into existence for a specific purpose and are directly tied to the cycle. Located on a corpse in the graveyard between the Firelink Shrine and The Catacombs behind three Skeletons and one Giant Skeleton. At first glance, the Claymore might not seem worth the effort. The main thing is that most greatswords have irritating 2h r1 attacks, whereas the claymore 1h and 2h are essentially the same. Funny thing is that greatswords tend to be DEX weapons. Thanks for the reply! Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I've beaten the abyss watchers but not ventured far into the catacombs. It’s essential a great hammer. It's heavy though. I can't stop thinking about this game sorry :P I'm at work now hehe. You won’t have the move set but power stance knocks a lot of enemies down. 2.2k. In terms of builds, I was planning on going pure strength, but do you have a sense of what constitutes a strength versus deck build, numbers wise? Facu. Is it worth dipping into dex just to go flamberge over mastodon? Embered. I do already have it, though I think it has a faith requirement I was nowhere near meeting. I have one infused with dark and it's like 660 AR or something absurd with 40 str 20 dex 30 int 30 fai. ... and at 120 sl people don't have enough health to take more than 3-4 hits from my Heavy Exile greatsword. Chloranthy Ring is a good addition. Posted by. Ultra Greatswords also have a large radius swing, making enemy players who aim for backstabs easier to handle in medium range. I am currently using the Hollowslayer Greatsword, but I was wondering whether there is a definite best weapon in those categories, or at least some really good ones. 5.6k. Greatswords - Dark Souls 2. Kings’s ultra Greatsword for Vendricks soul. In Dark Souls 1 you're the Chosen Undead. I’ll have to give it a try tomorrow. The only strength weapons that can rival it are Dragonslayer Greataxe and Ledo's Hammer. Your opponent will surely back off after eating several hits in a row. Playing passive and reactive to everything your opponent does is easy to do in dark souls. it was nerfed, isn't it? I'm currently in cathedral of the deep. It lies in a chest behind an illusory wall right near the entrance to Belfry Sol. 5 days ago. Soldier's - I only use this as an emergency to stay under 70% burden for rolls, since the Dragon rings have more to offer. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 3 days ago. Good in the early, mid and … Image. Also, as a follow-up, should I be using any particular imbues or equipment? You can infuse it and run min stats to good effect, or you can go quality and get probably similar results. Currently using the BKS and loving it, but to be honest the R2 does leave a bit to be desired. Black Knight Greatsword is very strong later on as you near endgame and NG+, it has an amazing moveset and like 550 AR with 40 str 20 dex 40 int 12 fai. The strongest greatsword in the game is technically the Ruler's Sword. It'll r*pe them. I also have a Mastodon gs +10 and a Lightning Defender Greatsword +4 but also have a Watcher Greatsword +2 and Fire Black Knight Greatsword +5 so im mostly in the mix between BKG or the Defender Greatsword or if theirs something else that could be better damageing wise like the Mastrodon Greatsword … DARK SOULS™ III > General Discussions > Topic Details. It's an absolute monster, but it has an innate dark infusion that shows its true potential in the hands of a str/hex build. 164k. 11. There are two different stages in this boss fight. When I first picked up this weapon the lack of swinging r1's made me take a pass, but now it's one of my favorites! Close. The estoc, like the other thrusting swords, isn't very strong on its own but with the right build … Dark Souls 3: The 10 Best Quality Build Weapons, Ranked Dark Souls 3 may be a tough game, but these weapons will make tings a little easier on you. By Abdul Saad Jun 25, 2020 I'm using an astora greatsword +3 with a sharp gem. Also, it has a Greataxe moveset instead of an Ultra Greatsword one (that I find preferable) , which means you can pancake enemies with it. Not at my computer so I can’t say for sure, but I was eyeing that one! Thank you for the reply! For Dark Souls III on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Wich is the best ultra greatsword? ? Thank you for the list! < > Showing 1-15 of 32 comments . The Mastodon Greatsword might suit. Posted by. For a straight strength-focused build, the Greatsword is probably the better choice though. Heavy Greatsword 2 handed at 66 strength has 676 AR which is more than Fume Greatsword so it's pretty much the best ultra greatsword for strength builds. 2 days ago. The fan-favorite greatsword in the game is the Man Serpent Greatsword, it has a good moveset, good attack rate, great scaling and high base damage. Created Jan 20, 2013. Best Greatsword? I wonder what Greatswords have the best moveset, and what shares that. Top posts july 17th 2017 Top posts of july, 2017 Top posts 2017. help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. Greatswords are powerful blades with a wide swing radius and long reaching attacks, enabling the wielder to target multiple opponents within the radius of the swing motion. So Claymore is more DEX and less STR, and BKS is more STR and less DEX? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. But whatever you wear, you'll want some decent poise so that you don't get interrupted on those slow GS swings. I've heard that the Claymore is really solid, but can't be arsed to do anything in the Shaded Woods. Except that in DS2, not only do they lack their unique heavy attacks, but also have faith int requirements. Each strike with these weapons has the wielders full weight behind them to maximize the damage they do. Butcher's Knife. But it doesn't seem to combo at all. I think I'm SL 40 or so with about 23 STR and 20 DEX at the moment. Join. Strength scailing is a s max upgrade. C. Jun 2, 2017 @ 4:48am Best greatsword for pve and pvp? Reasonably fast horizontal swing, decent scaling with strength? I think if I had to pick any weapon for a ng run, it'd be the claymore. Hi all! u/onepunchmanu. In Dark Souls 3 you're Unkindled Ash. There technically is one greatsword that can outperform all of these no matter what the build as long as you give it the corresponding infusion best for said build...but that comes at a massive cost. Main article: Weapon Types Greatswords are a type of weapon in Dark Souls. It might seem odd to see a knife rank so high on the list, but veterans of Dark Souls … 5. Yhorm's machete is also pretty good but I prefer dragonslayer's because the weapon art is much better. Greatswords continue the natural evolution process from Daggers to Straight Swords, by sacrificing speed for additional attack power. Faith wasn't always a terrible stat to invest in like it is in Dark Souls 3. 4.4k. The Ruler's Sword, if holding 1 million (yes, a freaking million) souls will pretty much eclipse the other greatswords but the matchmaking disparage that creates will have you facing against people doubled your SL if you plan on doing any consistent SM-based PvP. Also, I think the OP wanted to hear about greatsword class weapons, not Ultras? Decent roll attacks. The Claymore has good moveset but not great scaling. Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly: Moonlight Butterfly Horn (Ascend a +10 Spear. ! I’m using a ring of blades +1 and a stone ring at he moment. Claymore is easily the best greatsword in the game, though it only truly shines over the Black Knight Sword when you have high stats (go for 27 str, 40 dex) and the sword is +15. Image. For other uses, see Greatswords (disambiguation). Online. In Dark Souls 2 you're the Bearer of the Curse. 4.4k. Today we'll go through my top 5 picks for best greatswords in Dark Souls 3. I had some trouble tracking down any definitive lists, hence the reddit post. But hey, it's good fashion, so whatever. Thanks in advance and praise the sun!! BKGS is better. The main "con" is the amount of Demon Titanite needed to level it up. The catch is though that it's only that powerful if you're holding over a million souls, so it's not really an option until you're pretty much done leveling, and you need ring of life protection on at all times because losing that many souls is catastrophic. So, I'm using a Black Knight Greatsword +5, and with my current str/dex at 32/18 i hit for something like 500-700 with power hits, and around 1000 with plunging attacks. That means it fits well into basically any playstyle. Is there a more preferential one to be using at this point in the game? Made it to Drangleic Castle at this point. Thank you! I've seen some videos where dudes using Claymore do some decent damage as well, but i would like to keep using a big ass sword like my BK Greatsword. 6.7k Posted by u/mylittlebrony3000 6 days ago Image. Just grabbed the mastodon, I like the extra reach over the bastard sword but am a bit bummed that the swings take the extra stamina comparatively. I like the flamboyant style of Flamberge etc. I really like claymore for its 1handed strong attack combo, it's length is good and stamina usage is okish, As a dex build I'm using mirrah greatsword instead and I love it. Gravelord Sword is pretty great, and doesn't require any additional stat investment from what you have now (besides the 1 str needed to one hand) since its scaling is so low and its base damage so high. Join. Ashen Ones. First and foremost, you have to contend with him while he’s on his incredibly gigantic dragon, Stormdrake, who doesn’t look that pleased to see you. You're the pivotal part of an ancient prophecy and you're destined to alter the fate of the current cycle. Crystal Ring Shield (Ascend a +10 standart shield or buckler. Posted by. Makes sense since it’s heavier, of course. Looking for a weapon that has a decently fast r1 in a horizontal sweep, and ideally scales well with strength. 385k. Thanks for the very awesome detailed answer Nemke and you did give me some good thoughts. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Dark Souls 3’s The Nameless King is arguably one of the best yet hardest bosses out there. Estoc. Its 1h moveset is inferior, and it uses the rarest upgrade material. At 50/50 str/dex the greatsword outdamages the Pursuers sword. The strongest greatsword in the game is technically the Ruler's Sword. Anyway! Members. Created Dec 8, 2012. use the fume ultra greatsword. ". Do you mind me asking if this information was from any specific source? All Discussions ... Then I did a quality build and used SS and found that they were best weapons for pve. Most will say that the Greatsword (actual name, but it's an Ultra Greatsword) is the best. For base ng, claymore at 40/40 still outdamages the mirrah greatsword, so there's something to be said about superior base damage. : darksouls3. I have one infused with dark and it's like 660 AR or something absurd with 40 str 20 dex 30 int 30 fai. Via: u/corruptsoul98 (Reddit) Received in trade from the Weaponsmith Ornifex for the Old Dead One Soul, the Crypt Blacksword is one of the most unique ultra greatswords in Dark Souls II, but it … Best build for Lothric Knight Greatsword? Best ultra greatsword? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. There isn't an objective "best" greatsword, but there is one of many greatsword that's the best for all build categories: -Black Knight GS= best for Fire/pyro oriented builds, -Mastodon GS= best for pure Strength builds, -Defender's GS= best for Faith/miracle builds, -Moonlight GS= best for Int/sorcery builds, -Bluemoon GS= best for low SM, Raw builds (powerful twink weapon). u/pjaytw. The only reasons you would use the pugs from a gameplay standpoint is the slightly higher counter damage and the slightly lower weight imo. Best (Ultra-)Greatsword in Dark Souls 3 The title says all, but I am going to make a strength build in Dark Souls 3, and aiming for a Greatsword/Ultragreatsword build. I'd recommend Chloranthy to help manage those stamina-hungry swings, Giants if you want/need more poise. Clicking on any of the names of the Ultra Greatswords will give you detailed information about that weapon on a separate page. 4.9k. Paladin. Any other greatswords I should look out for? Pursuer's requires 8 more in dex, and scales great with strength and decent with dex, while the regular Greatsword scales amazingly with strength and barely with dex. The world of Dark Souls 3 is littered with hollow enemies and hollow bosses which makes the Hollowslayer Greatsword a… Posted by 3 ... A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Spacecadett. I probably should also mention that I’m pretty much just a pve player, if that is relevant. I like the bastard sword and the old knight greatsword, though the latter has an unfortunately low durability. Bastard Sword and Claymore are good mid-game greatswords. Currently a STR/DEX build. ... A community dedicated to Dark Souls 2, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One. Posted by. I definitely want to try that one out once I’m further along, the scaling alone looked amazing! #13. Jun 2, 2017 @ 4:50am Claymore is one of the best, I'd say. Been playing through sotfs for the first time after beating ds1 and doing some content with a friend in ds3. If you're looking an ultra with fire damage, you might as well grab another ultra with high base damage and infuse buff with fire. A community dedicated to Dark Souls I, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360/One, and Switch (Remastered). Edit - as far as equipment, I probably can't offer the best advice as I usually go for fashion souls, since I usually focus on rolls/dodging. A community dedicated to Dark Souls 2, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One. While I don't necessarily disagree, I like the Pursuer's Ultra Greatsword more. Press J to jump to the feed. Yeah, FUGS is really weak now. u/T-r-o-n-c-a-T. 2 days ago. New to dark souls 3 and I'm liking the idea of rocking a greatsword. There are some that will fit well into any build: 1st/2nd/3rd Dragon Rings - you can always use more health, stamina, and equip load, esp if you're running with heavy armor and Ultra weapons. It’s slow for a sword but faster than the hammers. Black Knight Greatsword is very strong later on as you near endgame and NG+, it has an amazing moveset and like 550 AR with 40 str 20 dex 40 int 12 fai. Edit: and just in case, you have 4 ring slots. I do really like BKS, and feel quite skilled with it, but not sure how much I should invest into it. It’s less glamorous than the Zweihander, doesn’t have as… Posted by 2 years ago. Greatswords are a Weapon Category in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. u/MilkyJoeKid. I'm open to experimenting with others. Lookin to run a greatsword build as I’ve been enjoying one handing one in ds3 with a shield. Below is a list of all the Ultra Greatswords and their base stats in Dark Souls. 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