They are all good, and may the person who said a +15 Washing Pole is crap encounter me some times. That range and speed being enchantable is lethal, and it has only about 30 AR less than an Uchigatana.
But yeah, the Chaos Blade is unfortunately under average, but sometimes I use it for style points.
Oni_Tatsujin posted... Washing Pole's incredible range has turned the tide more than once for me, both in PvP and PvE. The sprinting one handed attack and one handed R2 have impressive speed and range...
Sure, the stat scaling sucks, but that's what Elemental weapons are for.
I entirely agree. A Lightning Washing Pole +15 is a great answer for PvPing as it's light, quick and has a lot of range. You also get the lightning damage and 300 bleed. The weapon simply works well against many other weapons - fast enough to get by heavy weapons, long enough to out-range smaller weapons. It's great at keeping backstabbers away and has enough reach with the stab to compete with most spears.
The only real weakness is it's low durability... in which case, just bring some Repair Powder.