Ricard's Rapier or Balder Side Sword?

#1GeoffmeisterPosted 1/16/2012 5:10:37 PM
Never used these thrust weapons before, which is better?
Ricards moveset is interesting, though I'll doubt it'll hit much.
Balder's has more damage

(Going lightning anyway)
#2GuyIncognito_Posted 1/16/2012 5:15:46 PM
Estoc. It's around as long as the balder side sword and does around the same backstab damage as a rapier. Also, the estoc horizontal swipe comes in handy when the opponent is one hit from dying and keeps rolling away.
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#3Geoffmeister(Topic Creator)Posted 1/16/2012 5:16:33 PM
lol.. already upgraded both to +10, but doesnt matter.
Where is this mystical estoc?
#4Tad_DaintyPosted 1/16/2012 5:16:43 PM
You pretty much said it.. .Ricard's has the power attack combo going for it, which is wicked only when it actually works. The Balder sword never lets you down; the thrust attacks are powerful and very easy to use unlike some of the slower R2 attacks in the game.

and I prefer wielding a longsword with a good front kick over that weird rapier dodge move that can cause you to accidentally fall off things.
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#5Oni_TatsujinPosted 1/16/2012 5:18:36 PM
Geoffmeister posted...
Where is this mystical estoc?

Go down to New Londo Ruins and get to that blue pot with the body in it... The one that drops 2 Transient Curses. It's right before the wooden plank bridge leading into the area with the first ghosts.

Just get to that pot and... turn around :)
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#6Geoffmeister(Topic Creator)Posted 1/16/2012 5:21:22 PM
Thx, got the sword... All these movesets are fun it seems. Damn, only have 1 more slab :(
Btw, these swords seem pretty trollish too
#7GuyIncognito_Posted 1/16/2012 5:23:44 PM
Geoffmeister posted...
Where is this mystical estoc?

The area in New Londo with the peaceful dredglings. You can get it right after arriving in Lordran.

Here's me as a red phantom with the estoc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn1kLzpUozo

:3
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#8Drak_the_ShadowPosted 1/16/2012 5:24:25 PM
Geoffmeister posted...
Thx, got the sword... All these movesets are fun it seems. Damn, only have 1 more slab :(
Btw, these swords seem pretty trollish too


What SL are you? I can trade you a spare slab I have.
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#9ponoponPosted 1/16/2012 5:24:27 PM
I love balder and always advocate for it but I think whenever I try to use it with a dex build I always just go back to a katana because of bleed.

Regardless, Balder > Ricard's in my opinion.
#10Geoffmeister(Topic Creator)Posted 1/16/2012 5:25:48 PM
haha fun vid.
Btw: Estoc's critical is 100? Why would it do more backstab damage?