Ricard's Rapier or Balder Side Sword?

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4 years ago#1
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)
4 years ago#2
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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4 years ago#3
lol.. already upgraded both to +10, but doesnt matter.
Where is this mystical estoc?
4 years ago#4
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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4 years ago#5
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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4 years ago#6
Thx, got the sword... All these movesets are fun it seems. Damn, only have 1 more slab :(
Btw, these swords seem pretty trollish too
4 years ago#7
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

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4 years ago#8
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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4 years ago#9
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.
4 years ago#10
haha fun vid.
Btw: Estoc's critical is 100? Why would it do more backstab damage?
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