Weapons for mages?

#1Thunder_SniperPosted 10/3/2011 2:36:53 PM
Just a quick question for those who have had the pleasure to experience Dark Souls already. In Demon's Souls, most mage/magic-based characters seemed to use the Uchigatana and the Moon Winged Spear and other stuff because you could upgrade them to do physical damage through your magic stat. Is there a similar situation in Dark Souls where there are preferred/specialized weapons/weapon types for mages?

More specifically, if I play a Sorcerer can I be running around with a Katana or a Scythe and not get railroaded?


Also just a confirmation: if I pick to start as a Sorcerer, I can learn spells from Pyromancy/Faith if I spec myself correctly and have the right catalysts?
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#2FrozenYogurtftwPosted 10/3/2011 2:41:06 PM
There's an upgrade branch that gives an A scale in Int, so yeah you can run around with katanas and such as long as you upgrade along that.
#3overture2112Posted 10/3/2011 2:48:06 PM
Yes, you can use any type of magic if you start as a Sorc as long as you obtain the correct catalyst.

In addition to the upgrade paths that increase Int scaling, there's also a few unique weapons that scale based on Int (see http://w.livedoor.jp/project_dark/d/%b7%f5 for example)
#4JitawaPosted 10/3/2011 3:25:55 PM
Note that spells have hard stat requirements, so to get a certain miracle, you might need 36 faith or some such. You may find it difficult to do a pronounced faith/int split on your stats. Also, if you were leveling faith on par int, you could use a faith scaling weapon instead.

The upgrade path that "can" hit A scaling for int is very high as well.