It's similar to Demon's Souls, but I am wondering if there is an upgrade path that DOES NOT start with Titanite? Sort of like the Colorless Souls in Demon's.
I ask because the Grass Crest is AWESOME, it'll definitely be a major piece of my load-out throughout the entire game so I don't want to upgrade it down one path and later find out that there is a different and better path.
So do I have anything to lose by upgrading it with Titanite? Does anyone have a link that fully explains the upgrade system?