what does having high dexterity do?

#1Hiei_the_SternPosted 10/7/2011 2:38:33 AM
Aside from weapon scaling of course. Strength allows you to swing faster.

I used to believe dexterity has to do with rolling, but that's been proven wrong.g right?
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#2JimDandDPosted 10/7/2011 2:40:18 AM
Well it lets you equip better bows and increases damage with bows by more per point than strength. If you use bows a lot it's a good stat to level.
#3Hiei_the_Stern(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2011 2:46:06 AM
I appreciate your information :) but yes aside from weapon damage raising and requirement? Any secondary effect? Maybe run faster?
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#4themyth01Posted 10/7/2011 2:47:18 AM
http://darksouls.wikidot.com/dexterity
#5Zio_DynePosted 10/7/2011 2:47:57 AM
If it's like Demon's Souls, you'll take less damage from falls, but I'm not sure if it is...
#6ArylliesPosted 10/7/2011 2:48:42 AM
Dexterity was supposed to improve your movement at a high level.
As you said, the rolling becoming a backflip was proven to be the sole effect of a certain ring.
I have been asking your question on these forums but no convincing answer.

Some say DEX increases your rolling speed itself as well as the distance you roll. Hasn't been verified.

Some people say they lvl 10 warrior with 13 dex moves just as fast as their thief with 30 dex...


When it comes to STR, NO ONE has been able to provide me with clear cut evidence of any improvement regarding the attack speed.

More importantly, the official guide makes no mention at all of those two facts.

In conclusion, I do not believe those two stats to have any secondary effect at the moment apart from scaling with appropriate weapons.

And that's a shame.


Of course, I would love to be proven wrong so please guys, do so.
#7Shazow3987Posted 10/7/2011 2:49:11 AM
themyth01 posted...
http://darksouls.wikidot.com/dexterity

the wiki for dex is so trash.. (for now).... increase roll speed? reallllyyyy? com'on now..
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#8ArylliesPosted 10/7/2011 2:51:42 AM
The dark souls wiki is indeed not very accurate at the moment.

It still states that there MIGHT be the 'second chance' spell in this game and that the pre requisite would be faith 20. It has been proven that it is NOT in this game. The wiki isn't a valid source at the moment.

As I said... the official (and excellent) guide by Future Press makes no mention at all of those two stats increasing movement rolling speed or swinging speed.

It is a shame in the sense that i believe this would have really improved the variety of builds going around.
#9Hiei_the_Stern(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2011 2:53:02 AM
Oh!! Been strength secondary effect has yet to be 100% proven? That's a shame ;_; now i regret pumping so much into dexterity when i can just turn the weapons into non scaling types and focus on vital. I see a lot of pvp people do that.
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#10ArylliesPosted 10/7/2011 2:57:09 AM
The only people who have answered me both on english and japanese forums have told me of no noticeable difference in swinging speed with STR.

I wonder where the wiki picked that up honestly, I was really hoping for a significant change for some weapons like the Hallberd etc. Their move set is so terrible it got me hoping for the rumour to be true.

So yes, both the secondry effect of DEX and STR remain to be proven. So far, judging from the info and testimonies from other players, the answer is no.