Washing Pole - Best "Setup"?

#1BladeX33Posted 10/16/2011 10:51:59 PM
Hey,

I'm thinking of using the Washing Pole as my main weapon, however I'm not sure what the best setup for it is.

I've read that scaling is better over Lightning in higher levels due to resistance, but how does one build properly with the Washing Pole +15? A balance between Str/Dex and Int for Crystal Magic Weapon buff?

Or perhaps just go with an Elemental upgrade path on the Washing Pole?

Thoughts?
#2Mud_ChanPosted 10/16/2011 10:59:31 PM
The D/D scaling is pretty bad, and there is no way around that. However, along the magic or enchanted path its scaling let's it do more damage than an uchi along those paths. So those are two good choices.

I'm actually making a cmw iaito build with magic washing pole on the side. If you're interested in some numbers on the different possibilities, see the link in my sig.
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#3BladeX33(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2011 11:36:25 PM
Hrm, I'm messing with the numbers for +15, but balancing Str and Dex, let's say 20s to 25s, the Washing Pole beats the Uchi by a few in terms of damage. Now, including Crystal Magic Weapon buff (Or simply Greater Magic?) on that, how do you think the damage is compared to an elemental path?
#4BladeX33(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2011 11:45:29 PM
Bump.
#5illmatic8Posted 10/16/2011 11:50:04 PM
I made a build around washing pole and weapons like it that scale with two stats.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/606312-dark-souls/60674132
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#6BladeX33(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2011 11:59:10 PM
This brings up another question however, what is the "standard" SL PVP range?
#7Mud_ChanPosted 10/17/2011 12:06:50 AM
Neo Demon Hunter posted...
This brings up another question however, what is the "standard" SL PVP range?

Nothing set in stone yet, but following the diminishing return lines for builds that can beat lightning +5, right around 125 to 130.
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#8BladeX33(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2011 12:11:26 AM
So, pretty much if you're planning to go above SL 100, stick with scaling, where as anything under, stick with elemental.

How would the build work for the Washing Pole though? Assuming choosing the elemental path. (Thanks to illmatic for a general idea for SL of ~150)
#9XenoMechaPosted 10/17/2011 12:17:42 AM
I do believe that elemental weapons are amazing until sl120 maybe 140. Yes the scaled weapons may hit harder (not by much) but the elemental weapons allow you pump up vit/end which imo is more important. Get a lightning and fire +5 for those who go for either resist.
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#10illmatic8Posted 10/17/2011 1:08:07 AM
Builds that use scaled weapons can also have 50 Vit and 40 End at SL-130ish so it's not a problem.
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