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?
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.
Demon's Souls/Dark Souls Stat and Weapon Calcs http://sites.google.com/site/darksoulstats/
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?
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.