Best upgrade path to get the most out of Great Scythe?

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5 years ago#1
I'm rolling with a DEX build and am wondering what upgrade path I should take to optimize this weapon. I'm also trying to figure out around how much DEX I should have by 120 to optimize this weapon.

VIT: 50
ATT: 8
END: 40
STR: 14
DEX: ?
RES: 11
INT: 9
FAI: 9

I'm thinking this is what I'll look like for the most part, but am wondering to what extent my DEX should be raised to.
5 years ago#2
Surely someone can at least lead me on the right upgrade path?
5 years ago#3
Lightning great scythe is pretty awesome. But extra DEX won't make it do more damage.
5 years ago#4
for a dex build, the normal upgrade would be best, as it already scales well with dex

a warrior with those stats would give you 61 dex at SL120, which might be a bit much. maybe invest in a little int or faith for a buff spell
5 years ago#5

I went with the lightening great scythe since it gives large damage fairly early in the game.

5 years ago#6
You can also make a Life Hunt out of it. Probably the best path for it against organic enemies.
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5 years ago#7
Do not make a Lifehunt Scythe out of a Great Scythe. You only get one Great Scythe per playthrough, and it's a solid weapon with advantages to the Lifehunt Scythe, including range. Make a Lifehunt Scythe out of a whip or halberd.
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5 years ago#8
I'm really trying to figure out what to upgrade for PvP. Would it be more worthwhile to +15 it or go with an elemental path?
5 years ago#9
Just +15 it. +15 will get the most damage output. Also, since all the good moves for Great Scythe are R2s anyways, the poking ability will be good. It'll only take 3 or so R2s to kill a person provided they aren't shielding.
5 years ago#10
Raven, what should my DEX be at for SL 120? If I have a lot of extra points what should I invest in?
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