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. --- Add me! PSN ID: Jayblah - Dark Souls: SL 120 (Non-Scaling VIT Gouge), 125 (DEX/FAI), & 130 (STR/INT)
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.