Garl wins. Dark souls physics vs demons souls physics. Garl Vinland whips bramd around like nothing, tarkus swings far too slowly. Plus, garl has the beautiful rolling two handed strike. Tarkus has no chance.
Not to mention Garl Vinland is one of the most manly game characters ever. Tarkus just kinda stands around being tarkus and beating up massive robotic suits of armor.
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Garl easily, he'd parry and riposte the hell out of ol' tarkus. I still remember the first time I fought Garl with the moonlight sword and was all "haha screw your shield Garl!" Then he parried me. I died.
Tarkus vs Biorr would make a more even matchup, prob'ly.
Even so, Garl would probably win. He lives in a toxic swamp with no ill consequences and actually uses a shield - an incredibly broken one at that. If he doesn't lose his footing, I don't think Garl would lose here.
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Well, Tarkus doesn't use any magic so the shield wouldn't be an issue for Tarkus. Tarkus's tower shield I imagine has much higher stability versus Vinland's shield is medium with 100% magic reduction. Vinland is great at parrying and has a better move-set with the Bramd.