I miss Demon Soul's Spiked Shield. With the way it worked (you're blocking while attacking) and 100% physical block, I maxed it (ordinary +'s) and used it for 90% of the game to rush dudes with my mage guy to great effect, until I got that big endgame sword that functions on your "Whiteness".
It's there in Dark Souls, but harder to get, and no 100% physical block :(
^^ I use Chameleon, but your restricted to standing in one place and waiting for someone to walk by so you can backstab them and thats only if they dont smash everything they see hoping Rupees are gonna pop out lol. Also since Invaders get the radiation treatment they cant use the Fog ring so its a Host play only ring and even then your still quite visible unless your standing perfectly still in which case Chameleon trumps it.
true but I have found that ppl will search out chameleon first thing though if you don't bum rush them after they/you spawn. Making use of staying behind trees will help with your visibility greatly. However this is useful only in the forest which truly does show how much it fails...:(
A lot had been said, rolling attack in Gaxe, a limited 3 hits combo with different animations and finishers, the knock back, the knock down of GS and the ability to hit you on the ground, wider movesets, stealth, clerics being clerics with heal stuff, etc.