Pure Dex: Weapons better at +15 or elemental?

#11MoonlightTrollPosted 11/10/2012 10:57:38 PM
If elementals were stronger than +15 even when you have 45 dex, then nobody would ever use them. Obviously you want to use the scaling upgrade path if you are going to have a ton of points in the stat.
#12Number4Rocket(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 11:01:40 PM
My thought was that if the damage was really close, people would use them(+15) if they buff with sorcery/miracles.

I just wanted to make sure they are still more powerful at +15 with a complete buffing lack.
#13X-PICU-XPosted 11/10/2012 11:13:15 PM
If you want to use a uchi elemental then leave the 14str & 14dex like that, but if you want +15 then raise it to 40dex. To use elementals is always better to leave the requirements at base since they lose the scaling & get max dmg at +5. I think a +15 with 40dex & pine resin does more dmg. 45dex only add 5 points of dmg to your attack, so it is use for pyromancy casting speed really. Hope this had help.
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#14Number4Rocket(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 11:36:47 PM
Yup, that did help summarize my situation.

14 strength seems to be enough to use all the katanas, scythes, straight swords, and daggers I could want to.

If DEX scaling barely changes past 40 though, I'm not sure if I wanna go to 45 anymore. I don't think those 5 extra points would up the casting speed significantly enough...
#15Number4Rocket(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 11:38:31 PM
Oh wait, DEX apparently affects casting speed only between 35 to 45.

So I guess those 5 points would be making quite a difference.

45 IT IS!
#16Number4Rocket(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 11:54:46 PM
Follow-up, is 125 the "typical" SL now instead of 120?

I mean, either way, I think I'm good, 41 VIT at 120, would be 46 VIT at 125. Or if I wanna be crazy I could add those 5 SLs to Attunement to get another spell slot for a total of 7, but that seems almost too much.

Either way, are most people stopping at 120 or 125 these days?
#17X-PICU-XPosted 11/11/2012 9:06:07 AM
Number4Rocket posted...
Oh wait, DEX apparently affects casting speed only between 35 to 45.

So I guess those 5 points would be making quite a difference.

45 IT IS!


then if you like throwing fire balls around like crazy then yeah 45dex. I always stop in 40dex cause I fight melee only. Maybe 1 day I'll try tossing fire around, looks fun. In SL department, I stop at 120, but if you want those extra points (5) then go ahead. Have fun.
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#18DJ_0000Posted 11/11/2012 9:13:36 AM
Just to add to this, I would suggest going to 16 STR, at this point you have access to both the Chaos Blade and Silver Knight Spear which are pretty much all you need.

I like to mix Shotel, Estoc, Iaito, Dark Silver Tracer and Compositie Bow in depending on what I feel like playing with.
#19Savra104Posted 11/11/2012 9:17:13 AM
Number4Rocket posted...
Follow-up, is 125 the "typical" SL now instead of 120?

I mean, either way, I think I'm good, 41 VIT at 120, would be 46 VIT at 125. Or if I wanna be crazy I could add those 5 SLs to Attunement to get another spell slot for a total of 7, but that seems almost too much.

Either way, are most people stopping at 120 or 125 these days?


Both. Some people even go to 130 too (usually Darkmoon).

And then there are the people that want to go into "I CAN DO EVERYTHING!!!" territory.