Do ultra-greatswords swing faster when two-handed?

#1nubs222Posted 11/30/2012 4:26:46 PM
I just noticed this the other day and wasn't sure. I tried testing it out but it was hard to tell. The only downside is that the two-handed swings take so much stamina that it almost seems like it's not worth it.
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#2CorrustPosted 11/30/2012 4:28:03 PM
All weapons swing faster 2-handed.
#3nubs222(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2012 4:41:03 PM
From: Corrust | #002
All weapons swing faster 2-handed.


Um...I don't think so. I'm pretty sure most weapons keep the same speed whether one-handed or two-handed and I know of at least one weapon type where that is clearly false: greatswords.
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#4Redjoker777Posted 11/30/2012 5:10:19 PM
I believe someone said swing velocity is the same no matter what. It is recovery time you want to look at.
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#5lucky_sharm19Posted 11/30/2012 5:13:21 PM
It's a lot faster swinging two-handed. Trying to swing any ultra-greatsword one handed is like trying to swing a weapon without enough STR.
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#6shadowsofdawnPosted 11/30/2012 5:21:10 PM
Nope, same exact swing speed. But they do more damage, have better poise damage, and the zwei/greatsword have solid stunlock ability 2H.
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#7nubs222(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2012 5:23:19 PM
Is there any reason to use an ultra-greatsword over the BKGA? The BKGA is just faster and has comparable AP.
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#8FruitOfTheDoomPosted 11/30/2012 6:04:27 PM(edited)
nubs222 posted...
Is there any reason to use an ultra-greatsword over the BKGA? The BKGA is just faster and has comparable AP.


The zweihander is lighter, has better range, a better moveset, and horizontal swings that allow for easy (sometimes even unintentional) dead-angling.

Edit: For example, people trying to circle around you with their shield up for a backstab can get dead-angled by the edge of the swing. I kept doing it to a darkwraith once. Every time he would run away to pop a humanity, then return to try again. Eventually he got stunlocked and died. I didn't know about dead-angling at the time, so I wasn't sure what was happening and he probably didn't either, or he wouldn't have continued to do the same thing over and over.
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#9lucky_sharm19Posted 12/1/2012 2:54:27 AM
FruitOfTheDoom posted...
nubs222 posted...
Is there any reason to use an ultra-greatsword over the BKGA? The BKGA is just faster and has comparable AP.


The zweihander is lighter, has better range, a better moveset, and horizontal swings that allow for easy (sometimes even unintentional) dead-angling.

Edit: For example, people trying to circle around you with their shield up for a backstab can get dead-angled by the edge of the swing. I kept doing it to a darkwraith once. Every time he would run away to pop a humanity, then return to try again. Eventually he got stunlocked and died. I didn't know about dead-angling at the time, so I wasn't sure what was happening and he probably didn't either, or he wouldn't have continued to do the same thing over and over.


Same here...when I first started doing PVP I won a lot of fights simply by spamming R1 with my +10 Fire Zweihander. It'd always catch the fishers. It's such an easy weapon to parry, too, I'm surprised that I wasn't riposted more often.
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