weak dark magic?

#1sillywillyphilPosted 2/3/2013 11:15:55 AM
I have around 40 intel and 40 str, and a full hit from dark beads only does like 400 on most bosses. Meanwhile my +15 club is doing more than that.

Why is this happening? I've seen people online doing like 2000 dmg with it and not with power within or anything like that.
#2orphanjohnPosted 2/3/2013 11:39:53 AM
what catalyst you using?
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#3SonyNintendoFanPosted 2/3/2013 11:52:53 AM
How many beads are connecting?
#4haarlem1982Posted 2/3/2013 11:54:33 AM
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/693331-dark-souls-ii/65352109
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#5WATAUGACJPosted 2/3/2013 11:54:59 AM
Are you using bellowing dragon crest ring and crown of dusk?
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#6lucky_sharm19Posted 2/3/2013 11:58:52 AM
You should be using either Logan's Catalyst or the Tin Crystallization Catalyst for the most damage.
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#7sillywillyphil(Topic Creator)Posted 2/3/2013 12:47:47 PM
I am using manus. And yes that was my topic but I didnt realize it was dark souls 2. I am not using bellowing or crown, but it seemed like it would still do more than it was doing. Which enemy would be a more relevant test for you guys to measure how much im doing?
#8m415mikePosted 2/3/2013 1:01:18 PM
That's pretty odd. At 50 int with Logan's catalyst and PW, I can hit over 800 against most bosses on NG+6 with HCSM. Dark bead puts any existing spell to shame in damage, so I have no clue why yours is so weak. I've seen it one-shot people for almost 2,000 damage (suggesting that's not even it's max damage), albeit with roaring dragoncrest and TCC.
#9sillywillyphil(Topic Creator)Posted 2/3/2013 1:03:04 PM
I guess I could put on a bellowing and try it. Of course i only have 40 str and 40 int.
#10m415mikePosted 2/3/2013 1:12:21 PM
Right, bellowing. My bad!

Honestly, you should be doing INSANE damage regardless of any modifying equipment. I saw someone kill the Four Kings with six casts of dark bead only using the tin banishment catalyst and the bellowing dragoncrest ring. Perhaps the bosses are very resistant to magic? Also, make sure you are pretty much touching them when you cast.