Okay Defender Sword is great for my STR/Faith character but...

#1RPGNinja123Posted 4/7/2014 9:07:55 PM
What is a better weapon that maybe has a similar moveset that I can actually put SLB on?
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#2random_noobiePosted 4/7/2014 9:09:50 PM
claymore has the exact same moveset, but the 2H R1s are sweeping, rather than the curved sword slashes.
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#3RPGNinja123(Topic Creator)Posted 4/7/2014 9:11:03 PM
random_noobie posted...
claymore has the exact same moveset, but the 2H R1s are sweeping, rather than the curved sword slashes.


Thanks alot sir
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#4Hero_DunbanPosted 4/7/2014 9:11:05 PM
Claymore. The Thorned Greatsword might work, if you can acclimatise yourself to the interesting R2s.
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#5DismalFaith1Posted 4/7/2014 9:11:13 PM
Can you buff the Thorned Greatsword? If not that, the Claymore.
#6RPGNinja123(Topic Creator)Posted 4/7/2014 9:11:43 PM
Hero_Dunban posted...
Claymore. The Thorned Greatsword might work, if you can acclimatise yourself to the interesting R2s.


Is it just me or all the Ultra Greatsword movesets garbage compared to just Greatsword family?
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#7applesforapplesPosted 4/7/2014 9:11:51 PM
This is outside the moveset, but Heide Lance/Greatlance, and Heide Spear all do very good damage when infused with lightning and buffed with sunlight blade. Also great club/largeclub/murakumo if you like the traditional weapons.
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#8ColdFlamezPosted 4/7/2014 9:12:00 PM
Atthe cost of 10 durability, it can buff itself. 60 seconds compared to SLB's 90, but at least you save a slot?
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#9KingofDeceit666Posted 4/7/2014 9:13:06 PM
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Thorned Greatsword can be buffed. It has a different strong attack, as its a special one that shoots lightning, but it's pretty much just as good as the Defender's gs. Nothing else really compares to those two for a STR/FTH build.
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#10RainrirPosted 4/7/2014 9:16:16 PM(edited)
Thorned Greatsword can't compare to the Throne Guardian's in terms of raw damage output. Yes this is true even when Thorned is buffed with SLB, this is because Throne Guardian's has a built-in SLB, when both are taken as it is, Guardian has far higher lightning scaling/base (S scaling vs C scaling).

The only reason for running Thorned is if you like the R2s and/or you like how cool it looks. The R2 can be powerful if you hit with both the bolt and the physical swing/thrust, but the projectile by itself is pretty weak.

I hope from would at least give Thorned a slight buff (maybe Faith Scaling B).