How viable are lances in pvp?

#1TemplarofStonePosted 8/23/2014 9:25:00 AM
Ive just started experimenting with some lances and though im still rusty, I was wondering how viable theyd be in pvp?

They seem very dangerous but at the same time very easily dodgeable that could lead up to alot of backstabs.
#2MaiagarePosted 8/23/2014 9:28:39 AM
TemplarofStone posted...

They seem very dangerous but at the same time very easily dodgeable that could lead up to alot of backstabs.


This.

They do a lot of damage, but are slow and risky. They are certainly viable, though not the best.
#3BoB4lyfePosted 8/23/2014 9:31:25 AM
Like you said yourself. They are quite strong, but also very slow & easy to dodge. They have a really weird hitbox though, i've had several instances where i got hit by a lance when i was behind people trying to roll backstab. Even the Lance wielding enemies in Shulva can hit you like that :/
#4Deadboy90Posted 8/23/2014 9:36:18 AM
Yes they are good for backstab fishing and nothing else really.
#5Sum_quod_erisPosted 8/23/2014 9:40:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2WZkRniO_8
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#6tlnPosted 8/23/2014 9:40:12 AM
This video sold me on lances but I have to admit that I still haven't used them in PvP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2WZkRniO_8
#7SynclawPosted 8/23/2014 10:01:17 AM
They're pretty good if used correctly.
Work well for Fashion Souls too.
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#8hahalonoobPosted 8/23/2014 10:36:08 AM
used to be good especially the stunlock combo. Post-patch doesn't work anymore.

Spear is back again, reminds me of the sks and pipe days in DkS.
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#9shadowsofdawnPosted 8/23/2014 10:50:02 AM
With Jester's: top tier, assuming you have good spacing and know how to apply pressure.
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#10NashandraPosted 8/23/2014 11:29:29 AM
If I'm not mistaken, Pate's Spear has a bit of Lance in its moveset while still being an excellent Spear.
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