How viable are lances in pvp?

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1 year ago#1
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.
1 year ago#2
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.
1 year ago#3
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 :/
1 year ago#4
Yes they are good for backstab fishing and nothing else really.
1 year ago#5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2WZkRniO_8
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1 year ago#6
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
1 year ago#7
They're pretty good if used correctly.
Work well for Fashion Souls too.
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1 year ago#8
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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1 year ago#9
With Jester's: top tier, assuming you have good spacing and know how to apply pressure.
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1 year ago#10
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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