Question from darthchewy86
Is the Gargoyle Halberd any good?
Was asking cause I got it as a loot when I killed the Bell Gargoyle. Decent 116 att off the back. I'm having more fun with hand axes though. My battle ax is doing pretty good dmg dual handed.
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Yes, it is good.
It raises your resistances.
It has an unique-to-polearms moveset.
Fire Gargoyle's Halberd +10 = Gwyn lies dead in a corner.
Seriously, even though I used Quelaag's Furysword +5 for a lot, Gargoyle's Halberd takes it's rightful place as my second best/loved weapon. I used it to kill Gwyn.
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Not sure. I got an ax which is looks cool but isnt really worth a damn. Go with spears for cheesing enemies that cant get past your shield.
If you shot the tail off the Red Dragon on the bridge and got the Drake Sword, then that axe is at that point of the game, pretty useless. It's about half as strong, uses more stamina to swing and is slower.
The Gargoyle Tail is a pretty crummy weapon, it swings slowly and with a weird arc. Since its acquired rather early the damage may make it attractive, but it truly pales in comparison to the Drake Blade from the red dragon's tail, which can be acquired even sooner.
Nope its not, like all the Gargoyle stuff its more or less for decoration, as the description states. I have all the Gargyole items, I can tell you they are not worth it.
Yes it actually is pretty good. its fairly easy to upgrade i did plus 5 then made it raw and plus 2 and it has over 240 attack and is quicker than an axe and has more range than a sword. i can kill the stone knights in darkroot with 3 shots and the knights in undead parish in one. i think its about as good as it gets until you get the lightning spear from sen's fortress
try giving it elemental damage upgrades. I have mine at +10 and it does better for certain enemies that my raw battle ax +5, divine iaito +5, magic longbow+5,and my server +5 cant handle i cant wait to give it the lightning treatment.
It has the strongest base attack for any polearm that can be upgraded through all the paths, so yes, it is a good weapon, probably the best Polearm after upgrading it fully. It also has better stat bonuses than the standard Halberd, although it moves a little differently.
I'm actually going to farm the Gargoyles (kill one and die if it doesn't drop what's wanted) in my second playthrough just to get one to upgrade, because it's that worthwhile to me, even though it's not part of the Knight's Honour - All the Rare Weapons Trophy.
Go for it - if you upgrade to +5 (raw weapon - 264) it is a very usefull weapon (for the beginning). You can also hit the enemy from a nice distance and keep the fight "under controll". The best status for this weapon is if you upgrade it to Fire Gargoyle's Halbert +10 (damage 322 + fire damage 322...mucho damage ;-)
In my opinion it's the best weapon in the game if you can't handle the really heavy weapons.
I have the gargoyle halberd as +15, with my characters stats at the moment, i can do at least 463 damage per hit, it's great! Also as it's long ranged it's very helpful in some situations (bound dragons in Lost Izalith for instance, they are a nightmare, you don't want to need to stand under them to hit)
As a lightning + 5 weapon it has a damage rating close to 640 (where as the claymore, weighing the same is rated 550ish). It also has very low stat requirements, and a long reach. A backstab or parry from this weapon will rival or beat the damage from a +5 lightning rapier. The damage is "normal" so it doesn't benefit from the strike damage that the halberd does with its R1, but it doesn't really matter. The Gargoyle Halberd does more damage or about the same in all the cases I've tested.
It's a fantastic weapon, if you can manage it's slow recovery times. It's easy to get backstabbed with those long recovery times. It benefits greatly from the ability to lead enemy movement by attacking without locking on, otherwise a mobile opponent is impossible to hit (with lock-on).
The 2hand R2 spins around, making it a good backstab attempt punisher (they attempt, you punish). But with enough poise to walk through the attack you're actually setting yourself up for the backstab so watch out.
I mainly use it to kill NPCs , e.g. the forrest NPCs, as the hornet ring and a parry/riposte does 1870ish damage, and the forward + R2 attack 1shots the tree people in the forrest on NG+.
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