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ShimmerMan posted... If you're going 50 intellect why would you even think about using velka's rapier anyway, as you can't enchant it. Ricards can be enchanted wiith crystal magic weapon and it's R2 will do insane damage and you will have better backstabs than velka's.
Well cuz in a way velka's was already enchanted and does thing occult dmg or whatever but you also got a point. But in order to enchant it it needs to stay at the normal upgrade path i presume.
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Velkas is pretty nice. Its got a good moveset and like all rapiers a high dmg backstabs and ripostes. It is outdamaged by the enchanted estoc +5 starting at around 30 int though. I would argue that the r2 on velkas is better than the estoc, and the estoc is heavier if you are having weight issues. Hopefully after the patch velkas will be even better.
Rickards+15 and crystal magic weapon only outdamages velkas if you can land r2s consistently with rickards. Not to mention you will need to be able to recast crystal during combat if you cannot win fast enough which is risky. Rickards and crystal combo is pretty menacing though. Only other downside is that you must invest 4 more pts into dex to use rickards.