Estoc vs Ricards Rapier

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User Info: Blocktopus

5 years ago#1
I know this is a repeated topic, but I've never really used the estoc before (I had it, but it's not here anymore so I guess i'll just get it again when i start NG+).

I'm getting a ton of mixed opinions from people so are there any pros/cons between the two? Which one is better lightning +5?

User Info: Drago77

5 years ago#2
I prefer Estoc because it has longer reach, Ricard's has fancier moves but it requires higher stat investment and for A-scaling in dex it does not have that great of returns.

User Info: KOTRsss

5 years ago#3
On my dex build (40 dex, 28 str), I'm pretty sure that ricard's rapier was outclassed by a normal rapier damage wise by the time they got to +14.
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User Info: eclipse_exe

5 years ago#4
the main reason the ricards rapier is so good is because of its r2 attack, get it with a damage type that isn't 100%blocked by sheilds and watch there hp and stamina drain.
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User Info: zyrax2301

5 years ago#5
The R2 attack is a boss killer but not good for much else.

Estoc > Ricard raper
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User Info: KishinZephrite

5 years ago#6
Estoc because of the minimal str/dex req, but Ricard's if your build is dex. based.
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User Info: Kratos_Plays_DS

5 years ago#7
If it's buffed, I prefer Ricard's. If not, Estoc will do the trick.
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User Info: RPGNinja123

5 years ago#8
What a joke this guy plays xbox 360 and says everyone needs to be more helpful yet he posts on PS3 boards.
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