#13. Posted by. I've seen some videos where dudes using Claymore do some decent damage as well, but i would like to keep using a big ass sword like my BK Greatsword. Posted by 3 ... A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. The estoc, like the other thrusting swords, isn't very strong on its own but with the right build … I have one infused with dark and it's like 660 AR or something absurd with 40 str 20 dex 30 int 30 fai. 2.2k. For other uses, see Greatswords (disambiguation). 2 days ago. Butcher's Knife. You won’t have the move set but power stance knocks a lot of enemies down. Clicking on any of the names of the Ultra Greatswords will give you detailed information about that weapon on a separate page. Below is a list of all the Ultra Greatswords and their base stats in Dark Souls. 1.0k. ". Image. BKGS is better. I am currently using the Hollowslayer Greatsword, but I was wondering whether there is a definite best weapon in those categories, or at least some really good ones. But hey, it's good fashion, so whatever. Pursuer's requires 8 more in dex, and scales great with strength and decent with dex, while the regular Greatsword scales amazingly with strength and barely with dex. Crystal Ring Shield (Ascend a +10 standart shield or buckler. At first glance, the Claymore might not seem worth the effort. Thanks for the very awesome detailed answer Nemke and you did give me some good thoughts. Jun 2, 2017 @ 4:50am Claymore is one of the best, I'd say. If you're looking an ultra with fire damage, you might as well grab another ultra with high base damage and infuse buff with fire. For a straight strength-focused build, the Greatsword is probably the better choice though. Best Greatsword? But whatever you wear, you'll want some decent poise so that you don't get interrupted on those slow GS swings. You're the pivotal part of an ancient prophecy and you're destined to alter the fate of the current cycle. First and foremost, you have to contend with him while he’s on his incredibly gigantic dragon, Stormdrake, who doesn’t look that pleased to see you. Join. Anyway! Greatswords are a Weapon Category in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Not at my computer so I can’t say for sure, but I was eyeing that one! Best (Ultra-)Greatsword in Dark Souls 3 The title says all, but I am going to make a strength build in Dark Souls 3, and aiming for a Greatsword/Ultragreatsword build. 11. I had some trouble tracking down any definitive lists, hence the reddit post. Just grabbed the mastodon, I like the extra reach over the bastard sword but am a bit bummed that the swings take the extra stamina comparatively. The catch is though that it's only that powerful if you're holding over a million souls, so it's not really an option until you're pretty much done leveling, and you need ring of life protection on at all times because losing that many souls is catastrophic. Hi all! ... A community dedicated to Dark Souls 2, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One. Also, I think the OP wanted to hear about greatsword class weapons, not Ultras? DARK SOULS™ III > General Discussions > Topic Details. 4.4k. That means it fits well into basically any playstyle. While I don't necessarily disagree, I like the Pursuer's Ultra Greatsword more. 4.9k. Thank you for the reply! u/T-r-o-n-c-a-T. 2 days ago. You might still consider the Astora one, though, as it has an unparriable rolling attack that counts as thrust and has hyperarmor (so use it with leo ring for 2 hit kills with 0 risk). Yeah, FUGS is really weak now. I also have a Mastodon gs +10 and a Lightning Defender Greatsword +4 but also have a Watcher Greatsword +2 and Fire Black Knight Greatsword +5 so im mostly in the mix between BKG or the Defender Greatsword or if theirs something else that could be better damageing wise like the Mastrodon Greatsword … Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. It’s less glamorous than the Zweihander, doesn’t have as… Good in the early, mid and … Decent roll attacks. 4.4k. Is it worth dipping into dex just to go flamberge over mastodon? 5. Best build for Lothric Knight Greatsword? I definitely want to try that one out once I’m further along, the scaling alone looked amazing! Is there a more preferential one to be using at this point in the game? Greatswords - Dark Souls 2. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Paladin. In Dark Souls 3 you're Unkindled Ash. Claymore is easily the best greatsword in the game, though it only truly shines over the Black Knight Sword when you have high stats (go for 27 str, 40 dex) and the sword is +15. I’m using a ring of blades +1 and a stone ring at he moment. Makes sense since it’s heavier, of course. Posted by. 3 days ago. Strength scailing is a s max upgrade. The Mastodon Greatsword might suit. Also, as a follow-up, should I be using any particular imbues or equipment? Kings’s ultra Greatsword for Vendricks soul. Black Knight Greatwords are OP in every game, so go for it. A community dedicated to Dark Souls 2, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One. Press J to jump to the feed. It lies in a chest behind an illusory wall right near the entrance to Belfry Sol. In terms of builds, I was planning on going pure strength, but do you have a sense of what constitutes a strength versus deck build, numbers wise? The strongest greatsword in the game is technically the Ruler's Sword. Thank you for the list! You're a being that has been forced into existence for a specific purpose and are directly tied to the cycle. I do already have it, though I think it has a faith requirement I was nowhere near meeting. For base ng, claymore at 40/40 still outdamages the mirrah greatsword, so there's something to be said about superior base damage. New to dark souls 3 and I'm liking the idea of rocking a greatsword. There technically is one greatsword that can outperform all of these no matter what the build as long as you give it the corresponding infusion best for said build...but that comes at a massive cost. C. Jun 2, 2017 @ 4:48am Best greatsword for pve and pvp? Gravelord Sword is pretty great, and doesn't require any additional stat investment from what you have now (besides the 1 str needed to one hand) since its scaling is so low and its base damage so high. Estoc. Image. The strongest greatsword in the game is technically the Ruler's Sword. Top posts july 17th 2017 Top posts of july, 2017 Top posts 2017. help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. There are two different stages in this boss fight. Heavy Greatsword 2 handed at 66 strength has 676 AR which is more than Fume Greatsword so it's pretty much the best ultra greatsword for strength builds. It'll r*pe them. The Royal Greatsword is... Ok and has B STR scaling. I really like claymore for its 1handed strong attack combo, it's length is good and stamina usage is okish, As a dex build I'm using mirrah greatsword instead and I love it. I think I'm SL 40 or so with about 23 STR and 20 DEX at the moment. I think if I had to pick any weapon for a ng run, it'd be the claymore. For Dark Souls III on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Wich is the best ultra greatsword? Edit - as far as equipment, I probably can't offer the best advice as I usually go for fashion souls, since I usually focus on rolls/dodging. 6.7k Posted by u/mylittlebrony3000 6 days ago Image. Located on a corpse in the graveyard between the Firelink Shrine and The Catacombs behind three Skeletons and one Giant Skeleton. Today we'll go through my top 5 picks for best greatswords in Dark Souls 3. Also, it has a Greataxe moveset instead of an Ultra Greatsword one (that I find preferable) , which means you can pancake enemies with it. 5 days ago. Facu. But it doesn't seem to combo at all. Created Dec 8, 2012. So, I'm using a Black Knight Greatsword +5, and with my current str/dex at 32/18 i hit for something like 500-700 with power hits, and around 1000 with plunging attacks. use the fume ultra greatsword. Made it to Drangleic Castle at this point. u/pjaytw. Dark Souls 3’s The Nameless King is arguably one of the best yet hardest bosses out there. Each strike with these weapons has the wielders full weight behind them to maximize the damage they do. Yhorm's machete is also pretty good but I prefer dragonslayer's because the weapon art is much better. I'd recommend Chloranthy to help manage those stamina-hungry swings, Giants if you want/need more poise. The fan-favorite greatsword in the game is the Man Serpent Greatsword, it has a good moveset, good attack rate, great scaling and high base damage. I like the flamboyant style of Flamberge etc. Looking for a weapon that has a decently fast r1 in a horizontal sweep, and ideally scales well with strength. Playing passive and reactive to everything your opponent does is easy to do in dark souls. Ashen Ones. Its 1h moveset is inferior, and it uses the rarest upgrade material. DARK SOULS™ III. Most will say that the Greatsword (actual name, but it's an Ultra Greatsword) is the best. The main "con" is the amount of Demon Titanite needed to level it up. The Ruler's Sword, if holding 1 million (yes, a freaking million) souls will pretty much eclipse the other greatswords but the matchmaking disparage that creates will have you facing against people doubled your SL if you plan on doing any consistent SM-based PvP. I'm currently in cathedral of the deep. Greatswords are powerful blades with a wide swing radius and long reaching attacks, enabling the wielder to target multiple opponents within the radius of the swing motion. it was nerfed, isn't it? I like the bastard sword and the old knight greatsword, though the latter has an unfortunately low durability. u/MilkyJoeKid. There are two different stages in this boss fight. Image. There isn't an objective "best" greatsword, but there is one of many greatsword that's the best for all build categories: -Black Knight GS= best for Fire/pyro oriented builds, -Mastodon GS= best for pure Strength builds, -Defender's GS= best for Faith/miracle builds, -Moonlight GS= best for Int/sorcery builds, -Bluemoon GS= best for low SM, Raw builds (powerful twink weapon). I probably should also mention that I’m pretty much just a pve player, if that is relevant. I've beaten the abyss watchers but not ventured far into the catacombs. ... and at 120 sl people don't have enough health to take more than 3-4 hits from my Heavy Exile greatsword. I've heard that the Claymore is really solid, but can't be arsed to do anything in the Shaded Woods. 5.6k. Main article: Weapon Types Greatswords are a type of weapon in Dark Souls. I wonder what Greatswords have the best moveset, and what shares that. Spacecadett. Lookin to run a greatsword build as I’ve been enjoying one handing one in ds3 with a shield. It's an absolute monster, but it has an innate dark infusion that shows its true potential in the hands of a str/hex build. Your opponent will surely back off after eating several hits in a row. Posted by. There are some that will fit well into any build: 1st/2nd/3rd Dragon Rings - you can always use more health, stamina, and equip load, esp if you're running with heavy armor and Ultra weapons. u/onepunchmanu. Strike damage. The main thing is that most greatswords have irritating 2h r1 attacks, whereas the claymore 1h and 2h are essentially the same. Thanks in advance and praise the sun!! At 50/50 str/dex the greatsword outdamages the Pursuers sword. ? Rings - plenty of options. Greatswords continue the natural evolution process from Daggers to Straight Swords, by sacrificing speed for additional attack power. Edit: and just in case, you have 4 ring slots. Most Greatswords are best at 40/40, since they scale with both Dex and Str equally, usually. Join. Any other greatswords I should look out for? Faith wasn't always a terrible stat to invest in like it is in Dark Souls 3. I have one infused with dark and it's like 660 AR or something absurd with 40 str 20 dex 30 int 30 fai. Currently a STR/DEX build. Bastard Sword and Claymore are good mid-game greatswords. 385k. It’s slow for a sword but faster than the hammers. 164k. Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly: Moonlight Butterfly Horn (Ascend a +10 Spear. Best ultra greatsword? Chloranthy Ring is a good addition. I'm using an astora greatsword +3 with a sharp gem. Been playing through sotfs for the first time after beating ds1 and doing some content with a friend in ds3. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The world of Dark Souls 3 is littered with hollow enemies and hollow bosses which makes the Hollowslayer Greatsword a… Reasonably fast horizontal swing, decent scaling with strength? Funny thing is that greatswords tend to be DEX weapons. Close. So Claymore is more DEX and less STR, and BKS is more STR and less DEX? Online. I do really like BKS, and feel quite skilled with it, but not sure how much I should invest into it. A community dedicated to Dark Souls I, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360/One, and Switch (Remastered). < > Showing 1-15 of 32 comments . Soldier's - I only use this as an emergency to stay under 70% burden for rolls, since the Dragon rings have more to offer. All Discussions ... Then I did a quality build and used SS and found that they were best weapons for pve. In Dark Souls 1 you're the Chosen Undead. ! Embered. Black Knight Greatsword is very strong later on as you near endgame and NG+, it has an amazing moveset and like 550 AR with 40 str 20 dex 40 int 12 fai. It's heavy though. It’s essential a great hammer. It might seem odd to see a knife rank so high on the list, but veterans of Dark Souls … Created Jan 20, 2013. (Sotfs) Close. Do you mind me asking if this information was from any specific source? What would be the best version of that type of greatsword, in this game? I’ll have to give it a try tomorrow. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Posted by. In Dark Souls 2 you're the Bearer of the Curse. You can infuse it and run min stats to good effect, or you can go quality and get probably similar results. Faith in Dark Souls 2 … By Abdul Saad Jun 25, 2020 Except that in DS2, not only do they lack their unique heavy attacks, but also have faith int requirements. Thanks for the reply! The only reasons you would use the pugs from a gameplay standpoint is the slightly higher counter damage and the slightly lower weight imo. Dark Souls 3: The 10 Best Quality Build Weapons, Ranked Dark Souls 3 may be a tough game, but these weapons will make tings a little easier on you. Ultra Greatswords also have a large radius swing, making enemy players who aim for backstabs easier to handle in medium range. : darksouls3. Thank you! When I first picked up this weapon the lack of swinging r1's made me take a pass, but now it's one of my favorites! Members. I can't stop thinking about this game sorry :P I'm at work now hehe. Via: u/corruptsoul98 (Reddit) Received in trade from the Weaponsmith Ornifex for the Old Dead One Soul, the Crypt Blacksword is one of the most unique ultra greatswords in Dark Souls II, but it … Posted by 2 years ago. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 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