In my opinion this is the best overall weapon in Dark Souls 2 It contains everything that you need : good scaling C on STR and DEX , an okay durability, excellent moveset in all terms one handed R2 attacks are excellent for crowd control , two handed R2 perfect to stun lock opponents , and roll attacks are thrust attacks wich if you combine with the Old Leo Ring gives you a sweet combination and most important this weapon it's pretty easy to get it. But you can see the sword and greatshield silhouette clearly, Y'all are really arguing over lore in a game where they call a character big hat logan because he has a big hat, xue hua piao piao bei feng xiao xiao tian di yi pian cang mang, Artorias was left handed much like the knight in Ds1 standard cover (which i always have presumed It was Artorias). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat]. This sword was passed down through generations, until it reached Gordin, wandering knight of Forossa, and was lost upon his death. Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has. Thanks in particular for your post! It is never confirmed exactly how his arm was broken but i just don't see how he could demolish his sword arm like that it makes no sense i think he was surprised by manuses stretchy arm and tried to block last second and it broke his arm. Should I go quality? Please reach me out if you need to farm sunlight medals or help me getting some for myself. However the Sacred Chime Hammer has very versatile scaling options based on its infusion, which allows players to branch into Intelligence or Faith builds beyond the requirements. Its fast-striking moveset can help you lock up your enemies while boasting excellent stamina consumption. You know, These buffs are nerfed for PvP? Standard straight sword. If you really like a weapon and want to work on your defensive stats first or hit up magic first I'd recommend doing Raw and then switching it later. Probably one of the best weapons in all of the games. Contributions to Fextralife Wikis are licensed under a. Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Extremely easy to knock down opponents with these special attack, Recommended combo: forward L1 guardbreak -> L2 -> 2HR2. User Info: er0spl0x. Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St). Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit. Some say he is left handed becas you use a shield in your dominant hand however i have looked and found absolutely no proof of this not to mention the disadvantage of a dominant hand holding a shield. at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best. Astora's Straight Sword is basically a Divine Longsword with equal split between Physical / Magic damage and a 120 Divine auxiliary effect. does anyone think besides me that he could be a Ambidextrous person or also known as a person that can use both his left or right hand? To anyone saying that this weapon description is proof that artorias is left handed I just want to make it clear that by looking artorias' concept art, armor and the fact that his left arm is broken all point to him being right handed as in the concept art he holds his sword in his right hand, his left arm is more armored like most shield holding arms were, the knight on the cover art is not artorias, why would his left arm having broken holding his shield if hr were left handed, and in the description it clearly says that every last prominent wielder of the weapon was left handed not the original and considering as going by dark souls 2 which takes place so far after the original it would make sense that artorias would fall into obscurity also while this may be a reference and some pandering to fans it should be noted that the iron king did collect weapons so it would make some sense for him to own this even if the weapon description doesn't quite mesh with it. Legend has it that, at some point in the past, a dark beast assaulted Astora, and it was defeated by "the sword of one most noble". I feel like I'm doing some serious damage, but I read that I should have gone with a 'sharp' stone instead. And why do I feel like I'm not doing any damage with it? Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. Weapon Heading Key. He used every last bit of divine power in his shield, blessed by Gwyn himself, to protect his most beloved companion. It has verry good Str scaling and it will still scale well after 60 Str (the hard cap is weaker than on other weapons). You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do. A Fire-infused variant can also be found near the Cardinal Tower bonfire. This weapon brings “hammer time” to a whole new level for any Strength-focused character! When infusing, it is important to keep in mind that the standard Long Sword will be stronger by 43 AR. He uses his mind powers to move his sword, DUH. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America), http://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/Astora+Straight+Sword. Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. Links only please, no embeds, no PvP videos. And did fine refined may be better but I started this build to use the uchi and try bleed day 1, but found I love this sword. Thank you everyone for your tips! Dark Souls 2 Giantdad (New Meta) Brody Howell. Gems aren't super hard to come by and infusion isn't too expensive. at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best. So many dumbasses complaining if Artorias was left handed or not GUYS LITTERALY EVERY IMPORTANT DS CHARACTER WHO USES A SWORD IS LEFT HANDED! How to get: If you only have the base game, then you can find it in a chest in the Memory of Orro. Quality build with even STR and DEX, and then put all the rest in health and stamina. How to get: Received by offering at least 20 Sunlight Medals to reach Rank 2 of the Heirs of the Sun covenant. Standard straight sword. Upgrade weapons with different damage types or you will struggle with some enemies. Manny people say his arm is like this because its his sword arm however how did he manage to hurt himself so badly using a sword he is extremely skilled with? The Sun Sword poses a fantastic choice to “quality” (which means investing about evenly in both Strength and Dexterity) players looking to play with a straight sword. Perhaps it does not live up to its name, but nevertheless, merely wielding this sword seems to cause warmth to well up within one's bosom. However, it’s a very heavy weapon that requires some decent weight management to avoid the “fat roll.” Thus, the stat requirements to wield this weapon can seem steep. Those who aspire to master the sword are certain to wield this at some point during their journey. Eklundz 8 years ago #1. So in this day and age are you still able to get the reskins that were first available during 2014? Well yeah. In the end, it's what works for you. The Red Iron Twinblade is a boss shredder in PvE and a notorious choice for PvP. Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit. And in PvP the orbs can disrupt an attacker’s movements, giving you an opportunity to strike away at them. Because maybe you also want to wear some Fashion and want to have some Levels into Vit, or you may want to also use offhand weapons together with the ultragreatsword, ect. You forgot to mention that the 2-handed thrusting strong attack can stun-lock most of the enemies infinitely, making it a very over-powered weapon. Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. This sword has unique dual wield powerstance moves like Knight Artorias from Dark Souls: Jumping overhead slash. Stat requirements for powerstance line up very well with Ruler's Sword. This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". Artorias broke his left arm using every last ounce of his strength to protect Syf from the Abyss. How to get: Acquired by trading Old Dead One Soul (dropped by the Rotten on a NG+ save) and 10,000 souls to Weaponsmith Ornifex. Perhaps it does not live up to its name, but nevertheless, merely wielding this sword seems to cause warmth to well up within one's bosom. Description of the sword was from DaS, not DS2. for those willing to use this sword i reccomend a build with atleast 130 in stamina the bigger the stamina the better for this weapon, the R1/RB attack takes little of your stamina and that's the biggest strenght of this weapon with 130 of stamina you can hit an enemy for 5 times without depleting your stamina each fast attack deals about 250 of damage 5×250 = 1250. As an added bonus, the Greatsword bears a striking resemblance to Guts’ Dragon Slayer from Berserk. IIRC too, Astora Greatsword is one of the few DEX scaling UGS in the game (like Farron Greatsword), so going Heavy might not be all that worth the investment over Refined, for example.