DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die Edition

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Highest Damage Weapon With The Lowest Statistics Needed
I'm looking to get the most damage I can with a weapon with the lowest soul investment statistics wise. For example- a +5 Chaos Zweihander with the base statistics to use it (24 strength & 10 dexterity.) does 676 damage according to https://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/. That's 13 soul levels. Does anyone know a weapon that will do higher damage for level than 13 soul levels?

Edit
The 13 soul levels is from the perspective of a new Pyromancer- forgot to mention that.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz
Last edited by Ryan Paul Fialcowitz; Apr 4, 2013 @ 12:21pm
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Forblaze Apr 4, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
+5 Chaos Reinforced Club does 505 damage at SL1
Originally posted by Forblaze:
+5 Chaos Reinforced Club does 505 damage at SL1

Nice catch! That's good to know. But I'm thinking of going with the Zweihander and am specifically asking if there's anything that does more damage that will cost me less souls.

However, 505 damage for NO soul levels is VERY impressive.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz
Coolclouds Apr 4, 2013 @ 12:35pm 
Originally posted by Ryan Paul Fialcowitz:
Originally posted by Forblaze:
+5 Chaos Reinforced Club does 505 damage at SL1

Nice catch! That's good to know. But I'm thinking of going with the Zweihander and am specifically asking if there's anything that does more damage that will cost me less souls.

However, 505 damage for NO soul levels is VERY impressive.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz
yea it looks like the reinforced club is your best bet. plus bonus with the bleed it has.
Originally posted by Coolclouds:
yea it looks like the reinforced club is your best bet. plus bonus with the bleed it has.

Well, by the time I could get a +5 Chaos Reinforced Club I could have done the same for the Zwiehander and gotten more damage to boot! Plus, I'm rather partial to swords.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz
ARF Apr 4, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
The scythe has higher damage than the club and can be used by any class that starts off with 12 or more dexterity. Which are the warrior, wanderer, thief, and hunter. For those classes the scythe is probably the highest possible damage weapon that requires 0 points to be put in str or dex.
Coolclouds Apr 4, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
Originally posted by Ryan Paul Fialcowitz:
Originally posted by Coolclouds:
yea it looks like the reinforced club is your best bet. plus bonus with the bleed it has.

Well, by the time I could get a +5 Chaos Reinforced Club I could have done the same for the Zwiehander and gotten more damage to boot! Plus, I'm rather partial to swords.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz
hhmm then yea it really just depends on how you wanna play. everybody is always singing praises for the zwei, but i never got into it myself.
Forblaze Apr 4, 2013 @ 1:03pm 
Originally posted by ARF:
The scythe has higher damage than the club and can be used by any class that starts off with 12 or more dexterity. Which are the warrior, wanderer, thief, and hunter. For those classes the scythe is probably the highest possible damage weapon that requires 0 points to be put in str or dex.

The Scythe requires 14 STR. You'd have to 2h it.
Last edited by Forblaze; Apr 4, 2013 @ 1:04pm
Originally posted by Coolclouds:
hhmm then yea it really just depends on how you wanna play. everybody is always singing praises for the zwei, but i never got into it myself.

Honestly, I'm not a fan of the greatswords in this game- but the damage is too much to pass up for the cost involved. Even the Demon Great Machete (The most damaging sword to my knowlege.) only out damages it by 18 points when you gain the base stats to equip it.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz
ARF Apr 4, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
Yes and most people that use elemental zweihander get 16 str and 2h it then dump the rest in vit and end. But what I said is still true, for those classes the scythe is the highest damage weapon with 0 stat investment.

Besides shields are unnecessary anyways.
Coolclouds Apr 4, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
Originally posted by Ryan Paul Fialcowitz:
Originally posted by Coolclouds:
hhmm then yea it really just depends on how you wanna play. everybody is always singing praises for the zwei, but i never got into it myself.

Honestly, I'm not a fan of the greatswords in this game- but the damage is too much to pass up for the cost involved. Even the Demon Great Machete (The most damaging sword to my knowlege.) only out damages it by 18 points when you gain the base stats to equip it.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz
yea in terms of raw damage you won't find many things better than the zwei for 24 str. at that str id prefer the man serpent sword cause it's faster, but that's just me.
Originally posted by Coolclouds:
yea in terms of raw damage you won't find many things better than the zwei for 24 str. at that str id prefer the man serpent sword cause it's faster, but that's just me.

You're absolutely right that damage should not be the only consideration- but I'm not yet experienced enough with the game to take those other factors into consideration yet.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz
Erabeus Apr 4, 2013 @ 4:24pm 
You can get just 16 str to two-hand the zwei. If you start as a bandit you'll have that 676 damage at SL7
Erabeus Apr 4, 2013 @ 4:26pm 
Originally posted by Ryan Paul Fialcowitz:
Originally posted by Coolclouds:
hhmm then yea it really just depends on how you wanna play. everybody is always singing praises for the zwei, but i never got into it myself.

Honestly, I'm not a fan of the greatswords in this game- but the damage is too much to pass up for the cost involved. Even the Demon Great Machete (The most damaging sword to my knowlege.) only out damages it by 18 points when you gain the base stats to equip it.

- Ryan Paul Fialcowitz

And actually the demon great machete will out-damage it by a lot more than 18 damage. Elemental weapons have split damage, meaning the damage has to go through 2 defenses, meaning your damage is reduced be even more. It may have a total of 676 attack, but that can be deceiving.
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