ds2 battle axe vs bandit axe

If you want optimisation, I guess stone ring would be good, flynns if you are low vit (don't recommend it since you'll probably trade hits a lot), or strength/dex/embedded ring for free stats. I'm in love...again. I can deal with less AR, I'm not an overly aggressive player anyways. The estoc offhand strong attack (the swipe) is also pretty good, but i don't use it often. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed.

i just completed a full playthrough PVE, DLCs included, with nothing but a two-handed bandit axe, no infusions. Even with a 40/40 build, the bandit axe has higher AR. I'll most likely go Living, Cloranthy, Dispelling/RoB, and Stone/Bluetear(Swapped for Redtear.) They also have bullshit tracking like a straight sword. The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). I believe they have the same movesets as well. It makes a big difference in catching rollers.

I watched a Twitch streamer, RhoParkour, use it with great effectiveness. The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat]. Was a ton of fun. I was planning to cap around 160 for NG, then at 200 for NG+ and onwards. Bandit Axe is a weapon in Dark Souls 2. I'm having a hard time seeing how the battle axe could be better than the bandit axe. All rights reserved. I run a tanky build with Havel’s armor and shield. Then I use the Raw bandit axe as my primary.

You said Bandit Axe twice. Now, from my own knowledge of raw stats alone, the Battle Axe has better weight and durability, while the Bandit axe has roughly 40 more AR at +10.

Now, from my own knowledge of raw stats alone, the Battle Axe has better weight and durability, while the Bandit axe has roughly 40 more AR at +10. (Are we talking CB vs Uchi in DkS1 difference?) The Raw version is my absolute favorite weapon. I'm on PC, so I can CE in CREOs. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" Insane weapon to have with an offhand Ice Rapier or Estoc. Throwing in a jumping attack here and there is great too. You didn't get invaded by someone called "Boy George" on PC, that used a battle axe and estoc/crossbow and realised how awesome it was?

Haha. Infusing it with dark makes the special attack hit harder. The poke is also really good in corridors when invading. Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. I am planning for 40 STR build, leveling Dex is optional. Links only please, no embeds, no PvP videos. The total is 217/217 for my dark infused Bandit Axe at +10.

I aim to incorporate pyro into the build, but for now, the battle axe and estoc/crossbow are more than enough. I have 40 str, 12 dex.

Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. When Forossa fell to war, its citizens were left landless, and entirely to their own devices. Most likely going 40 str, 16 dex for a few more weapon choices just in case. I believe they have the same movesets as well. Not sure if I want it as a sidearm or an offhand though.

My rings are RoB, chloranthy, thrid dragons, and ring of the living. -Sanctum crossbow.

Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St). The Bandit Axe will have higher AR, even on a quality build. This thing fully upgraded does more damage than a +10 claymore and its way faster, at the cost of range. i was about to go lightning but then i infuse it with dark and i m happy with it :) i know lightning almost destroy most of the bosses in the game but i still went with dark as some guys recommended me about going dark way. Really good moveset as well with both horizontal and vertical motions. Dark Souls 2 - Bandit Axe + Brigand Set - LOCATION - Duration: 1:29. Thank you so much for the detailed, very well explained post. Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit. The strength-mans poke. -Battle axe. You'll have to put your int/fai to 10 to use it however. And i infuse my +10 bandit axe to dark. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I usually play until drangleic castle with the weapon I want to PvP with, then start invading. But my favourite is to use the strong attacks. Moose Torrent 20,667 views. The slash is great for those pesky turtles. But the damage isn't higher, indeed. I think I'll be switching to Battle Axe then! The rest is up to you really. 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]. But, the extra reach and lower weight/less stamina use for the battle axe is more comfortable for me than the bandit axe in PvP. Of course, thanks to everyone else for your input, but damn, I need to give you a gold star! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. after light research im thinking of using one of the above, but i'm still not really sure since info i find is dated. 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". Note: I am only Slvl 140 at the moment. It has that 'bullshit' tracking, similar to straight swords. The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). Couples well as an offhand with the uchigatana too. I started a new build a week or so ago for PvP which used EXACTLY what you are using.

Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. I hear they are hard to farm. Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. Dark infused on my Hexer has a 506 AR without any stat boosting rings. Did.....did you invade my brain and copy my build!? In a pvp fight, a quickshot here and there (200-300 dmg) can really apply long range harass/pressure, or to deal with runners. :) I usually do arena for my Orbs, and eventualy I might incorperate Great chaos fireball into my arsenal. Battle Axe is slightly longer. Nothing else has compared yet to dmg output and speed. Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has. Many were reduced to thievery, while Forossan knights scattered to other lands as sellswords. To be completely honest, I am kinda stealing this build, but not from you I'm afraid, since I'm on PS3. Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. Youtube relevant videos: (( Links only please, no embeds, no PvP videos.)) It's strong attack slams into the ground like a greataxe. There's really not much difference between the weapons.

Trust me when I say that going through the game with your weapon will force you to become accustomed to it and to know it's pros and cons. Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. Will this make much difference in PvP? I have only been using the Light Crossbow for now, since I just started again, but I might look into the Sanctum crossbow. My build will consist of one of these Axes, a side Estoc, a shield, and either a pyro flame/crossbow. ), not noticed/seen me, or greeted me. In my opinion Battle axe is slightly better. Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths. They use bugger all stamina, hit HARD, can combo, and have stupidly good tracking. Now, what I'm not sure of is the weapon's lengths. If you can't do that, rush through the game until NG+ and get to tichy for the orbs.

An axe of bandits of the Forossan outskirts Very sturdily built for the armament of a bandit. 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". Apparently I've heard that the Battle Axe is longer than the Bandit Axe.

Not sure if that's gonna make a difference for you. The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat]. The normal attacks are strong and you can combo them (if they have low poise). If this matters. Now, what I'm not sure of is the weapon's lengths. You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do. The former would get 110 scaling at max stats, so has 420 AR. When Forossa fell to war, its citizens were left landless, and entirely to their own devices. Battle axe is better IMO since if has slightly longer reach. I was going to stop at 150 for awhile, then move to 200 (which I think are balanced level caps). Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has. Crazy good weapon for infusions. The scaling on the battle axe just is never going to make up for its lower base damage. So you'd rather pick the Battle Axe. I usually buff it with a resin and don't infuse. at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best. For PvE, I swap between this and the bandit.

Or, an axe hit into two quick pokes can do a lot of damage (especially if they are easily poise broken). The only problem is the range though, but the leaping attack is actually really good. Apparently I've heard that the Battle Axe is longer than the Bandit Axe. I used this (offhand) and the battle axe for a very long time. Might want to edit that. That is 70% of the 310. You're good to use either one. I also am a fan of PvP, and want to hear the merits/cons of these weapons. I was already in love with the Bestoc, so I really wanted to give the axes a test. Acquired From © Valve Corporation. I used this a lot until i swapped it out for.... -Estoc. Many were reduced to thievery, while Forossan knights scattered to other lands as sellswords. It only has STR scaling (while Battle Axe has STR and DEX scaling) and higher base damage, as you mentioned. Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St). All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. An axe of bandits of the Forossan outskirts Very sturdily built for the armament of a bandit. Dual Wield Tutorial Required in Build: ((Link to build)). I love that thing's strong attack. Ring of the living is integral to the build because fashion souls>functional souls (creightons helmet, loyce armour, heides gauntlets, heides leggings). Catching rolls with the R2 was so fun! I completely agree with you about the importance of Fashion Souls.

The two seem to work so well together. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E. Bandit axe vs Battle axe vs Gyrm axe i'm starting a new character and never used axes before. Many (un)intentional axe whiffs can be recovered nicely with a poke. The reach will help, but what really sold me was the stamina consumption. Dark Souls 2 PVP: Battle Mage (crescent axe - blue flame) - Duration: 11:45. PROTIP: If you are thinking about using a new weapon you are unfamiliar with (this goes for any weapon, not just axes), I strongly suggest making a new character and going through the game with the weapon you plan on using, or one with the same/similar move set. Many times the host has either ignored me (maybe thinking im a good guy? Just wish it had a little more rang, Dark or magic infusion and +10 makes this a great PDW for magic users. The latter gains 140 scaling, so has 420 AR aswell. The result? They are both good weapons. Thanks for reading, I hope you can help me choose which to use. and i level up my STR to 18 to use Bandit Axe 1 Handed.

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