>the first weapon you get is the best
Holy fuck, I mean, I knew FromSoftware were hacks, but this is just embarrassing
I know this is bait, but I'll respond anyway.
There is no real objective "best" weapon in Bloodborne. You can use any of the weapons given to you to finish and fight through the game.
It's really up to the person playing the game of what works best for them.
This isn't your shitty weeb games where you find a new weapon every level that has +2 damage over the last one.
>pick Hunter's Saw
>upgrade to Saw Spear
now we're talking
DROP A BLOOD ROCK ON THIS BEAST OF A WEAPON
>a year later, dlc releases
Moonlight Greatsword automatically trumps all else, sorry kirkbro
Yeah, you proved my point.
Like I took the wheel and just R1 spammed everything to death on one playthrough.
And on another playthrough I R1 spammed everything to death with the hammer.
In this case, the axe worked for you well. Because I can't spin to win for my life, can't get good timing.
>not choosing glorious spin2win or holy wheel&deal
All the weapons are good.
The worst weapons are things like the threaded cane which are actually still really good. You can beat the game with any weapon, it just turns out that that includes the starting weapons. Which I'm okay with.
it's shit in pve too, big stamina use and slow without the strength to compensate like ludwigs
no, PvP should always be an after thought in souls. A big reason why DaS2 isn't as good is because of the focus on PvP
I used it just fine for quite a while. Did good damage and staggered a lot.
>A big reason why DaS2 isn't as good is because of the focus on PvP
And now you're just pulling shit out of your ass.
What's the problem with the Logarius wheel? Literally my favorite weapon.
It's unique, has a pretty cool move set, and it just feels so fucken cool to slam that big bitch on other players head.
Although I have switched to the Moonlight sword. Just to relive myself from the stale state of using the wheel to much.
I don't give a fuck, i love the look and feel of the cane too much to let it go
It also helps that with the top hat and burnt hunter garb i feel like Jack the Ripper with a fancy razor cane
Fuck, I love the reiter, but discovering it on an ARC/BLT build and realizing I couldn't actually convert it to elemental damage was a pain.
'sides, I like the rifle spear more. Pity I can't convert THAT either.
>>A big reason why DaS2 isn't as good is because of the focus on PvP
>And now you're just pulling shit out of your ass.
They wouldn't let you have fun with magic because everytine you got an OP spell, be it from Pyro, Hex, Miracle or magic they wouod nerf it next week because the pvp community cried about unbalance.
They sacrificed the fun if PvE for PvP "balance."
>not upgrading your umbrella handle for the real man's version
Yeah, no. Glad they nerfed shit, senpai. Did you even experience the FoM weapons for the first year? First Spin2Win, then every fag used Dark spells, then MonScim, then the meta changes to everyone using a partially faith build no matter what the fuck they use just so they can cast great magic shield or the cancel magic spell, while they cast their babby magic/lightning/dark/fire weapon buff and then it becomes spam R1 to 2 shot anyone: the game.
Lets not even talk about the havelfags when you inevitably get too high of a soul memory.
Admittedly, I was a little sad when they severely nerfed any gear that buffed spell casting speed. I made one of the first Dual Blueflame builds, and had a glass cannon mystic knight I loved PVPing with. Fucking baiting rolls into Crystal soul spear killed so many scrubs.
When all was said and done, nothing was more satisfying than going berzerker and using Drakekeeper's Greataxe + ceastus off-hand. Killed a mountain of weapon buff babbies, and got my second BoB aura. Those were good times. Bridge is my arenafu.
The biggest problem with Bloodborne is that every single normal weapon is fucking shit. All of them are only useful when they are changed, which makes it pointless to have the weapon changeable in the first place.
Explain? Like are you saying for instance the cane the whip is good, but the sword form isnt? Because for most weapons, thats definitely not true. Most definitely benefit from both forms depending on what enemy/boss you're fighting. Like a Reitter gives you mad poke/thrust to easily 1-2 shot the squid faces, and its short form is fast and gives you swipes for quickly slashing a slow foe like the werewolves to bits, not to mention the utility of the gun in your right hand. I personally love fucking trick weapons, senpai.
That's wrong, though. The Saw Spear and Cleaver's normal versions are better than transformed. The silver sword has its uses the greatsword and hammer don't. Moonlight's default is better for normal fighting without the lasers. etc. etc.
And either way, the transformation attacks are the heaviest hitting moves.
That's because the swords physical damage scales off of Strength and the magic damage scales off of Arcane. Meanwhile, the Fire Saw Spear's damage scales entirely off of Arcane, which is the stat with the best scaling.
If you had 50 STR and 30 ARC, the HMB would do shittons more damage.
>there are people here who have not unlocked the arcane secrets of the logarius wheel
Enjoy getting 1 hit by me unless you have 50 vitality and all three HP runes.
>not knowing the eldritch truth
Other players? Because the stagger damage of the cleaver is pretty low. Unless you mean transforming attack mode (L1 after an R1).
By the way the Axe has the highest poise damage output for stunlocking, and highest regain. One strike can heal 10 to 15 percent of your HP. Its just slower to strike with because its a heavy weapon.
Started with Axe, then subbed the rapier just because it looks nice. I'm not as good with it as the axe, so I can't use it against bosses, especially with its limited moveset
Chill the hell out, faggot. Just about the only redeemable part of DaS2 is the pretty good DLC, and the build variety for PVPing. There was a ton of in-game support for PVPing, you can't deny that is was intended major aspect of the sequel. Sorry you got invaded by a twink one too many times. Play offline next time if you all you want to do is
>MUH SINGLEPLAYER GAMES
Just spent all afternoon beating Laurence. I'd consider him to be the hardest for me only because of his ridiculously unfair damage. The Axe's overhead attack is awesome for hitting high weakpoints
Did you use the Charred Hunter set and the reduced Fire dmg rune? Those really help. Also, dont ever fight that nigga with 0 range weapons like beast claws or No-run-parasite. What a fucking nightmare. Otherwise he and Orphan aint that bad. Laurence's gay ass lingering fire in his attacks is still a little cheap, personally.
The greatsword? That shit is fantastic, it has great attacks and does big damage at higher levels because it scales well with multiple stats
You can probably beat the game with any weapon no problem, just use what ever the fuck you want
maybe the guy doesnt know how to gem it right
Laurence was far and away the hardest boss in the game as far as I'm concerned. There's not a single boss in the main game or DLC that took me more than 4 real tries but I lost count on him
>You failed to address your own argument that the Saw Cleaver has the highest poise damage output
I didn't say that, I said the saw clevear is better than the hunters axe, which it is
I can't prove jack shit, but you know full well you can't beat Bloodborne by mashing the R2 button. Might work on the huntsmen, but anything even past them would kill you if you can't dodge, and late game you almost need to be able to do visceral attacks.
Ludwig's is probably one of the most recommended weapons for beginners. Along with the Saw cleaver and Axe.
It has an excellent moveset, good range, and it can stagger the shit out of some enemies.
I say stick with Ludwig's if it's your first time. You'll get used to the range of the slower two-handed weapons, while not being punished as hard for missing like you would with other slow weapons.
but that's one thing that made Dead Space so cool, you twat
Anon, I love Bloodborne, but the Axe is easy mode. It's totally possible to win the game by charged R2'ing through everything. I've done it myself, and I have cooperated and have invaded players who do the same. It's really shitty, but it's not something you should so vehemently deny.
Can you read friend? No shit I died a couple of times, Im just saying that the Hunter Axes two-handed R2 attack is overpowered, to the point where you dont need to to do anything else.
It's certainly overpowered, but as the other anon said, bosses don't fall down that easily. It's easy mode, yeah, but you acted like it was a breeze. It wouldn't be a breeze to a casual player.
Everyone doing level 4 runs is using it. I guess its definitely top tier in terms of stamina to number of hits ratio.
I use everything except the Threaded cane, depending on the situation. Maybe when I make a female character I'll consider it.
Anyone else notice that ALL the DLC Hunter Nightmare weapons are impossible in the waking world?
The Beasthunter Saif would transform and the blade would be extending in the opposite direction when in folded mode.
Simon's Bowblade would need one of the blades to spin 180 before it can fold and close. And the hunter does this while changing hands from left to right.
The Church Pick extends so for long that its hard to imagine there's anything left inside the pick when extended.
Church cannon would burn your hand/arm.
Whirligig Saw would lose its teeth when spinning. The mace can't fit into the slot and there's no button to activate it.
Point is that compared to the waking world weapons, the DLC weapons are absolutely majestic, as one Mensis scholar says. They're definitely a product of how Kos envisioned the human world. Where for example, Ludwig on a Horse is imagined as a two headed, six limbed single organism, inside the nightmare. In reality he might have just been a dude on a horse.
yes but there's no point to putting points into arcane for the drop rates. It's a nice side effect to having an arcane build, but it's not worth the points if that's all it's for
Went Str/Arc my first play through. Used both Kirkhammer and Moonlight Greatsword and had amazing results. In New Game+ I'm going for Skill build with Church Pick and Saw Spear, and it's going fine so far.
Wish I could farm upgrade material better
As much of the Anons here have stated before it's a matter of finding your comfort zone with the weapons, and dedicating yourself to that weapon and build.
all the weapons in Bloodborne are "the best" you just stuck with the first one you got
this isn't Dark Souls 2 where 90% of the weapons are garbage, all of Bloodborne's weapons are viable to take you to the end if you upgrade them wisely
Cane is pretty much the best skill weapon for the majority of the game because of it's scaling + speed. Reiterpallach is also viable, Church Pick is GOAT if you want to rush the DLC. Also those blades you get from Eileen are good and you can get them immediately if you just kill her in central yarnham
lel no, its L2s are great, and it has a follow up to its charge attack that is instant and send EVERY ENEMY in the GAME flying including pvp-ers.
The parry frames are the same as most other weapons, at the beginning of attacks, and you get mad hyperarmor while attacking.
People dont like it because you need to judge distance VERY VERY carefully to be able to use it with efficiency.
Of course less skilled players are gonna bitch about it being "unusable".
If you've never used cane then keep using it. Otherwise, when you start a character on any build definitely grab Saw Spear and use that up to +6 until you reach the weapon you've planned on investing in. Its R1 is so efficient and strong in non-tricked mode, and mats are super fucking easy to get, especially now with DLC. So, getting +6 on the new whatever weapon you switch to should be instant by the time you get it.
For skill build, like I said, keep using cane if youve never used it. All the starters are great, but cane needs a few upgrades and skill to contend on the same level as the others, but its a relatively safe weapon to use with the whip mode.
If you have DLC, absolutely run to Saif after you beat Amelia. I just made a skill character for BoM and Weebkuyo, and I switched to Saif from the usual spear carry, and I can now personally agree with people saying its one of the best weapons in the game. The lunge on the R1 alone is amazing. Just a cool weapon in general, and you wouldnt understand until taking the chance to try it out.
To add to this theres caution from this anon's suggestion
If you kill Eileen early, you won't be able to get her Rune which is very helpful for Blade of Mercy build.
I've got the threaded cane up to +5 right now, need more twin shards. I think my damage is pretty respectable because I pumped my skill early but then I realized that Vit is actually super fucking important in bloodborne. It's like 11 right now.
I'm more bothered with the way it's held.
In sword form it's fine but whip form is kind of dumb
>Reverse gripping a whip
It'd be better if you held it at the actual handle that you'd use a cane for. The swings would look less awkward.
Don't worry about wasting shards early game.
Getting a weapon to +6 is easy, it's using Chunks and especially Rocks that you need to be careful and choose only what you actually want.
Get as many weapons to +6 as you can and find a favourite.
I too went axe -> ludwigs on my first character.
I too thought that the axe was objectively better until you realize:
>Sword has better return on stamina
>Sword has better stagger in heavy mode
>Sword has better DPS with R1 spam in light mode
Sword has less range, but I would say in most cases is the superior weapon.