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Dark Sous 3 is an action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published internationally by Bandai Namco.

Dark Souls 3

  • Developer: From Software
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai Entertainment
  • Platforms: Playsation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Release Date: March 24th 2016 (JP) April 12th 2016 (International)

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    • Anonymous

      31 Oct 2019 06:25  

      I had a few free minutes today and I was back playing some DS3 for the first time in awhile and I found a lot of inaccurate info about the best (highest AR) raw weapons in the game. A lot of it seems to stem from the various buffs and nerfs as the patches have changed the way we play the game very significantly from the time it was released until October 2019. I still cannot find an up to date list without individually searching for the specific weapon I want and then cross checking it with the raw infusion. So this is just some things I have come across naturally through trial and error. Note I am only including weapons that are very effectively wielded as raw weapons, meaning no stat investment higher than 13 in any category and weighing no more than 5 units, as the point of using raw weapons is that we want to focus instead on early game survivability by placing points into vigor and endurance, until hitting the soft caps of 40/40.Also it must be a weapon you can obtain early game, as in before Road of Sacrifices.There is however one exception I will make, only because of it's ridiculously high AR and that is the dragonslayer axe. You don't get this weapon until mid gameish (not counting DLC) but at +9 it has a 457 AR. Because of this it has to be mentioned. It's the only raw weapon that I can say is still formidable taking into NG +. However, it requires 18 str and 14 dex, it shares a good deal of split damage coming in the form of lightning, and you have to carefully follow the NPC Sirris's questline in order to receive. That said, many enemies are weak to lightning and the axe can also be buffed with with any resin and features the warcry skill that tacts on even more damage, so you have to mention it at the very least, it's really a monster and all over the PvP scene as I'm sure you all know. It's my favorite raw weapon and I think you might want to consider setting aside enough shards to take it to it's highest level possible as soon as you get it. If you have the ashes DLC, you can make it a +10 weapon the second you get it, and still have two slabs left over, if you have completed that part of the DLC. So that's pretty awesome. So here is my top 5 from highest AR to lowest at the +9 upgrade level (with an * next to the dragonslayer axe as it requires stats above 13): *1.DragonSlayer Axe (received as part of Sirris's questline found behind a gravestone near the Church Of Yorshka bonfire where you will be invaded by an NPC as part of the quest.) 2.Mace (sold by Greirat as soon as you save him) 3.Falchion (this is not a guaranteed drop, it must be farmed, but can be done so very early, check the site for farming location in undead settlement.It's definitely worth your time.) 4.Broadsword (found near the badly nerfed astora sword which makes it a pointless weapon imo) 5.Battle Axe (This is a guaranteed drop if you convert the deep axe into a raw weapon. I would probably not mess with this, but it's a decent raw weapon that features warcry.) I only learned english a couple years ago, I speak it better than I write it, so sorry if I spelled something wrong or have poor grammar. Please feel free to fact check this, I could be wrong about the order, or maybe I missed one that you know about. The one thing that really sucks about this list is that none of these weapons have a thrusting attack (RIP Astroa SS), despite the broadsword having a pointed tip that was designed for thrusting and sharing the same weapon art as the other straight swords. I just wish I knew more about raw weapons before starting the game, because I would have built my character very differently. My second character started as a knight, with a fire gem (first longsword right away!) used a combo of the raw mace and falchion and I was able to just pour stats into vigor and edurance until I got to 40/40. I then got the 18/14 for the dragonslayer axe and it was like the game went into easy mode. I began fine tuning into a strength build that used the insanely good millwood battle axe with a heavy gem, which again made the game feel like easy mode. Even the Ringed City was not bad with that weapon. So I hope this helps one person. Cheers.

      • Anonymous

        31 Oct 2019 00:42  

        Lorewise, what exactly is the motivation for the character to even leave firelink? Is there any urgency for him doing anything? Likely just sit with the depressed hawkwood.

        • Anonymous

          28 Oct 2019 09:00  

          Wish this community would get a little less toxic. God I can barely win without getting reported. Then every time I win a few times then the person gets lucky they throw dung pies and point down. These chimps need to go back to fortnite. Can barely play without this happening. Sitting here using a dagger and they think they are hot***** r1 spamming getting 1 out of 6 kills and think they are good enough to throw dung and point down. Scrubs.

          • Anonymous

            20 Oct 2019 02:21  

            Fun fact ----> If you play through all of the trilogy and finish them all you will be left with: A sense of accomplishment ... and a massive hangover.

            • Anonymous

              28 Aug 2019 10:24  

              is there a new cheat at work? Get constant "host lost connection" as a blue and then send back ALWAYS shortly before I kill the invader. Happened in swamp area and cathedral.

              • Anonymous

                26 Aug 2019 03:26  

                Hello everyone I’ve recently passed DS3 and I loved it. I’m starting a new char is it possible for anyone to mule me? I’m on the ps4 and my username is bao_11, if you guys can thank you!

                • Anonymous

                  07 Aug 2019 00:11  

                  I own a PS4, but I always play souls games, and hardcore RPGs the require 100s-1000s of hours on PC for obvious reasons. The PC scene, like others have said is very active at all SL's. But when I was showing my friends son how to develop a build on PS4, I think we only had 1-2 invasions and about 6 summons for Darkmoon, in about 60 hours of total playtime. So a full normal playthrough with the DLC. So it's pretty dead. I do know for a fact, that some PC users have ways to edit there save files in such a way that it can travel to their Xbox's. Because a large number of serious PC gamers use the Windows OS, there seem to be ways through certain programs to make your PC save compatible with Microsoft systems. There are several videos on youtube where people transfer their saves into Xbox from PC and vice versa. I was able to take my Skyrim save from my old 360 and transfer it to the PC and then back again onto the 360. I'm guessing it might be more challenging to do it on Xbox One, but I watched a guy do it on youtube do it with several games, including DS 3 from PC to Xbox. So that is something to consider.

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Jul 2019 01:01  

                    I don't know what yall are talking about. I just came over from PS4 in the last month, on Xbox one now and I literally have to either play offline or join a covenant that does not auto summon you in if I wanna focus on the game. It's constant PvP. However it relies a lot on the blues and the dark covenants. Like for the Blades I got the 30 proofs I needed in about 5 hours yesterday afternoon. So from my experience the xbox community is a lot more active in terms of console play.

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Jul 2019 09:11  

                      I'm also on Xbox One. There is still a small PvP community, but it mainly consists trashy cheaters. So what I do mainly is Co-op with newer players that what help early on. My current character is the jack of all trades build that I got up to level 350. So drop me a gamertag and we can set a password. Then I can help you out early, especially if you don't have the DLC, as I could drop you some Titanite of different sizes that might make the game a little less frustrating early on for ya. But it will still be very challenging I promise. I'm on a lot and love playing quest Co-op as a supporting character, it's a lotta fun. Hit me up anyone.

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Jul 2019 11:42  

                        I'm not sure how many people are still playing online via console, but it's pretty dead on PS4, I'm now playing on Xbox One and it's pretty much the same as PS4. I know online PC is still great. If anyone on here see's this and wants to get up some Co-op or PvP on Xbox, reply and I'll shoot you my gamertag. My character is almost 400, so if you are a newer player and want some help with a campaign, hit me up.

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