All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. if you're always two handing your claymore go for 27 STR and 40 Dex as 2handing gives you the extra points to bump it to 40. Been having fun with Chaos infusion. This sword works well with both a magic build or a faith build, or also works well with resins if you don't want to invest tons of time into building it. on top of that, no regrets at all. Meanwhile with sharp weapons, the damage per dex investment drops at 40, but then picks up at about 60. Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].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". Other half: Hee hee hee big sword go clank, Heavy infusion:60Str/13Dex = 509AR 1HVS40/40 quality Build 1H:Refined = 496No infusion = 493. Find a way to buff your Claymore with lightning/fire. Most standard attacks reset your poise health to 80%, most weapon arts reset it to 100%, and waiting around 30 seconds without getting hit will also reset to 100%. You get more AR from a 66/13 str/dex build heavy infused compared to a 40/40 str/dex build refined infused. The poise required for Greatswords to avoid being staggered by certain attacks is as follows: Found on the plateau where the fire breathing Dragon rests (near the first Bonfire) in. You could go 66/13 str/dex heavy and put 15 points in faith for a blessed buff. If you are tanking through UGS in a trade with a Claymore or Bastard Sword you are doing something wrong to begin with. anyone else here get roll caught to***** by this thing? stop acting like a child and let people use what weapons they want, its a damn video game, Half of the comments: NOoOoOo YoU CaN't uSe GrEaTswOrDs CaSuLL! Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hitAttack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St). All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used. recently, i bought dark souls 3 and i saw that the weapon infusion in this game is quite different where it has heavy, sharp and what not... so, i just wanna ask, if i want to make a quality build, should i infuse it with refined gem or leave it as +10? The world of Dark Souls 3 is littered with hollow enemies and hollow bosses which makes the Hollowslayer Greatsword a powerful weapon to have on hand. Carthus Flame Arc/Lightning Blade for that. and don't you forget, again, to throw your claymore on the trash can, goodbye. Like more than Lothric knight straight sword? Gael's greatsword's damage is closest one to claymore. 7.26: infinite trades vs small weapons 2h R1, 13.89: infinite trades vs small weapons 2h WDR1, 39.72: infinite trades vs all small weapons WA, 42.04: single trade vs GS 2h WDR1 (single trade vs small weapons 2h R1 with 2h running and rolling attacks), (If your name is not on THIS list, please do not post videos here. © Valve Corporation. This highly versatile weapon can be swung broadly or thrusted. Use whatever armor you'd like from there, since it hardly matters. Claymore is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. If you wish to post videos, please click the link and apply in the thread), Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Welcome to all poise based weapons. Claymore has better slightly better scaling, and the Flamberge has slightly better base damage plus bleed. It's a little hard to explain, but the soft cap is kind of 40. and don't you forget to throw the weak ***more in the trash can, you're welcome haha, guys i would recommend you throwing this sword on the trash and switching to a Flamberge, i mean, Flamberge is THE greatsword which is better at everything compared to ***more, so i don't get why people still use this, maybe they just had bad luck when trying to get the Flamberge from the hollow slave? If you play on console at 30 FPS, the displayed values will be halved. So does Scotland exist in the Dark Souls universe? Note that this information is all measured in frames per second (FPS). What this means is that there are two different poise breakpoints that you need to keep in mind; there is an "infinite trade" breakpoint and a "trade once with reset" breakpoint, both of which are displayed in the poise calculator. All Greatswords have a motion value of 195 on backstab, 245 on riposte, and 60 + 220 on. at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. The complete of version I have thought in this build is at 146 SL with all the rings and with 30 vigor, 30 endurance,70 vitality, 60 strength and 20 dexterity for equiping the Dragonslayer Greatbow. That is like saying you hit 95% of people with UGS attacks. For Dark Souls on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Making a claymore build. Having played all of the souls games, I can easily say this one is my favorite. To answer your question, the Claymore is situationally very useful in certain scenarios, but the problem is that it occupies a "middle road" where it doesn't really standout in any particularly category. Damn, now I want to start using it again.... Something just feels right about swinging that thing around. User Info: -MrMojoRisin--MrMojoRisin-2 years ago #5. Raw is better earlier on, IMO. It has stood the test of time, and a loyal friend on each and every playthrough. By that I mean 40/40 is best for a quality build, however strength builds normally go to 66 strength, that way when you two hand a weapon it scales as if you have 99. Not a good argument. This build is also around fasion and RP. sp, or Shield Pokes, are a unit of measurable distance to determine the range of a weapon. Less FPS means a faster action. if you wanna build around the claymore a strength build is better than a quality build. Long answer: I've used the Claymore pretty much as my only weapon thus far (I'm at Irithyll in NG+). if you wanna build around the claymore a strength build is better than a quality build. to people who say claymore is trash and only noobs use it: i am in ng+3 and my heavy +10 claymore has stayed viable and consistently powerful the entire game, not a single weapon has out damaged it and it only grows more powerful as i git more gud. Raw Astora Sword was my go to side weapon on pyro build. Claymore guide with all stats, location, upgrades, lore, and tips. The original isn't always the best...unless it's the Claymore. Or is that just me lmao. The covenatn you choose would be up to your prefare role play. I plan to play SL120 and above so scaling above that is still relevant to note in my case. It is also important to note that while this is not the frame data for attack speed and recovery, those values are fairly similar to the ones listed. I did a Raw infusion on a Claymore for the vast majority of my first Pyromancer playthrough since I knew I could buff it with flame arc, magic weapon ect. So, basically, this is the ‘PVPer’s bane of existence’.I like it. What stats should I level and how far? Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. ". Hyper Armor prevents you from being staggered during its active frames. This thing is amazing. Poise health is another component of Hyper Armor. Sure claymore can tank through a weak scythe but cant poise through two UGS R1s or any of the other things stomp can. (Extra gains at 22.3, 27, 32.5, 35.1, 45.6, 50.1 - getting to those values can allow to poise through more heavy attacks).