Is it really that much of a noob trap?

Is it really that much of a noob trap?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It has no scaling

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i used it mostly for the ranged atack

      i use RAW infusion anyway cus im pyro/paladin not your heretic chaos, just old regular cleasing holy fire to burn down sins

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a straight sword. Anything that gets people used to the straight sword moveset is trapping people into failure. Neither fast enough nor heavy enough to properly stun enemies when attacking.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    High base damage for early game with no scaling and poor upgraded damage means that you stomp early game but will get to a point where you're just not effective.
    This is doubled by the fact that most people won't upgrade a different weapon assuming that's just how it's supposed to be.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not really,no
    By the time it starts to get outclassed (sen's fortress) and you start getting into a proper build, you can just buy the fucking shards to get a +10 weapon anyway

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its a noob trap in the sense that a new player may never learn the importance of upgrading as a result. If a new player does figure out the importance of upgrading then it doesn't matter whether they use drake sword or not, because they'll understand when they need to stop using it.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. A new player can't possibly know how to get it. If you are playing with a guide you can't be considered new.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If you are playing with a guide you can't be considered new.
      You have no idea how many new player guides back then recommended getting the drake sword

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I knew about it because I saw the ign video a year before I actually got the game. only info I knew

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, because any "noob" won't get their hands on it, since 99% of people who got it looked it up online.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >DS1 straight swords
    Yes

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I unironically like getting it for Quaelag since every single weapon up to that point deals shit damage in comparison

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Quaelag
      I always just get Mildred to kill her since I usually roll a pyromancer and take the key.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Clearly you've never done a suicide run for the Zweihander as a Bandit, upgraded it as much as you can, and pumped Strength. That's the Drake Sword's other problem, no scaling means someone using it won't invest in their damage stats and will be effectively stuck.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Loved the zweihander in DaS1, that and the scythe were always my go-to weapons

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm going to use that shit on smough and ornstein when I get back to them. I beat them legitimately and my save got corrupted shortly after. Now they're filtering me...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Anor Londo
      >still using the greatsword

      Just upgrade (literally) any 2hander with basic titanite and you'll outclass it by a mile. Summoning Solaire also makes the encounter much easier since the AI can't handle target swapping that well

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Basic pyromancy wrecks them, especially if you focus down Smough first. Just be patient, dodge, throw fireballs at him when you have an opening, and you'll be fine.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It stops you from internalizing important lessons about how to play the game while it's in the easy, early stages and it also drops off very, very hard. You can have a better weapon just by fucking around the Parish and upgrading, say, the Halberd, Claymore, or Zwei at Andre.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *