Instead of weapon art you can just pause slightly before another two swings and you'll end up with more damage. © Valve Corporation. Now all you have to do is quickstep into an r1 and roll catch them a couple of times, repeat. ". Strength stats with int/faith for a buff. It gives you fast roll with exactly the right amount of weight! Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). The Parrying Dagger is a dagger in Dark Souls. I'm using a blessed dagger +10 on a faith build, it is both overpowered, and ridiculously fun. For Dark Souls III on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Is it only a Chaos dagger on a Dark build that has good riposte damage? Bleed actually works properly in dark souls one. On to the topic of damage, you don't need it. Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls) Daggers are a weapon type in Dark Souls. Hornet ring. Though it isn’t the strongest around, it’s still a viable one. A UGS or a Great Hammer shouldn't be as quick at backstabs as a dagger!! For other uses, see Daggers (Dark Souls II)and Daggers (Dark Souls III). -Opting for a poison gem isn't a great idea either since it only does about 3 damage per second (anyway it was the case the last itme I tested it).-Backstabbing doesn't do that much more damage than any conventionnal weapon (ultra great swords asside) which itself doesn't make daggers shine for their critical bonuses like they did in the two first titles.__________I had so much trouble at my current point in the game (the extra zone with Sengoku SS3 dragron's zone) that I considered trying another weapon with a scalling based on luck (Enri's sword) and the result was so much better that I can no longer use my bandit dagger as it does lesser damage (critical included). Actually the only poise weapons worth worrying about here are the regular greatswords and hammers. Just for shits and giggles. Daggers are a Weapon Category in Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2. • But more importantly, it is unique. Also, it can't be used while knocked down like dodge can.All in all, daggers don't get as much credit as they deserve. Title 1. So now I'm experimenting with weapon buffs, since they don't care how puny your base damage is. Not all details will fit in this table. Alternately, using the bandit's knife with hollow infusion, high luck and bleed resin is another good way to inflict bleed while dealing moderate damage as well.Being a caster and giving daggers a spell buff like (great/crystal) magic weapon, lightning, or whatever spells you're using is a great way to deal backup damage when low on FP and ashen estus. ... the Forest will be open, the first three Firekeeper Souls, Parry Dagger, maybe the Composite Bow, Havel, etc. It’s the “All Status Effect build-up” build. The thrall axe has quickstep too, maybe as an offhand or an alternative. I believe DamnNoHTML concluded that the Sharp Dagger with a buff is easily the best damage output of any quick step dagger, and that seems about right.