I ended up with an Enchanted Uchigatana+5 which I'm very happy with, but thought that the Moonlight Greatsword would be worth a try, since it scales S with INT. So I upgraded the MLGS to +5, looked at the stats and was a bit dissapointed, that it doesn't beat the Uchi in terms of damage output. I gave it a go anyways – just for fun – because getting it from Seath was a real pain (took me like 15 tries). At some point I switched back to my Uchi and was surprised that it does less damage than the MLGS.
How is that possible? The stats menu says that the Uchi has an attack power of 494 and the MLGS has 480. But if I hit a rat for example, I do 316 damage with the Uchi and 373 with the MLGS.
I thought after 15+ playthroughs I finally know how everything in the game works, but it looks like I'm missing something here.
My current stats are:
Would be great if someone could help me out here.