1) Bows and Pyromancy Flame: Does it matter which hand I equip them to? I know my sword does less damage in the left hand, but does this apply to ALL weapons?
2) Shields: What does it mean to upgrade them to "Magic," "Fire," "Lightning," etc? Do they protect more against that particular element? I'm trying to decide how to proceed with my beloved Grass Crest Shield +10. It doesn't seem to scale very well (especially since I'm a Dex build), so is there a downside to going down the Magic or Fire paths instead of Normal?