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    Would Dark hand be a must equipment to have?

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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:16 pm

    It said that it becomes a shield on the left hand and on the right hand it becomes a weapon able to steal humanity from others. big grin Is there really any benefit from having this? How often do you get this drop from the darkwraiths?
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    Post by Extertionist Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:25 pm

    The dark hand is very helpful for getting humanity without farming as no one attacks you after you go all dementor on them. Seriously though, you can drain all the firelink peeps for about 15 humanity and they'll still like you.
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    Post by skarekrow13 Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:34 pm

    I always thought that was weird but it's true. Stealing humanity this way is always a must do before beating the game. My first playthrough I did that and then kindled all the fires I actually use.

    The shield is nice for all around defense. If you plan on taking a hit or two anyway it's worth the less than 100% physical defense it provides as it's really high in everything else. Under the right circumstances it's one of the best shields in the game.
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    Post by Wilkinson3424 Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:36 pm

    yup, and it weighs nothing, so bonus!
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    Post by dancash1808 Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:40 pm

    Eh, its a pretty nice piece of gear, I would hardly call it essential though.
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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:41 pm

    dancash1808 wrote:Eh, its a pretty nice piece of gear, I would hardly call it essential though.
    What shield would you use to replace it? big grin big grin
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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:42 pm

    Extertionist wrote:The dark hand is very helpful for getting humanity without farming as no one attacks you after you go all dementor on them. Seriously though, you can drain all the firelink peeps for about 15 humanity and they'll still like you.
    Wow big grin big grin Thanks for the info
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    Post by dancash1808 Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:44 pm

    I would use a silver knight in general, crest if you are fighting a magic boss
    black knight if fire and on the rare occasions that lightning is necessary effigy. its problem is its stability....
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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:45 pm

    dancash1808 wrote:I would use a silver knight in general, crest if you are fighting a magic boss
    black knight if fire and on the rare occasions that lightning is necessary effigy. its problem is its stability....
    Quick question what shield would you use for defense? Like a all rounder stat shield. big grin big grin happy
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    Post by skarekrow13 Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:50 pm

    All around shields are usually the great shields and mostly due to stability and relatively high all around resistance. dancash gave a good list of specialized shields for certain situations. I personally float between the Shield of Artorias for PvE for stability and a +14 Bloodshield for PvP due to bleed resistance (there's a lot of katanas out there.......plus I use the Lifehunt on occasion), pretty good stats and I have the option to parry when I think I can land one.
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    Post by RANT Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:52 pm

    it kicks *** if you parry, weights next to nothing, has a fast parry and has realy good res, i always is either the dark hand or the heater shield.
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    Post by Wade_Wilson Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:38 pm

    It's extremely overpowered at low levels. Often I clear New Londo early just for the dark hand. Being able to drain dozens of humanity at no cost can seriously buff a low level character.
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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:06 pm

    Wade_Wilson wrote:It's extremely overpowered at low levels. Often I clear New Londo early just for the dark hand. Being able to drain dozens of humanity at no cost can seriously buff a low level character.
    Would you consider SL.234 low level? hehe . big grin big grin big grin big grin
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    Post by dancash1808 Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:52 pm

    Nope, 234 is crazy high, also I would actually say the silver knight is pretty great all around. it parries and such big grin
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    Post by billy_bayonet Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:16 pm

    there is only one problem with the dark hand it cant be upgraded so you cant increase its stabylity i still love it though, the dragging aura it leaves behind is beautiful
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    Post by User Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:26 pm

    Dark Hand is a light use for agains thte Four Kings and their blast attacks. i don't usually use shields, so I use the Dark hand to counter their blasts and save myself some time.

    As well, the the us not needing to scale with this weapon gives it a quality of it being a base eapon, and goes well with ghosts weapons. if you get it early in the game (which you can if you got to New Londo first or close to then), then you can have it as a light shield, while you use Ghost Blades to kill enemies.

    And trust me, the Ghosts and Dark are good at killing.
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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:11 am

    billy_bayonet wrote:there is only one problem with the dark hand it cant be upgraded so you cant increase its stabylity i still love it though, the dragging aura it leaves behind is beautiful
    I agree, big grin It leaves behind a beautiful aura. happy happy
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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:12 am

    What are some quick ways to get the Dark hand by any chance?
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    Post by User Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:13 am

    Darkwraith Killin' Or joining darkwraiths for ONE hand.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:18 am

    I'm a huge proponent of the Dark Hand.
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    Post by User Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:19 am

    I prefer a Skull Lantern
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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:23 am

    Acidic_Cook wrote:I prefer a Skull Lantern
    I mostly use skull lantern when I'm in the tomb of the giants or a place that is dark for me to see. I use skull lantern in dark anor londo just for humorous ideas. big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin
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    Post by SlayerOfThe4Kings Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:23 am

    Acidic_Cook wrote:Darkwraith Killin' Or joining darkwraiths for ONE hand.
    Is getting it from darkwraiths a rare drop?
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    Post by User Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:24 am

    I use the Skull Lantren as my Shield with Yolky

    Drops from Darkwraiths easier to get than Slabs from Darkwraiths. Even more so easier to get Dark hand than Rubbish from dark hands, since they don't drop rubbish... except for chunks.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:36 am

    Farm enough DWs and you should be good on Dark Hands. The drop really isn't that bad.

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