Curious why everyone loves the BSS over the Uchi. level 1. 23 Jan 2019 16:46 . if you go dex/int hybrid just go +15 with a 40 dex 32 int for the full power of balder side sword and the crystal magic weapon buff also to hit hard with the tin crystalization catalyst. What are the best stats for a balder side sword build in the remaster? Went to farm the knights at Sen's, BSS drops during the second run through. Submit. 19 Jun 2019 18:45 . Doesn't even have to beat the Balder Side Sword or any of the other straight swords, just needs to be made into a more viable weapon for endgame PvE usage. For Dark Souls on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Why is the balder side sword considered really good? report. Gold Tracer also has crazy high bleed build-up, so that's worth considering despite its lack of enchantability and a bit lower attack power. Right now I have a SL 40 lightning claymore build with +5 for invading anor londo, but the balder sword seems way better. Don't farm Balder Side Sword in Undead Parish! "Balder was the home of Knight King Rendal, but the kingdom was … The Balder Side Sword is dropped by Balder Knights (sword) found in the Undead Parish and Sen's Fortress. They are seen carrying either a straight sword, rapier, or crossbow. Reading online I saw the Balder Side Sword mentioned as a very good weapon. Reply Replies (2) 16 +1. Balder Side Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Took 5 mins. Uchi does more damage, and seems to have the same range (which is bull, considering a standard Uchigatana is no bigger then 2.5 feet, and this thing is... well, not,) The move sets are somewhat similar too, although the uchi has a longer ranged R2, and has a (slow) chop with you two handed R2. As far as DPS goes, I don't think it's really possible for Balder Side Sword to match a Falchion, much less Painting Guardian Sword. The knights of the ancient kingdom of Balder wielded these rock-solid, long swords which are excellent for thrust attacks." I did notice that they aren't the same knights. share. Archived. It does seem like a very good weapon, with good range, fast attacks with low stamina usage and generally good damage. King_Havel. Balder was the homeland of the Knight King Rendal, but it came to ruin after a great many Undead were spawned. This thread is archived. ". Sort by. The Rapier variant of the Balder Knight can switch stances, holding its weapon at chest level, pointed at the player. Close. 0. 72% Upvoted. So I spent several hours farming for it, and now have it raised to +10. I didn't know this sword counts as divine! Reply Replies (5) 31 +1. If you go full int just go enchanted to have a solid melee weapon when the spells dont work or the enemy gets too close. hide. I was farming the knights in the Parish for a few hours, nothing. you can always keep resins just in case you don't want to invest levels for magic buffs. Don't farm Balder Side Sword in Undead Parish! if you go dex/int hybrid just go +15 with a 40 dex 32 int for the full power of balder side sword and the crystal magic weapon buff also to hit hard with the tin crystalization catalyst. Submit . Drops. Also known as Balder's Undead Knight, these fully armored undead knights hail originally from the land of Balder. Anonymous. There are three varieties of Balder Knights: Side Sword, Rapier, and Crossbow. Posted by u/[deleted] 6 years ago. save. best. Balder Side Sword build. 8-1. Characteristics [ edit | edit source ] The Balder Side Sword improves on the already good straight sword moveset by making the second strong attack another thrust rather than the usual upward swing (which has shorter range). 1-1. Those wielding rapiers are stronger and drop more souls. If you go full int just go enchanted to have a solid melee weapon when the spells dont work or the enemy gets too close. the balder side sword's stabbing r2 deals a large amount of damage, and the regular swings deal enough that buffing is not necessary (on a side note buffing is never necessary for pve). Good to know. 160-500 souls; Balder Side Sword (1% Side Sword Wielder) The Balder Side Sword only has a 1% drop rate from Balder Knights, but it’s worth the effort to grind out as early as the Undead Parish. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. the leo ring can make the side sword's thrusting attack even more powerful . 16 comments. The Balder Side Sword is … While its stance is altered thus, the Balder Knight can parry. I think I'd even favor Flamberge over BSS.