I think you've just given a great example of why my beloved eagle shield was nerfed
Really getting into daggers with the two new tracer weapons. I feel like a weirdo!
With 38 dex, the Dark Silver Tracer was delivering nearly a 1000 riposte damage. Could not get it to inflict toxic damage on npc's, but still love the R2 animation- feels like you're shanking someone in prison " />
Did some DLC PVP last night, despite the long wait times, it was really good. Actually managed a three win streak although, I wont mention how many deaths that took. Still not great at fishing for back stabs, have to eek wins out by attrition. Most people just sprint in at the start too, no honour. A great way to learn though, iron forges iron and all that bollocks.
One guy just turtled up constantly with an eagle shield and lightning spear and, with a few seconds between deaths before I dropped in again, I couldn't think of the best way to counter...
If memory serves, the bane of my heavy build was any kind of fast magic/pyro/faith. The one thief invader I came across would use something at range to make me dodge then circle round for backstab. I may take a bit to pull off but you only need a couple of hits.