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Dark Souls 2 Update 1.15 Out Soon, Includes Weapon and Armor Balance Changes

March 31, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Before Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin releases, Bandai Namco is giving update 1.15 to owners of the original Dark Soul 2, balancing a ton of different weapons and armor.

Set to go live on April 1 at 2am PT/5am ET/10am CET/6pm JST, here’s all the balance changes found in patch 1.15 for Dark Souls 2 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC:

  • Weapon “Thief Dagger” increase of the attack power
  • Weapon “Broken Thief Sword” increase of the poise damage amount and decrease of the durability level.
  • Weapon “Manikin Knife” addition of the bleeding effect
  • Weapon “Royal Dirk” increase of the attack power of the counter attack, and the durability level
  • Weapon “Red Rust Sword” increase of the poise damage amount, attack property changed to slash during the both-handed normal attack
  • Weapon “Sun Sword” Menu display changed to “slash / thrust”
  • Weapon “Drakekeeper’s Sword” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Mail Breaker” increase of the damage amount at the fatal blow
  • Weapon “Spider’s Silk” increase of the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Espada Ropera” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Manikin Sabre” addition of the bleeding effect
  • Weapon “Melu Scimitar” increase of the durability level, increase of the necessary soul for repair
  • Weapon “Washing Pole” attack property changed to thrust during one-hand strong attack, one-hand dash attack, both-handed dash attack
  • Weapon “Chaos Blade”, “Blacksteel Katana” increase of the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Thorned Greatsword”, “Moonlight Greatsword” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Bluemoon Greatsword” decrease of the necessary soul for repair
  • Weapon “Mirrah Greatsword” increase of the necessary skill level and the status correction value, decrease of the attack power and the durability level
  • Weapon “Black Knight Greatsword” decrease of the necessary attunement
  • Weapon “Old Knight Greatsword” decrease of the necessary strength, increase of the poise damage amount
  • Weapon “Hand Axe”, “Battle Axe”, “Bandit Axe” increase of attack power
  • Weapon “Infantry Axe” decrease of the necessary strength, the consumption of dexterity and stamina, and the durability level, increase of the poise damage amount
  • Weapon “Gyrm Axe” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Dragonslayer’s Crescent Axe” increase of the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Butcher’s Knife” increase of the poise damage amount and the HP recovery amount during attack
  • Weapon “Lion Greataxe” increase of the attack power
  • Weapon “Giant Stone Axe” increase of the attack power and the poise damage amount
  • Weapon “Gyrm Greataxe” increase of the attack power, the poise damage amount, and the durability level
  • Weapon “Black Knight Greataxe” increase of the poise damage amount, decrease of the necessary attunement
  • Weapon “Drakekeeper’s Greataxe” increase of the durability level, attack property changed to slash during both-handed strong attack
  • Weapon “Morning Star” increase of the bleeding effect
  • Weapon “Reinforced Club” increase of the attack power, decrease of the durability level
  • Weapon “Handmaid’s Ladle” addition of the adaptation positive correction, increase of the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Blacksmith’s Hammer” increase of the poise damage amount
  • Weapon “Black Dragon Warpick” attack property changed to thrust
  • Weapon “Aldia Hammer” attack property changed to thrust, increase of the necessary dexterity, and the status correction value
  • Weapon “Pickaxe” attack property changed to thrust, increase of the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Gyrm Great Hammer” increase of the attack power
  • Weapon “Iron King Hammer” increase of the status correction value and the durability level
  • Weapon “Malformed Skull” addition of the bleeding effect
  • Weapon “Old Knight Hammer” increase of the poise damage amount
  • Weapon “Drakekeeper’s Great Hammer” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Sacred Chime Hammer” decrease of the stamina consumption amount
  • Weapon “Spitfire Spear” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Gargoyle Bident” increase of the necessary strength, status correction value, and the attack power of the counter attack, decrease of the necessary dexterity
  • Weapon “Dragonslayer Spear” attack property changed to thrust during one-hand strong attack and both-handed strong attack
  • Weapon “Heide Lance”, “Heide Greatlance”, “Chariot Lance” increase of the stamina consumption amount during dash attack
  • Weapon “Grand Lance” increase of the stamina consumption amount and the durability level during dash attack
  • Weapon “Great Scythe” increase of the attack power
  • Weapon “Great Machete” increase of the attack power, decrease of the stamina consumption amount
  • Weapon “Full Moon Sickle” increase of the attack power, the poise damage amount, and the durability level
  • Weapon “Crescent Sickle” increase of the attack power and magic attack power
  • Weapon “Scythe of Nahr Alma” increase of the attack power
  • Weapon “Bone Scythe” increase of the attack power and , decrease the durability level and the status correction value
  • Weapon “Scythe”, “Santier’s Spear” Menu display changed to “slash / thrust”
  • Weapon “Mastodon Halberd” increase of the poise damage amount and the weight
  • Weapon “Black Knight Halberd” increase of the Fire attack power, addition of the necessary faith
  • Weapon “Old Knight Halberd”, “Knight Halberd”, “Old Knight Pike” increase of the poise damage amount, Menu display changed to “slash / thrust”
  • Weapon “Drakekeeper’s Warpick” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Claws” increase of bleeding attack power
  • Weapon “Malformed Claws” increase of the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Manikin Claws” addition of the bleeding effect
  • Weapon “Whip” increase of the status correction value
  • Weapon “Notched Whip” increase of the bleeding attack power and the status correction value
  • Weapon “Bloodied Whip” increase of the attack power
  • Weapon “Old Whip” decrease of the damage amount at the fatal blow
  • Weapon “Olenford’s Staff” increase of the cast speed
  • Weapon “Bell Keeper Bow” decrease of the attack power, the status correction value, the necessary strength, the necessary dexterity, and the weight
  • Weapon “Smelter Sword”, “Drakewing Ultra Greatsword” attack property changed to thrust during both-handed strong attack
  • Weapon “King’s Ultra Greatsword” increase of the poise damage amount, physical property damage reduction, dark property damage reduction and the durability level
  • Weapon “Pursuer’s Ultra Greatsword” increase of the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Drakekeeper’s Ultra Greatsword” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Crypt Blacksword” increase of the physical property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Black Knight Ultra Greatsword” increase of the fire attack power, addition of the necessary faith
  • Weapon “Old Knight Ultra Greatsword” increase of the poise damage amount
  • Weapon “Lost Sinner’s Sword” increase of the fire property damage reduction , attack property changed to thrust during both-handed rolling attack
  • Weapon “Stone Twinblade” increase of the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Twinblade” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Benhart’s Parma” increase of the magic property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Iron parma” increase of the reception ability
  • Weapon “Llewellyn Shield” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Drangleic Shield” increase of the magic property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Shield of the Insolent” increase of the dark property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Stone Parma” increase of the lightning and fire property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Grand Spirit Tree Shield” increase of the fire and magic property damage reduction, decrease of the weight
  • Weapon “Moon Butterfly Shield” increase of the physical property damage reduction, decrease of the weight
  • Weapon “Slumbering Dragon Shield” increase of the physical, lightning, and cursing property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Chaos Shield” increase of the physical, magic, lightning, and dark property damage reduction, decrease of the reception ability
  • Weapon “Wooden Shield” increase of the magic and lightning property damage reduction and the reception ability
  • Weapon “Drakekeeper’s Shield” increase of the durability level and the weight
  • Weapon “Bone Shield” increase of the physical and magic property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Drakekeeper’s Greatshield”, “Greatshield of Glory” increase of the durability level
  • Weapon “Sunlight Parma” increase of the lightning and poison property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Blossom Kite Shield” increase of the magic and poison property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Wicked Eye Greatshield” increase of the physical property damage reduction
  • Weapon “Bound Wooden Shield” Menu display changed to “Parry / Strike”
  • Weapon “Transgressor’s Leather Shield” increase of the dark property damage reduction and weight
  • Weapon “Vessel Shield” increase of the fire property damage reduction, decrease of the weight
  • Weapon “Umbral Dagger” increase of the damage amount at the fatal blow
  • Weapon “Retainer’s Short Sword” increase of the necessary attunement and the magic correction value, decrease of the necessary strength
  • Weapon “Ice Rapier” increase of the attack power of the special attack during strong attack, decrease of the shot speed
  • Weapon “Eleum Loyce” decrease of the necessary faith, increase of the durability value
  • Weapon “Bewitched Alonne Sword” increase of the durability value, attack property changed to thrust during one-hand strong attack, one-hand dash attack, and both-handed dash attack
  • Weapon “Drakeblood Greatsword” increase of the attack power and the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Sanctum Mace” increase of the poison attack power
  • Weapon “Yorgh’s Spear” increase of the durability level and the attack power of the counter attack
  • Weapon “Rampart Golem Lance” increase of the stamina consumption amount during dash attack
  • Weapon “Wrathful Axe” increase of the durability value, decrease of the dark correction value, Adjustment of the special attack triggering time during both-handed strong attack
  • Weapon “Possessed Armor Greatbow” increase of the durability value and the status correction value
  • Weapon “Sorcerer’s Twinblade” decrease of the necessary strength, the necessary dexterity, the necessary faith, and the stamina consumption amount, addition of the magic correction
  • Weapon “Ivory King Ultra Greatsword” increase of the necessary attunement and the magic attack power, addition of the magic correction
  • Weapon “Aged Smelter Sword” increase of the durability level, attack property changed to thrust during both-handed strong attack
  • Armor “Astrologist’s Robe”, “Astrologist’s Gauntlets”, “Astrologist’s Bottoms” decrease of the weight
  • Armor “Mask of Judgment”, “Manchettes of Judgment”, “Tights of Judgment” increase of the resistance to poison
  • Armor “Black Witch Veil” increase of the resistance to magic and curse
  • Armor “Black Witch Domino Mask” decrease of the HP decreasing rate
  • Armor “Peasant Hat” addition of the faith positive correction, addition of the attunement negative correction
  • Armor “Peasant Attire”, “Peasant Long Gloves”, “Peasant Trousers” addition of the adaptation positive correction, addition of the attunement negative correction
  • Armor “Syan’s Helm”, “Syan’s Armor”, “Syan’s Gauntlets”, “Syan’s Leggings” increase of the resistance to fire
  • Armor “Singer’s Dress” increase of the resistance to magic, fire, lightning, and dark
  • Armor “Vengarl’s Helm” addition of the vitality positive correction
  • Armor “Rusted Mastodon Helm”, “Rusted Mastodon Armor”, “Rusted Mastodon Gauntlets”, “Rusted Mastodon Leggings” increase of the resistance to dark
  • Armor “Old Knight Helm”, “Old Knight Gauntlets”, “Old Knight Leggings” increase of the toughness
  • Armor “Looking Glass Mask” addition of the faith positive correction
  • Armor “Agdayne’s Cuffs” addition of the faith positive correction
  • Armor “Llewellyn Armor”, “Llewellyn Gloves”, “Llewellyn Shoes” increase of the toughness
  • Armor “Creighton’s Steel Mask”, “Creighton’s Chainmail”, “Creighton’s Chain Gloves”, Creighton’s Chain Leggings” increase of the resistance to bleeding
  • Armor “Cale’s Helm” addition of the dexterity positive correction and the endurance positive correction
  • Armor “Bell Keeper Helmet”, “Bell Keeper Bellyband”, “Bell Keeper Cuffs”, “Bell Keeper Trousers” increase of the resistance to lightning
  • Armor “Mad Warrior Mask” addition of the adaptation positive correction
  • Armor “Targray’s Helm”, “Targray’s Armor”, “Targray’s Manifers”, “Targray’s Leggings” increase of the resistance to lightning
  • Armor “Retainer Robe” increase of the resistance to fire
  • Spell “Soul Appease” working to anything else other than Hollows.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin launches this Friday in Europe, with North America getting it on April 7.

[Source: Bandai Namco]