Dark Souls 3
"Dark Souls 3" is getting a patch that will nerf the Dark Sword and adjust other weapons accordingly. From Software

A new patch has landed for “Dark Souls 3” players. It delivers a few nerfs and fixes, the biggest of which would be for the Dark Sword.

Without going into specific figures, FromSoftware only confirmed that the Dark Sword will have reduced weapon efficiency. Other weapons and items that have seen a nerf in some way include Anri’s Straight Sword (reduced scaling effects), Scholar’s Candlestick (reduced sorcery-strengthening properties) and Demon’s Fist (reduced weight).

Not all the weapons received downgrades. A couple of them saw increases and appropriate adjustments, such as the following below:

  • Wolnir’s Holy Word: more faith scaling but adjusted weapon efficiency
  • Crescent Moon Sword: added intelligence scaling, adjusted weapon efficiency
  • Morne’s Great Hammer: added faith scaling and adjusted weapon efficiency
  • Lothric’s Holy Sword: added faith scaling, adjusted weapon efficiency
  • Yorshka’s Spear: increased FP damage effects
  • Greatsword of Judgment: increased attack power
  • Heysel’s Pick: increased intelligence scaling
  • All shield-piercing weapons: added shield-piercing properties to regular attacks
  • All Skills that enchant a weapon with special properties: extended length of effect
  • Obscuring Ring: increased distance at which ring takes effect
  • Hornet Ring: adjusted efficiency
  • Black Serpent: adjusted tracking

The full patch notes can be seen in the official Steam link here.

Just recently, FromSoftware gave a post-mortem evaluation of how the developer had dealt with the Poise Stat issue in the game. Kotaku got in touch with Director Hidetaka Miyazaki, who had acknowledged that the it was dealt with wasn’t the most ideal.

“This isn’t something we are particularly proud of. With how things are handled now, it can be improved and this is an agenda item we’ll be working on in the future,” said Miyazaki to Kotaku. The biggest issue with the Poise Stat is how the developer did not give any concrete explanation as to why the feature was behaving in such a manner.