Zweihander vs Greatsword; User Info: A7X_Nightmare. Hollowslayer Greatsword is pretty fashion souls, but the claymore is probably a better weapon in the long run because it can be infused and upgraded much more conveniently. The last known battle in which it is considered to have been used in a significant number was the Battle of Killiecrankiei… Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; Any generally straight bladed double edged sword large enough that it required the use of two hands to wield it effectively. I don't know which one I prefer. If you don't need the scales for another weapon (which you probably will, just sayin) then you can upgrade em both at the same time. A large two-handed sword historically used by the Scottish Highlanders. Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. Also, as it's a boss weapon, Hollowslayer will give you better AR for the first half of the game but might be outdamaged later on (haven't tested it for the full game as I switched out to the Dragonslayer Axe). :D You get it in the first area and I'm still using it in irithyll. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). It was used in the constant clan warfare and border fights with the English from circa 1400 to 1700. I was going down the list of weapons in my phb, adjusting the weights and such, and renaming a couple, and one thing I noticed was that based on illustrations, a lot of the weights they give are far too heavy, like the mislabled "Longsword" weighs 4 lbs according to the phb. © Valve Corporation. Although claymores existed as far back as the Wars of Scottish Independence they were smaller and few had the typical quatrefoil design (as can be seen on the Great Seal of John Balliol King of Scots). The term two-handed sword, used as a general term, may refer to any large sword designed to be used primarily with two hands: Hollowslayer Greatsword is pretty fashion souls, but the claymore is probably a better weapon in the long run because it can be infused and upgraded much more conveniently. Well, Claymore has better strength scaling and Hollowslayer has better dex scaling. The two-handed claymore was a large sword used in the late Medieval and early modern periods. on a side note, is it effective agianst the Abyss Watchers? Any opinions on this? I prefer the Broadsword... Is that bad? Hollowslayer Greatsword better then the Claymore? I need help deciding between these two swords. As nouns the difference between greatsword and claymore is that greatsword is any generally straight bladed double edged sword large enough that it required the use of two hands to wield it effectively while claymore is a large two-handed sword historically used by the scottish highlanders. All rights reserved. Is it worth it to invest in it now or keep my Raw Greatsword +3 ? This humble weapon is obtained early in the game by dropping from enemies that use it in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. See Wiktionary Terms of Use for details. Also, why not both? A7X_Nightmare 7 years ago #1. I was wondering if the great sword that typically appears in D&D games qualifies more as a great sword or as a claymore. It deals 138 base damage has a low weight to minimize stamina consumption and has the incredibly useful Stance skill. (usually capitalized) A Claymore antipersonnel mine. my +8 Claymore has seem me through up to the dancer and she went down on the 3rd try so it's my choice for sure. The Greatsword is more versatile due to its moveset, but less practical due to its shorter range and weight.