An extremely popular "easy build" near launch was power-stanced maces because repeated application of the power attack would … Also, DS2 has the most reliable / easiest to use multiplayer, so you can pretty much summon multiple people to help you through any boss you're having issues with. This is for XBOX controller. (Easy fight, use an ascetic.) For Dark Souls II on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "dual-Wielding Ultra Greatsword and Power Stance". DS 2 was like the black sheep which I never got into. With Dark Souls 2's power stance system, this is easy to do. Southern Ritual Band +2 - More attunement slots. I have the prepare to die edition of Dark Souls 1 so I played it mostly as a single player. It was a fun and different way to approach the game, and I am by no means an expert Souls player. Power Stance works by holding down Y or Triangle depending on your console. I kind of feel Power Stance was one of the best things about Dark Souls 2. Dark Souls 2: How to earn more souls and upgrade your Estus Flask (Video Guide) You need 20 Int/Faith to get it, but you can farm up enough souls to make the jump from 5 faith to 20 then just burn a soul vessel and put it into more important things. You need two weapons of the same type in each hand (two clubs, two daggers, two short swords, two great swords) and 1.5x the stats required to wield the weapons. This is best done with the vanilla Greatsword, although the Zweihander is also a great option. Power Stance Power Stance is important when playing as a dual wield character as it enables you to incorporate your right-hand weapon when attacking with your left hand. NG+ Skeleton Lords. Maces in Dark Souls 2 have pretty good poise damage (what you referred to as "stamina damage"), but it's not enough to stagger everything. DS 3 I really liked and played it mostly for it's straight forward co-op and pvp. Clear Bluestone Ring +2 - More casting speed. Is anyone else put out by the lack of Power Stance? The summary is that Dark Souls 1 changed everything for me, absolutely everything. You want that second CMW. All Discussions Screenshots Artwork Broadcasts Videos News Guides Reviews ... Press down and hold Y to enter power stance when dual wielding. DARK SOULS™ II. Last edited by Koross; Apr 24, 2014 @ 8:08pm #2. glaphen. It was cool and fun and effective - though not … I did a quality build, but I ended up dual wielding and using power stance in lieu of using a shield.