I want to stick to a particular weapon in Dark Souls 2, but my weapon is breaking too fast between combats, thus making me switch to another weapon quite often. Is there any way to increase my weapon's durability?

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Decreases the rate durability goes down. To my knowledge...I don't think there's any other way to prolong equipment life.

  • The only other thing that I could recommend besides the Bracing Knuckle Ring would be to take a few of that specific weapon around with you, use lower quality ones and then switch to the higher quality when you fight bosses. This works well at least until you get one of the rings.
    – Ravekner
    Apr 27, 2014 at 13:47

If you are playing on PC, then durability is drastically affected by the improved framerate on this platform.

A reddit user has done lots of research into this, but the long and short of it is that a lot of actions in the game are measured in number of frames. As the PC version runs at 60fps, a number of these actions are doubled up. This mainly affect durability when you swipe through a fading out enemy (after killing them) but it also affects the animation speed of various attacks.

To mitigate the effects, you can use your graphic's card drivers to limit the framerate in DkS2 to 30fps, with the trade-off that movement isn't as fluid.

  • Is this for real? I'm about to burst into manic laughter and tears if this is for real.
    – keeehlan
    Jun 21, 2014 at 19:49

Use the brace knucle ring found in Lost Bastile

  • Kickpuncher11 has already given this answer.
    – Kodama
    May 11, 2014 at 8:45
  • But this does mention that it's found in Lost Bastille, which the other one does not (although the linked article does).
    – 3ventic
    May 11, 2014 at 11:16

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