I have started a stagger lock build on Dark Souls 2, and I am not doing so well. I am using two daggers and power stance.

I want to be able to stagger lock anything that is not completely immune to the effect. I intend to have high damage output, but I know I will need a lot of upgrading.

What can I do to build a good 'stagger lock' character?

  • I understand you wanting to correct my grammar... hardly. But do you have any advice, like really? Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 20:57
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    You're going to need to add some more information. Perhaps include your current build, and what you want to change/improve, or what you want to use/aim for. As of right now, this question is way to broad to get a good answer.
    – Ben
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 23:02
  • Well for one I really would like to deal fair damage, which I am sure I can only do with tons of upgrading. But im also wanting to know how to get it so I can stagger lock almost anything... well anything that it is possible to do so to. I am currently trying a stagger lock role by equipping two beginning daggers and using power stance. I would love to keep just daggers as they are the lightest weapons in the game. Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 23:51
  • Tried making this less broad :/ that said, I wouldn't go as far as to say this is primarily opinion based.
    – user106385
    Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 0:09
  • Thanks timelord64 but do you have any advice Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 0:17

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well, stone ring is the first item you need for staggering since you stagger the enemy when your poise damage is higher than your opponent's poise also heavy weapons like clubs, hammers, ultra greatswords usually have more poise damage than daggers.
also as an extra fact if you're going for a melee build that'll spam on opponent you should have high poise in case of attacking same time with your opponent so I advice you to use ring of giants +2 too

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