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The best weapons of Dark Souls.
I would personally say that the uchigatana is the best. Very fast and has bleed. Brought down the Four Kings on New Game and New Game+ both on my first try.
My first play through, I used Quelaag's Furysword on Four Kings and did fine. The second time I used my trusty Divine Murakumo +10 and decked out in full Havel's Armor. Sure, I could barely move, but the King's didn't stand a chance.
If you bred HK-47, Shale, Chai Ka and Wrex, the gaming world would explode from sheer badassery.
I will have to suggest that load out to my brother-in-law. Sounds like you and him have similar fighting styles and he is having some trouble with the Kings. Does it work well with Ornstein and Smough also?
I have to go with....... I love them all!