New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 3 comments. An ordinary human will have great difficulty TheBates 7 years ago #1. i'm looking at the stats: claymore 15 is 257 base C str and C dex MS greatsword is 275 base A str I find more people talking about using the claymore and probably 1 or 2 using the man-serpent one. I'm in Anor Londo and I'm swithering over whether I should make my MSGS+10 a Lightning sword, or whether I should wait until I have the Very Large Ember and make it +15. In other words, they have different movesets. Man-serpent greatsword. This single-bladed blood-stained greatsword is the choice weapon of the slithering serpent men of Sen's Fortress. save hide report. Man-serpent Greatsword "This single-bladed blood-stained greatsword is the choice weapon of the slithering serpent men of Sen's Fortress. Man serpent greatsword scales only with strength, adding dex yould have literally no effect, sif weapons are bad, since they need 20 on every damage stat (that is, STR, DEX, INT, FAI) however, sif soul can be used to get artorias' greatshield which is the most op shield in the game, making a playthrough a breeze. Does the man serpent greatsword still drop from man serpents in sens? Just want to know if I'm waisting my time killing these guys or not. Man-Serpent Greatsword +15 or Lightning MSGS. in the long run, does the claymore outdmg the man-serpents @ higher lvls or is it just easier to get? 76% Upvoted. The Zweihander is an ultra greatsword while the Man-Serpent Greatsword is a greatsword. That is the question. Ultra greatswords deal 75 poise damage two-handed and are usually capable of a stun-lock for 2-3 hits at most. In Game Description. share. For Dark Souls on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Claymore vs. Man Serpent Greatsword". An ordinary human will have great difficulty swinging this heavy beast effectively." User Info: TheBates. This thread is archived.