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Manus Catalyst

Stats
190 icon_dmg_cbonus.png 100
- icon_prot_stab.png 16
- icon_other_dura.png 200
- icon_other_weig.png 5.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon_strength.png icon_dexterity.png icon_intelligence.png icon_faith.png
10 10
Weapon Type Catalyst
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special No

"A sorcery catalyst born from the soul of Manus, Father of the Abyss. A rough, old wooden catalyst large enough to be used as a strike weapon. Similar to the Tin Crystallization Catalyst, it boosts the strength of sorceries, but limits the number of castings. "



Acquired From:

  • Ascend: From any catalyst, along with Soul of Manus, at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.


Notes:

  • Unlike other catalysts, the physical attack is a heavy attack very similar to that of a Greataxe.
  • Although similar to the Tin Crystallization Catalyst, it has a much lower Int requirement.
  • While you wield this catalyst in either hand, your maximum number of castings available for all spells will be halved, which includes Pyromancy and Miracles.
  • Due to its rather high Strength scaling, Dark Sorceries cast with this catalyst will get a large physical damage boost based on your Strength stat in addition to the magic damage from its Intelligence scaling.
  • The Strength scaling is enough to make this catalyst more powerful than the Tin Crystallization Catalyst, but only when casting Dark Sorceries. It is weaker than the Tin Crystallization Catalyst when casting any other sorceries.
  • Two-handing the Manus Catalyst will not increase its strength scaling, only its melee attack damage.


Manus Catalyst Upgrade Table



  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Manus Catalyst icon_dmg_phy.png icon_dmg_magi.png icon_dmg_fire.png icon_dmg_lightn.png icon_strength.png icon_dexterity.png icon_intelligence.png icon_faith.png icon_prot_phy.png icon_prot_magi.png icon_prot_fire.png icon_prot_lightn.png icon_prot_stab.png
  190 0 0 0 B - S - 26 8 20 20 16
Requirements /
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
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Strength
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Physical
icon_prot_phy.png
Physical
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Bleeding
icon_other_dura.png
Durability
icon_dexterity.png
Dexterity
icon_dmg_magi.png
Magic
icon_prot_magi.png
Magic
icon_res_poison.png
Poison
icon_other_weig.png
Weight
icon_intelligence.png
Intelligence
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Fire
icon_prot_fire.png
Fire
icon_res_divine.png
Divine
 
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Faith
icon_dmg_lightn.png
Lightning
icon_prot_lightn.png
Lightning
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Occult
 
  icon_dmg_cbonus.png
Critical
icon_prot_stab.png
Stability
   
  icon_dmg_magi_adj.png
Magic Adjustment
     
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost useless. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)


    • Anonymous

      17 Jan 2017 04:24  

      Does the giant blacksmith having the option to make the Manus Catalyst mean I have the dlc because I can't seem to get the dark hole in darkroot basin to appear

      • Anonymous

        06 Nov 2016 22:01  

        Edit: further testing on ng+0 normal smough99int/str----
        (Varied results because of massively lower defenses than titanite demon)

        Dark bead (manus v tin): ring: 2674v2365 crown: 2674v2365 both: 3080v3079 neither: 2078v1862

        Pursuers (manus v tin): ring: 2440v2160 crown: 2440v2160 both: 3140v2795 neither: 1880v1660

        Difference is attributed to defense amounts, both have more physical resistance than magic, but titanite demon has a lot more of both.

        Updated conclusion: which is the better catalyst varies on defenses, probably because there's a trade off of magic for physical damage taking place. In any case, it explains thoroughly why one gets one shot by these spells despite having 1800hp and upgraded gear. Not all that incredibly useful information because the end result is the same: don't get hit by it.

        • Anonymous

          06 Nov 2016 21:06  

          @99 str+int, both dark bead and pursuers are best utilized with the tin crystallization.

          This is UNLESS you have BOTH the dusk crown and bellowing ring equipped. It must be a result of dark souls' famous nonsensical. However, the damage difference is about five damage for bead and about a hundred for pursuers (tested on anor titanite demon, ng+0, obviously different enemies will respond differently).

          Probably due to the fact that despite both having S int scaling, the tin is recognized as better (the game shows manus as a red S if comparing). This is probably verified, i.e. Known how many points is received per int, but I don't feel like checking.



          In conclusion: manus is pretty worthless considering the weight, considering exploiting its greatest strength to the highest amount (99str) doesn't do anything. It is probably useful for lower int/higher strength people who want to grief low levels, but even then, you're wasting 2.5 units, halving your casts, and str points when you could be using chaos.

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