Dark Souls 2 1.08 Regulation Update Brings Plenty of Changes

By   /   Jul 11, 2014

Dark Souls 2 is getting a new update in the form of the Regulation 1.08 patch in the near future. This patch will be nerfing certain armor sets, while vastly improving specific weapons that were previously underpowered. Healing in PvP will also be restricted now.

Courtesy of Junkie Monkeys, the patch notes are now fully available for anyone to skim through and find the changes that would interest them. It seems From Software has listened to fans and made many heavily demanded enhancements to the game.

Here are the patch notes for 1.08 Regulation global update:

  • Health Recovery Items can no longer be used during any PvP

  • Increased the matching range for users in online play

  • Over-all balance adjustments made to weapons, armors, accessories and spells

Increased the Durability and lowered the Defense of the following Armor Sets:

  • Havel’s Armor Set
  • Steel Armor Set
  • Gyrm Warrior Armor Set
  • Ironclad Armor Set
  • Old Ironclad Armor Set
  • Smelter Demon Armor Set
  • Alonne Knight Armor Set
  • Vengarl’s Armor Set
  • Mastodon Armor Set
  • Rusted Mastodon Armor Set
  • Old Knight Armor Set
  • Drakekeeper Armor Set
  • Velstadt’s Armor Set
  • Looking Glass Armor Set
  • Imperious Armor Set
  • Dragonrider Armor Set

Increases the Damage of special Single Attack moves for the following weapons:

  • Bandit’s Knife
  • Manikin Knife

Increased the Attack Power of the following weapons:

  • Thief Dagger
  • Broken Thief Sword
  • Foot Soldier Sword
  • Black Flamestone Dagger
  • Mail Breaker
  • Chaos Rapier
  • Spider’s Silk
  • Black Scorpion Stinger
  • Ricard’s Rapier (Strong Attack only)
  • Warped Sword
  • Manikin Sabre
  • Scimitar
  • Red Rust Scimitar
  • Melu Scimitar
  • Shotel
  • Monastery Scimitar
  • Uchigatana
  • Darkdrift
  • Chaos Blade
  • Blacksteel Katana (Strong Attack only)
  • Berserker Blade (Strong Attack only)
  • Bluemoon Greatsword
  • Royal Greatsword
  • Flamberge
  • Key to the Embedded
  • Zweihander
  • Smelter Sword
  • Drakewing Ultra Greatsword
  • Drakekeeper’s Ultra Greatsword
  • Lost Sinner’s Sword
  • Battle Axe
  • Bandit Axe
  • Bound Hand Axe
  • Hand Axe
  • Infantry Axe
  • Butcher’s Knife
  • Crescent Axe
  • Bandit Greataxe
  • Black Dragon Greataxe
  • Giant Stone Axe
  • Gyrm Greataxe
  • Morning Star
  • Reinforced Club
  • Craftsman’s Hammer
  • Blacksmith’s Hammer
  • Homunculus Mace
  • Mace of the Insolent
  • Black Dragon Warpick
  • Aldia Hammer
  • Barbed Club
  • Iron King Hammer
  • Malformed Skull
  • Giant Warrior Club
  • Old Knight Hammer
  • Drakekeeper’s Great Hammer
  • Dragon Tooth
  • Malformed Shell
  • Archdrake Mace
  • Spear
  • Winged Spear
  • Pike
  • Partizan
  • Stone Soldier Spear
  • Spitfire Spear
  • Silverblack Spear
  • Heide Spear
  • Pate’s Spear
  • Dragonslayer Spear
  • Channeler’s Trident
  • Gargoyle Bident
  • Great Scythe
  • Great Machete
  • Silverblack Sickle
  • Crescent Sickle
  • Full Moon Sickle
  • Scythe
  • Lucerne
  • Santier’s Spear
  • Roaring Halberd
  • Old Knight Pike
  • Helix Halberd
  • Blue Knight’s Halberd
  • Old Knight Halberd
  • Drakekeeper’s Warpick
  • Twinblade
  • Red Iron Twinblade
  • Curved Twinblade
  • Dragonrider Twinblade
  • Claws
  • Malformed Claws
  • Notched Whip
  • Spotted Whip
  • Sorcerer’s Staff
  • Witchtree Branch
  • Light Crossbow
  • Heavy Crossbow
  • Shield Crossbow

Decreased the amount of Attack Power of the following weapons:

  • Drangleic Sword
  • Defender Greatsword
  • Large Club (Strong Attack only)
  • Pickaxe (Strong Attack only)
  • Great Club (Strong Attack only)
  • Gyrm Great Hammer (Strong Attack only)

Increased the Status Values of the following weapons:

  • Shotel
  • Monastery Scimitar
  • Curved Dragon Greatsword
  • Chaos Blade
  • Flamberge
  • Key to the Embedded
  • Drangleic Sword
  • Defender Greatsword
  • Greatsword
  • Hand Axe
  • Infantry Axe
  • Butcher’s Knife
  • Giant Stone Axe
  • Gyrm Greataxe
  • Morning Star
  • Reinforced Club
  • Craftsman’s Hammer
  • Blacksmith’s Hammer
  • Gyrm Great Hammer
  • Spear
  • Winged Spear
  • Pike
  • Partizan
  • Stone Soldier Spear
  • Spitfire Spear
  • Channeler’s Trident
  • Gargoyle Bident
  • Full Moon Sickle
  • Helix Halberd
  • Blue Knight’s Halberd
  • Old Knight Halberd
  • Work Hook

Decrease the amount of damage of the following weapons:

  • Malformed Skull (Strong Attack only)
  • Giant Warrior Club (Strong Attack only)
  • Old Knight Hammer (Strong Attack only)
  • Drakekeeper’s Great Hammer (Strong Attack only) o Dragon Tooth (Strong Attack only)
  • Malformed Shell (Strong Attack only)
  • Archdrake Mace (Strong Attack only)
  • Channeler’s Trident (Strong Attack and Dual-wielding)
  • Helix Halberd (Strong Attack and Dual-wielding)
  • Drakekeeper’s Warpick (Strong Attack and Dual-wielding)

 

  • Increased the amount of self-inflicted damage when using the Chaos Blade
  • Adjusted the hit detection for the Scythe of Want (Strong Attack only)
  • Increased the physical cut rate of the Shield Crossbow
  • Changes were made to the point of explosion and Blast area of the Old Sun Ring
  • Changes made to the effect of the Gower’s Ring of Protection – does not negate damage anymore, will reduce damage received
  • Improvements made to the penetrability of Soul Speak and Crystal Soul Spear
  • Decreased the durability of the Defender Greatsword and Watcher Greatsword
  • Increased the enchantment statistics Defender Greatsword and Watcher Greatsword
  • Increased the weight of the Defender Greatsword
  • Decrease the weight of the Butcher’s Knife and Old Knight Halberd
  • Status value added to the Handmaid’s Ladle

Improvements made to the tracking of the following:

  • Soul Bolt
  • Soul Shower
  • Shockwave
  • Soul Spear Barrage
  • Blinding Bolt
  • Perseverance
  • Caressing Prayer
  • Heavenly Thunder
  • Fireball
  • Fire Orb
  • Great Fireball
  • Great Chaos Fireball
  • Lingering Flame
  • Dark Orb
  • Dark Hail
  • Resonant Soul

Decreased the amount of stamina consumed for the following:

  • Soul Bolt
  • Soul Shower
  • Fire Orb
  • Great Fireball
  • Great Chaos Fireball
  • Lingering Flame
  • Iron Flesh

Increased spell usage for the following:

  • Cast Light
  • Unveil

Improvements to the durability damage for the following:

  • Shockwave
  • Soul Spear Barrage

Decrease the number of multi-hits to the following:

  • Soul Vortex
  • Firestorm
  • Fire Tempest
  • Chaos Storm
  • Scraps of Life
  • Lifedrain Patch
  • Darkstorm

Decreased the attack power of the following:

  • Blinding Bolt

Decreased the number of attunement slots required for the following:

  • Unveil
  • Immolation

Decreased the number of uses for the following:

  • Lightning Spear
  • Great Lightning Spear
  • Sunlight Spear
  • Emit Force
  • Soul Appease
  • Great Resonant Soul
  • Profound Still

Increase the damage for the following Miracle through correction to status values

  • Lightning Spear
  • Great Lightning Spear
  • Sunlight Spear
  • Emit Force

Increased the hit radius for the Miracle

  • Force

Increase the effectiveness of the following:

  • Iron Flesh
  • Whisper of Despair (duration and effect)
  • Decrease the self-inflicted damage of Immolation

Increase the speed of chanting the following:

  • Repel
  • Twisted Barricade

Decrease character mobility while using the following:

  • Amber Herb
  • Twilight Herb
  • Wilted Dusk Herb
  • Decrease to the amount of durability damage done from Dark Hail

  • Increase the attacking power of Great Resonant Soul

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