By - LeNephi
Going with fist weapons (powerstancing caestuses, to be exact) was one of the most fun run I've had in DS2. If I can offer you some tips, level up strength and dexterity a lot, because most of the caestus damage comes from scaling (it can be a suprisingly powerful weapon that way) and equip Stone Ring for higher poise damage - you will be able to stun most enemies with just a few quick swings.
I already leveled strength, I need to level dex too?
Ohh that look like a nice ring! Where do I find it?
Standard Caestus (the one I used) has quite good dexterity scaling, so if you intend to use it to its full potential (most of the damage on Caestus comes from its attribute bonuses) you should invest points in Dex. If you're using other Caestuses check what scaling they have.
Stone Ring can be found in Things Betwixt (very first location of the game) - follow the semi-hidden path before the hut of Firekeepers and defeat the ogre that's standing there.
OK ! I have theses caestus too! Okay I'm going to fist shrek's cousins and see what he give le thank you! 😁
You should also look for an item called the Engraved Gauntlet, it gives you about a 15% chance to do 1.5x damage on every hit. The path you are on leads to the area that has them, but you'll need to complete a character's quest in order to get them. It absolutely is one of the most fun ways to play DS2!
Oh damn that looks powerful! Without spoil, which character do I have to help?
You have probably met Mild Mannered Pate and Creighton by now. Their quest ends in one of the upcoming areas so make sure you've talked to them both a couple of times.
Yes I spoke to them! Thank you kindly he he he he