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Choos yur weapun to whips darcula's neck blooded

Vampire Killer (Castlevania): can't beat a classic. Powerful beyond measure, but not much else.
13 (68.4%)
Hunter's Whip (COTM): Grows in strength alongside the wielder --  can adapt to any situation, but difficult to master on the fly.
2 (10.5%)
Combat Cross (LoS Saga): Mass produced, adaptable, reliable. What it lacks in power it makes up in freedom of movement and inertia.
4 (21.1%)

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Re: With Which Whip Would You Whip?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2016, 10:47:53 PM »
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I can't remember were I saw it but was the vampire killer going to be a sword at first, but they couldn't make it look good so they went for a whip instead.

I heard this as well. Supposedly a sword was difficult to program for some odd reason so they chose a whip instead. I'm still trying to figure their logic out on that one...
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Re: With Which Whip Would You Whip?
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2016, 12:54:08 PM »
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Well I think when Simon is in  mid whip it looks  a bit like they were trying to get it to look like a sword, but it just would not come out right. And it looks a bit like rubber, so they must have thought ok lets make it a whip like  Indiana Jones, or Vampire Hunter D.
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Re: With Which Whip Would You Whip?
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2016, 02:17:56 PM »
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TBH LoI's Vampire killer (and CoTM) are potentially the most powerful whips in the entire series.
Ironically, Castlevania rather downplays the full power of a whip, it can generate sonic booms faster than guile on a turbo controller

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Re: With Which Whip Would You Whip?
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2016, 02:28:16 PM »
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If you're counting LOS stuff they shadow whip should be on here, eh?
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Re: With Which Whip Would You Whip?
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2016, 06:25:38 PM »
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If you're counting LOS stuff they shadow whip should be on here, eh?

Thing one: it's less useful overall than the Combat Cross (no added mobility or ability to really grapple).
Thing two: only Gabriel Belmont can use it (it's not really something you could "pick up" and use).
Thing three: It's not even really a whip. It's Gabe's blood.

Now I considered including the "Dark Pain" whip Alucard used in Mirror of Fate, but seeing as it's portrayed as being functionally identical to a mass produced Combat Cross (just with extra eeeeeeeeeviiiiiiil included), I elected not to as it would be a redundant entry. It does look fucking sweet though.
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