Ah, combo GS. Didn't second gen already have charge? I know first didn't.
I like the GS but I am pretty terrible with it. I'll spend a bit more time with it bit by bit and maybe eventually become semi-competent with it.
Long Sword was my first main weapon in 3U for about half the time I've played it. I want to get back into it eventually but I got really tired of the constant spirit upkeep and with some monsters really struggling to get spirit 3 to hit.
I've mained Lance in 4U, but really only because GL is pretty underpowered in it. I can Lance fairly well, both evasion and block but I vastly prefer GL.
I've also played hammer for a while in 3U and 4U but ultimately it isn't for me. I like the idea of HH better than I like playing it. I'll likely never get into it.
SnS is good in most games and downright broken in Gen. I can't be arsed to get into it, though.
SA is something I want to try more. Maybe I'll eventually get the hang of it. It's actually a fairly simple weapon, I guess.
IG is effective but there again the constant upkeep kind of annoys me.
Now the three that I absolutely don't care for at all are Dual Blades, Bow and LBG.
Bow just annoys me somehow. LBG might be good for support status gunners or whatever. I am not happy with how little damage it deals. HBG is a fair bit slower but actually wrecks shit, causes frequent flinches and breaks parts easily. LBG just feels like I'm doing absolutely nothing.
DB I have never even tried. Not once. It's the only weapon I never tried and maybe never will.
Knocked Basarios of my shopping list. Found a H-Rank mushroom collecting quest with a Basarios as sub quest. So I also checked off another quest at the same time.
Went in with Adept style. Gravios armour with the Seltas CB. It's a water elemental vial so it was perfect for the Basarios.
I didn't even do well and still that Basarios got absolutely destroyed!
Adept was a great choice. The ability to charge red shield whenever I want to worked great. Very little blue sharpness wasn't ideal but adept evade into elemental 2 took care of that real good as elemental 2 can't bounce.
I'll now go for the adult version and hunt a Gravios. That'll be the real test.
I'll also look into crafting a couple more CBs soon since I really like it. Maybe a Glavenus one, since I'll have to fight him anyway. Or a Zinogre one? I'll decide later.
Edit: Gravios was rough. His hitboxes arrive a bit earlier than I anticipated for the first half of the fight. The low sharpness was worse until I broke his legs and belly. That said, the water elemental vials hit him like barrel bombs. When I got some good beatdown going on his shell broke and he flinched and stumbled all over the place.
I'll go hunt a Basarios again but with this awesome thing:
White sharpness, bruh!