I've completed DS once on the PS3, with a mostly sorcery-focused build. Int 50, and I believe an enchanted zweihander as my main weapon at the end. I was tempted to do a NG+ run, but I'd put close to 70 hours into the game by that point and other games called. Now I'm starting to noodle around with a new game on the PC in hopes of seeing the DLC and am far enough in that I should probably start thinking about what type of character I'm playing. I think I'd like to do a strength build this time. It's been long enough since my last game that I've completely forgotten where all the good stuff is. So: What's a good early-game strength weapon that isn't the Drake Sword? I've got the zweihander already (although I don't quite have the strength to wield it yet), but something that I didn't spend half the last game with would be nice. Also, what are the good early-game weapon upgrades? Last time, I stuck with the Drake Sword until I emerged (dripping and covered in poisonous slime) from Blighttown, so I didn't really get a sense for what's available near the start.