Dark Souls 2: The Mundane Infusion Explainedposted by Luke Bradbury on September, 25, 2013 in Archives
The Mundane infusion in Dark Souls 2 has proven to be quite the little mystery: although it may even tell you on the infusion screen that the infused weapon will be terrible, it’s actually not quite what it appears in all cases.
What the Mundane Infusion actually does is make your base weapon damage weaker (50% weaker, I might add), but massively increases the physical damage scaling in tandem with your character’s stats. Interestingly enough, however, the Mundane Infusion takes all of your stats into account, meaning that the scaling is ultimately based upon the value of your weakest skill, and will change dependant on that value.
See below the corresponding values for lowest skill = physical damage scaling.
|4 = 109
5 = 115
6 = 121
7 = 127
8 = 133
9 = 139
10 = 145
| 11 = 151
12 = 157
13 = 163
14 = 169
15 = 175
16 = 181
17 = 187
| 18 = 193
19 = 199
20 = 205
21 = 208
22 = 211
23 = 214
24 = 217
| 25 = 220
26 = 223
27 = 226
28 = 229
29 = 232
30 = 235
31 = 236
It follows then that The Mundane Infusion works best with balanced characters using weapons that have a low base damage and low-to-medium scaling. If you are focussing on a particular group of stats and completely neglecting others, the Mundane Infusion will be a waste of time for you.
It’s also worth noting that the Mundane Infusion will be most effective while your lowest stat is between 1 and 20, as you can see above that after increasing a stat to level 20 the scaling increases by 3 points per level instead of 6, and after level 30 only increases by 1 point per level.
One of the best weapons to use the Mundane Infusion on is the Crossbow, as it has minimal damage scaling. With your lowest stat at the threshold of 20, this is the change you will see in ascending an upgraded Avelyn crossbow to a Mundane Avelyn:
Damage: 170 / Scaling: 34 / Total: 204
Mundane Avelyn +10
Damage: 85 / Scaling: 205 / Total: 290
The Mundane Infusion can also be useful when applied to other low damage/low scaling weapons, such as the Dagger:
Damage: 57 / Scaling: 112 / Total: 169
Damage: 28 / Scaling: 205 / Total: 233
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