Been using the Drake Sword up until now (lv 26). I've cleared the first bell tower and the Capra demon and now heading to Blightown to ring the second bell. I've been reading that the Drake becomes obsolete eventually and would like to start preparing an alternative weapon for when that time comes. What would you guys recommend ? I'd prefer a sword of some kind but, really, it doesn't matter. Also, I'm not entirely sure about what to do to level-up weapons, how scaling works, etc. Any good guides for that out there ? Thanks for all replies.