Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

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    Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by callipygias on Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:44 pm

    I thought that I'd eventually get into the PVP aspect, but I'm not really enjoying it all that much. There's so little variation from fight to fight. I mean, I see a lot of different gear, a few different weapons, etc., but each fight is more or less the same thing over and over.

    I've had more fun with being randomly invaded during playthroughs since the changing setting has an exciting effect, but as far as straight PVP goes, I only seem to enjoy the first few fights, then start getting bored.

    The one idea I've come up with so far is to wait for an invader to appear, bow, then basically race them to the fog gate. Them trying to kill me, me trying to not get killed. I'm allowed no weapon and I can't clear any of the regular enemies. Spells like Hidden Body, Undead Rapport and Aural Decoy will hopefully help me survive. And a shield, of course. I'm thinking Sen's Fortress will be fun.

    Anyone have any interesting, creative ideas for PVP I could swipe? Bear in mind I have to be the invadee, as I won't invade anyone.


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    Re: Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by RANT on Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:52 pm

    Gravelording in sens is so much fun, all kinds of easy to kill people.


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    Re: Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by Pesth on Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:58 pm

    This build

    invading with this Plaguebringer build (Ghoul) has brought me a lot of fun at the dephts big grin

    And dont forget to make the character as fat as possible

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    Re: Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by Tristan on Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:03 pm

    I was working on a list of weapons that would help you answer these questions once upon a time. Sadly, it was becoming increasingly daunting to work on as people expected a best in slot list instead of a unranked list. :roll:


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    Re: Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by iGBx on Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:07 pm

    I used to enjoy camping in the catacombs. Drop some items on the rotating bridge, hide by patches switch and try and turn the bridge over when an invader swipes the treasure. Not really PvP but fun for a while :p


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    Re: Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:06 pm

    First question:

    What weapons are you using in PvP? I have found a lot of enjoyment in experimenting with different weapons. Greatsword as opposed to a rapier as opposed to a katana as opposed to a Spear. You fight differently, your tactics are different with each weapon.

    What are you currently doing? Do you only use one weapon?


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    Re: Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by callipygias on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:11 pm

    My favorite weapon to PVP with is the Composite Bow because it's the one I have the most fun with. I always start with that. If it's a tough opponent I'll switch to my secondary, which is usually one of the spears (two-handed 90% of the time, yes). I've also used the BSS and a few other swords; currently using the Flamberge for the first time.

    Thing is, I'm not practiced enough to be looking for PVP challenges--like using weak weapons or whatever--I'm just hoping to find ways to make it more fun.

    Btw, I always have 27 Wraths equipped for backstabbers and healers, but prefer not to use them. Same goes for magic. Melee is what I enjoy most.


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    Re: Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:16 pm

    27 WoG? That's 9 attunement slots. What level are you?? Sounds like you have a maxed out character that you're using for PvP. Perhaps doing PvP at a lower level will be more satisfying.

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    We'll do some PvP if you want, to make it more interesting.

    What makes it interesting, is the thinking. How it happens for me is, I size them up. I know my weapon, and I think "Can I stun them? If so, with how many hits? How many hits with their weapon to stun me? Should I close for combat, or dance and poke at them? Should I try to keep the fight ranged or close? Do they look like a magic/faith build?"

    Etc, etc. As the items they pull out change, the fight changes. If you have a maxed out character, likely you're fighting people way below your level and so have so much defence you don't need to think about this stuff. Just run in and whack them.
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    Re: Need Creative Ideas for PVPing

    Post by zzombieboy on Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:07 pm

    Position yourself close to a powerful enemy, and then when the invader appears use Undead Rapport on them. I saw someone on Youtube doing this with the Heavy Knight near Priscilla on NG+. They buffed the Knight with the Channellers Trident as well. Looked pretty fun!

    Edit: Here's the video http://youtu.be/S2uKQ-bXkmo


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