SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

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    SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by RCPD_STARS on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:42 am

    Hello everyone, this is my first post; however, I have been lurking the forums for a couple of months now. With the DLC coming out, I have been trying to work on some new builds capped at SL99. CMW BSS was easy and quick, as i just reduced the concept of an SL 120 build I liked, but Strength builds are killing me.

    The weapons weigh too much :evil:

    Here is where I am so far:
    http://tinyurl.com/92f3p2h

    I literally sat down and tried different armor combos along with combinations of RoFaP, Wolf, and Havels for a couple of hours, and I really need advice.

    Havels chest reminds me of the flipping tanks I grew to hate, and the Hollow warrior wastecloth only looks cool with no chest piece on to me for some reason.

    This is my first strength build since my OP (the one that I messed up by leveling resistance), and I know pumping a bunch of points into STR is unconventional, but I thought it would be Sooo much fun to run into people and dead angle the MSGS RI spin (sure freaking is).

    However, I feel very confused about the viability as I continue to level. Id love to fast-roll, but still have enough poise
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    (don't even know if I still need it cough)


    I can't tell if this build is almost perfect or almost garbage at this point, so any input is greatly appreciated. All I know is MSGS with GMW (oolacile cat) is wicked fun to use after making Dex, faith, and Int builds most of the time. It is ALMOST as much fun so far as my MLGS.

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    I could see myself running into a free-for-all kamikaze style and spamming the MSGS sprinting R1 for jolly times, but I need SOME defense
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    Re: SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by RANT on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:50 am

    whata bout this? http://tinyurl.com/9nbqbur i think its funny that youre struggling with this, im still trying to optimize my str build that will use something the weights 24 lol


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    Re: SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by cloudyeki on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:51 am

    Wolf ring in tandem with a single heavy piece gets you at the GS poise break, and leaves you open to use more gear for looks or bigger weapons. As well, a combination of all 3 types of armor for defense and resistances and poise is the best option.

    http://tinyurl.com/8l3elx6 Here's what I would bring it up to, you can do what you want with it. I would suggest finding your preferred balance of gear though.


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    Re: SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by RANT on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:57 am

    you could also do this if you only two hand youre weapons and wanna keep the grass shield and you get more spells like hidden weapon which is always cool, http://tinyurl.com/9859sjr also change the first build to bandit and you get three more points to put wherver you like.


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    Re: SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by RCPD_STARS on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:07 am

    I like each of those much better than the half-naked black iron I have been running! I guess I just got to spoiled making all of my builds 50% weight. The combination of DWGR abuse in the past and the strange desire to make this toon look like an executioner made me over-think this one lol.

    What does your STR build with the huge weap look like?


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    Post by RANT on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:12 am

    kinda like this http://tinyurl.com/8gprw2r swap grant for the new axe which weights tha same. its a dragon btw since i cant spare any weight with it on sl 99, i dont really need much poise thanks to the hyper armor of the ultra weapons.


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    Re: SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by RCPD_STARS on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:24 am

    Nice! I think well thought out strength builds will be fun at sl 99 and really boring at 149. Having to sacrifice something is what makes sl99 more unique, diverse and enjoyable. Appreciate the help. Nothing better than quick replies the first time you try a forum!


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    Post by RANT on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:45 am

    Welcome to the forums and try to stick around.


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    Re: SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:42 pm

    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=3563977755634897

    something like this? note with your starter class you'll have a little less vit...


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    Post by RCPD_STARS on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:09 pm

    between those two and lizard's suggestion, I find myself asking what is more important HP or physical defense. I am liking each and the differences are about +27 defense and -200 hp between the extremes or a happy medium. In the end which will I notice more?


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    Re: SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by RANT on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:20 pm

    id go with number two, remember if you get humanity to 99 you get 30 to 40 more res in all the stats.


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    Re: SL 99 strength build help needed (spoilers)

    Post by RCPD_STARS on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:55 am

    Finally done:
    http://tinyurl.com/9fy9ssf

    Sooo happy with how this performs/looks. All of the suggestions helped tremendously. Seriously, I have learned more about balancing weight in the past 3 days than the past 400+ hours of dark souls.

    DWGR ruined creativity in pvp. Without that crutch, I had to actually think.

    So know that I have a sl99 cmw bss and a sl99 strength build, any suggestions where to go next for sl99?

    Dex/pyro Cirian Cos-play (no buff) or Faith/dex stretched thin to fit into sl 99 ( I could heal between duels)

    Any Suggestions?


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