Doing my very 1st challenge run!

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    Doing my very 1st challenge run!

    Post by Shakie666 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:55 pm

    I don't know if there's a specific sub-forum for challenge runs or something, but i didn't see one so i'll post here. I was thinking of doing a no lvling-up run, but i was still gonna use healing items and things and any equipment (except DWGR or the pinwheel masks, seeing as they'll be pointless in the next patch). I made this build quickly, I thought about stacking poise but i'm not sure its worth it if everything is 1-shotting me, although I don't mind mid-rolling (I find it barely any worse than fast roll tbh. Any advice (on the build or playthrough in general)?

    Here's what i came up with: http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?b=d2FuZGVyZXIsMTAsMTEsMTAsMTAsMTQsMTIsMTEsOCwwLDQsMiwxNywzMSwxNSwyMiwxNDUsMTQsMTEyLDEwNixub3JtYWwsZmlyZSxub3JtYWwsbm9ybWFsLDAsMzksMCwwLDAsMCwwLDAsMCwwLDAsMCwwLDAsd29vZGVuLHdvb2Rlbix3b29kZW4sd29vZGVu

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    Re: Doing my very 1st challenge run!

    Post by callipygias on Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:59 pm

    Poise is still helpful in NG, as not much of anything will 1-shot you yet. Maybe Ceaseless Discharge, Mushroom Parents (but probably not). If you go on to NG+ then it won't do much good very often.


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    Re: Doing my very 1st challenge run!

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:01 pm

    I'd switch out the helm for the Dusk Feather Hat. See poise isn't as useful in PvE outside of a few instances, hollows around a channeler. That way you'll get more out of your pyromancy.
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    Re: Doing my very 1st challenge run!

    Post by Shakie666 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:12 pm

    I was only going to use power within, since I only have 1 att slot. So dusk hat wouldn't make any difference?

    By the way, if anyone could suggest another build, i'd be happy to have a look at it, since i cobbled mine together in a few minutes.

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    Re: Doing my very 1st challenge run!

    Post by callipygias on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:16 pm

    Shakie666 wrote:Any advice (on the build or playthrough in general)?
    The most important thing for me after I started was to have a variety of weapons. It kept it fun. I was gonna do an SL1 run but was immediately bored by the lack of weapon options. Once I got my dex up it was great. If you're going to stop after NG that's probably not so important, but if there's a chance you'll go on I'd keep it in mind.

    (I'm at work so I can't view the link to see your stats. Not sure if they already allow for a good weapons mix.)


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    Re: Doing my very 1st challenge run!

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:22 pm

    Ah, power within. Well, Sanctus might be a nice choice then, since even without the faith to use it or block with it, it still heals you. But you wouldn't be able to block then, so it'd be more dodging on your part. Yeah no dusk head piece then. Hmmm. Seems like an effective build to me then, maybe switching out Wolf's for RTTR, that's about all I can come up with.
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    Re: Doing my very 1st challenge run!

    Post by Shakie666 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:50 pm

    Whats RTTR?
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    Re: Doing my very 1st challenge run!

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:02 pm

    Red Tearstone Ring.

    When at low health it increases all of the damage you deal. Which will give you a good boost. If you have PW active with the ring to lower its damage over time and Sanctus in your offhand, you an almost negate the damage you take meaning you can have RTSR active.

    That was my bad with the RTTR part, I just realized as I was typing this.

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