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    Advice on a build?

    Post by Kuskah on Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:56 pm

    This is the stuff I want:
    - Pyromancy
    - Quelaag's Furysword
    - Chaos Covenant (for the spells)

    My question is, what stats should I aim for to make this effective, as well as equipment (armor, rings and off-hand weapon/shield)? I was thinking gradually going for ~40 Dex to get the most of the Furysword, some Endurance and Vitality, which is pretty mandatory and other than that, I have no idea. As far as I'm aware, there's no way to redo your stats so I don't want to put any stats to waste. Any advice on this?
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    Re: Advice on a build?

    Post by Infighter on Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:05 pm

    To use pyromancy at it's full effectiveness you need 45 dex.
    Grab about 14-16 ATT Slots
    Vit around 40 is good but if you plan to use chaos blade 50 would be better
    And 16 Str Just so you could wield a variety of weapons

    Quelaag's Furysword is good for PvE but only decent in PvP,because it goes through 2 defenses fire and physical.
    If you plan to PvP i would suggest you Lifehunt scythe,Chaos blade,Balder Side Sword,Katanas,Gold Tracer


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    Re: Advice on a build?

    Post by Veradox on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:03 am

    Well, we can advise different stuff, but this will work best:
    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/

    Feel free to mess around with this calculator. It is pretty easy to use and contains all the info you need. Experiment with different armors, stats, magics. In 10 minutes you'll find out what class is best to start with (not to waste points on unnecessary starting stats).


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    Re: Advice on a build?

    Post by Kuskah on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:11 pm

    I came up with this so far:

    Code:
    SL 87 Pyromancer

    Vit: 30
    Att: 16
    End: 30
    Str: 34
    Dex: 30
    Res: -
    Int: -
    Fai: -

    R1: Lifehunt Scythe
    R2: Ascended Flame +5
    L1: Greatshield of Artorias
    L2: Bare Fist

    Armor:
    Naked
    Naked
    Naked
    Naked

    Rings:
    Bloodbite Ring
    Havel's Ring

    Spells:
    Great Chaos Fireball
    Great Combustion
    Fire Tempest

    A couple of questions:
    1. Is the level achievable in a Regular Game without a lot of forced grinding?
    2. Would the build work?
    3. What armor would you suggest? I honestly have no idea what would be the best. Probably sth light or medium but other than that, don't know.
    4. Any other suggestions/improvements?
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    Re: Advice on a build?

    Post by BackstabFisherman on Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:11 am

    So you want a Dex/Pyro that uses quelaag's and chaos blade?

    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=3502940412934615

    That should be what you want right there. The armor selection is just for optimal defense for the weight allowed. And the Dusk Crown + Bellowing dragon ring to buff up pyro damage.

    Kuskah wrote:
    A couple of questions:
    1. Is the level achievable in a Regular Game without a lot of forced grinding?
    Yes, but that depends on which platform. If its PC, you can just use a
    trainer. They severely nerfed all the old grinding spots which could
    get someone to that level range quickly.

    2. Would the build work?
    Any build could work, just depends on what you want.

    3.
    What armor would you suggest? I honestly have no idea what would be the
    best. Probably sth light or medium but other than that, don't know.
    Certain armor combos can reach certain poise to weight thresholds more
    efficiently, and some are optimized for greater defense to weight
    ratio. If you don't care about any of that, then just go for looks.

    4. Any other suggestions/improvements?

    STR is way too high if you plan on using dex weapons. Put the minimum
    amount of STR you need to use the weapons you like 1 handed. If you
    want to use the Chaos Blade, then 16 STR is all you need. If you just
    want to use the Quelaag's Fury Sword then all you need is 11 STR to 1
    hand it, or base STR for a pyromancer, which is 12. Dex also boosts
    casting speed, which caps out at 45, so for a dex build you want dex to
    be 45, even though the damage scaling sucks after 40.

    Also, you want to be fast rolling in this game, if you are mid rolling in PVP, then you are at a severe disadvantage. Which means you need to be under 25% burden. Mobility matters more than defense in this game. That means lighter armor that allows you to roll faster is ALWAYS better than heavy armor and slower rolling.

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    Re: Advice on a build?

    Post by Kuskah on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:39 am

    After a bit of thinking, I decided to swap Quelaag's for Lifehunt Scythe. The previous build was a prototype, here's what I came up with as a "final" version: LINK

    I switched out Greatshield of Artorias (the reason for 34 STR) for a lighter alternative = +15 Eagle Shield. I thought keeping Pyro's starter gear and getting it to +10 would actually work, since it has some nice stats there.

    Any further advice?

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