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    Help with my build

    Post by Sinthoras on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:19 pm

    Hey guys.

    I recently started playing the game again after about 3 months not playing. And I realized that maybe my stats are too widely spread. Because when I started playing the game I just put stats in everywhere. I'v started concentrating on dexterity but I think I may be too high a level to benefit from more leveling before ng+?

    Okay so here are my stats:

    Soul level: 98
    Vit: 20
    Att: 16
    End: 27
    Str: 24
    Dex: 33
    Res: 17
    Int: 20
    Fai: 24

    I'm currently doing the artorias of the abyss mission and I've defeated all other bosses but gwyn.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by lalliman on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:38 pm

    I'm not sure what kind of weapons you're using, but some of the stats are probably wasted indeed ):
    You can take advantage of your spread out stats by using Artorias' greatsword, which scales with str, dex, int ánd faith!
    Also to remember for next time: don't put points into resistance, as it's barely useful outside of blighttown.

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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by Sinthoras on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:47 pm

    I'm currently using a Sliver Knight Straight Sword +4 and a grass crest shield +2. RH2 I ether use quelaag furysword +3 or Lightning Iato +3. And Izalith ctalyst LH2.

    I have greatsword of artorias but the one that can damage ghosts

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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by lalliman on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:10 pm

    Hmm so you're not actually using the 24 faith :/
    This is exactly why it's a shame that dark souls doesn't have a respec option. If you go into ng+, i still suggest getting Artorias' greatsword, the uncursed version. At high level it does huge damage and at least you'll have some use for the spread out stats.

    Also since you're putting points into dex, you might want to consider replacing your lightning iaito with one that actually scales. (lightning and fire weapons don't scale, if you haven't noticed that yet)

    To answer your question, you can always keep leveling. (unless you're planning on doing pvp, then you wanna stop at a certain point) The problem is just that the points in either int or fai are gonna be a little wasted. But well it's just a couple of them, if you're a decent player you can live with it. And you wouldn't have filled the lordvessel if you weren't happy

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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by Sinthoras on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:19 pm

    Thanks a lot for advice. So in ng+ my stats don't reset? That's a shame but it is alright. Yep I found out about the scaling after I made the lightning Iato. Is my build okay if I want to use some spells with it? I kinda like the spells you get in the dlc big grin
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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by lalliman on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:34 pm

    No they don't reset, that's the point of the + :P
    Sure, using spells will work just fine with that amount of int, as long as you're not in ng+++ or something. Equipment and skill is always more important than stats.

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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:06 pm

    Sinthoras wrote:Hey guys.

    I recently started playing the game again after about 3 months not playing. And I realized that maybe my stats are too widely spread. Because when I started playing the game I just put stats in everywhere. I'v started concentrating on dexterity but I think I may be too high a level to benefit from more leveling before ng+?

    Okay so here are my stats:

    Soul level: 132
    Vit: 30
    Att: 16
    End: 30
    Str: 24
    Dex: [i]40[/i]
    Res: 17
    Int: 20
    Fai: [i]28[/i]

    I'm currently doing the artorias of the abyss mission and I've defeated all other bosses but gwyn.

    Thanks in advance.

    the only real wasted levels are in resistance, depending on what your level cap is of course.

    adding a few points here and there should help clean things up, by level 132 you could have a decent Artorias build and still be able to hit the PVP scene. if you decide to level up a little further from this, raise strength to 27 and faith to 30, any additional levels should be go into vitality and/or endurance.

    as for gear, i would use any of the three Artorias Greatswords, you could easily swap between them if you have all three and all would be effective. you could easily use any of the standard shields, i personally enjoy using the Blood or Grass Crest, the Dark Hand would be a fun choice as well. with that amount of faith and dex, the Darkmoon Bow would be a good choice for your ranged weapon. Favour and Wolf rings would be my first choices to fill the ring slots. i would wear the Artorias armour set as well, just cuz it seems to match the build. for spells, Wraith of Gods is a good choice but almost any faith spell should work, Gravelord Sword Dance and Karmic Justice are good choices and fun as hell in PVP.

    good luck.


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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:10 pm

    It's not that bad... other than the wasted points in Res, and that's only a few. If you just keep using this character for consecutive NGs until he gets to a pretty high level, it'll be a good character.

    The first thing I recommend you do is get your Str to 28, and then get Dex to 40. That way you'll be able to make great use of the Murakumo (upgrade it along the regular path, to +15), which will be pretty beastly! In the mean time, a Claymore +14 will be a good option, because of its Str and Dex scaling. Once you have 28/40, you'll be able to use a huge variety of weapons (check out the Jackal build in my sig).

    Then I recommend you get yourself some more Vit (up to at least 40) and End (up to 40).

    Once that's done, you'll be nearing the end of NG+ or starting NG+2. At that point, you should start thinking about using spells--buffing spells, especially. So you'll want to specialize in Int or Fth, or get Int to 45 and Fth to 30 and use Velka's talisman, etc. You'll have a lot of options open at that point, but it's a long way down the road, so you can think about it when you get there! In the mean time, try and collect all the spells, pyro, and miracle scrolls you can get your hands on, that way you'll be able to attune multiples when you're in the further NGs (especially: all the Crystal spells, Wrath of the Gods, and Sunlight Blade).


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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by Sinthoras on Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:08 am

    Thanks for advice guys. Just a quick question: Nybbles you mentioned 3 artorias greatswords? I only know of the cursed and not cursed one, how do I make the other one?

    Appreciate help happy
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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by Rarayn on Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:55 am

    This is the third Artorias' Greatsword: http://darksouls.wikidot.com/abyss-greatsword

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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by Nybbles on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:23 am

    Rarayn wrote:This is the third Artorias' Greatsword: http://darksouls.wikidot.com/abyss-greatsword

    What he said 8)
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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by GkMrBane on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:45 am

    Sinthoras wrote:I'm currently using a Sliver Knight Straight Sword +4 and a grass crest shield +2. RH2 I ether use quelaag furysword +3 or Lightning Iato +3. And Izalith ctalyst LH2.

    I have greatsword of artorias but the one that can damage ghosts


    Take your build to 200 this way you can take advantage of those points.


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    Re: Help with my build

    Post by WandererReece on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:53 pm

    Sinthoras wrote:Soul level: 98
    Vit: 20
    Att: 16
    End: 27
    Str: 24
    Dex: 33
    Res: 17
    Int: 20
    Fai: 24

    When I saw that I instantly thought Server

    Also, 24 faith is the minimum for Great Heal. So, you could be a sorcerer with support miracles.

    This way you don't have to increase faith or strength, and you can take advantage of every point in them.


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