General question about how when to Level up?

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    General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by Fckthwrld on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:08 pm

    Hey Guys,

    i just purchased the prepare to die editon for XBOX360. I read a lot of stuff and i have the following question:

    I want to play PVE first i think. If i get invadet - okay, i will fight my enemy, but for my first run i want to explore the World first, and not concentrate on the PVP Part of game too much. So I think its best to reach the highest level as possible, right? Better stats = stronger charackter, or am i wrong?

    Why do most people say its useless to upgrade the resistance stat?

    I want to play a Pyromancer with a lot of meelee fighting, but sometimes use some pyromancing spells. how can i make these stronger when not with intelligence? would you say its important to give some stat points on the attunement stat?

    i would be very thankfull for some answers!

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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by lalliman on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:19 pm

    Indeed, if you plan on doing mostly PvE there is no reason to withhold on increasing your level. But don't bother on trying to get everything super high or anything, equipment and skill are FAR more important than stats.

    Because resistance only increases poison resistance (and protection to all kinds of damage, but all stat increases do that), which you don't need in most of the game. That's why it's nearly useless, except for in one specific area (which i'll not be naming for the sake of spoilers), which if you're smart you can get through without increasing the resistance stat.

    For attunement, simply look at how many of your spells you want to use. When you get a new spell you wanna use, then just increase attunement by as many levels as is necessary to get a new spell slot. In the beginning 2 levels will be enough, but the gap will increase at higher levels. NEVER upgrade attunement past level 50, because after that level you won't get any more spell slots.
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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by Gazman0169 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:23 pm

    Welcome to the wonderful world of DkS! cheers

    It's a shame that our paths will never cross, what with me being on a PS3 and all, but I've no doubt that you'll end up having a whale of a time!

    As it's your first playthrough my advise to you is do it blind, do not worry about setting yourself any limitations when it comes to levelling up your character (including Resistance which has it's uses), explore every little nook and cranny, leave your fear at home, but above everything else enjoy yourself.

    DkS may come across as being a nigh on impossible game at times, but stick with it, as I can guarantee that your skills will grow, and in time you will do things that you would think impossible when first starting out.

    Good luck to you, and remember to keep on posting progress reports here.

    "Umbasa!" cheers

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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by Fckthwrld on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:35 pm

    Thanks for the fast response happy! It really helped me!

    I looked for a game that REALLY sucks me in for a long time, and i hope i found that with Dark souls. And besides that the user community is just great happy Im pretty sure you will hear from me silly!

    Thanks again!

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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by Fckthwrld on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:15 am

    Hello again,

    I got one more question big grin

    Like i already said, i wanna fight with melee attacks most of the time. but then i wanna use some pyromancy "spells", too. I spend 2 or 3 points on dextirity so i can use the light bow for pulling enemys. The most of my points i spend on Strength/Endurance and some Vitality. it feels kind of strange to me that i dont spend any points on Attunment, Intelligence or Faith. (Okay, its clear to me that i have to spend som epoints on Atuunement to learn new pyromancy spells...).

    Is Faith really important because it will increase my magic-defence?
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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by Gazman0169 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:27 am

    Attunement- Only provides more slots in which to put Pyromancies/Sorceries/Miracles

    Intelligence- Depends on what spells you are looking to use, see the wiki to find out the base-level needed for each spell, and go on from there

    Faith- Same as Intelligence, but for Miracles

    Pyromancies- do not scale with either Intelligence or Faith, and so are open to everyone right from the outset, providing you have the Attunement slots to equip them and a Pyro Flame to use them that is.

    Some Weapons and Shields scale with Faith and Intelligence, and so again see this wiki to find out more.

    Finally, any stat investment will increase your defences in one way or the other, but if you're anything like me you'll probably not pay much mind to it, as you'll be more focused on levelling your characters stats to be able to use certain equipment/Spells/what-have-ya.

    To save time (and yourself from considerable grief) plan it all out beforehand using this mega tool: - http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/

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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by lalliman on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:31 am

    Oh yeah i forgot to answer your question about making pyromancy stronger.
    Pyromancy does not scale with anything, so don't invest points in intelligence or faith at all. Pyromancy only increases in power if you upgrade your pyromance flame (you gotta find a certain NPC to be able to do that)
    There's no need to increase faith just for the magic resistance, it's only a small difference. When you need magic resistance somewhere, just equip different armor which is better against that. If you don't use spells or weapons that scale with intelligence or faith, there's no need to increase it.

    Edit: you could check out the wiki like Gazman is suggesting, but keep the amount of things you look up on the wiki minimal for your first playthrough. The less you know about the game, the more fun it is. I spoiled way too much of the game for myself on my first playthrough, don't make the same mistake silly

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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by Fckthwrld on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:40 am

    Thanks for your answers.

    I dont know by now what weapons i will use. I wanna get surprised and find weapons by myself silly I think i will "plan" my next character. its like lalliman says silly

    So, i compare for myself in short:

    -Intelligence/Faith are not important because 1. Theres only one Pyromancy weapon (Pyromance Flame) 2. I get Defense against Magic because of my later equipment.

    I dont wanna get spoiled about the game to much, but on the otherside i dont want to start the game again because my "build" sucked silly!
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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by Gazman0169 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:43 am

    Without the help of this wiki being your first playthrough unless you're either very lucky or very good your build will suck, it doesn't matter as I can guarantee that once this games sucks you in you will be creating builds like they're going out of business, but for now simply go out into Lordran and enjoy yourself.

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    Re: General question about how when to Level up?

    Post by lalliman on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:02 am

    Have fun playing Praise the Sun
    If you ever get stuck, feel free to ask it on the forums. You'll prolly get a less spoiling answer than on the wiki C:

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