Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

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    Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by anath on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:47 am

    Looking to challenge myself a bit by trying a low level run through. I've been creating a couple builds lately, and have been doing co-op at lower levels, and find myself pushing further and further at the low levels and I've finally decided it's time to venture past the Depths. However, I think I've botched my stats in each build in some small way because they were not started with the intention of staying low. Looking for recommendations. I don't intend to do low level PvP with this character, so this is not about invading the Burg with Pursuers, but about a personal challenge.

    These are what are the salient things about my gameplay...

    * I would like to keep as fast a roll as possible, at least a mid roll but preferably a fast roll. I am aiming to use Havel's ring to accomplish this

    * I don't want to use sorcery or faith, but would like 1 attunement slot for a fireball to farm slimes.

    * I'm not a highly skilled player, so I get hit more than I should, and my success rate with parrying is only about 30-40%. So I'm thinking all my extra stats should be put into vitality?

    * Weapon of choice is the BSS. I'm really starting to like the Uchigatana, but I don't like 2 handing a weapon so I don't know if I should invest the extra points in strength or not.

    Any thoughts on starting class, armor choices, and where to spend my stats?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by Nybbles on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:55 am

    something like http://mmdks.com/cmc perhaps?
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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by Glutebrah on Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:05 pm

    you are not going to get better then this

    http://mmdks.com/cmh

    wander is the best class to start as for those weapons.


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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by steveswede on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:11 pm

    The only investment I make sure I do low level is to have 16 strength 14 dex. I then make a lighting and fire gargoyle halberd and pretty much obliterate most enemies using them 2 handed.
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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:14 pm

    http://mmdks.com/cmv can also use light Xbow.


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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by befowler on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:17 pm

    Yes, 16 str 14 dex is a nice setup at low levels and gives you lots of options for different PvE situations and bosses. You can pair the BSS (dex 14) with black/silver knight shields, or use the gargoyle halberd or a claymore, and also use various bows and crossbows. Most of my non-caster builds at that level go 16/14 and dump the rest into vit and endurance. Pyro strengthens the build at no real cost beyond however many attunement slots you want.


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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:18 pm

    though this could be viable too. http://mmdks.com/cmy

    I noted the fact you want BSS... kk.

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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by anath on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:07 pm

    Wow, so many suggestions so quickly - thanks!

    Here is what I pulled together: http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=288066134386466373

    I wouldn't have thought to do the 16 str / 14 dex, but it sounds like a good thing to try based on the weapon choices it opens. With only 1 weapon equipped and Havel's ring, this gives me a fast roll. The Lord's Blade armor is probably not the best choice, but I just think it looks the best of all the armor in the game happy. I dread the thought of trying to get it with this build, though!
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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by steveswede on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:21 pm

    I would recommend a 10 intelligence in all builds, purely for the fact that if you do decide to be a sorcerer, you will be able to obtain all the spells without the risk of losing the chance to get them. You don't have to invest in faith to get all the faith spells so you can start from 8 if you wanted to.

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    Re: Recommendations for low level (SL20 max) PvE build

    Post by Nybbles on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:17 pm

    steveswede wrote:I would recommend a 10 intelligence in all builds, purely for the fact that if you do decide to be a sorcerer, you will be able to obtain all the spells without the risk of losing the chance to get them. You don't have to invest in faith to get all the faith spells so you can start from 8 if you wanted to.

    and the dragon rings, i don't think there is a way to get them without having at least 10 intelligence.

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