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    My first ever pure mage build

    Post by jjshowal on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:31 pm

    I've never done a full-blown mage build and I thought it would be fun. I capped off my demon's souls experience with one so I figured I would do the same with dark souls.

    let me know what you can think, and how I can tweak it for PvE as well.

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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by aceluby on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:54 pm

    Are you focusing on melee? You're going to want some poise if you are.


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by jjshowal on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:59 pm

    no more pure spell caster. if i focus on melee i can put on the wolf ring. i don't like dedicating a lot of effort into poise to a certain point. i think it's easier to dodge most attacks than tank them. stunlocking is inevitable to a certain point.


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:07 pm

    you will be able to oneshot people more effectivley with a pursuer/db combo if you make a strength build for dark magic.


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:23 pm

    i haven't done it. but uh.. this might work for you.
    http://mmdks.com/p8b
    offhand stuff is supposed to be swapped.. not actually carried on you.
    you can go darkhand and thorn gauntlets too.
    also you can swap out the manus cat for a normal one to conserve casts later in the fight.. but try to use the casts effectively if you go with this.
    (i guess i should specify why this is important, manus leaves u with one cast but it doesn't take the fraction away, so if u swap to a normal one u get your cast back. remember that if u go with this.)
    ugh.. don't want to sound like captain obvious but swap the regular cat for your shield too. the manus catalyst u can hit stuff with, the regular one you can't. unless u go thorns.


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by jjshowal on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:51 pm

    This looks like a really fun build. Thanks for the tips. I might have two start two new ones today. haha.


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:54 pm

    cool. just um..

    i don't think this build is exactly easy to use. sure its got dark magic on it, but uh..
    yeah if you're a bit newer you might have your work cut out for you. it has the potential in the right hands tho.


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:57 pm

    This is one pure sorcerer I've been thinking about doing. According to tests on sorcery speed with high Dex the fast sorceries (CSS, Dark Bead) only get a very low increase, which in my opinion isn't worth the Dex. The problem I have with this is one is the unnecessary high End, but I just wanted to wear DWGR for show off.

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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by aceluby on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:23 pm

    jjshowal wrote:no more pure spell caster. if i focus on melee i can put on the wolf ring. i don't like dedicating a lot of effort into poise to a certain point. i think it's easier to dodge most attacks than tank them. stunlocking is inevitable to a certain point.

    Well you have 7 offensive casts, 3 of which are REALLY slow to cast...

    Here is my pure caster build... I rarely lose w/ it and it smokes PvE...

    http://mmdks.com/g90


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by jjshowal on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:01 am

    aceluby wrote:
    jjshowal wrote:no more pure spell caster. if i focus on melee i can put on the wolf ring. i don't like dedicating a lot of effort into poise to a certain point. i think it's easier to dodge most attacks than tank them. stunlocking is inevitable to a certain point.

    Well you have 7 offensive casts, 3 of which are REALLY slow to cast...

    Here is my pure caster build... I rarely lose w/ it and it smokes PvE...

    http://mmdks.com/g90

    Yeah I never realized how slow some of these spells are. I will aim for something more like this. Is it me or are the new AotA spells almost OP?


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by drmuto on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:25 am



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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by jjshowal on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:57 am


    This is exactly what I'm going for. Does the low HP hurt you much?


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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by Sentiel on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:08 pm

    I'm using this build.
    http://mmdks.com/piq

    It is not a pure mage, but a spellsword, however the difference can be simply negated by switching my current spells for the usual kind and you can have something like this:

    http://mmdks.com/pis

    What doest thou say?

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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by drmuto on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:13 pm

    jjshowal wrote:

    This is exactly what I'm going for. Does the low HP hurt you much?

    not at all as im using logans cata i have more castings to play with, and 30 end and rofap gives me plenty of dodge room, you could go without avelyn, i only use it for those gmb users :S
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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by Sentiel on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:15 pm

    May I ask why is the Avelyn Divine and uses Lightning Bolts?

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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by drmuto on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:23 pm

    Sentiel wrote:
    May I ask why is the Avelyn Divine and uses Lightning Bolts?
    divine because i hate that catacombs lightning bolts to look more impressive lol
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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by Sentiel on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:24 pm

    drmuto wrote:
    Sentiel wrote:
    May I ask why is the Avelyn Divine and uses Lightning Bolts?
    divine because i hate that catacombs lightning bolts to look more impressive lol
    So, if you hit Skellies with a Divine Avelyn they will permadie?
    I didn't know that. Awesome!

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    Re: My first ever pure mage build

    Post by drmuto on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:28 pm

    Sentiel wrote:
    drmuto wrote:
    Sentiel wrote:
    May I ask why is the Avelyn Divine and uses Lightning Bolts?
    divine because i hate that catacombs lightning bolts to look more impressive lol
    So, if you hit Skellies with a Divine Avelyn they will permadie?
    I didn't know that. Awesome!
    dark souls, just when you thought you knew everything, you learn something new lol

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