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    Purpose of new builds

    Post by bla on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:52 pm

    I'm guessing people create new builds/toons for simple reasons like playing finishing the game and pvp.
    However sometimes there's more to it.


    My builds so far and their objective

    1 - vitality/tank build with elemental weapons medium roll heavy gear and shield. Some support magic/miracles. Secondary objective: armor collector

    2 - fast roller with high strength and dex for claymore scaling. Pure melee. Secondary objective: weapons collector

    3 - glass cannon with max slots and spell collector

    4 - pyromancer collector. Haven't played much with this one yet. Will probably try a dex weapon

    5 - miracle collector. Strength build with heavy armor and fat roll

    6 - katana user with 2 slots and enough int to cast crystal magic weapon. Only uses buff type spells. This one was also about finishing the game without using a shield and not visiting every area like I tend to do.

    7 - Special weapons user. One slot to cast repair. Objective: abuse special moves (stone great sword, dragon king's great axe etc.)


    I'll be running out of save slots soon but still have a couple of ideas:

    - a thief that uses parries whenever he can

    - a dex faith build (mostly for ornstein's spear)

    - a pure dragonoid

    - a hunter that will progress using only the bow (yeah this one is stupid)

    - a guy that will simply go for the finish while avoiding every single unnecessary fight and exploration. Not a speedrun, not a low level run, rather just sticking to what must be done to finish the game.


    What about you guys?

    Do you create builds for other reasons than simply playing?
    Do you like to role play, try a specific weapon, tactics etc.?
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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by LunarFog on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:31 pm

    I only make new builds when I want to try out a different weapon/strategy

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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by densetsushun on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:43 pm

    Anything from trying out a new stat/weapon, to trying out a new form of combat, to just plain roleplaying.


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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by bla on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:13 am

    Thanks for replying. Guess this as been covered before.

    I'm wondering how the game will react if I change the save directory to make room if I need to (PC)...
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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by Mr. Tart on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:19 am

    I always make builds to give myself and others a fun experience and rarely create one with the purpose of being competitive.

    I made my Artorias build with the intent of invading only in the DLC area for fun and give the players a fun experience, though most people just end up ganking, so in the end it rarely seems to please anyone.

    Edit: I'm not competitive at all, but mainly just roleplay through the game. That kinda puts me at an disadvantage though, as i usually don't use what weapons i'm good at, but rather the weapons that go well with the roleplaying build.


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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by bla on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:42 am

    It's impossible to make an artorias build. You need a limp arm silly

    Apart from that anything worth mentioning?

    I don't exactly roleplay much but was thinking - after watching the amazing series Rome for a second time - of creating a legionnaire.
    Would prefer a spartan but unfortunately we don't have a kopis.
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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by Mr. Tart on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:47 am

    bla wrote:It's impossible to make an artorias build. You need a limp arm silly

    Dark hand and never using it is enough to replicate it. I use the fog pyromancies to replicate the slime that he throws at you instead of a cataclyst as i feel it's the best i can do. Of course you can't make perfect, but you can try. silly


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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by bla on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:53 am

    Indeed.
    Would never thought of that. Nice one.
    I wonder if Arty didn't have a busted arm...
    What a bad *** he would be.

    Roleplay-wise, one of the most hilarious videos I've seen was a guy with a tonberry build from final fantasy. Knife, cloak and iron skin complete with FF music. happy
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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:10 am

    bla wrote:Indeed.
    Would never thought of that. Nice one.
    I wonder if Arty didn't have a busted arm...
    What a bad *** he would be.

    Roleplay-wise, one of the most hilarious videos I've seen was a guy with a tonberry build from final fantasy. Knife, cloak and iron skin complete with FF music. happy
    If he had his arm ok and his shield with him, we would still be standing in front of his fog door.

    On the other hand, I don't want to see him jumping and flipin around the place with that huge shield. I got enough cartwheeling Giant's Moms for a lifetime, don't need to have a boss around it as well. lol!


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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:08 pm

    essentially i end up picking one stat then put most of my points into that while taking the rest to a point where i can use weapons that compliment the build. i try to add enough endurance to fast roll with light armour and mid roll in heavy armour on each toon. i then put enough points in vitality to take me the rest of the way to level 99.

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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:11 pm

    Mr. Tart wrote:
    bla wrote:It's impossible to make an artorias build. You need a limp arm silly

    Dark hand and never using it is enough to replicate it. I use the fog pyromancies to replicate the slime that he throws at you instead of a cataclyst as i feel it's the best i can do. Of course you can't make perfect, but you can try. silly

    the Artorias build is one of the most fun to play. but i've found that it's really hard to do properly at the PVP butter zone (SL99 to SL130)
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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by Mr. Tart on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:14 pm

    Nybbles wrote:
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    bla wrote:It's impossible to make an artorias build. You need a limp arm silly

    Dark hand and never using it is enough to replicate it. I use the fog pyromancies to replicate the slime that he throws at you instead of a cataclyst as i feel it's the best i can do. Of course you can't make perfect, but you can try. silly

    the Artorias build is one of the most fun to play. but i've found that it's really hard to do properly at the PVP butter zone (SL99 to SL130)

    I actually use my Artorias build at SL 200, invading through the Darkmoon. I do agree though, it is quite hard to make a good Artorias build at those sls.


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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by bla on Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:45 pm

    Sentiel wrote: I got enough cartwheeling Giant's Moms for a lifetime, don't need to have a boss around it as well. lol!

    And he doesn't bow either lol
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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:17 pm

    bla wrote:
    Sentiel wrote: I got enough cartwheeling Giant's Moms for a lifetime, don't need to have a boss around it as well. lol!

    And he doesn't bow either lol
    He just roars and stabs you in the face and follows it up with a helm splitter.

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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by densetsushun on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:31 pm

    Sentiel wrote:
    And he doesn't bow either lol
    He just roars and stabs you in the face and follows it up with a helm splitter.

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    You mean he doesn't do that already? Shrug

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    Re: Purpose of new builds

    Post by bla on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:14 am

    A small update:

    My special weapons guy is fun. In the forest i ran around attracting all the ents. Two hand dragon king's great axe and explode. Roughly half of them gone (6 or 7?). Only wish I could get 2 repairs in one playthrough...

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