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    help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:25 pm

    http://mmdks.com/ux6

    i want high defense- slash in particular, decent magic and decent fire resistance.
    13 to 21 points of poise totaling to 53-61 if you go with havels.
    1 unit of leftover weight if possible.

    what i'm looking at atm is
    dingy armor
    elite knight gauntlets
    hollow soldier waistcloth

    and
    chain armor
    wanderer manchette/maiden
    hollow soldier waistcloth


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:30 pm

    Do you really want ? Big Hat would offer you much more.

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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:35 pm

    yeah i want my amphibian head unless it can really make a huge difference in terms of physical defence first.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:37 pm

    If you don't mind medium roll. Why SL 20 btw?

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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:40 pm

    that wont work im using a kat. it's sl 20 because it's an old build thats been seen a bajilion times before. i don't want to change anything about it, i just need to stack more vitality and more defenses because 36 vit and barely 300 phys isn't enough..

    was hoping if i left the build out people would focus primarily on the armor and not the actual build, you know?

    my primary concern is dealing with other katana users and having decent fire and magic resistances as that's what i'll usually take heavy hits from.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:42 pm

    Do you have any plans to level your Endurance past 30?

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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:43 pm

    hmm.. you know i'd consider it.

    my vit atm is 49, so i could drop some of the points into endurance... but i really want my vit up there.

    i've realized i can't compete with the other high hp builds i've encountered.. if trades start happening i lose. i really can't afford to drain too many points from my hp.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:45 pm

    Because if that's the case then you could always consider swapping out your Wolf ring for either Havel's or Steel Protection Ring.

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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:48 pm

    Ah yeah for using a kat you'll need fast roll.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:49 pm

    i checked havels and couldn't hit any of the higher poise breakpoints.. if i did go for it i'd most likely heavily stack defenses and be rocking a havels chest to mitigate the hp loss.. but i'm considering it as well as i'd get more stamina.

    i've got a damage calculator that i can compare to see what would be better if you have a setup in mind?

    i'm not sure if the steel protection ring is worth losing a ring slot over...


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    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:51 pm

    figure havels chest and hollow soldiers waist is basically mandatory.. idk what gloves, depends on the bang for the buck i guess. having a unit open to swap my bow for a gtracer is ideal too.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:53 pm

    Black Sorcerer Gauntlets is fantastic for the weight.

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    Re: help me pick my armor.

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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:55 pm

    yeah they are nice.. the gargoyle helm and the viking helmet are actually really nice too..
    if the defense can offset the life gain from the moms mask i'll definitely swap, does anyone have a good setup or should i go from scratch?


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:57 pm

    wyrm those defenses are choice, but i lose my bow and i'm stuck with gcf, kick, gc and the kat on wakeup.

    i really want that bow on toggle swap and ideally the unit for a gtracer to hit them on wakeup.

    idk.. i don't want to change what's working you know? i just want to increase the survivability.

    oh. the gtracer needs to be swap because i can't change my katana when its thru their back, thats why its an issue theres not enough time from them hitting the ground and rolling away but ditching the helmet during the bs was something i've considered.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:59 pm

    Yeah I totally forgot about the bow, I know the Wanderer's Coat has awesome physical defense


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:01 pm

    yeah i know it looks sick too.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:06 pm

    F*** the pyros this time, who needs them anyway lol.

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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:08 pm

    rocking with only a gc and a heal is an option.. or swapping the gcf to a fireball.

    but i mean.. it works right. i dont want to deviate to far from the actual functionality.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:14 pm

    this is as good as i can get it.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:15 pm

    I usually use GCF for fun, it doesn't have a worthwhile backup option. I mean you have GC, a bow, can swap to spear, falchion, dagger. Too many options. GCF is better used for a heavy pyro build, and 45 Dex.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:15 pm

    i can kill a player in one combo if i catch them in that gcf.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:21 pm

    Here you go, swap bow for talisman as fast as you can then swap to bow again.

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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:28 pm

    http://mmdks.com/uxv

    if i were to change the build drastically like that, the whole thing would be changed.. something like what i listed.


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    Re: help me pick my armor.

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:36 pm

    Artorias hands prove useful for 62 poise, badass.

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