So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

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    So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by Zephryl on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:42 am

    I'm a fair ways into my first playthrough now, probably higher SL than I needed to be... Which made me wonder...

    What kind of build did everyone end up using for their first playthrough?

    Personally, I'm a Endurance heavy build. I'd had a few parts of the game shown to me by a friend, who was trying to get me into the game, so I knew bits of what to expect... but I saw all the people in the video with masses amount of HP and the heaviest armor and Iron Flesh and it just... didn't look that fun. So I kept it at almost default vit, accidently put one point into it when I was buying a few levels at once, but stacked Endurance so I could dodge and shield.

    I'm quite squishy, in fact most bosses kill me in one-two hits, but I'm having more fun than if I had a mile of HP~

    I have stats pretty much everywhere though, so I've probably wasted 15 SLs worth on stats I don't use haha~ Oh well.
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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by Gazman0169 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:53 am

    A SL120 40/40, purpose built for both PvE and PvP.

    This Wiki is as much a curse as it is a blessing, which is why I am purposely steering clear of everything DkS2 related as this time around I'll be going in completely blind! twisted


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by psychichobo on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:18 am

    At first I went for Dex, only to find that I needed strength to use any of the more funky weapons. Later I threw a few points into INT and Faith to use Arty's cursed sword so I could easily clear New Londo.


    Basically I'm just Str and Dex, with a few points scattered elsewhere. I'm barely above starting health, but I can wield Smough's Hammer one handed and do an entertaining amount of damage with Arty's sword.
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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by Sentiel on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:30 am

    DeS vet here, so I kinda knew what I'm doing.

    I made a 50 Vit, 40 Dex Pyromancer with a katana.
    Still have it and love it. cheers

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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:36 am

    I made a 20 VIT and 30-40 in everything else build. A paper-mache jack-of-all-trades if you will.


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:01 am

    I ended up over SL100 thanks to my 'venturing and such. I played the heck outta Demons Souls so I had a decent idea of what I should be doing. I started as a knight and upped my strength and endurance a little bit to make heavier armor easier and up my broadsword attack. I knew I'd add a bow at some point so I focused on that until I was comfortable with my ability to get arrows (no point investing in the bow until I could use it at will). So after I got the bow I started working on dex too. So primarily in NG it was those three stats. I save resources for as long as possible usually so at the end of the game I had enough to fully upgrade my Lifehunt Scythe and turned into a dex build with the ability to rock heavy armor when needed.


    I still use this character for just about everything (took it to the DLC with NG+++ or ++++ can't really remember). He's now a 220 something or other forest hunter who can use miracles and magic at his discretion but still a dex focus.

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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by EeAyEss on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:13 am

    I had 40 end(DeS vet righthere) but had 30 str yet used elemental greatswords. lolz. I had 40 faith with an occult zwei though. And lightning spears. And BI armor. It was decent. big grin

    Something like this:
    http://mmdks.com/y6m


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by WandererReece on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:47 am

    I played DeS before too. I had a jack - of - all trades build, and it worked well. I thought it would work just as well in this game too. I started doing that, but then I decided I wanted to specialize in the new offensive miracles. Then I had to try the new great curved swords. I saw Sheva's Mura and thought it would be good to use.

    The end result is this at 120. http://mmdks.com/y6t

    The good thing is the build somehow works. I've killed some players with it. The bad thing is the stat placement is crap. If I play with it again I'm going to level it up further.

    Occult Mura LOL. If I only knew what I was doing.


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by FullSpe3D on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:57 am

    My first build when running through PvE was a sorcery glass cannon kinda thing. Dukes was kinda tough since everything resisted my spells.


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by Uparkaam on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:25 pm

    A total mess. That's what it was. If I remember correctly it was something like this:
    http://mmdks.com/y74
    Even though I had 50 STR I didn't really use STR weapons. I mostly used quality weapons like straight swords and greatswords. And the reason I had 15 INT was because I was too lazy to make a new character for the sorcery trophy silly
    Yeah... it was kinda horrible.
    Nowadays this character is a FH at around SL 400.


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by Alex_Fairhurst on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:33 pm

    I was not a DeS vet like some of you so I ended up with a trashy Int build. Actually it wasn't that bad. You can't really go wrong with 50 Int + MLGS. I think my Vit stopped at 18 and the rest of my points were put into End so I could ninja flip in full giants.

    Something like this maybe:
    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?b=c29yY2VyZXIsMTgsMTYsMzYsMTYsMTEsOCw1MCw4LDAsMzcsMzcsMzQsMzcsMywyNSwxNTMsMzMsMCwxMTUsbm9ybWFsLG5vcm1hbCxub3JtYWwsbm9ybWFsLDAsOSw4LDgsMTEsMCwwLDAsMCwwLDAsMCwwLDAsd29vZGVuLHdvb2Rlbix3b29kZW4sd29vZGVuLDEsMCww


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by WyrmHero on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:54 pm

    An SL 180 Str/Faith with 30 Res lol.


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by Djem on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:02 pm

    A Faith build with Lightning Spear, and since I had the Master Key I acquired Astora's Straight Sword very early. Damn wiki, making me too powerful. I'm trying to not learn anything about Dark Souls II (which is harder than you might think).
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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by WandererReece on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:25 pm

    Djem wrote:I'm trying to not learn anything about Dark Souls II.

    Dido, I researched both Demon's and Dark Souls. Mostly because the upgrade system in Demons was confusing, and I thought Dark would be the same way. Luckly they completely simplified it.

    Although I did research some of the bosses in both games.


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by BagerX2 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:36 pm

    First build I did I beilieve i had 26 vitt, 30 end, 30 dex, 40 str, 18 faith. I ran arround with havels armor and a zwei. I scrapped that build without ever finishing the game and went and made a Artorias greatsword build.


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by KingSeekerCow on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:42 pm

    My first build was so much garbage that I quit at Anor Londo with it. I believe it is still sitting at the bonfire there. I did not put enough points into Dex to use a long bow so those archers were pissing me off, so I am like F this. Started to make the Royal Tank build off of the Wiki, and got to NG+ with it. I even got some PVP invasion kills off of it.

    Now I am building a Dark Paladin play style but focusing on SunBros for their lighting Miracles. On my Thief, I have a High Dex/End Medium Vit/Streng. I have enough points in Int to use cast light because I am liking my armor combo. I have my Lu Buu character waiting for this weekend.
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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:45 pm

    I used Eles for a long time but ended up with 40Str and 24 Dex for the BK weapons. I originally built for the DSS but found it underwhelming so I picked up the awesome BKH and then BKGA. Had about 30 End and 29 Vit by the time I beat Gwyn.


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by Automancer on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:01 pm

    A Tarkus build with Grass crest shield, Lightning Scythe, WoG and Pyros. Stats all messed up and ****. 40 resistance.... facedesk


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    Re: So what kind of "Build" did you end up with first time through?

    Post by User1 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:02 pm

    I had a crap pile of vitality, strength and endurance. Nothing else.

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