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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Animaaal on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:36 am

    Demon Slayer wrote:nimaal lets travel lordran once for all

    Sounds great! 3 mages abolishing all of Lordran would raise quite a ruckus. Can you imagine all the magic hatemail? lol
    I'll be on in a couple weeks. Hope to see ya then for sure big grin

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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by mugenis4real on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:46 am

    Animaaal wrote:
    Demon Slayer wrote:nimaal lets travel lordran once for all

    Sounds great! 3 mages abolishing all of Lordran would raise quite a ruckus. Can you imagine all the magic hatemail? lol
    I'll be on in a couple weeks. Hope to see ya then for sure big grin

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    We shall be mighty indeed! Truly a force to be reckoned with, and woe to those who cross our path. The Eye

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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Animaaal on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:04 am

    A Caster's Pact


    So you and you and who says yes,
    now have the less,
    of loneliness.

    We expect less effort,
    from within ourselves,
    staving our magic,
    by putting on shelves.

    Though in our leisure,
    we will not forget,
    dangers among us,
    we must not fret.

    If they cross our path,
    they suffer the flood,
    all in life gone,
    there will only be blood.

    One mage is plenty,
    to fear my friend,
    much more than that,
    then prayers they'll spend.

    For a pact of magic,
    will never untether,
    it will only remain,
    no matter the weather.






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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Demon Slayer on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:48 am

    so my full did't like you snimaal

    what are the requirements for the mage build?


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Demon Slayer on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:38 pm

    hold yourself's
    http://mmdks.com/1b23


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Animaaal on Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:44 pm

    Demon Slayer wrote:hold yourself's
    http://mmdks.com/1b23

    Glass cannon for sure lol. There is a lot to consider:

    1) At 40 dex...
    -You'll benefit from the Rapier's attack rating.
    -The only spells you have that will benefit from 40 dex are Purusers and White Dragon Breath, and even then its only 16% instead of the possible 22%. *reference: Comprehensive survey of dexterity's impact on sorcery casting speed

    2) You will most likely (maybe not) die before the RTSR has a chance to take affect.

    3) IMO, the RTSR functions best with Power Within.

    4) A glass cannon, imo, only needs 1 or 2 "kill" moves.

    5) You forgot your talisman silly goose silly


    I have some pretty cool glass cannons ideas I've been working on, I'll post them later when I get back, I gtg sorry. But I'll admit, they are based on theory not practice.

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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Demon Slayer on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:07 pm

    is not an glass canon i chosse the magic wep cuz crown of dusk boost the damage of magic weps

    you know that right?


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Animaaal on Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:49 pm

    Additions to the original post:

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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Naxek on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:32 am

    Been going over this build for literally ages now, and haven't been able to get it just right to where I actually feel like making it in game. >.< It originally started as an oolacile theme build, but it grew into my baby over time and now I really want to make it into something quality. I've received some help on it already, but more eyes never hurt anyone.

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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Animaaal on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:53 am

    Try this maybe: Slightly Different Version

    1) If nothing else just change your armor, I didn't alter your stats.

    2) I used a different catalyst for a better magic adjustment.

    3) I switched your pyro and gold tracer. I know gold tracer is fun left handed, but your main damage is derived from spells and the combustion --> dark bead combos are deadly.

    4) The 2 handed r1 spam of the gold tracer is one most the best moves in the game if you dont get parried.

    5) I used HCSM instead of pursuers because they serve the same purpose imo (a distraction) and cost a lot less, and you have 10 HCSM to set up strong magic shield...see vid in the first post.

    6) Imo, the most obvious difference in casting speed reduction for fireball pyros begin at 40. If you're comfortable with it and have success, then dont let anyone tell you to go to 45.

    7) If you haven't already started this build, then I think bandit was the best choice???...i forgot.

    ***Otherwise just change the armor.
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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Naxek on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:42 am

    I'm gonna look at some of the things you suggested, I originally went with Tin Banishment for the dex scaling which afaik contributes to the dark spells, but I'll have to playtest things before I put in the final couple points to really decide things. The tertiary benefit of Tracer in the off hand, (besides the fun factor) was having a shield with both of my casting items.

    I actually had str at 12 to open up a tiny number of options for myself should I want them... but I guess they really just end up wasted unless I go to 16, which while more useful just detracts from the build. Rerolling. (Sometimes I really wish we could delevel ala DeS. X_x) Fortunately I'm only at SL50 and that was actually with a minimal amount of work, so I'm not losing much. Better to correct it now than later. I'll leave this character alive to have two variants of it however, that way I can properly playtest certain things.


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Animaaal on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:09 pm

    Ya, playing with the gold tracer in your left hand is pretty fun. But I don't like the combo. Once you initiate it, you're stuck in the animation. If someone tanks a hit, its almost a gauranteed backstab.

    I dont believe that the dark magics scale with dex. AFAIK, they only scale with strength,and thats only when using the Manus Catalyst.

    I TOTALLY feel your pain about deleveling like in DeS, I miss it too.

    Imo, you dont need another shield when using Darkhand with Strong Magic Shield. The stability is so low on the darkhand, that when facing heavy weapons, 1 hit instantly knocks you out of range. I personally think the darkhand in most cases is the best shield for pvp, nevermind the 80/80/80/80 damage reduction split....but to each their own. I'm not trying to push my playstyle on you.

    It took me FOREVER to level up my favorite mage. I understand how you feel. "Yojimbo Wizard" is my baby too lol.

    There are some really interesting conversations in some of the threads in the "For Helpful Links". They might help you change, or strengthen your current opinins.

    Good Luck dude!
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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Demon Slayer on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:54 pm

    I,ll ne using twop and pursuers

    Is a quest for hatemail i will upload pics of em

    stay tuned happy

    animaal what about out tour? amd the glass canon ideas?

    Post it you little son of a *****

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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Naxek on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:59 pm

    Actualy Animaal you've been the most help so far. I'll look over some of the discussions, but I might just resort to picking your brain when I need to. silly


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Animaaal on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:01 pm

    @Demon

    lol, i musta forgot something.

    I got my new ps3, but my father in law is in the hospital, my son is still sick and if I wanna make the wife happy...I'll hook up the Wii 1st, then she'll help me play....with...my...wii wii.... twisted

    Again, I'd be honored to tour Lordran with you guys, I'm sorry its been taking so long.

    @Naxek, np at all dude. There's a couple pro mages that post here soemtimes.

    Demon Slayer, Mugenis4real, and myself I'm sure would be more than happy to help.

    Although the 3 of us have diffrent playstyles lol.
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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Naxek on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:23 pm

    Well that's good, if you couldn't tell I'm trying to aim for a different playstyle of my own. silly


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Naxek on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:58 pm

    Also, this is where I got the idea that dex affected Dark Sorceries, it's 3 or 4 posts down.

    Of course I haven't actually done the testing myself to verify.

    http://forums.demonssouls.info/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=16211&sid=9bf531047834b0db537ff0e73d053aa5


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Animaaal on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:28 pm

    Thats a nice find Naxek!

    Whether the scaling would be viable or not I don't know...could we finally get a dexterity dark magic wizard????

    Someone should make a post about that, if there already isn't one here.
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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Naxek on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:59 pm

    The whole thread actually goes through some pretty extensive testing, I haven't actually read the whole thing yet.


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Zeta Prime on Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:09 pm

    https://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?b=c29yY2VyZXIsNDUsMzQsMTksOSwxMSw4LDQ1LDgsMCwyMCwxMiwyMCw1NiwxNCwzLDExMywxMTcsNCwxLG5vcm1hbCxub3JtYWwsbm9ybWFsLGVuY2hhbnRlZCwwLDExLDExLDksOSw3MSw3MSwyLDI3LDAsMCwwLDAsMCx3b29kZW4sd29vZGVuLHdvb2Rlbix3b29kZW4sMSwwLDAsMCwwLDAsMCwwHey guys i was wonderin if you could look over my wizard build and maybe make some suggestions. I really need to keep the armor and stuff jus cuz i think it looks real sexy. i just wanna know if iv got the stats set up right and if im using the right spells and what not. This build is prolly gonna fight in the arena alot so do you think i should dumb down some vit and add heal?


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Naxek on Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:27 pm

    Oh another question, considering the tools of the build I'm working on which would be my best avenue for PvP?


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Demon Slayer on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:12 pm

    The forest.


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by mugenis4real on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:28 pm

    Poliwrath wrote:https://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?b=c29yY2VyZXIsNDUsMzQsMTksOSwxMSw4LDQ1LDgsMCwyMCwxMiwyMCw1NiwxNCwzLDExMywxMTcsNCwxLG5vcm1hbCxub3JtYWwsbm9ybWFsLGVuY2hhbnRlZCwwLDExLDExLDksOSw3MSw3MSwyLDI3LDAsMCwwLDAsMCx3b29kZW4sd29vZGVuLHdvb2Rlbix3b29kZW4sMSwwLDAsMCwwLDAsMCwwHey guys i was wonderin if you could look over my wizard build and maybe make some suggestions. I really need to keep the armor and stuff jus cuz i think it looks real sexy. i just wanna know if iv got the stats set up right and if im using the right spells and what not. This build is prolly gonna fight in the arena alot so do you think i should dumb down some vit and add heal?

    Hmmm. Without changing your armor it's going to be tough helping you out. Your wasting a ton of points on End, and a Caster doesn't really need to put points there because casting doesn't use any Stamina. Also there's no reason to bring your Intelligence past 32 (I personally stop at 16) because the Soul Spear spells are much too unreliable, especially if you don't have 45 Dexterity.

    Of course this is not to say that your build is bad, just pointing out some things that can be improved. happy
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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by Zeta Prime on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:10 pm

    do you use the 32 int for the crystal catalyst? if i took points away from end urance and int i could prolly make use of more fire balls and stuff.. thats prolly a really good idea. what spells would you suggest me using.. hate to ask this of you but could you show me some examples of what you would do?


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    Re: For tha Love of Castings

    Post by mugenis4real on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:59 pm

    Poliwrath wrote:do you use the 32 int for the crystal catalyst? if i took points away from end urance and int i could prolly make use of more fire balls and stuff.. thats prolly a really good idea. what spells would you suggest me using.. hate to ask this of you but could you show me some examples of what you would do?

    No, the 32 Int is for Pursuers, if you would want to use it. Past 32, the Int spells are more for show than anything else. Now assuming that you do increase your Int to 32 for Pursuers, your best off using the regular Sorcerer's Catalyst, as it will be strongest at this level. Of course you could also use the Tin Crystallization Catalyst, and truthfully it will be slightly more powerful than your Sorcerer's Catalyst, but halving all of your castings is simply not worth it when that is your main form of attack.

    I will message you my hands down most powerful build, which I have yet to post on the forums, just so you can have an example to work off of. Take note of the Poise, as well as Defense while still managing to maximizie the number of Casts. The order of your spells is also very important, because of chaining spells, but that's another conversation entirely. :bom:





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