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    SL122 Chaos Blade Build

    Post by Cfoofoo on Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:05 am

    So I haven't had much to do with high level PvP, the highest level I've been successful on was a lv75 Oswald cosplay that dominated the forest (maybe that was just lower levels though, hmph), but it was enough next to my Black Knight (not quite 120) cosplay's dismal failure to make me think I'm better with fast and jumpy characters than Fat Bandit and Company.
    Chaos Blade seemed pretty sweet, and this is what I've come up with. I'm looking for advice, first of all on whether or not this is worth pursuing as a build, and past that how to make it great. The more I look at CB the more I question. Is the extra damage and humanity scaling worth it? If I used a different katana I wouldn't have to gouge Vit, I wouldn't take damage on hit, I'd be able to enchant it, etc. etc...
    Important note: We all take concessions from our desire to win. You guys bow and fight honorably, I can't play a character if he doesn't look swag. That's why my armor choices probably aren't exactly optimal (suggestions?), and that means no Family Masks, please.
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    Re: SL122 Chaos Blade Build

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:11 am

    First off welcome to the forum.

    Second off, try the washing pole, Here is what I had in mind.

    http://mmdks.com/2lw5


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    Re: SL122 Chaos Blade Build

    Post by Eko on Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:18 am

    First thing I can say is I don't think you need two pyromancy flames. If I remember correctly they made the health drain from Power Within the same for all flames regardless of their level; you should check me on that, but I am quite sure that's accurate.

    As far as the Chaos Blade goes it is entirely up to you. I think being forced to sacrifice health to attack is a cool concept as it makes you play more strategically and tactically. I'm not a fan of katanas in general as they are over-used, but the Chaos Blade is pretty cool.

    After messing around on MugenMonkey I came up with this build.
    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=335963198644967985

    I moved him up to level 125 to allow for some more options. I figured since you didn't need the pyromancy flame anymore that giving you the Balder Shield was a good idea since it has the second highest stability of all medium-size shields and is two units lighter than the SK and BK Shields. Also, I added the Shotel in the right hand as a way to deal with turtles and give your build a little more versatility. In attunement I gave you another spell slot and filled it with Fire Tempest as it is my personal favorite AoE and when timed properly can deal nasty damage. I recommend replacing RingFaP with Havel's Ring to allow for an equipment load. With Havel's ring on you can change out your previous gloves for Knight Gauntlets to give more poise and defense. I made sure to keep Wolf Ring which will give you a total of 68 poise to work with. I hope the changes are not too drastic, they just seemed the best way to optimize the build and keep it in-line with the original essence of it. Also, PvP at level 125 is really good and from my experience is more active than at most other levels. I hope this was helpful to you.

    EDIT - Here is a link to the wiki page detailing Power Within
    http://darksouls.wikidot.com/power-within


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    Re: SL122 Chaos Blade Build

    Post by SirArchmage on Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:39 am

    Rearranged your armor around to combine looks and functionality. The robe will cover your heavy armor so it doesn't look like you are wearing it, Havels Gauntlets look pretty badass as well as the Dark Mask. I booted you up to 120 because that is a common pvp level, switched you to an uchikatana because the Chaos Blade is just silly. Added an attunement slot and boosted your dex for faster casting of Pyromancy. Added a charcoal resin to cover your blade in instead of Estus, as you can't use it during invasions. Llyod's Talisman instead of Dung Pie for healing hosts, and you can't use the Red Eye orb for any usefulness during a fight so I switched it to a humanity. Grass crest shield, because you can now tank it and spam R1 against people with your poise, health, and powerwithin on, so that stamina boost will help. And fire tempest for a quick solution to being double teamed, i.e. ganked.

    http://mmdks.com/2lwo


    And really? You said your character needed to look swag? >_> Ugh. Welcome to the forum.


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    Re: SL122 Chaos Blade Build

    Post by SirArchmage on Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:50 am

    Made a different version that is a bit more versatile, yet still badass looking.

    http://mmdks.com/2lwr


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    Re: SL122 Chaos Blade Build

    Post by Bleeding_Katana on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:24 pm

    Here's my chaos blade build. Granted we probably play different, but this works for me. Imo it's the best way to go about using the chaos blade. Sometimes i change it up and use different armor setup and instead of the target shield i'll use a painting guardian sword or even dual wield katana's.

    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=135999576860165253

    Fast roll, 77 poise, Chaos blade, Black flame, Parrying.

    *** yeahhhh.

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