Forest hunter spear/dex build

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    Forest hunter spear/dex build

    Post by Pilgrim34 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:30 pm

    I've been having a lot of fun with the ninja flipping zwei build in the forest recently, so for a new challenge I've come up with this build:

    https://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=174737149187962757

    40 poise seems to be working out quite well so far, since the emphasis is once again on dodging it's there as an insurance more than anything. Whilst I might have used the father mask to save a few points of endurance, I felt it was better to stack stamina regen since this build requires an awful lot of movement and dodging.

    The trick with this is patience, steadiness and clever movement, the damage output isn't massive but given how aggressive most gankers are, you can easily kite them for a backstab and frustrate them further with the spear's massive two handed r2 attack on wakeup!


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    Re: Forest hunter spear/dex build

    Post by Animaaal on Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:13 pm

    Maybe consider this: 21 poise

    Having 40 poise is not really a great break point. 41 would allow you to poise through great combustion, and 2 hits with certain weapons. However, 40 poise does give the 36 point breakpoint which isn't bad.

    Personally, I feel poise is almost unnecessary for most spear/flip builds. The Demon's Spear is an excellent choice and its length really helps you maintain spacing.

    I'm not sure if the MoC, Grass Crest Shield, and Coloranthy Ring are all necessary together, BUT its not going to hurt for sure.

    Also, with a build like this, I hate being dependent on a ring.

    However, your build looks VERY solid. Altering it completely depends on your play style. If you want the poise, then consider the darkhand maybe?

    Great job, this is just my 2 cents.Bow 
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    Re: Forest hunter spear/dex build

    Post by LunarFog on Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:34 pm

    Eh.  Seems solid I guess.  It's actually kinda hard to screw up an SL 120+ build though.

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    Re: Forest hunter spear/dex build

    Post by Pilgrim34 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:59 pm

    Thanks for the advice, I may try changing up one or two things to lower the poise and see how I get on. Dark hand may well be useful, that had actually slipped my mind. Perhaps I can use the steel leggings or Gough's leggings instead to get past 41 poise.

    I will probably keep the combo of stamina regen items as they are, for me it's so vital to be able to move around quickly and dictate the pace of a fight and move my opponents around. I'll try your suggestion and see how I get on!


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