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    strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by Xeonexus on Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:24 pm

    I am currently doing a strength build who is in the upper half of sens fortress with a +5 zweilhander and a +5 Knights shield. my inital plan was to go with the greatshield of artoras and the dragon kings greataxe then temporaily join path of the dragon to get the axe to full level but after some thought I was wondering if it is such a good idea. im part of the way of white and have force and seek guidence but that was only to get me through parts like killing lautrec (so easy with force) so maybe more miricales would be good but I also like the look of the other weapons made with sifs soul. I have use the moonlight butterfly and quelaags soul for levels and was wondering if theres any better weapons out there that i can use until the end game.
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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by ErrJon6661 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:23 pm

    To answer your question I have a few for you hahaha.

    Do you have a target level? (Ie are you looking for a lot of pvp or no?)

    Do you like the sword you're using?

    What do you want your stats to look like?


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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by Xeonexus on Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:21 pm

    currently I am very much enjoying the zweilhandler +5 and may make it lightnig when I get to anor londo and my target level is at least 40 endurance and 50+ strength and howevermuch dex it takes to weild the final sword. after that im going to NG+ with him as a darkmoon blade but until then he will be a forest hunter once I have the seal. I heard the sheild is the best in the game but the greatswords look great and do tons of damage. I dont know if you get the souls a second time in NG+ but sif is reletivly easy to get to on NG+ so I could make the sword/sheild then. I mainly want to know if its worth missing out on the sheild that i will probably never switch for the whole game to make one of the greatswords. that I may or maynot keep or if there are better strengh weapons like the dragon greataxe? (or maybe something lighter until i can use the axe)
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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by Delvanoc on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:08 pm

    Have you tried a msgs? I currently am playing the same style and I currently use a msgs and havel's shield/armor. If this helps you at all. happy
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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by Xeonexus on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:26 pm

    i heard the lightning man serpent greatsword one shops tarus demon on ng+ but i really wanted something for pvp. something that says OH F**K HES GOT A (insert overly big killing tool here) I like the look of smoghs hammer and the dragon great axe but I think your right the msgs is good for mid-late game but the question still poses. what to do with sifs soul. use the havels sheild and make the sword or use the msgs and make the shied whats more benificial in a pvp build that wants to smash the brains of the enemy in.


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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by G0D5PR0TOTYP3 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:55 pm

    MSGS +15 has an A class str scaling AND if you carry pine reson a flaming greatsword scares the **** out of most invaders, i average 7-8 kills per death in dark anor lando
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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by RANT on Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:45 am

    is this gonna be sl 200+ cause that's when the gs of artorias starts shining, if you wanna cap at sl 120 you should try the demon great machete +15 with slb, get your str to 40 and faith to 30 and it'll do some serious damage, you can kill most people with two or three hits.


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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by Whknight on Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:23 am

    Greatshield of Artorias is nice, but I would suggest having a backup shield to deal with magic and lightning attacks, it just doesn't really handle well against them. As for your current shield, I would suggest trying one of the Tower Kite shields. I know they have slightly better stability, but if I am recalling correctly 2 units less weight, which may go a long way since you are using a great weapon.


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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by Xeonexus on Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:27 am

    magic and lightning? the moonlight sheild comes to mind but I kinda lack the soul to make it so mayhap there a better sheild for magic defence like the palidin sheild or any other one? as far as I know with weapons there are a lot of things that bypass boss souls but it seems the greatsheild of artoris while heavy is the best in the game.


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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:38 am

    Dark Hand has 80 magic defense.


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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by Delvanoc on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:03 am

    Havel's shield has a defense of 100/90/80/80. If weight is not an issue and you have your str at 50 already, it will cover everything you need from a shield. But again, only if weight is not an issue. But if you are going for str/end, weight should not be an issue. Also, getting havel's ring would boost your carry weight by 50%.
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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by Whknight on Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:42 pm

    Crest Shield or Magic Warriors Round Shield are excellent magic reduction shields. Effigy wins for lightning. Dark hand is 80% in all reductions, but it's stability is only 32 so you may not be able to take as many hits compared to others.


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    Re: strength build help - weapon and shield

    Post by SmittyRomps on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:05 pm

    Great club is another good option if your looking for a oh s*it weapon. Havent tried it myself but ive seen a lot of people say its rough to fight againist


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