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    Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by Reaperfan on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:04 pm

    Just something I thought I'd try that seems fun, but before I get started I'd like a little feedback on my theorycrafting. So here goes:

    Armor: Crown of the Dark Sun and full Moonlight Robe Set

    First Right Hand Weapon: Tin Darkmoon Catalyst
    Second Right Hand Weapon: Estoc +15
    First Left Hand Weapon: Darkmoon Bow +5
    Second Left Hand Weapon: Darkmoon Talisman

    Rings: Darkmoon Seance Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring

    Stats: (just copy/paste it into your browser, linking it doesn't seem to want to work :|)
    mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?b=c29yY2VyZXIsMzIsMTYsMTUsMTAsMzIsOCwzNiw1MCwwLDQzLDQzLDQwLDQzLDE0LDE5LDEyOSw1NCwxMDIsMTIzLG5vcm1hbCxub3JtYWwsbm9ybWFsLG5vcm1hbCwwLDYxLDgsOCw4LDUsMCwwLDAsMCwwLDAsMCwz

    Spells:
    Darkmoon Blade, Soul Spear (x3), Homing Soulmass

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    Thoughts or feedback would be appreciated happy


    Last edited by Reaperfan on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:33 pm; edited 2 times in total


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by Grey-Ronin on Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:20 am

    I think you have the build spot on. The only thing I would suggest is to think about having the Darkmoon bow in your left hand and the tin darkmoon catalyst in your right hand.

    Getting to NG++++ to get all those crystal soul spears is going to be frustrating.
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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:50 am

    Ha Reaper I was trying to plan this build this afternoon, but never posted, as I figured I wanted more Dex for the Estoc/Rapier. Also he was going to use Soul Spear and HSM so it was 36 int. I wasnt sure about 50 faith, but it is good for Darkmoon talisman so it is ok.


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by Reaperfan on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:19 am

    Grey-Ronin wrote:I think you have the build spot on. The only thing I would suggest is to think about having the Darkmoon bow in your left hand and the tin darkmoon catalyst in your right hand.

    Getting to NG++++ to get all those crystal soul spears is going to be frustrating.

    That makes sense, gets both the Bow and Catalyst available at once while still allowing the buff. As to the spells, I'm not too worried. Any caster build just spams [C]HSM while dodging sporadically to kill bosses anyway lol. If it gets too frustrating though I'd probably just run through NG+ with 2 Attunements of CSS and 2 attunements of vanilla SS.

    WyrmHero wrote:Ha Reaper I was trying to plan this build this afternoon, but never posted, as I figured I wanted more Dex for the Estoc/Rapier. Also he was going to use Soul Spear and HSM so it was 36 int. I wasnt sure about 50 faith, but it is good for Darkmoon talisman so it is ok.

    I suppose you could take the points out of INT and put them into DEX, but I kinda wanted to up it to the Crystal versions. If the regular catalysts start outperforming the Darkmoon Catalyst though I may just do this so that the Darkmoon Catalyst is still the best option. Nobody really seems to have tracked the Darkmoon Catalyst's Magic Adjustment scalings though so I'm not sure on how this will play out :|

    Edited my original post with this stuff, thanks happy


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:31 pm

    It seems that after 30 faith the Darkmoon Catalyst begins to have diminishing returns, although the Darkmoon Talisman is its best @ 50 faith.


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:45 pm

    mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=380921831

    Less powerful version with Chameleon and 40 dex for 313 AR for the Rapier. 2 Soul Spears with the Darkmoon Seance ring.


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by Reaperfan on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:29 pm

    @Wyrm: I've done some testing on the numbers with the Darkmoon Catalyst myself, and it seems that stopping at 36 Int is the right way to go, since if I push it to 44 for the Crystal spells then the regular catalysts will start to surpass the Darkmoon one in power. What you have there is actually alot better than what I originally had given the 36 Int limit, but there are a few tweaks I think I want to make, mostly taking a bit out of Dex to get End to 15 so I can somersault without the RoFaP and use the Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring instead, and to put one extra point into Strength so I can one-hand the Estoc since it seems to need 10 Str to one-hand :|
    I'll post an updated link in the opening post showing the tweaks, let me know what you think.

    Also, thanks for the feedback happy


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:42 pm

    Sure, if I ever want to cosplay the 3 brothers I now know who to call silly


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by Reaperfan on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:43 pm

    WyrmHero wrote:Sure, if I ever want to cosplay the 3 brothers I now know who to call silly

    Gotta give me a few days to finish the build before I start thinking of doing anything with it just yet winking


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:49 pm

    I'm making right now the Firstborn build but I'm still thinking if putting faith to 50.....


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by chaosrave on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:20 pm

    just a note for your cosplay... gwyndolin doesnt use the crystal staff... she uses the darkmoon one which you craft from her soul


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:33 pm

    It's he koala.


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by Reaperfan on Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:34 pm

    chaosrave wrote:just a note for your cosplay... gwyndolin doesnt use the crystal staff... she uses the darkmoon one which you craft from her soul

    Wasn't planning on using the Tin Crystalization Catalyst, it's why my Faith goes up to 50 and my Int stops at 36 winking

    Actually, trying to make use of the Darkmoon Catalyst is probably the biggest deal with this whole build since it's such a weird item to spec for :|

    And yes...Gwyndolin is a "he", not a "she" lol!

    UPDATE!
    I've kind hit a weird rut while making this build lol. I got my Faith up to 50 asap so the Catalyst and my bow would be useful (I may have used the box of infinite holding trick to get both on a first playthrough without killing Gwyndolin himself so I could join his covenant silly), then got my End up to 15 for the <25% roll, then got attunement up to 16 for my spells. My problem is that now I am a level 70-something toon with only 11 Vitality and my Int is so low that the best spell I can use is Great Heavy Soul Arrow :| Anyone have recommendations for things I can do for easy souls that don't involve forest NPC farming?


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    Re: Dark Sun Gwyndolin Cosplay Build

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:30 pm

    Jolly coop O and S I think. If not then Nito or Four Kings.


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