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    Suggestions for Build

    Post by Raikan007 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:55 am

    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=4237260465551862

    I am breezing through NG+ at the moment but still loving it! I was wanting to find out what would be a good weapon to use for my build? I don't have a set type of build, I change my armour/rings etc constantly!

    My current (good weapons) are:

    Lifehunt Scythe +4 (but dont want to have the bloodbite ring equipped all the time either, plus it does not deal that much damage! good against certain bosses though, I use it mainly for bosses!

    Dark Knight Sword +5 which I use now (465)
    Dark Knight Axe +3 (deals about 550 damage, but the reach is poor for some reason)
    Zweihander Fire +10 (fully upgraded) (783)
    Lightning Flamberge +3 (490)
    Lightning Greatsword +1 (590)
    Fire Man Serpent Machete +4 (450, never used it)

    then a bunch of weapons I have messed around with but nothing special!

    I was wanting to know whether or not to use Sif's soul on this play through to get the GSoA (I know I need a lot more stats in faith and intelligence, but would it be worth it with my build?

    or just use some of the current weapons I have now? What is the main stat that the GSoA scales with??

    thank you

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    Post by Raikan007 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:58 am

    just used the build planner and it looks like a waste of time to be honest, it scales with dex/int/fth only! Cursed does less damage as well!

    Will take me too long to get enough souls to level up the other stats!
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    Post by Rynn on Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:33 am

    As far as PvE is going, I think you are doing everything correctly.
    What I'd reccomend is getting the Man Serpent Greatsword next, as well as 15 intelligence.

    Stack on 2 more attunement, and learn Great Magic Weapon. The Man Serpent Greatsword is more damaging then your Black Knight Greatsword is, and it can be buffed with the Great Magic Weapon to do an additional 198 magic damage. It's overall the best point to cost ratio you can receive right now.

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    Post by Raikan007 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:06 am

    I have that one, I have several, I did upgrade it to Fire Man Serpernt sword, is that the one the Lizard Guys drop in Dukes Archives well and Sens?

    what damage is that referring to in the planner? what upgrading path?

    and thank you!
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    Post by Rynn on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:10 am

    I am recommending the Normal upgrade path, +15 non-elemental.
    This is the weapon the Man Serpants in sens drop, but you do not need to find another, just use the option to un-ascend your weapon back to a +5 one, and pick the appropriate upgrade path.

    The Catalyst I listed is purchased from an NPC at the lake where the Hydra attacks you. Once you slay that Hydra, a golden golem spawns at another location nearby, killing it will release the NPC that sells the catalyst.

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    Post by Raikan007 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:21 am

    Rynn wrote:I am recommending the Normal upgrade path, +15 non-elemental.
    This is the weapon the Man Serpants in sens drop, but you do not need to find another, just use the option to un-ascend your weapon back to a +5 one, and pick the appropriate upgrade path.

    The Catalyst I listed is purchased from an NPC at the lake where the Hydra attacks you. Once you slay that Hydra, a golden golem spawns at another location nearby, killing it will release the NPC that sells the catalyst.

    yeah sweet will do, I went there last night but the Golem was not there in NG+, I killed him in the first playthrough and got everything from the Witch! however, I cannot locate her summon sign which you are supposed to have.. which one was it? Griggs sells that spell does he not?
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    Post by Rynn on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:23 am

    Great Magic Weapon is dropped from the Chandler in Anor Londo.

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    Post by Raikan007 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:27 am

    The Oolacile Catylyst.. did you have to buy it from her? I never bought anything from her at all as I am not a magic user.. I think I did get her armour though if I remember correctly.. I just saw now you have to buy it from her but as I said, I cannot find her summon sign or anything..

    Does anyone know anything about this in NG or have I just not looked hard enough as to be honest, I just killed the Hydra then ran to the cave to find Gold Golem and was not there then quit as it was late..

    Can I not use the other Catylsts? Like the Demon one? tin banishment? etc etc..

    I have these:

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Izalith+Catalyst
    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Beatrice%27s+Catalyst
    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Demon%27s+Catalyst
    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Tin+Banishment+Catalyst
    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Tin+Crystallization+Catalyst

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    Post by Raikan007 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:28 am

    Rynn wrote:Great Magic Weapon is dropped from the Chandler in Anor Londo.

    I have a lot of spells and I am definitely sure I have that as I pretty much explored the entire game on the first walkthrough!
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    Post by Rynn on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:36 am

    The oolacile Catalyst is the strongest catalyst for casting magic until your inteligience is far higher.
    If the golden golem is not there, quit the game, then load it back up. That should cause it to spawn.

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    Re: Suggestions for Build

    Post by Nymfo on Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:55 am

    Just completed Dark Souls for my first time the other day, thinking of now creating a new build. First time was a Knight class and more or less just a brute with physical weapons.

    Worth creating a class that focuses on magic? always looks awesome in the videos.

    If I recall correctly there are 2 magic classes, pyromancer and something else? if so which should I pick?

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    Post by Raikan007 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:27 am

    Nymfo wrote:Just completed Dark Souls for my first time the other day, thinking of now creating a new build. First time was a Knight class and more or less just a brute with physical weapons.

    Worth creating a class that focuses on magic? always looks awesome in the videos.

    If I recall correctly there are 2 magic classes, pyromancer and something else? if so which should I pick?

    I would honestly suggest playing NG+ and get all the things you may have missed and new weapons, like with Sif's Soul, get the Shield and the Sword now winking I used Pyro a bit in the first playthrough, however, my flame was never upgraded once.. lol so now its on +14 already and using all the cool pyro spells I was unable to use, bought new ones and joined the Chaos Covenant and recieved their awesome spell for reaching level 2 in the Covenant which takes 30 humanity!

    Also going to try and get the Moonlight Sword and Ornsteins armour/spear this time! I am finding it very easy at the moment, have died only a couple of times during open play by falling off or just by doing something stupid due to complacency, never in a boss fight yet..

    Still loving it! Going to get Quelaags Furysword soon as I just killed her and in the first playthrough, I was pissed off from dying against Smough and Ornstein about 6 times in a row and used that and the Moonlight soul to try and upgrade my levels, they were not even enough for 1 level silly Lol!

    so you learn from your mistakes, its only dealing about 390 damage with my build at the moment, not upgraded though... so not going to use it much but just want it silly

    Also, I am going to try and do a few parts with dual wielding weapons, Black Knight Sword +5 in the right hand and my Lightning Flamberge +3 in the left OR

    Zweihander Fire +10 and my Lightning Greatsword +3 OR

    Lifehunt Scythe +4 and Black Knight Axe etc happy

    lots of options!

    I say play through again then give it a rest for a month or so, the addiction will set in again and start a new Pyro type player with shield and light weapons style happy

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