Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

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    Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by lostarcane on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:36 am

    I love his weapon and the lore behind Artorias. For this reason, I wanted to make a PvP spec solely based upon his great sword 8) . I was wondering if anyone had a decent PvP spec for Great-Sword of Artorias :?: (Lv range 100-125). I was thinking of leveling up the the necessary stats to wield it and beefing up int for Gravelord Greatsword Dance/Velka's talisman. And maybe adding some crystal magic for fun happy. Please let me know what yall think.


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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by Buggy Virus on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:41 am

    It's pretty impossible to make a "good" 120 Artorias. It is possible to make a passable one, but even they are inferior to well built builds.

    You are doing the smartest thing which is just to not bother with faith passed the basic faith requirement. But really it's just a pain to make a build around the GSoA


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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by ICEFANG on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:43 am

    Actually I had one that worked well, but I deleted it because that weapon is terrible, I will try and remember the stats.

    Starting class can be any, but logically you want Wanderer or Pyro (12 Res)

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    Att 19
    End 40
    Str 24
    Dex 18
    Int 20
    Fai 20

    Gear was, full Elite Knight Armor, except the chest, which was Sliver Knight's. I used the Throuland Talisman, the Oocile Ivory Catalyst, and, to meet 39.9EL (I'm a perfectionist), I used the Heater Shield. Wolf Ring and DWGR makes it work, somewhat.


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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by lostarcane on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:48 am

    Thnx for the info so quickly ICEFANG and Buggy Virus. I'll see if can make something work or just fail badly. I'll try out that build with a few tweaks and stop at 20 faith big grin.
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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by ICEFANG on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:58 am

    I suggest you use the Cursed version at SL 120, its not a great sword, but its much better than the normal one at that level (I guess if you did a 8END and 8VIT build, it may be stronger, but...)


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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by ViralEnsign_ on Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:07 am

    Mine was the standard INT Artorias that suited me well enough

    This was my Scions of Artorias Build at SL 120- http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=1668551247880639

    to be honest with you guys the only mask of the infamous set is the Child mask so I included that. I like the concept of masquerade so the theme of this toon was the passing off as Artorias.


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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by lostarcane on Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:59 am

    Well here is my Artorias Pvp spec http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=2850210961746690 (SL 120) in golden armor. Let me know what you guys think and if its silly I'll just forget about it big grin haha.
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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by ICEFANG on Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:37 am

    Its hard to evaluate a build based on a bad weapon. Since its your intent to use it, and the build's focus is it, it would be wise to either look at the benefits and attempt to maximize its effectiveness, or look at its faults and attempt to make the build resist those faults.

    First and foremost, I see you have 34 STR, and no real shield, your intent is to 2 hand the weapon to get some good AR (although, I will say this once this post, the Cursed version will probably be better for almost everything you're doing). However, I also see that you have offensive sorceries. This to me, is a, whatsagoodword, impasse? You want to be up in their grill swinging and getting aggressive with lots of poise (which I just noticed, you do not have) and no shield, but want to stay back and use powerful sorceries? I think first things first, this build requires a lot of stat investment, your stats are too spread out to use sorceries effectively, and your HP/EL/Stamina is passable only because of RoFaP. I don't think your armor will preform as needed either.

    I would suggest, since your focus is on the weapon itself, instead of sorceries, you should use miracles and sorceries that are static, once on, they stay on, and instead get your EL higher. I suggested you also increase your defensive values and try out other cool buffs, like Karmic Justice. If you stared off with Karmic Justice and Homing Soul Mass, you can just run in and fight like crazy (the extra range does help too). You may want to use heal instead of replenishment if you use Karmic Justice, if the need to heal is important to you. I also got it up to 28 FAI to use WOTG, because that is probably the best spell overall, however, 20 and force, is also not bad, especially since I don't think your focus should be anywhere near magic damage.

    For your armor, I suggested something like Giant's set, since you are going to take some hits, it would be logical to have some high defensive values, and Elite Knight, since its moderate armor that, well I like it, and its not bad either, although Knights is overall better, you have a few extra points of EL to put towards soooo...

    That's most of the changes I made, one more thing, I would suggest you go for the Wolf Ring, mid roll isn't bad, and when you are relentless attacking, usually rolling isn't as important, you would make the build better with heavier armor with mask of the..., but if you are going for ascetics, like a boss, then of course you can't use them happy

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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by Carphil on Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:46 am

    This sword is not meant for capping. So don't do it. You're ruining its true potential. Go 225 or at least 160

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    Re: Artorias the abysswalker Spec ? (resolved)

    Post by lostarcane on Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:39 am

    Thnx for all the info, it has really helped out.

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