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    • Anonymous

      04 May 2017 07:48  

      Guys, give me a few ideas for a traditional rpg 'dark knight' build! I'll probably want to use miracles, pyromancies and sorceries depending on what spells are useful and of course the situation. Only magic i want to use is dark magic though, no normal miracles, pyromancies (except power within as that is perfect and maybe iron flesh if i decide to go "tank") or sorceries. I should say i'd consider using buffs, but if it's offensive it needs to do dark damage (or bleed in the gnaw miracles' case). I'm not looking to be a pure mage, so i'd like some kind of advice for a melee weapon of some kind and what kind of stat investments i should make so i don't have to go too high in level for this to be viable, i want to be able to play as a 'dark knight' as early into my playthrough as possible. I'm thinking a greatsword or ultra greatsword would stick to the conventional image, but i also have to keep equip load in mind... such a headache. : D I keep feeling like i should consider using normal pyromancies because fire damage seems like it could be acceptable on a 'dark knight', but i think i'd rather stick to dark so i don't feel like i'm selling out as i'm already pushing it by allowing myself to use buffs (why would a 'dark knight' have sacred oath? It's clearly a 'holy' spell... still might use it though).

      • 06 Apr 2017 14:04  

        Here's my Max Level Build: Notes: I use whatever I want and I suggest you do the same, cause you have the ability to with this build, whether it's truly really good or not, and I'm using the Wiki's Build Calculator cause it doesn't include the DLC stuff Armor: I use the Dark Mask, Undead Legion Armor, Ringed Knight Gauntlets and Iron Dragonslayer Leggings. Weapons: Right Hand: Onyx Blade, Refined Lothric Knight Greatsword, Friede's Great Scythe. I sometimes swap the LKGS and/or FGS for Hollow Onikiri and Ubadachi and Black Knight Greataxe, depends on the situation and what I want to use at the moment. Left Hand: Pyromancy Flame, Blessed Caestus, Sunlight Talisman. I sometimes change out for Witchtree Branch, Shield of Want(for them souls) and Dragonslayer Greatbow, Rings: Chloranthy Ring +3, Ring of Favor +3, Hornet Ring, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +3. The Serpent Ring's slot is honestly situational but I usually run that, other rings to put in there are: Covetous Golden Serpent Ring, Dark Clutch Ring(for Onyx), and Untrue Dark Ring(if I'm getting summoned), I may end up finding another ring I like to have in that spot. Spells: Pyromancies: Chaos Bed Vestiges, Great Chaos Fire Orb. Miracles: Sunlight Spear, Soothing Sunlight, Lightning Blade(it adds more AR to the LKGS than Gold Pine Resin does) Sorceries: Pestilent Mercury, Homing Crystal Soulmass, Crystal Soul Spear Extras: Both kinds of Dragonslayer Arrows, if I'm having trouble fighting the Dragonslayer Armour I'll use the Irithyll Rapier, Irithyll Straight Sword, and Vordt's Great Hammer for intense Frost weakness advantage, and I also use the Twinkling Dragon Headstone sometimes cause why not.

        • 06 Apr 2017 14:03  

          Wish they'd update the Build Calculator :T The DLC Stuff isn't there - proof they aren't actually working on it Anyway here's my Max Level Build: Notes: I use whatever I want and I suggest you do the same, cause you have the ability to with this build, whether it's truly really good or not, and I'm using the Wiki's Build Calculator cause it doesn't include the DLC stuff Armor: I use the Dark Mask, Undead Legion Armor, Ringed Knight Gauntlets and Iron Dragonslayer Leggings. Weapons: Right Hand: Onyx Blade, Refined Lothric Knight Greatsword, Friede's Great Scythe. I sometimes swap the LKGS and/or FGS for Hollow Onikiri and Ubadachi and Black Knight Greataxe, depends on the situation and what I want to use at the moment. Left Hand: Pyromancy Flame, Blessed Caestus, Sunlight Talisman. I sometimes change out for Witchtree Branch, Shield of Want(for them souls) and Dragonslayer Greatbow, Rings: Chloranthy Ring +3, Ring of Favor +3, Hornet Ring, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +3. The Serpent Ring's slot is honestly situational but I usually run that, other rings to put in there are: Covetous Golden Serpent Ring, Dark Clutch Ring(for Onyx), and Untrue Dark Ring(if I'm getting summoned), I may end up finding another ring I like to have in that spot. Spells: Pyromancies: Chaos Bed Vestiges, Great Chaos Fire Orb. Miracles: Sunlight Spear, Soothing Sunlight, Lightning Blade(it adds more AR to the LKGS than Gold Pine Resin does) Sorceries: Pestilent Mercury, Homing Crystal Soulmass, Crystal Soul Spear Extras: Both kinds of Dragonslayer Arrows, if I'm having trouble fighting the Dragonslayer Armour I'll use the Irithyll Rapier, Irithyll Straight Sword, and Vordt's Great Hammer for intense Frost weakness advantage, and I also use the Twinkling Dragon Headstone sometimes cause why not.

          • Anonymous

            06 Apr 2017 14:02  

            Wish they'd update the Build Calculator :T
            The DLC Stuff isn't there - proof they aren't actually working on it

            Anyway here's my Max Level Build:
            Notes: I use whatever I want and I suggest you do the same, cause you have the ability to with this build, whether it's truly really good or not, and I'm using the Wiki's Build Calculator cause it doesn't include the DLC stuff
            Armor: I use the Dark Mask, Undead Legion Armor, Ringed Knight Gauntlets and Iron Dragonslayer Leggings.
            Weapons: Right Hand: Onyx Blade, Refined Lothric Knight Greatsword, Friede's Great Scythe. I sometimes swap the LKGS and/or FGS for Hollow Onikiri and Ubadachi and Black Knight Greataxe, depends on the situation and what I want to use at the moment.
            Left Hand: Pyromancy Flame, Blessed Caestus, Sunlight Talisman. I sometimes change out for Witchtree Branch, Shield of Want(for them souls) and Dragonslayer Greatbow,
            Rings: Chloranthy Ring +3, Ring of Favor +3, Hornet Ring, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +3. The Serpent Ring's slot is honestly situational but I usually run that, other rings to put in there are: Covetous Golden Serpent Ring, Dark Clutch Ring(for Onyx), and Untrue Dark Ring(if I'm getting summoned), I may end up finding another ring I like to have in that spot.
            Spells: Pyromancies: Chaos Bed Vestiges, Great Chaos Fire Orb.
            Miracles: Sunlight Spear, Soothing Sunlight, Lightning Blade(it adds more AR to the LKGS than Gold Pine Resin does)
            Sorceries: Pestilent Mercury, Homing Crystal Soulmass, Crystal Soul Spear
            Extras: Both kinds of Dragonslayer Arrows, if I'm having trouble fighting the Dragonslayer Armour I'll use the Irithyll Rapier, Irithyll Straight Sword, and Vordt's Great Hammer for intense Frost weakness advantage, and I also use the Twinkling Dragon Headstone sometimes cause why not.

            • Anonymous

              06 Apr 2017 13:21  

              Wish they would work on the damn Build Calculator :T
              The Ashes of Ariandel weapons, and maybe armor and spells, aren't there - proof they haven't been working on it

              • Anonymous

                24 Jan 2017 20:09  

                Love the cosplay possibility of these games.
                So because I'm bored atm and want to make up some cosplay builds now, here's a list:
                I'm currently watching My Hero Academy, and there a few characters you can cosplay as there.

                Eijirou "Red Riot" Kirishima
                "A student in class 1-A whose Quirk Hardening allows him to harden his body to become nearly invulnerable. "
                Iron flesh for that of course.
                He makes his arm look like a spear when he's doing close combat. Manikin Claws looks to be best to replicate that.
                For armor, hard one. Hmm maybe the Pyromancer Trousers, slightly similar to the pants and boots or whatever they are on that character. Nothing above, just the trousers.
                Red spikey hair.


                For All Might and Izuku "Deku" Midoriya you of course have to do fist only, and a lot of strenght.
                If it's possible to make a fist attack that explodes in some way, that is what you should go with. Like some miracle or sorcery that makes it look like you hit and then explode what you hit, like a surge of power.

                For Katsuki "Kacchan" Bakugou you do a pyromancer build. Got to get that pyromancy where you throw a massive big flaming ball.
                And any pyromancy that is like that flame purge. If it's possible to get a bigger version of flame purge it's a must have.

                Meliodas from Seven Deadly Sins.
                Use broken straight sword, you just have to upgrade it to 10 raw for the most dmg. Then get either the Storm curved sword or Dancer's swords. Though you can only use one of the swords at all time. So no shield then, only way for the dual to not come out. It's not possible to get the flame sword into the right hand right?
                Actually, the Bandit's knife is the most similar weapon to Meliodas' actual sword.
                Meliodas is quite lucky though, so a luck build then. The more bleed the better.
                Or the Painting Guardian's Curved Sword, because of those holes in Meliodas' sword.


                Got to be an anime character where the Onyx blade will be a great fit.

                • 22 Oct 2016 16:19  

                  i have a pyro build at lvl 202 i have 30 every think apart from intelligance, faith and atunment witch are at 40 my luck is 7 i have +10 pyro hand and dule weid katanas and feel im missing somethink in pvp i seem to be let down by strenght and endurance builds witch always get the better of me any tips on wat to do to deal with them i dont wont to pass lvl 250 any help would be appreciated oh im on xbox one aswell

                  • Anonymous

                    Help04 Oct 2016 17:31  

                    If anyone plays on PS4 and needs help my gamer tag slash online Id is RG_UndeadNecro and I play dark souls 3 and can drop people good armor and weapons

                    • Anonymous

                      Searching for opinion and conseil26 Sep 2016 15:39  

                      Hello there!<br/><br/>Sooo basically I'm looking for help (ovbiously...) building my character. The thing is I've beating the game like 5 times... so only online remains and I'm really bored of being lvl 300 and getting into PvP where there is only groups of naked people with huge weapons and pure strenght and endurance builds... impossible to kill, impossible to play... :( (git gut my ass ;) )<br/><br/>So I decided to start again and respect the META level cap (wich is 120, right?) where I suposse there is going to be much more fun and wearing Havel's set or enormous weapons have a counterpart!!!<br/><br/>The class I'm starting with is deprived, and these is the equipment I want to wear<br/><br/>R1 - Drakeblood Greatsword<br/>R2 - Demonhunter Greatbow (optional)<br/>R3 - Torch (optional)<br/>L1 - Any of the blue shields (I use to have them all at +5 so I can swift depending of the situation)<br/>L2 - Astora's straight sword OR Anri's straight sword (this one will depend of how we spend the points)<br/>L3 - Talisman (I don't get to decide yet wich one)<br/><br/>Faraam Helmet, Artorias Armor, Leonhard Gloves and Silverkinght leggins<br/><br/>First sunborn ring, stealth protection+2, lightning clutch ring and clorianthy +2<br/><br/>The idea is to build a character based in close combat with a couple of spells (Sacred Oath and Lighting Blade)<br/><br/>So, I would appreciate your comments in order to maximize the AR of my character, there are ovbiously minimums I have to reach in each stat in order to wear this equipment but the questions I need also to be clarified are:<br/><br/>¿Is it worthy to wear a bow and develop your vitality stat when you only use it at PvE?<br/>¿Wich one is the best talisman I should use in order to maximize those 2 miracles without spending to much points in faith?<br/>¿Astora's straight sword or Anri's?<br/><br/>I would really apreciatte your comments, hope to read you soon!

                      • Anonymous

                        When you cant figure out how to do this correctly25 Sep 2016 04:30  

                        Heres my liink for the fattest build in dark souls (so far)<br/>https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1btageMzbJxswVAGWRDZSILbnzRMHfv4FYsDQct0ryK4/edit?usp=sharing

                        • Anonymous

                          Bloodshade covenant build?24 Sep 2016 00:36  

                          Does anyone know what a good build would be as a SL 140 to be a part of the Bloodshade community?

                          • Anonymous

                            My Quality INT Build13 Sep 2016 06:32  

                            So a friend suggested this seeing as Quality and Sorcerer builds do pretty well in PvP. So I took on doing this. I've realized that this build is actually super good in PvP! Here's the stats (It's a work in progress though):<br/>Vigor: 26 (Still upgrading)<br/>Attunement: 14 (Still upgrading)<br/>Endurance: 21<br/>Vitality: 20<br/>Strength: 36 (Still upgrading, will stop at 40)<br/>Dexterity: 36 (Still upgrading, will stop at 40)<br/>Intelligence: 45<br/>Faith:13<br/>Luck: 7<br/><br/>I'm currently SL 129. I didn't state what my weapons and rings were since I change them occasionally for different things. But most commonly I use:<br/>Refined Dark Sword +8 (Will get to +10)<br/>Black Knight Shield<br/>Sorcerer's Staff +2<br/>Crystal Magic Weapon<br/>Great Heavy Soul Arrow (Will switch to Crystal Soul Spear when I can)<br/>I want help with finding a good sorcery catalyst though, can anyone help with this?

                            • Anonymous

                              Quality STR/DEX Build, needs feedback27 Aug 2016 21:33  

                              SL.120 Knight<br/><br/>Vigor: 40<br/>Endurance: 40<br/>Strength: 40<br/>Dexterity: 37<br/>Intelligence: 10<br/>Faith: 10<br/><br/>Refined Astora Greatsword +10 & Grass Crest Shield, along with Pyromancy Flame +10<br/><br/>Rings: Ring of Favor+2, Chloranthy Ring+2, Carthus Milkring & Hornet Ring<br/><br/>Spells: Carthus Flame Arc<br/><br/>All feedback and criticism are welcome, thanks.

                              • Anonymous

                                Strength/Faith Build18 Aug 2016 23:04  

                                Hi Fellas, <br/>i just started a new char after ng+3 got me bored with my quality build.<br/>I'd like to go for a strength/faith build cause it seems kind of interesting (With Morne's Great Hammer if possible). <br/>I haven't found anything here yet so i just wanted to ask for any suggestions from more experienced players :)<br/>(Aiming to go for SL 120)<br/><br/>Thanks in advance!

                                • Anonymous

                                  I need help21 Jul 2016 17:57  

                                  Making a proper INT/FTH/DEX hybrid build. I want to cast the Great Chaos and Bed Vestiges for Pyromancy and some Miracles and Sorcery spells as well, and I want to use a dex-scaled weapon as well incase the enemy I'm facing has a high magic resistance or if I run out of Ashen Estus while exploring areas. But I'm having trouble with point distribution as I'm unsure about which weapons to use. Can anyone help? I atleast wanna do good damage using all 4 types of weapons/spells.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Pure dark build25 Jun 2016 06:37  

                                    I'm a dark caster with 40/40 int and faith. My rings are Dark Clutch Ring, Witch's Ring, Great Swamp Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring. Is there anymore good ring combos for a dark caster?

                                    • Pure bow build?05 May 2016 20:42  

                                      Was impressed by the weapon arts of the bows. I want a build revolved solely around bows, but how do I go about one? Should I level up the magic stats (INT/FTH) for the elemental arrows and their unique bow counterparts or go pure quality and stay low level? Or should I go 20/40 and dump 40 in Luck for a SL100 Meta build?

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