This is a player-created Build for Dark souls 3.
- Build Name: the Gentleman Ranker
- Build Level: 100
- Build Focus: PvE/PvP
- Build Main Stat: Quality
- Gentleman Ranker
- Right Hand: Irithyll Straight Sword +5
- Left Hand: Demon's Fist +5
- Chest: Painted Guardian Gown
- Hands: Golden BRacelets
- Legs: Black Iron Leggins
- Rings: Knight's Ring, Hunter's Ring, Ring of Favor, Leo Ring
- Items: Estus Flask
You can begin to play this build very early on by acquiring any straight sword and the caestus from the undead settlement area. You can then begin to go to town on enemies, PvP and PvE alike with good parry timings and strong punishment for those parries. You should keep your equip load low so that you can maximize the use of your roll for both parry timing, dodging and backstabbing. Any weapon with bonus critical damage can also be very good in this build, while mine is quality for the use of greatbow and even damage across all weapons, you can easily stat prioritize based on your favourite weapon!
The Secrets: Playing this build is actually fairly simple, it requires correct parry timing with the Demon's Fist followed up by a counter with the Irithyl Straight Sword. It has a definite Fire and Ice kind of feel to it, which also catches people off guard. A good way to use this in PvP is to stack the Frostbite and then punch with the Demon's Fist to get in for some serious fire damage. You can also take this one step further and alternate between weapons depending on the range of the opponent you are facing. Any straight sword will do for your right handed weapon, I prefer to stack frostbite as it adds an addtional effect for people to worry about. It works well in PvE by staggering and hitting enemies with frost or fire based on their weaknesses. You can even go so far as to add the Dragonrider Greatbow for some ranged pull potential if you do I recommend subbing the Hornet Ring for the Leo Ring and if you are having a hard time surviving fights, add the Carthus Milk Ring instead.