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    • Anonymous

      12 Jul 2018 02:15  

      I haven't figured out what the best stats are for it yet but more less than idea is a balrog build using demon scar in the off-hand and whip in the primary hand use flame Arc tomb you whip with flame and use the dragon stones to give you a more balrog ask look and an optional addition could be carthus Beacon to make it seem a little more like you're on fire but that one's entirely up to you you could have better things for it

      • Anonymous

        22 May 2018 08:35  

        after SL80 coop and invasions are basical history. Whats only left then is the arena and gank city. so I highly suggest if you're not interested in hardcore pvp only plan builds with SL80 max.

        • 12 Apr 2018 14:59  

          The Blessed Crying knight Starting class- knight Covenant-Rosaria’s Fingers SL 154 Vigor 32 Attunement 18 Vitality 25 Strength 50 Dexterity 40 Intelligence 30 Faith 35 Luck 7 R1 Refined Lothric Knight Greatsword +10 R2 Chaos Lothric Sword +10 L1 Sunlight talisman (any reinforcement) Armour: fallen knight set (mainly because its a balanced armour set) Prisoner’s Chain Deep ring Life ring +3 Ring of favour +3 Spells Lightning arrow Lightning spear Lightning blade Deep Protection Quick items Anything you want to place in Use: Put the buffs on and use lightning spear to make them roll Lightning arrow if they are running towards you Lothric Knight Greatsword to deal damage plus use sword art to catch heavy attacks. Only use it if you The Attack is slow or you have a certain chance of hitting them. Lothric Sword for quick attacks.

          • Anonymous

            21 Feb 2018 23:14  

            Sir Vilhelm
            Staring Class- Herald
            SL120
            Vigor-30
            Att-12
            End-30
            Vit-20
            Str-14
            Dex-12
            Int-40
            Fth-40
            Luck-11
            R1- +5 Onyx Blade
            L1- Dark Hand
            L2- +10 Canvas Talisman (or catalyst of your choice, i prefer this for Poise and highest Spell Buff at 40 Faith)
            Armor- Vilhelm's Set
            Rings- Chloranthy, Silvercat, Evil Eye, Farron
            Due to the Onyx Blade having a low AR when scaling with Dex and/or Strength, it is very much preferred to go 14/12/40/40 in Strength, Dex, Int, and Faith respectively, which is the softcap for this weapon. I would start with the Dark Hand because of its early damage (and that Weapon Art if you can hit it, of which i have multiple times, feels good man) then rush for the Onyx Blade with help from people if you need it. I did this build in cooperation with someone cosplaying as Sister Friede and it has dominated in PvP for me. For me, this build is more used as a duelist. You bow, buff using your WA, then fight.
            Warning- Do not use your WA as an Attack unless you are completely sure you can hit it, it does the Elfriede's Blackflame buff in damage, but does not grant Hyperarmor so you can be easily hit out of it.

            • Anonymous

              16 Dec 2017 22:48  

              I wanted to do a lot so I grind to SL 365. I started with the deprived charchater and my stats are as follows: vigor 50, attu. 60, end. 40, vit. 99, str. 50, dex. 50, int. 50, faith 45 and luck 10. My FS are Hood of Prayer, Antiquated Plain Garb, Dragonslayer Gauntlets & Leggings. The garb is one of the most colorful chest pieces in the game and I love all the gold. I run with only Ashen Estus Flasks. And I also use the Coiled sword fragment. Left hand is the Moaning Shield, it has the 2nd best stability but doesn’t affect your stamina regen like the Greatshield of Glory. Right hand is Crystal Chime, so I can cast Miracles and Sorceries. And Pyromancer’s Parting Flame. My spells are Med heal (it’s the best one to use in quick combat because at max stamina it still leaves you with stamina to either roll or block, anything above that will leave you vulnerable). I also included utilities like Caressing Tears, Cast Light and Hidden body. Crystal Spear and Sunlight Spear because if one can’t hurt a boss the other will do more damage. Black Flame because it is the best close combat spell available in the game when paired with the Pyromancer’s Parting Flame. And White Dragon Breath just for fun :). My rings are Dusk Crown Ring, raring of Steel Protection +3 (this compensates for the DC ring ring rebuff and low armor), Ashen Estus Ring (when your flasks are at max and all dedicated to Ashen Estus you receive the equivalent of 3 extra flask, so worth it in my opinion) and finally Chloranthy Ring +3. Weight Ration comes to 29.9, Hp 1105 and with ember 1436, Fp 350, Stamina 160 and poise 15.01 (which doesn’t help at all since I’m a pure caster. Most important thing is positioning, it will determine move sets of enemies in PvE. Also knowing when it’s best to roll or block. Because having moth options available to you is so important. And always allow your stamina to get high enough before you heal so you can preform one or the other. Any who, that’s what I play <3

              • Anonymous

                12 Dec 2017 01:29  

                if anyone needs help with any builds i can help.
                also mugen monkey is probably the number 1 dark souls 1, 2, 3 blood borne and demon souls build maker trust me

                • Anonymous

                  21 Sep 2017 03:32  

                  Brand new player to the Dark Souls series. I found that the Warrior clas best suits my playing style. I want to do a DEX build on this though. I prefer an Axe and a shield. any tips?

                  • 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!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 ;) )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!!!The class I'm starting with is deprived, and these is the equipment I want to wearR1 - Drakeblood GreatswordR2 - Demonhunter Greatbow (optional)R3 - Torch (optional)L1 - Any of the blue shields (I use to have them all at +5 so I can swift depending of the situation)L2 - Astora's straight sword OR Anri's straight sword (this one will depend of how we spend the points)L3 - Talisman (I don't get to decide yet wich one)Faraam Helmet, Artorias Armor, Leonhard Gloves and Silverkinght legginsFirst sunborn ring, stealth protection+2, lightning clutch ring and clorianthy +2The idea is to build a character based in close combat with a couple of spells (Sacred Oath and Lighting Blade)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:¿Is it worthy to wear a bow and develop your vitality stat when you only use it at PvE?¿Wich one is the best talisman I should use in order to maximize those 2 miracles without spending to much points in faith?¿Astora's straight sword or Anri's?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)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?

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