This is your destiny, hollowed one. To find and create light within the darkness.
- Build Name: Darkest Knight
- Build Level: 115
- Build Focus: PvE and/or PvP
- Build Main Stat: Vigor, Dexterity, Faith, and Strength
- Link to Dark Souls 3 Calculator: https://fextralife.com/calculator/dks3builds.html
- Right Hand: Dark Sword + 10, with a Refined Gem Infusion /// Pyromancy Flame + 10
- Left Hand: Golden Wing Crest Shield + 5 /// Talisman of your choice
- Head: Executionor Helm
- Chest: Silver Knight Armor
- Hands: Knight Guantlets
- Legs: Dark Leggings
- Rings: Havel's Ring, Ring of Favor, Carthus Milkring, Darkmoon Ring
- Items: Estus Flask x 13, Ashen Estus Flask x 2
This is a heavily offensive hybrid build that offers an excellent amount of dynamic in any given situation, be it PvE or PvP.
You will have two powerful buffs to bolster your defense and attack power. Deep Protection, and Sacred Oath. They stack together and offer a lot of defense and add power to your already dangerous attacks.
You will have Lightning Blade to infuse your already heavy-hitting Dark Sword with lightning damage. In addition to having Lightning Blade available, you can use any type of Pine Resin or Pine Bundle you'd like because your weapon will use a refined infusion.
You will have Great Chaos Fire Orb, which is an immense help and an excellent source of supplementary damage in dangerous situations where you need to finish an enemy, or group of enemies off quickly. This is particularly effective versus aggressive players, estus chuggers, or gankers in PvP. Make them think twice before spamming!
Soul Level 115 allows us to PvP to our heart's content, as we are in the Soul Level range of what most players consider reasonable.
40 Vigor gives us an excellent health pool. Our Vigor, combined with the damage reduction from our armour, Sacred Oath, and Deep Protection, make us a force to be reckoned with!
24 Attunement gives us an ample amount of FP(Focus Points) to ensure that we can cast Sacred Oath, Deep Protection, and Sunlight Blade. Two Ashen Estus Flasks are kept on reserve to resupply our FP for casting Great Chaos Fire Orb, or refreshing our buffs. We will use the Darkmoon Ring to add two additional Attunement Slots in order to use our full arsenal of spells.
Miracles and Pyromancies: (The order in which you attain them can vary).
Deep Protection: Faith Required - 20, Attunement Slots used - 1. Can be purchased from Irina of Carim for 4000 souls after freeing her in the Undead Settlement, and later finding the Deep Braille Dvine Tome in the Cathedral of the Deep. While in Firelink Shrine, give her the Tome and she will sell you Deep Protection.
Sacred Oath: Faith Required - 28, Attunement Slots used - 2. Acquired by achieving Rank 1 in the Warrior of Sunlight covenant. This is done by collecting 10 Sunlight Medals, which you can earn by either having a Warrior of Sunlight help you complete an area and that area's boss fight, or by joining the Warrior of Sunlight covenant, and helping others complete areas of the game, including the boss of the area in which you were summoned.
Great Chaos Fire Orb: Requires Pyromancy Flame, Attunement Slots used - 2. Great Chaos Fire Orb can be purchased from Cornyx of the Great Swamp for 10,000 souls after freeing him from his cage in the Undead Settlement, and later finding the Izalith Pyromancy Tome in the Smouldering Lake. While in Firelink Shrine, give him the Tome and he will sell you Great Chaos Fire Orb.
Lightning Blade: Faith Required - 30, Attunement Slots used - 1. Located in Irithyll Dungeon.
15 Endurance, when combined with the Ring of Favor, gives us enough stamina to ensure that we can swing a few times, cast Great Chaos Fire Orb when needed, or roll repeatedly when the situation calls for it.
16 Vitality combined with the increased equipment load provided by Havel's Ring and the Ring of Favor puts us at exactly 69.9% weight ratio, ensuring that we use every last bit of our equip load to maximize on our defensive stats like Absorption, Resistance, and Poise. A quick note about this! You'll be slightly under 69.9% weight ratio with the Darkmoon Ring on, but you can equip the lovely Hornet Ring in it's place if you want to see those big backstab and riposte crits. Equipping the hornet ring will put you at exactly 69.9% weight ratio.
23 Strength and 40 Dexterity offer us the best of every world. Dexterity, while not incredibly influential to our cast speed, does improve our ability to lob molten balls of DOOM at our attackers as quickly as possible! We have 400 Attack Power as a base at 23 Strength, 40 Dexterity, with our + 10 Refined Dark Sword, added lightning damage from Lightning Blade, and even more attack power from both Sacred Oath and Deep Protection. Do NOT let us hit you. :) You'll hate your life, you Estus-Chugging scrub invaders!
30 Faith gives us the ability to use Sacred Oath and Lightning Blade.
The weapon art of the Dark Sword is a handy tool for dual-wielding spammers, cocky ultra weapon users, or any overly-aggressive player that resorts to the old "spam and pray that I win" tactic. Use your L2 to hunker down and then follow through with a heavy attack to finish off your opponent.