This is a player-created Build for Dark souls 3.
- Build Name: Hattori Samurai
- Build Level: 110
- Build Focus: PvE or PvP
- Build Main Stat: Strength + Dexterity
- Link to Dark Souls 3 Calculator: Click Here
- Right Hand: Black Blade / Black Bow of Pharis
- Left Hand: Empty
- Head: Eastern Helm
- Chest: Eastern Armor
- Hands: Eastern Gauntlets
- Legs: Eastern Leggings
- Rings: Chloranthy Ring, Prisoner's Chain, Lloyd's Sword, Carthus Milkring
- Items: Undead Hunter Charm, Throwing Knife, Kukri, Poison Throwing Knife, Arrows of Choice.
How to play this build:
Samurai style build, focusing on two main weapons, a Katana and a Bow. This build is all about swift slashes and precise arrows, each strategically placed throughout the battle.
For the Katana choose your preferred one, I like the Black Blade when paired with the Black Bow of Pharis, but clearly the washing pole is better. Darkdrift has a cool concept but you miss out on Hold, so it's up to you.
For the bow I would only go Black Bow of Pharis, it's still a small bow, so as to not over encumber you and will scale decently well with your Dex. Bows are much more viable this time around and since you won't be carrying around a shield it's nice to dodge around and do some ranged damage while staying true to the character lore.
Stats are as follows:
SOUL LEVEL 110 – Starting Class – Mercenary
VIG – 30 (Good chunk of health to keep you alive longer)
ATT – 12 (Solid FP to let you use your weapon art in a duel a decent amount)
END – 30 (Could increase at cost of VIG if you want a higher risk, higher reward playstyle)
VIT – 20 (Will allow you to wear both weapons, Easterners Set, and left over space for rings)
STR – 40 (Best DMG Softcap)
DEX – 40 (Best DMG Softcap)
INT – 10 (No need for it but still, with no investment you can still recruit Orbeck)
FTH – 8 (No need)
LCK – 9 (Not a part of this build)
Rings I recommend are:
Chloranthy Ring, Prisoner's Chain, Lloyd's Sword Ring, and Carthus Milkring.
Thoughts on Chaos Blade? I just read about how good its parry frames are and how well it scales. Been using Black Blade and it is a very solid weapon with excellent aesthetics, but I feel like Chaos Blade might be better for pure swordsmanship.
Ik its trash but the only ones besides onikiri/ubadachi i know where is, is the one from swordmaster, so I'll use it with the blackbow of pharis, might swap this to a cosplay style thing and input a fire gem into it
Can I use the Onkiri and Ubadichi instead?
Vig 50 (Prisoner's Chain) Att 12 End 49 (Prisoner's Chain) Vit 20 (Prisoner's Chain) Str 13 Dex 50 (Hunter's Ring, Carthus Milk Ring) Int 10 Faight 10 Luck 7 Rings: Prisoner's Chain, Ring of Favor +3 (Huge boost in survivability, with the lower defense), Hunter's Ring, Carthus Milk Ring Right Hand: Black Blade (Sharp, you have to two-hand it), Black Bow of Pharis Left Hand: Grass Crest Shield (Stamina regen), Pyromancy Flame (you can use Carthus Flame Arc) Armor: Eastern Set
I use, Raw black blade, gundyrs armor set -head, ragged mask, Shield of want, cloranthy ring, steel plate ring, Lloyds sword ring, stone plate ring depending/other various rings. VIG 20, ATT 10, END 40, VIT, 40, STR 20, DEX 20, INT 10, FAITH 10.
Since Katanas get more of a damage boost from Dex, instead only get the strength requirement and put the rest in whatever.
What hairstyle did u use I want a samurai hairstyle but the closet I can think of is the first one on the last row the long ponytail
I'm trying this out right now with a couple adjustments. I'm using Morne's helm, just 'cuz I like the look of it, and I'm using the Washing Pole for the extra reach. Love the samurai theme and the use of a bow. Thanks for the cool idea!