PvE Builds for Dark Souls 3 are character and equipment recommendations that focus your character on solo and cooperative play against regular AI enemies and bosses. Builds listed in this page are created and categorized by players, therefore you should not assume they are all optimized.


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Build Name Creator Class Stat + Weapon Preference Soul Level Description

Elite Fallen Knight

Rocrus Knight


Heavy Claymore

Dark Sword


A knight, fallen from the path of righteousness, seeks to reclaim their honor as a proud elite knight in the face of insurmountable danger. Donned with a heavy sword and shield, the knight bravely sets out into the world to conquer the darkness that plagues the land of Lothric.

This is a build that I've been running since the launch of the game back in 2016, and have now decided to share with the community. It is an easy and very basic build to accomplish but may require some players to venture into NG+1 at the very least to reach the recommended level.

This build is a high-strength, high vitality build that requires at least 44 Vitality, the Ring of Favor, and Havel's Ring to prevent fat rolling. Even still, the build is tanky and outputs great damage. This page will guide you through the general process of the build. NOTE: For maximum build effectiveness, owning The Ringed City DLC is highly recommended.

Soul of Cinder Cosplay Relinquished Knight or Any


Firelink Greatsword and Pyromancy Flame


Fun cosplay build focusing on the Pyromancy form of the Soul of Cinder. Level 90 allows for standard quality stat allocation. Self buff on the Firelink Greatsword is really great, coupled with Power Within you will be pushing 750 attack rating. Although you have a pyromancy flame, its more for show, as Int/Fth are not leveled up.

Unless you get a friend to drop you the armor and weapon, using a Claymore for the game is fine.

VIG: 30, ATT: 15, END: 14, VIT: 15, STR: 39, DEX: 39, INT: 10, FTH: 10, LCK:7

You can wear any rings, but I usually wear the Life ring, Ring of Favor, Chloranthy Ring, and the last slot I swap out for what I need, such as a Sun princess ring to offset Power Within's life leech, or a hornet ring if you want to use a Blessed caestus to parry.

PeaceKeeper Bigboi69 Knight

Black Knight Great Axe

Black Knight Glaive

Black Knight Shield

102 Just a build I thought I'd whip up because I was bored being the "Big Bad Invader" and wanted to take a good guy view on the game.
THE ONE K1llSh0t_87 Any

Anri Straight Sword


Morian Blade


Just equip the Anri's sword in main hand with Morion blade in off hand with red tearstone ring get to low health and get wrecked every boss and for stats just get to 60 luck (softcap for Anri's sword) then the rest of the lvls are up to you depending on what lvl you wanna be

Vessel of Blackflame Alva_The_Wayfarer Deprived

Black Blade 


Pyromancer's Parting Flame

1 2 5

Solomon Pendragon

Strength | Dexterity | Intelligence | Faith

Maerheard, the Blind Baron of Charity RedSaintOG Pyromancer

60 Intelligence/60 Faith... More info in my link!


Do You Want to Destroy?! Here is a link to my build:


Sneaky Mage Uvejota Pyromancer

[30 Intelligence + 25 Faith]

Storyteller's Staff

White Hair Talisman

As soon as you can cast 2 essential spells [24] to core build [80+]

This is not a common mage build, it focus on stealth and status effect spells

Versus most enemies you wont trigger aggro, and vs bosses your damage over time will take them down effectively

So far the funniest build i've ever played, check this guide if you want to try something completely different!

Thor, God of Thunder maurotyler Mercenary

[Faith + Quality]
[Sunlight Straight Sword + Lothric Knight Greatsword]
[Sunlight Spear + Soothing Sunlight]


End game build, will make you a God.
Relies both on heavy melee damage, heavy miracle damage, heals, buffs and Tears of Denial, which will render you immortal.

1) ALL STATS TO 40, EXCEPT: Intelligence at base, Luck at base, and Faith raised to 60, as it is our main DMG proc.

2) WEAPONS: Sunlight Straight Sword +5 => Quick swipes.
, Lothric Knight Greatsword +10 ( Blessed ) => Huge swing.
3) OFFHAND: Shield of Want +4; Yorshka's Chime+10 for attack or Saint's Talisman +10 for defence.
4) ARMOR: Catarina Full Set.
5) RINGS: Havel +3, Favor +3, Ring of the Sun's First Born, Morne's Ring.
6) MIRACLES: Sunlight Spear, Soothing Sunlight, Tears of Denial, Sacred Oath. ( 6 slots )

DYNAMICS: Beginning of anything you do, cast Tears of Denial and Sacred Oath, rest on the bonfire ( the buffs will remain ), and begin your quests.

Sunlight Spear = ~1200 damage.
Encumberment is 70% sharp.

If invaded, cast Sacred Oath, switch to Lothric Knight GS.
L2, R2 on proper timing is game over.

The Hollow Knight KingM Thief

Dex&Luck///Anri's Straight Sword&The Great Scythe

120+ Uses the Luck stat's effect on Hollow Weapons and Bleeding effects to deliver high damage with the reliable and versitile movesets of a straight sword and a scythe. Can be experimented on to incorporate Miracles.
Item Farmer XD Insanity327 All

luck and vitality + symbol of avarice & two crystal sage rapiers & rusted gold coins

+60 Its a build for farming covenant items :D 
God of Cinder Insanity327 Knight

Faith&Str&int&dex | Lorians greatsword + firelink set and crystal chime

200+ its a end game pve build that can do about 850 damage (50 int faith str agi) with lorians greatsword + some deadly spells (sunlight spear and crystal soul spear) you can add onyx blade or morion blade (if you are low at int and faith) for second weapon.
The Versatile Wraith Mokgore Knight Strength and Dexterity, Vigor and Endurance. Dark Sword or Fume Ultra Greatsword. 65 / 85 /125 A highly versatile build focusing the use of the Dark Sword, with the option to change to the Fume Ultra Greatsword. May also level reach the Vigor and Endurance soft caps or the Strength and Dexterity soft caps. Has access to Carthus Flame Arc.
Pure Sorcery Glass Cannon Mage for PvE / PvP SeyroonTheMage Sorcerer Intelligence, Attunement, Vigor 82 / 120 This guide is expressly written for players who are curious about playing a ranged magic DPS but don't know where to start. Here you will find everything you need to know to become a powerful magic wielder.
Darkest Knight FamilyWhale Knight Vigor, Dexterity, Faith, Strength /// Dark Sword 115 This is a heavily offensive hybrid build that offers an excellent amount of dynamic in any given situation, be it PvE or PvP.
Heavy Hitter Jinhitsu Warrior Strength + Dexterity + Lorian Greatsword 100 High damage build. 1040 AR potential. Requires timing for maximum buff stacks.
Ashen Knight Amord Knight Strength + Dexterity 120 A build utilizing Strength and Dexterity and basic equipment to get the job done. Very versatile
 Basic PvE STR build  Grythor  Warrior  20 Vigor, 59 Str, 40 Endurance, 30 Vitality  104 While going to softcaps in Vigor and Endurance, this build makes use of Heavy infused weapons (such as the Large Club) with light armor ( Dark Set) to create a build with good dodging and high melee damage.
 Blood & Fire  Kindread  Mercenary

 11 Str, 16 Dex, 20 Luck Fire Uchigatana

 20+  As the Fire Uchigatana removes all scaling from the weapon you only need the base stats. While the weapon itself is a beast in the early game with the Fire Gem infuse, it is the bleed damage and it's ability to stagger bosses that makes this weapon really shine which is why we pump Luck up to a minimum of 20.
Dark Sword Dismund Mercenary

SL: 120

Vigor: 30, Endurance: 30, Vitality: 30, Strength: 40, Dexterity: 40

120 The Dark Sword gets a B scaling in both STR and DEX when infused with a Refined Gem so pumping 40 STR and DEX gives you a ton of damage and you can apply resins for even more damage. The Dark Sword drops off the Darkwraiths just before the Abyss Watchers fight. I have 30 points in Vitality because I'm using the Morne's armor set but you don't need that much if you're using a lighter armor set. The rings I'm using are Chloranthy Ring, Hunter's Ring (+5 DEX), Knight's Ring (+5 STR), Havel's Ring
Easy Peasy Knight Velldanas Knight

Vigor: 30
Endurance: 20 (NG - 27)

Vitality: 20 (NG - 30)

Strenght: 20

Dexterity: 40


First, you must up Vigor and Vitality to 20. You really can defeat all bosses with standart weapon and clothes. Just upgrade sword meanwhile and all will be good. For NG we need full Lothric set and Lothric Knight Sword. Its best Straight Sword. Upgrade this sword to +10. Set Lothric heavy, so you must up Endurance to 27. You can use any shield. I'm using Crest Shield. Dexterity we up for scale. Lothric sword have default 18 dextery. Vitality we up to 30 because with this 30, we can beat around 10 (!!!) times non-stop. Its really cool. Any enemies will die too fast. 

About rings: we need 3 rings before we go to NG (and for first play of course). Its Havel's Ring, Ring of Favor and Pontiff's Right Eye. Its three cool rings. Other 1 slot for ring you can choose itself. I'm prefer Chloranthy Ring.

For PVP this build works too. You can punish your enemy's with fast, non-stop attack. They do not expect that you can hit more than 4-5 times. 

Good Luck =)

 soothsaying spellsword specopsthedrake mercenary

Min 30 faith




Max 24 strength

(not adding strength)


This would be a hybrid dex/attunement/faith build. The faith would enable the use of miracles to get weapon buffs/ magic shields. The attunement would allow for one to build a lot of focus along with enough slots for said blessings. The dex is to make sure you use curved swords along with the weapon arts most curved swords have, like chained dance/dancer’s grace/spin slash, etc.

Coming off bloodborne’s constantly moving combat, no blocking (especially if you used the blades of mercy) made me think of this build. So if your first from software game was bloodborne, then this build may be found interesting.

faith is for weapon buffs(darkmoon/lightning blade/blessed weapon), great magic barrier,(and maybe a healing spell because you should have more ash estus flasks than most)

attunement is needed for at least 6 slots for miracles, arts( and some other odd useful spells) and most importantly enough focus

dex for the use of curved swords on which this build is built on(my favorite weapon is the painting guardian's curved sword due to it’s weapon art and above average dex scaling.Problem is that you get this weapon after you are accustomed to another weapon)

I capped strength at 24 only because to get some of the boss soul exchange curved swords you a higher strength stat

Dex-Faith Build AlricOmega3 Knight

40 Dex (with rings)

30 Faith (for bufs)


18 attunment is the minum required for spell slots and FP cost. 32 base Dex up to 40 with rings equiped, which I think it's a nice cap for a melee build.

If SL cap is increased improve Vigor and Endurance for more HP and Stamina.

Righteous Punishment GV Aldric Assassin

60 Faith

Raw-/Lightning Infusions, Estoc preferred


With this build you will not feel powerless at any point of your playtrough. The raw weapon is great in the starting areas, and then you get the buffs needed to keep it up, all while pumping your survivability. Basically you get all the damage early on, but do not need to invest in a core stat (Str/Dex/Int/Fai) for the first quarter of the game. And in the endgame locations you will annihilate everything with the inherently fast Spear Miracles and the Lightning Weapon buff.
Works amazingly well in PvP as well as in PvE - just adjust the rings to your playstyle.

1. Starting with the Assassin is recommended, since the Estoc is a godlike weapon and the Spook Spell is of great use troughout the game.
2. Infuse your Estoc with a Raw Gem as soon as possible. Before that you can have a fire infusion, but switching to raw is mandatory for the weaponbuffs.
3. Get the Magic Weapon buff from Yoel, free the pyromancy trainer and get the Saint's Talisman. (Undead Settlement) (That talisman is for faithlevels 42+)
4. Level your Vigor to ~25 and Endurance to ~20. This will easily be enough until about level 50. Upgrade the Estoc as much and as soon as possible.
5. Start pumping points in Faith until you hit 30, and get the Carthus Flame Arc pyromancy-buff.  (Carthus Catacombs)
6. Earn yourself Sunlight Medals along the way. (help kill bosses or invade/duel as a Sunbro)
7. Get the Lightning Blade miracle-buff. (Irithyl-Dungeon) This will be your main buff, at least as long as the boss is not Lightning resistant. In such cases, switch to the Carthus Flame Arc.
8. Level your stats at your leisure in the direction of the liked build.
9. Exchange 30 Sunlight Medals for Sacred Oath (Amazing Buff) and the Great Lightning Spear. Use the Spear, but try to do so in melee range. Equip Morne's Ring, Ring of Sun's Firstborn and (optional) the Lightning Clutch Ring as well al Lloyd's Sword Ring for devastating damage results.
10. (optional) Buy another Estoc/Rapier and infuse it with Lightning once your faith is above 40, for those bosses where you feel uncomfortable with buffing and those people who de-buff you with duel charms in PvP.
11. Slaughter everything and everybody as you go and get the Sunlight Spear Miracle.
12. Get to level 120 and then get the free five levels from Yoel in NG+ to hit the 125 PvP cap.
13. Devastate all living beings with speedy yet extraordinary painful Estoc attacks, bully bosses with Sunlight Spears in their faces or land a Sunlight Spear after a Parry (Sage Ring recommended for this one). For Sunlight Spear damge, check the link below the build-link.

At level ~100+ your rings will determine a lot about your playstyle. You will be able to go full out lightning mage with  Morne's Ring + Ring of Sun's Firstborn + Lightning Clutch + Ring of Dusk/Lloyd's Sword Ring,
or you can keep the melee approach with something like Chloranthy Ring, Hornet Ring, Leo Ring, Ring of Favor and Protection, Lloyd's Sword Ring, Flynn's Ring etc.

NG+ Lothric Knight at the Lothric Castle Bonfire getting "enlightened":

The Solaire Build Lonely_Patches Deprived

 40 STR 20 DEX 30 FTH

Sunlight Straight Sword


 Pairs some great armors together to form a solid defense as well as a stylish look. Remind Bosses and enemies alike the power of Solaire. Using the Sunlight Straight Sword's buff along with Lightning Weapon brings your AR to 650 and higher

Can also increase attunement to allow for usage of Lightning/Greater Lightning/ Sunlight Spear.

Mundane Spellblade MutinyMate Knight

37 STR 34 DEX 30 FTH

Dark Sword


Capitalizes on Mundane DPS and has a spell for the elemental advantage in every situation.

Backup weapon is entirely user preference.





BloodSoul26 Herald

23 VIG, 14 ATN, 9 END, 16 VIT, 12 STR, 11 DEX, 8 INT, 15 FTH, 11 LUCK

Morning Star, Light Crossbow, Wargod Wooden Shield, Priest's Chime


This is strictly a low-level coop and/or invasion build.

You have 15 FTH for the Tears of Denial miracle. However, if that is not working out for you (like against poison), replace it with one or two miracles (Replenishment and Blessed Weapon are safe choices). I don't prefer the Heal spells since your allies either get themselves killed too quickly (usually by rushing or prematurely using Estus), or they simply know how and when to dodge and attack properly.

After you help Greirat from his cell, you can buy the Mace from him as your substitute for the Morning Star until you get the Paladin's Ashes. Don't forget your Light Crossbow from his store, too.

All weapons will be +2, no more... no less. You will infuse a Raw Gem on your Morning Star, and a Simple Gem on your shield. Why?

Because you are not relying on stats for scaling... heck, you're not relying on scaling at all, which is why an infusement like this will benefit you more... and you don't lose the Bleed bonus on your weapon. Also, it's weapon art is too good... if you time it right, you can basically tank through any hit or two with no flinching, and damage is also reduced! This is especially great against R1 spammers or gankers (oh and you can put a Resin on your weapon... like more bleed, perhaps?). Take that, spray & pray mentality!

The shield is made Simple because it gets a slight boost to Magic Defense (which it lacks prior), and it helps regen your FP by 1 point every 5 seconds. That may sound redundant, but you can use a weapon art (both the Morning Star and the Chime) with only 1 FP... although I fear this may get patched at some point. If that happens, infuse your shield with a Blessed Gem instead.

You will be able to help (or intude on) people from the very beginning all the way to the end of the Catacombs area. Have fun, and don't go hollow. No seriously, don't go hollow, that's for another build I may just make.

EDIT: Oh yes, Rings! You will have Ring of Favor (of course), Havel's Ring, Prisoner's Chain, and Sun Princess Ring.

With all this ready to go, you would have to be a complete imbecile to not be helpful to your allies... or a complete and successful nuisence to your enemies.


How to become a Lothric Knight

Kira-kun Warrior

Strength + Vitality



In this guide shows how you become a Lothric Knight in the early game. After the second area you will have a great armor, a strong sword which scales well with strength and dexterity for late, a long-range weapon and a 100%-blocking shield. It's a strong start and you can play with this without any struggle through the first half of DS3. 

Sweeping Spear

TheB0xN00b Herald

Base stats:

Vigour: 12       Attunement: 14 Endurance: 9   Vitality: 12     Strength: 14 Dexterity: 12 Intelligence: 12 Faith: 13   Luck:11


-Partizan (2 handed)           -Pyromancy Flame


An extremely simple concept of progressing damage increase. Use the Partizan with both hands and the extremely long range as well as the varied attacks (thrusting and sweeping) makes it a force to be reckoned with. For particularly difficult enemies that can be stun-locked use the Pyromancy 'Carthus Beacon' to deal progressing damage with each consecutive hit. After the initial build has been reached it is easily tailored to suit your playstyle, wear armour that fits you and level up where you want from there.

High defense, strength, and pyromancy aesthetictherapy Deprived

Essential stats:

Vigor: 18+
Vitality: 25+
Strength: 25+
Intelligence: 25+


Chloranthy Ring, Witch's Ring, Deep Ring, Fire Clutch Ring


This build is easy to create and ideal for close and medium-range combat with enemies, making excellent use of both strength and pyromancy while softcapping.

1. Starting early in the game, many enemies have extensive health and deal extensive damage simultaneously. I recommend killing Leonhard to get a decent set of armor as soon as possible. His set will be available via the Shrine Handmaid. Compared to most sets, it has fairly high defense in all areas, and very high defense in both magic and fire.

2. Pick up the Chloranthy Ring and Grass Crest Shield. These items are essential so you do not have to put any points into endurance. Make sure to acquire the Pyromancy Flame from Cornyx as well, but I do not suggest investing much into intelligence until you can get the Great Chaos Fire Orb (see #4).

3. Use the Butcher Knife you acquire from killing the NPC in the Road of Sacrifices. This weapon scales with an A in strength immediately, has a healing buff, and doesn't require any additional points being put into skill.

4. Get the Izalith Pyromancy Tome in the Smouldering Lake. This unlocks, in my opinion, the best pyromancy in the game: Great Chaos Fire Orb. Many late-game enemies can be killed in 2-4 hits with it depending on how much you invest into intelligence. You need the Deep Ring because this pyromancy requires 2 slots. The Witch's Ring and Fire Clutch Ring will increase your fire attack greatly, but beware your fire defense will be reduced to an average amount while using Eygon of Carim's armor (see #6). I also suggest allotting your Estus Flasks so you have a fair amount of Ashen Flasks to compensate for your default amount of FP.

5. By Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, you should have enough Large Titanite Shards to get your Butcher Knife and Pyromancy Flame to +6 (assuming you also browsed a bit through the Smouldering Lake).

6. Ideally, you want Egyon of Carim's armor, which you can get by killing him once you have invested a bit into strength and vigor. This set is heavy and definitely requires 25+ vitality. I do not recommend using the headpiece because it is so ***** heavy and doesn't provide much extra defense compared to other head attire.

7.  I recommend focusing on investing in vitality and strength, then spending extra souls on attunement and intelligence later in the game, as well as endurance or vigor if you feel it is necessary. If you invest a bit into attunement, you do not need the Deep Ring and therefore can use a ring of your preference.

Overall weaknesses:

Moderate melee range, moderate fire resistance, weak to dark damage, not much FP

pure faith build SL 120

Great self- and party support



45 vigor

60 Faith

Straight Swords, Mace


Pure Faith Build focusing on self- and party-healing as well as

self- and party-buffing

Infusions for relaxed playstyle or weapon buffs for max dmg


standard pyromancer / dark build SL 120



40 vigor

40 int/fth

Straight Swords, Mace


Standard 120 Pyromancer / Dark build

Infusions for relaxed playstyle or weapon buffs on raw

low-level pure faith build SL 25

Great self- and party support

 MercwithMouth82  Cleric

30 Faith

Straight Swords, Mace


weapons +2/+1 twink. & scale

 Pure low-level faith build for co-op support

self- and party-buffing

Infusions for relaxed playstyle or weapon buffs on raw

low-level pyromancer / dark build SL 25

MercwithMouth82 Pyromancer

20 int/fth

Straight Swords, Mace


weapons +2/+1 twink. & scale

Pure low level pyromancer for co-op support

Infusions for relaxed playstyle or weapon buffs on raw

 Paladin of the Light

TeddyLeVi Herald

Main stats: Faith, Attunement with decent Dexterity and Endurance


A good PvE Paladin Build, very polyvalent. It has a high HP regen ability, increasing viability, a good defense, very good Miracles damages. This Build would perfectly suit for every situation.

The Fume Buld

Hiechan Knight


Ultra Greatsword


Start as the knight class to get boosted Vitality and endurance, progress through game while leveling up strength, vitality, Dex, and endurance equally( Be sure to get the 5 free levels from Yoel as well). Once you get to the carthus dungeons cut the bridge leading to the High lord Wolnir boss and descend into smoldering lake. Once in smoldering lake head to the demon ruins (to the right of the demon boss fog gate) and progress until you see a lava lake in the very bottom point of the demon ruins to find knight slayer tsorig. He utilized a greatshield and the weapon you need so he will be fairly tought however he is slow, so use backstabs. Once he is defeated he will drop the Fume Ultra Greatsword, it takes twinkling titanite to upgrade but is well worth it. When upgraded fully it has an S in stregnth scaling and a C in Dex. Comibined if you have 70 in stregnth and 50 in Dex you will push 950 damage per strike two handed. I utilize this build well into my Ng+7 playthrough to easily destroy enemies in PVE and invader from PVP. For this build it is recomonded to just use this sword and no shield because the Fume sword is extremely heavy, so you might need to learn to roll effectively. Be sure to use medium or light armour so you do not become overencumbered.

Lightning Rod of Lothric

HaveNoFury Knight

Lothric Knight Greatsword


Scales really well up to 40 faith and 60 str/dex. The best defense is a strong counter offensive. For details click the link.  <----

Yuria of Londor Build

Cosmos Deprived

Darkdrift +5


DEX Cosplay/fast-offensive build good for PvP and PvE

Windalf The Mage

Eluciddator Sorcerer (or assassin, explained on build)

Int 40+

Sage's Crystal Staff + Crystal Sage's Rapier + extras on build


Versatile int build between ranged and melee combat.

Rashtor The Aged Knight (Finished)

 RashtorNesmarck  Assassin

Quality Build 

Refined Claymore

 110+  Quality Build that i have been using since Dark Souls 1. This time, with new features!

Court sorcerer

Orion_Qc19 Mage

 Court sorcerer staff +10 and flame of pyromancy +10.

150-200 A build for those who wants to play as a pure mage without using any weapons.


Lord of Bloody Hollows
alfieSk8r Knight

Luck/Str Build

Hollowed Barbed Straight Sword +10 / Carthus Rouge


My first attempt at a luck build that wrecks most of the enemies in the game and it's great also for pvp

Ultimate NG Playthrough Pure Builds (Co-Op, Invasion, and Duels)

BloodSoul26 See Builds to the right

See Builds to the right

20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 for each Pure build

(Hybrid builds will only be at Level 60 and above, see below)

These are a list of builds decidated to anything and everything but end-game Duels (aka SL120 "meta"). So, go ahead and choose what build you want, but note that you do not need to follow them to the letter, and you may make adjustments if you don't like the results. These are merely guidelines or starting points for you to go on, then you can either keep them or experiment with different ideas in the same build.

Note: You must stay at the required levels mentioned (Soul level and Weapon level) due to the recent patch (Regulation 1.33 App 1.13).

P.S. Each build section has various levels for access to all areas of the game (for example, SL20 is for High Wall of Lothric to Undead Settlement, while SL100 is basically for the DLC areas).

P.P.S. I am going to assume that you are capable of beating the entire game (with or without help from others) at any Soul Level. After all, this is a Souls' game... how can you call yourself the ultimate jolly cooperator, invader, or duelist... if you can't meet the challenges required for any level?

Strength Builds

Dexterity Builds

Intelligence Builds

Faith Builds

Luck Builds

Ultimate NG Playthrough Hybrid Builds (Co-Op, Invasion, and Duels)

BloodSoul26 See Builds to the right

See Builds to the right

Level 60, 80, and 100

See Pure builds above

This is a continuation from the list of builds above. Unlike the "pure" builds you see above, these builds focus on using two stats instead of one, and won't be reaching hardcaps. Don't forget that you do not need to copy off the builds, but merely see them as guidelines to start off of, and then make adjustments if you want. The whole point of my builds (both Pure and Hybrid) are to show what is possible, not what is mandatory. Get creative if my versions aren't enough!

STR + DEX Builds

STR + INT Builds

STR + FTH Builds

STR + Luck Builds

DEX + INT Builds

DEX + FTH Builds

DEX + Luck Builds

INT + FTH Builds

INT + Luck Builds

FTH + Luck Builds

The flamesword dude

Expertionis Knight

STRENGTH+heavy exile greatsword


Hey you there... yes you. do you like using greatswords? do you enjoy burning your foes alive? then boy do i have a build for you. this build is mostly, as you can guess, for hitting things hard with a flaming sword. black fire orb on the side.

Glass Cannon of the Church

Meese_Commander Warrior




Crush everyone with yor giant ass hammers, swords, and axes and perfect your dodges so no one will ever know you're actually fragile as a goddamn newborn puppy. Also, lightning.

Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil Cosplay)

Thunderboyac Knight

Vitality + Strength / Strength + Dexterity 

Broadsword / Lothric Knight's Sword
Smough's Great hammer / Follower Javelin

84 (Minimum)

The Hero of Gallowmere returns once again to face the horde of the undead. (Play as a spooky skeleton knight! Will be updated later.)

Skelecutioner HihgLordWolnir Knight

Vigor + Endurance  + Vitality  and Strength.

140 (Maximum meta range)

It is theorised that a dragonslaying executioner was the son of an infamous deserter from Mirrah was long forgotten that he rose from his grave to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn and his faithful knights and to kill any of their allies. This dragonslaying executioner also sought out the serpent men of Archdragon Peak. He tried to find his father, but was too late as a Blade of the Darkmoon had killed him. Father is theorised and most commonly Creighton the Wanderer.

Giant Lord HihgLordWolnir Knight

Vitalityand Strength

140 (Maximum meta range)

A cosplay of the Dark Souls 2 Giant Lord.

Efficient Strength Build KingAmbrose Warrior

Strength (And a bit of Faith for fun if you wish)

120 (89 without the Faith)

An Efficient Strength build using rings such as the Prisoner's Chain to gain some virtual levels and I added in Faith components near the end for some fun and to allow a buff for our +10 Heavy Greatsword.

Combo people with a Greatsword and parry them while admiring your 20 free virtual levels.

(Without the Faith parts you will reach level 89 and can spend these extra points to 120 on stats like Strength, Endurance, and Vigor or whatever you want)

Theurgist Starcomet Cleric

Faith and Intelligence; Mace or any that requires 12 Strength or less and Crystal Chime.


A caster build that focuses on using Sorceries and Miracles thanks to the use of the Crystal Chime. It occasionally uses pyromancy against certain enemies and bosses.

Saint of the Sun Ellieisnothere Cleric

Faith, Attunement


2 Simple Daggers


A pure healing build, not at all designed for solo fighting.

However, be amazed at the amount of healing.

Quite flexible in terms of soul level, follows simple formula.

Click on build name for more info.

Noob Slayer moononite89 Warrior


Harald Curved Greatsword


Easy to use build in both PvE/PvP. High Health/Strenth=hard hitting tank. It takes a Noob to Slay a Noob!

Keanu Reeves Brodoblair Deprived

Round Shield
Lloyd's Rings


This is a level one build. It concentrates on maximum damage and survival ability for a level one character.

Run and heal Elblstain Deprived

Anri’s sword 

Caitha's Chime

Ancient Dragon Greatshield

Priestess ring

Sun princess ring

Sage ring+2 

Lingering Dragon Crest ring+2


This build is based for fighting everything  but bosses so if you are low on health you can “Run and heal” without using any Estus the level and stats are the bare minimum they can go higher the higher the more heal the better the build

Darkmoon Sorcerer milkyway! Warrior

Weapons (only one at a time unless you decide to level vitality)

  • Friede's Great Scythe
  • Greatsword of Judgement
  • Crystal Astora Greatsword


18 STR, 34 DEX, 34 INT, should fit all weapons in list. Past SL100 I would reccomend only levelling DEX and INT.


Versatile build for weapons that scale with Intelligence. Friede's Great Scythe is an immensely fun weapon to use and with these stats and rings (you can check all equipment in the link at the bottom), all of these weapons do fantastic split damage.

  • Freide's Great Scythe - 626AR
  • Greatsword of Judgement - 639AR when buffed
  • Crystal Astora Greatsword - 615AR

Every weapon here has it's own use but mainly I stick to the Scythe because of the unique moveset. Because of the Intelligence stat also, you could add a staff and make this build a spellcaster as well. I hope this helps any of you!

Lothric Knight Trop Knight

Versatile Build mainly focusing on STR 

Lothric Knight Greatsword


Easy Build For Beginners Shimputha7 Knight

Easy high AR Build For Beginners

Simple Lothric Knight Sword


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Sypha, speaker Orion_Qc19 Sorcerer/Pyromancer

Cosplay build


For fun and immersion

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    • Anonymous

      Dragon pyromancy build
      Class: pyromancer
      35 vigor
      26 attunement
      30 endurance
      8 vitality
      12 strength
      16 dex
      40 int
      40 faith
      7 luck
      Rings: Ring of favor+3, Fire clutch ring, darkmoon ring, witch's ring
      Weapons: Demon's scar and dragonhead shield (the small shield, not the greatshield)
      Spells: Chaos bed vestiges, Great chaos fire orb, sacred flame, black flame/great combustion

      Pure fire damage build. Take any armor you want, just not get over 70%. Use both weapon arts, mix it with different pyromancies
      and dragon head stone, which is just better fire surge. Have fun burning everybody.

      • Dex Pyromancer:


        Chaos Lothric Knight Sword
        Dark Carthus Curved Greatsword
        Sharp Sellsword Twinblades (+ Carthus Flame Arc)

        Very easy early and mid game, late game and DLCs will be a challenge.
        Good for pvp and to plat the game.

        • Endgame knight build:

          Knight Shield
          Knight Helm
          Knight Armor
          Knight Gauntlets
          Knight Leggings
          Seriously. The starting knight equipment is more than enough to carry you through the entire game, and even a couple NG+ runs too. Pour all your points into Strength, Vigor, and Endurance (don't worry about Vitality, the 15 points you start with is plenty since you start out under 70% equip load) infuse your Longsword with a Fire Gem early on (pick a Fire Gem as your burial gift), once you get the Farron Coal infuse your Longsword with a Heavy Gem. A +10 Heavy Longsword has A scaling for Strength. At 60 Strength, a +10 Heavy Longsword does around 415 damage per hit, more than enough to handle anything the game can throw at you. The Knight Shield has 100% damage reduction, the Knight armor set has impressive resistances all around. You'll never need anything more. All that's left is to get some melee build appropriate rings, I use the Chloranthy ring, the Ring of Favor, as they're all-around useful, as well as the Ring of Steel Protection, and the Speckled Stoneplate Ring for a nice little boost to overall damage resistance.

          • Anonymous

            1.get a broadsword
            2.get minimum stats required for broadsword
            3.get lightning blade
            4.pump faith to as high as possible
            5.use lightning blade on broadsord (no infusion needed)
            6.sweep your way to ng+100

            • Anonymous

              Battle Mage Build

              Class: Knight

              Full Faraam Set
              Weapons: Moonlight Greatsword and Court Sorcerer's Staff
              Rings: Sage Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, Prisoner's Chain, Havel's Ring

              Vigor: 25
              Attunment: 35
              Endurance: 30
              Vitality: 25
              Strength: 30
              Dexterity: 20
              Intelligence: 80
              Faith: 10
              Luck: 7

              • Anonymous

                This is my crystal-mage build 8 (requires New Game +2

                Class: Assassin
                Starting-gift : Not important (i recommend the soul for Level-Up at start )

                Soul-Level :91
                Vigor : 20 ( or higher )
                Attunement :25
                Endurance :15
                Vitality :15
                Str : 18
                Dex : 18
                Int : 48
                Faith :12
                Luck : 10

                Weapons : Immolation Tinder +5 ( Weapon and catalyst ), Grass Crest Shield, if you have TRC DLC : Aquamarine Dagger ( which hand is not im****tant )

                Armor &amp; Rings : Sage´s Big Hat, Mirra Chain Mail, Black Gauntlets, Xanthous Trousers, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, Cloranthi Ring +2, Sage´s Ring +2, Aldrich´s Sapphire

                • Anonymous

                  My build fav build:
                  Gundyr set
                  Endurance: 38
                  Vitality: 50
                  Dex is ***:20
                  Intelligence: 10

                  • Anonymous

                    This is my first PVE build so far

                    Mage Knight:

                    Class: knight
                    Weapons: Claymore and Sorcerers Staff

                    Armor: Full Alva Set

                    Rings: Silver Serpent Ring, Chloranthy Ring, Young Dragon Ring
                    Sorceries: Soul Arrow, Great Soul Arrow, Magic Weapon

                    Vigor: 22
                    Attunement: 18
                    Endurance: 22
                    Vitality: 20
                    Strength: 20
                    Dexterity: 15
                    Intelligence: 18
                    Faith: 9
                    Luck: 7

                    • Anonymous

                      I use this build partly for fashion, mostly for usefulness and dealing with invaders. Build name: Big Man Large Vitality:99 Stamina:80 Attunement:99 Vigor:76 Strength:99 Int,Faith, and dex at 70 luck at base Havels set on, havels plus 3 ring, life ring plus 3, great swamp ring, witches ring Farron gs in right, pyromancy in left, with yhorm's shield as a secondary left

                      • Anonymous

                        Yo if anyone what's to battle me in an are an do it in the last bossroom it might take a while science I have recently started ng+2 and am only just up to dancer and the mace beast and use only your build my name is virtual if you don't get that name sorry that is not me

                        • Anonymous

                          A build inspired by PvP Skillz. Pontiff Hunter, basically. Stats: Attunement: 14 (for 2 slots) DEX and Endurance: 40 INT and Faith: 12 or 14 (enough for Carthus Beacon) Attune the rest as you please. Weapons: Right Hand: Sellsword Twinblades or Gravewarden Twinblades Left Hand: Pyromancy Flame and Old Wolf Curved Sword Rings: Pontiff's Left Eye Ring, Pontiff's Right Eye Ring, Chloranthy Ring +2, Lingering Dragoncrest Ring+2 The idea is to use the healing and attack bonus effect from Pontiff's ring and the Curved Sword to sustain an aggressive playstyle. The nice thing about the Old Wolf Curved Sword is you don't need to attack with it to get the affect, you just need to have it equipped. Which is perfect for the twinblades. Carthus Beacon pyromancy with the dragoncrest ring is to add to the attack bonus for the aggressive play. Armor doesn't matter, but you need the fast roll. No parry and no blocking means you will have to be on point with your dodges and stamina management. So I like to go with fashion souls. Really fun build to play. But getting the Old Wolf Curved Sword is kind of a pain in the butt.

                          • Anonymous

                            Saw a Link build here and there, and if anyone wants to do a link challange; Invlolves as much gear as possible to reference the many iterations of Link. If someone has posted this build before, my bad, I have not seen it. I'm currently using fallen knight , assassin chest, harald booties, and brigand for golden braces Rings to have on you specifically (* being highly recommendedto wear); -Hawk/Leo* ring -Chloranthy +3 * -RoF +3 * (everything you could ever want,health stamina and equip load) -Resistance rings (steel protect or stoneplates) -knight slayer ring -farron ring -sun princess -lingering dragon crest -suns first born and morne rings if you want higher damage output on mainly lightning arrow For weapons, it's mainly a ss build tbh, however incoperates bows, whips, and two spells I can currently think of to properly pull of a basic Link; Swords Shortsword (kokiri) Astora ss (ordan) Lotheric (master) Astora gs (big goron knife) Sheilds S. Eagle kite/Golden Crest? (hylian) Knight (mirror?) Bows Shortbow (if you want less str)/Compound bow Pharis bow/Longbow Grapplehook (Windwaker) - sharp notched whip Canvas talisman (or your choice if you want more damage) for boomerang (carona - or destructodisk, whichever you prefer) and light arrows (lightning arrow!) Keep all arrows (normal, great arrows not necessary) Fire arrows- fire arrows :O Moonlight arrows - ice arrows Catalyst in inventory for hidden body for magical cloak (link to the past) for when you want to just run by stealthily or set up gank city Fire/black fire bombs for your bombs of course! For stats, mainly a faith/dex build, however I started as a knight; Vig 30 Att 15 End 30 Vit 20 Str 20 Dex 40 Int 14 Fth 40 Luck 7 For the most part, gunna use sharp infusion, refined doesn't help nearly as much as I initially though with the 20 str. Of course, all equipmemt is subjective to how you'd like to play, still a work in progress for me rn but is the general outcome i plan to get to, so tweeking will probably be necessary. I chose higher dex for casting speed for spells at the same time as increasing bow and sword damage to open an array of weapons for Link to also buff his sword should a player want to Trying to think of a good hammer, but just don't have them on my character currently, but think a lightning blacksmiths is the way to go with how the stats are distributed, particularly with str at 20. I am open to suggestions and recommendations to tweek the build if anyone has them!

                            • Anonymous

                              I don't want do subscribe to the wiki with a pretty*****ty device so I will simply add a link to my first soulsplanner build

                              • Anonymous

                                Samurai of the Darkness Uchigatana (+10 with Hollow) Eastern armour Rings of: Favor, Life, Chloranthy, Carthus Milkring Lots of luck and dex, as well as some stamina and health

                                • Anonymous

                                  this is my personal set up, and I think it is very good, especially with a quality/dex/str build. It comprends: silver knight helm and armor, exile gauntlets and leggins, black knight sword and shield. I tried to post it calling it "wandering gwyn knight", but for device problems I failed. If this english looks weird to you american and english it is because I'm italian, but ANYWAY I use mainly these rings: havel's ring, estus ring, blue tearstone ring, chartus milk ring.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Black Knight of Vilhelm
                                    (Str build)

                                    Lvl: 120
                                    Hollowing 5

                                    Weapon: Zweihander +10 (Heavy)
                                    Shield: Shield of Want (2 handed works well too)

                                    Helm: Firelink Helm
                                    Chest: Vilhelms Armor
                                    Hands: Black Iron Gauntlets
                                    Legs: Black Knight Leggings

                                    Rings: Chloranthy Ring +3, Ring of Favor +3, Ring of Steel Protection +3, Covetous Silver Ring +3
                                    All of the rings at +3 can be found in the ringed city DLC, without ever playing 3 times.
                                    Praise the Sun!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      the cannon mage

                                      level 803 max

                                      stats maxed out

                                      magic crystal soul spear
                                      homing crystal soulmass
                                      old moonlight
                                      (whatever you want)
                                      weapons all maxed out
                                      court sorcerers staff
                                      (if pure mage then morians blade in off hand)
                                      moonlight great sword or
                                      fume night ultra greatsword infused with crystal magic weapon

                                      magic clutch ring
                                      young dragon ring
                                      bellowing dragon ring
                                      red tearstone ring

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Guys, Boss weapons are weaker because
                                        1. Both unbuffable and not infusable
                                        2. only reach +5 unlike other weapons reaching +10

                                        • Anonymous

                                          my PVE build
                                          name: Trickster
                                          weapon: uchikatana
                                          grass crest shield
                                          chrolontary ring, silver serpent riing , estus ring , silvercat ring
                                          dark gloves , solaire armor , deserter trousers , no helmet
                                          soul level l50
                                          30 vigor
                                          9 attunement
                                          21 endurance
                                          10 vitality
                                          27 dexterity
                                          10 faith
                                          10 luck
                                          soo this is my little DPS PVE build :)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I dont know why but everytime I look at some backstory or long text without audio or something,
                                            I start reading it in my head and the voice is always *****ing Ren from Ren and Stimpy.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I'm looking for any type of build that focuses heavily on large weapons and elemental damage (fire, lightning, bleed, poison) anyone got any suggestions, after going through all these builds ive found nothing

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Item find seems to be totally useless for covenant items. If u got more than 500 or 120, the drop rate seems to be the same...

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I have a build! (I'm not a member and I'm poop at web page stuff, sorry)

                                                  Name: The Judge (please don't mock the edginess)

                                                  SL: 105

                                                  Starting class: Mercinary

                                                  Burial Gift: any/none

                                                  Stats: VIG: 25
                                                  ATT: 15
                                                  END: 20
                                                  VIT: 20
                                                  STR: 20
                                                  DEX: 50
                                                  INT: 20 (for his/her signature weapon)
                                                  FTH: 15
                                                  LCK: 10

                                                  Weapons: Friede's Scythe +5
                                                  Talisman (optional)

                                                  Description: Badass build that uses a scythe as his/her only weapon, great in PVE and pretty decent in PVP. Wears a mixture of medium armour to keep him/herself mobile and protected. Lorian's Crown looks especially badass. In PVE: harvest the mindless fools' souls and judge the mighty. In PVP: be respectful; resist the urge to be cheap with the special scythe attack, use it only occasionally and DON'T SPAM; always gesture; if opponent is being cheap, disrespectful or attacking you while you gesture, judge his/her sorry ass and go full Friede on them. Join Darkmoon Covenant for Role Play purposes. DON'T GANK (unless you are a Darkmoon phantom; duty before all else, after all)

                                                  Sorry for cluttering the comments but I just want to inspire people to be more creative with their PVE and PVP... it gets tiring to see the same suits of armour (I'm looking at you Fallen Knight set) and weapons. I know I focused a lot on PVP, but this build started as PVE and is still focused on it).

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Does anyone have a level 200+ strength/faith/intelligence pve build.
                                                    If you Do that would be great. Let me knoww.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Build from pvp and pve:
                                                      Starting class: Knight
                                                      Soul level:136
                                                      Spells:Sunlight spear, lightning stake and lightning arrow
                                                      Weapon:+10 lightning lothric knight sword
                                                      Shield: the one you want while you don't do fat roll
                                                      Armor:Dragonslayer set
                                                      Sorry for my English:P

                                                      • For easy PvE.
                                                        This are the stats you are going for. raise dex to 12 , strength to 34, then vitality 20 and endurance 20, Then you can put points as you want but you need to get to bellow written stats.
                                                        vig - 20
                                                        dex - 12
                                                        int - 10
                                                        end - 40
                                                        vit - 20
                                                        str - 50

                                                        THRALL AXE - dropped by those little sneaky bastards(Thralls) found everywhere in the game. Only non dagger weapon in the game that has quickstep i think. Use quickstep instead of rolling and to transverse hard terrain like the flooded woods. A good early - mid game weapon. Especialy usefull to run away from mobs and evan run into them. Use this to get hold of Millwood axe from the DLC area.
                                                        MILLWOOD BATTLE AXE - It can be found in the tower where there are millwood knights om the DLC area. Its special skill makes the character dash a few steps and then warcry. This will help you in two ways. Firstly warcry gives a damage boost. Secondly the dashing can stagger any opponent who is humanoid sized and in the way, giving you atleast two free hits and braking non hyper Armour attack animations. Sister Friede is easy once you bump into her like a savage with a millwood axe. The stagger happens multiple times. You need to bump into them when they are standing still or starting an attack, Dont warcry against attacks with hyper armour frames like the special attacks of greatswords.Shielded up enemies will not stagger. Really a Great weapon in PvE.
                                                        MillWood GreatBow - This is a bow and will shoot exploding arrows. This is for late game. Use any other bow till then for kiting.
                                                        Curse Ward Greatshield - This shield allows the weapon skill to be used while its equiped. Use this untill you can get your hands on Moaning Shield
                                                        Moaning Shield - Once you get your hands on this its all a piece of cake. Its available in late game. You wont need the quick step or the Manly March of millwood axe. cast magic shield on the Moaning shield and notice that every attack against your shield will do "ABSOLUTE 0.00 STAMINA DAMAGE"

                                                        You dont need any specific armour. Its fashion souls :D

                                                        Chloranthy ring- for stamina regen
                                                        Linguring Dragoncrest Ring - for when you start using Moaning shield and magic shield. This will extend the time of the spell.
                                                        Heval Ring - for equip load

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          maybe i should make a video on that new SPONGEBOB meme
                                                          WeLl MaybE i SHouLD mAKe A VIDeO oN ThaT nEw sPOnGEboB MEmE

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Lord of Shadows
                                                            (no helmet)
                                                            Shadow Garb
                                                            Shadow Gauntlets
                                                            Shadow leggings
                                                            Leo Ring
                                                            Sun Princess Ring
                                                            Knights Ring
                                                            (ring of your choice)
                                                            R1: Heavy GreatLance+7
                                                            L1: Ceastus
                                                            SOUL LEVEL:105
                                                            Starting Class: Knight
                                                            gift: does not matter
                                                            MASSIVE DMG EVEN IN SMOLDERING LAKE NEW GAME+
                                                            Basically it is a glass cannon
                                                            but you do light roll with under 30.00% weight...
                                                            witch you are at.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I have two builds that work VERY well and is a low requirement of roughly SL150-170.

                                                              Build 1....
                                                              20 vigor, 20 endurance, 50 attunement, 20 strength, 20 dexterity, 50 intelligence, and 50 faith. Every other stat is the same as it is when you start the game. Start the game as a knight as he is the easiest class to play with. Your weapons are a chaos long sword +10, pyro flame +10, and crystal sage bell +5. If you need a shield use one and some light armor since your carry weight is not very high. The damage on this heavy spell build is CRAZY with great chaos fire balls hitting for 1400 damage a piece and your chaos long sword hitting around like 400-500 after burn. The build is squishy so rolling or kiting with a shield is necessary.

                                                              Build 2...
                                                              30 vigor, 20 endurance, 30 vitality, 50 strength, 30 dexterity, 15 attunement, 10 intelligance, 30 faith. starting class is the knight like usual. Use the dragonslayers greataxe (one you can get from transposing the soul) and that sit. You two hand it and watch as the damage output from the weapon goes crazy. The build is generic but catches invaders off guard as well. Highly agressive play style and is very fun.

                                                              GT: Purified Squash on xbox one, message if you ever wanna play and make funny and entertaining builds that aren't meta!

                                                              • To all the soul friends out there that have problems with build submition. You can submit your build after you register in the site. After log in you will find the new page + at the end of the window in your respective browser. Thank you.

                                                                • Attention, everyone! Ahem...godzirra.

                                                                  No seriously, look at my builds above. I think they will be ideal for newcomers, but also those who want to break free from the SL120 (or above) meta shackles.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Build level 20 for coop and pvp with Weapons + 2 and shield +1
                                                                    the blessed caestus combined with the princess ring have a good hp regen


                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      https://fextralife.com/calculator/dks3builds.html?Se8FvqsY3.DbMF4hvTx.bRaPDGL2.C0PctXy4.A.A.BJuHcmMC Super Tanky and hit like a truck

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Comment Build as well, hurray.

                                                                        Name: Bloodborne Hunter / Pontiff Hunter
                                                                        Class: Knight

                                                                        Head: Silver mask / Pharis Hat
                                                                        Chest: Alva
                                                                        Arms: Sunless
                                                                        Legs: Any

                                                                        Spells: Blessed weapon, Carthus Beacon

                                                                        Right hand: Gotthard Twin Swords, Pyromancy flame hand
                                                                        Left hand: Saint tree belvine, Old Wolf Curved Sword, Any blessed infused weapon for passive healing in offhand

                                                                        Pontiff left eye
                                                                        Pontiff right eye
                                                                        Ring of evil eye ( for mobs)
                                                                        Ring of steel protection (Or any other ring of choice for bosses)
                                                                        Sun Princess ring

                                                                        Vigor: 40
                                                                        Attun: 18
                                                                        End: 40
                                                                        Vit: 18
                                                                        Strength: 19
                                                                        Dex: 40
                                                                        Int: 14
                                                                        Faith: 18
                                                                        Luck: 7
                                                                        no hollowing

                                                                        SL: 125 if you wanna stay around pvp level

                                                                        Details: **Credit for this build goes to youtuber 'PvPSkillz' he showed off this build in his video "DS3 - Powerfeul underrated build ep. 2" I am just making this build sheet so its easier to follow to the T without having to rewatch his video over and over.** Again, all his ideas, just me writing it up.
                                                                        This build essentially re-creates the feeling of playing bloodborne, as you have to have a very aggressive play style, in order to heal up and deal the most damage. utilizing life steal abilities and damage increasing. As your rings will steal HP and deal more damage with rapid attacks, while also being passivly healed from your off-hand and blessed weapon buff. The old Wolf sword gives you more damage the more attacks you do in a row, the twin swords are in the build because of their rapid attacks, which translates to more healing during boss fights.
                                                                        Any blessed weapon on offhand will do, the lighter the better.
                                                                        Unequip Ring of the Evil Eye for boss fights, as it only gives you back HP when you kill an enemy, so its really would only be useful for the Deacons boss fight, and fighting through the area, swap it out for your ring of choice, would suggest ring of steel protection in case you miss a dodge, as this build has no shield. The Pontiff Right Eye Ring, Old Wolf Curved Sword, and Carthus Beacon gives you more damage the more attacks you do in a row. Blessed weapon miracle increase damage by 7.5%, non scaling, and gives Faith-scaling HP regen for 45 sec. So using blessed weapon on the twin swords, then putting your blessed infused weapon in the off-hand allows for constant health regen, as blessed infusion gives faith based physical damage scaling, roughly 3 HP per tick, regardless of upgrade level, but Upgrade level reduces tick time by about .25sec. The blessed effect stacks with the Sun Princess Ring, offering another boost to your health regeneration, around double the effect when the weapon is fully upgraded.
                                                                        Would recomend silver mask helm to get that blood borne feel
                                                                        Again take a visit to PvPSKillz video if you still not sure to see the build in action, its build number 3 in his video. Thank you and enjoy.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I can't find the create button either.

                                                                          Build Name: Fallen Ash

                                                                          Class: Warrior

                                                                          Head: Thrall Hood
                                                                          Chest: Fallen Knight Armor
                                                                          Hands: Fire Keeper Gloves
                                                                          Legs: Undead Legion Leggings

                                                                          Right Hand: Yhorm's Great Machete+10, HEAVY Warden Twindaggers+10
                                                                          Left Hand: HEAVY Crow Talons+10, Millwood Greatbow+10, Black Iron Greatshield

                                                                          Spells: None

                                                                          Hornet Ring (For Frontstabs)
                                                                          Obscuring Ring (For Sniping With Millwood Greatbow)
                                                                          Chloranthy Ring+1 (For Recovering Stamina)
                                                                          Silver Cat Ring (For Plunging Attacks)

                                                                          Covenant: Prefferably none, although Watchdogs of Farron will work too.

                                                                          Vigor 30+
                                                                          Atunement 6+
                                                                          Endurance 40+
                                                                          Vitality 65+
                                                                          Strength 80+
                                                                          Dex 10+
                                                                          Int 8+
                                                                          Faith 5+
                                                                          Luck 8+

                                                                          Soul Level: 180+

                                                                          The Fallen Ash Warriors were once friends with the giants until King Yhorm, the Giant Ruler, grew angry at them for copying the giants' weapons and the war began between them. Today few giants remain and only one Fallen Ash Warrior. You are that Fallen Ash.

                                                                          From close up parry (with crow talons) or hit normally with the Yhorm's Machete. If you want to be quick you could use the grave warden twindaggers. From far away you can use the Millwood Greatbow's weapon art by shooting to the side of your opponent. From close up, another option is to use the crow talons' two-handed weapon art (raptor flurry) with a Carthus Rouge. This will cause major massacre. To really piss someone off, you could use the black iron greatshield, which will block out nearly 100% damage. And lastly, if someone keeps on running away you could try the crow talons' O + R1.

                                                                          • Looks like I’m putting my build in the comments as well.
                                                                            I call it the Bloody Reaper

                                                                            Class: Deprived

                                                                            Head: Hood of Prayer
                                                                            Chest: Fire Keeper Robe
                                                                            Hands: Fire Keeper Gloves
                                                                            Legs: Fire Keeper Skirt

                                                                            Right Hand: Great Corvian Scythe+10
                                                                            Left Hand: Small Leather Shield
                                                                            Infusion: Hollow on both

                                                                            Spells: Lifehunt Scythe

                                                                            Hunter’s Ring
                                                                            Carthus Milkring
                                                                            Bloodbite Ring+1
                                                                            Slumbering Dragoncrest ring

                                                                            Covenant: Any, although I tend to favor Aldrich Faithful or Warrior of Sunlight

                                                                            Carthus Rouge
                                                                            Budding Green Blossom

                                                                            SL 130+

                                                                            Vigor 27
                                                                            Atunement 10
                                                                            Endurance 25
                                                                            Vitality 10
                                                                            Strength 35
                                                                            Dex 40
                                                                            Int 10
                                                                            Faith 22
                                                                            Luck 40

                                                                            This build uses the bleed damage from Great Corvian Scythe and is increased with luck to give you a massive damage boost. The scythe is B scaling in dex so Hunters ring is a must, but you can swap out Carthus Milkring with Knights ring if you choose. Bloodbite Ring+1 helps to counteract some of the bleed damage you will take as a result of the scythe. Armor is pure fashion souls but I chose it to for the reaper look. As far as spells, you can also use something like Deep Protection because again, I went with the scythe for the reaper look. Hope you guys enjoy it!

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              since i can't find the new page + thing i'll just post my build here

                                                                              Class: Pyro

                                                                              Head: Iron Helmet or Old Sage Blindfold
                                                                              Chest: Dragonscale Armor
                                                                              Hands: Firekeeper Gloves
                                                                              Legs: Skirt of Prayer

                                                                              Right Hand: Moonlight Greatsword +4
                                                                              Alt Right Hand: Heavy Dragonslayer Axe +10
                                                                              2nd Alt Right Hand: sunlight straightsword +4

                                                                              Left hand: Pyro flame +10
                                                                              Off-Hand: crystal chime +6
                                                                              2nd Off-Hand: blessed caestus +6

                                                                              Chaos Bed Vestiges
                                                                              Carthus Flame Arc
                                                                              Lightning Blade
                                                                              and Darkmoon Blade (you can switch to dark blade if you don't want to farm for 12 hours lol)

                                                                              Hornet Ring
                                                                              Witches Ring
                                                                              Great Swamp Ring
                                                                              Chloranthy Ring

                                                                              Covenant: Mound-Makers

                                                                              Level: 140
                                                                              Hollowing: 99
                                                                              Vigor: 28
                                                                              Attunement: 30
                                                                              Strength: 30
                                                                              Dex: 25
                                                                              Int: 35
                                                                              Faith: 35
                                                                              Luck: 7

                                                                              this build is a monster against pretty much everything in the game.

                                                                              • I've got a build I've been interested in sharing.
                                                                                DS3 Build: (Cleric class)

                                                                                Right Hand: Butcher Knife +10
                                                                                Off-Hand: Ethereal Oak Shield +5
                                                                                Second Off-Hand: Cleric’s Sacred Chime +10

                                                                                Armor: Fallen Knight Armor Set

                                                                                Lingering Dragoncrest Ring +2
                                                                                Sun Princess Ring
                                                                                Ring of the Evil Eye +2
                                                                                Lloyd’s Sword Ring

                                                                                Spells: (With 4 spell slots)
                                                                                Great Lightning Spear
                                                                                Bountiful Light
                                                                                Sacred Oath

                                                                                Covenant: Mound-Makers

                                                                                Level: 124
                                                                                Vigor: 35
                                                                                Attunement: 25
                                                                                Endurance: 35
                                                                                Vitality: 15
                                                                                Strength: 45
                                                                                Dexterity: 8
                                                                                Intelligence: 7
                                                                                Faith: 30
                                                                                Luck: 13

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  My build. Full mirrah chain set, profaned greatsword +5 (always 2-hand) and grass crest shield (wear on back)
                                                                                  40 strength, 37 dexterity, 30 endurance, 23 vitality and 27 vigor. Raise intelligence to 10 so you can speak to orbeck of vinheim. Ignore all other stats. Rings are Chloranthy ring, Carthus Milkring, Havel's Ring and Ring of Favor. Even through the armor is kinda heavy, the rings and vitality help the build to stay in mid roll.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Armor: Sages hatDancers armor or loriansDancers gloveAny light Weight leggingsStats35 vitality 24 dexterity 20 strength25 or 30 endurance Vigor is up to youInt. Is up to youFaith at least 15Luck at least 15Weapon ( lord of hollow story)Morion bladeDark handThat one custom boss bowMoonlight arrows?Poison arrows?Rings:Colanthary ringHornet ringAny ring helpful Any ring helpful I use untrue for pvp XDor i use the milkringMiracles I use heal NOT HEAL AIDSorcery's Farron flashsword( Kinda good for backing off enemys)PyromanciesUsually poision mistNow go beat pontiff and look glorious in the light for pvp or just keep going XD

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Ok gears: Court sorcerer set, staff and flame of pyromancy. Rings: young dragon ring, dragon ring, witch's ring and great swamp ring. Spells: Black combustion (CQC), black fire orb (main attack), homing souls mass (keep ennemies on their toes), crystal soul spear (for more resilient ennemies), hidden body (mage's best friend) and warmth (to balance my lack of estus over my ashen estus). Stats: 30 vigor, 20 vitality, 10 strenght, 20 endurance, 30 dexterity, 50 attunements, 60 intelligence, 50 faith and 15 luck. I NEVER use a weapon.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Ok so for this build you need; the court sorcerer's staff, outfit and flame of pyromancy (tho change the head piece for Karla's hat it look better). Stats are; 30 vigor, 10 vitality, 30 dexterity, 50 faith, 60 intelligence, 50 attunement and 10 strenght. Spells; Black serpents, profane flame, crystal soul spear, crystal homing souls mass, hidden body and warmth. As for estus flask: 5 health potions and 15 magic potions.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Gears: I wear the full Karla set, young dragon ring, old*?* dragon ring, dark clutch and witch ring. Weapons: Court sorcerer staff and flamme of pyromancy. As for spells I use: Black combustion, black fire orb, crystal soul spear, crystal homing soul mass, hidden body and warmth. 5 health potions and 10 mana potions. My stats are: 25 vigor, 10 vitality, 10 strenght, 50 attunement, 60 intelligence, 30 dexterity, 50 faith and 15 luck. I'm at NG+3

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I have a 20 on all my stats (except intelligence which is at an 18)If anyone has any ideas on what I can do, please respond.

                                                                                            • https://fextralife.com/calculator/dks3builds.html?C1lPm07tk.Cr0HZdbeY.18AeB19O.L51F6udC.C.A.XCmhyzVCQSome stats may be altered based on how you play (EX: Str and Dex are at 13 so Wolnir's Holy Sword can be used, but if you prefer a weapon with less requirements, modifications can be made)Caestus that is in Left Hand 2 should have a simple infusion, but that can't be stated in the calculator. Neither can the Crown of Dusk, but that is helpful for the build as well. Main spells should be Great Heavy Soul Arrow, Crystal Soul Spear, and Great Heal. Other 3 attunement slots may be used on anything else, but suggestions are in the link. All Estus should be Ashen Estus and the Great Heal spell should be used instead of normal Estus, but this can also be modified.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Start from deprived, then 25+ Vigor40 str40 dex20+ endurance15+ vitalityYou can add faith or int or anything else afterwards.Use Black Knight Sword or Dark Sword. Shield is completely up to you

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  i've only just started playing ds3 and ive been wondering hot to get a good knight strenght build. any suggestions

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I use this build I created. Completely obliterates anything in no more than 5 or 6 hits. Bosses are a breeze as you can take many hits as well as dish out equal amounts of damage. https://fextralife.com/calculator/dks3builds.html?BJAhLPRdW.cgeLeBA7.0zptItZO.A.A.A

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      sl 166 50 strength and dex 40 vit 27 vigor abyss watchers greatsword as your main weapon and the twin princes greatsword on your second slot and no shield the twin prices sword is to catch people of guard when they start predicting the abyss watchers swings since the r1 weapon art on the twin princes sword is extremely easy to hit people just before the rolling i frames kick in

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Is Deprived not the best starting class? You are SL1 with 10 on every stat, it allows you to put stat's on whatever you want and not have needless points allocated. I alway's start with Deprived.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          class: deprivedweapon: Sellsword Twinblades (sharp gem) Black Bow of Pharisarmor: no matter (equip load magic: Lightning Bladevigor: 50endurance: 40dexterity: 18+faith: 30

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            usually hits 600-800 AR on light attack, special hits for 1300-1500 AR https://fextralife.com/calculator/dks3builds.html?LYDVW89P.BUh62uHTF.gGlq5VYk.HGflS7iI.BIE.A

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              All builds so usless, no any information about top dps build. And my sl is 360 and no one weapon don't do more damage then dark sword. So go str/Dex and refined dark sword. I got 558 AR without buffs.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I need help because the attutement is driving me crazy. I have 30 Faith, 30 Strenght and 20 attutement, but miracles are so expensive with mana points... I've been paladin since dark souls 1, but now i need a proper paladin build to see if im spending these points conrrectly.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  any suggestions on a int build . I used one through the first 2 games but was wondering it is effective at all in this one

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