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Old 10-10-2011, 06:56 AM   #1
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Character Builds?

I know for the most part this game is a build your own character type of game but is there any advice for lower levels. I'm new to the game only around level 23 but I don't know what I should be allocating exactly. I started with wanderer for higher dex because my char is dex based with weapons and bow but im wondering if I should start earlier with some strength soon. Just a bit lost overall I guess. Not interested in magic im doing a different char unless a good way can be worked in. Thanks for any help everyone. =)

Stats so far:
16 vit
15 end
10 attune
10 str
22 dex
15 res
11 int
9 faith
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from what most people say you should have a high Vitality (capped at 30 or 40) and a high endurance, then either a high Dexterity (for fast weapons) or Strength (for slower, but heavy hitting weapons).

Attunement is needed to open up casting slots
Intelligence is needed for Pyro and Sorc spells (i believe)
Faith is needed for Miracles

As for character builds, its really up to your playstyle.
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^ You forgot Resistance. Vital for defense.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:34 AM   #4
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from what most people say you should have a high Vitality (capped at 30 or 40) and a high endurance, then either a high Dexterity (for fast weapons) or Strength (for slower, but heavy hitting weapons).

Attunement is needed to open up casting slots
Intelligence is needed for Pyro and Sorc spells (i believe)
Faith is needed for Miracles

As for character builds, its really up to your playstyle.
Actually, if you want to play deep into new game + or beyond, vit is a pretty useless stat. If you're going for one playthrough, though, it is pretty good. However, you would benefit a lot more from resistance if you're looking for survival stats. The stat you definitely will want is a high endurance (30-40 would prob suffice). If you are mostly going to play the campaign and not pvp, dex and strength is always nice, but the other stats will prove more beneficial. You would really only want your str and dex high enough or a little above the requirements of the weapons you want to use.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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you want str 16 for drake sword.faith of 30 for healing & max damage lighting bolts.health 50, endurance 40. this is just to get you started. oh & enough to open slots in miracles.which i mentioned.

fire spells can be bought & require 10 intellegence.can be upgraded in levels too. just requires souls & 10 intellegence to do
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #6
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you want str 16 for drake sword.faith of 30 for healing & max damage lighting bolts.health 50, endurance 40. this is just to get you started. oh & enough to open slots in miracles.which i mentioned.

fire spells can be bought & require 10 intellegence.can be upgraded in levels too. just requires souls & 10 intellegence to do
I'm going to seem really stupid now....but how the hell do you upgrade spells? =/ i thought you had to buy the next one instead of upgrading
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:44 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input everyone. This gives me a much better planning path for my char. I will def hold back on dex for a long while and add some str and res. Hopefully I didn't screw myself early but the beauty of the game is with so many levels you can correct yourself especially early on and with soul farming. I don't get alot of time to play working 60 hours a week so this helps out. Anymore input is welcome. Might help other new players to.
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