Dark Souls build recommendations

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I'm testing out my new laptop's performance while running DkS and I wanted to try a build I haven't done before; I've already done pyro and quality builds. I've never touched sorceries or faith, but I was thinking of a challenge build too. I'm not particularly good at the game, so I don't think I could handle a deprived SL1 build or anything like that. I'm leaning towards a naked/no shield run, since I feel like I use it as a crutch. Any suggestions?
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for every level, add one to each stat in descending order repeatedly

+1 vit -> +1 attunement -> +1 endurance -> +1 strength -> +1 dexterity -> +1 resistance -> +1 intelligence -> +1 faith -> repeat

jack of all trades, master of none

this is actually how i started out before i discovered the concept of builds
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If it's the original Dark Souls, make resistance last. It's basically useless in the first one.


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Also, if anyone has experience troubleshooting dsfix, let me know. It doesn't seem to be affecting anything in the game.

Edit: and now, the game won't start if I've changed any settings in the ini file.
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For PVP? Oroboro's DMB build is still the most broken and OP thing in the game.

Otherwise, I'd recommend against going with spells if you want any sort of challenge. You can easily get really damn powerful and just mow down bosses from a distance by going Pyro or Sorcery.

Also, Deprived isn't sl1 (Pyro is the only SL1), but it could be interesting to do a deprived build anyways. Set yourself a limit at like SL30 and try to beat the game using only rudimentary weapons and shields (like clubs) without any clothes or proper armor. Fun and not too hard.


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Max resistance build


 
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Dagger and buckler, parry only.


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for every level, add one to each stat in descending order repeatedly

+1 vit -> +1 attunement -> +1 endurance -> +1 strength -> +1 dexterity -> +1 resistance -> +1 intelligence -> +1 faith -> repeat

jack of all trades, master of none

this is actually how i started out before i discovered the concept of builds


In practice this only works for high level builds, except in Dark souls 2 where weapons can be infused with mundane. Mundane scales weapons off of your lowest stat, and if all your stats have the same value they will ALL be treated as your lowest.

For Dark Souls 1 I recomend either a quality build with some int or a dex-mage with a Greatsythe. Getting the dark spells from the DLC makes the game pretty much un loosable.

Dark Souls 2 Int builds are the way to go for a pain free time, Or a havel build.

Dark Souls 3 has three builds total: Quality, Luck and Pyromancer. Anything else is throwing points away.


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Max resistance build

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If it's the original Dark Souls, make resistance last. It's basically useless in the first one.

Still a better investment than Dark Souls 3's INT


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Iaito and light armor, no shield.
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Wat r u, casul?
for every level, add one to each stat in descending order repeatedly

+1 vit -> +1 attunement -> +1 endurance -> +1 strength -> +1 dexterity -> +1 resistance -> +1 intelligence -> +1 faith -> repeat

jack of all trades, master of none

this is actually how i started out before i discovered the concept of builds


In practice this only works for high level builds, except in Dark souls 2 where weapons can be infused with mundane. Mundane scales weapons off of your lowest stat, and if all your stats have the same value they will ALL be treated as your lowest.

For Dark Souls 1 I recomend either a quality build with some int or a dex-mage with a Greatsythe. Getting the dark spells from the DLC makes the game pretty much un loosable.

Dark Souls 2 Int builds are the way to go for a pain free time, Or a havel build.

Dark Souls 3 has three builds total: Quality, Luck and Pyromancer. Anything else is throwing points away.
Quality is old meta in 3. Strength and Dex got buffed out the ass in the last patch.


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
You know it would probably be really hard to do a ninja run in Dark Souls. As in just a katana, the ninja clothes, no shield, no magic.


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You know it would probably be really hard to do a ninja run in Dark Souls. As in just a katana, the ninja clothes, no shield, no magic.

Souls Katana's are fucking busted though.I did the runnnig R1 attack on the Uchigatana once while I was in Firelink Shrine. It destroyed 9 chairs, six phantoms, Halo 5's writing quality and killed the Soul of Cinder and Nameless King.
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
You know it would probably be really hard to do a ninja run in Dark Souls. As in just a katana, the ninja clothes, no shield, no magic.

Souls Katana's are fucking busted though.I did the runnnig R1 attack on the Uchigatana once while I was in Firelink Shrine. It destroyed 9 chairs, six phantoms, Halo 5's writing quality and killed the Soul of Cinder and Nameless King.
Of course katanas are good. The point is you have almost no armor, no shield, and no magic.


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You know it would probably be really hard to do a ninja run in Dark Souls. As in just a katana, the ninja clothes, no shield, no magic.

Souls Katana's are fucking busted though.I did the runnnig R1 attack on the Uchigatana once while I was in Firelink Shrine. It destroyed 9 chairs, six phantoms, Halo 5's writing quality and killed the Soul of Cinder and Nameless King.
Of course katanas are good. The point is you have almost no armor, no shield, and no magic.
>dark wood grain ring

Ninja runs are supreme easy mode.


 
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You know it would probably be really hard to do a ninja run in Dark Souls. As in just a katana, the ninja clothes, no shield, no magic.

Souls Katana's are fucking busted though.I did the runnnig R1 attack on the Uchigatana once while I was in Firelink Shrine. It destroyed 9 chairs, six phantoms, Halo 5's writing quality and killed the Soul of Cinder and Nameless King.
Of course katanas are good. The point is you have almost no armor, no shield, and no magic.
>dark wood grain ring

Ninja runs are supreme easy mode.
You could really only take a couple hits from a boss though.


 
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dark wood grain ring
can't wait till i find this

i won't be able to use it since i'm midrolling half the time but w/e


 
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You know it would probably be really hard to do a ninja run in Dark Souls. As in just a katana, the ninja clothes, no shield, no magic.

Souls Katana's are fucking busted though.I did the runnnig R1 attack on the Uchigatana once while I was in Firelink Shrine. It destroyed 9 chairs, six phantoms, Halo 5's writing quality and killed the Soul of Cinder and Nameless King.
Of course katanas are good. The point is you have almost no armor, no shield, and no magic.
>dark wood grain ring

Ninja runs are supreme easy mode.
You could really only take a couple hits from a boss though.
That actually sounds pretty fun. I think I'll do a playthrough like that and maybe make a thread on it.

Parrying knife in the offhand is allowed though, I assume?


 
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You know it would probably be really hard to do a ninja run in Dark Souls. As in just a katana, the ninja clothes, no shield, no magic.

Souls Katana's are fucking busted though.I did the runnnig R1 attack on the Uchigatana once while I was in Firelink Shrine. It destroyed 9 chairs, six phantoms, Halo 5's writing quality and killed the Soul of Cinder and Nameless King.
Of course katanas are good. The point is you have almost no armor, no shield, and no magic.
>dark wood grain ring

Ninja runs are supreme easy mode.
You could really only take a couple hits from a boss though.
That actually sounds pretty fun. I think I'll do a playthrough like that and maybe make a thread on it.

Parrying knife in the offhand is allowed though, I assume?
Sure. But no shield, not even on your back. I should try this.


 
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You know it would probably be really hard to do a ninja run in Dark Souls. As in just a katana, the ninja clothes, no shield, no magic.

Souls Katana's are fucking busted though.I did the runnnig R1 attack on the Uchigatana once while I was in Firelink Shrine. It destroyed 9 chairs, six phantoms, Halo 5's writing quality and killed the Soul of Cinder and Nameless King.
Of course katanas are good. The point is you have almost no armor, no shield, and no magic.
>dark wood grain ring

Ninja runs are supreme easy mode.
You could really only take a couple hits from a boss though.
That actually sounds pretty fun. I think I'll do a playthrough like that and maybe make a thread on it.

Parrying knife in the offhand is allowed though, I assume?
Sure. But no shield, not even on your back. I should try this.
New rule for maximum weeb ninja, parrying dagger is too easy, gotta have another katana in left hand too.


 
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dark wood grain ring
can't wait till i find this

i won't be able to use it since i'm midrolling half the time but w/e

It breaks the game. Seriously the most fun you can have in dark souls.