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Falchion/Murakumo Build - by Slica67

BASICS


This is a very powerful build, especially against "gankers", the weapons utilized in this build are dexterity-based weapons, however, this build has nearly the same strength and dexterity; this lengthens the flexibility of this builds' arsenal. The 2 main weapons are the Murakumo+15 and the Falchion+15, this build is meant to be in NG+. Power within is also used to reach peak effectiveness - Power within drains HP/per sec. the lower the vitality, the less according to your vitality. But in 100 seconds, all of your HP will be diminished.

DEFINITIONS

  • "gankers" - 2 or 3 players who gang up on 1 person.
  • "pure damage" - one damage element in one weapon (physical/magic/fire/lightning).
  • "split damage" - two damage elements in one weapon, normally does less damage than pure damage.
INVADING IN THE FOREST:- The forest is one of the largest PvP centers in the game; however, there's groups of 2 or 3 people in one world. The Dark Souls community commonly refers to them as "gankers". In the event that your paths intertwine with them, here's a simple, yet difficult procedure to eliminate them or various ways to escape:
  1. when you're being chased, need an escape, or simply heal, there's an extremely useful escape route. However it's quite difficult to do it; behind Pharis, is a large cliff distinguished by the moss-covered tree log in front of it, run and jump off that cliff when you nearly fall off, jump and hope you land the jump.
  2. to the left of Alvina, there's a short bridge, hide behind the wall beside the bridge, but with enough range to attack with a large weapon. Equip a resin (use a Gold pine resin for maximum effectiveness), then when they chase you, use the Falchion and spam RB/R1.

STARTING OUT

-Starting class: Warrior
  • the warrior is a balanced class, as it starts with a decent weapon (the longsword, defensive armor (Hard leather set, although it could be better; the only piece with poise is the helmet), and an extremely good shield, the Heater shield. The stats are below, in the "SL4" category.
-Starting gift: Master key
  • this is pretty standard, but there's reason. I'll place a link below for a guide on beginning.
Dark souls - Everything possible before the Gargoyles - playthrough (w/ commentary) pt. 1 - Don't kill all the NPC's he does, I will type a list below.
-Anyone else, is up to you.

STATS/ARMOR

ARMOR
Character Stats
SL4
SL20
SL45
SL60
SL75
SL90
SL105
SL125
Mask of the Childmask_of_the_child.png - acquired from Pinwheel or bought from Patches the Hyena.
Vitality:
11
16






The Mask of the Child grants a slight stamina regeneration speed increase by 15%, but defense isn't relevant.
Attunement:
8
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Eastern armor+5eastern_armor.png- acquired in Darkroot, hanging on a cliff.
Endurance:
12
16






The Eastern armor has very good slash and fire defense; however, the main reason I chose this piece of armor, is for cosmetic appearance.
Strength:
13
16






Painting Guardian's gloves+5painting_guardian_gloves.png- acquired in a chest in the Painted world of Ariamas, along with the rest of the set. The chest is guarded by rats.
Dexterity:
13







The Painting Guardian's gloves have EXTREMELY good poison, bleed, magic, and fire defense all together, but lacks in physical defense, although light.
Resistance:
11







Havel's leggings
havels_leggings.png- acquired in a chest in Anor Londo after killing Havel the Rock; this comes with the rest of the set including his shield, Dragon tooth and an Occult club, this is a lore-related item.
Intelligence:
9
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These leggings have the highest poise in the game and have very good defense overall in all categories.
Faith:
9
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WEAPONS

The weapons as stated above are the Falchion and the Murakumo, however, the stats allow a large variety of different weapons; the Painting guardian sword is generally stronger, slightly better scaling, lighter, has a bleed effect, and I admit to liking it more than the Falchion, but the range is absolutely terrible, but it's still a very good weapon.
RH1
Falchion+15 - The most powerful combo is spamming 2-H RB/R1 multiple times until your opponent is killed.
"Small, curved sword. Each hit inflicts little damage, but fluid chain attacks are deadly.The falchion's sharp slashing attacks are effective against cloth and flesh, but not against metal armor or tough scales."
Falchion+15
205
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
100
30
Slash
9
E
13
A
0
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0
-
160
2.5
falchion.png
This weapon is acquired in 3 ways:
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Murakumo+15
113
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
100
36
Slash
28
E
13
A
0
-
0
-
180
12.0
murakumo.png






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