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Overlord Build by Morthious


Starting Class: Deprived
Starting Gift: Master Key

Foreword

Before you start to read any further, please note that this build is based primarily around player skill. If you don't have patience to survive repetition and the time to devote to obtaining the various skills necessary, do not bother reading any further. So far, I have obtained level 36 with this build and will continue to add onto this page as I advance further through the game. Also please note that if you haven't updated the game to 1.05 yet, do so now. You can't advance in this build unless you have the covenant Warrior of Sunlight and you can only get that through the patch which lowers the necessary Faith stat to join from 50 to 25.

Class Explanation

This class is built around later dominating the environment through ranged spells, Riposte and brute force.
Advantages: A sense of pure victory when defeating a difficult boss
Disadvantages: The first twenty levels will make you hate life itself.
This is a build for those with the skill and drive to want a challenge. Thus, when looking over the build with an unbiased eye, you will find that it is a lot of challenge for simply egotistical reward. There are certainly better builds out there, so if it proves too much a challenge, find another.

Level Stats
Stat Name
Level 6
Level 20
Level 25
Level 26
Level 30
Level 36
Level 40
Vitality
11
11
11
11
11
16

Attunement
11
11
11
12
12
12

Endurance
11
11
11
11
15
15

Strength
11
11
16
16
16
16

Dexterity
11
11
11
11
11
11

Resistance
11
11
11
11
11
11

Intelligence
11
11
11
11
11
11

Faith
11
25
25
25
25
25

Level Explanation
As you may notice, the stats don't raise in any sensible manner. Later, when reading the beginning guide for this build, it will start to make sense.
From the first opportunity to level, focus should be on the Faith stat and raising it to 25 for Heal, Lightning Spear and the Warrior of Sunlight Covenant. Once that is accomplished, focus turns to the Strength stat for use of this build's third primary weapon- The Claymore. From there, putting a point into Attunement allows for Heal and Lightning Spear to be your primary spells. Next, adding four solid points into Endurance allows for better stamina. Adding the next five points into Vitality makes sure you survive longer.

Covenants

You begin with no covenant, no surprise there. Obtaining Way of White to get Heal is your first goal.
Once you have reached level 20, getting Warrior of Sunlight as your second Covenant is a must. It is the primary Covenant for this build.

Weapons
Weapon Name
Acquisition Point
Stat Req (St/Dex/In/Fa)
Notes
Club
Starter Weapon
10/0/0/0

Shortsword
Undead Burg. Drops from enemies.
8/10/0/0
First Primary
Shortbow
Undead Burg. Buy from Merchant for 1000.
7/12/0/0
Sole purpose is aiming Lightning Spear at Bridge Wyvern.
Longsword
Undead Burg. Drops from enemies.
10/10/0/0
Second Primary
Drake Sword
Undead Burg. Use Lightning Spear to shoot off Bridge Wyvern's tail.
16/10/0/0
Optional
Claymore
Undead Burg. On a corpse on the bridge where the Bridge Wyvern is.
16/10/0/0
Third Primary
Black Knight Sword
Drops from Black Knights wielding this weapon.
20/18/0/0
Final Weapon for this build.
Shields
Shield Name
Acquisition Point
Stat Req (St/Dex/In/Fa)
Notes
Plank Shield
Starter Shield
7/0/0/0

Hollow Knight's Shield
Undead Burg. Drops from enemies.
11/0/0/0
First Primary Shield. Acquire as soon as possible.
Knight Shield
Undead Parish. On a corpse guarded by an Elite Undead Knight.
10/0/0/0
Second Primary.
Black Knight Shield
Drops from Black Knights.
16/0/0/0
Final Shield
Talismans
Name
Acquisition Point
Notes
Talisman
Firelink Shrine; down elevator shaft and in the treasure chest.
Good Talisman for now.
Sunlight Talisman
Kill Solaire of Astora.
Boosts Miracle Damage the best. Kill him AFTER you've gotten Great Lightning Spear. You need him alive to help get some sunlight medals for the necessary rank to get Great Lightning Spear.
Rings

Name

Acquisition Point

Notes

Blue Tearstone Ring
Undead Burg
Boosts defense by 50% when health is less than 20%. Find it on a corpse after killing your first Black Knight.
Ring of the Sun's Firstborn
Anor Londo
Boosts Miracle power by 20%. Necessary ring for this build.
Hornet Ring
Great Grey Wolf Sif treasure area behind gravestone
Boosts Backstab and Riposte power by 50%. Makes all that skillful timing even more effective.
Ring of Favor and Protection
Kill Lautrec
20% boost to Max HP, Max Stamina, and Max Equip Load. Permanent ring. Breaks if you remove it.
Armor Sets
Since this build starts off with Deprived, you have no starter armor.
Armor Set
Acquisition Point
Weight
Defense
Normal/Strike/Slash/Pierce
Notes
Hollow Soldier Armor
Undead Burg mostly. Drops from enemies.
12.3
49/49/54.4/43.1
Get this as soon as you can. 3/4ths of first set.
Chain (Leather Gloves)
Buy from Undead Merchant Male in Undead Burg.
3.6
12/12/14.4/11.6
That missing fourth armor piece to have you fully covered.
Elite Knight Armor
Darkwood Marsh on a corpse guarded by Ents and Stone Giants.
26.8
91/88/107/91
Second set. Get it after finding the bonfire near Andre of Astora.
Silver Knight Armor
Anor Londo; in chest guarded by a Silver Knight.
28.8
101/96/117/100
Third set.
Black Knight Armor
Kiln of the First Flame, on a body hanging from one of the beams.
31
134/128/148/132
Final Set.
Magic and Miracles

Miracles:

Name
Description
Slots
Uses
Faith Req
Acquired From
Cost
Type
Heal
Recovers your health.
1
5
12
Petrus of Thoroland
4,000 Souls
Self Heal
Lightning Spear
Hurl a spear that deals lightning damage. Scales with Faith.
1
10
20
Join Covenant: Warrior of Sunlight
-
Ranged Attack
Great Lightning Spear
Hurl a larger spear to deal More lightning damage. Scales with Faith.
1
10
30
Rank 1 of Warrior of Sunlight
-
Ranged Attack
Sunlight Spear
Hurl Gwyn's powerful bolts. Must be in Warrior of Sunlight Covenant to use.
2
5
50
Rank 1 of Warrior of Sunlight and offer Gwyn's soul to the broken alter.
-
Ranged Attack



    • Alternate weapon to the longsword12 Apr 2016 13:58

      I found a good alternate if you're skilled enough is to steal Astora's Straight Sword off of the rotting dragon in the valley of drakes, since it actually uses faith as a stat and has a low strength score it is a very easy weapon to use in this build until other options are finally available

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