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Swordmage PVP Build

by executed1121

Style of Play: Invincible, aggressive and relentless sword and spell wielder, who during battle forces opponent to open up for riposte, run for a backstab or deplete stamina opening up to a 6 hit combo. Beware, this build will make your avatar receive countless hate mail calling you a sly cheapshotter but as Sun Tzu said "All war is based on deception". To lessen the hate mail unequip the ring of fog.

Stats (SL120) :
  • Vitality: 20
  • Attunement: 23 (If you want 6 slots, If not, stop at 5 slots and pump more Endurance)
  • Endurance: 45 (You want to be able to pull together big combos)
  • Strength: 16 (Unnecessary but to progress in the game you would need to at 1 point wield the Drake Sword)
  • Dexterity: 14
  • Resistance: 8
  • Intelligence: 60
  • Faith: 12

Equipment: (Whenever you can, you should try and max the + on all your equip. This is my set-up, feel free to change it up a bit. Also, armor is highly irrelevant for this build so you can wear whatever is lightest and looks cool, but just to be safe equip decent light gear)
  • Head: Crown of the Great Lord
  • Chest: Gold-Hemmed Black Cloak
  • Hands: Gold-Hemmed Black Gloves
  • Legs: Antiquated Skirt
  • Ring 1: Ring of Fog (Makes opponent unable to lock on to you pre-patch 1.05)
  • Ring 2: Hornet Ring (Boosts your Critical damage)
  • R hand 1: +5 Moonlight Greatsword (Though your main objective is to backstab or riposte, this is perfect for your stats, the size of it helps too as it keeps them staggered when you pull off a combo)
  • R hand 2: Izalith Catalyst
  • L hand 1: Velka's Talisman
  • L hand 2: Crest Shield +5

Spells and Miracles:
  • Strong Magic Shield (This spell turns you 100% invincible for the duration as long as shield is equipped, no need to block at all)
  • Crystal Homing Soul Mass (Forces opponents to back up and roll or start running away)
  • Crystal Soul Spear (Handy for targeting opponents who are healing/ using Estus if you're invading)
  • Heal (For invaders, cast Crystal Homing then Heal so they won't dare interrupt it)
  • Great Soul Arrow (Use to make them expect a lightweight sorcerer, in other words, trick them before unleashing hell)
  • Force (Personally, I consider it a great achievement if i push someone off a cliff/bridge with this)

Dont rely on this build for too long, the 1.04 patch fixes the SMS Issue, as well as the Ring of Fog, essentially breaking this build as it is centered around a glitch anyway. Players expecting to cheese battles down the road may want to be aware of this.


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