Phosphorescent Mage (SL 120)
rating: +3+x

Build summary A PVP mage that deals strong magic damage with spells and the Phosphorescent Pole. Massive MP regen.
Recommended starting class(es) Royal
Recommended Soul Level

Recommended stats (Leave at default (**) if not raised)

Vitality 45-50
Will/Intelligence 30
Endurance 25-28
Strength 20
Dexterity 16
Magic 45-50
Faith 18
Luck **
Recommended equipment

Armor- Head: Monk's Head Collar (for magic damage increase)
Armor-body: Sage's Set (for magic defense increase)

Left hand weapon 1: Talisman of Beasts
Left hand weapon 2: Insanity Catalyst

Right hand weapon 1: PHOSPORESCENT POLE +5
Right hand weapon 2: Kris Blade +5

Recommended spells/miracles

I select my spells in the following order:

Second Chance
Ignite
Soul Ray
Death Cloud… or Cloak + Poison Cloud (for invading)

Rings

(Defending)
Eternal Warrior's Ring (Stamina regen. for rolling and attacking)
Ring of Magical Sharpness

(Invading)
Cling Ring
Foe's Ring

Gameplay tips and progression

The Phosphorescent Pole is, I believe, the best choice of weapon for a mage in Demon’s Souls. Fully upgraded, its magic damage from two-handed melee strikes will completely drain most invader’s health bars with a full chain attack. 2-3 strikes spells quick death for low vit. mages weak to magic damage. Now you can laugh when noobs invade and cast warding; the Phos. Pole rips through physical defense buffs.

The most mysterious feature of the Phos. Pole is its mana regeneration capabilities. 1 mp per. second. Soul Ray, your bread and butter spell for PVP, is only 15mp. That is 15 seconds real time to regenerate. How many times have you died as a mage because you were backstabbed while using spice? Using this weapon dedicatedly when going through the levels DRASTICALLY reduces your dependence on spice.

A Moon Scythe or Moon Mirdan Hammer will do more damage in PVP (and have a slightly longer ranger than the Phos. Pole, I think). However, I still like the Phos. Pole over these weapons. In addition to previously listed benefits, the Phos. Pole is more faithful to the idea of a true mage. My idea for this character is not so much total PVP domination but rather having the ability to put up a good fight as an unusual and difficult to master build.

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