|Build summary||A fun build for the most fearsome axe for the most skilled warriors.|
|Recommended starting class(es)||Priest|
|Recommended Soul Level|
Recommended stats (Leave at default (**) if not raised)
Right Hand Weapon 1: Dozer Axe
Armor: Anything light. I'd suggest wizard's set.
|Gameplay tips and progression||
Vitality: 50 - Get this to 40, then make sure your other stats are good before proceeding to 50. You want vitality comfortable, but not too high until you are happy with the rest of your stats and don't want to be deleveled.
Intelligence: 15 - This is needed to cast Second chance unless you wear the silver coronet.
Endurance: 40 - Allows a 2-handed 1-2-3 combo from the axe (which should rarely be used in pvp) or a 1-2 combo with rolling and running. It is also quite necessary to increase endurance pretty high due to the large weight of the Dozer Axe (22.0).
Strength: 30 - Feel free to drop this to 20 and two-hand the axe, but 30 is optimal as it will allow you to riposte with the axe and is also handy for switching to crushing weapons.
Dexterity: 8 - Sticking to this build, you want as low dexterity as possible to allow more freedom with your Soul Levels. Choosing a Priest class sets all of your levels perfect for the build, especially by having the lowest dexterity.
Magic: 35 - Like Vitality, keep this one at about 30 until you are comfortable raising it, but I wouldn't advise going past 35. The Dozer Axe has a base damage of 340, so it's not incredibly powerful alone. Casting light weapon on it with an Insanity Catalyst can put your Attack Rating up to between 500 and 600.
Faith: 16 - Just enough for Second Chance, no more is necessary.
Luck: 8 - Unfortunately this is the base level for priests, but the other base stat allocations are worth the trade-off.
Summary of Build:
First off, let me say this build is described "The most fearsome axe for the most skilled warriors." because it looks very intimidating (especially with light weapon!) but has a difficult move-set to hit players with, just like the Great Axe. The difference between this and a Cursed Great Axe is that a Light Dozer Axe (or "Lozer" for short) only does about 2/3 as much damage. This makes the build more fun than effective, but excels at training players in using the Great Axe, as more skill is necessary to achieve victory.
1. Get the Crescent Falchion +1 in 4-1.
Pros and Cons:
Pros: This build trains players to use the Great Axe with exceptional skill.
Cons: Fairly reliant on Light Weapon.
Lozer SL 122