Lozer SL 122
rating: +1+x

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)

Vitality 50
Will/Intelligence 15
Endurance 40
Strength 30
Dexterity **
Magic 35
Faith 16
Luck **
Recommended equipment

Right Hand Weapon 1: Dozer Axe
Right Hand Weapon 2: Talisman of God
Left Hand Weapon 1: Adjudicator's Shield +5 / Dark Silver Shield +5
Left Hand Weapon 2: Insanity Catalyst

Armor: Anything light. I'd suggest wizard's set.

Recommended spells/miracles

Light Weapon
Second Chance

Gameplay tips and progression

Stats Explained:

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.

Game Progression:
I'll only run through the major points, I'm not going to hold your hand through the game.

1. Get the Crescent Falchion +1 in 4-1.
2. Use the Crescent Falchion +1 to obtain the Crushing Battle Axe +1 in 2-1. Continue using the Falchion in world 2 to farm hardstones. Make sure to beat 2-2.
3. Use the meltstone found in 2-1 to return the Crushing Battle Axe +1 to its base state. Upgrade it to a Battle Axe +6 using the hardstones.
4. Head to 4-1 and kill Vanguard to obtain it's Demon Soul.
5. Use the Gray (Vanguard) Demon Soul with Blacksmith Ed to create the Dozer Axe.
6. Hopefully you've gotten Strength to 20 by now, if not, go farm souls in world 4 until you have 20 Strength.
7. Beat world 4, making sure to rescue Saint Urbain. Give him the Old Hero Demon Soul for Second Chance.
8. Beat 1-3 and world 3.
9. Rescue Sage Freke.
10. Learn Light Weapon and make Insanity Catalyst from Blacksmith Ed.

Pros and Cons:

Pros: This build trains players to use the Great Axe with exceptional skill.
Can cut through warding and other physical defense like the Great Axe can't.

Cons: Fairly reliant on Light Weapon.
Lit or unlit, the axe is weak in PVP and against monsters in ng+(onward).

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