Meat Cleaver Versitility
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Build summary Meat Cleaver build just a little more versatile
Recommended starting class(es) Temple Knight
Recommended Soul Level

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

Vitality 40
Will/Intelligence 18
Endurance 40
Strength 26
Dexterity 39
Magic **
Faith 16
Luck **
Recommended equipment


  • Meat Cleaver (Same Move set as the great axe and is enchantable)
  • Dragon Bone Smasher +5 (Good For Knocking Opponents Down)
  • Sharp Kilij +5 (Since this build has fairly decent Dexterity)
  • Sharp Uchigatana +5 (Preferably two)
  • Sharp War Sais +5 (For a Mirdan Hammer Style Moveset)
  • Baby's Nail (You know when your PvPing and a BP just won't stop rolling and eating grass this is when this comes in handy)
  • Morion Blade (Not required but will be very usefull since you'll mostly be two handing your weapons)
  • Talisman Of Beasts (Without Stat Req for Cracked ToB)


  • Eternal Warriors Ring (DB Smasher takes a lot of stamina)
  • Clever Rats Ring (If you don't want Morion Blade or you Wish to stack it)
  • Dull Rats Ring (A life saver if you don't wish to use the Eternal Warriors ring)

Just like and other build

  • Ancient King Set (Males)
  • Binded Armor (Females)
  • Assassin's Mask (Lets be serious who likes the Ancient King Helmet)
Recommended spells/miracles
  • Curse Weapon
  • Second Chance
Gameplay tips and progression
  1. Kill Ostrava and take his key
  2. Kill the phalanx
  3. Head over to 4-1 grab the Crescent Falcion and the extra Talisman Of God
  4. Beat 4-1 keep the Swollen soul
  5. (Ignore this step if your Male) Go to 1-1 go to where Executioner Miralda is block her attacks run down stairs start walking across a beam CAREFULLY! she will fall to her death safely walk back across if you die its ok just go back she will still be dead assuming she fell off RELOAD YOUR PROFILE go to where she spawns and theirs your Binded armor!
  6. Go beat 2-1 and 2-2 (Don't Die! your going to need the Pure white World tendency here) also grab the Club from where patches and the Filthy Man are alternatively you could buy one from the Dregling Merchant in 1-2 or 1-3
  7. Once you have beaten Flame Lurker (Keeping his soul) dump your souls into strength so you have at least 30 before going for Dragon God
  8. Assuming you haven't died you should be a Pure White World Tendency instead of heading to your normal path grab the DB Smasher to the left
  9. Kill Dragon God start spending more souls on End and Vit since you already have 30 Strength
  10. Head over to 1-1 and kill Old King Doran with the DB Smasher just keep backstabbing him every time you do that his voice should reset when he says what a great knight you are wait and he should start repeating his first lines that's when you continue backstabbing him soon he will be dead take his armor and Demon Brand
  11. Go now and forge the Meat Cleaver from the club at 2-2 make sure you gave ED your Red Hot Demon's Soul this will make Man Eater easy just spam R1 and Man Eater CANT KNOCK YOU DOWN
  12. Next Tackle Latria Grab the Wooden Catalyst near the archstone (Make sure before completely finishing the boss off with your DB Smasher you grab the Baby's Nail behind the Altar)
  13. Beat 3-2 (Grab the Gold Mask) and head over to 3-3 kill the monk boss/Invader (Use the listed DB Smasher moves below)
  14. Head to good old ED in 2-1 have him forge you and Insanity Catalyst from your Wooden Catalyst from 3-1
  15. Now head over to 4-1 again and head to the crow girl use your extra Talisman and Gold Mask (you could use the duping colorless souls method and get 5 souls)
  16. Go down to Ed DB Smasher to +5
  17. Beat 4-2 get Second Chance from Saint Urbain
  18. Beat 1-2 and 1-3 get Light Weapon from Sage Freke

Now you should have most if not all your equipment!

Moves you will use a lot
DB Smasher:
The good old two handed run attack guaranteed to send your enemies flying
Sprint R1
After you knock them back use your two handed R2 attack to finish them off while they get up if not already dead
Meat Cleaver:
R1 Spam the move set from this prevents you from staggering from being hit while attacking be weary about your stamina using this will COMPLETELY DRAIN YOUR STAMINA leaving you open for a Backstab this move works well against those lame guys in 5-1 and 5-2 you know the lame guys with fire sticks and those giant depraved ones
The Infamous Roll Spam
Simply Roll and press R1 Over and Over


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