Holy Blueblood Swordsman
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Build summary Uses BBS effectively with a decent Faith stat.
Recommended starting class(es) Wanderer (Easier to obtain BBS early in the game)
Recommended Soul Level 140

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

Vitality 32
Will/Intelligence 24
Endurance 30
Strength 30
Dexterity 26
Magic 18
Faith 30
Luck 30
Recommended equipment

Rh1: Blueblood Sword
Rh2: Large Sword of Moonlight or Istralle (I alternate Rh2 with the White Bow when I have to. Otherwise, you can use any blessed weapon +5 or another bow of your choosing)

Lh1: Dark Silver Shield +5 or Large Brushwood Shield +5 (If you use the LBS, then you should alternate some armor to avoid the Ring of Great Strength Diet)
Lh2: Talisman of Beasts

Armor Head: Assassin's Mask
Armor Chest: Gloom Armor or Black Leather (Depending on the shield you prefer using)
Armor Gloves: Raggedy Gloves or Black Gloves (Same reason)
Armor Boots: Raggedy Boots

Rings:
Body Form: Thief's Ring, Eternal Warrior's Ring, Ring of Avarice (For farming)
Soul Form: Thief's Ring, Cling Ring

Recommended spells/miracles

Spell 1: Light Weapon
Spell 2: Warding

Miracle 1: Second Chance
Miracle 2: Evacuate (For farming, can be switched out with whatever miracle you prefer)

Gameplay tips and progression

The stats are the way they are because it is how I personally wanted to continue through the game. You can alter them in any way, just keep in mind the stats needed for the BBS and any weapon that you plan on using. Also, the reason Luck is where its at is because the BBS gets increased power from the Luck stat. There is really no noticeable change after 30, and completely stops after 60.

Okay, time for a quick rundown of this build.

First, if you want to get ahead in this game, then you should attempt to kill the Vanguard during the Tutorial. This will grant you roughly an extra 4500 souls for higher stat increases early on. After completing 1-1, you can either raise your stats or go directly to world 4-1. Make sure that you have at least 5 Turpentines, so that you can make quick work of the skeletons'. Once you reach the first fog gate, take a left and dodge/block the arrow trap on the ground. From here, take a left and head outside to where the dual katana Black Eyed Skeleton is waiting. As long as you have the Thief's Ring equipped. you can strafe behind him and get 1-2 back stabs in. Use Turpentine to make this fight go faster and collect your reward, the Crescent Falochin +1. This weapon is going to be your best friend for a while.

Now you can either choose to finish the level, or go rescue Graverobber Blige and buy a Long Bow from him. I did the latter of the two, and left to go spend my souls on stats. It is good to get your magic and dexterity to 18 early on. Focus on these two because the Wanderer starts off with 9 Magic and 15 Dexterity. With the 18 Magic, your Crescent Falochin should be close to 200 power 1 handed. You can now breeze through the rest of 4-1 with the Crescent Falochin and you can use either a bow or melee to beat the Adjucator. Also in 4-1, make sure that you get both the Adjucator's Shield and the Regenerator's Ring. These will help a lot during the course of world 5.

There are multiple ways you can approach world 5. You can use a combination of the Crescent Falochin and a bow, or with the Crescent Falochin and another Falochin of your choosing. I did the whole of world 5 without stopping, and my weapons were the Crescent Falochin, Kilij +4, Long Bow +3, and the Adjucator's Shield. It is good to have at least 1 weapon that does not have any magical qualities, for Garl Vinland has an extreme amount of magic defense. Make sure that in 5-2, you get the broken sword in the far left hand of the Poison Swamp.( Unless you already have one from a dregling in 1-1). After you are done with 5, you can then dominate 2-1 and 2-2 with your Crescent Falochin, get the Red Hot Demon's Soul, give it to Blacksmith Ed, and BAM; your done with the BBS.

Everything else that you might want to use, you should consult this wiki on where its located and how to get it. Please comment on this Build. Also, special thanks to nick1nintendo, who gave me the idea for the BBS build. This is just my own special variation of it.

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