|Build summary||Dexterity build utilizing Light Weapon|
|Recommended starting class(es)||Male Temple Knight|
|Recommended Soul Level||124|
Recommended stats (Leave at default (**) if not raised)
LH1: Shield/Weapon of Sharp upgrade path
RH1: Sharp weapon
Sharp weapons you may want to consider are : Uchigatana's, Kilij, Estoc, Winged Spear, War Scythe, Secret Dagger, Claws.
Armor: Old King Doran's. This build has a greater stat requirement than most others, and special considerations were made to keep it in PVP range. Explanation of Vitality and choice of armor are discussed below.
Rings: Cling + Foes/ Friends in soul form.
Miracles: Second Chance
|Gameplay tips and progression||
First and foremost, this is a PVP optimized build. However, it'll do well in PVE because of Light Weapon. Being as enemies in this game are especially sensitive to magical damage, Flamelurker, Tower Knight, Penetrator, and even Allant will be a touch easier.
This build was born both out of my love for katanas, and out of my personal crusade against cracked Curse Weapon, which is
The alternative buff is Light Weapon, one that is usually reserved for the BBS because of its built in magic damage, but it can work great on pure physical weapons too. Through smart stat planning (Hint: i've done it for you) you can build a LW dexterity build that matches the effectiveness of Curse Weapon in several respects, and exceeds it in others.
15 Intelligence; 100mp for Second Chance/ Light Weapon
35 Dexterity: Diminishing returns on Dexterity occurs at 30, but in my testing I found the additional 5 to be helpful. 35 dex gives you 300 AR out of a Sharp Uchigatana, only 25 short of its 50 dex counterpart, and with a powerful buff to boot.
30 Magic: This is where the power of Light Weapon comes from, 30 Magic is the point of diminishing return for Light Weapon casted by an Insanity Catalyst (Which is so much stronger than Light Weapon from Talisman of Beasts, please don't use that)
16 Faith: 2 Miracle slots for Second Chance, standard.
Summary: This is a very precise, streamlined build designed to output the most damage possible, without making defensive sacrifices. It is setup with enough vitality to survive one of the scariest spam weapons in the game (Kilij) without losing the offensive power which makes it so great, the deadliness of pushlock also can't be emphasized enough, and is truly where this build goes head and shoulders above curse weapon.
Take home points that can be applied elsewhere: Loss of vitality can be offset somewhat by strong armor, not so useless after all!
Nyxd's LW Dexterity Build