|Build summary||A simple faith build designed to be versatile and effective. Slays other faith builds if played right.|
|Recommended starting class(es)||Knight, temple knight, royal|
|Recommended Soul Level||**|
Recommended stats (Leave at default (**) if not raised)
If you choose to have spells:
|Gameplay tips and progression||
The strategies are simple:
Use the moveset of your chosen blessed weapon to the best of your ability. Northern Regalia is in your arsenal to combat other faith builds or aggressive opponents that you can parry. Fighting another faith build will be incredibly easy if you can parry them or backstab them with NR because of the physical damage it puts out. You can riposte with the "smaller" blessed weapons, the most powerful of which will probably be the Crescent Axe (req's only 16 STR and 12 DEX) or the Claymore (20 STR), which will make up for the battles between white and black soul tendency (NR's damage is pathetic at neutral tendency).
You can tear BBS users apart if you have the guts, your body, and the right equipment. With the DSS and magical dullness, your magical defense should be about 350. Wanna push it even higher so you can eat a BBS combo no problem? Equip the Rune Sword+5 as a right hand weapon for +60 magdef and you can try to parry them without much fear of death, light weapon or not. You won't be able to use it effectively, but you can switch your right hand weapon for the riposte, a strategy that pays off very well. This strategy will also pay off against faith builds, but with 350 magdef, their damage is already mitigated. Regen from a blessed weapon is a bit more useful in this scenario, but it's your call.
Astrichthyes' Faith Build (SL 118-128)