|Build summary||Like your estoc? Make it fun and skillful =D|
|Recommended starting class(es)||Royalty|
|Recommended Soul Level||125|
Recommended stats (Leave at default (**) if not raised)
|Gameplay tips and progression||
The stats can be distributed differently. You can reduce Magic for more Vitality and Endurance but I like to dish out as much magic damage as I can.
Vitality: 45 Vit will not allow you to survive backstabs from NR but anything weaker than that will allow you to retain some HP before your SC is cracked.
Intelligence: 30 gives you 5 spells; Light Weapon, Firespray and Fireball. It also gives you 100 mp (with Icat) for 5 perfect fireballs hehe
Endurance: I used a female and you can equip all the armour and weaponry stated. It is also enough to roll and land a few hits (strictly few hits to avoid spamming)
Strength: Enough to use the estoc
Dexterity: 257 AR with sharp estoc, said to be the bare minimum. Enough for fatal estoc to ohko on backstabs
Magic: 30 mag or 40 mag? was told there was little difference in damage. Anyway, you need high mag for some serious damage.
Faith: For Second Chance
Luck: Never raised
The sharp estoc is the hardest hitting estoc. Crescent estoc is used as a back up for opponents that use warding and you don't have time to buff. Alternatively, fatal estoc is used as a back up if you want to ohko in backstabs (without opponent using warding).
Insanity Catalyst, although halves your mp (to 100) is powerful to use. Firespray does around 30 dmg which pressures your opponent. Fireball does around 300 damage which quite good when splashing an opponent after wake up.
Talisman of beast is just there to cast Second chance. Nothing more to say
1. Cast Second Chance using Talisman of Beast