Ultimate Meat Cleaver
rating: -1+x

Build summary The MC at it's highest potential
Recommended starting class(es) Royalty
Recommended Soul Level 120

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

Vitality 50
Will/Intelligence 18
Endurance 29
Strength 20
Dexterity 30
Magic 30
Faith 16
Luck 7
Recommended equipment

R1 - Meat Cleaver
R2 - Talismen of God
L1 - Dark Silver Shield +5
L2 - Insanity Catalyst

Male Armor Set :(Whatever can keep you unburdened)
Female: Go with the Bind IMO. But whatever you desire is fine, just be sure you can roll quickly!

Ring - Cling Ring (Gotta have lots of Hp in PvP!)
Ring - Dull Rats (Keep you alive for a few more hits. When you enter Dull Rat mode, switch to 1H and use the Meat Cleaver's knockback attack! Then heal!)

If not in Soul Form, you can go with many different options as far as your free ring slot is concerned. I personaly prefer something like Eternal Warriors ring so that you can keep the pressure up on your opponent. But, you can also take a more defensive route and use the Ring of Magical Dullness for more MagDef, since most damage done in PvP will be magical, unless you come across a strength build. The choice really is up to you. I rarely use this build outside of Soul Form.

Recommended spells/miracles

Second Chance
Light Weapon
Poison Cloud

Gameplay tips and progression

The build is designed for PvP. You have just enough stamina to do a full 3 Sweep Combo 2H'd, or two dodge roll pounds. However, when using the MC, you should always try to contain yourself as much as possible, for whenever you attack you are also leaving yourself wide open. Be conservative, yet persistent, in your offense. Stay close to the enemy unless you need to recast Light Weapon. If you do need to recast LW, use the Dark Silver shield to block and then use the 1H knockback attack. This should buy you enough time to recast. If you are knocked out of Second Chance, you can use the same strategy to recast it too.

The ground pound is your greatest weapon, but it's so predictable these days. You really have to predict your opponents next move to really land it. Never use it on your first roll, they'll always dodge as soon as you dodge. Instead, use it on your second or third roll, and try not locking on so that if they dodge away you can point towards them and perhaps hit them with the small AOE it has.

The 3 sweep 2H'd combo has invincibility frames. If you can catch them with swing one or two and they are not too far away from you, finish it out for a nice 700-900 hit combo.

If you can manage to land Poison cloud, great. It keeps the pressure on them to heal, and if you know they're gonna heal, that means there will be a opening in which you can backstab. Backstabs with this build can easily do 800+ damage if LW is in effect.


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