|Build summary||Pvp build for use of Istarelle|
|Recommended starting class(es)||Temple Knight (Priest for Minimalist)|
|Recommended Soul Level||122|
Recommended stats (Leave at default (**) if not raised)
|Vitality||50 | 79 | 84|
|Will/Intelligence||15 | 14 | 11|
|Endurance||40 | 35 | 35|
|Strength||18 | 16 | 16|
|Dexterity||18 | 18 | 8|
|Magic||6 | 6 | 8|
|Faith||50 | 30 | 30|
|Luck||292 | 256 | 234|
Note: Luck should not be raised (from 7) & Instead of posting ** or 7 I' have scribbled in the 1H AR (of Istarelle) that you can expect from the different variations
Note: If you're using 11 int you'll need to have Silver Circlet equipped, if there's a hat you're particularly passionate about you may raise you intellect to 15 to wear it.
If you're interested in the 30stamina variant which can be effective you'll want to invest in armor sets that do not further impair your stamina regeneration. The best of which happen to be gender specific and are Ancient King's & Binding sets. For more information on this see Stamina.
Spells Note: Spells will be doing awful damage but will still be useful in nature, firespray may cause evasive/defensive players to turn aggressive, soulray can interrupt grassing & warding will allow you to have greater defense temporarily vs physical builds if your SC has cracked.
|Gameplay tips and progression||
I am not especially knowledgeable of spear class weapons, but I've had great success with the Maxistarelle stat set-up. I'm still learning the spear swing set, range & best methods of practice but so far my main insight to the build is that chosing your backup weapon carefully & making good use of both 1 & 2-handed grips is essential in bringing the versatility required to beat a veteran foe. Due to the low weight of the weapon a great weapon & two shields can be used as backups when low on hp or uncertain of a foes' strengths. Turtling is a must vs mages, but as far as foes go they seem to be at a great disadvantage vs this build. Be careful about how & who you turtle against. Be vigilant of parries & roll-bsing, executing & avoiding these are equally as important & will play a major roll in your fights vs more learned duelists.
Really haven't testing this build thoroughly as of yet, but the first variation shows some promise… The build may be versatile by incorporating the strengths of a regular faith build. ToB/G can be swapped out with Adjudicator Shield after SC is cast as well as a backup blessed weapon can be used to regain all the regen & damage qualities.
This is another build using less popular weapons, however as far as ridiculous uniques go the Istarelle seems to have real potential besides the low damage the requirements aren't all too demanding & the low weight allows for Great Weapons &/or multiple/heavy shields to be used.