Samurai Ultimus
rating: +1+x

Build summary The gloves come off…-SIX- unique playstyles!
Recommended starting class(es) Knight
Recommended Soul Level 120

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

Vitality 29/25/23/44/26/25
Will/Intelligence 30/18/15/15/40/18
Endurance 40
Strength 18/34/29/18/18/34
Dexterity 50/50/40/50/13/50
Magic **/**/30/**/40/**
Faith 16/16/16/16/16/16
Luck **
Recommended equipment

Character Types

All builds use the Ancient King's/Binded set unless stated otherwise

Type 1: The Duelist

  • Left 1: Dark Silver Shield +5
  • Left 2: Talisman of Beasts
  • Right 1: Sharp Uchigatana +5/Hiltless +5
  • Right 2: Fatal Winged Spear +5
  • Rings(Body): Regenerator's Ring, Eternal Warrior's Ring
  • Rings(Soul): Cling/Regenerator's/Eternal Warrior's Ring, Friend's/Foes Ring

Type 2: The Demon

  • Left 1: Adjudicator's Shield +5
  • Left 2: Talisman of Beasts
  • Right 1: Quality Uchigatana +5
  • Right 2: Quality Mirdan Hammer +5
  • Rings(Body): Regenerator's Ring, Eternal Warrior's Ring
  • Rings(Soul): Cling/Regenerator's/Eternal Warrior's Ring, Friend's/Foe's Ring

Type 3: The Illuminated

  • Left 1: Insanity Catalyst
  • Left 2: Adjudicator's Shield +5
  • Right 1: Quality Uchigatana +5
  • Right 2: Talisman of God
  • Rings(Body): Regenerator's Ring, Eternal Warrior's Ring
  • Rings(Soul): Cling/Regenerator's/Eternal Warrior's Ring, Friend's/Foe's Ring

Type 4: The Dervish

  • Left 1: Sharp Uchigatana +5/Hiltless +5
  • Left 2: Talisman of Beasts
  • Right 1: Sharp Uchigatana +5/Hiltless +5
  • Right 2: Fatal Winged Spear +5
  • Rings(Body-Stealth): Thief's Ring, Graverobber's Ring
  • Rings(Soul-Stealth): Cling Ring, Thief's Ring
  • Rings(Body- No Stealth): Regenerator's Ring, Eternal Warrior's Ring
  • Rings(Soul- No Stealth): Cling/Regenerator's/Eternal Warrior's Ring, Friend's/Foe's Ring

Type 5: The Oracle

Use the Monk's Head Collar

  • Left 1: Talisman of Beasts
  • Left 2: Dark Silver Shield +5
  • Right 1: Kris Blade +5
  • Right 2: Moon Uchigatana +5
  • Rings(Body): Fragrant Ring, Ring of Magical Sharpness
  • Rings(Soul): Ring of Magical Sharpness, Friend's/Foe's Ring

Type 6: The Psycho

  • Left 1: Morion Blade
  • Left 2: Talisman of Beasts
  • Right 1: Quality Uchigatana +5
  • Right 2: Magic Sword "Makoto" +5
  • Rings(Body): Clever Rat's Ring, Dull Rat's Ring
  • Rings(Soul): Clever Rat's Ring, Friend's/Foe's Ring
Recommended spells/miracles

Spells

  • Type 1: Warding, Cursed Weapon
  • Type 2: Cursed Weapon
  • Type 3: Light Weapon
  • Type 4: Warding
  • Type 5: Fireball, Firespray, Ignite, Soul Ray
  • Type 6: Cursed Weapon

Miracles

All types have Second Chance as a miracle

  • God's Wrath
Gameplay tips and progression

Gameplay Tips

Type 1: The Duelist

Damage Stats

Actual attack damage will vary based on opponent's defense, World Tendency, and Character Tendency

Ring bonus only applies to online play

Sharp Uchigatana +5
Normal AR (2H), Body Form 328(332)
Normal AR (2H), Soul Form w/ ring 393.6(398.4)
"Cursed" AR (2H), Body Form 492(498)
"Cursed" AR (2H), Soul Form w/ ring 590.4(597.6)
Hiltless +5
Normal AR (2H), Body Form 349(353)
Normal AR (2H), Soul Form w/ ring 418.8(423.6)
"Cursed" AR (2H), Body Form 523.5(529.5)
"Cursed" AR (2H), Soul Form w/ ring 628.2(635.4)
Fatal Winged Spear +5
AR (2H), Body Form 227(231)
AR (2H), Soul Form w/ring 272.4(277.2)

Personally, this is the type I use. It might not have as much attack power as most dexterity builds (due to the lack of a second uchi in the left hand), but it still is a force to be reckoned with. The relatively-low Vitality makes this build more for evasion than damage soaking, but the DSS soaks up physical and spell damage, and the Ancient King's set will soak up the fire damage that might be a hassle to you (The 70% reduction to fire with the DSS already stops most flame attacks cold). Warding is far more useful in PvE than PvP, but it is still a good fallback for when Second Chance is cracked. Also, thanks to the Regenerator's Ring, you can cast Cursed Weapon with the cracked ToB and not worry too much about HP loss (With the Regenerator's ring, the HP loss is nullified into actual HP Regen, albeit slower). The DSS can set people up for a nasty parry and riposte, a Fatal Winged Spear more than likely cracking SC, or even causing OHKO, in that one, sickly awesome hit, and a cursed uchi can bring some pain as well at those times.

Now, there is one huge (no pun intended, damn Meat Cleaver…-_-) flaw to this build: Magic-imbued heavy weapons. I mean sure, getting hit by a fire weapon without the dark silver shield up will hurt a ton, but this beyond-evil tactic will wreck this build and tear it a new one. If you want to ruin my day, come at me with any heavy weapon, and light weapon enchanted on it. The physical damage of such weapons will EASILY shatter the guard of the DSS, leaving the magic damage cutting right through the low Faith score of this build, that lovely, all-important HP bar, and, more than likely, Second Chance…Ouch. As such, it's better to play keep-away with these jerks, get in a few hits (or a ballsy parry), and get the hell out of there before you find yourself butchered.

Another thing to watch out for is people who use Warding. Not many people use it instead of Second Chance (at least, not many I see), but it absolutely WRECKS physical attack builds like this one if caught unprepared. Paired with regeneration equipment, this can spell doom if you rush in recklessly. It's better to play more keep-away, and slam them once Warding fades out, seeing as most melee-oriented builds only have enough MP to cast Second Chance once, or Warding Twice, without having to spice.

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