|Build summary||Bring A Discarded Weapon Back To Life.|
|Recommended starting class(es)||Priest|
|Recommended Soul Level||90|
Recommended stats (Leave at default (**) if not raised)
Left Hand: Adjuticator's Shield +5/ Talisman of Beasts
Due to Bramd's punishing weight, you dont have many options in terms of armor. I prefer the shaman's set with the officials cap. It's aesthetically intimidating and you wont be taking many hits anyway.
Rings(Body): Ring of Great Strength(Required)/Eternal Warrior's Ring/Ring of Magical Nature(Allows you to throw in a poison cloud for drawn out sessions or after a backstab.)
Rings(Soul): Ring of Great Strength(Required)/Cling Ring
Don't even worry about the Foe's Ring… you will be out-damaging anyone you invade. You will kill any hosts' Blue Phantom in one shot. If by some chance they survive… they will start panic-rolling to heal anyway, then they're all yours.
|Gameplay tips and progression||
This is not a 120 PVP build. The PVP community has deteriorated to 80% cursed uchigatana's and 20% Lighted BBS… So stick around SL 90. You'll see a much wider spread of builds at this level… Not every player you fight will try to manipulate your slow move-set and backstab you.
Get your magic to 10 to learn curse weapon and poison cloud, then delevel it back to base. You'll be using a broken ToB so curse weapon wont hinder you much at all, and your ADJ Shield will cancel the health loss anyway.
The only stat that really requires any explanation is the 36 Strength oddly enough. 36 Strength not only allows you to one-hand your Bramd(which you should not one-hand unless you're invading in 2-1 and someone is trying to hit you with God's Wrath off his elevator, in which case you have every right to smack that dude off the platform with the one-handed R1) but it is also when Bramd completely stops getting stat gains. I believe you'll be topping of at 394 AR. From 36 STR to 66 STR… Bramd gains around 14 attack rating. Hence why SL 120 is inefficient. A cursed Sharp Uchigatana +5/ Crushing MH+5 with 45 DEX/STR will tear you apart. You will hit for say 600 dmg in bursts, but someone experienced will stunlock you for much more over time.
At SL 90, Bramd is intimidating, deals incredible damage, and surprising, not to mention it will break through every shield in the game in one hit except for the almost never seen-Tower Shield, which takes 2 :) So to the players that try to block me with your DSS…. stop lol. I can't tell you how many players invade my game(ASSUMING I AM A NOOB) as soon as they see Bramd and rush me… only to have me crush them.
Proper timing will have an uchigatana in your 3-hit combo before it gets to you, keep moving, THE ROLLING AOE ATTACK IS YOUR FRIEND. Once you get comfortable you'll be rolling through the Dragonbone Smasher's Running Strike and backstabbing them with a cursed Bramd in no time!!!!
Ziz' Bramd Build (SL 90)