|Recommended starting class(es)|
|Recommended Soul Level||**|
Recommended stats (Leave at default (**) if not raised)
Armor:Full Dark Silver Set
Rings: Body form
Shield-Dark Silver Shield
Five slots items area; Can equip; five of the following at once: Lotuses, Grindstones, Daggars, kunais, Shard Of arch(tells when you are about to be invaded), firebombs, secret daggars, soul remains. (useful for throwing at games enemies on level, especially if an invader tries to use them as puppets to attack you.
Spells: None, as Vinland doesn't use any.
Miracles-God's Wrath, Second Chance. These two miracles, Garl will use if you take awhile finishing him, he walks backwards towards Lady Astrava to protect her, casting SC once he is in the actual plage infested swamp, or if you continue to grass.
One other thing, while I'm not sure about, I wanted to mention.
For those who say Vinland does not cast SC, either keep grassing, try seeing what he does when wearing full dark silver set, or prolongue the fight, and you will see my man casting god's wrath!!!
|Gameplay tips and progression||
While it is impossible to know exactly what Vinlands stats are, speaking of which because he never does roll, you can't tell whether he has over 99+ endurance which you would need to wear his armor, bramd and DSS), Speaking of which, even with ring of great strength, don't expect to roll quickly. At least with this ring, you'll be able to move, fatroll. Without the ring, you're not going anywhere.
In terms of actually fighting him in game, Two best weapons, in NG to use are dragon MHammer, and fatal estoc(even a +2 in pure white, or white world tendency will take care of him within a couple of hits. After NG, from NG+ on, use fatal +5 estoc with DSS to parry and make quick work of this man.
I chose to make this build a host one, since at SL 140 you won't be able to invade many, if not any players, with exception to red stone duels. As you can see from above, I put down ring of great strength and ring of magic dullness, or plague resistance as the rings to equip. Vinland is in the filthy plague infested area of those creepy plague babies who if you take notice and look carefully, as they are about to die, they stick there middle finger up at you. Kind of reminds me of the movie "Pet Semetary", for those who remember the baby Gage:)