HumperdinksGarlVinlandbuild
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Build summary
Recommended starting class(es)
Recommended Soul Level **

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

Vitality 44
Will/Intelligence 15
Endurance 50
Strength 36
Dexterity 12
Magic 6
Faith 50
Luck 7
Recommended equipment

Armor:Full Dark Silver Set
Weapon: Bramd
Shield: DSS+5

Rings: Body form
Ring of Great Strength/Ring of Magical Dullness

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.

Recommended spells/miracles

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.
You see, even Vinland hates grassers!

One other thing, while I'm not sure about, I wanted to mention.
The two times I wore full Dark Silver set, it ignited Vinland into a rage. He not only kept trying to walk back towards Lady A., but never one handed the bramd, making it extremely difficult to parry him. Usually, not only does he not cast Second Chance but rarely have I seen him two handing the bramd. While I usually use fatal estoc in parrying him, regardless whether it's NG or NG++++++,wearing dark silver set for some reason made his psycho, It could just be coincidence,so let me know if you've experienced this too,.

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.
The stats I used are what I feel, are closest to what this man possesses-Strength to wield the heaviest weapon in game, with high magic defense armor, leading me to believe he is high in faith.

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.
The great thing about Fatal upgraded weapons is that its backstab bonus is derived from special effects, not dex stat. Yes, you could increase fatal's poking damage based on your dex stat, but the reposite and backstab damage really has no connection to how high your dex is.
For those who use this caliber of build be aware that fire spells, dragon weapons even at the SL120+ range will hurt. Fatal are the worst as wearing this armor and getting stabbed with a fatal estoc, is like being completely naked. This armor does not decrease damage from fatal(unless you cast warding, which decreases all backstab damage)

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:)

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