How do you guys level typically? In regards to melee, I've read a few different things. One viewpoint is to use your souls mostly for weapon upgrades and just get the stats you really need for weapons. The problem I have with that is I have low vit/end, so then I die too easily.
Another melee tactic is to put most points into strength or dex, and only some in vit/end, and use the rest mostly for weapon upgrades.
Something else I've heard but not tried is int for certain melee weapons. Is that something a caster should do, or is that a pretty good melee build? Seems like you're pigeon-holed into using one type of weapon in that case.
My current characers that I beat the game with are both 2 melee characters. Their stats are:
Lvl 94, 50 hours
Vit - 36
End - 40
Strength - 42
Dex - 19
Weapons - Drake Sword, and Quelaag's Fury Sword +5
Bandit (again? dang.)
Vit - 26
End - 40
Strength - 47
Dex - 20
Weapons - mostly used Drake Sword, Lightning Claymore +5, Lightening Zweihander, and Quelaag's Fury Sword +3.
Are my numbers looking pretty typical? Or is there a lot better way to level and prioritize what points go where?
I'm going to play a caster through for the 3rd go-round. I'm in Anor Londo with him now and he's Lvl 58.
Vit - 20
End - 20
Strength - 16 (for drake sword)
Dex - 12
Int - 37
I think I've messed up by going so full int, and wondering if I should start over or just grind out some Vit/End stats. Magic I'm using is Soul Arrow, Heavy Soul Arrow, and Great Heavy Soul Arrow (I think).
Anyway! Any pointers would be great from some folks that really know what they are doing. My Melee characters have been the easiest to play the game with simply because I put so much into vit/end. My weapons were a little weak, but caught up later. Wondering what to do with my sorc, and I also plan to play a Pyro through too (hopefully).
Thanks for the input!