OminousSquaffle wrote:Honestly, I haven't done a 40/40 build in a while since I personally find it's not worth it. There are several very good weapons that could benefit from the 40 strength but all of them weigh so much you'd have to pour another 8-10 points into endurance just to be able to use them & fast roll.
I'd drop it to a 28/40 build. Across the span of 6-7 quality builds the only "big" weapons that I'd found were worth it were the Zweihander (or greatsword) and the Murakumo. This isn't counting claymores/the OGS/etc since I don't consider them BIG.
http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=292638952778876190 this is my primary quality build. It's 50% fun, 25% looks and 25% functionality but it's certainly viable. The 45 dex isn't a necessity, I just do it because I love muh pyros and the difference in casting speed between 40 and 45 dex has saved my life multiple times.
Honestly, I agree with you that very low poise is borderline impossible to run, so I keep the wolf ring on most of the time. I have gotten pretty good at menu swapping though so I keep the red tearstone directly above and the DWGR directly below in my inventory. Red tearstone is for those epic last stand kills, DWGR is for getting the bajeezus away from spawncamping gankers.
Ya, once I "converted" it to mine by changing the equipment, it seems like a very similar build. Just take the 12 points out of strength and put them into more health and pyro. I'm actually thinking of moving away from the pyro and swapping for a composite bow. Nice build though.
Potential composite: http://mmdks.com/3hzr
It makes me really want to be able to swap for leo, cause it'd be useful on all the weapons.
kazumoshi wrote: I believe he wants something he can effectively Ringswap on.
http://mmdks.com/3hyy This is what I could muster.
+Decent HP without Mother's Mask
+Complete Freedom of secondary ring choice
+Looks alright in game.
-Low defenses (Elementals are pretty good though)
Very nice, I played fashion souls with it a bit and got this: http://mmdks.com/3hzt
No worries about defence, they're all better than my second build. It annoys me that it's just under 1500 but I'll take a look at it in game and see if I like the look.
I do love the possibility of putting in leo ring with the composite bow, cause now it'll work for all three weapons. And now with wolf I'd break 76 which is great. This is what I'm leaning towards if I like the look enough.
If you're going to pull FaP, he could just use my build w/o it and have over 40 poise.
Barely less defense and 20 less hp. If he were to alter his stats he could easily have more, too. You snuck 5 points into endurance, a lot into vitality, pulled str and even an attunement slot. If I get to do that, I can make it more ridiculous:
I didn't really mention it in the first post, but I very much play fashion souls. So I can't do waistcloth and try to avoid mother mask if possible, though I can just barely accept it if it matches well (like the dark armor/favor gauntlets/knight leggings setup).
I'd also like to leave wolf ring out if I'm dropping below 56 (maybe 53). Ideal is 36 with a ring slot open so I can go to 76 if I'm not swapping rings.
Of course thanks for taking the time though.