Started as a knight, killed the merchant on ACCIDENT before getting the bow, so no drake sword for me early on(I heard about it BEFORE release! BEFORE! I didn't evem watch any youtube videos!), killed Lautrec becuase I heard he was a pain in the butt later on in the game. Oh, and I believe I grabbed "divine blessing" as my gift, thinking it was something infinite or replenished at every bonfire or something. I had no idea where pyromancer flames came from. I upgraded a greataxe to +3 then a halberd to +3. Eventually got arrows for a bow and got my drake sword. I'd go back and forth between those. I though dodging was USELESS, mostly because I did NOT want to give up my knight armor. I put points into resistance, faith, dex, end, vit, str, etc. I think I raised faith in hopes to heal in the future, but never had enough souls on me to buy the miracles, mostly because I'd die on my way back to firelink. I didn't parry or backstab even though my friend showed me and told me it was super fun. I denied him saying "tanking is fun." Which it still is. (On my finally GOOD tank, I hate trying to parry qwyn. I got one off, couldn't get my 2nd one. I was going to 2 shot him) I didn't beat the game until recently, but it was my 7th or 8th character, and I could have beat him on 2 characters before. My first character I quit after my friend said Lautrec dropped good items if you killed him LATER rather than SOONER. I then made a pyromancer based of intelligence. Then I made ONE more character, then moved on. Now I'm back, and here's a wiki! Whoo!