So. I have 200k souls. To go STR based, or DEX based?

#1 Posted by lschell (6 posts) -

My endurance is 30, and vitality at 20. I kept my dex and strength at 18. That seems to be the maxing point if you would max one and keep the other at 18. I hear great things about both... However, I simply cannot decide. At first I was all about dex, until I faced some people with Havel's armor/Black Knight axe that just wrecked me.

Which is another thing. I seem to be missing out on all the good strength weapons. Didnt get the Asylum hammer, didnt get the demon axe (A scaling weapon), and I fought the three black knights I know, didnt get a black knight weapon. Now unless I can fight an unlimited supply of black knights late game to try to get the Black Knight axe, I see a problem.

Then there are some that say mixing a little pyromancy works wonders.

Helppp :O

#2 Posted by Jimmi (166 posts) -

Try whatever sounds the coolest. First runs aren't about getting it perfect, and it's not like you won't be able to beat the game if you go one way or the other.

#3 Posted by White (1341 posts) -

You could go max dex and DUAL WIELD FREAKING CROSSBOWS D=

#4 Posted by Immuniity (241 posts) -

Its up to what you want to use and your play style.

STR = Faster attack animation

DEX = Faster movement speed

Now, look at your weapon. Now back at this post. Now at the weapon. Scroll to the stats screen of the weapon you like and look for (i think its called) ParamBonus. This is on the left side and should be letters (C, D , E etc) not numbers (which is on the right side and thats how much you need to weild it). Your weapon will have a letter associated with how much it scales with a certain stat. If next to the str icon is a B and thats the only one with any letter, then you want to invest STR as that is what the weapon is scaling from. Chances are your weapon will be scaling from both STR and DEX so try to keep them fairly balanced (unless they scale differently, then throw in a suitable coefficient).

Incidentally, this is why the drake sword is bad late game. You'll notice it scales from nothing.

#5 Posted by Jeffsekai (7027 posts) -

@Immuniity said:

Its up to what you want to use and your play style.

STR = Faster attack animation

DEX = Faster movement speed

Now, look at your weapon. Now back at this post. Now at the weapon. Scroll to the stats screen of the weapon you like and look for (i think its called) ParamBonus. This is on the left side and should be letters (C, D , E etc) not numbers (which is on the right side and thats how much you need to weild it). Your weapon will have a letter associated with how much it scales with a certain stat. If next to the str icon is a B and thats the only one with any letter, then you want to invest STR as that is what the weapon is scaling from. Chances are your weapon will be scaling from both STR and DEX so try to keep them fairly balanced (unless they scale differently, then throw in a suitable coefficient).

Incidentally, this is why the drake sword is bad late game. You'll notice it scales from nothing.

How much STR do you need to start seeing faster attack animations? For instance the Black Knight Sword needs 20 STR to even wield it, so how much more would I need so it's faster.

#6 Posted by QuickThumbs (12 posts) -

@Immuniity: Thanks for that info! I had no idea about the scaling deal with weapons.

#7 Posted by Immuniity (241 posts) -

@Jeffsekai:

You will not notice the difference between say, 20 str and 21 str speed. However it all goes towards it. I cant give you an exact number, i doubt its deciphered just yet.

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