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#1 Posted by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

I've just about wrapped up my first play through but I've been thinking more on everybody's role playing experience as far as character building goes. Let's try something a litte different, Name your character class with 1 to 3 words. Use appropriate adjectives, attributes, and proper nouns of traditional RPG class and prestige class archtypes to properly convey your end-game build or just your build in general.

For example if I'm trying to convey my main build of crazy high ATT, INT, and FTH who can cast huge variety of spells for a given situation. However even with that broad knowledge of magic at my disposal I used hexes for most of the game as it tends to dominate most enemies and bosses. I don't even use melee any more and just wear caster-based cloth armor.

So I'm sort of like a Shadow Sage or something. I thought about going with Dark Sage but that sounds a little racist.

  • Dominates with fast casting Hexes
  • Has full spell knowledge and abilities

Another example? How bout Vinny's build in the last Dark Souls 2 video as a dude in big armor with a huge shield but who also uses poison to stink up the place. Maybe like some sort of Flatulent Centurion?

  • Big armor, big shield, focus on frontal attacks
  • Emits poisonous gas, gross...

It's just basic word association. Not a lot of confidence in people rolling with this concept but what I hell I was bored. I'm sure people have multiple answers if they split focus on PVP and PVE.

#2 Edited by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

Probably The Shaded Ruins just by virtue of me being a magic user having to fight more than one thundercat at a time. They don't use thunder or anything, they're just big humanoid warriors with lion heads and not the friendly Peter Molyneux kind. I could beat them pretty easily with a shortsword and shield or a bunch of spell uses, but I kept getting either backed into a corner or into yet another thundercat. They don't really leash all that much either and will even track you back to the bonfire. Not to mention all those stupid curse jars everywhere! Second hardest would probably be No-Man's Wharf but only until I actually found out how to use torches. Also didn't find the shortcut until a bunch of times through. Other than that everything was pretty manageable with the versatility of spells at my disposal.

And of all the bosses to give me problems the freaking Royal Rat Authority was kicking my ass up down and sideways. His ramming headbutt takes up the entire screen pretty much and I could only dodge it one out of ten times if I'm lucky. And if I couldn't kill all the mobs before the actual fight starts then I'm fucked from poison from the start. I had to get a little creative and just take a guard break on the headbutt and dodge all of his other moves while casting the exploding corpse hex on the corpses in the room which does massive damage. The Darklurker was pretty tough too but I eventually got it with enough patience. He sure did burn through my effigies though. I'm working on the optional bosses right now so that might change.

The Shrine of Amana was rough at first but I got through the casters by casting Strong Magic Shield on my shield to close the distance and kill them with hexes. Those homing Soul Arrows barely make a dent in that and a Lingering Dragon Ring make it last long enough to waste those fools. Dudes hiding in the water weren't a problem against magic. It didn't hurt to have the npc companion either.

#3 Edited by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

Lol yeah I felt it. It happened just at the time I need to get up for work so it kinda worked out for me.

#4 Posted by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

I beat the game with 7 STR and 12 DEX. If you want to experience all the spells then it's possible to get through the game with stats that low. It's worth pumping them up for a shortsword and a large leather shield early since your attunement won't be super high for a while. I don't even use a weapon anymore since my casts and spell power get me through pretty much any area. That's just how I did it because I wanted to have access to all spells. For all I know you want more of a Spellsword build with more strength and endurance for better equipment and not even touch miracles and hexes. They can be pretty awesome though.

#5 Posted by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

Finished the game not too long ago. I went with a Sage build where I've got crazy high Attunement, Intelligence, and Faith with everything else pretty low. It means I can pretty much mix and match any spells to tackle just about any situation but Dark spells got me through most of the game. I have so many casts and do so much damage that I didn't even use a melee weapon anymore. I stuck with caster robes and Archdrake Staff and Chime both +10 and that all took me to the end. Just working on hitting up the optional bosses if I can otherwise I'm ready for a shot at NG+. I would like to fish for better caster gear and upgrades.

#6 Edited by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

Shouldn't this get posted on Comic Vine? To me it looks like a visual interpretation of the effect the Occulus Rift would have on a game like Proteus represented by the frog. The final panel makes it clear that even if it feels cool to play games with something on your face, you still have something on your face. Wait, it's manga style so maybe I'm reading it backwards...

#7 Posted by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

They don't give me that much trouble as a caster. 3 to 4 casts of Dark Orb or Resonant Soul and they're dead before they can even reach me. With Dark Fog I can poison them and just hang back until they die. And if I'm feeling adventurous I can cast Strong Magic Shield on my large leather shield and tank all their hits before counter attacking.

#8 Posted by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

You know if you get at least some pyromancy or sorcery you can pretend you're throwing Hadokens. Dark Souls 2 Street Fighter is basically what I'm saying.

#9 Posted by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

I really like all the dark characters. Felkin, Straid, and Darkdiver Grandahl. So very dark but they don't flesh them out nearly enough. I also like Gavlan and the Cat. That would be a good name for a sitcom or radio show, "Wheeling and Dealing with Gavlan and The Cat."

#10 Posted by Mezmero (1761 posts) -

Since the event was being foreshadowed early on I was initially going to kill Pate. The reason being that Lucatiel of Mirrah mentions that she has a brother who is a great swordsman and I thought that may be Creighton. It probably wasn't because as it turns out he uses an axe. I spoke with the cartographer and found out that Creighton was a killer so ultimately I sided with Pate against him. Pate doesn't seem like a bad dude, more like an opportunistic coward. That's how a good treasure hunter should be. Either way their equipment was all useless for my magic build so I didn't get much out of the event other than it being one of those neat little side stories in a Souls game.