I actually got the Benhart and Lucatiel trophies just before the patch dropped so it's kind of hilarious to me that people actually had trouble keeping them alive. Then again I'm rocking an all magic build which is as overpowered as everyone says. It's tough for bosses to kill off my NPC phantoms when I'm emptying their health bars in 6 or 7 casts. Only trophies I have left post patch are the miracle and pyromancy ones before getting platinum so in my case these patches are too little too late. Just need to run through a NG++ and I'll be done.
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@hh: Really good ones. Now we're getting back into some classic RPG territory.
@seppli: Hell yeah. I like reading other titles for these prestige tank builds. It makes sense that players want to emulate these legendary warriors within the fiction and sort of re tell their tale of their journey to the top. They put their equipment in the game so why not use it right? Havel has always struck me as a Fearless Centurion.
@benspyda: Nice. I have almost the exact same spell and equipment loadout only I can't in good conscience wear that full Lion Mage set as it looks hideous. I have the bracers upgraded but other than that I've been sporting the full Chaos Mage set +5 of course. Much classier and better resistance doesn't hurt.
@myrmicus: This sounds totally awesome. Shooting seemingly invisible projectiles from your fists like some sort of wave motion fist sounds like a pretty satisfying power trip. Fistsssssss.
My favorite would probably be Bell Keepers. It was a nice way to kill some time and gain some extra souls and chunks. It's also great that upon successful invasions you get all your spell uses, equipment durability, and estus reset even if you're in the middle of a dungeon when being summoned. My only complaint is that the devotion rewards are kind of bunk for a full magic user. So stay the hell out of the bell tower or else.
Second place would go to Heirs of the Sun. Encouraging co op play is simply a pleasant experience to be apart of. Sunlight Spear is pretty rad as well. Pilgrims of the Dark is okay if a bit easy. It's kind of weird that you need to do a scavenger hunt for Darkdiver before joining. The Darklurker was fairly challenging as far as optional bosses go. Rest of the covenants were sort of whatever.
@mlarrabee: For some reason I imagine not many of the stats making it passed 30 or 40. lol That's probably the case for most people's first builds. Speaking as someone who only uses staffs and chimes, magic is crazy good.
Hmmm well other than nerfing the Royal Rat Authority none of these seem to really affect my play style in a particularly positive way. Wondering if they're ever going to fix the weird tracking bug for lightning spears that makes the spell take like a 90 degree turn if a target is at a certain distance and angle and almost never misses. Not complaining or anything but I'm sure some of the people who have invaded me would disagree. Interested to see if Mastodon warriors are still prone to wigging out when their health gets low enough.
Well I don't watch wrestling anymore outside of a few choice clips and I keep up with Botchamania. I still watch anime but maybe about 2% of all the new shit out there is worth a damn for my tastes, if that much. Can't we at least agree that some of the coolest video games of the previous generation feature elements of both? Saints Row The Third, Metal Gear Rising, No More Heroes. Calling either thing a poison sounds rather harsh.
I'm pretty much locked on Sunset Staff and Dragon Chime both +5. Magic gets me through every area and I don't use melee anymore except in the Shaded Ruins where I have a +10 Dark Shortsword. Thinking about changing the infusion to Raw since it's only useful for me against those lion headed warriors.