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What's your favorite character build to use in a Souls game?


2:00 PM on 03.11.2014
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Dark Souls II is launching today, and so begins the all important (at least, initially) decision on what character class to choose at the start. After a short intro, you'll have the ability to pick from the Warrior, Knight, Swordsman, Bandit, Cleric, Sorcerer, Explorer, and Deprived classes. Keep in mind this is just a template, as the game still allows you to customize your stats as you level up and build into anything you want.

Me? I'm all about the sword and board [shield] as soon as possible, with a medium based armor set so I have the ability to roll around. Eventually I like to buff my endurance and equipment load though so I can slowly scale up to heavier pieces of armor and still keep my agility. Having a shield up at all times with 100% damage mitigation and a high endurance bar helps keep me safe, and cuts down on deaths -- albeit with a reduction in damage output.

For all three Souls games I've created a character named Magnalon using this methodology, followed by my second character -- Roc the Sorcerer. So the question remains -- what's your favorite Souls build and why?





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