I didn’t intend to go straight into Dark Souls 2 SotFS, but damn, the Souls gameplay is addictive. Don’t know how I put off Dark Souls for so long after Demon’s Souls. And since my brother had SotFS just lying around I’m going to indulge myself!
Looking at my Dark Souls build it appears that I essentially wasted my time putting points into faith, as aside from the occasional Great Magic Barrier, I only really used Heal which meant I used less Estus at the start of the game until I realised that a) It’s there to be used, and b) Estus heal is faster than Heal miracle. So, tempted by a Str/Int spellsword type build for DS2, but don’t really want to feel that I cheated the game so will probably just go pure Strength.
Any advice on builds or things I should know? I suppose that I regard ranged chipping as ruining the experience somewhat and did Dark Souls with no ranged weaponry or spells…whilst I feel a little sad I missed out on spell fun I believe I had the full fat Souls experience finishing it that way. Have also read that the DLC really punishes magic so that scares me away too.
Any build guide that’s a good framework to go from?
(been busy…forum time in sporadic spurts!)