Mastodon, not Mastadon. 1. Is this the main build I should stick with as a pure DEX character focusing on parrying? This is a player-created Build for Dark Souls. ". However, I should be able to finish this guide minus the "How-To's" for the bossfights.). Build Equipment . My first run of DS was a DEX thief run. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. This is the perfect time to set yourself up for a Backstab. The Bandit's Knife is a dagger in Dark Souls. A community dedicated to Dark Souls I, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360/One, and Switch (Remastered). In need of a co-op for a better...frigid outskirts and Lud & Zallen fight, This entire game looks like a f***ing toy. Bleed build up is 30 per strike, and once inflicted does 30% of the enemy's total HP. Ricard's, not Richard's. Once you get to Sen's Fortress you're better off using the Uchigatana/Iaito, which has damage and bleeding. Since this attack takes awhile to execute and has a slow recover, it gives you time to focus on the armored Gargoyle. Those builds look pretty cool, but i still wanna use bandit knife for the extra challenge and memes, got any recommendations for an infusion? Daggers rely heavily on critical attacks (I.E. The key part of playing a class-style like the Shadow Thief, is being able to evade and counter effectively. It's going to be a much lower damage weapon. Or you could probably use the reinforced club. Bandit knife PvP build? Focus on vigor, strength and faith then make sure you have enough endurance and vitality for your playstyle. Note: both BK and DST have the "bad kick," whereas the regular Dagger makes wake-up kick into bs shenanigans easier because it has the good kick (can't remember the exact difference, maybe the length of the kick animation or the length of the hit stun?). NOTE: Before choosing to play this class-style, I recommend going over the notes below which will explain how you're going to be fighting, (and dying), in the world of Dark Souls. If you're not comfortable using the Plunging Attacks, a few Black Firebombs will dispatch of him quickly. Jun 24, 2018 @ 12:41pm Warden Twinblades have a weapon art where you swing with both swords at once, so for every "one" hit you actually build up bleed for 2, so it has the highest speed of bleed buildup. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Add to this the fact that you can also use the environment to your advantage, it can actually be quite a simple battle. Link to Dark Souls Calculator: Add link here. Ok thx for the help, also what's the kick into BS? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. In order to successfully evade and counter you must first know how your enemy fights. It was able to carry me all the way through to 4K at which point I swapped it out for the Scythe for the rest of the game. Only thing that will cause problems is trying to hit crystal lizards. Quickly run back to the tower with the Crossbowman and climb the ladder up, wait for the Demon to come to the base of the tower and jump off holding RB/R1 to do a Plunging Attack. They aren't build very solidly, however, with low Vitality, Strength and Endurance stats making them a weak target and also reducing their weapons choices. Generally as a rule of thumb, enemies that are twice your size cannot be Countered. i havent used the weapon myself so i only have numbers to provide i think it comes down to if you like the moveset it has and if you are going to go for ripostes and backstabs. Do you want to pvp? Also, it has bleed which is great for a few bosses. For the Dark Souls II variant, see Bandit's Knife (Dark Souls II). Bandit knife PvP build? Grabbing great magic weapon from anor London will make your life much easier, 15 int and oolicile catalyst. It gets a bit tricky once the second Gargoyle comes into play. I think you'll be better off keeping it normal +15, rather than infusing it. If you're going that route, make sure to get the Hornet Ringto boost critical damage. That said, at that point the Dark Silver Tracer will do more crit dmg than the BK. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. You're not going to be dishing out big hits like a Claymore or Zwei would offer. Before starting the boss fight, you'll want to climb this tower and take out the two Skeletal Crossbowman at the top. Just wondering, wouldn't the parrying dagger also be an optimal left hand? 1. You're gonna need to narrow your playstyle and intentions are before alot of us can help. Although the Backstab is a powerful attack, it's not as powerful as the Counter. Don't worry though, this one starts at 50% HP.