If you can get your foe backed into a room or corner try casting poison mist. and i think i know how to counter pretty much everything in the entire game Homing Crystal Soul Mass is great when there is a small distance between you and your foe. If you are a player who likes excitement, Great Swords are best for you. my dex/fth build uses a +10 and it still outdamages my dragonslayer spear +5 for some reason. I personally sacrifice a little mobility for the armor. ". This weapon requires 28 strength but packs a serious punch. Spears are also good for counter-play as they can be effective for interrupting enemy attacks thanks to being relatively fast. Yeah, not the best way of telling it, thought about it after posting. 40002328 | Beckon | Gestures can't be picked up!40002329 | Point forward | Gestures can't be picked up!4000232A | Hurrah! To ensure you don't die in two hits from everything level up your vitality to around 20. It looks cool, but there is basically little reason except aesthetics to pick it now over the above. You are supposed to both take reduced damage and do less damage when using a shield poke, but in general it's a trade which is worth against faster weapons. Press J to jump to the feed. DARK SOULS™ III > General Discussions > Topic Details. WA is shit for damage, but a good finisher vs low health apponent as it has some HA now, especially as you can combo into an R2 ( L1, WA, R2 will land a lot... ). It was added with The Ringed City DLC. Dexterity follows the same rule as strength. They can also be used to attack while guarding with a Shield. They are characterized by their long range and fast attack speed. 40/40 stone greatshield and Ringed Knight Spear is what I'm using, with a refined broadsword for backup. 1 Availability 2 Characteristics 3 Moveset 4 Upgrades 5 Trivia 6 Gallery Starting equipment of the Herald class. Spears are precise, long-reach weapons that predominantly use thrusting attacks. Poison mist will slowly drain health, which can lead to an opening when he heals. The Harald Curved Sword is awesome dark infused as well. Its required Int is 36. This is probably your best and safest approach option. If you, Attunement is an essential stat if you're going to be a sorcerer, pyromancer or cleric. 383k. Now you're an obnoxious poker that ignores shields and does excellent damage and can as well infuse whatever you want Dark/Chaos to suit your needs. Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls III) Spears are a type of weapon in Dark Souls III. Downside is the one handed moveset isn't something I'd rely on. This build is geared towards taking down bosses quickly and easily. For the Dark Souls variant, see Spear. That being said, they are good in pvp apparently for poke, and I believe it has either the highest or second highest range in the spear class. Yo. But any spear or pike would do, really. I find it doesn't work as well in 3 because of the extra mobility: you can't time a thrust for the end of an enemy's attack or roll animations, as they can roll instantly, leaving only a few milliseconds of vulnerability. These spells are slow to cast so make sure you keep your distance. 4.9k. I was wondering which spears are decent and what would be my main stats to level. Saint bident has innate faith scaling for its physical damage, and can be infused and buffed. If you are going to take this route then I suggest starting off with the Pyromancer at the beginning. Make sure you level these two pieces up to +5. For Dark Souls on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Best Spear for Dex/Faith Build? Skill: Shield Splitter Take a large step forward and make a single focused thrust to puncture enemy shields and inflict damage. If you want to keep full mobility you will need to keep your equipment load under 25%. Probably even better in PvE. Infuse both Lothric Warbanner and Saint Bident dark. Ex: total amount equipped 25/100. Equip yourself with the thickest armor like Havel's full set, and make use of them. For other uses, see Spears (Dark Souls II)and Spears (Dark Souls III). Strength should only be increased to 16 in order to use the Drake Sword. but if you want a spear of spears I think the dragonslayer spear is the best.. Lothric Knight Long Spear is also fun, but is technically a Pike in this game. Partizan has good damage 40/40 refined but it does have better damage with sharp and dex build. For other uses, see Spearsand Spears (Dark Souls II). The dragonslayer spear is one of the best spears in dark souls 3 due to is cross spear nature; that is, it serves as both a spear ad a sword. Get out there and let’s see what you can do! To be honest, it worked about 15% of times, most people were left with some hp. With this, Black Knights are your playthings. Each player can create a build of their own or take one of these. I'm a fan of the actual Spear and Winged Spear, although their range is limited. The arms of early men were forged in the Abyss, and betray a smidgen of life. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Saying "even rapiers are better" in Dark Souls 2 is like saying, "Even a tactical nuclear strike is stronger than a bird farting at you" But yeah I started as a Herald and did not have a good time. Most of the spears scale better with dexterity on a sharp infusion, especially if you are one handing them with a shield. With this build you should be around level 70 when the game is complete. As does Lothric Knight Spear too. Ashen Ones. Here we have just touched on five of the most common and powerful of them. With a game that requires so much patience, it can be beneficial to use a powerful build to make the rage less frequent. If you don't care about mobility and just want to stand there and take punishment then equip the full Black Iron Armor Set. I'd say they are top 3 with Ringed Knight Spear up there too. Keep everything from the previous loadout and substitute the Gold-Hemmed Armor for Black Iron Armor and gauntlet pieces. DARK SOULS™ III > General Discussions > Topic Details. Try approaching quickly with fire surge after casting Soul Mass. Poise determines whether or not your character will stagger when struck by an attack. There are an obscene number of stats that have unclear and minuscule effects, meaning it can be exceptionally confusing to know which are worth leveling up and what weapons you should choose. It works the same for NG+. For the Dark Souls III variant, see Soul Spear (Dark Souls III). Four Pronged is basically the same, just lower requirements, I feel like Bident is a little longer but I could be wrong. Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. For Dark Souls on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Any Viable Spear Builds? Hey all I was thinking about making a character that uses spears as weapons, probly a great shield for off-hand. You can get 500 AR quite easily which is a lot when you consider this class of weapon is not difficult to land with and people don't typically have high dark resistance. Sometimes you will find multiple ID's for the same item, always try the last one first! Drang Twinspears all also great and don't require an infusion if you level up Str and Dex equally, but you'd want to two hand them for max efficiency which means no shield. Works for quality. A few spells I would recommend for PvP are: Homing Crystal Soul Mass, Great Combustion, Poison mist, Fire Surge, Great Fireball, White Dragon Breath. The Dark Souls series is infamous for how difficult it is, making even the most patient of players throw their controllers at the wall. Gargoyle must be used on a pyro/dark build. The idea of forming a spear of lightning out of the air and throwing it in my enemy's face is strangely gratifying. Make sure you have some hp to tank and hit at the same time. They have great range and with the right stats hit hard and importantly have good infusion options. The higher the poise the stronger the attack has to be to stagger your character. Once again these spells vary depending on your progress in the game. Dark Souls 3 Pyro Spear Build Intelligence [ edit ] The game is exponentially easier if you can build your intelligence enough to cast the Soul Spear once you rescue Big Hat Logan from Sen's Fortress. The game is exponentially easier if you can build your intelligence enough to cast the Soul Spear once you rescue Big Hat Logan from Sen's Fortress. Also in PvE you can use Blindfold Mask and/or Dark Clutch Ring and not really suffer for it in most areas. For the Dark Souls II variant, see Soul Spear (Dark Souls II). Below is a list of user-submitted builds to optimize your combat potency in specific fields. Once again make sure you upgrade this armor as much as you possibly can. Embered. partizan. Gargoyle has slightly reduced range now, it used to be able to hit people half way across the arena, but still good. Later you can change to dragonslayer spear or the swordspear from Nameless King. I decided to create a build suite purely for being the boss in the spears of the church covenant! im probably one of the best players, if not the best player in dark souls 3, i think i have a say in it. If you want more flashy weapons, both Gargoyle Flamespear in the base game and Ringed Knight Spear if you pick up the last DLC are solid. Spear running attack is probably one of the easiest attacks in the game to whiff and if you roll past first spear hit you often need to unlock the camera to track the opponent reliably. Saint Bident lends itself to Dark/pyro builds due to natural faith scaling, so you want 30/30 int and faith or more. Saint Bident and Four Pronged are probably the best at the moment. Common short spear that allows attacking with shield up. Saint Bident lends itself to Dark/pyro builds due to natural faith scaling, so you want 30/30 int and faith or more. | Gestures can't be picked up!4000232B | Bow | Gestures can't be picked up!4000232C | Jump for joy | Gestures can't be picked up!4000232D | Duel bow | Gestures can't be picked up!4000232E | Wave | Gestures can't be picked up!4000232F | Praise the Sun | Gestures can't be picked up!40002330 | Point up | Gestures can't be picked up!40002331 | Point down | Gestures can't be picked up!40002334 | Prostration | Gestures can't be picked up!40002335 | Proper bow | Gestures can't be picked up!40002336 | Prayer | Gestures can't be picked up!40002337 | Welcome | Gestures can't be picked up!40002338 | Joy | Gestures can't be picked up!40002339 | My thanks! Spears are ideal for attacking in long hallways where the enemies will have a difficult time strafing. My Ringed Knight Spear HP Regen PvP build including the main movesets and combos. Been testing this out myself with albeit different weapons (LKSS and Claymore) and it's savage. For Dark Souls on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Best build to use with the dragon slayer spear" - Page 2. There are many builds available for Dark Soul’s 3. Of course If you want to use all of this armor you will have to sacrifice some of your intelligence for strength. If you don't mind a pike consider a Great Lance. sharp. To ensure 100% mobility with this loadout you will need your endurance to be at least 25. In this build you might want to consider putting more points into strength to use the enchanted Murakumo +5. 1 Availability 2 General information 3 Trivia 4 Gallery Sold by Griggs of Vinheim for 40,000 souls, provided that the player has at least 10 Intelligence. I personally didn't like it on my faith build, since there are better damage options. Spears are fast long-reaching weapons that deal Thrust Damage.They are excellent for players who like a defensive approach, as they can attack while blocking. Had some fun trying to cheese one-shot people in the arena. Soul Spear is a Sorcery in Dark Souls. This in turn effects how you cast spells. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. It has a slower attack than the falchion but the Murakumo is the strongest of all intelligence boosted weapons in the game. I use the weapon art mainly to roll catch people in PvP after hitting an R2, although the continuation will likely miss after that. A high intelligence can quickly take out tough demons in Dark Souls. The Spear/Greatshield combo was my go to build in DS 1 and 2. honestly i think that the tailbone spear is better than dark bident because you have access to intense weapon art mind games but not to toot my own horn or anything, i have 5000 hours in the game. Moreover, Approaching with fire surge may make your opponent nervous and force him into a mistake like catching your opponent rolling. You can keep yourself light and nimble, sacrifice some mobility for armor, or trade all mobility for protection. This is great if your opponent keeps blocking most of your magic attacks. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I really like the look and range of the lothric knight long spear and it can be obtained very early on with some farming. After your Soul Mass has attempted to strike the opposition back up and try again. It shines with dex. That said, if you want to use a greatshield, you'll need to level strength as well, so a refined infusion won't be much worse. For this reason the gods cast a seal of fire upon these … Abaddon. It's very good on a strength build therefore could be used with a hefty shield. If a ranged attack hits you while casting a spell you will no longer be. The Spear is a spear in Dark Souls III. that's the most fun spear build as you get to do more than just stagger your pokes. Chaos/dark builds are fun as fuck, You can also go dex/faith and play with a sharp partizan early or a saint bident. Sold by Greirat of the Undead Settlement for 600 souls. For Dark Souls on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Spear Build? Jul 29, 2017 @ 7:45am Dragonslayer spear build > sl 150 vig 39 att 9 end 40 vit 33 str 30 dex 40 int 9 fth 9 luck 27 I would like to focus on the Dragonslayer spear (ornsteins) Any build recs beyond what I've posted ? I love two-handed weapons, but rolling with a heavy claymore looks a little silly, so I'm thinking of making a spear guy for my next playthrough. For the Dark Souls II variant, see Spear (Dark Souls II). They lack speed but excel in raw damage. Ban-Warning, you can have only 15 in one play through! ". Some spells you might want to carry around with you are: Homing Crystal Soul Mass, Combustion, Soul Spear, and Fire Orb. For help on creating your own build, see the character building tutorial page Magic is one of the strongest allies in the world of Dark Souls. Miromett. No need to be fancy, just an overview. Just a few wins with my spear build, this is my first video using a proper computer video editor so I hope its turned out okay.