That being said this type of build really makes you focus and learn to dodge. Only thing that will cause problems is trying to hit crystal lizards. I have a similar build but was wondering if this was ever going to be completed? Add to this the fact that you can also use the environment to your advantage, it can actually be quite a simple battle. 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?). This is the hardest part about playing as a Shadow Thief. 12/24/12: I'm going to re-run this class again so I can level my stats up accordingly. Lets first talk about the bandit dagger. For Dark Souls II on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "What's the best build for a Bandit? We're do I go after getting all the great souls. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. NOTE: Not all enemies can be Countered. Definitely keep it normal and pump dex. The entire kick animation is longer but the stun duration is the same. You get the most out of BK when you can backstab/riposte with Hornet Ring. Depends on your target SL. DARK SOULS™ III. It has a limited playstyle but can be quite effective in situations where you can bleed/crit enemies. Build Equipment . Before starting the boss fight, you'll want to climb this tower and take out the two Skeletal Crossbowman at the top. Hey guys. The stratagey I use to defeat the many different types of enemies in Dark Souls can be broken down into steps: Each enemy in Dark Souls has it's own unique set of combat moves. "This wide single-edged shortsword is the favorite of lowly thieves and bandits." If you have any questions regarding this class, write me a message and I'll get back to you ASAP. Faith allows you some extra healing and other forms of attack. Bleed build up is 30 per strike, and once inflicted does 30% of the enemy's total HP. do you want pve/coop? This eliminates the Tail Whip and Flying Tail Whip attack. 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. Dying_Pheonix 6 years ago #1. Then I'd also recommend one-handing the knife. You can perform a Backstab by positioning yourself behind an enemy, and pressing the RB/R1 button. Build Name: Shadow Thief; Build Level: Build Focus: PvE; Build Main Stats: Link to Dark Souls Calculator: Add link here. It's great real early on, if you've seen A German's Spy playthrough he used it to kill the Stray Demon early on in his run. And you can get it to +10 before you fight her. At what point does DS2 become repetitive? Mastodon, not Mastadon. Press J to jump to the feed. © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. If this happens, quickly roll off and lure him away so you can come back and perform another Plunging Attack. This is a player-created Build for Dark Souls. If you're not comfortable using the Plunging Attacks, a few Black Firebombs will dispatch of him quickly. Crystal Knife actually outdamages DST by a good bit. Lightning seems to work well against most enemies. Dark Souls; Bandit knife + DEX Thief build; User Info: Dying_Pheonix. 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. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Close. Also, how late in the game would I stop switching to Bandit's Knife for countering/backstabbing regular humanoid enemies, isn't there a point where just using the Laito will start working out fine? What modifications should I do for the weapon? Don't worry though, this one starts at 50% HP. It gets a bit tricky once the second Gargoyle comes into play. Bladed_Dragon 6 years ago #2. Contributions to Fextralife Wikis are licensed under a, Firebomb, Black Firebomb, Throwing Knife, Purple Moss, Blooming Purple Moss, Black Firebomb, Poison Throwing Knife, Purple Moss, Blooming Purple Moss. ". I'm currently running with a bandit knife+5 and a target shield. Although this boss can inflict a lot of damage, it has quite low HP and most of its attacks are easy to see coming and avoid. The easiest way to take down the Taurus Demon, is by climbing the tower by using the ladder to the right once you pass through the Fog. 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 is only really good on boss fights, but with the standard bleed buildup of a katana/bandit knife/everything else that does bleed (except priscilla's dagger and the lifehunt scythe) it would take about 5 hits within quite a short span of time to get the bleed effect. In order to successfully evade and counter you must first know how your enemy fights. After a successful counter has been initiated, you'll kick the enemy down to the ground. 40 (or 45 if you also use pyros) Dex and uninfused knife. Being able to buff with magic weapon will make Quelaag a lot easier. The high critical rate the Thief enjoys is a very nice advantage, especially when combined with the speed of their Dagger attacks. For the Dark Souls III variant, see Bandit's Knife (Dark Souls III). The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. if you just want to learn to crit and if you want to do it in style (and have the added pressure of getting shredded by any small weapon). Strength/faith would probably be the easiest for a new player. Most of the Bell Gargoyles attacks are easy to predict and have semi-long recovery times making it easy to get a few hits in without having to worry about another attack. PVP. Also consider supplementing with magic. It does less damage than either BK or DST, though, so it depends on whether you value damage or the ability to pull of kick into bs tomfoolery. It’s the conceit that all of Dark Souls 1 can be read as a self-reflexive commentary on the medium of video games (or the fantasy action genre), with various areas representing different tropes and permutations blah blah. This one, (which is un-armored), tends to spam the Flame Breath attack. Bandit's Knife is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. or should I just always keep the shield for the sake of blocking attacks that aren't melee or can't be countered. Posted by 1 month ago. Getting +15 before OnS should make you be fine. Just wondering, wouldn't the parrying dagger also be an optimal left hand? The thing about Dark Souls is that you can rely on any weapon to get you through the game, its all a matter of adapting (and possibly be OK with spending a loooong time fighting bosses). New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The key part of playing a class-style like the Shadow Thief, is being able to evade and counter effectively. For most enemies, parry or backstab will be your best friend. User account menu. I didn't go super hard into Dex, so I ended up using a lightning knife for most of the game. it has the second highest critical adjustment in the game and highest without dlc installed, it has decent bleed build up being equivalent to uchi and notched whip and its available early on. Is this the main build I should stick with as a pure DEX character focusing on parrying? NOTE: Not all enemies can be Backstabbed. I wouldn't recommend BK as it has low range and low AR, on top of that a lot of bosses are immune to Bleed anyhow. I had quite a hard time with Qualaag with my +7 Bandit Knife.