Welcome to our weekly series that features a community submitted Dark Souls 3 build. Dark Souls 3 build crafting is one of the most enjoyable parts of the game and a big reason for its longevity. Who better to turn to when in need of a new idea than your fellow players? To have your build featured on the blog, you may submit your best setups on our forum thread and every week we will select one at random to be featured here. Feel free to discuss and debate the build’s strengths and weaknesses but as always be constructive with your fellow Dark Souls players. This week’s build, “Gabriel Pure Faith” comes from community member IgnusKnavery and is a Faith focused build.
Dark Souls 3 Build of the Week: Gabriel Pure Faith
The intent of this build is to do maximum damage with miracles, specifically lightning. Everything in the setup is designed to rely on your casting but lets you mix it up in close quarters melee combat as needed.
Stats & Vitals
- Build Name: Gabriel Pure Faith
- Starting Class & Soul Level: Cleric 125
- Focus: Both PvE and PvP
- Main Stats: Faith
- Vigor: 40
- Attunement: 30
- Endurance: 34
- Vitality: 8
- Strength: 12
- Dexterity: 10
- Intelligence: 7
- Faith: 60
- Luck: 13
Weapons, Armor, Rings & Spells
- Right Hand: Lightning Longsword, Yorshka’s Chime
- Left Hand: Saint’s Talisman, Simple Caestus
- Armor: Fashion Souls!
- Rings: Sage Ring, Ring of Favor +3, Ring of the Sun’s First Born, Morne’s Ring
- Spells Attuned: Lightning Arrow, Lightning Storm, Lightning Stake, Divine Pillars of Light
Due to the investment needed, I decided to use the Lightning Longsword. It does around 460 damage when you reach the end of the build. You could also wear the Prisoner’s Chain instead of Ring of Favor +3 and put some points in DEX an STR to use the Raw Dragonslayer’s Axe. That allows you a little more freedom when fighting lightning resistant bosses, but is more of a buff build.
The miracles that really stand out here are Lightning Arrow, which can be acquired in The Ringed City DLC, and Lightning Stake, which can be found in Smouldering Lake. In PvP, both are extremely dangerous at medium and close range respectively. With the Saint’s Talisman, you can use the unfaltering prayer, which has some good poise. This means you’ll seldom get interrupted when casting, so you can trade hits with whoever your fighting. The Simple Caestus is for regeneration of the FP you’ll be expending.
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