[Top 5] Dark Souls 3 Best Builds For Beginners

[Top 5] Dark Souls 3 Best Builds For Beginners
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When you start playing one of the most difficult games on the market, you’re gonna want to make sure that the build path you take is a well-structured one that is sure to take you to the end of the game with the least difficulty for a first run. This article will cover some of the best builds which beginners should use when just starting. Since Dark Souls 3 can be mechanically and strategically complex, none of these builds are going to be especially complicated, to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. 

5. Sorcery Build

Sorcery is one of the most straightforward build paths that does not require that much planning, plus it deals some of the best damage out of any of the builds. It is very reliable and easy to set up, plus it’s a fun alternative to the normal combat mechanics that many other players start with. Dozens of spells are available to you as you progress through the game, since many spells are locked behind certain items and NPCs, so you have the freedom to later modify your build to use spells that fit your playstyle best. 

What makes the Sorcery build great:

  • Versatile
  • Reliable
  • Fun
  • Great damage
  • Beginner-friendly

4. Pyromancy Build

Pyromancy takes a step away from the long-range artillery style of the Sorcery build, instead favoring the ruthless damage of fireballs, coupled with an in-your-face style of combat utilizing the Hand Axe or any other quick one-handed weapon. As is the case with Sorcery, you unlock progressively more powerful Pyromancies that will aid you in your playthrough. They are usually obtained from NPCs, the same case as Sorcery.

What makes the Pyromancy build great:

  • High damage
  • Reliable
  • Fun
  • More versatile combat
  • Straightforward

3. Dexterity Build

One of the most popular choices among new players, the Dexterity build focuses on the speedy aspect of combat, utilizing fast, slashing, and thrusting weapons to deal a decent amount of damage, but very quickly. These sorts of builds are best utilized with light to medium armor and lower stat investment into irrelevant stats such as Strength or Intelligence. Many Weapon Arts on Dexterity weapons are mobility-based or have a special effect, such as breaking through shields or causing Bleed damage.

What makes the Dexterity build great:

  • Large selection of weapons
  • Useful Weapon Arts
  • Very simple
  • Can incorporate certain status effects such as Bleed into the build

2. Strength Build

As simple as they come, the Strength build focuses solely on levelling Strength, Vigor, and maybe Vitality if you’re feeling adventurous. What makes this build fun is that you don’t need to complete complex questlines for that one item you need, just pick the biggest weapon you come across, dump all of your stats into Strength and sail smoothly into the end of the game, mashing the Soul of Cinder into the ground where he belongs. 

What makes the Strength build great:

  • Very simple
  • Extremely high damage in most cases
  • Weapons are easy to get
  • Very fun!

1. Quality Build

The very best build you can run as a beginner is the Quality build. Quality weapons scale well with both Dexterity and Strength, allowing you to have more well-rounded stats than a build that specializes in one thing specifically. The reason why these builds are very fun and great for beginners is that they provide the most reliable damage, while also being able to focus on a specific weapon of their choosing. 

What makes the Quality build great:

  • Great damage
  • Reliable in all situations
  • Caters very well to new players
  • Many weapons to choose from

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