[Top 10] Dark Souls 3 Most Fun Builds

[Top 10] Dark Souls 3 Most Fun Builds
Get creative and use some of these builds!

Dark Souls 3 is a game where being creative pays off. Because there are so many items and skills in the game, you can create any type of build you want, whether it is Faith, Sorcery, or just a plain old Strength build to crush enemies with. It can sometimes be a bit difficult to narrow down a good build for you, so we’re going to help you by listing some of the most fun builds in Dark Souls 3!

10. Dexterous Cleric

How to set the Dexterous Cleric build up

The Dexterous Cleric build focuses on combining Faith and Dexterity to create a fast, high-damaging build that is capable of carrying you through the entire game easily. When you have a build like this, you’re capable of dealing solid melee damage but also casting offensive miracles to boost your overall damage output. It is an excellent build worth trying at least once!

What makes the Dexterous Cleric build fun:

  • Fast attack speed mixed with good damage
  • Miracles are reliable
  • Great for groups of enemies
  • Versatile

9. Paladin

How to set the Paladin build up

The Paladin is very similar to the previous build except instead of the focus on Dexterity, we have Strength. Strength is a great stat when you’re not focusing on the nuances of combat, but you want to just hit hard and look cool doing it! The Miracles you can use with this build are great for many situations, including damaging groups of enemies and healing yourself when you get into a tight spot. 

What makes the Paladin build fun: 

  • Very high damage
  • Reliable
  • Simple
  • Mixing and matching melee attacks with Miracles makes for intuitive combat

8. Bleed

How to set the Bleed build up

Running a bleed build is fun because you’re forced to add a lot more mobility into your playstyle. Having a slightly weaker weapon that takes multiple hits to be useful is tricky when you’re fighting an enemy that can kill you in one hit, so it’s much more interesting to maneuver around big enemies as you stack up the Bleed meter, trying not to get obliterated. To make the Bleed build effective, you’re going to want to equip a weapon that has innate Bleed, apply Carthus Rouge and stick a Blood Gem on that bad boy and you’re ready to drain some people.

What makes the Bleed build fun: 

  • Adds an edge to combat
  • High mobility
  • Easy setup
  • High damage

7. Faith

How to set the Faith build up

Faith is a great build path when you’re trying to add some offensive Miracles to your style of playing. Investing points into the Faith stat allows you to use a variety of Miracles, some of which come with a restorative effect that buffs your defenses and increases your health, while others are able to summon giant lightning strikes from the sky to smite your foes. 

What makes the Faith build fun:

  • Potential for massive damage
  • Restorative powers
  • Reliable
  • Versatile

6. Pyromancy

How to set the Pyromancy build up

Flame enthusiasts are going to find much to love about this build. You start the game with a Pyromancy Flame which can be upgraded as you traverse through the story and you use to lob fireballs at enemies, as well as other offensive spells that fit many different situations. The reason this build is fun is because you can get close to deal solid melee damage in tandem with medium-to-long-range fireballs. It is just a very rewarding experience that is hard to beat. 

What makes the Pyromancy build fun:

  • High damage
  • Versatile
  • Good melee potential
  • Safe gameplay

5. Sorcery

How to set the Sorcery build up

Players that favor Sorcery will tell you that it is a fairly difficult build to set up but pays off massively in the later stages of the game. With the Sorcery build, you are free to destroy your enemies from a distance with devastating spells and weapon enchantments that make you a monster on the battlefield. This is not one of the builds that start weak, as you have a solid selection of spells available to you from the beginning. 

What makes the Sorcery build fun:

  • Extremely high damage
  • Long range
  • Reliable
  • Many different spells to use

4. Quality

How to set the Quality build up

You can’t really go wrong with a Quality build. With this build, you’re picking a weapon that has decent stat scaling for both Strength and Dexterity and levelling your stats accordingly. You can get some very good damage out of a build like this since you’re covering more stats and the weapon already has good scaling. Something to take into account when running a quality build is gem infusions and weapon buffs. Using these properly will make sure that you are operating at full capacity and won’t be lacking in any situation.

What makes the Quality build fun:

  • Balanced stats
  • Good damage
  • Reliable
  • Flexible

3. Pure Dexterity

How to set the Pure Dexterity build up

There are some builds that new players are going to follow when they first start playing, and the Pure Dexterity build is one of them. With this build, you are focusing on a single Dexterity weapon and pouring all of your stats into Dexterity to achieve some truly massive damage against normal enemies and bosses alike. Utilizing a very strong weapon like the Sellsword Twinblades is a sure-fire way of securing your place in the line of linking the flame.

What makes the Pure Dexterity build fun:

  • Very high damage
  • Fast 
  • Satisfying
  • Reliable
  • Versatile

2. Pure Strength

How to set the Pure Strength build up

The second build path that most new players are going to go for is the Pure Strength build. Here, players are dumping all of their stats into Strength and maybe Vigor, picking up the biggest club they can find and they steamroll everything in front of them with ease. The beauty of this build is its simplicity since it lacks all of the nuances of other, more complex builds in favor of raw damage output.

What makes the Pure Strength build fun:

  • Tremendous damage
  • Simple
  • Reliable
  • Cool as hell

1. Fume Crystal Greatsword

How to set the Fume Crystal Greatsword build up

And at the end of the list, we have one of the coolest ways of using a gigantic sword you’ll ever see. Dark Souls 3 has a spell called Crystal Magic Weapon which imbues your main-hand weapon with a mass of crystals, adding magic damage and raising the total damage output. This build takes the second-heaviest weapon in the game – the Fume Ultra Greatsword and applies the spell to the blade, making it even bigger than before! 

What makes the Fume Crystal Greatsword fun:

  • Massive damage
  • Interesting alternative gameplay
  • Awesome visual effects
  • Nothing can confront you
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