The Dark Samurai


This is designed to be a very versatile build which focuses primarily on melee damage with added poison, however sports an array of spells which can be customised between sorceries, miracles, and hexes all depending on your prefered playstyle.

Due to being a very dynamic build it gives you the ability to keep your opponents on their feet and force constant pressure due to the high damage on every front from melee, poison, and your spells.

  • Weapon buffs
  • Poison
  • Dual weild with power stance
  • Long range spells
  • Versatile weapon movesets
  • Can effectively fight any style of build


Starting Class Deprived
Level 152
Vigor 30
Endurance 20
Vitality 20
Attunement 25
Strength 17
Dexterity 27
Adaptability 20
Intelligence 19
Faith 27


Right Weapon 1: Dark Manslayer +5
Left Weapon 1: Poison Falchion +10
Left Weapon 2: Black Witch's Staff +10

Feel free to experiment with different weapons of these types. Just make sure they fall within the power stance requirement. The Black Witch's Staff is mandatory though due to it's ability to cast all types of spells.


Ring of Steel Protection / Spell Quartz Ring
Chloranthy Ring
Ring of Blades
Third Dragon Ring

Hexer's Hood (hidden bonus: provides +1 INT and +1 FTH required for stats)

Anything else is your own personal choice, so get your fashion souls on. I however use:

Alonne Captain Armor +10
Dark Gauntlets +5
Dark Leggings +5


Resonant Weapon
Great Magic Barrier
Great Resonant Soul

Optional, may require Simpleton's Spice or Skeptic's Spice:

Soul Greatsword
Dark Fog


- Black Witch's Staff can cast sorceries, miracles, and hexes.
- Abuse the katana's running attack!
- Parry with the falchion.
- Mix and match your spells to suit your playstyle and/or situation.


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