Top Contributors: Ragga_Fragga, Shawn Saris, Null + more. Or does the jumping attack do more damage? I would put the sword on your back and use the twinblades as main weapons. You can throw in a resin buff or blessed weapon for some added damage, if you wish. The AR difference is small. Honestly? Maybe I could stack Blessed Weapon (increase attack power + gradually restore hp) and Deep Protection (boosts attack, damage absorption, and resistance, increase stamina recovery). What I know is that they activate once you attack a certain amount of times. I'm looking for it now, but not having any luck, but it was definitely interesting to see. If they roll back badly the weapon art can connect. Gotthard Twinswords on the other hand can regularly get six consecutive hits in PVP and 8-10 in PVE against bosses and the like by spamming l1 or doing some l1/r1 combos. I've done most of my playthrough with the Old Wolf Curved Sword, and in both pvp and pve you really won't benefit much from the hp/damage build up since the sword is so slow. Let me know what you think. Dual katanas and sellsword twinblades are also excellent options. Use something like the sellsword twinblades in your right hand. Press J to jump to the feed. I kind of like the OWCS main/SS blade off for most general PvE because it gives you simultaneous heavy and speedy options, but dualing the SS blades is where to go when you really want to proc the effects. Get out there ashen one. I went up to 15 faith for ToD, but mostly because my base class was herald and I figured I'd not totally waste the starting stats. I've done most of my playthrough with the Old Wolf Curved Sword, and in both pvp and pve you really won't benefit much from the hp/damage build up since the sword is so slow. So that leaves me with Right 2. Or at least not more than an occasional lucky streak. If you're going for a level 125 build just the melee build alone is enough. Old Wolf Curved Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.. Curved sword bearing the soul of the old wolf that stays with the Watchdogs of Farron. Build around that. So I'll have pyromancy in Left 2, and I'm thinking a shield in Left 1. It's pretty standard but I just need one last piece to really tie it together. I just hope that I'm not doing so much damage that I can't get any health back. Gotthard Twinswords on the other hand can regularly get six consecutive hits in PVP and 8-10 in PVE against bosses and the like by spamming l1 or doing some l1/r1 combos. This sword, like a wolf on the prowl, boosts attack and restores HP with each consecutive hit. Honestly, the only self-buff that's worth using is blessed weapon. I was thinking since I'm already investing in Faith and Int for pyro, I can double up and use Magic or Miracles and just boost the respective stat higher than the other. Right now im planning the Artorias armor (cuz fashon souls), the Pontiff Right and Left Eye, Pyromancy flame to stack with a Carthus Beacon and Warden Twinblades (cuz casul). Press J to jump to the feed. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Page Tools. It's currently my favorite character/build/weapon. The weapon art has fairly good true combo. So I was checking out the sword since I finally obtained it and found it incredibly awesome and wanted to know what people thought about Quality vs Dex builds for this weapon alone. Both effects are also activated when landing hits with other weapons while the Old Wolf Curved Sword is equipped. It's a nearly pure dex build with 19 strength for OWCS in my main hand and Sellsword Twinblades in my off, but I pretty regularly switch between that and dual handing one or the other. That's a pretty big bummer if that's true since that combo was one of the only reasons to use the old wolf instead of the murakumo or carthus. But yea in PvP dont bother with carthus or right eye ring. Does not stack with a second Old Wolf Curved Sword. An Old Wolf Curved Sword build Im trying to do this my last build but i need some suggestions from other skeletons. I personally use crow talons in my left and whenever i need to heal, I offhand the OWCG and start spamming l1 with bleed infused crow claws. I ran through the game with a similar build awhile back. I think you'd be better off overall with those two ring slots going elsewhere (like say Hunter's and Steel Protection for similar but more consistent effects), but as I said I haven't really tried it. Im trying to do this my last build but i need some suggestions from other skeletons. I haven't tried Beacon, largely because I find consistently maintaining buffs tedious. Imo magic is not worth if you don't want to invest a lot into intelligence, so faith is your best bet, i'd suggest buffs like tears of denial, that requires only 15 faith. Edit: Some youtuber I like to watch, I think it was saint_riot, did a video showcasing using dual swords and the CWGS as a poise-breaker build. Maybe I do this with twin swords for mobs and curved sword for bosses. The right eye is similarly nerfed. I would recommend to use fist/claw weapons in left hand. Received by reaching Rank 1 of Watchdogs of Farron. Of the many video projects I have on backlog, one of them is an Old Wolf CGS PvP/gank spank montage. Use the old wolf's curved sword on your back and instead attack with a paired weapon. I was playing this build last night with OWCS and Warden Twins +4 Sharp when I got invaded in the catacombs by a fellow with heavy armor and a two-handed greatsword. I was only investing faith and int to 12 so I can use Carthus Beacon, then boosting either faith or int for the buffs/spells, whichever I would decide to use. Dark Souls 3 Wiki Guide. At times you can do R1 R1 L2 R2. (You must hand in 10 Wolf's Blood Swordgrass), Damage is miraculously only half the one as in pve, The windup before hitting something takes far to long. Two-hand the OWCS as needed. Seems like a lot of fun but I don't think I'm good enough to dodge all the time instead of just sponging damage with a shield. I assume this build is more or less useless in PvP because I don't think you'll ever get consistent hits to proc the effects. So I'm stuck deciding between buffing the hell out of myself or using Magic to step back out of the fight and get off one spell for big damage. I just did a respec to a build like this the other day to give it a shot on a nearly pure PvE char. Your best bet is a quality build with the left eye ring and an off-hand OWCS. Why not just do the R1-WAR2 combo? Investing into faith and int is trying to make 3 builds in one. That spell sucks even after the buff. Old Wolf Curved Sword. Hmm. 40/40 Quality: 482 AR 19/60 Dex: 472 AR What's nice with the Old Wolf is that it has the effects of both Pontiff Rings and you can stack them together if you'll use a fast hitting weapon such as the Sellsword Twinblades and Gotthards. I thought that was with the other curved greatswords but you could be right. You get a guaranteed jumping attack, which does better damage. Go for 27 strength if you want to actually use the Old Wolf Curved Sword, that way you can get 40 by two handing it, which plays well with it's scaling. Old Wolf Curved Sword build advice; User Info: Asterfix. And the L2 start very very fast (even though it inflicts low damage, while the R2 hits hard). Stacks with Pontiff's Right Eye Ring & Carthus Beacon PVE: Initial Buff = 7.5%, Max = 15% PVP: Initial Buff = 3%, Max = 6%. It can be difficult to be aggressive enough, but that's part of the fun. Go for heavy armour if possible too, the main strength of curved greatswords is that they've got damned near the hyperarmour of an Ultra while being a bit faster.