This is the guide to the Pure Strength build for Demon's Souls for the PS5. Check here to find out what kind out of build Pure Strength is, the stat alignment for the build, and our recommended weapons!
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Pure Strength is a build that focuses on having high Strength as well as Vitality and Endurance. WIth Strength this high, it might be hard to find an enemy that can't be taken down in one hit!
|・Increase your Vitality until 30
・Based on your skill, doing less than 30 is also possible
|・When not using buffs or Second Chance
・When using them, increase between 13 and 18
|・Increase your Endurance to 40 for a comfortable amount of stamina
|・All remaining points go to Strength
|・When not using the Second Chance miracle
・If using Second Chance, level up to 16
As the name suggests, the Pure Strength is specialized around Strength. In other words, cursed weapons are extremely powerful.
The Pure Strengths strong suit is being able to increase Strength by 1.5 by wielding weapons with both hands. Due to this, a weapon with a 45 Strength requirement can be wielded with 30 Strength, and a weapon with a 99 Strength requirement, the max amount, can be wielded with 66 Strength. This makes this build recommendable to both veterens of the Souls series as well as complete beginners.
Cursed weapons differ from magic attacks in that they simply add onto a weapon's attack points. Using these weapons may require some changing some of your higher stats, but if you can use these weapons well, they are very effective in playthroughs.
The Strength-based Pure Strength is most utilized with crushing weapons that scale with Strength. In the beginning, we recommend to use the Battle Axe that can be found in Stonefang Tunnel.
When using a unique weapon, we recommend the Dragon Bone Smasher or Bramd. Not only are these weapons strong, they both are a shape befitting of the title Pure Strength. However, be prepared to become extremely heavy. The Dragon Bone Smasher has a weight of 22 and Bramd is a heavy 36.
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