Lothric Knight Greatsword is also really strong but higher stat requirements. also they share the moveset, with the exception that SSS don't have the WA stance of Astora's because it is the buff. thefabregas22 4 years ago #1. Astora UGS is good. I could also get about 865 AR with Flynn's Ring and Lloyd's Shield Ring on top of that, but of course that is inconvenient. Hi, Im building a Melee/Faith Holy/Corrupt Paladin character which uses the S scaling of the Astora Greatsword and Lothric Knight Sword if Lightning infused. both SSS and Astora SS are short swords and not longswords. I think the B scaling in faith is going to offset the c/c vs d/d. The move set is nice, and as long as your strategy isn't to overwhelm with high DR it is viable. Moveset + Show Straight Sword Moveset + Show Stamina Consumption Information. My first build was 40 luck/60 faith and using Lightning Clutch Ring and casting Lightning Blade and Sacred Oath gave me a AR of 759, which is pretty ridiculous on a straight sword. Once Astora's straight sword starts to lose it's charm, you can move to pretty much any weapon because the stats are high enough to use most weapons. Descend the ladder and enter the building, go past the Lothric Knight, and turn right into a path blocked by some crates and barrels. Paladin build - PvE Astora Greatsword, Astora Straight Sword, Lothric Knight Sword Hi, Im building a Melee/Faith Holy/Corrupt Paladin character which uses the S scaling of the Astora Greatsword and Lothric Knight Sword if Lightning infused. Let me know if you have some tips which I can add or if you even gonna try it out yourself! Faith: 14; Spells: Fireball and Force Weapon: Right hand: Astora's straight sword/Pyromancy flame, Left hand: Dragon crest shield/talisman. I don't think Astora's SS is a bad weapon, I actually really like it and have used it on more than one faith build. Follow this walkway around the room, and drop down at the end to the next level, a chest containing the sword will be next to you. Not sure what your stats are but it scales really well with a Sharp infusion. For your faith build I would recommend Sunlight Straight Sword that you can buff with Lightning Blade. the Sunlight Straight Sword IS a faith weapon, and the best choice for a ss on a faith build. about raw astora, yes it got nerfed a bit. Notes. See which one is better for you for various situations. Paladin build - PvE Astora Greatsword, Astora Straight Sword, Lothric Knight Sword Hi, Im building a Melee/Faith Holy/Corrupt Paladin character which uses the S scaling of the Astora Greatsword and Lothric Knight Sword if Lightning infused.