Just a simple question here. I just watched a SL1 on NG+ kill Fume Knight hitting for 500dmg with a rapier and gold pine resin. I also watched another player with 40str/40dex and a twin blade with gold pine resin hit Fume Knight for roughly 600 per.

My SL is 130, I'm pure melee with 30str/30dex, I use a +10 rapier or estoc with gold pine resin and I hit for 130ish...

What am I possibly doing wrong? How is it even possible to achieve such high dmg on SL1?

I'd like to start bumping up the game level.. but my dmg is just terrible for reasons unknown to me.


The guy in the video is using the Brightbug, the effects are:

  • Almost if not doubles attack and splits damage received to about half.
  • The duration of the effect is 120 seconds, not affected by the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring.
  • Does not stack with other self buffs.

He may also be using a Ring of Blades, the Lightning Clutch Ring, and the Old Leo Ring. I'm not familiar with the gear he's wearing but I presume there is a reason he is wearing it. Hope that helped!


He is using these items:

  • I was under the impression the Brightbugs effect only happened if you were near death? – Rumblebutt Sep 6 '14 at 0:51
  • It looks like what they mean is that people only use it when close to death. The wording is rather unclear though. Give me a second to update the answers, I just got the specifics of his build xD – slow_excellence Sep 6 '14 at 0:53
  • Hah. Thanks for all your digging!! Info is appreciated. – Rumblebutt Sep 6 '14 at 1:42

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