Unlike Dark Souls, we have no magic here to cheese enemies. You don’t need magic when you can build the best Dexterity class in Lies of P. If Greatsword and heavy blunt weapons are not your thing, focus on speed and as many hits as possible to take down behemoth bosses and the plethora of killer puppets in Krat. We will go over the basics and give you tips on how to set this playstyle up for success.
The Basics of the Dexterity Build in Lies of P
Let’s go over the basics of the Dexterity build in Lies of P before we can grow it to be its best version. The most essential piece of any playstyle comes down to the stats and how you level up. Your highest stats will be Vitality (Health), Vigor (Stamina), and Technique (Dexterity). You will want to put some points into Capacity to up the amount of weight you can carry, but ultimately, high Technique and Vitality to keep you strong and alive for this squishy style is the way to go. Below are the beginning stats to give you an idea of what starts strong and weak:
You will start this playstyle with the Wintry Rapier, a fast-moving sword that does respectable damage. The Blade part gives you the Fable Art to stab an enemy multiple times. The Handle gives you the ability for a powerful parry.
No matter how great your Dexterity build is in Lies of P, you should know it has its strengths and weaknesses. Its best qualities are its versatility of weapons, movement and attack speed, range, and a good pick for beginners in the Soulslike genre. Its weaknesses include its squishiness and weaker blocking, especially toward bigger weapons. So, watch out for Motivity builds in Krat.
Best Weapon Choices for a Dexterity Build in Lies of P
Your Wintry Rapier gets you off to a strong start, but you will want to experiment to find what fits you. We have suggestions on the best special weapons and combos for your Dexterity build in Lies of P.
Bone-Cutting Sawblade + Dancer’s Curved Sword Handle
The downside of any Dex class in games is its weaker damage. The Bone-Cutting Sawblade combo with the Dancer’s Curved Sword Handle mitigates that with deadly damage, respectable mid-range, and swiftness to take down enemies. The Blade offers the Fable Arts ability to use a powerful downward swing and can follow up with another hit. The Dancer’s Handle has a devastating parry-centered Fable Arts skill to block an attack and follow up with a counter hit.
Wintry Rapier Blade and Salamander Dagger Handle
Keep your starter Wintry Rapier Blade and replace its handle with one of the best Dexterity weapons for your build in Lies of P. Maintain that swift speed and its Fable Arts ability, but gain new benefits from the Salamander Dagger Handle. As you want to play with a mix of quickness and defensiveness, the Dagger Handle gives you the Fable Arts ability to attack and automatically step back away from a potential hit. You will cut up enemies and move away in no time with this weapon combo.
Salamander Dagger Blade and Booster Glaive Handle
The Salamander Dagger Blade is an excellent choice that you get early on, but it becomes a puppet’s worst nightmare when paired with the Booster Glaive Handle. The Dagger Blade is one of the fastest in the game, but its short length is a significant problem, making its Fable Arts ability to ignite enemies with Fire damage difficult to utilize. The lengthy Booster Glaive Handle gives you that reach while offering its Fable Arts attack for a wide-reaching swing that deals massive damage.
The best boss weapon for a Dexterity build in Lies of P is the Puppet Ripper. After defeating the King of Puppets and exchanging the Burnt-White King’s Ergo, you obtain this weapon that lives up to its name. It deals damage as it belongs to a Strength build while having everything in favor of Dex-focused players. Its two Fable Arts include a quick upward slash attack and a spinning attack that can land multiple deadly strikes.
Lies of P is available on PS4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and PC. It is also available for Game Pass subscribers.