This is based on Dark Souls 3 version 1.04, the current version at the time of this post. The infinite boss soul glitch has been patched so that’s not going to be used here. I can’t execute it consistently anyway.
Here’s a quick rundown:
- Roll a Knight. Or your preferred class. If you don’t have one, roll a Knight.
- Get the Fire Gem as your burial gift.
- Infuse your weapon of choice with the Fire Gem when you get to Firelink Shrine.
- Reinforce your weapon to +2 or +3, depending on how many shards you have.
- You now have an excellent weapon for the early part of the game.
- Optional: if you’re going with a Strength or quality build then farm the Dark Sword and infuse it with a Heavy Gem.
Optional steps if you don’t mind exploiting things:
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