The vagabond character’s main stat is Faith, the soul level is 7, the mind of 14, and the strength of 11. So, basically how this works is you can use the faith weapons and cast dragon spells which require faith. This character’s main stat is faith so, faith build is more appropriate for this character.
You also have a vigor of 10 which is basically your health. Now after selecting a prophet as your character choose Golden Seed as your keepsake because you get an extra flask.
The weapons that you start with are a Short Spear, Finger Seal for casting spells, and a Rickety Shield. The two incantations that you get to start with are a Catch Flame and Heal. Catch Flame momentarily sparks flame from the hand and you use it in close combat against the enemies. Its casting time is low and also does a decent amount of damage. The Heal, on the other hand, does the healing for you and your allies nearby. It does cost a hefty amount of FP.
For the Faith build, you need more Faith than any other attribute so the stats shown in the image would be enough for you to use all the major incantations that deal massive damage with fire. You want to increase the Mind stat because the FP cost of incantations is higher so you don’t want to run out of the FP quickly. Increase Vigor for more health.
The first major item you are going to need is a Giant’s seal because you are going to use the spells of fire as your attack on the enemies.
For your weapon, you can use the Giant’s Red Braid as it does damage in all directions. It has a skill that coats your whip with fire and deals fire damage to enemies.
Location of Giant’s Seal
This seal can be found late in the game in the Mountaintops of the Giant region. You can find it in Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave Site of Grace shown in the image below.
You’ll find it in the room right before the boss of this dungeon by jumping over the railing of the bridge and it will be in a room right side of the enemy.
Location of Giant’s Red Braid
You can get it from the Finger Maiden, Enia at the roundtable after you trade the Remembrance of the Fire Giant.
You can wear Cleanrot armor set as it has high immunity and robustness resistance, as well as good physical and elemental damage absorption. You can change your headgear if you want to.
You can get this armor set in pieces from the cleanrot knights in Aeonia Swamp in Caelid region.
The first two incantations that we are going to use for this build are Flame, Grant me Strength, and Golden Vow. These are the two buffs of our build and are very important. You are going to cast these before every single major fight.
- Catch Flame: It does a burst of fire damage and it attacks faster than most of the swords in the game.
- Giantsflame, Take Thee: It’s the main damage of the build and you want to make sure that you charged it up before the fights. It does a ton of damage and it has an AoE attack that covers a great distance around the enemies as well.
The last two incantations we have are the optional you can select pretty much anything but as we have the talsimans for the fire damage so we have put fire spells. These two incantations do minimal damage. These are the Flame of the Fell God and Flame, Fall Upon Them. You can substitute these out if you want.
The Talismans that you want to use in this build are the ones that make your spells do more damage and cast faster. The four talismans for this build are the following:
- Fire Scorpion Charm: It increases all fire damage you deal by 12% while lowering your overall defenses.
- Flock’s Canvas Talisman: It boosts the damage of all incantations by 8%.
- Godfrey Icon: It increases the damage of all charged spells and weapon skills. The charged fire incantations combine really well with this talisman as it increases the damage of incantations.
- Redagon Icon: It increases your spell casting speed allowing you to cast spells more rapidly.
For Physick Flask for this build, you definitely want to get the Flame-Shrouding Cracked Tear from the Erd Tree in Caelid. It boosts all of your fire damage for 3 minutes just to even further maximize your fire damage output.
The second tear in your flask is up to your preference, if you have a personal favorite tear then use that as the second tear in your flask.
That is pretty much it for the Faith build which does damage due to fire. This build can also be used in other classes such as Confessor and Vagabond.