I'm new to this game and have a couple questions. I started off as a knight and just rung the first bell. I've gotten my faith high enough for a healing spell, but from here I just want to go mostly melee, and be able to take hits like a champ. Where should I be putting stats? Str, Dex, or Vit? Thanks for any help!
Early game you should get your Str to 16 to wield the Drake Sword. After that, pump Vit and End. The more End you have, the more you can block with your shield. The more Vit you have, the more hits you can take if anyone ever gets past your guard.
Well, it's a bit hard to raise STR to 50 this early in the game. This is advice for the lower levels.
I'm doing the same build TC, Holy Knight focus on Strength. I'm level 15 now with a Broadsword +2 and it's doing pretty decent damage to enemies. Until you get this Drake Sword (haven't seen it yet) maybe you should go with that?
Is there any other way to get the Drake Sword other than shooting arrows at that dragons tail? I'd rather not do that because it kinda seems cheap, and I'd rather go by the book if you know what I mean. And I don't really plan on wielding anything 2 handed since I'm going to be using my shield most of the time.