There are many items and stats in Dark Souls 3 — and many of them are useful, such as weapons, souls, titanite shards, arrows, Vigor, Dexterity, Endurance, and even rings. But what about Luck? Is it useful and should you invest Souls in it? So, I’m here to answer your question, what does luck do in Dark Souls 3?
What Class is Best for a Luck Build
If you would like to create a Luck build, a good place to start is to choose the Thief class as they start with 14 luck. At Firelink-Shrine, buy a better weapon (the starting dagger is useless) or kill the naked monk at the top of the stairs to the left of the exterior.
He has a Katana which deals bleed damage and it’ll cut through you like a hot knife through butter. Be careful. Is it important to kill him? No. You can return later when you’re stronger and have better weapons. The point is it’s all about bleed damage — and the fact that a lot of people don’t think to put Souls into Luck.
How Does Hollowing Work in Dark Souls 3
If you sacrifice yourself, you become hollow. For every death, you gain +1 to the Hollowing level. But you lose the Hollow effect if you heal the Dark Sigil (become human again).
At 15 or more hollowing, your appearance changes and you get max luck-scaling for hollow-infused weapons. In order to Infuse your weapons with hollow, you need Profaned Coal.
This is found in the lower cells in Irithyll dungeon beyond vicious rats. Hollow-gems are another item used in an infusion to create a hollow weapon. These can be farmed from Corvian Storytellers, but it’ll take some time. If you’ve already got points in Luck, you’ll notice drop rates increasing. Trust me it’s worth it.
While the above knowledge is more for an experienced/ novice player — it’s worth knowing. This build will work surprisingly well in PvP and PvE, since bleed is a quick killer.
We’ve all been there after an attack, and seen the bar gradually rise then once full a chunk of health is gone. You too can be devious and overpowered with this strategy.
Luck Builds and Bleed Weapons
If you’re currently using a bleed weapon, buy some Carthus Rouge — it applies bleed to your right hand weapon. Yes, apply bleed to a bleed weapon. This will rip through your opponents in a flash, resulting in fewer hits required per kill.
The Shrine Handmaid in Firelink Shrine sells Carthus Rouge for 1,000 Souls after you give her the Grave Warden’s Ashes. They’re also dropped by Skeletons and Skeleton Swordsmen in the Catacombs of Carthus.
Luck can be incredibly rewarding when coupled with a bleed weapon, but it also increases the chance of an enemy dropping loot. A Luck build in the right hands will create a powerful warrior but is it worth it? Would you prefer to have increased drops and take fewer hits to kill the enemy? Play with different builds and see what works for you. And that ladies and gentlemen is your answer to what does Luck do in Dark Souls 3?