Not sure what your stats are but it scales really well with a Sharp infusion. I don't think Astora's SS is a bad weapon, I actually really like it and have used it on more than one faith build. both SSS and Astora SS are short swords and not longswords. Astora UGS is good. also they share the moveset, with the exception that SSS don't have the WA stance of Astora's because it is the buff. I think the B scaling in faith is going to offset the c/c vs d/d. Let me know if you have some tips which I can add or if you even gonna try it out yourself! the Sunlight Straight Sword IS a faith weapon, and the best choice for a ss on a faith build. Paladin build - PvE Astora Greatsword, Astora Straight Sword, Lothric Knight Sword Hi, Im building a Melee/Faith Holy/Corrupt Paladin character which uses the S scaling of the Astora Greatsword and Lothric Knight Sword if Lightning infused. Paladin build - PvE Astora Greatsword, Astora Straight Sword, Lothric Knight Sword Hi, Im building a Melee/Faith Holy/Corrupt Paladin character which uses the S scaling of the Astora Greatsword and Lothric Knight Sword if Lightning infused. Follow this walkway around the room, and drop down at the end to the next level, a chest containing the sword will be next to you. See which one is better for you for various situations. The move set is nice, and as long as your strategy isn't to overwhelm with high DR it is viable. Descend the ladder and enter the building, go past the Lothric Knight, and turn right into a path blocked by some crates and barrels. My first build was 40 luck/60 faith and using Lightning Clutch Ring and casting Lightning Blade and Sacred Oath gave me a AR of 759, which is pretty ridiculous on a straight sword. Lothric Knight Greatsword is also really strong but higher stat requirements. thefabregas22 4 years ago #1. Notes. Hi, Im building a Melee/Faith Holy/Corrupt Paladin character which uses the S scaling of the Astora Greatsword and Lothric Knight Sword if Lightning infused. For your faith build I would recommend Sunlight Straight Sword that you can buff with Lightning Blade. I could also get about 865 AR with Flynn's Ring and Lloyd's Shield Ring on top of that, but of course that is inconvenient. about raw astora, yes it got nerfed a bit. Once Astora's straight sword starts to lose it's charm, you can move to pretty much any weapon because the stats are high enough to use most weapons. Moveset + Show Straight Sword Moveset + Show Stamina Consumption Information. Faith: 14; Spells: Fireball and Force Weapon: Right hand: Astora's straight sword/Pyromancy flame, Left hand: Dragon crest shield/talisman.