I tried. He isn't having it. I tried convincing him to at least go Vit for a while to get the static defense increases(and get him out of fat rolling while wearing Havel's ring), but not even that would fly.
And honestly, Vigor Softcaps at 26 and 40(after 26, HP goes up slower, but you start getting heavy increases to frostbite resist til 40; 27 gets you a round 1k hp, iirc). But it's his character to ***** up. Not my place to say much.
Speaking of things that are making me lose faith in humanity...anyone here ever try sunbroing Yhorm? I did six runs yesterday. In four of them, it was at least three of us, and I was the only one with a Storm Ruler. In one, only me and the other sunbro had one. The other, there were four of us all using them. It was kinda hilarious. Wish I'd remembered to record it.
Also, I'm thinking of rolling my next character as something of a tribute to Shalltear Bloodfallen, the Bloody Valkyrie of Nazarick. Thinking something like 27vig, 24att, 30end, 15vit, 18str/dex, 15 int/fth, 40lck. Then I'd wield Hollow Warden Twinblades and use either Carthus Rouge(PvP or bosses) or Blessed Weapon, both pontiff eye rings, fire witch's set(diff helm). Situationally: Power within, regeneration, tears of denial and hidden body. Apparently with the twinblades and the rouge, you proc bleed ridiculously quickly
. Think it would be interesting for bosses, and might even do some invading.