There are also two easy crystal lizards in the catacombs along with some other nice items, and for my money it's worth it to do them properly with a real divine weapon in order to make sure you get that extra lantern for the ring of fog. I find that most of the gear I want to use fits well within the 25%-50% range so far (through Firesage today), and generally Havel's ring is what I need for a significant upgrade in capacity (half of 76.5 vs 51). For 25% I'm generally at dusk crown, pyro clothing with no gloves, using balder shield and a club. With Havel's I can add gloves and the crossbow. With 50% I can swap in stone or havel's gauntlets, and with havel's I can wear both legs and arms of one of those sets +/- crossbow. I don't think for most situations a helm other than the dusk crown makes sense, as with 2 slots of pyro that's your primary damage output and it needs to count. Centipede is about to be an exception, of course, as pyro is not too useful there, although I may try power within for shits and giggles. I don't like locking down my options with the RoFap outside of dedicated PvP, and I haven't really needed the dedicated stamina now that I have a balder shield at +15. But it was touch and go until I got to sen's because I couldn't get one of those damned things to drop. Immediately afterwards I have, of course, gotten like 5 on top of my pile of balder side swords I can't use and other great drops. I would like to invade people and just drop them, but I need to get my invasion orb because the cracked red is annoying as hell. I did some theme invasions this morning as a balder knight with a +5 regular club (unfortunately, none of the appropriate balder weapons are in my reach with dex 9). I kept pyro on hand for summons, and then had some pretty scrappy fights with others. Some really good fights, I thought, and I would like to imagine people appreciated a constrained invasion, by and large. At least they were bowing, apart from the NG+ guy who seemed really taken aback by the whole thing. Probably like me he's gotten used to not being invaded at all in SL1.