Originally Posted by Richard Tanner
So what is everyone's preference for Ring setups and covenants?
I ended up making a mistake and equipping the Ring of Favor and Protection so that's got to stay on now. I usually wear either the Wolf Ring (increases poise) or the Ring that lesses Physical damage. Serpent ring when grinding LDO
As for covenants...I'm not in one. I kept thinking I'd join one eventually, but never got around to it. I honestly have no idea what is best for a Ranged based non-magic/faith user. Any thoughts/stories?
Covenants are more of a way to change how you interact with the online world than they are about PvE play style. There are however some important covenants for faith users. If you join the sun bros you get access to 3 offensive spear miracles. The last one requires a 50 faith and the end boss soul though. Gravelord servants give you a cool sword that does toxic damage as well as 2 AoE damage spells similar to WoG, but longer cast time and higher radius. The covenant that big tits runs gives you some healing miracles, although I think you can get those in Duke's Archive as well. Darkwraith, Forest Hunter, & Dark Moon are the best for PvP. Chaos Servants give you some new pyromancies, dragon covenant turns you into a dragon.
Re: wolf ring, you only really need it if you're about to fight something that's going to knock you around and aren't wearing armor that gives good poise like the Taurus Demons.