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Re: Dark Souls - October 4th, 2011
You should find the Spider Shield for Blighttown. It reduces poison. There's also Ninja Gear in Blighttown that does the same. Also, make sure to buy a lot of poison and toxin heals. At least 15 poison heals and 10 toxin heals. The toxin guys are a pain in the ass, but they don't respawn.
Your class doesn't matter. If you think the thief looked cool, that is all that mattered. You started with the Master Key which is important. All classes can be built however you want since you have control over the stat leveling.
But generally, Warrior is good for newbies since it has a good strength/vitality and starting armor. The best overall will likely end up being the Pyromancer since he starts at level 1 and can be built the best since he has a few levels more to build.