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#352 Nov 24 2012 at 4:00 PM Rating: Good
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I ended up re rolling Pyromancer, with a focus on Dex. Using an Uchigatana +7 atm, I Finished the Depths last night and tried to quick - run blight town, and got crushed by quelaag. Only level 20 atm, so I'm going to boost myself as much as possible then come back.

What level is your pyromancy flame? Get that up above 5 or so and she shouldn't be too bad.

Also, anyone try the Dragon Bare Fisties Challenge? My roommate's been working on it off and on for a while.
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#353 Nov 24 2012 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
Holy smokes pyromancy is strong. I got the guy in my camp now and he upped my glove to +6 so far. Now I two shot stone giants with fire orbs. My guy is all str dex and end too. I think my int is like 9... (Must not reroll again but totally going to try a pyromancer after this knight)

I'm level 32 and I just beat gaping dragon + moonlight butterfly. Have not tried the dreaded blight town yet because I am obsessed with grinding.

Oh and I got invaded in the Depths so I guess that error about windows live and offline mode is just a clever ruse. I was pretty surprised but I whooped the guy with my +5 longsword using stab slashes. He dropped me 2 humanity and like 13k souls. Thanks random guy!
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#354 Nov 25 2012 at 12:40 AM Rating: Good
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One thing to note, in case you didn't know, is Pyromancy doesn't scale with any stats, so you can invest a lot early, and deal a **** load of damage. Having Fire Orb definately helped with Gaping Dragon. My next move before re attempting Quelaag is to farm 70-100k souls and dump them into my pyro glove, then onto Sens Fortress.
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#355 Nov 25 2012 at 8:22 AM Rating: Good
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One thing to note, in case you didn't know, is Pyromancy doesn't scale with any stats, so you can invest a lot early, and deal a **** load of damage. Having Fire Orb definately helped with Gaping Dragon. My next move before re attempting Quelaag is to farm 70-100k souls and dump them into my pyro glove, then onto Sens Fortress.



Ah, good to know. I kind of had the feeling that might be the case after nuking around a bit.



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#356 Nov 25 2012 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
So I decided I was not liking how my knight was doing in either blight town or the catacombs. Decided to roll me up a new pyromancer, kill to Taurus, and invest in faith up to 14 with end and vit.

Then I used the master key from the elevator down to new londo ruins/Valley of Drakes and promptly suicide ran the undead drake to pick up Dragon crest shield and Astora's strait sword. I'm a fan of longswords in the game with both thrust and slash. Plus it does Divine damage until I can go get me the ember to make ascended divine weapons.

Going for a Faithomancer ish type thing this time see how I like that. Plus I was really regretting not having master key to skip the top of blightown if I wanted. I'll never finish this game at this rate of rerolling >.>
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#357 Nov 25 2012 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
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The character I had 80% finished the game with was a Pyromancer with a lot of str/dex. I was using the Black Knight Halberd +5. You shouldn't be any where near the Catacombs. You're not supposed to go there until after Anor Londo, which is pretty tough. Blighttown is where you're supposed to be (to ring the second bell). Although I guess part of what's so great about Dark Souls is you can do the game in a really weird order, if you want.
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#359 Nov 25 2012 at 3:50 PM Rating: Good
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The character I had 80% finished the game with was a Pyromancer with a lot of str/dex. I was using the Black Knight Halberd +5. You shouldn't be any where near the Catacombs. You're not supposed to go there until after Anor Londo, which is pretty tough. Blighttown is where you're supposed to be (to ring the second bell). Although I guess part of what's so great about Dark Souls is you can do the game in a really weird order, if you want.


Cool arcade pick.

I thought Catacombs seemed easier with a divine weapon than the top of Blighttown did without a fire sword. So I was going to unlock the giant BS and get a firesword.

It's all good now though every new character my concept is tightening up and I can get caught back up in less than half the time it took before. Just since this morning I am already level 20 on the Faithomancer. Killed Gargoyles and Capra demon, traded to snuggy to +3 my Astora with twinkling titanite, and freed the pyro NPC. Got my glove to +3 and I'm off to kill the moth and grab my divine ember. Mostly it's just knowing where everything is and how to move through it quickly.

I know Dex over 35 will scale to casting speed but I figured I would go faith instead so I can use a mix of pyro and cleric spells. I freaking love having heal slotted. Saves so much on estus between fights. Mine is already scaling to a near full heal. Plus I figure acended divine longsword +10 should scale similar to what a dex weapon would. Probably not completely but most likely close enough with wicked spells on top.

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#360 Nov 26 2012 at 1:13 AM Rating: Good
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Sgriob wrote:
The character I had 80% finished the game with was a Pyromancer with a lot of str/dex. I was using the Black Knight Halberd +5. You shouldn't be any where near the Catacombs. You're not supposed to go there until after Anor Londo, which is pretty tough. Blighttown is where you're supposed to be (to ring the second bell). Although I guess part of what's so great about Dark Souls is you can do the game in a really weird order, if you want.
The Catacombs is really easy if you have a divine damage weapon. I often go there after the gargoyles to +5 Fire a weapon and grab the item that allows you to kindle up to 20 flasks before continuing on.

I'm not a fan of the area beyond without having Homing Soul Mass, but the catacombs itself is rather easy.
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#361 Nov 27 2012 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
My new build is working out great so far. Decided to Sunbro so I could get lightning spear. Now I can burn them with pyro or lance them like Zeus. Enchanted a Divine Balder Side Sword to +5 and it seems to do great with my 25 faith. Using a mix of armors between +6 Elite Knight and +5 Pyro sets depending on if I want speed or stability for an area.

After I one shot Gaping D I decided to more fully explore Dark root forest and basin. Farmed up those 2k XP guys for a while and killed Hydra and Havil for his ring.

By that time I was like SL40 so I figured I wanted to see how the top of Blighttown was with the new build and higher level. Completely different story. I just basically wrecked the joint and laughed manically. I'm planning on killing Quelaag tonight but I think I might up my STR to +16 first from 12 so I can use my BK shield on her. I've got the dragon crest as a fallback but that's only 85% fire reduce compared to 95%.

Haven't decided if that 10% is worth wasting 4 points in Str that does not really suit my build but it might also allow me to dink around with slightly heavier weapon/sheild types.
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#362 Nov 28 2012 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
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You can do the catacombs first thing if you want to. It's the tomb of the giants that you shouldn't really bother with until you have the lordvessel.
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#363 Nov 28 2012 at 2:40 AM Rating: Good
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Right now I've got Quelaag down, my Pyro glove is at Ascended +1, I'm using an Uchigatana +10, with a Divine Shotel +1 for when I plan on going through the Catacombs(going to upgrade more, the vendor at the top of Sens Fortress sells Green Titanite), and I'm upgrading another weapon to turn into Quelaags boss soul weapon by the time I get to the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. This will be my second time through this part of the game.Furthest I've been was getting wrecked by the four kings as a Sorcerer. So far I've spent less than an hour grinding souls, and I've gained about 300k of them over the last couple of days.
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#364 Nov 28 2012 at 3:01 AM Rating: Good
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Right now I've got Quelaag down, my Pyro glove is at Ascended +1, I'm using an Uchigatana +10, with a Divine Shotel +1 for when I plan on going through the Catacombs(going to upgrade more, the vendor at the top of Sens Fortress sells Green Titanite), and I'm upgrading another weapon to turn into Quelaags boss soul weapon by the time I get to the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. This will be my second time through this part of the game.Furthest I've been was getting wrecked by the four kings as a Sorcerer. So far I've spent less than an hour grinding souls, and I've gained about 300k of them over the last couple of days.
If you already have the covetous gold serpent ring and the rusted ring, the leeches in blighttown near the giant tree drop an absurd amount of green shards(and large shards). When I was farming large shards to upgrade my Balder shield, I ended up with something like 45 green shards in the process(results probably atypical, but I'm sure you could still get 20-25 in no time).


Edited, Nov 28th 2012 2:02am by Poldaran
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#365 Nov 28 2012 at 8:47 AM Rating: Good
My Quelagg went down like a bish with sunbro lightening bolts. Probably made the fight too easy. Not that I am complaining heh, was just a pleasant surprise.
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#366 Nov 28 2012 at 8:49 AM Rating: Good
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I am pretty sure I just facetanked her with Iron Flesh. I am also pretty sure that shortly thereafter, there was a nerf to Iron Flesh. Smiley: lol
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#367 Dec 01 2012 at 7:55 PM Rating: Good
Fire Claymore +5, Eagle Shield +10, Silver Knight Armor +3 + 7 Wanderer Hood (I don't like the silver knight helm), Pyro Glove Ascended +5, = Dead Smough and Ornstien!

I even killed Smough first so I could get Ornstiens armour. Man that fight is a summnabish. Love this game.
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#368 Dec 02 2012 at 7:17 PM Rating: Good
Double posting like a pro to say: 4 Kings down. Stone Giant Armor, Lightning Claymore +5. Charge and 2 hand with grass shield for stam to burn them each down before the next could spawn. Took 2 tries before I got it down.

Edited, Dec 2nd 2012 5:18pm by Shojindo
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#369 Dec 02 2012 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
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I need to stop playing WoW, and start catching up, unfortunately I'm behind in WoW aswell. I'm on Ornstein and Smough now, haven't attempted them yet, gonna want 'til I cap my Pyro Glove and get a bit more Vitality.
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#370 Dec 10 2012 at 8:41 PM Rating: Good
So last week I was on crystal cavern with my Faithomancer and got kinda bored. Also I realized I did it again and because I wanted to use Ornstiens stuff and dragonslayer greatbow I had a very balanced non specialized character. I was not doing bad though, I fully intended to continue the character...

So I rolled a Sorc just to try out some spells. Now he is 87 and on the last boss of the game with all the souls needed to open up the last area.

Dex = 40
Int =40
End, Vit, STR between16-19 will boost end and vit first in NG+

Moonsoul GS + 5, Uchi +15,

Was doing Velika's Rapier + 5 for a while and it was fun but eventually the Uchi and the MLGS just out shined it. Crystal Magic Weapon + Uchi15 is the boss destroyer. The amount of damage you can spam out with that + stam regen items, while two handed is just insane. Gonna do the AotA expansion area first before moving on to new game plus.

This game is definitely a classic. Looking forward to DS2 hopefully they don't water it down to much and kill the charm.
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#371 Dec 16 2012 at 11:44 PM Rating: Good
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Picked up my game again after a small break. I just got to Anor Londo. It's the most beautiful, awful place I've seen in the game, thusfar.



.... Those two bow knights, man, seriously.
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#372 Dec 17 2012 at 4:05 AM Rating: Good
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.... Those two bow knights, man, seriously.
Trade the crow to get a ring of fog. Those two are easy mode if they can't see you as you approach.
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#373 Dec 17 2012 at 7:10 AM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
.... Those two bow knights, man, seriously.
Trade the crow to get a ring of fog. Those two are easy mode if they can't see you as you approach.


Nah, s'all good. By the time I'd make it back to do that, I'm sure I'd be able to pass them. I almost got through them last time by making them run off the cliff; bet I can manage it as is.

It's just that this is the first part of the game where I feel like it's actually trolling me. The big armored knights are laughably impossible to kill, and it's a minor miracle that I crossed the beams in the church without falling. Also, the demons tear me apart; I've just been running past them.

But I'll manage. Smiley: lol
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#374 Dec 17 2012 at 7:37 AM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
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.... Those two bow knights, man, seriously.
Trade the crow to get a ring of fog. Those two are easy mode if they can't see you as you approach.


Nah, s'all good. By the time I'd make it back to do that, I'm sure I'd be able to pass them. I almost got through them last time by making them run off the cliff; bet I can manage it as is.

It's just that this is the first part of the game where I feel like it's actually trolling me. The big armored knights are laughably impossible to kill, and it's a minor miracle that I crossed the beams in the church without falling. Also, the demons tear me apart; I've just been running past them.

But I'll manage. Smiley: lol
How much damage are you doing to the big knights? They have an easy way to get them to give you an opening, but if you're not doing enough DPS, they'll just heal up to full over and over.
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#375 Dec 17 2012 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
.... Those two bow knights, man, seriously.
Trade the crow to get a ring of fog. Those two are easy mode if they can't see you as you approach.


Nah, s'all good. By the time I'd make it back to do that, I'm sure I'd be able to pass them. I almost got through them last time by making them run off the cliff; bet I can manage it as is.

It's just that this is the first part of the game where I feel like it's actually trolling me. The big armored knights are laughably impossible to kill, and it's a minor miracle that I crossed the beams in the church without falling. Also, the demons tear me apart; I've just been running past them.

But I'll manage. Smiley: lol
How much damage are you doing to the big knights? They have an easy way to get them to give you an opening, but if you're not doing enough DPS, they'll just heal up to full over and over.


Hmm, I don't know off the top of my head. Probably not much. I'm in a tanky faith build with no more than an unbuffed divine partizan/lightning spear and the drake sword to my name. My damage output isn't anything to write home about.

I suspect I'd be able to take down a single one well enough, but most I saw were in pairs, so I deemed them not worth the trouble right now. They're easy enough to avoid. The demons gave me more fits - I had to find ways to lure them off edges.


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#376 Dec 17 2012 at 9:55 AM Rating: Good
If you have a great shield you can just riot shield the right hand knight off the ledge by rolling up to the corner and making him draw his sword. Then just block him and he will fall off. On my first guy I got really good at parrying them with a target shield. It's hard to parry the halberd ones but the sword knights are super easy to parry and counter.

I got a new toon now with 40 STR 40 End and he had the easiest Anno Londor ever. Great Shield + Zweihander you can 2-3 hit the giants. R2 strong knocks knights over spat on their face. Totally hilarious.

I farmed the 2 big giants before orn and smo for chuncks to make a lightning Zwei +5 and that thing is so fun. Walk through the giants legs. Swing twice, profit.

Now I have moved on to using a Manserpent GS +15. That sword does sick damage with A scaling on str. I'm also wearing Black Iron Tarkus gear with a great shield of Ast. Need havels ring and a RoFaP just to stay under 50% weight but I could just sit their and block Flame demon boss on the way to Izalith and 4 kings was silly easy.

I don't know why str builds get a bad rap. I'm using 0 magic or pyro just a **** ton of str, end and vit and it's my easiest run through NG yet. Almost to Nito on him and he is the last one.
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#377 Dec 17 2012 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
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I suspect I'd be able to take down a single one well enough, but most I saw were in pairs, so I deemed them not worth the trouble right now. They're easy enough to avoid. The demons gave me more fits - I had to find ways to lure them off edges.
They're mostly pretty easy to solo pull. And in many cases, you can arrow them to death without them moving an inch.
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#378 Dec 18 2012 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
Welp I knocked out AoTA, was pretty cool I liked it. I kind of want to use Chester's Guy Fawkes mask with the Dark and gold tracers now. I might pump my dex in NG+ just to mess around with some of the new shinies.

I decided to farm the black knights in kiln of the first flame a bit before taking on Gwyn becuase I always wanted to try the Black Knight Great Axe:

http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Black+Knight+Greataxe

Holy **** this thing is beastmode at +5 and 40 str. Great range and really decent stam usage for the how hard the R1 hits. I'm not sure if I am that thrilled with the R2 leap but I am getting more used to it.

So after that I decided to say **** it and take the plunge finally to NG+ after 215 hours played, 3 toons to 80SL+ and way to many 20-30SL's.

I still don't feel done with this game yet either. Going to play around in NG + and I still got a clean pure Dex archer + Dagger/Uchi toon I want to mess with.

Edited, Dec 18th 2012 12:18pm by Shojindo
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#379 Dec 27 2012 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
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I decided to farm the black knights in kiln of the first flame a bit before taking on Gwyn becuase I always wanted to try the Black Knight Great Axe:

http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Black+Knight+Greataxe

Holy **** this thing is beastmode at +5 and 40 str. Great range and really decent stam usage for the how hard the R1 hits. I'm not sure if I am that thrilled with the R2 leap but I am getting more used to it.


Durr....I want that. I decided to switch things up from my spear & board style. Buffed up my STR, and am now using a Fire Great Axe to pancake enemies with. So much fun.

I feel like I'm making pretty good progress. As part of the STR-boosting efforts, I upgraded to a tower shield, and used that to bop the right Anor Londo archer knight off of his ledge and progress. After that, things went pretty smoothly. I actually found Ornstein & Smough to be a fairly simple fight. I got a lot of mileage out of using Smough's fat **** to block Ornstein and get him stuck on the opposite side from me. I came within moments of beating them twice solo, but couldn't quite manage against the 2nd form Ornstein (was trying to get his items). So I brought Solaire along, and accidentally had him kill Ornstein first. Decided to just go with it. Smough's 2nd form turned out much easier, even after Solaire bit it hard. 3 tries, total.

Oddly enough, I was much more frustrated with Sif. He killed me a good 4 times with that spinning double slash because the camera freaks out when you're underneath him, and I couldn't see the attack coming. Plus it takes forever to make it back to him.

Just finished the Catacombs and Painted World. Took one go at Tomb of the Giants, fell down a pit I couldn't see, got annoyed, and turned the game off.

I'm not gonna like that place.

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#380 Dec 27 2012 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
Jah, Tomb kinda sucks. What light source are you using? I found that on my pure melee toons with no light spell from oolicile that using the skull lantern was kind of lame. I would slowly discover the enemies then switch back to shield and fight them in the dark. But the multi hit combo attacks of the bone doggies take a lot of stam without high stability and poise. And dodging them with fall to your death around every corner is not so good either.

I found going to Demon Ruins/ Lost Izalith before Tomb of the Giants was better for me. That way I could pick up the sunlight maggot helm from the lost Izalith shortcut. No need to be Chaos servent +2 to open the door if you come in from behind the bridge with the respawning Titanite Demon.

I've done tombs on like 5 toons now and I still get mixed up at certain points in the dark area. Smiley: blush


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#381 Dec 27 2012 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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Jah, Tomb kinda sucks. What light source are you using?


...There are light sources in this game?

I was just slowly walking straight-ish from floaty colored light to floaty colored light......
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#382 Dec 27 2012 at 2:45 PM Rating: Good
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Jah, Tomb kinda sucks. What light source are you using?


...There are light sources in this game?

I was just slowly walking straight-ish from floaty colored light to floaty colored light......


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http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Sunlight+Maggot

http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Skull+Lantern

http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Cast+Light

Doing the entire zone completely blind would be epic though!
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Master Shojindo wrote:
Jah, Tomb kinda sucks. What light source are you using?


...There are light sources in this game?

I was just slowly walking straight-ish from floaty colored light to floaty colored light......


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http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Sunlight+Maggot

http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Skull+Lantern

http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Cast+Light

Doing the entire zone completely blind would be epic though!


Smiley: lol

Well, woops. Don't think I picked up a skull lantern in the Catacombs, IIRC. And since I've already placed the Lordvessel, I guess it'll be a while before I see a chance at Cast Light again. I suppose I'll go through the Demon Ruins, or whatever, then?

Derp.
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#384 Dec 28 2012 at 4:51 AM Rating: Good
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Placing the lordvessel shouldn't stop you getting Cast Light from Dusk. Just kill the Hydra in Darkroot Basin, kill the golden golem, then bob's your uncle, you've got cast light.

Edit: I could be missing something, It's 6 am and I've not slept yet.

Edited, Dec 28th 2012 5:52am by Sgriob
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Jah, Tomb kinda sucks. What light source are you using?


...There are light sources in this game?

I was just slowly walking straight-ish from floaty colored light to floaty colored light......
Smiley: facepalm

You just made my morning. Smiley: laugh
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#386 Dec 28 2012 at 8:44 AM Rating: Good
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Sgriob wrote:
Placing the lordvessel shouldn't stop you getting Cast Light from Dusk. Just kill the Hydra in Darkroot Basin, kill the golden golem, then bob's your uncle, you've got cast light.

Edit: I could be missing something, It's 6 am and I've not slept yet.


Well, this is what the wiki says:

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After the player acquires and places the Lordvessel, Dusk's summon sign will cease to appear. Instead, the player must acquire the Broken Pendant from the crystal golem in the beginning of the Duke's Archives and bring it to the area where Dusk's golem appeared in the Darkroot Basin to access a portal to Oolacile. In the Oolacile Sanctuary Elizabeth will sell Dusk's sorceries in her stead.


I don't have a clue where the Duke's Archives are, but I'm already at the Fire Demon dude in the Demon's Ruins, so I figured I'd just bum around there until I find that Sunlight Maggot thingy.

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Jah, Tomb kinda sucks. What light source are you using?


...There are light sources in this game?

I was just slowly walking straight-ish from floaty colored light to floaty colored light......
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You just made my morning. Smiley: laugh


My next attempt was going to be turning up the brightness on my TV, and seeing if that worked. Smiley: tongue

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#387 Dec 28 2012 at 9:25 AM Rating: Good
Plus on my first play through I had the light spell and I missed the epic conclusion of the jolly cooperation story line because I never bothered to hunt for the sunlight maggot.

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#388 Jan 03 2013 at 3:45 PM Rating: Good
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Just a heads up; Demon's Souls is being added to the PSN Store next Tuesday, and from the 8th to the 14th the game is going to be Pure White Tendency.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/01/03/download-demons-souls-on-psn-tuesday/
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#389 Jan 03 2013 at 5:06 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
Master Shojindo wrote:
Jah, Tomb kinda sucks. What light source are you using?


...There are light sources in this game?

I was just slowly walking straight-ish from floaty colored light to floaty colored light......
Smiley: facepalm

You just made my morning. Smiley: laugh


So! I backtracked to the Demon Ruins and successfully got mahself a sunlight maggot hat. I assume Solaire will be jealous.

The Centipede Demon was the bane of my existence. I died a good 10 times against him before realizing that the fight is much easier if you spend the beginning of it finding a better place to make your stand. He had been continually knocking me into the lava. Once I found a bigger patch of land to fight on, he went down in a single attempt.

Tomb of the Giants was much simpler thereafter, of course. Though those giant dog/gorilla-skeleton things managed to get me a few times along the way. If they pin you into a corner (easy considering how much they charge at you) they'll perpetually attack until your stamina's gone, or you fall off a cliff. Nasty buggers. I also opted to miss a few items along the way - I was tired of running about in the dark, and you couldn't pay me to jump into that pit with the small army of giant skeletons for whatever was in there. I took one look down and said "Nope!"

Gravelord Neato went down on my first try. Found him to be, with the exception of Pinwheel, the easiest boss in the game. Now I can finally ditch my divine weapon...almost got enough strength to one-hand the Dragon King G. Axe (or w/e it's called).

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#391 Jan 10 2013 at 2:26 PM Rating: Good
Yeah you need the divine weapon to full kill his adds then he is gravy. Kind of annoying when his aoe kills the last couple hp of a skelly though and it pops up.

Also you did not see Solaire down there by the maggots? Hmm, I wonder if you missed a place you have to summon him. Not a big deal you just get his armors and it's nothing special. Except if you care about completing NPC stories for fun.
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Also you did not see Solaire down there by the maggots? Hmm, I wonder if you missed a place you have to summon him. Not a big deal you just get his armors and it's nothing special. Except if you care about completing NPC stories for fun.


I used the shortcut in front of the Firesage Demon boss to enter whatever that zone is....Lost Izalith? Killed the maggot, got the helmet, turned myself right around and left.

I've only used him as a summon once - for O & S. According to the wiki, I think I should still be good to save him...just have to run into him again.
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If you've killed the maggot, and he's not gone insane in the shortcut, then you've saved him. I can't play Dark Souls anymore, GFWL thinks both of my Live accounts don't exist, or I'm using the wrong password, but I've used the same password/username combo to log into xbox.com and check that it's right, and it is.
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Namco Bandai hopes some of the Dark Souls fans out there are ready to get creative. A design contest launched on the sequel's official Facebook page today, so you can start coming up with your very own original shield design now.

Designs can be submitted through May 13, after which the contest will enter a voting only phase until May 20. The shield with the most fan votes will then enter a final round of judging by the Dark Souls II development team at FromSoftware in Japan. The team will choose six winning shield designs to be included in Dark Souls II, so your work of art could actually end up in the game.

Winners will be announced at San Diego Comic-Con, which takes place July 18-21. Here's Namco Bandai's step-by-step basic info for entering:



How to enter the DARK SOULS II Shield Design Contest:

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● Submit your finished designs via Facebook before May 14, 2013



Anyone plan on testing their shield designing might?
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#396 Jul 27 2013 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
LOOK THIS THREAD IS BACK FROM THE DEAD HA ITS FUNNY CUZ OF THE GAME YOU DIE AND ARE UNDEAD AND-

OK anyway, few things for anyone still playing.

- The knights in Anor Londo are retarded easy to kill. Don't lock on, roll/walk through their legs, stab backs of knees.
- The archers are easier with the Wolf Ring
- Never trade for the Fog Ring, so not worth it. Join the Forest Hunter Covenant, then get 3 kills in PvP. It took me a bit but with others doing it you eventually will luck out. Don't forget you can leave a Covenant with no penalty at the priest in the church
- Duke's Archives are past the giant guard on the far left side of the area just after you leave the first bonfire

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And who here is massively excited for Dark Souls 2? I may actually pre-order it... which is beyond rare for me these days.
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started playing this again and got to the first boss on the bridge (go me right?). I was fighting him well, learning his routine and mitigating his damage enough that I think I would win. Then i got knocked off the bridge and he fell with me.

I didnt get to loot him, and didnt get his souls. Is it a big deal at all? Or should i restart the game? I think i could back to him very quickly now that I know what I'm doing, but i'd be a little annoyed if all i got was some demon dust and 500 souls or something.
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#398 Oct 03 2013 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
Not a big deal KT. He drops an axe but you would be too weak to use it for a long time anyway and it's not that special.

Edit:* **** anytime someone bumps this thread I want to play again but I know I played this game to death. I can still navigate this world completely in my mind after a year. Come on DS 2!

Edited, Oct 3rd 2013 12:30pm by Shojindo
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started playing this again and got to the first boss on the bridge (go me right?). I was fighting him well, learning his routine and mitigating his damage enough that I think I would win. Then i got knocked off the bridge and he fell with me.

I didnt get to loot him, and didnt get his souls. Is it a big deal at all? Or should i restart the game? I think i could back to him very quickly now that I know what I'm doing, but i'd be a little annoyed if all i got was some demon dust and 500 souls or something.
Yeah, no biggie.

Got back into playing a few weeks ago as well, because my roommates have been watching Vaatividya and EpicNameBro stuff. I'm now one trophy away from platting it, which all I need to get for that is the DMB miracle.

For the record, Manus is a **** if you have the same Stam that you started with.
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