Master Shojindo wrote:
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 crap 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 ass 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. Edited, Dec 27th 2012 12:49pm by Eske