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DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:53 pm

So, where has this thread been the past 2+ years?
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I mean, love it or hate it, it's a game (and its upcoming sequel) that would probably benefit from a thread on ye olde forums.

So yea, invade this thread Dark Spirit XxXThEL3g3NDNvRDi3Z69XxX, I'll be waiting for you son!
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Snake-Aes » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:19 am

<3 Dark Souls

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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:57 am

Mmm, why didn't I ever make a Dark Souls thread? If anyone needs advice/help. Let me know, I speed-run this game (not too well haha) And have over 600 hours played, with Play Trophy on Ps3, and I had 100% Achievement completion on 360 before I traded it for Ps3 copy =]
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:58 am

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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Snake-Aes » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:59 pm

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There's a reason I love the greatshield of artorias + longsword +15 setup... (the other is kalameet)
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:54 pm

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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Worldie » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:01 am

Snake-Aes wrote:<3 Dark Souls

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Ahah I remember seeing someone on a stream play dark souls in between LoL queues and going like "omg a skeleton omg a skeleton omg a skeleton"
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:06 pm

Found one of these
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:40 am

o.o

Anyone have a particular recommendation for spears and its builds?
I'm usually prancing on a caster40 build or a sta/str/dex 40 with longsword, and haven't used spears much besides the starter area and the silver knight's because of hax range.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:56 am

I used Lightning spear, and ornstein's Spear for quite a bit on my most recent playthrough, and really once you learn the moveset, it's no different from a good Dex run. Get minimum str for drake sword for ezlolz before sens. Pick up lightning spear in sens, and then upgrade to hearts content. Dump all stats in dex/sta/vit
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Snake-Aes » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:25 am

Aubade wrote:I used Lightning spear, and ornstein's Spear for quite a bit on my most recent playthrough, and really once you learn the moveset, it's no different from a good Dex run. Get minimum str for drake sword for ezlolz before sens. Pick up lightning spear in sens, and then upgrade to hearts content. Dump all stats in dex/sta/vit
I almost always use str 14/16, yeah. The xxxxKnight shields are the shiz.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:13 am

I don't really PvP much, but my current build is

50 Vit
40 End
50 Dex
25 Str
40 Int
20 Attunement
11 Faith

with this build, (Plat trophy, so I have all pyro/magics/miracles) I can cast pretty much any buff on my weapon, minus the faith ones. As well as fast roll, high HP, and awesome damage. I use +5 Lighting/+15 Normal Uchigatanas, with Mask of the Child, Artorias Chest, Wanderer's Gloves, Artorias Legs, Ring of Favor, and Last ring is swapped depending on situation

I'm on NG+++++. Still no issues with any bosses, except manus if I mess up often.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:01 am

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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Snake-Aes » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:45 am

Passionario wrote:[Coolest ornstein&smough fanart ever]
What kind of fool is that? Just Estus +2 after the Bells? A Crest shield instead of silver knight? The audacity!
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:04 am

Snake-Aes wrote:What kind of fool is that? Just Estus +2 after the Bells? A Crest shield instead of silver knight? The audacity!

Maybe it's some kind of low-level challenge run?

(To be honest, I've never played DS myself, so all these things are a mystery to me)
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Snake-Aes » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:26 pm

hehe ^^ None of what I said relies on level, not more than 2 to 7 level gains anyway.

(Gear is not dependent on level, save for getting the required stats to use them)
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:09 pm

The new trailer for Dark Souls II looks BAD ASS!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9oIi8a07Ac
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:11 am

So I decided to try this game out. Got to Firelink Shrine with little fuss, but now I can't get past the graveyard - I run out of pyromancy charges after the first four skeletons and my tanking skills are not good enough to kill them in melee. :(

Edit: Tried going the other way, fell off a cliff, then got killed on the way back to bloodstain. :(
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:07 pm

Navigating the ledges is much preferred to trying to hoss the graveyard right away on your first playthrough :P General tip: if an area is owning your face harder than normal, you may be in the wrong place / have missed an upgrade ember.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:16 pm

Passionario wrote:So I decided to try this game out. Got to Firelink Shrine with little fuss, but now I can't get past the graveyard - I run out of pyromancy charges after the first four skeletons and my tanking skills are not good enough to kill them in melee. :(

Edit: Tried going the other way, fell off a cliff, then got killed on the way back to bloodstain. :(



Yeah, if you're trying to go through the graveyard, take this piece of advice.

There's nothing there that you can actively accomplish, until after you've beaten 1/2 the game =]

Try a different route!

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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:46 am

Acquiring the Drake sword and a shield with 100% physical resistance helped a lot. I still can't parry my way out of a paper bag, but I can still progress regardless (at least, for now).

Killed the gargoyles and the big glowy butterfly yesterday. I wonder where I should head next.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:50 am

Yeah, DrakeSword/100% Shield will hold you until you get to Sen's fortress. You should head to the depths or if you took master-key you can go through the Valley of the drakes and skip depths+most of blighttown.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:41 pm

In case you were confused about the story behind the game, I have a couple options for you:

1) You can rock-out to it with this bitchin' song - Tanooki Suit - Lordvessel

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2) You can watch this newly released summary (I am amazed at how good / accurate this is)

I would recommend both, for the lulz.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:08 am

Aubade wrote:You should head to the depths or if you took master-key you can go through the Valley of the drakes and skip depths+most of blighttown.

I took the tiny ring, because 'constant health regeneration' sounded like a pretty good deal. :oops:

Oh well. Just two-shotted Capra Demon, so I guess it's Depths time for me now.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:42 am

Heil wrote:2) You can watch this newly released summary (I am amazed at how good / accurate this is)

I would recommend both, for the lulz.


I just saw that this morning, couldn't stop laughing.

This one is hilarious too, and It will mentally prepare you for what will happen after you ring both bells.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5yw0wHQx9A
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