Following Dark Souls Page 1519

  • dominalien 15 Sep 2020 13:42:11 10,068 posts
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    Only quaddy is better, right?
  • Graxlar_v3 15 Sep 2020 13:42:38 10,654 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    Only quaddy is better, right?
    Bitchii, she who reigns above all others
  • ZuluHero 15 Sep 2020 13:55:54 9,488 posts
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    I'm pretty sure she could play all the soulsborne games blindfolded.
  • ZuluHero 15 Sep 2020 13:56:39 9,488 posts
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    wuntyate wrote:
    Fuck me. He's off school (in-service day) and I get a text at work:

    "Killed O&S, went to Painted World and killed Priscilla"

    WTF
    /Hangs up sword in shame.
  • quadfather 15 Sep 2020 14:04:45 37,416 posts
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    I couldn't even FIND the painted world for a few months
  • wuntyate 15 Sep 2020 14:40:01 15,825 posts
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    I have the feeling youtube has been giving him a bigger hand than me.

    Fair play to him though. Even with summons, the likes of O&S used to kick my arse regularly.
  • wuntyate 21 Sep 2020 18:40:07 15,825 posts
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    Well. He's at the kiln...

    Bed of Chaos (unsurprisingly) gave him the most trouble but everything else has gone down 2nd or 3rd attempt. I just watched his 2nd attempt against Nito. Stlll had 13 or 14 estus left (he's been pissing away humanity by pretty much kindling EVERY bonfire). I've let him know Gwyn will send him straight into NG+ so he's off to have another crack at Artorias.

    He's also summoned no one else so fair play to him - he's completely soloed the second half of the game.
  • Malek86 21 Sep 2020 18:44:28 11,181 posts
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    Sorry but Gwyn is still an ass. Either you are very good at parrying, or you are going to get screwed. I always just summon someone because I can't be bothered (also with the super long road back to his fog door).
  • wuntyate 21 Sep 2020 18:55:55 15,825 posts
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    He's annoyingly good at parrying so I think he'll be fine.

    Ha ha Artorias is kicking his arse though.
  • docrob 21 Sep 2020 21:53:23 1,671 posts
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    Looking at the 10yo travelogue, Iím put in mind of that quote that says that the person who knows something is impossible should on no account interrupt the person who is doing it.
  • Malek86 12 Nov 2020 13:30:33 11,181 posts
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    Seeing Blighttown run at 30fps on the Series S made me want to play the game again. Could I? Should I?
  • quadfather 12 Nov 2020 13:34:43 37,416 posts
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    Of course!
  • Malek86 12 Nov 2020 13:37:06 11,181 posts
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    I have so much stuff to play, but... it's been a while really.

    Maybe I should do something crazy like a resistance-based build. Or maybe I'll just pump all my levels into strength, equip an axe, and see how quickly bosses go down.
  • wuntyate 12 Nov 2020 14:45:36 15,825 posts
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    Dark Souls needs to be replayed regularly. I never actually thought I'd play it again after last year and I did a new playthrough only a month or so ago. It's still brilliant. Always will be.
  • quadfather 12 Nov 2020 15:11:33 37,416 posts
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    You could try a black Knight halberd run. You basically sprint all the way to the black Knight in darkroot basin (master key, back entrance to blighttown way from firelink, past the lightning dragons) and punt him off the cliff. It's an absolute beast of a weapon. Though iirc it needs 32 str and 18 dex.

    It's the only place apart from the kiln where it can drop so it's always worth checking if that knight drops it as that can dictate the whole run through.
  • Malek86 12 Nov 2020 17:34:11 11,181 posts
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    Think I'm gonna try a faith run. I do often put some points in faith, but usually just enough to get Homeward and some basic healing. Not sure how a full-on miracles run is gonna be.

    Edited by Malek86 at 17:34:25 12-11-2020
  • quadfather 12 Nov 2020 17:42:53 37,416 posts
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    @Malek86

    Mmm. Ok. So you're going to need something half decent weapon wise. Astora's sword maybe to start you off?
  • retro74 12 Nov 2020 18:15:46 3,409 posts
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    Get the Halberb near the Balder Knights once you're 16/12 on str dex and use that until you can Divine upgrade. It's pretty OP early on

    Failing that the Mace or even better the Reinforced Club are excellent for the catacombs if you make them Divine. Skeletons don't like blunt damage

    However the best early game weapon for me will always be the Claymore, so much so that I just use it the whole game
  • quadfather 12 Nov 2020 18:26:32 37,416 posts
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    I always find that mace a tad slow, do you?

    Though yeah, reinforced club is good if you can get it

    Edited by quadfather at 18:26:54 12-11-2020
  • retro74 12 Nov 2020 20:24:00 3,409 posts
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    @quadfather yeah I don't like the Mace much either but it comes with a Cleric build so decent to use

    The reinforced club looks awful but it's a really decent earl weapon

    I played Demon's Souls earlier for the first time in ages. Did Stonefang Tunnel. It's still awesome but does feel slow after not playing it for so long
  • puddleduck 12 Nov 2020 23:43:00 1,933 posts
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    If going faith the suicide run for Astoras Sword by the sleeping dragon sets you up with a sword and shield that does most of the first 2/3 of the game.
  • Malek86 13 Nov 2020 07:04:13 11,181 posts
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    Wow, I had forgotten how unforgiving the i-frames are in this game. That Taurus Demon sucked. I suspect the Gargoyles won't be much better.
  • Malek86 13 Nov 2020 08:47:43 11,181 posts
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    Ok, Gargoyles down for the count. So, I'm currently level 15 and already have 24 faith. Of course I'm gonna put quite a bit of levels into attunement as well. Generally, how much faith does one need before the scaling makes it useless to keep leveling further?

    I imagine something like 35 faith will be enough, and I'll want at least 6 attunement slots as well, but that doesn't leave me much room for anything else. Some extra strength and endurance maybe.

    Is it better to keep leveling the mace until it goes max Divine rank, or get the Crescent Axe and level that up to max? Assuming my strength won't be all that high (probably have to keep it down to 20 at most).
  • retro74 13 Nov 2020 09:01:56 3,409 posts
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    @Malek86 At 18 /12 STR DEX - the minimum for the Crescent Axe - plus 30 FTH you'll end up with these stats fully upgraded

    +10 Divine Mace has AR of 429
    +5 Crescent Axe has AR of 449

    So the Axe is better long term but I suspect it only really takes over at +5

    At 35 FTH they are 440 and 465 respectively
  • retro74 13 Nov 2020 09:05:29 3,409 posts
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    Although the super, awesome Claymore - the most versatile, best weapon ever is better than both

    at 18/12 STR DEX and 35 FTH it has an AR of 512
  • retro74 13 Nov 2020 09:09:33 3,409 posts
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    That's +10 Divine for the Claymore BTW
  • quadfather 13 Nov 2020 11:19:10 37,416 posts
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    This is too much dark souls talk. It's making me want to roll another character. I'm already playing ds2 and demon's on PS3 and demon's souls ps5 is next week! This is madness
  • Malek86 13 Nov 2020 11:22:43 11,181 posts
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    @quadfather play Demon's PS3 first, then when you clear an area switch to the PS5 and do it again, always leveling your character in the same way. We'll see how faithful a remake it really is.
  • quadfather 13 Nov 2020 11:24:12 37,416 posts
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    @Malek86

    Haha that's not a bad idea actually. Be interesting to see.

    Oh no, is cross platform multi builds now a thing?!
  • wuntyate 13 Nov 2020 11:28:51 15,825 posts
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    I rolled a new character a month or so back. It was fucking brilliant. made it halfway into NG+. Still such a phenomenal game.

    I then rolled a DS2 character and I may have just rolled a new DS3 character...
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