Following Demon's Souls Remastered - PS5 Page 105

  • quadfather 22 Dec 2020 10:48:11 37,928 posts
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    take your time! It's not a rush job - you'll just fuck up if you rush it.
  • b-rk 22 Dec 2020 11:01:35 1,629 posts
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    i want that ring of avarice. then you go to 4-2 for soul farming. 😈
  • quadfather 22 Dec 2020 11:02:09 37,928 posts
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    Take a bow with you - take out the flayers from afar. And take your time :)
  • b-rk 22 Dec 2020 11:05:09 1,629 posts
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    yeah the bow comes in handy for the level but the corridor is too narrow for the flayers. i get bopped. looking into using cloak and ignoring them.
  • ZuluHero 23 Dec 2020 17:12:26 9,708 posts
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    A bow is useful for all of world 3.
  • Scimarad 24 Dec 2020 16:23:52 9,926 posts
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    Either the Old Monk is really easy or I've really over-levelled.
  • GumboVariations 24 Dec 2020 22:22:59 82 posts
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    b-rk wrote:
    3-2 can fuck off. most of the level is very easy bit it's long and those bloody black phantom mind flayers are a pain in the arse. not to mention the two flying buggers that appear when you take the lift up to the second chain. it's been a while since i've felt close to hurling a joypad...
    If you have a bit of Faith, the Anti-Magic Field neuters the Mind Flayers.
  • neilka 25 Dec 2020 18:45:47 23,739 posts
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    Scimarad wrote:
    Either the Old Monk is really easy or I've really over-levelled.
    It's a real person so it just depends how good they are...
  • ZuluHero 25 Dec 2020 18:47:48 9,708 posts
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    Not always. Tbh I found the AI to be easy too. You can tell if it's a real person as they'll often hide when you enter.
  • quadfather 25 Dec 2020 19:13:44 37,928 posts
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    Much prefer fighting the ai version as I've him down to a tee
  • Scimarad 25 Dec 2020 20:28:16 9,926 posts
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    @neilka

    Oh, I didn't know that. I must have have got lucky.

    In other news I do love a boss fight where I can get really annoyed, almost give up and then discover one solution is to cast a spell then go and make a cup of tea.
  • quadfather 26 Dec 2020 13:56:16 37,928 posts
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    Talking of that, I took out the man-eaters last night. That was fine, but the fucking monk. First time was a player using a scraping spear so that was a painful repair after he killed me. So I thought I'd just get it done offline.

    Couldn't beat the ai version either. Ffs. I've got a block with this guy now.
  • ZuluHero 26 Dec 2020 14:48:10 9,708 posts
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    "Down to a tee" eh? ;)
  • GumboVariations 26 Dec 2020 14:50:11 82 posts
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    I found a 100% physical shield great for the AI monk. He doesn't hit very hard so you can tank him and get a few hits in. When he summons his Homing Soul Arrow just make a bit of distance as they don't move very fast and are easy to avoid (or a Dark Silver Shipped blocks 100% physical and magic).
  • monkman76 27 Dec 2020 09:29:34 17,700 posts
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    Woo, finished it and onto NG+. Allant took quite a few goes, and I wasn't a big fan of the soulsucker mechanic when I realised what was happening!
  • Scimarad 27 Dec 2020 10:20:15 9,926 posts
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    I'm not sure I really see the point of the NG+ thing. I can see trying a new character but I'm not sure what you can do in NG+ that you couldn't do in the original playthrough other than that magic trophy.
  • Rogueywon 27 Dec 2020 10:36:07 10,695 posts
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    @Scimarad If it's like other Souls games, some bosses and enemies will feel very different in NG+. The different health/damage ratios can force different tactics for fighting them. I've not NG+ed DeS yet, but I believe Maneater in particular is notorious for feeling very different.
  • monkman76 27 Dec 2020 10:44:03 17,700 posts
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    Scimarad wrote:
    I'm not sure I really see the point of the NG+ thing. I can see trying a new character but I'm not sure what you can do in NG+ that you couldn't do in the original playthrough other than that magic trophy.
    Yeah I can't think where else to take this character really. I'm sure in Dark Souls I felt like I still had directions I wanted to go in in NG+ (though that's nearly a decade ago so I may be wrong). Don't think I'll stick with it for long, but it's quite nice to waltz through 1-1.
  • ZuluHero 27 Dec 2020 11:57:22 9,708 posts
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    You kind of have to so you don't lose all the souls you get at the end of the game.
  • monkman76 27 Dec 2020 12:05:13 17,700 posts
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    Yeah but what do you need them for, if you're not doing NG+?
  • quadfather 27 Dec 2020 16:57:25 37,928 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    "Down to a tee" eh? ;)
    I am clearly full of shit :D
  • Pierre2k 27 Dec 2020 23:45:48 1,325 posts
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    Just beat the Maneaters yesterday after a lot of attempts. In the end, just stocked up with a shit ton of arrows and mainly finished them that way whilst dancing round the fire pit (+8 bow, regular arrows). In the interim, I did also do a fair amount of soul farming in 4-2 before returning to the Maneater.

    As for the Old Monk, I did get a PVP match up. Felt quite nervous going in as I've not had any PVP play until then. Was up against a ranged player, but I was clearly over levelled compared to them. They kept running away and trying to shoot me from afar. Got hit a couple of times, but it barely left a scratch. About 4-5 hits with my +6 claymore and that was it. Probably the easiest of any boss in the game yet.
  • LFace 28 Dec 2020 08:53:08 153 posts
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    I've just got Allant to go now. 4-2 was a brick wall for a couple of days due to the length of run to get to the boss. Took 3 attempts to down him but dozens and dozens of attempts to reach him in first place until I got the patterns down perfectly. 4-3 was easy and killed the flying bassa first attempt.

    4 attempts at Allant so far and not even got 1/4 health off him yet. This may be a brick wall for a while as well!

    Edited by LFace at 08:54:24 28-12-2020
  • monkman76 28 Dec 2020 09:32:50 17,700 posts
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    @LFace Took me a good few goes as well. If you're using melee, stay close ish but not too close, to make sure he doesn't get you with the soul sucker attack (there's a white glow when he's about to do it). When he puts the sword in the floor and the wind starts spinning, get up close and hit him a couple of times, it'll interrupt his move. Most of his other attacks you can block or dodge reasonably easily. Then it's just a matter of patience really.
  • Zyrr 28 Dec 2020 11:22:06 505 posts
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    5-2 is kicking my arse. It's so dark I keep making stupid - and inevitably fatal - mistakes. Haven't even reached the bloody shortcut yet.

    Blight Town is like a stroll through Kew Gardens by comparison.
  • quadfather 28 Dec 2020 15:25:24 37,928 posts
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    Finally sorted 5-2 out. That was harder than I remember. Even harder considering I thought I'd done the shortcut, when I hadn't!
  • Pierre2k 28 Dec 2020 22:58:22 1,325 posts
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    So that kinda sucked. Just fought the Penetrator for the first time and was helped by Biorr. Watched a couple of vids and apparently, on a first playthrough, we is a massive help and can almost kill the Penetrator by himself, with just a small amount of assistance. Apparently there is also an achievement for beating the boss with Biorr still alive.

    \in my game....Biorr impaled twice and dead before the boss was even down a quarter of the it's health bar and of course, Biorr is now completely out of the game and won't return. Bugger!!

    Anyone know if he dropped anything decent (I also missed the loot he dropped before I got killed).
  • retro74 29 Dec 2020 00:09:25 3,565 posts
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    @Pierre2k I think he drops the brushwood armour and shield along with one of the rings that helps with carry load
  • Pierre2k 29 Dec 2020 00:44:40 1,325 posts
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    @retro74 Thanks Retro. Already got the Brushwood armour and the ring of Herculean Strength so presumably I'm not missing out on much that way at least. Just a shame that now I miss the achievement and have a harder fight on my hands.
  • ZuluHero 29 Dec 2020 10:43:40 9,708 posts
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    You did try and help him out, right? I mean he's tough, but you can't just let him solo the boss.

    It should be an easy fight if you both go at it.
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