Following Demon's Souls Remastered - PS5 Page 108

  • Gregolution 19 Jan 2021 17:55:37 10,847 posts
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    playing this is bringing back some very sweet memories. What an incredibly innovative game in lets face it, a very stale video game world where new ideas are hard to come by.

    He was quite ballsy to come up with all these online, integrated sp / mp where most games had tacked on death matches as their 'online' component. The blood stains, the messages, the being invaded only when in human form, coop - all of it was quite out there and fucking brilliant.

    And obviously the risk reward of building souls and dropping them on death.

    That Myazaki deserves a lot of credit for trying new things instead of following standard gaming formulas (Ubisoft / EA / everyone).
  • RyanDS 19 Jan 2021 18:46:51 13,821 posts
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    Armoured Spider down. Fuck I hated that level. So many times I fell to my death.

    3-1 or 4-1 next?
  • Pierre2k 19 Jan 2021 19:23:03 1,355 posts
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    Personally, I found 3-1 easier than 4-1. 4-1 was a good early farming spot, with the skeletons being relatively easy for a lot of souls, but there are definitely some tricky bits later on, especially those red-eye skeletons.

    3-1 is quite easy overall and the boss, once you've unlocked the route, is easy to reach again of you fail. I also didn't think Fool's Idol was that difficult.

    That said, on the flip side, if you unlock 4-2, then you have access to basically the easiest soul farm in the game. Immediately, you basically never have to worry about losing all your souls ever again, since it's so easy to recover the lost souls via farming the 4-2 reaper.

    Edited by Pierre2k at 19:23:39 19-01-2021
  • greenmekon 20 Jan 2021 21:22:37 577 posts
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    2-4 done, well pleased with that, loving it
  • RyanDS 23 Jan 2021 09:55:49 13,821 posts
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    Tower Knight and Fools Idol down.

    Man what a sense of achievement.

    Debating next step.

    1-3 - not sure I am ready yet
    2-2 - I can get to boss easy but apparently I should wait until later
    3-2 havenít tried yet
    4-1 - this one frustrates me. I literally canít get past the opening half the time. Those skeletons are so fast that they get past my long range magic build
    5-2 - havenít tried yet.

    And fuck. Just lost the 10k should I had from killing fools idol as while typing this I knocked my controller and walked off an edge... started back at start of that level. And phew... retrieved them

    Build is now level 36

    Vitality 20
    Intelligence 20
    Magic 27
    Faith 13

    Got a nice rhythm now. Stay back, use fireballs, use miracle heal and farm 3-1 for spice.

    Makes 2-2 ridiculously easy to farm if a little slow.

    Edited by RyanDS at 10:03:25 23-01-2021
  • uiruki 23 Jan 2021 10:04:21 5,667 posts
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    Did you get the falchion in 4-1? Once you have that the skeletons are a lot easier as they can be very easily finished off after an initial soul arrow or two. At that point they give loads of souls too so if you want to do a spot of levelling that first section's ideal.
  • monkman76 23 Jan 2021 10:07:29 18,034 posts
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    Yeah, get the falchion, it'll turn you into quite a melee beast with all that magic. It's guarded by a fairly tough bastard but you could just lure him out and run past him.
  • RyanDS 23 Jan 2021 10:10:14 13,821 posts
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    Okay. 4-1 it is then.

    Just need to get the hang of the skeletons properly.
  • monkman76 23 Jan 2021 10:22:21 18,034 posts
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    Until you get the falchion, for melee use any blunt weapon as it does more damage to skeletons. You might have the great club from 2-2(?) but then you might not have enough strength to wield it.
  • RyanDS 23 Jan 2021 10:28:16 13,821 posts
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    Falchion got. Dual skeleton is easy with soul ray.

    Quick question, do I need it in hand for it to do magic regen or is it enough to have it equipped?
  • neems 23 Jan 2021 10:40:15 5,210 posts
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    @RyanDS

    In hand, sadly. You could always put your wand in the other hand of course (somewhere there is a dagger that increases magic damage which is handy for this as well).
  • RyanDS 23 Jan 2021 11:24:04 13,821 posts
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    Wow. That Falchion is a game changer. Entirely changed the way I play. Now it is throw spell, run in and kill with a single hit. So much more fun than the cautious long range only play.

    Spells right hand (swap between miracle heal or magic soul ray) and falchion in left occasionally swapping for shield,

    Game really has clicked now.
  • neems 23 Jan 2021 12:50:35 5,210 posts
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    Yeah it's a beast, especially when you upgrade it.
  • quadfather 23 Jan 2021 13:18:11 38,124 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    Wow. That Falchion is a game changer. Entirely changed the way I play. Now it is throw spell, run in and kill with a single hit. So much more fun than the cautious long range only play.

    Spells right hand (swap between miracle heal or magic soul ray) and falchion in left occasionally swapping for shield,

    Game really has clicked now.
    Yeah you've got a good setup there now what with the magic and a decent magic boosted weapon - that'll help loads.

    Go get em!
  • monkman76 23 Jan 2021 14:24:27 18,034 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    Wow. That Falchion is a game changer. Entirely changed the way I play. Now it is throw spell, run in and kill with a single hit. So much more fun than the cautious long range only play.
    So much this. Ranged magic makes a lot of the game easier but it's far less fun.
  • captbirdseye 23 Jan 2021 17:24:45 10,430 posts
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    Get the Kriss Blade as well and euip one on your second right hand slot. You can then switch between the two for mana regen.Then upgrade the Kriss Blade using colourless souls to make you walking death machine.
  • RyanDS 25 Jan 2021 16:26:00 13,821 posts
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    Hit a bit of a wall.

    1-3 is inaccessible
    2-2 I can speed run but flamelurker kicks my arse. I think I am close though.
    3-2 man eater I canít get close to beating, definitely one to come back to
    4-2 damn it is hard. But such an easy grind. Kill reaper in 10 seconds, kill skeletons... then 2nd reaper wipes me out. They are lethal on those ramps, I have got passed there once, the problem is I then chicken out as getting so many souls. A quick run of reapers / skeletons gives 10k souls so have been doing that to grind a bit.
    5-2 havenít tried.

    I grind, get 5 levels, try bosses, die. Repeat... at some point I will get there.

    Currently
    Vit 23
    Int 24
    Magic 35
  • captbirdseye 25 Jan 2021 16:29:47 10,430 posts
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    Flamelurker should be pretty straight forward espeically with magic and the next boss is a breeze. What spells are you using? You can pretty much hug the pillars with flamelurker and blast away.
  • quadfather 25 Jan 2021 16:33:14 38,124 posts
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    Have you upgraded the crescent falchion yet? If you get that upped a couple of times, with your stats, I'd definitely recommend Flamelurker. He's got to be done anyway, so you can start using the other blacksmith, and then everything opens up even more upgrade-wise
  • monkman76 25 Jan 2021 16:33:45 18,034 posts
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    Flamelurker should go down in about 4 hits with that much magic.
  • RyanDS 25 Jan 2021 16:35:36 13,821 posts
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    Ah. I have been using soul Ray on him out of habit. Let's try a melee with water veil run.
  • quadfather 25 Jan 2021 16:35:47 38,124 posts
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    Also if you want to cheese flamelurker, you can.

    Soon as you enter the fog, don't move. He won't move either yet. See up at the back on the left there's a big pillar? With a ribcage on the left of it coming up the ground?

    Run up to that rib cage and get behind it, FL will try and come around to get you, but he doesn't like moving around that area much and if you just keep him at arms length with the ribcage in front of you and him at all times, he'll eventually move back to his starting position. Wait till he does that and then let him have it with every magic spell you have. He'll aggro and come over to the ribcage. Then repeat the above.
  • captbirdseye 25 Jan 2021 16:35:54 10,430 posts
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    Oh wait, have you died a lot in human form?
  • RyanDS 25 Jan 2021 16:52:26 13,821 posts
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    Yeah. He went down easy. Think I have spent so much time in 3-2 i didn't realise how much I had levelled.
  • captbirdseye 25 Jan 2021 16:55:21 10,430 posts
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    He's highly susceptible to magic but a nightmare for strength based builds.
  • quadfather 25 Jan 2021 17:09:52 38,124 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    Yeah. He went down easy. Think I have spent so much time in 3-2 i didn't realise how much I had levelled.
    Good stuff. You know about the red hot demon soul use, yes? (I honestly don't know who has played the original game before and who hasn't)
  • captbirdseye 25 Jan 2021 17:30:24 10,430 posts
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    The game does a dreadful job of explaining all the systems and what to do with certain pieces.
  • RyanDS 25 Jan 2021 17:40:05 13,821 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    RyanDS wrote:
    Yeah. He went down easy. Think I have spent so much time in 3-2 i didn't realise how much I had levelled.
    Good stuff. You know about the red hot demon soul use, yes? (I honestly don't know who has played the original game before and who hasn't)
    Only because I tend to google after each boss etc as otherwise I have no clue.

    Damn. Fireball is 2 slots as is warding...

    Going to try maneater again. Debating
    Fireball and warding
    Or
    Fireball, soul ray, protection

    Think will try go all in on fireballs and melee...

    What a game!

    Edited by RyanDS at 17:41:23 25-01-2021
  • quadfather 25 Jan 2021 18:03:24 38,124 posts
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    Thank fuck you googled that specific boss soul! Do not consume it!

    Haha sounds like you're having a blast with it :)
  • RyanDS 25 Jan 2021 18:04:45 13,821 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    @RyanDS

    Thank fuck you googled that specific boss soul! Do not consume it!

    Haha sounds like you're having a blast with it :)
    I wish I did earlier. No poison cloud for me...
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