Elathron wrote:Yeah, my plan was to use an elemental or upgraded standard rapier till I get a balder sword, then use that till I get ricards and then maybe have an estoc or similar as a backup elemental sword
Only the knights with the shield drop the sword. The Baldur Shield is also pretty fecking awesome at low levels (if you progress through the traditional "story" route). The Duellist Knights will drop rapiers - funny you guys are looking for them, I can't stop them dropping!!!
Velka's Talisman requires that you have the faith to use the miracles. It's pretty rubbish actually; at 99 int and 54 faith it had a lower magic adjust than the canvas talisman etc.
The Embers for magic are simple to come by. The Enchanted Ember is in Darkroot Garden - next to the 2 big mushrooms in a pond. The Normal Magic Ember is errrrrrrrr, somewhere... Damn not having full internets at work. The Large Magic Ember is in Dukes (after defeating Logan/buggering up his questline) where you first met Seath.
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