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  • Architect_z 31 Jul 2013 08:36:47 2,469 posts
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    The Towers of Latria was the scariest environment in either game. One thing I did love in Demon's was the Boletria castle, that place was a proper fortress, and I love the fact it had puzzles (sort of).

    The running between forts to get past the dragons, plus getting past the dragon to get to the main boss, that took me a good couple of deaths to pass.
  • Dangerous_Dan 31 Jul 2013 08:50:05 2,390 posts
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    @BillCityfingers More than 40 is pointless when it comes to damage. What you should do, is to focus on either intelligence or faith - to get a good buff. Either Sunlight blade or Crystal magic weapon.

    You get an uchi +15 and you buff that fella with a strong buff = 800+ damage on a fast weapon.
  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 08:55:48
    Oh... I have an Uchi at +15! My vit seems quite good just now, I could probably leave that just now then and plug some into faith? Not gone the faith route before. Quite surprised this char is still decent as was my first one. My evil PvP mage is still pissing about NG invading randomly. Talking of PvP, and seeing as how I'm gravelord with this NG+ char, I've heard the Lifehunt Scythe and Bloodbite ring are quite a good PvP combo and was going to head to painted world for that once in AL. Anyone here used that?
  • Dangerous_Dan 31 Jul 2013 09:03:35 2,390 posts
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    At 30 faith you can use Sunlight blade. Faith has diminishing returns after 50.

    The recommended limits are -

    Endurance 40 (no more stamina but the equipment limit still rises in linear fashion)
    Vitality 99
    Dexterity 40 (45 for casting speed increase)
    Strength 40 (more only to single-hand wield the heaviest weapons)
    Intelligence 50
    Faith 50
  • quadfather 31 Jul 2013 09:05:23 17,343 posts
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    Just put it all into resistance and go naked, punching them out on your way
  • Dangerous_Dan 31 Jul 2013 09:11:43 2,390 posts
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    I personally like to get intelligence to 14 or better 16.
    It opens up the Cast light spell which is very handy in the Tomb of the giants. The fall control damage spell which can also be nice in there. The chameleon spell - I like to surprise invaders. The dark magic spell (it's awesome even at 16 intelligence, try Dark Bead)

    I also use Power Within, don't be afraid of the life drain - it's well worth it in NG+ boss battles.

    Use Power within + uchi 15 + strong buff and destroy the 4 Kings with ease, even in NG+. You'll get bored down there, waiting for the next King to spawn.
  • Dangerous_Dan 31 Jul 2013 09:12:42 2,390 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    Just put it all into resistance and go naked, punching them out on your way
    Style is vital... ;)
  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 09:31:02
    Yeah I'll grab power within I think. I AM enjoying the reach and moveset with the +10 Fire Gargoyle Halberd and my +15 Great Scythe though... Will be hard to change to a weapon with less reach!!!

    My next playthrough will be a naked maniac. This game holds no fear for me now. I'm ready to take all my clothes off....
  • quadfather 31 Jul 2013 09:46:07 17,343 posts
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    BillCityfingers wrote:
    My next playthrough will be a naked maniac. This game holds no fear for me now. I'm ready to take all my clothes off....
    Now you're talking. Finally, a REAL Dark Souls player.

    Dan did a run with a deprived character - the only viable character selection for real men - with a large club and did some vids.

    Dan, you still got them knocking about?
  • Mola_Ram 31 Jul 2013 09:51:47 10,656 posts
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    The chicken drumstick helm goes well with nudity.
  • Dangerous_Dan 31 Jul 2013 10:19:54 2,390 posts
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    I have no idea what I was thinking at the time... stupid slow-motion effects. The video is low res. Ah, terrible old times.
  • Architect_z 31 Jul 2013 11:24:34 2,469 posts
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    At the moment i'm donning the Bloated Sorcerer's Head

    Oddly, it povides some decent protection, especially against magic.
    Its light, and pretty rare, I've been PvPing for an age and I only saw this on someone the other day.

    I think it freaks people out when I enter there game, with no clothes on and a massive shriveled bug eyed face for a head.

    Took me a good 20-odd runs with 10 humanity and serpent ring to get.

    Edited by Architect_z at 11:25:32 31-07-2013
  • quadfather 31 Jul 2013 12:14:02 17,343 posts
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    Whereas I found one straight away. Fuck You BSS Karma!
  • Architect_z 31 Jul 2013 12:41:42 2,469 posts
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    So you got a bugs head, but not a B.S.S.

    Raw deal man.
  • quadfather 31 Jul 2013 13:12:12 17,343 posts
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    Yeah, true, don't actually use it.

    Thanks for shattering my dreams
  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 13:56:26
    Where do you get the bloaty head?
  • Dangerous_Dan 31 Jul 2013 14:09:40 2,390 posts
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    BillCityfingers wrote:
    Where do you get the bloaty head?
    That takes years of hard work in a local pub.
  • quadfather 31 Jul 2013 14:36:22 17,343 posts
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    Kill the bloaty head dudes in the township jive place
  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 14:49:55
    Expansion pack I take it?

    I just get a bloaty belly after years at the pub :|

    I'm now on a mission for the lifehunt scythe. Done Sens up to the bonfire during lunch and I'm going to nail me an iron golem later. Then off to painty land I go. NG+ is a piece of piss. My understanding is all that changes once I get to the 4K? How are Ren & Stimpy in NG+?
  • quadfather 31 Jul 2013 14:51:40 17,343 posts
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    Yeah, sorry, you need the DLC

    NG+ is a piece of piss right up to where you exactly are now :p
  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 14:56:05
    Ha ha. Damn.
  • Dr_Mech 31 Jul 2013 20:03:21 1,067 posts
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    Yeah NG+ is ridiculously easy up until O&S...then, as the kids say (apparently), 'shit gets real', the jump in difficulty is pretty astounding.

    Why I find the DLC bosses a lot easier these days, since the first time I fought them was on NG++ characters when they have ridiculous resistances to everything except pure physical damage. Now when I fight them I'm like "hmm this is a tad easier than I remember it being..."
  • quadfather 31 Jul 2013 20:11:37 17,343 posts
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    Yeah pure physical damage + buff is the way to go in the long run
  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 22:19:01
    I'm rocking my +15 Great Scythe and Power Within right now. Quite tasty. Waxed the Iron Golem and Stray Demon without too much trouble.

    Still just upping my VIT. My END is at 40 so I'm not taking that further and my DEX is at 40. My VIT is 38 or something...
  • quadfather 1 Aug 2013 08:43:44 17,343 posts
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    Sounds about right. You got an uchi at 15 yeah? Are you going for the faith buff or the into buff?
  • quadfather 1 Aug 2013 08:59:18 17,343 posts
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    I'm looking forward to getting back to strength after so much dex. Will be a nice change I reckon
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