|That thing you couldn't find is back in the starting cell at the beginning of the game|
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|Still cant believe i paid three pounds for this game lol|
Leveling question for my pyromancer: Probably just going to do a melee build with him, so should I just level STR, END and VIT or should I through some DEX in there, too? Right now running with the axe you get at the beginning but would like to use some longswords as well. Typical sword (or axe) and board character with flamey secondary attack. If I'm totally doing this wrong please do let me know!|
Right now I'm getting my ass kicked in Undead Burg by the black knight waiting down those stairs at the end of a corridor. Fun!
The general rule with melee build is strength or dex. Start plugging one or the other (str if you prefer heavy builds, dex for light and nimble builds), and then add a little of the other if you need it for certain weapons or armour you want.
The most important stat in the game is probably Endurance as it dictates your stamina. Stamina management is the key skill you need to learn! A little Vitality for HP wont hurt either.
Oh and don't worry about that black knight too much. You can always come back to him when you have levelled up a bit
|Anyone else order the Designworks book ? Seems it's finally being dispatched this week !|
stryker1121 wrote:Not sure about dex and pyro as I ruined pyro for my playthrough
One of the veterans should be able to clarify.
@stryker1121 welcome to the game. I believe DEX increases casting speed.|
My first build was a DEX pyro rocking an Uchigatana sword which scales fantastically the higher your DEX gets. As was said above put points in DEX or STR.
I'll second END being most important because it dictates the size of the green stamina bar and also your load carrying limit.
The bigger the bar the more running you can do before resting. It also governs the more hits you can deal or absorb. If not being attacked drop your shield to regenerate your stamina bar ready for another hit... Still the best bit of advice I was ever given. Get your head around this and the combat just becomes all kinds of fun.
If you want nimble make sure your weight is at least under 50% of you carrying limit or ideally 25% or under for the fastest possible person.
Edited by crashVoodoo at 18:47:10 15-01-2014
a Nexus a day keeps the apple away
|Just pre-ordered Dark Souls 2!!! \[T]/|
stryker1121 wrote:You can get rid of all the junk eventually, but your gonna have to earn that privilege.
Dark Souls is like that
“It's not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it's not possible to find it elsewhere.”
― Agnes Repplier
|Personally I would try to take on the early black knight as the ring behind him is very useful indeed early on. He has a complex move set but it can be learned with adequate blocking and stamina control. He is also relatively easy to back stab. Saying that, I took him on ony first playthrough and it took me ages but it is a good learning exercise imo.|
You are a factory of sadness.
BTW, thanks for the kind words.|
Gravelord Nito down on my first attempt.
Not sure what's next... Done Ceaseless Discharge then stopped after killing the Taurus Demons.
O & S done, so have the four kings.
Duke's archives it is for the moment... Just about to hit SL 100 and other than +10 ing my elite knight gear I'm not to bothered about levelling gear or myself. Going to plough through the story line until I hit another brick wall.
Demon's Souls is calling.
Edited by DodgyPast at 05:20:38 16-01-2014
Mr_Sleep wrote:Yeah I'd second this too. If you are really struggling with him, an easier method to beating him is to clear the all lesser undead in the vicinity and then pull the guy (either with a stealthy backstab, firebomb, throwing knife or whatever) and then leg it back to the ladder you can climb opposite the circular watchtower just up the steps from the knight. You can then plunge-attack him with relative safety and run back to the ladder ad infinitum.
Of course, 3 parry-ripostes ought to floor him too
Edited by Ironlungs76 at 06:49:39 16-01-2014
Edited by Ironlungs76 at 06:50:03 16-01-2014
Yeah I think I went for backstabs on that first black knight. Cleared the area and lured him back to the open area where you go up to the archer. Plenty of room there.|
It is a good training fight.
DodgyPast wrote:Glad to see you back
Have you played demon's at all?
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quadfather wrote:PS3 = Yep
I went for the Black Armour edition. I was happy with the game (ofcourse) and the soundtrack. I originally looked at getting the collectors edition, and I would have liked the artbook, but i'm not bothered about the figurine or the cloth map, and I can't warrant paying almost £80. Although i'm sure Dark Souls would be worth it, the main things I want are the game and soundtrack.
So i'm happy. ^_^
(EDIT: Also I may get some sort of steel art card thing, as i've pre-ordered it from Amazon, but I don't really care about that either, so I think thats gonna get ebay'd!!!)
Edited by Architect_z at 10:36:10 16-01-2014
I've only got a small flat full of random things, the last thing I need is more crap to fill up space I dont have. You get the metal case with both editions, but I think you get a cloth map only with the collectors. |
I heard rumours they were gonna make a Dark Souls chess set with one of the editions. I'd pay shed loads for that, but can't find it anywhere.
Edited by Architect_z at 10:41:54 16-01-2014
|Well I'll ask you for help if I get lost. I wonder if you can get a dark compass...?|
quadfather wrote:Yes. Bargain
I do love me a map...|
But, I do enjoy drawing my own too
|Honestly, I'd be tempted to get a map too. Probably wouldn't use for for the first run but would be great for further playthroughs!|