>life is shit
>one of the few joys I have is playing the dark souls series
>replaying ds1 because I lost all my data for the times I've beat it before because god fucking hates me
>just got done grinding for 3 hours trying to get my stats up for the greatsword of artorias
>not that great, still doesn't beat my queelag fury sword
>barely get 3 humanities in that time, because I've used my other 20 losing to ornstein and smough
>decide I'm ready to give is another go after upgrading my queelag fury sword one more time
>trying to get by the giant knights and gargoyles without having to fight them all everytime I go by that bitch
>lose one of my three humanities and kills my spirit
What the fuck? Nobody even knows how pissed I am right now, like why the fuck do these little faggots wanna invade me every goddamn chance they get? It's so infuriating. Fuck if you're gonna invade me at last someone help me beat these two fuckers finally. Fuck. Does anybody know these feels?
also no shit the greatsword is worse than the fury sword - the scaling is better if you have a dex build, and an improved fury sword is going to be better in everything but physical damage than the greatsword (and more things are hurt by fire than magic). curved swords are faster as well, so unless you need the reach the fury is going to be better no matter what.
lastly, it's fucking dark souls - if you aren't on your game you will get rekt because you're a soft target. you can always just be hollow the whole time to stop invasions rather than be human anyway.
other than the four great souls, which are needed for the lord's vessel (and even that isn't strictly true), you can either use great souls to make weapons, or just like normal souls. honestly i just make a weapon or keep them as souls that can't be lost to invaders or death.
Each boss soul has a different special weapon that can be crafted usually by the giant black smith in anor londo. Personally with gwyns soul I would join the warrior of sunlight covenant under the first dragon you meet is where you join and after you offer enough sunlight medals you get to be rank 1 and you can give gwyns soul to get sunlight spear miracle, which is the strongest of the spear miracles. Ironically even though he is the last boss for ds1 without the dlc, his sword you can craft isn't the best, but you could do that too. You should get the dlc if you haven't yet.
If you can get a weapon suitable for your build you should exchange them for the weapon with the giant blacksmith in anor londo. I used the Soul of Gwyn to get the sunlight spear.
sunlight spear is a neat spell if you're in the warriors of sunlight, but otherwise you can upgrade a sword to +10, make the great lord greatsword (kinda shitty), or just get 40k souls if you feed it to frampt. your choice mang.
I need to be human so I can summon solaire and to beat smough and ornstein. Also idk I read online somewhere that greatsword of artorias is one of the best for damage output.
Don't use boss souls for souls, if you need souls go to the darkroot garden and have people chase you back towards the bonfire and let them fall off that cliff right by the stairs as you sit under it. Probably best early grinding spot imo
Just summon Solaire you cuck and rush Smough, iirc bleed effects him and you wreck his fat ass with the uchigatana and pikachu can get stuck on the pillars and you can take him out no risk with poison arrows
>I need to be human so I can summon solaire and to beat smough and ornstein. Also idk I read online somewhere that greatsword of artorias is one of the best for damage output.
just have a friend join in for ornstein or get good enough to solo them. they are predictable bosses if you aren't fat rolling. i always kill smough first because giant ornstein is easier for me.
the artorias greatsword has high physical and magic damage output, better than most others in the game, and scales nicely with a strength/dex build, but best with an int/faith build (so it's a direct upgrade if you're going around with a moonlight greatsword). but that damage output depends on the enemy not being magic immune or resistant, or not having barrier, and you being good with slow 2h swords and using the reach and strong attacks to your advantage with positioning.
if you can't do that, then a faster weapon is probably better. especially with a dex build (which is the only build that makes the fury sword OP)
>Don't use boss souls for souls, if you need souls go to the darkroot garden and have people chase you back towards the bonfire and let them fall off that cliff right by the stairs as you sit under it. Probably best early grinding spot imo
i use them for souls when the weapon they can be made into is shit, and they have no other use than just being a soul container.
Honestly I have an easier time taking out smough and trying to go for ornstein which even though in the long run its harder I kind of want his armor and I have to beat ornstein last to get it. What is a pikachu and how exactly do I get them stuck on the pillars? like are they actually stuck or do you mean when they miss you by running into them?
>just have a friend join in
>i always kill smough first because giant ornstein is easier for me.
see above, and same I get so close to beating him but he always ends up cucking me some how.
Theres only a few weapons that are really really not worth being made, if anything its worth it for the novelty of having the boss weapons with cool effects.
Seriously if that guy was in the same room as me when he invades me, I would fuck him up. Like just blind rage, I get so pissed. You could fuck my gf and beat me down and I would be about the same amount of pissed in that moment of hell hath no fury rage
Jesus you're autistic
Pikachu is just a nickname for Ornstein and after he transforms and breaks some of the pillars on the sides of the room if you stand in the right spot he gets stuck on the level geometry trying to walk towards you and can only shoot lightning at you
I only hope all the faggots I used to wreck routinely back in the day were as angry as you.
Used to go /vg/ and start invasions and, like clockwork, someone would start bitching about me specifically.
Your rage brings me joy.
What would the bastard sword or black knight sword have over other weapons like queelag fury sword? What would the mask of the child do? I have the grass crest shield, but I haven't really gone out of my way to get the cloranthy ring just yet. What would the blossoms do at all for you? I thought they only cured poison? You throwing dung pies at them?
elaborate? What weapons and why?
if you're such a shut in that random people can't stand to be around you in dark souls for a boss fight, then just kill yourself already.
pikachu = ornstein. think about it.
after the pillars are broken, it's possible to get one of the bosses stuck in the left over pillar's geometry on some of their attacks. if you don't circle behind them they won't get unstuck.
just remember that both ornstein and smough have only one or two attacks that hit close by or underneath them - i hover around their genitals and stab upwards.
then again i also cheese the game with a pyromancy build and the red tearstone ring, the bellowing dragoncrest ring, and mask of the mother after casting power within.
i've one shotted the drake this way, it's pretty OP.
which pillar does he get stuck on?
I'm sure they do, fuck you. Please help me beat these fuckers if you aren't doing anything else. I have no friends that still play the game
i just use a couple different ones because they suit my playstyle during pvp or i really like the animations. priscilla's dagger is so fun to use, but i generally stick with dex builds and am lightweight because i'm used to playing that way.
damn that's pretty impressive.
>if you're such a shut in that random people can't stand to be around you in dark souls for a boss fight, then just kill yourself already.
what did you mean by this though? I just don't really have any friends, and I don't see any summon signs near the boss, everytime I've tried to summon someone it has failed even though it used to work years ago. Why would that mean people can't stand to be around me?
>What would the bastard sword or black knight sword have over other weapons like queelag fury sword?
bastard sword: available early on with good scaling at low stats, cheap to upgrade to +5, and has good reach and quick reactions. the R2 forward thrust is a great pvp tool to push back people as well, since it's very fast.
the black knight's sword i dunno, i usually use the side sword more often because i like the moveset better overall.
SERIOUSLY 4/12 WAS UNORIGINAL AND NOW 4/12/16 IS ALSO UNORIGINAL FUCK YOU FUCKING ROBOT
Yeah that's another thing, I accidentally hit the giant blacksmith at sl 61 on my first replay attempt and he started tard raging me and I thought you could just summon him again if you killed him like in ds2, but I was so very wrong. So I started over and went full autism and got all the way back there in one day only for this to happen. Why are you such a fuckin bastard though bro?
>which pillar does he get stuck on?
whichever one that's broken and the enemy does a butt slam. normal smough does this, and giant ornstein does it too. it clips into the pillars and traps them in one direction. if they back away or turn, they are unstuck.
the standard giant circumcision position is best to be used when one is far away (since ornstein charges more often in normal mode, smough is easier to kill first) the SGCP involves just remaining relatively close (like dagger hit distance) and rolling towards during most attacks other than the butt slam, the jump spear thrust, and the overhead hammer slam. lateral rolls are the spear lunge and the butt slam from normal smough.
people hang around boss rooms purely to help others because you get stuff from it typically. warriors of sunlight is huge in doing this. just takes time. for people not to summon in for the fight is very weird.
I'm the same guy. And I like using different weapons because it's fun. Usually I use...
SKS (silver knight spear)
Black Knights halberd.
And more. I love changing weapons.
Pre ordered the collectors edition today
NOW WE WAIT
100hrs on DeS
600hrs on DaS
1100hrs on DaS2
350hrs on BB
999999 soon to be on DaS3
>trying to run to a boss fog door
>oh no I got swarmed how did that happen
are you sure that this isn't your first time playing the game?
Seriously, Dark Souls is all about patience and being methodical unless you're doing a gimmick speedrun.
>for people not to summon in for the fight is very weird.
I don't think its because they don't want to, it's just like the connection is bad or something. Also I haven't seen many summon signs near this boss fight for some reason, maybe its because I turn off the internet occasionally so I don't get fucking invaded.
>whichever one that's broken and the enemy does a butt slam. normal smough does this, and giant ornstein does it too. it clips into the pillars and traps them in one direction. if they back away or turn, they are unstuck.the standard giant circumcision position is best to be used when one is far away (since ornstein charges more often in normal mode, smough is easier to kill first) the SGCP involves just remaining relatively close (like dagger hit distance) and rolling towards during most attacks other than the butt slam, the jump spear thrust, and the overhead hammer slam. lateral rolls are the spear lunge and the butt slam from normal smough.
>Spend months working on Souls website
>Deadline was set on new year's
>Still not nearly finished
>Only reason why anyone would use my site over the other Wikis is because all DS3 wikis are still empty
>Probably not going to finish it before DS3 releases
>Site is probably going to flop so damn hard
Feels bad man. Might just have ruined my favourite game series for myself by turning it into my work.
I think the weapons in ds2 are better, do you have any boss soul weapons? Personally I like spears and some halberds that you can attack and block at the same time so you don't have to worry about being hit.
Boss soul weapons in DS2 were pretty shit I find, and a lot of weapons that were in DS1 had their movesets completely changed. Same with special weapons like the black knight ones and whatever else.
Also, not being able to cut off the tails off bosses for weapons was a real bummer
Wasn't that just the three extra bosses and boss levels in ds2? It was good shit though, ds1 dlc was good too.
I guess I'm not feeling patient recently, but no I've beaten both ds1 and ds2, hell I got to new game +7 before I quit playing on one of my characters.
>oh god you're retarded
Maybe, I'm sl 61 on ornstein and smough
>Wasn't that just the three extra bosses and boss levels in ds2? It was good shit though, ds1 dlc was good too.
yeah. 40 hours of content for that isn't bad, so i dunno why that anon posted it there. i really liked the ice area and the additional lore it provided.
i like dark souls for the same reason i like warhammer 40k: the lore and background info is fascinating.
>fume knight greatsword
>bewitched alonne sword
>charred loyce greatsword (or which ever one that has the magical reach when you swing it, shit is boss)
That's just to name a few, I liked it
>Wasn't that just the three extra bosses and boss levels in ds2
They 'remixed' the base game as well by placing major enemies at unexpected and various locations
> sl 61 on ornstein and smough
That's not bad.
Why not just summon Solaire?
Did you kill him?
Also with lightning/fire weapons as well as miracles/pyromancy, Biggies and Small are pretty easy to defeat. Make sure you exploit those pillars as well.
>Why not just summon Solaire?
I've been summoning him everytime, he's only really good for a distraction while I obliterate smough and then he gets destroyed by giant ornstein and eventually I do too. The best I can hope for is him to be able to live long enough to distract giant ornstein for a bit longer and I can kill him with my upgraded queelag fury sword. Hopefully I will win this next time, I've gotten real close recently
>bloodborne worst overall
assmad Pcuck detected
Gametrailers just gave BB a perfect 10, the first time in history after 13 years.
get rekt cuck
i really like bloodborne because it was dark souls but faster and bloodier - rewarding being quick and twitchy and brutal over being methodical and slow. it's a different game, and obviously isn't part of the dark souls franchise.
i think most are butthurt they were raped by BB because their 1337 DS skills can't help them.
lol sonypony getting mad because someone doesnt think his ONLY game is the greatest thing ever
i coudlnt even be arsed to do a 3rd run for bloodborne, just got too boring and shit
The original pre-order collector's edition came with the soundtrack CD and a book of character designs and a figurine, but just the base game, because originally (they said) there was going to not be any DLC.
and then months later it was announced, "whoops, j/k you guys we totally have DLC now give us your money".
They re-released DS2 with all the DLC as SOFTS, but if you bought the original DS2 then you get jack shit.
i just like
play hollow mostly why do u play human
honeslty i dont get it, why do i 1v2 sometimes. fucking 2 dudes invade me at the same time, but this is mostly ds2
i beat both games fully naked with only a basic sword
o&s for me was ezpz, the hardest boss was that rape demon with the 2 dogs. killed me like 90 times atleast before i got the hang of it. after that i never had a problem with anything
The artorias whatever DLC for DS1 was actually really good. I don't think I can be arsed to get the DLC for DS2 though, not when I have it on a dying platform (PS3) and most of the userbase moved on to Bloodborne and soon Dark Souls 3
... That's completely besides the point. The game was advertised as not having any DLC planned or expected. People bought the collector's edition and suddenly there was stuff also available they'd have to buy more of because there was DLC now.
That's all it is.
In das 2, is heavy armor weaponry even worth it in pve
I know its shit in pvp
And not very good for bosses
Also whats good light/med armor?
Im using the dark set currently in das 2
>It takes a certain amount of autism to beat it on SL1. Four Knights and Manus are living hell
I'm sure it does, it's not bad autism though, that's like rawtism if anything
why do you type like
you are writing a haiku
snow drifts in the night
heavy armor is absolute garbage since it makes you waste souls on leving up your equipment load and you can only medium-roll. Blocking was also nerfed since there's only like two shield with 100% physical block, one of which requires stupid amounts of strength.
Just do Fashion Souls really, and focus on rolling and dodging rather than blocking. Personally I wear the Drangleic legging, no top, Vengarl's helm, and switch out gloves for whatever I need (poison, curse, fire resistance, etc.)
lemme break it down for you barney-style:
chris-chan hates the xbox because it exists and is "opposite" the playstation and to a lesser extent nintendo wii
you presented the argument that bloodborne was worst overall because it's a PS4 exclusive and not available on xbone or pc or whatever.
that doesn't make bloodborne bad in any way shape or form. it makes it kinda shitty that it's an exclusive that isn't on other platforms.
ergo, you have an irrational "hate" for something that has no bearing on it's actual quality.
That was one of the weapons that got a stupid, stupid moveset downgrade in DS2. iirc the Zweihander also does that on the second hit, which is useful absolutely 100% none of the time.
No lol I'm not saying it's bad, in fact it looks really good which is why I'm mad that I didn't get to play it. I'm only mad that I didn't get to play it, not that I think it's bad.
I didn't really use it much. I mainly used the Mastodon Greatsword and Halberd, Claymore, Bastard Sword and occasionally the Pursuer's Greatsword and sometimes the Curved Dragon Greatsword.
The Mastodoon Greatsword is great but you get it nearly at the end game, before that I would just get by with the Claymore and Bastard
Though, I haven't played since last April so I don't know if any of the weapons I mentioned got nerfed or something
>Though, I haven't played since last April so I don't know if any of the weapons I mentioned got nerfed or something
Your post triggered the PTSD I have from that time I logged into DS2 after some updates and saw that faith-based builds were now as useful as toilet paper in a European washroom.
I get invaded like once or twice on average per play through. It's depressing cause i love pvp.
>only available after getting rank 2 of a dead covenant or getting to NG++
>literally only one use, unless you dump souls to level up to 43 attunement then you get one extra use, and then a third one at 99 attunement
>useless outside of PvP