Where do I go after the gargoyles and ringing the bell at the top of the tower? I went to lower undead burg but the Capra Demon wrecks my shit. I tried going through the gardens but those giant green guys also wreck my shit. Should I be going somewhere else?
>everyone seems to have problem with this guy
He didnt killed me once, maybe its because i came from bloodborne and i just kept locking him into his landing animation.
Get Drake Sword, kill the dogs right at the star with a 1-handed strong attack, and enjoy the easiest 1-on-1 boss fight in a souls game.
If the sewers wreck your shit though, like they did with me on my first go, go grab an uncurse from the dude in the bell tower, and then go to the drake valley through the darkroot basin (take a right at the bottom of the ramp, turning you away from the crystal golems and the tower with havel the rock). The path is guarded by a black knight, but just lead him back to the ramp and cheese him from someplace he can't reach you.
Anyone posts something that was difficult you'll always have that one guy saying it was the easiest shit he's ever done.
>get drake sword
Disregard this whole post.
This. I'll never understand how Capra is the one everyone has trouble with when the Gargoyles got me to quit my first playthrough for months.
It's especially idiotic posting that shit on anonymous board. No one is impressed and even if they were they still wouldn't know who you are.
Capra punishes shield users more than dodgers IMO.
You can survive gargs+taurus by hiding behind a shield, but Capra can quite easily guardbreak you if you haven't got either a really sturdy shield or a lot of endurance.
That's not how you get the drake sword, retard.
>since I got it from the gargoyles by attacking the tail
What's wrong with the Drake sword?
Once I fought a guy in the DLC area and he was using the Drake Sword, I later added him to help him out and he said the Drake sword is the best. He got to fucking Artorias still with that goddamn drake sword.
It lets new players coast through the beginning of the game without learning the basic combat skills that are required to progress when the drake sword becomes useless.
They hit the brick wall and then come bitching to /v/ about artificial difficulty.
The way Dark Souls works is that you, the player, picks the difficulty level not from a menu but by certain game mechanics. The Drake Sword is you unlocking easy mode for the first chunk of the game. It's really a noob trap though, it becomes shit really fast.
And have you heard of the concept of "switching out for a better weapon when it comes along"? Honestly, it's like you fuckers think a character can only use a single weapon per play through.
the problem with it is that it allows you to plow through everything at first.
>switching out for a better weapon when it comes along
You can do this but in Dark Souls you can use any weapon from the start if you just upgrade it and weapon damage scale with your stats.
>get the drake sword because I was struggling at first and figured I'd swap later to a weapon I like more
>end up getting the BKGS and never look back
Drake sword just lets you steamroll through most enemies at the start, so you never have to actually think for yourself. What good is it to switch if you still don't have the fundamentals down?
Then you went the much easier route into Blighttown, because the entrance that everyone should do on their first run can only be accessed from the depths, and Capra is the only way into there.
Drake sword is easy mode until you reach Anor Londo, then you are fucked because you don't know how to kill shit when enemies don't die in 1 hit anymore, also it's heavy so it fucks rolling speed for more characters at that point of the game.
If you want to use Drake sword thats your problem, it's not an advice you should give to beginners.
Just raise your shield when your enter, you should be able to thank 1 or 2 hits and after that just go up the stairs, focus on killing the dogs first and then try plunging attacking capra until he's dead.
no, you have to go to Capra Demon, unless you have the master key, then you can bypass him going through new londo ruis. there is a building there next to the elevator that takes you to valley of the drakes, and then a bridge that takes you to blighttown.
But the normal way is beating capra, and getting his key to go to the depths.
My advice is go to where andre of astora is, and do the forest area, kill the moolight butterfly to get some levels and then go back to capra.
My strategy for Capra is simple.
enter, kill a dog, get hurt, then run to the stairs, kill the other dog (he will follow you there), then jump down when capra is going up the stairs.
also, upgrade your weapon with Andre, I imagine you have some titanite.
It isn't until mid-game that any weapon starts to out damage the Drakesword
Why do you fucks always act like the Drakesword is some win button. It's the strongest early game weapon but you still have to block and dodge.
Fuck you. You just want to gimp people so you can spout your "dark souls is hard" bullshit. If you really wanted to help people, you'd recommend the Drakesword for early game and then a better weapon when it's available.
>not just 16 str to two hand
>not 1-shotting everything up through moonlight butterfly
>you still have to block and dodge
You literally don't. On regular NG anyway.
If you have an estus+2 and some points in vit, you can quite easily just turn almost every fight into a DPS race where you spam healing, and slowly walk away from any 1HKO attacks.
I'm playing Dark Souls for the first time right now, and the Halberd seems like even more of an easy button than the drake sword. About the same damage after a little bit of upgrading, and a fuckload of range. Why does nobody ever complain about it then?
Alright buddy, the trick to this guy is having an upgraded shield, you'll need either a balder shield, hollow soldier shield or Caduceus kite shield, the easiest to get is probably the kite shield since you buy it from andre, though the best is the balder shield but you need to grind balder knights to get it.
one of those shields at +5 make the Capra's hits bounce off.
hope this helps your struggle friend.
There is literally nothing wrong with the Drake Sword, it only saves you some souls for the first half of the game.
You still have to learn enemies and bosses attack patterns and where to go.
Assuming you didn't start with Master Key, here is the generally accepted dark souls progression for first-timers.
>Smough + Ornstein
>New Londo Ruins
>Bed of Chaos
>Tomb of the Giants
>Seath the Scaleless
>Kiln of the First Flame
>Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight
>Light Flame or Walk Out
>Proceed to NG+
Note: this path does NOT contain any side bosses or the DLC. This is just a simple progression guide that I'd say is the smoothest for difficulty, especially for newer players.
This is seldom a problem in practice unless you're fighting really agile enemies in open spaces. Most of the time, the halberd is 'safer' than the longsword, and especially so in tight areas, as it rarely catches on things, does solid damage and allows you to keep your distance to boot. It really is awesome.
Maneaters are bullshit and the only way to beat them is luck more or less. Spamming Warding helped me though, because then I could two-hand and focus on dodging their lazers and shit instead of needing to parry or block their other attacks.
Honestly they're not that bad if you kite them around the brazier in the middle of the arena. I think I beat them on my first or second try doing that. Like they can't do shit if you hide around it
Drake Sword is only ever the best option from the moment you first get it until the end of the area where you find Andre.
Once you get the Large Ember in the depths there the Drake sword is outclassed in every way by whatever weapon you like.