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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: January 02, 2013, 10:11:40 PM
And I have done it! VICTORY! LoL, I should have done New Londo first (its surprisingly short) and left the DLC for last. Would have had a much easier time. But its ok, I have survived the hell that is this game. Oh beloved victory, how sweet you taste. :D

I feel badass for having killed every boss with Magic. Even all the DLC bosses which some people don't think is possible. As long as you  use powerful spells like Great Chaos Fireball or Crystal Soul Spear, and all the items you can get that boost spell damage, its not that hard. Just got to get the timing of the attacks right so you know when its safe to heal. Healing at the wrong time vs bosses is what got me killed the most in this game.

Ended the game at lvl 84 with 50 INT and a fully upgraded Ascended Flame that I never used. lol  Well, besides just once to protect myself from Chaos Witch Quelaag lava.

When I play this game again I think I'll make a Faith based Occult Claymore weilding DarkWraith and have fun draining all the NPCs of humanity. Got to make sure I get 20 Flasks at every bonfire. lol Since Faith magic is pvp focused I'll use Pyromancy for PvE. Though, I'll start as a Cleric, heal is really useful early on and I really don't need attack magic at all until I get to the depths to rescue the first pyro merchant. I also want to make Gwendolin's bow. It may not be technically the best bow but I just think its badass to kill a god and turn his soul into a weapon.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: January 01, 2013, 07:27:33 PM
I beat the DLC bosses (I was right that I needed Dark Sun Crown + Logan's Catalyst + Crystal Soul Spear) but released that I have missed the Crown of Dusk this walkthrough. Apparently, if you walk through the DLC portal before you get the Crown then you can never get the set that walkthough. THAT SUCKS, I AM PISSED. Then again the Dark Moon crown is safer to use anyway so. No matter, I shall be beating this game soon enough.

Nito was a push over, I am about to beat Sif, and then its the demon ruins and New Lando thats all that is left. Should beat this game soon.

Aww, the Sif fight was sad. Even looked like you were going to pet him. But OUT OF MY WAY. I'm so close to beat this damn nightmarish game that I can taste it.
33  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 31, 2012, 07:29:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRGbBIu0Pak

Sigh, make me wish I went Pyromancer. lol Then again, they don't get the boss killing soul spears nor the awesome dark spells. They are sweet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlTssXbYmIo

This one is pure epic, bow before the master of dark souls! LoL, butt naked with only a club.
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 31, 2012, 07:53:16 AM
Well, I have reached the final 2 bosses of the DLC. The Dragon and The abyss monster. These seem to be the hardest fights of the game and my magic is lacking. I feel like I could beat them but it will take a lot of trys. Rather than waste hours and endless frustration, I shall level up so more then return to finish these fights.

I really need crystal soul spear and Gwyndolin's helm to speed these fights up. So my plan now is to beat the catacombs and then Gwyndolin and perhaps a boss or two of the demon ruins. That should give me enough experience for 4 levels and Crystal Soul Spear.

Yes, it is my goal to slaughter all bosses with my magic. lol. I am a sorcerer after all. I might have to try using the power within as well.

And yes. I am playing completely offline so no help from other players. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE. :P
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 30, 2012, 07:34:04 PM
Next boss after the Sanctuary Guardian is Artorias and his favorite food is players with low HP, low stamina and focus on Sorceries. Makes sure you have a shield with good stability.

I can consistantly get Artorias low but once I run out of soul spears I can't stop his power up. 2h handing my light weapons doesn't do enough damage fast enough unless I'm lucky. Then one mistake and I'm dead....Otherwise magic is doing swell.

If only I had more copies of Homing Crystal Soulmass and Soul Spear, I'd have beaten him already.

I finally beat him by going back to the barnfire and reequipping my normal Homing Soulmass and using it with Homing Crystal Soulmass for damage and Soul Spear and Heavy Soul Arrow to stop his power ups. At the end of the fight I just stabbed him with by BSS about 5 times and he died. I was getting low on health so I was very nervous I was going to die before finsishing him off, yet again. Lucky, he only got 2 failed power up attempt.

Hello 50,000 souls! :D

Thank God I decided it would be a good idea to boost my HP to 1000 HP. Never would have managed to beat this fight without heavy armor (especially high Poise so my spell casting isn't get stopped) and a good chunk of HP.

I also used the Blader Shield since it has the highest base stability out of all the shields I have.

I think I'm going to try to get to 44 int so I can get Crystal Soul Spear. Not sure I'll get it in time for the final boss but I'm not carrying around a bunch of souls here. No way. This will make my final level 78.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 30, 2012, 04:06:52 PM
Sanctuary Guardian is proving impossible for me to beat....I can't even heal without being attacked. And I just can't dodge/block all its attacks. The only time I can attack safely is after a dive attack and those are few and far between.

Edit: I did it finally, I think it took 2 and half hours to do............................................................................................

I hate this game and yet can't stop. LOL. I will beat it. At least I'm level 70 now.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 30, 2012, 03:00:08 AM
i'd like to see iron lumberjacks vrs. pursuers. my bet one lumberjack falls the other cleans up.

I'd love to see that as well. Those we halarious videos.

Status Update, I've done the Dukes Archives and Painted World of Ariamis. I'm going to do the DLC extra content next then Sif the great wolf, the catacombs, and finally the Demon Ruins.

WISH ME luck vs Artorias, from what I've seen online, hes a real pain in the butt to face. Can't wait to get pursuers for myself.

I'm doing it people, slowly but surely. I'm level 69 right now and I shall stop at lvl 70. The rest of my experience will go into upgrading my flame. I might just use fire spells on the final boss.

My final stats will be:
lvl 70
Vit 22 (1018 with Ring of Favor and Protection)
End 30
STR 12
Dex 14
RES 8
INT 36
Faith 8

I use the Ring of Favor and Protection which allows me to wear:

Black Sorcerers hat (mostly for its super light weight, it also looks stylish!)
Eastern Armor (Looks awesome with good protection)
Black Iron Gauntlets
Black Iron Leggings

Thats 56 poise WITHOUT the wolf ring. LOL

My melee defense is over 210 and man does that make a difference. This game really is all about the equipment.

Funny, I didn't intend for this but I've basicly made a semi-tank Sorcerer. lol

Oh, and my 3 fully upgraded weapons are:

Lighting +5 Bandits Knife
Enchanted +5 Blader Side Sword
and the all mighty Quelaag's Furysword - truly the best boss weapon you can build.

And with that I have all 3 elements covered and access to bleeding.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 27, 2012, 03:08:00 PM
Edit: Acutally, first I'm going to kill Sif, the great wolf. Easy fight at this point.

I'd advise against doing that until you've been through the new areas added in the PC version/DLC. There's an extra scene you'll miss if you kill him before doing that.

Oh yeah, almost forgot about that. Thanks. Then its black Hydra hunting time.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 27, 2012, 06:14:09 AM
I'm finally gotten through Ando Lando. Sigh, that caused me more trouble than it really should have. my sense of timing sucks. Ornstein and Smough were more of a pain in the butt than they should have been. Still, glad I have sorcery. I would not want to try to melee these bosses but I hear it is possible to stun lock them with enough hits. Still, even with a melee focused build I'd probably cheat and use Pyromancy vs these guys.

Anyway, FINALLY, on to the Dukes' Archives where I shall get my Large Magic Ember. Of course, I did what any self respecting mage does and built quelaag's furysword to deal with the magic resistant enemies in the archive.

Edit: Acutally, first I'm going to kill Sif, the great wolf. Easy fight at this point.


Why DOES EVERY NPC in this game have a troll laugh...Its like they are all mocking me. This game! O.o

Edit 2: I need to do the Ash Lake hydra battle too. Hopefully as easy as the first Hydra which really just needs a +10ish weapon to kill fast.

Also forgot to mention that I obliterated the Bridge Dragon with a Lighting Bandit's Knife +5. I feel badass. lol
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 24, 2012, 12:49:37 AM
Dat pic makes lighting have a derp face. How Dare YOU! Shame. :P
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 24, 2012, 12:22:03 AM
Faith based sorcerer does sound awesome but you'd have to wait all the way till Anor Londo before you could get the Tin Darkmoon Catalyst. Shame. But it does provide the biggest Magic Adjustment making CMW god like. And 31 int is enough to use Crystal Soul Mass, Don't need much else.

Would be a perfect fit with a Greatsword of Artorias build. Make use of all those distrubted stats, might be perfect for a Deprived class. Your not the best at anything but you can do everything. lol


I really don't care for much of anything among the Miracles spells. Seems much more useful for PvP. I do complement my Sorcery with Pyro for power within and use vs fire enemies.
42  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 23, 2012, 07:29:46 PM
That npc has an amazingly derp face. The derp is strong within that one.

I'm excited about this game. I love lighting so a game all about her in a race against time = win for me.
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: December 23, 2012, 07:26:31 PM
What Class did everyone Play?

I've finally decided to stick with my Sorcerers. Right now with Havels Ring I can where the Gargoyle Helm + Elite Knight leggings + Dingy Robe + Shadow Gauntlets and I've got good resistance + with wolf ring good pose of 60. 60 poise is good for most enemies, vs bosses with large weapons its still better just to roll away then block.

I use a Magic Blader Side Sword (pure love) and Bandits Knife +10 (will likely +15 because small fast weapons make the most use CMW buff).

Might make the Fury Sword eventually so I can have a fire weapon.

My stats at lvl 50 will be (Still only lvl 43)

Vit 8
End 30
Str 10
Dex 14
Int 31
faith 8

I will then end the game at lvl 70 with 27 vit for 1001 hp. I'll also build my pyromancy so I can also deal fire damage. Dark Souls is much easier when you have access to spells right from the start. Just like Demon Souls, Soul arrow is a life saver early game.

I only use the fast cast soul arrow spells. No need for anything heavier. Can't wait to get Crystal Homing missile so I can own some bosses.

I'll probably just use a lighting spear for a lighting weapon and downgrade that Occult club for a divine one so I can tackle the catacombs.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI on: December 23, 2012, 07:14:35 PM
I love FF6, all the characters were awesome. In fact, I love FF6 so much that I don't get the obession with 7. I was underwhelmed by 7, mostly because I loved FF6 characters so much more.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 2 on: December 23, 2012, 07:10:28 PM
Thanks Yggdrasil  for posting all this info. Much Sunbro love. ;)
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