With my primary weapon broken, I wondered how exactly I was supposed to get out of this. I could consume a couple more of my itemized souls, buy some repair powder, and be done with it--except the merchant's place is still guarded by a couple spear-wielders. I have to figure out some other way.
Then I remembered Big Boss telling me about the dexterity weapon in the graveyard--I was sure I picked everything that was to pick up there, but he was courteous enough to put the weapon's name in a spoiler tag in case I haven't found it yet.
I looked through my inventory, making sure to look closely at the requirement parameters for each weapon.
- Broken Straight Sword (I should probably just get rid of this.)
- Straight Sword Hilt (Same here.)
- Zweihander (Requires me to forgo my shield--that's a no-go for me.)
- Scimitar (Broken.)
- Morning Star (Two-handed until I level up my strength, which requires souls. Not worth it right now.)
- Winged Spear (Yep, this is probably what Big Boss was talking about.)
- Talisman (What the fuck even is this? Don't answer that. I need lots of Faith to wield it properly...)
I also found this Wooden Shield that actually has more stability than my Caduceus Round Shield--it's not as good at resisting magic damage, but I haven't met any magic-wielders yet, so... All right, I guess.
So, I have two options--Morning Star, or Winged Spear--both of which require both my hands, until I get stronger. Turns out, the Morning Star requires of me less effort than the Winged Spear would--so that's what I opted for.
Right Hand: Morning Star
Left Hand: Wooden Shield (not in use)
Usable Item: Estus Flask, Fire Bomb (4), Homeward Bone (5), Binoculars, Black Firebomb (5)
Ring: Tiny Being's Ring
Still wearing all my Wanderer garb.
I realize I could've put one of my Homeward Bones to use earlier. I didn't because I panicked and forgot about them. Oh well.
As soon as I boost my strength, I'll be able to wield the Morning Star properly, so... Back to grinding, I suppose.
this thing DEMOLISHES
>striking enemies to death while they're trying to heal themselvesYEAH, EAT SHIT
It's really slow, of course, but that only makes it all the more satisfying when you land a blow. Fuckers drop in a matter of two or three hits. SO satisfying. I don't even need
a shield--this thing blocks well enough on its own. On top of that, I'm also learning more and more how the combat system works.
The spear-wielders were giving me trouble earlier, but now I understand their attack patterns: They're slimy bastards who only attack you if you don't have your weapon readied. Once they see an opening, they strike--from there, swerve to the left and punish. They can't take a fierce hit from the Morning Star.
Picked up two more weapons: a regular spear, and a short sword. Not bad at all--I need all the weapons I can get.
As well as this grinding session has been going, I still
have an issue with the lock-on system. The game still has trouble switching targets when I ask it to. It hasn't put me in a bad situation yet, but I feel as though it may bite me in the ass in the future.
Still, bashing people around with the Morning Star has been the most fun I've had in this game so far.
I'll have enough souls for everything I want in no
With 750 souls, I earned just enough to level up and raise my strength stat. Now I can use my shield along with my mace. My next goal, of course, is for 3500 souls. I'm shooting for both the powder and the box this time--but I'm not worried. I'm much stronger now. No more reckless deaths for me.
I wish I could at least take screenshots of this game, so I could show you my character and stuff... Oh well.
Phew. Did it. Got a little bit powder. AND a repairbox as well. I used the powder, and...
...it doesn't even repair it all the way
son of a bitch
Oh well, that's fine. At least I can use it now--but, honestly? I like using the Morning Star a lot better. I think I might stick with it--or at least, I'll keep both of them equipped. I think I can equip two weapons in one hand, anyway.
Right now, I'm gonna try and see if I can take out the black knight. If I can't, I won't worry about it--but I really really wanna kill him. I think that would make this update complete if I did.
All right... All right... This isn't going too well.
But it's okay--clearly, the black knight is completely out of my way for a reason. I can probably just go back and fight him when I'm stronger. I know that makes me a casualina, but I don't really care. I'm getting bored of trying.
Next time, I'll see what I can do about the Taurus Demon (finally).
This was my first "live" update--I'm experimenting a little bit.