Dark Souls Impressions - The FINAL Update

 
 
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Congrats! Ornstein and Smough are definitely up in the top 3 hardest boss fights in the game. What level were you when you beat them and how many tries did it take?


 
 
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I've seen dragons before in this game, but to my understanding, none of them have been "true" dragons, or "everlasting" dragons. This tooth belonged to an everlasting dragon. Dang.[/li][/list]
Yeah, the ones you've seen so far are either wretched abominations of dragons (Gaping Dragon), or just the much smaller Wyverns and Drakes (the blue lightning breathing ones in the Valley of Drakes or the red one breathing fire on the bridge in the Undead Burg).


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
I call it Smow

Like you Smow the lawn


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I call it Smow

Like you Smow the lawn

iirc this is how it's pronounced in the Japanese, and is a supposed to sound similar to "sumo" because he's so fat.


 
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Congrats! Ornstein and Smough are definitely up in the top 3 hardest boss fights in the game. What level were you when you beat them and how many tries did it take?
My SL was in the low 50s.

I counted all my recordings, and it turns out that it took me exactly 28 tries. Significantly less than I thought, but still the most troublesome boss I've dealt with thus far.

For comparison's sake:

Asylum Demon: 1
Taurus Demon: 2
Bell Gargoyles: 5-8 (basically null & void, as I used Solaire)
Capra Demon: 3-5
Gaping Dragon: 3-5
Chaos Witch Quelaag: 2-3
Moonlight Butterfly: 1
Iron Golem: 3-5

So, yeah, bit of a spike there. Thankfully, the Duke's Archives segment was exceedingly short, so I'll probably have another boss video up this week.


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
I usually use the other bonfire when running to the boss


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tfw O&S made you drop the game for like 2 weeks.

tfw you finally gave in and had to use Solaire

tfw took me like 2 years to beat them solo

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tfw O&S made you drop the game for like 2 weeks.

tfw you finally gave in and had to use Solaire

tfw took me like 2 years to beat them solo

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What finally clicked? What strategy did you end up using?


 
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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
Verb should do LPs.


 
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Verb should do LPs.
Yeah, I've dabbled in LP a few years ago. Trouble is, I can barely keep a tight schedule. Otherwise I'd be on top of that.


 
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OH GOD, HOW DID I FORGET TO BRING THIS UP!?

YouTube

This happened to me. A lot.

Okay, like three or four times--but way more than necessary. That's something they should've fixed, I think.
Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 08:54:28 PM by Verbatim


 
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fuck you
O&S is such a meh part of the game without friends


 
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.
Verb you antisemite, why does Ornstien have to echo like that?


 
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I just grinded to a really high level and summoned two guys who were high level with good equipment and weapons.

I tried to do it solo but it was too hard/annoying. I can handle them easily now I'm level 350+ but yeah, easily the hardest boss in the game and 28 tries is not bad compared to some people who never made it past them.


 
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Verb you antisemite, why does Ornstien have to echo like that?
cause, y'know, ornstein


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tfw O&S made you drop the game for like 2 weeks.

tfw you finally gave in and had to use Solaire

tfw took me like 2 years to beat them solo

:(
What finally clicked? What strategy did you end up using?
I usually focus on Orny unless I'm after the other armor set. Smough is just so stupid slow he's relatively easy to dodge. My problem before I think really came from using heavy armor.  I don't know how the fuck you'd solo him that way. But also, I didn't have the best weapon at the time. I was still using that lightning spear you get in Sen's. So I play with pretty light armor, dodge Orny's bullshit, and mostly just get him away from Orny. Then Smough's final form is a piece of cake. UNLESS my timing is just a bit off and I get tagged by his buttslam, in which case I'm fucked.

I like to think I can do it regularly now, but I haven't really tried.
Last Edit: September 01, 2016, 01:00:17 PM by Jim


 
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some poophead took it upon himself to dislike all of my videos lol


 
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"This bonfire is cut off from the others. Cannot warp."

uh-oh


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Tomb of Giants when?


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I actually got into Dark Souls over the summer. The first time I played through the game, I was getting destroyed. Every boss annihilated me numerous times before I eventually triumphed over them. After beating the game, I can just about nuke every boss on my first attempt.

Anyway, enough about me. Congratulations on defeating Ornstein and Smough, that was undoubtedly the hardest boss fight for me.


 
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i am the keysmith


 
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i am the keysmith
thx

gonna post an update this week

currently @ crystal cavern after breaking out of the duke's archives; seath is still alive


 
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good luck


 
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Is there a way for me to slide down ladders like I see enemies do? I haven't been able to figure it out.


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Is there a way for me to slide down ladders like I see enemies do? I haven't been able to figure it out.
It's either holding or tapping the sprint button once, they changed it from 1 to 2 and I forget which one has which, I think it's tap in 1 though.


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Is there a way for me to slide down ladders like I see enemies do? I haven't been able to figure it out.
Using xbox controller? I think it's holding "B". Maybe also holding down on left stick.


 
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I'm on PS3, but holding the equivalent button worked. Thanks, that's been bugging me for months.

Fortunately, it hasn't taken too long to get my bearings--this game is like riding a bike.


 
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RIP ENDIE
Moonlight Butterfly: 1
I must fucking suck because moonlight butterfly is a fucking pain for me


 
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Moonlight Butterfly: 1
I must fucking suck because moonlight butterfly is a fucking pain for me
Ha, really?

YouTube

Here's how I beat it.


 
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Moonlight Butterfly: 1
I must fucking suck because moonlight butterfly is a fucking pain for me
Ha, really?

YouTube

Here's how I beat it.
From the way your shield defends from the blast is making me consider thet  my shield is shit or Its my own fault for not upgrading it, I think that's pretty much it I'll try it once I go back to playing it again