Playing through Dark Souls

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Hello friends,

I have never actually beaten the first Dark Souls. I got the game back in 2012, made it about half way into the game, and then just quit and never picked it up again.

I got my brother and cousin into it and I recently discovered that they had both beat the game. So because I no longer want to be the beta cuck of the family, I just picked up Dark Souls Remastered and am going in.

WHICH CLASS DO I PICK


 
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It doesn't really matter much, but the wanderer has the best outfit, and high starting dexterity means you'll have easier access to some of the cooler weapons in the game.

You could one-up your brother and cousin by going pyromancer for a SL1 run, if you're up for that.


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It doesn't really matter much, but the wanderer has the best outfit, and high starting dexterity means you'll have easier access to some of the cooler weapons in the game.

You could one-up your brother and cousin by going pyromancer for a SL1 run, if you're up for that.

>dex build

Just kidding I don’t know why people hate dex so much


 
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>dex build

Just kidding I don’t know why people hate dex so much
I think it's because poking enemies with a spear behind a shield is considered lame/cheesy, but the same people who feel that way also think that two-handing a greatsword for the entire game is the only way to play, even though that could also be seen as boring and cheesy.
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>using a shield


 
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>using a shield
Unless you want to make the game more challenging for some arbitrary reason, there's literally no reason not to, especially if you're going to use a spear. I bet you think Anor Londo snipers or bonewheels are annoying to deal with.
Last Edit: April 18, 2020, 03:21:31 PM by Verbatim


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If you bend your mind towards the challenge, the skill will follow in your hands
Tbh I like to have two handed sword with character that doesn't wear clothes for a one shot experience.


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>using a shield
Unless you want to make the game more challenging for some arbitrary reason, there's literally no reason not to, especially if you're going to use a spear. I bet you think Anor Londo snipers or bonewheels are annoying to deal with.

Rolling is much better and Anor Londo snipers aren’t hard but bonewheels are


 
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Rolling is much better and Anor Londo snipers aren’t hard but bonewheels are
Even the weakest greatshield in the game completely invalidates bonewheels.

Rolling is better, but why limit yourself to that when you don't have to? You're just risking death for no reason.


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Rolling is much better and Anor Londo snipers aren’t hard but bonewheels are
Even the weakest greatshield in the game completely invalidates bonewheels.

Rolling is better, but why limit yourself to that when you don't have to? You're just risking death for no reason.

Because it’s cool


 
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Because it’s cool
Shields are cooler. What if you exclusively shielded all attacks, and never did any rolls?

Could you sit with the cool kids then, and post shit like ">he rolls"?
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Because it’s cool
Shields are cooler. What if you exclusively shielded all attacks, and never did any rolls?

Could you sit with the cool kids then, and post shit like ">he rolls"?

Ok mr try hard Havel fat roller


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lol rolls

I just sidestep


 
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>using weapons

well you're obviously a huge fag who's not epic enough for this internet


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If you bend your mind towards the challenge, the skill will follow in your hands
>using weapons

well you're obviously a huge fag who's not epic enough for this internet
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Ya fuckin' ganderneck.
Go straight to the catacombs and get the gravelord sword for instant early game cheese. Or you can try your luck with RNG and maybe get a black knight halberd.


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update: decided to try SL1, but am stuck on the bell gargoyles. starting to think this won't last long.


 
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update: decided to try SL1, but am stuck on the bell gargoyles. starting to think this won't last long.
nothing a few titanite shards wouldn't sneeze at

there's really only one weapon you should be using, too, and i'm gonna assume you already know what that is
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update: decided to try SL1, but am stuck on the bell gargoyles. starting to think this won't last long.
nothing a few titanite shards wouldn't sneeze at

there's really only one weapon you should be using, too, and i'm gonna assume you already know what that is
Reinforced club? I only know because of your other thread.


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update: decided to try SL1, but am stuck on the bell gargoyles. starting to think this won't last long.
nothing a few titanite shards wouldn't sneeze at

there's really only one weapon you should be using, too, and i'm gonna assume you already know what that is
Reinforced club? I only know because of your other thread.

Cut off the hellkite's tail for early cheese.


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Cut off the hellkite's tail for early cheese.
yea i'll go back for it


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Farm for Black Knight Halberd off the Black Knight nearby Darkroot Garden(?).

Gg ez win


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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
Just learn to parry and insta cheese damn near every hard enemy.


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update: rang both the bells of awakening and now am trying to get thru sen’s fortress

i vaguely remember going thru the demon ruins last play through but i’m not sure if i ever made it to anor londo

still doing sl1


 
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update: rang both the bells of awakening and now am trying to get thru sen’s fortress

i vaguely remember going thru the demon ruins last play through but i’m not sure if i ever made it to anor londo

still doing sl1
don't give up skeleton


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made it to anor londo. was scared to engage anyone and lose my 50k souls so i turned around and went all the way to blighttown to upgrade my pyromancer flame. the hike back is gonna be a pain.


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made it to anor londo. was scared to engage anyone and lose my 50k souls so i turned around and went all the way to blighttown to upgrade my pyromancer flame. the hike back is gonna be a pain.

Is Anor Londo really that bad?
The only thing really hard there is O&S and even then the fight is trivial with a lightening spear


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made it to anor londo. was scared to engage anyone and lose my 50k souls so i turned around and went all the way to blighttown to upgrade my pyromancer flame. the hike back is gonna be a pain.

Is Anor Londo really that bad?
The only thing really hard there is O&S and even then the fight is trivial with a lightening spear
I have no clue but I'm not allowed to spend souls on anything but pyromancy and weapon upgrades and idk what to expect in anor londo. I'm playing (somewhat) blind.


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made it to anor londo. was scared to engage anyone and lose my 50k souls so i turned around and went all the way to blighttown to upgrade my pyromancer flame. the hike back is gonna be a pain.

Is Anor Londo really that bad?
The only thing really hard there is O&S and even then the fight is trivial with a lightening spear
I have no clue but I'm not allowed to spend souls on anything but pyromancy and weapon upgrades and idk what to expect in anor londo. I'm playing (somewhat) blind.

Wait
You're playing Dark Souls for the first time and you're doing a challenge run?