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You'll die again and again, again and again, and so on. Dark Souls

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Please send help
    I can't stop watching PvP vids

    https://youtu.be/ZI7zTT6YD_k

    https://youtu.be/PX8-qKJruUI

    Also beat the ancient wyvern

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    Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Hurray I finally wrapped up this game this last weekend so I know longer have to worry about spoilers

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    PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    I'm not usually a PvP person, but dueling is so fun in this game. The brilliance is that it takes only a couple minutes to set up and finish one, and the system and community minimize trolling. The gesture system is brilliant for eliminating the kind of toxicity you run into when things require voice or chat.

    I find that I do a lot of weapon testing in that arena past the Pontiff. Even though I don't win much, it's fun just to get into a quick fight, see how other people use weapons and test out strategies.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I really enjoy duels
    But I enjoy purple pal hijinks

    Although I wish summoning a purple was just choosing to be invaded

    Like the purple pal isn't spawned at their summon sign

    They're placed out there somewhere
    And it's a total wildcard

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Man, I uh

    Don't want to criticize other cultures traditions

    But Londor weddings are a heck of a thing

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    I found out that DS3 has no channeler's trident and now I am sad

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    i really enjoy impromptu 3v3 invasions. usually the best is when it's three faithful vs a host and two friendly phantoms but i have also seen 2 faithful plus red sunbro vs host, white, and friendly red. it's really great.

    With some tweaking this could be the best dark souls for pvp. but i still can't get a dark moon off to save my life.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I'm goddamned giddy at the prospects of ng+ invasions

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    PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    I'm goddamned giddy at the prospects of ng+ invasions

    While I've read that all games pull from the same pool of players, I feel like I get a lot quicker summons when I am Sunbroing bosses in NG+.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    So
    Does that fallen knight set work for Kylo Ren Cosplay?

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    So
    Does that fallen knight set work for Kylo Ren Cosplay?

    maybe.

    though i really hate the pants on that set, which is good when you then read the description of them.

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    Resuming my dark souls 1 adventure, last time I stopped after getting knocked off by the final swinging axes in sen's fortress

    Since then the progress I've made is that at least I can make it back up to those final swinging axes in maybe 10 minutes, the longest part of the trip up is cheesing out the two snake wizards who guard two of the bridges

    Can't seem to get the timing right for that final dash though, I tried stripping down to my beef jerky and everything

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Melding wrote: »
    So
    Does that fallen knight set work for Kylo Ren Cosplay?

    maybe.

    though i really hate the pants on that set, which is good when you then read the description of them.

    It's mud, not shit
    It's embarrassing because whoever ran away from battle and fled through a swamp

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    Fleur de AlysFleur de Alys Biohacker Registered User regular
    Last night I invaded the area after Pontiff and was plopped into the realm of some chap named Sephiroth.

    An Aldrich Faithful and I eventually found him down in the large water area. He was accompanied by another bloke named Cloud. Both were two-handing katanas.

    Cue epic 2v2 battle. I defeated Cloud, then charged Sephiroth together with the Faithful, but Sephy just ran around, rolling and backstepping and refusing to engage. Then he resummoned Cloud, and it was 2v2 again.

    I sighed and went back to work on Cloud, but this time to no avail. Sephiroth defeated the Aldrich guy, and two on one was a bit too much for me.

    The last thing I see as my phantom is disappearing into ether?

    "Dark spirit Tifa Lockheart has invaded."

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    That's amazing

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular

    yuuuuuup

    That's what I got someone to help me transfer an item for, so I could get Anri's Straight Sword right away instead of way late in the game/murdering Anri, without doing that I would have had to wait until Irithyll Dungeon to get a weapon that scaled with Luck and heck that

    If you can get Anri's sword early (either through trading or murder most foul) it is the best levelling weapon I have found. Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite, can be buffed but not infused, but that's okay because it has a combination Hollow/Blessed infusion built in. It scales off Luck like a Hollow weapon, and gives health regen, bonus damage to undead, and prevents skeletons from respawning like a Faith weapon.

    what that post forgets to mention is that Hollow infusion also works really well with Bleed weapons because luck boosts bleed/poison, so a weapon with bleed on it + hollow infusion + carthus rouge just gets downright silly

    Most builds I've seen use the Warden Twinblades for this, but I've seen Str/Luck with the Spiked Mace the evangelists use, and I'm trying Dex/Luck with a Great Scythe right now

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I'm almost through the game with my pyromaniac

    If I can ever find time to play

    Then I'm starting a new character
    I'm thinking about luck and STR

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    I think luck works best as a mid/late game respec, really. You need enough stats into luck and str and/or dex for to rock.

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    Fleur de AlysFleur de Alys Biohacker Registered User regular
    No real need to respec. Unless you're running a magic build, you're going to put your early stat gains into VGR/END and rely on Raw and Fire infusions (or just the Dark Battle Axe from the first real area) until somewhere around the Pontiff at least. At that point the Profane Coal is a single mad dash away, and you already have at least one Hollow Gem from pickups, so you can start investing into your offensive stats immediately.

    Personally I like going for Luck early anyway (if I'm going to Hollow my gear) because of the additional Item Discovery, which means more drops early of stuff like titanite and souls, or Lothric Knight gear if you want to come out the gate as a badass.

    And yeah the Warden Twinblades work very well with Carthas Rouge, though the Brigand Twindaggers and Bandit's Knife are perfectly viable alternatives. I even rocked the Notched Whip for quite awhile; short-range enemies that stagger from it will be helpless. I took out the thorn knight NPC without getting hit thanks to that thing.

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    i havent' foudn the hollow infusion to be worth it. but then i'm comparing things to anri's straight sword and that thing seems straight up broken.

    at 20 str/dex, 17 fai, and 40 luck and +5 it has an AR of 420. that is higher than my +9 hollow flamberge by about 50.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Some guy I invaded beat me black and blue with Anri's Straight Sword yesterday

    Not possible to trade any hits with that thing

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Anris is what speed runs use with bleed resin

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    Fleur de AlysFleur de Alys Biohacker Registered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Anri's is incredible because it has Hollow and Blessed infusions built in. They're somewhat inferior versions, though; the Faith scaling isn't great, and the Hollow infusion only grants the Luck scaling (it doesn't give bonus Luck). That means you need 35 Luck on your character (assuming you off-hand a Hollow +10 shield or backup weapon for another +5 Luck).

    It's difficult to say whether the weapon can outdamage a bleed-focused weapon (I haven't run any tests). You can buff Anri's with the rouge, but it doesn't have the base bleed, and it attacks a little slower than twin weapons or the bandit's knife. Probably comes down to the physical and bleed defenses of the target. I'd guess you're better off with an elemental buff.

    If you want to run a bleed luck build then I probably wouldn't bother with it much (saves you 5 SL to put into other things), and obviously it's no good for the weird niche magic luck build. Any other luck build will love it, though.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Yeah I'm doing STR luck when the time comes

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    For me Anri's is as much about quality of life as pure effectiveness, it absolutely trivializes the Catacombs instead of needing to switch to a lower-damage blessed weapon to get through

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    AshcroftAshcroft LOL The PayloadRegistered User regular
    I made a + 4 blessed Claymore for the Catacombs. That, and the fact tht's not actually that long an area once you notice the shortcut at the start took the sting out.

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    trading hits with the anri straigth sword is not advisable, no. it can hit great sword damage with straight sword speed. it's kind of gross, honestly. still gets beat by longer weapons and good spacing though, so i don't feel too bad about using it.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    So how does trading between your characters, using a friend and a password work? Can you trade anything?

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    So how does trading between your characters, using a friend and a password work? Can you trade anything?

    you can't pick up items upgraded higher than what you current have. so if your highest item is a +6 you can't get +7 and so on. outside of that, just about any item you can leave can be traded outside of upgrade materials and covenant things.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Hmmm
    Ok

    I kinda want to make my second character quality with the Farron great sword

    Do those types of weapons upgrades count double, since they only go to +5?

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    yeah, to get the plus four you've need access to +8 weapons and the life.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    One handy trick is if you have a mid-late game weapon or infusion that you haven't upgraded, you can have a new character basically start with it. (I kind of want to do this with a lightning weapon for a Faith build, or a chaos weapon for a new pyro character)

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I can't recall how upgraded my sword is
    I didn't use it too much becuase my pyro doesn't have the EnD to use it properly

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Bonus suggestion, you can get a normal weapon to +4 fairly quickly, with large titanite from trading a bomb to the crows and shooting the dragon in the foot until it flies away, and should get to 12 small titanite shards by the time you reach the bridge bonfire in the undead settlement. That way you could upgrade a twinkling/scale item to +2 before trading, saving the rarer resources on your new character.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Does anyone want to help me out with Archdragon Peak, in say, an hour? PS4

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    I'm not that far along yet (I have alt-itis) but if you want to do some item transferring later I'll be on after I walk my puppy

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Are we PSN friends, my doge

    https://youtu.be/HP-CkzT9sno

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Are we PSN friends, my doge

    https://youtu.be/HP-CkzT9sno

    Indubitably

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