Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by The Watching Artist » Tue May 14, 2019 6:31 pm

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The Watching Artist wrote:Its called a youtube video guide Hypes. Thats how he got there. :x ...

I only looked up that bonfire because I didn't want to die (again!) after *finally* beating those two knights :lol: .

The Watching Artist wrote:...I suppose him using the fire keeper soul is karma. RIP in peace Jawacheat

Was that the thing that I used to do something (I don't know what) to the Estus Flask?

Yeah but it didnt.
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Parksey wrote:Bless, Jawa, he still seems to think there's only one Bell Gargoyle in that fight.

He probably shouldn't highlight that spoiler...

... :shock: . Blimey.

FFS Jawa :lol: You might as well not even play the game at this rate. :lol: Plz stream again now
Parksey wrote:Does anyone else basically just up their stamina, lower their equip weight and rely solely on dodging? It's especially effective in DS2 due to ADP increasing your i-frames.

I'd never go without a shield in DS. I always try to dodge but use my shield first till I get a feel for an enemy or deal with groups. Ultimately dodging is the best tactic because 2 handing a weapon is more efficient. Plus aint no strawberry floating way I'm trusting any game that can do this- https://clips.twitch.tv/SweetTacitOwlCoolStoryBro

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by jawafour » Tue May 14, 2019 6:43 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:While I respect you going it alone have you considered summoning help? There are NPC summons that can help immensely with some bosses if you are struggling.

Yeah, I guess I could, Salads, but I kinda want to power my own way through. May end up seeking help, of course :lol: .

The Watching Artist wrote:...Plz stream again now...

I do want to have another crack at it. Gotta wash-up now but I'll stream again from 1900; my stream should fit in before the other guys then start streaming at around 2100 :-).

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by The Watching Artist » Tue May 14, 2019 6:51 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:...Plz stream again now...

I do want to have another crack at it. Gotta wash-up now but I'll stream again from 1900; my stream should fit in before the other guys then start streaming at around 2100 :-).[/quote]
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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by more heat than light » Tue May 14, 2019 8:05 pm

Bell Gargoyles is the point where most people give up. To be fair it is a pretty significant difficulty spike, the game is much more straightforward from that point until you hit Sen's Fortress

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Karl_ » Tue May 14, 2019 8:48 pm

Was fun to watch you playing Jawa! :D



I had another go in my run-through earlier as well. Beat the Taurus Demon, got the Drake Sword from the Hellkite's tail, went down to the basement of the watchtower and got Havel's Ring, then took a little detour through the Darkwood Basin to get to Andre. Explored the Parish, killed the boar, upgraded some weapons (used a +3 Estoc for a bit, now swapping between a +5 Bandit's Knife and a +5 Balder Side Sword). Rang the first bell. I'm a bit overlevelled so I'm toying with the idea of skipping the Depths and just going straight to Blighttown (via the New Londo shortcut), but I'll have to have a think about whether there's anything there I need.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by jawafour » Tue May 14, 2019 8:58 pm

more heat than light wrote:Bell Gargoyles is the point where most people give up. To be fair it is a pretty significant difficulty spike...

I got duffed up by the (first) Bell Gargoyle again... but I found a different route and ended up in a garden area. I ran past a couple of giant knights, went up some stairs and came-face-to-face with a big flying insect :shock: . I got duffed up again as my melee weapons barely hit the thing. Was fun though! Thank you to the folk who joined the stream, chatted and provided a couple of tips :wub: .

Oh, yeah, I did call out some - as Matt (TWA) calls it - "BS". When I went back up to re-tackle the Bell Gargoyle, it was literally just the other side of the entrance point and smashed me immediately. It was crazy!

Karl_ wrote:(tons of Pro Player stuff)

Karl, dude, you have a lot of knowledge aout the game! It's handy having such folk around to ask for guidance :wub: .

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Karl_ » Tue May 14, 2019 9:01 pm

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Karl_ wrote:(tons of Pro Player stuff)

Karl, dude, you have a lot of knowledge aout the game! It's handy having such folk around to ask for guidance :wub: .

Ah, nah, I've only had a few play-throughs (and I've never actually got to the last boss, I always fizzle out!), but I've also watched it on Twitch occasionally! It's pro streamers like yourself that taught me all the tricks! :wub: :toot:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Ad7 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:39 pm

I really loved this game, reading all your adventures is bringing back so many vivid memories.

I love firelink shrine, it gives me such nostalgia just thinking about it. I genuinely want the music at my funeral. Plus maybe a guy dressed like the forlorn knight so sit outside.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Parksey » Wed May 15, 2019 2:39 am

If I remember rightly the Bell Gargoyle has quite wide sweeps with its weapon right?

I'm anti-shield but I think if you try to take the hit whilst shielded, you're going to be struggling to keep your stamina at a by decent level. You should be able to dodge around it so you're attacking it's best. Just don't get greedy with hits - get two in at most before backing away.

The overhead smash is fairly easy to avoid as it's so slow, and gives you a chance to get in. Eventually you'll learn the boss enough that you aren't just dodging away, but dodging in a way that gets you closer to it for a hit.

If you're having trouble, just go in to the fight with zero souls and nothing to lose, and practice avoiding his attacks. Very few fights are DPS races - though in this fight, that will have its benefits later and instead if you can survive, you can usually live long enough to deal the damage. If you're consistently getting hit or if you don't know when it's safe to heal, you'll find yourself getting cut down.

Second phase:

..is all about a manging two enemies at once, which is going to be an important skill across all the games. Be patient and wait for their attacks to line up so you have an opening. Try and focus on the same gargoyle instead of splitting damage, as it's much easier when you're back to one. And try and deal as much damage before the second one shows up.


The other thing is, if you're having trouble, the first half of the game is open-ended enough that you can go elsewhere and do some levelling first.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed May 15, 2019 7:47 am

What weapon are you using Jawa?

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by jawafour » Wed May 15, 2019 9:56 am

Thanks for the tips, Parksey! When I return to the white smoke entrance to the rooftop now, the Gargoyle seems to be immediately on the other side and whacks me as I'm arriving. Classic Souls! :lol: :x .

I was using a battle axe, then a lance but Matt said that's a bit ropey, so I've switched to a long sword. I have got the halberd which seems more powerful but also a bit slower.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Karl_ » Wed May 15, 2019 10:03 am

We need to get you a Zweihander.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Ad7 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:05 am

Karl_ wrote:We need to get you a Zweihander.


Everyone needs one :wub:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed May 15, 2019 10:48 am

I'm currently on the Black Knight Sword and it's working quite well for me. Though I'm pretty sure I ended up with a Lightning Claymore on my last playthrough.

Either way he's far enough in that he can potentially pick a decent-ish weapon and start upgrading it a little. More damage on the Gargoyles will definitely help as he wasn't doing much with his axe.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by jawafour » Wed May 15, 2019 10:57 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:...Either way he's far enough in that he can potentially pick a decent-ish weapon and start upgrading it a little. More damage on the Gargoyles will definitely help as he wasn't doing much with his axe.

Yeah, I could try and pick-up some souls and then upgrade a weapon at the blacksmiths. Will look to do this the next time I play.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed May 15, 2019 10:58 am

jawafour wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:...Either way he's far enough in that he can potentially pick a decent-ish weapon and start upgrading it a little. More damage on the Gargoyles will definitely help as he wasn't doing much with his axe.

Yeah, I could try and pick-up some souls and then upgrade a weapon at the blacksmiths. Will look to do this the next time I play.

Make sure it's a decent weapon though. No point in upgrading something gooseberry fool. :lol:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by jawafour » Wed May 15, 2019 11:01 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Make sure it's a decent weapon though. No point in upgrading something gooseberry fool. :lol:

Ah! Uhm... I'll check to see what I have and then post to see what is worth upgrading :) .

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Parksey » Wed May 15, 2019 11:24 am

Also make sure it scales with your stats. Melee weapons will be affected by your Strength and Dexterity stat, as well as their scaling grade for each.

It's probably best to build a specific sort of character rather than just splitting your stats across everything.

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by Manwell Pablo » Wed May 15, 2019 11:30 am

I am amazed no one has advised him to get the Drake Sword, or is that frowned upon in these parts as cheating? :lol:

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PostRe: Dark Souls Remastered (Switch, PS4, XB1, PC)
by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed May 15, 2019 11:30 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I'm currently on the Black Knight Sword and it's working quite well for me. Though I'm pretty sure I ended up with a Lightning Claymore on my last playthrough.

Either way he's far enough in that he can potentially pick a decent-ish weapon and start upgrading it a little. More damage on the Gargoyles will definitely help as he wasn't doing much with his axe.


+1 for Black Knight Sword, I struck lucky and got one very early (it did involve some pre fix Bottomless Box chicanery to summon in Undead Burg) and once I was strong enough to use it I don’t think I used anything else beside bows.

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