GRcade plays... Dark Souls series

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by The Watching Artist » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:02 pm

I found Sif really easy (sorry Preezy) I remember just being able to take his hits on my shield with no issue.

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by Karl_ » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:05 pm

Some bosses (Sif, Four Kings come to mind) punish "middle of the road" builds. They're easier if you're VERY speedy or EXTREMELY fat, but if you fall in the middle somewhere, they give you a hard time.

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by Preezy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:41 pm

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Preezy wrote:Hmm do you think if I took off my armour and kept my shield for the Sif battle I'd be a bit quicker on my feet? Seems like I roll like a drunkard which doesn't help.


You need to keep your equipment load something around 70% or below, otherwise you 'fat' roll like you describe. I used to wear loads of heavy armour until I realised this, and by the last half of the game I was wearing the gold hemmed cloak and doing much better. I found it just better to be able to move as quickly as possible.

I shall try and fight Sif again wearing nothing but my stained undercrackers :toot:

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by Preezy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:44 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:I found Sif really easy (sorry Preezy) I remember just being able to take his hits on my shield with no issue.

It seems I'm the only one to struggle :lol:

I've got a bunch of shields - any idea which is the best to use against Sif?

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:45 pm

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Victor Mildew wrote:
Preezy wrote:Hmm do you think if I took off my armour and kept my shield for the Sif battle I'd be a bit quicker on my feet? Seems like I roll like a drunkard which doesn't help.


You need to keep your equipment load something around 70% or below, otherwise you 'fat' roll like you describe. I used to wear loads of heavy armour until I realised this, and by the last half of the game I was wearing the gold hemmed cloak and doing much better. I found it just better to be able to move as quickly as possible.

I shall try and fight Sif again wearing nothing but my stained undercrackers :toot:


Remember rings and weapons/shields add to the weight. If you're not going to use what's equiped in your off hand during the boss fight, then unequip it.

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by The Watching Artist » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:46 pm

Preezy wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:I found Sif really easy (sorry Preezy) I remember just being able to take his hits on my shield with no issue.

It seems I'm the only one to struggle :lol:

I've got a bunch of shields - any idea which is the best to use against Sif?

Looking back at my vid I was using the eagle shield which is one of the bigger ones. Obviously dont know how that would effect you set up. I was able to use it and dodge a lot to.

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by Jenuall » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:50 pm

I’m assuming that Sif just does physical damage so you just need to pick a shield that has 100% reduction for that, then the main things are how heavy it is as that will impact your speed and the level of stability it offers which controls how much stamina you lose when blocking

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by Karl_ » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:24 pm

The shield's "Stability" stat will be the most useful thing against Sif. You don't want her to break your guard as some of her moves combo.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Hypes » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:27 pm

Yeah I had a shield on my back but was just rocking the double handed Zweihander

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by Pedz » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:16 pm

Hypes wrote:Yeah I had a shield on my back but was just rocking the double handed Zweihander


And that's my plan. Well, whenever I find Sif.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Hypes » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:27 pm

Beat the four kings :datass: I presume there's nothing else in the abyss. Now I need to find the Witch of Iziliath or something

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by Preezy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:37 pm

Thanks for all the advice, team :wub:

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by <]:^D » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:15 pm

ive just realised i can stream on ps4 right? i might try it and see if i get 1 viewer :toot: :lol:

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by Preezy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:50 pm

THE WOLF HOLDS NO FEAR :toot:

The tactic worked - stripped away all of my gear and switched out my Elite Knight set for a sexy little Shadow number, looked like I was going to war in my pyjamas :lol:

First attempt - got him down to 1 swing away from victory but I couldn't block an attack in time, but it was the best I'd managed in all my attempts so was instantly filled with confidence for the next go.

Second attempt - I nailed it, managed my rolls and blocks much better and timed the swigs from my Estus to perfection. Good old Drake Sword did the damage and that was that.

He was a good boy though, poor thing :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Victor Mildew » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:34 pm

See, speed over defense

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by <]:^D » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:54 pm

glad Preezy's hitting his stride :toot:
just as i am in Sekiro - the parry/posture/counter system starting to make sense and feel like im not just randomly mashing buttons which is nice. Genichiro will be dead soon!

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by jawa » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:29 pm

Hypes wrote:Beat the four kings :datass: ...

Nice going, Hypes!

<]:^D wrote:ive just realised i can stream on ps4 right? i might try it and see if i get 1 viewer :toot: :lol:

Yeah, you can stream directly from your PS4 to Twitch, <]:^D - it works pretty well. It'll be good to see your Sekiro journey!

Preezy wrote:THE WOLF HOLDS NO FEAR :toot: ...

Preezy, congrats, man! Half the battle with Souls is not giving up :-) .

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Cumberdanes » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:18 am

Hypes wrote:Beat the four kings :datass: I presume there's nothing else in the abyss. Now I need to find the Witch of Iziliath or something


There both is and isn’t something else in the Abyss depending how you’ve been playing up to that point.

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Hypes » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Cumberdanes wrote:
Hypes wrote:Beat the four kings :datass: I presume there's nothing else in the abyss. Now I need to find the Witch of Iziliath or something


There both is and isn’t something else in the Abyss depending how you’ve been playing up to that point.

Ooo Schroedinger's Abyss :datass:

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PostRe: GRcade plays... Dark Souls series
by Billbones84 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:29 pm

I have just done The Four Kings on my first go!!!! My hands are literally shaking. I just absolutely tanked them, wore Havel’s armour and used my +12 Zweidhander. I could hardly move but my attacks were so powerful.

I’ve been smashing through the game, Jawa because I recently broke my ankle, so it’s just been me at home with Switch. It’s been so good to be able to get this much gaming in.


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