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Re: Dark Souls

Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:10 am

I've mostly pumped STR so far but the Zwei is almost half and half for scaling across DEX and STR, so I'll be pumping DEX a bit as well. It's C on STR and D on DEX I think with pretty high base damage.

When I did my previous playthrough I found the Uchi pretty vicious for DEX, also because it stacked bleed damage.

Then I went and turned it into a boss soul weapon which damaged me everytime I used it which made it a bit crap, especially cause my VIT was low :(

One thing DSII got over 1 is that the boss soul weapons are way cooler and there's so many of them.
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:27 am

I really didin’t like the katanas at all in DS. No reach, no power. My weapon upgrade path basically went Drake Sword > Halberd > accidentally make a +5 Raw Halberd > Scythe > done.
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:51 am

I might just play the whole game with the Zwei tbh. Unless the middling scaling really kills it later.

Roly poly with a big fuk off swing across the entire screen is fun. Group enemies together, fuk with swing. laff at them

It's major weakness is just areas like the Depths where it bangs on walls so the weak hollows can fuk you up quickly. So maybe I got to pump a spear weapon or something. Do any dragon tails drop stabby weapons?

nevermind I just spoilered myself and checked, Soul of Ornstein gives you a great spear from a +10 'spear', I may already have one of those. Ornstein watch you we're going mano a mano this time :x
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:11 pm

Beat Ornstein & Smough, level is around 48 and ~30 ish in Dex and Str, 15 in VIT but I have Lautrec's ring on so cheating a little bit. +10 Zweihander
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DklSGGERYnQ

Never did the Ornstein phase of the fight before so it was all new, but also familiar cause it's all just big moves of his old moves.

It's weird having to keep an eye on the more dangerous one (Ornstein) but actually trying to hit the other guy. Led to some cases in some efforts where I'd be hitting Smough off-screen while craning my neck out for Ornstein

This fight is probably easier with a high damage build than a tanky one I think. Also I think I stabbed Ornstein in the dick at the end so I'm happy with that :)

Cashed in all the boss souls on upgrading my spear to Ornstein's spear, and it's a bit rubbish? I probably need to wait for the DEX scaling to kick in maybe, but it doesn't compare to the Zwei.
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:32 pm

I looked up the prerequisites to playing the DLC, come on how do people even begin to work that shit out :?
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:35 pm

I couldn’t. I had to look it up.

EDIT: I didn’t even know you could run across that lake
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:36 pm

The more I think about this game the more I really don’t like it. Yes it has a lot of merits but also just tonnes and tonnes of bullshit that goes with it
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm

Nah, it's brilliant. It's just the second half that's bad.
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm

That sentence doesn’t work
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:39 pm

The first half is some of the most important gaming of the decade. It can't be ignored how good the beginning of DS is. Bloodborne is better cause it stays good but DS was revolutionary.
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Agreed. That’s why I’m saying it has merits. But as a whole it is severely lop sided. It’s a game that has great ideas that leaves it to other games to capitalise on them
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:44 pm

Imagine how much better it would be if Gwyn was what O&S were guarding

Maybe worse from a lore POV but still.
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:45 pm

I don’t know what that means
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:48 pm

If Gwyn was behind teh door guarded by Ornstein & Smough :?
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Re: Dark Souls

Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:02 pm

I don’t know what you’re talking about. But if you mean the game should of ended there it would be abrupt but better by default, I suppose
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