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April 3rd, 2019, 17:57
Are you trying to kill Seath the Scaleless in the Archives? Because you can't. This is an encounter where you're meant to die. Or have you already traversed the Crystal Cave and are up to the second encounter? Having anything which adds curse resistance is integral to this fight - so wearing the ring is practically a must.

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If you've mauled your way through Four Kings already (a slightly eccentric order through the game to be honest) you shouldn't really be troubled too much by Seath.
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April 3rd, 2019, 19:46
Originally Posted by wiretripped View Post
I thought that was an amazing level, probably my favorite of the game.
Same here, that descent into darkness, best atmosphere i've seen
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April 3rd, 2019, 22:20
I died once in the first encounter. He spammed the whole room with crystals. I decided to do other stuff before trying again. So he won’t be in the same spot when I go back in? As far as difficulty the Stray Demon in the Undead Asylum was decorating the walls with me. Took 4 tries whereas the 4 Kings went down easily on the second attempt once I realized you could go toe to toe. A DPS battle. Even Sif was more challenging. So no I don’t assume any boss is a cakewalk. You just never know.
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April 5th, 2019, 04:57
Seath the Scaleless down
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April 5th, 2019, 05:03
I've logged an absurd 122 hours. I really don't want this game to end. This may be my new all time favorite game even over my beloved Gothic. It really is that good. Hard to believe how I've gone from distaste over the controls and combat mechanics to where I am now and its all laid out in this thread.
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April 5th, 2019, 07:20
This is game where i can just read a few posts and then i feel i really must install it again. Quite similar to how i feel for other great games (the truly good ones).
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April 5th, 2019, 08:21
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Seath the Scaleless down

Full health. You didn't even take one hit. Damn you're good
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April 5th, 2019, 08:26
@ToddMcF2002 still have a few areas plus the dlc areas , which for me got almost the same atmosphere as the ghosts-4 kings zone. . Btw why why dont you use some resize mod, that hud looks fugly haha.
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April 5th, 2019, 11:58
Lack of awareness. Didn’t know there were HUD mods. If I have Painted World I’m assuming I’ve got all DLC? It’s the Prepare to Die edition not Remastered.
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April 5th, 2019, 12:00
Oh and I had rested at the Bonfire so yes I took hits from Seath
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April 5th, 2019, 12:15
Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002 View Post
Lack of awareness. Didnít know there were HUD mods. If I have Painted World Iím assuming Iíve got all DLC? Itís the Prepare to Die edition not Remastered.
The prepare to die edition includes all DLC including access to a large new area accessed through a portal at the end of the Darkroot Basin (where you have killed the hydra). This is a tough as nails DLC area!
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April 5th, 2019, 18:14
Trying to recall a portal. I killed the gold golem back there. I’ll have to go back there and check
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April 6th, 2019, 17:54
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Trying to recall a portal. I killed the gold golem back there. I’ll have to go back there and check
See below:
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April 10th, 2019, 05:55


Wow was Gwyn hard. Apparently I killed Solaire in Lost Izalith and there was nobody around to summon. I still don't get why he attacked me. But at the end of the day dead is dead so I had to face Gwyn solo and I *suck* at parrying which is I guess the universal Gwyn strategy. Gwyn is very difficult to block because of the massive stamina damage and relentless hits. I had to back pedal and constantly drop my guard to regen stamina and basically take him with 1000 cuts. Took about 8 tries. Damn that victory felt good.

Great game. Logged 142 hours. I'm exhausted by it but I loved it. Need to return to PoE now which is going to feel like a vacation after all this stress!!!!
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April 10th, 2019, 07:30
Solaire attacked you
Spoiler – because


Also for the Gwen
Spoiler – battle


Congrats on finishing the game, I loved it as well, got to NG+4 in my search for new stuff to kill and learn
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April 10th, 2019, 07:40
I don't think there's a universal strategy for Gwyn, but good job taking him down Todd! That boss fight has a wonderful atmosophere and I can still hear the beautiful theme lulling in my ears. My first character was a knight/cleric hybrid so I didn't quite have your melee focus. Thus, I used the pillars to lure him into overreaching combinations and picked him off that way. Took a long time, but ultimately worked a treat.

As for Solaire, the same thing happened to me first time through - I bungled his storyline at the Lost Izalith section. Many NPCs in the series have these intricate quest lines and it is often easy to muck them up. For future replays, referring to DS wiki's may help you get more out of the game. For instance: http://darksouls.wikidot.com/solaire-of-astora#toc6. Again, well done beating the game!

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Porco is right - Artorias? Kalameet? Sanctuary Guardian? If you haven't fought these, you're in for a treat.
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April 10th, 2019, 07:46
Nothing about the dlc?
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April 10th, 2019, 10:16
I fear PoE will feel bland in comparison :-)

Do play the DLC, Todd, the levels are fine if not great, but I find one of the boss fights to be one of the best in the entire game. There's also an NPC you might meet afterwards whom you will only see once, it always amazed me that someone put this sort of effort into stuff most people will simply miss.
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April 10th, 2019, 11:57
I’ll hit more of the DLC on a Dexterity/magic build. I’m certainly not done with DS. I started getting the PVP bug toward the end too. I was invaded twice in the Giant Tomb and really enjoyed watching them fair horribly . But I’m half way through POE and I was just trying to check my Keyboard/ mouse config in Dark Souls. It just happened to be a 140 hour test
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April 11th, 2019, 09:38
Hehe, glad to see PvP is still going strong. From all the Souls games, I always enjoyed PvP the most in DS1. [If you get the hang of it, then one of the PvP areas where experienced players hang out is in the DLC.]

Dexterity builds can be tricky in DS1. My first build, when I was playing blind, was a Dexterity-based Wanderer who pumped Resistance, since it seemed to be a good idea. Restarted after 30 hours or something.

Explore what the shopkeeper in Undead Burg can offer for Dex builds ;-) (It's not visible initially.)
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