Dark Souls by From Software is the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls. The game is a dungeon crawler with an emphasis on its high difficulty levels and punishing the careless player. It is well known for its taunting trailers, telling the player to "Prepare to Die". Published by Namco Bandai for ...

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How did Artorias' Sword get that big?

When you first find Sif, he is weilding Artorias' greatsword, and the thing is as long as a bus! However, when you find him later in the DLC, he is only around twice the size of the Chosen Undead, and ...
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Why is Quelaag hostile?

In the first Dark Souls, when you enter Quelaag's Domain she attacks you without any discussion or trying to know why you have entered there. Her sister, however, shows no hostility and neither does ...
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Dark Souls - change xbox sticks to always run instead of walk to running?

When you slightly move the stick your character walks, when you move the stick all the way your character runs. Is there a way so that it always runs? My controller is dodgy in that moving the stick ...
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How can someone help me beat a Boss in Dark Souls Co-Op?

I thought that by using the White Sign Soapstone I will summon someone to help me beat a boss, I did beat a boss like that but instead of he helping me, it was like I was helping him. I appear as a ...
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Does Dark Souls 2 allow random online mode?

I've been playing Dark Souls 2 on XBox 360 for over a year now and have logged over 150 hours. I do not play online and I do not have XBox Gold. Every time I start Dark Souls 2 I see a message, "You ...
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“Warning: ?Blood Msg? …”

So I recently found this message in Dark Souls. It was definitely left by a player, since it doesn't have the developer message icon, yet it does not follow the available options when using an orange ...
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What causes damage (equipment wear) in Dark Souls?

Ok, I actually do know what causes equipment wear in Dark Souls. What I actually mean is a bit more specific. Note: Before I start, I don't know the actual figures, but I do know there is a ...
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What is the percentage of getting “Liquid Humanity”, and what affects it?

In Dark Souls, when you first start off you have a fairly high chance of getting Liquid Humanity[1] whenever you kill an enemy. As a fairly experienced player, I rarely die before I ring the first ...
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Why is Siegmeyer not appearing in Sen's Fortress?

In Sen's fortress I reached the boulder router before deciding to go talk to Siegmeier of Catarina. Now he's not where at least one map (below) says he should be, below the ledge where you get creamed ...
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Why does the capra demon take additional damage from black night weapons?

Is there something in the story or the lore that explains why black knight weapons do extra damage to the capra demon? I know occult weapons are bossing weapons. However the black knight weapons don't ...
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Why is Astora's Straight Sword so bad?

I actually had to grind 14 Faith to be able to use the Astora's Straight Sword. I was super disappointed when my attacks were doing 29 damage with R1. I have a Drake Sword that does 200 damage per ...
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Dark souls: What shield or shield types stop npc overhead mashes?

So there is a capra demon, and when it first engages enemies it always does a dual weapon jump overhead smash attack that pancakes the player. I always used parry shields so I don't know if this still ...
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What is the highest possible attack rating in Dark Souls?

What's the highest possible attack rating for a melee weapon in dark souls? Assuming max stats and using any enchantment on any weapon. Right now I am getting 706 rating with the crystal demon's ...
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Dark Souls - modyfying longbow above +10

I have a +10 Longbow, and I want to modify it to +11. I read that I need Titanite Chunk ; I have 4 of them, so I went to blacksmith. But I can't seem to upgrade my bow. Do I miss something to ...
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No Audio in Dark Souls Prepare to Die edition after Windows 10 Uprade

After upgrading to Windows 10, I no longer get any audio when playing dark souls. The strange thing however, is that if I restart the game in windowed mode, audio works perfectly fine. In ...
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Why is Dark Souls showing double health bars on bosses?

When I fight bosses I see 2 health bars (for each boss) along the bottom. One is yellow and uses most of the bottom of the screen, the other is red and is below the yellow one and in the left quarter ...
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Which “Standard arrows” (Wooden, Large etc) are the same “weight” as “Special arrows”?

In DkS1 and DkS2, there are several types of arrows you can use; both "plain" (wooden, large, etc) and "special" (like Poison, or Fire for example). However, if you compare the flight of a Standard ...
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Exploring the City of the Undead - How can I recover my possessions here?

So... I was fed up with dieing against the gargoyles and decided to check out the preceding areas. In the city of undead (before the taurus boss) I found a cliff, directly beside the stairs leading up ...
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Does Bloodborne exist in the same universe as the Dark Souls games?

I have heard of small "easter eggs", such as the priest in bloodborne saying "Umbasa". There's not much online - anyone know for sure?
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How to play Dark Souls with an Xbox controller on PC?

I can't seem to find a reference for all the mechanics of Dark Souls as played on PC (specifically Prepare to Die Edition on Steam in case that makes a difference). These are the controls I'm aware ...
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How to play Dark Souls with keyboard/mouse

I was looking for some advice on how to play Dark Souls on PC with keyboard/mouse. I want to start the game(s) and I'm not comfortable using a Gamepad, so... Is it possible to finish the games without ...
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I'm trying to get sound on Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for the PC, however it won't work

Here is the background. The sound worked perfectly fine about two days ago. I had a few friends over, and decided to plug in my loudspeakers rather than my headphones. I set that up, and then play the ...
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Will I get loot when defeating a boss in another player's world?

If a player summons me to his world to fight a boss, will I get loot from the boss after killing it or will only the host be rewarded with loot?
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Elite Knight vs Black Iron

I've been using the Elite Knight set and a Black Knight Shield for most of the game. It seems a superior "standard armour" choice to anything else I discovered. Recently I uncovered first the Black ...
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Why is it after I unhollow, use Humanity and kill things, I gain Humanity?

Why is it after I use Humanity, unhollow, and kill things, I gain Humanity back in the upper left hand corner?
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Dark Souls 1 DSFix: Why is my screen in the upper left corner?

I am using DSFix to get 60 fps in Dark Souls: PTDE, but why is my screen in the upper left corner? I disabled DOF and AA in the .ini file like other posts. It still remains there.
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Dark Souls: PTDE-How do I duplicate?

Is there a possible way to duplicated items? I heard about it somewhere.
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Dark Souls Update 1.09 PS3

I just bought Dark Souls on the ps3. And thereĀ“s and update, 1.09. I was searching on the web to see what was about, and then I found soo many users complaining about it, but, those post were like ...
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How do I spawn in weapons or items?

Is there a way in Dark Souls 1, Dark Souls 2, or Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin to spawn in weapons or items? I wanted to experiment with weapons that I didn't use on my first playthrough or ...
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Does Big Hat Logan restock?

After Big Hat Logan dissappears after I place Lordvessel on Firelink Altar does he have in his store spells I've already bought? Is it possible to get the same spell twice from him during single ...
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Why do I die even though I'm wearing the Covenant of Artorias?

I'm wearing the "Covenant of Artorias" ring and I still die when jumping down to "The Abyss" to fight the "Four Kings". I've tried jumping off at different angles and holding different items and ...
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Dark Souls PTDE: How do I completely clear cache

For Dark Souls PTDE, I want to completely clean my cache with my saves still intact (are they saved via the Cloud?). Is there a way I can do that, since I crash when launching the game and it's ...
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How to install DSfix for Dark Souls PC?

I have downloaded DSfix for Dark Souls, because I want to run the game at 60fps and at a higher resolution. I followed the install instructions, which are simply to extract the contents of the folder ...
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How much damage does Magic Weapon, Greater- and Crystal Magic Weapon add?

All three sorceries add magic damage to your weapon assuming the weapon can be enchanted. Is there a formula that shows exactly how much damage such an enchantment provides (and does it vary with ...
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Dark Souls 1 executable has stopped working

I reinstalled DS1 toady and right at the start DS1 crashed. With the error message : "dark souls PTDE executable has stopped working" I already did some research and apperently Games for Windows ...
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How to defeat Seath the Scaleless without dying at first encounter?

First time you meet Seath the Scaleless he`s immortal, so you had to die to beat him later. But i knew there are some method to skip this. So any tips with it?
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Is it possible to re-spec my character?

I'm playing Dark Souls 1 and since I know that in Dark Souls 2 you can re-spec your character using a Soul Vessel, I was wondering whether there is a similar item in Dark Souls 1. Is it possible to ...
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Possible to transfer save from PS3 to PC?

Ok. Well, long story short. Have a PS3, got Dark Souls on it. End of year sale 2014 on Steam. Bought Dark Souls PTDE on it cheap, got a computer upgrade, and here I am. I have already completed 3/4 ...
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Is it a good idea to have a Pyromancer and Sorcerer combination? [closed]

Basically I'm asking if it is a good idea to have a Pyromancer and Sorcerer build. I've already started a Sorcerer with 45 int and 45 dex and I want to know if I've messed up the possibility. My ...
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SL1 Punchy Pyromancer build help

So for my 6th playthrough of Dark Souls, I decided that I'm going to make what I call a "punchy pyromancer" (alliteration!). Because I'm planning to use a lightning Caestus on my right hand and ...
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Is there a shortcut from the parish to Undead Burg in Dark Souls?

I've unlocked the bonfire near the blacksmith, killed the boar, and raised the portcullis. However, I'm told that there's a merchant back in Undead Burg. I went back there once, but almost didn't make ...
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How do I use the sword and shield I found?

I'm just starting Dark Souls as a Warrior, and have encountered the first giant monster, archer, and sword-wielding opponents, and have found a shield and a sword, but I can't seem to equip either of ...
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How can I get my joystick to work with Dark Souls?

I have Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, and would like to use my joystick (Hori Flight Stick EX2) to work with the game. Is this possible, and how might I do it? (By default, left, right, and ...
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How much Sin per NPC?

So there I was one day trotting along in my Elite Knight Set in Undead Parish to visit the blacksmith. I goto talk to him, and me been stupid with my 'habits', I press every button on my controller in ...
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Do weapons re-appear as loot in NG+ and on?

I'm getting on to mid-game on my first playthrough of Dark Souls, no NG+ yet, but a thought struck me. When I reach NG+, will all those weapon drops re-appear? Eg, I got the Great Scythe, goto NG+. I ...
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How to play with friend in dark souls now with steamworks?

Before steamworks I played with my friend by summoning him and he summoned me. We could easily see the summon signs but now with steamworks we tried for like 15 minutes and still no success. I am ...
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Are Dark Soul's Steam servers VAC secured?

Now that Steam has liberated us from the icy clutches of GFWL, does anybody know if the new servers are VAC secured or not? Being able to try out different builds and theorycrafting was a pretty big ...
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Is DSCfix still needed/useful for multiplayer now that the game uses steamworks?

The Steam version of Dark Souls has finally been upgraded to use steamworks. Praise The Sun! What kind of mods are required to get multiplayer to work? So far, I only have DSfix installed and working ...
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The reason behind the Crestfallen Warrior?

As the player first comes across the Firelink Shrine, there is a knight named Crestfallen Warrior sitting against a ledge of grass. My question is, is he only a dialogue character? Was there any ...
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How do I beat Four Kings on NG+ using just melee?

On my initial playthrough I beat these guys on my third attempt. On NG+ I've lost count on the number of times I died against the Four Kings. My Vitality is 40, Endurance is 42, Strength is 61, ...