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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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, ...
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What's happened to Games for Windows Live? I can't open Dark Souls or GFWL at all!

This may be two separate issues into the one question... Unless the same issues caused both things. For some reason, I'm unable to connect to GFWL. Has the servers been shut off or anything? Every ...
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Does Queelag's Sister's name ever appear in DkS1?

Before fighting Quelaag in Blighttown, you can meet up with Quelana, and after defeating Quelaag to ring the bell, you can find Quelaag's sister, or "The Fair Lady". Is her real name ever appear ...
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What exactly is the gold covetous serpent ring?

I have the gold covetous serpent ring does it do anything else other then item discovery increase?
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Where are good places to farm souls in Dark Souls?

I'm right before Anor Londo bosses and I need to soul farm to level 69 so I can use soul spear. I would also like to upgrade my pyromancy glove and buy the remaining spells that I can. At the moment ...
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Knight Artorias in Dark Souls

I've had a theory about the Soul's series and it's a bit of a long shot but I'm not going to get into that. What I wanted to know is: Are there any lore connections to Knight Artorias in vanilla Dark ...
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Anor Londo : Sliver knight Spear

I currently finished my stay at Anor Londo defeating Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough (Shhh... Finally). And am headed towards defeating the Ceaseless Discharge. I am currently at ...
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I killed Daughter of Chaos : Quelaan

I am currently through my first game play of Dark Souls After retrieving the Lordvessel from Gwynevere, Princess of Sunlight , i warpped out to Daughter of Chaos Bonfire to fight CEASELESS ...
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Beat Ornstein and Smough in NG+

I would like some advice on how I can beat Ornstein and Smough in NG+. I didn't intend to finish NG+ so I didn't prepare myself before killing Gwyn (Just pyromancy flame +5 with Fireball e.g.). I have ...
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How to level further in Dark Souls? [closed]

How should I level my build further? I started as a bandit and these are my stats: Level 61 Vitality 42 Attunement 12 Endurance 30 Strenght 16 Dexterity 14 Resistance 11 Intelligence 8 Faith 10 I ...
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Can you parry boss attacks?

I just started playing Dark Souls, and I was able to die to a hollow trying to parry its attacks. Eventually, I kind of got the timing down and slew him with a satisfying riposte. Then I fought a big ...
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What are the differences between platform versions of Dark Souls 1 and 2?

I've heard a couple of differences between consoles for the Souls games particularly Dark Souls 1 and 2... I was wondering if anyone knows all of the differences so that I can make a decision on ...
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Where is a good area to farm arrows and/or bolts?

I have a bow and a crossbow but no arrows at all, so anyone know a good area to farm them?
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In Dark Souls, does Havel's set lose durability, and, if yes, can it be repaired?

I've noticed that the description for Havel's set items mention that they are carved from stone. Stone and crystal items can't be repaired once they lose durability, however they are highly resilient ...
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Help with Artorias

I'm having trouble with the Artorias fight in the Dark Souls DLC. I have been trying with all combinations of weapons and armour, but nothing seems to even bring his HP down to 1/3. Are there any ...
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Mouse cursor always visible in game

I just started to play Dark Souls on PC and I noticed that the cursor remains visible during the game. Although I can play with it I find it really annoying to always have a white thingy jumping ...
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I ended up with two DIFFERENT estus flasks (+2 and +7). Will this break my game?

Does anyone have any info about what this will do to the game and the best way to handle it? I found it in the chest at Firelink Shine where you're supposed to get back important dropped items. I ...
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Hackers on GFWL

I've met a couple of hackers with infinite health on Dark Souls PC, and filed complaints with Games for Windows Live. Is this effective at all? How and when are players sanctioned? Also, is there a ...
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No leveling Bandit run in Dark Souls

I'm currently doing my first "no leveling-up" run of Dark Souls (1); I chose the Bandit class as a starting class (and the Master Key as a gift), and just noticed that I wouldn't be able to attune any ...
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No on-screen keyboard when using xbox 360 controller

I have an Xbox 360 controller for PC. I launched the game Dark Souls, and when I was asked to enter my character name, nothing would happen. The keyboard overlay didn't appear and I had to use my ...
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What does upgrading Pyromancy Flame do?

The main casting weapon for pyromancy is Pyromancy Flame. It looks like a fiery hand in the inventory. You can upgrade it at Firelink Shrine later in the game. But what does upgrading it actually do? ...
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How to sneak better?

It's certainly much more advantageous when you see the enemy first and not the other way around. Ring of Fog helps a great deal with that, but you still need to walk instead of running to stay hidden ...
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How much better Power Within spell gets with each level of upgraded Pyromancy Flame?

I found the pyromancy spell Power Within to be very useful for increasing dealt damage. I wonder how much Pyromancy Flame casting item upgrades increase its power. Info I found on various wikis is ...
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How to apply Magic Weapon

Playing as sorcerer for the first time, I still use a melee weapon a lot. Now, I understand Magic Weapon spell adds magic damage for 60 seconds, but how do I apply it to my weapon? I have a weapon ...
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I forgot where I died the last time

I was scouting random paths yesterday and got mobbed by a bunch of strong enemies. Today I don't remember where they finally got to kill me. I had a ton of souls and humanity on me and it'd be a shame ...
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Attacking with shields? Who does that?

I recently found out that if equipped in right hand slot, shield can be uesd as a weapon. It deals much lower damage and attack is pretty slow. The only case I think this could be useful is if all ...
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What are the icons in item description mean?

I'm very new to Dark Souls and I'm having a hard time figuring out what these icons mean by testing. Okay, I found out how to show details, but still, not all icons are named on this screenshot: ...
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What are the Dark Souls loading screen hints?

It's silly how fast my PC loads required game resources and I don't have enough time to read those loading screen hints/tips about in-game items. Screenshot button produces a blank screen, so I can't ...
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What does humanity do? [duplicate]

I just picked up Dark Souls and it looks like I can either stay in "hollow" form or become "human" by using a special item that I gained after defeating a boss. But from googling a bit and finding ...
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Why does my Dragon King Greataxe do less damage than my Zweihander?

I just got enough strength to wield the Dragon King Greataxe in two hands (34) but even though it does 80 more damage than my Zweihander at 380 my Zweihander does more damage when I actually attack ...
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Does the Darkmoon Blade Covenant Ring work from anywhere?

In Dark Souls, does the Darkmoon Blade Covenant Ring work from any PVP location? I've been wearing it for quite a while, but it only worked a few times while I was at Anor Londo.
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What stats do I need to boost when wearing heavy armor?

I'm playing Dark Souls on Xbox 360 and I'm not too far into the game yet. I chose a warrior and I've leveled up a few times already (mostly strength). I found a guy selling items so I swapped my gear ...
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How was I supposed to know my next stop after obtaining the Lord Vessel and defeating the bosses?

I had to look up the wiki in order to know that after battling the bosses behind the orange fog gates I had to head for New Londo Ruins and talk with the character up on the roof. Did I miss ...
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What are the best stats to focus on for a warrior?

I have just started to play Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, and I picked the warrior class. Due to the difficulty, I want to focus on some stats to ease the difficulty curve. What stats do you ...
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What areas open when I place the Lordvessel on the Firelink Altar?

I just acquired the Lordvessel and placed it on the Firelink Altar. When I did, a cutscene showed 3 orange barriers opening. Where can I find those barriers/doors, and what areas do they lead to?