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 do I know what stat requirements for a weapon are?

I need to know what I need to level up to use two-handed weapons, because I have the Gargoyle's Halberd and it says "unable to wield this weapon effectively with present stats".
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Getting to use Power Within more than once?

Is there a way to increase the amount of times that I can use Power Within before resting at bonfires?
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In terms of lore, how do Miracles work?

In the lore of Dark Souls, are Miracles you being granted power by the souls of gods/Lords? Or are they simply manifestations of the power of your own faith or soul? It seems to me to point to the ...
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Is there an advantage to playing as Deprived?

Every other class in Dark Souls has benefits, spells or weapons etc. They also have specific stats that help them with those benefits. Deprived has none of those advantages, they have evenly balanced ...
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Killing NPC's in Dark Souls

My strategy for meeting anyone in Dark Souls is: See if they have anything I can use, if so, get it. Put on best armor and equip best weapons and spells. Kill the NPC, if I can. I have a feeling ...
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How do I fix my resolution?

I recently redownloaded dark souls on a new laptop. Had a few problems with the game loading but that has been resolved in a previous question. A new problem has risen. The resolution is all stuffed ...
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Dark Souls Prepare to die edition has trouble starting

This seems to be a new issue because I can't find anything on the web that helps me out. I recently got a new computer and decided to download Dark Souls on it (The first one). It installed perfectly ...
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Does the Hellkite Drake behave differently on XBox 360 compared to on PC?

I am playing Dark Souls on the XBox 360 (patch 1.06). For me the Hellkite Drake attacks almost immediately when I step onto the bridge. I have never made it to the stairs without getting burned once. ...
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Is the Chosen Undead the same person in both Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2?

I have not finished playing through either, but I find myself wondering if the chosen undead is supposed to make it through all of Dark Souls, and be the main character in Dark Souls 2? And is the ...
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Kill NPC's in NG+

I'm about to go in NG+ and I want to know if killing all the NPC's (especially Fire-keepers) has any downside? Do all the NPC's respawn in NG+? Don't they? Apologies my poor English, I'm German!
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Will I lose my item if i try to trade the same thing with Snuggly the Crow twice?

Some of the trades are really nice, but I've heard that you can only do a trade once, and I don't want to lose my items if that's true.
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Is there a story I should be paying attention to in Dark Souls?

What's the story in Dark Souls? Also is there anything to be gained from watching the cutscenes other than cool cinematics?
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How much damage does the Jagged Ghost Blade block when not using a Transcendent Curse?

Ghosts pierce through your armor, inflicting massive damage. To block them, you need to use a curse, (2000 souls, which is a lot) or you can use a cursed weapon to block it, but obviously a dagger ...
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Does quitting the game make your bloodstain disappear?

I haven't had to yet, but when I die and lose a ton of souls, can I quit and have them be there when I get back?
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Online features ceased to work

I'm playing Dark Souls 1 on Steam and few days ago I noticed that I can't connect to any other world: Invasions fail, White sings used by nobody, I don't see any messages. The game failed to work ...
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Can I start with Dark souls 2?

I have heard a lot about dark souls 2 and want to get in that game now. So can I start with Dark souls 2 straightaway or first I should complete Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. How important and ...
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Where is Marvelous Chester from?

There is little that is known about this mysterious man, and the Wiki only suggests speculation based upon his weapon choice. It has been suggested that he is from Carim, as the Sniper Crossbow he ...
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Blighttown or Great Wolf Sif? [closed]

Ok, I'm recently started to play Dark Souls my first time. I am playing as a Pyromancer with Hollow-Shield and Rapier+7. I am about SL 25 or so... So I fought me trough the Depth and killed the Gaping ...
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Can I lose spells by breaking Dark Souls's covenants?

Can I lose spells by breaking Dark Souls's covenants? To be more specific, I'm interested whether I can join Chaos Servant Covenant, offer 30 humanities, get Great Chaos Fireball & Chaos Storm ...
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How to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress to steam?

Is it possible to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress/profile/charactes to steam? I used to play in a standalone Dark Souls aplication (PC), but it has problem with online gameplay. I realy love the ...
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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 “Soft Humanity”, and what affects it?

In Dark Souls, when you first start off you have a fairly high chance of getting Soft Humanity[1] whenever you kill an enemy. As a fairly experienced player, I rarely die before I ring the first Bell ...
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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 ...