A 2014 action RPG, developed by From Software, for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. It is the third game in the Souls series following Demon's Souls and Dark Souls.

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Can you get another Boss Soul by respawning bosses with a Bonfire Ascetic?

In Dark Souls 2 I believe you can respawn bosses with a Bonfire Ascetic. This made me wonder if you respawn them and kill them again, do you get the Boss Soul again?
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Why did PewDiePie stop making Dark Souls 2 videos? [on hold]

I really enjoy dark souls II, and despite everyone's hate towards pewdiepie, I actually think it really helps out dark souls and it's community if he makes dark souls II videos. However he stopped ...
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Who are Jeigh, Orro and Vammar?

When you enter into the memories to get the Giant Souls and the Giant's Kinship, the area names are Memory of (Orro/Jeigh/Vammar) Who are these characters? I'm assuming it's the sleeping Giants? ...
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Zweihander or Greatsword?

There is a lot of dispute among some people as to which one is actually better, and for all my research, I haven't come to any conclusions. Assuming 50 STR and 50 DEX, +10 with no imbuing, which one ...
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What happened to the Soul Vessel in Majula?

Originally in the basement of the Mansion in Majula, there was a chest that contained a Soul Vessel. I have only just jumped back on again, the last time I played being before the "Crown of the Old ...
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Can you summon shades in the Grand Cathedral after defeating the Burnt Ivory King?

In most places it is possible to summon shades (small white soap stone) after defeating an area boss. Before defeating the boss, I saw an abundance of shades available to summon. However, now that I ...
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Best build for pure caster

I'm fairly new to Dark Souls 2. I am just wondering what stats/gear I should aim towards. I want my character to be a pure caster using sorceries, hexes, pyromancies, miracles, and maybe a bit of bows ...
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Summoning Across Platforms

I have searched the web, I cannot find an explicit answer to this anywhere. :( Can friends play co-operatively (i.e. summon each other) between platforms? I believe the answer is no because in may ...
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Infusion and scaling in Dark Souls II

Let's say, I have 50/50 INT/FTH and Estoc+10. I want to infuse it. Should I choose Dark or Fire instead of Lightning, Magic and everything else? I suppose it would be better to infuse weapon with ...
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Maximum ATK weapon in Dark Souls 2

In dark souls 2 there are many weapons. I want to find the highest possible RightHand1 ATK weapon. So far, the dark sacret chime hammer +5 is my record. This is without ring buffs. Can someone ...
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Highest overall armor?

I wanted to make the tank build, trying to get the highest overall effective health. Smelter armor is good for fire def, havels for def, dark set for dark def. What would be the most balanced, ...
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Dark Souls 2 - Increase Melee Damage

Just a simple question here. I just watched a SL1 on NG+ kill Fume Knight hitting for 500dmg with a rapier and gold pine resin. I also watched another player with 40str/40dex and a twin blade with ...
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Parrying with the Monastery Scimitar

I am a noob. I played dark souls 2 for about 300 hours now. I've been trying to pvp and I found a lot of great ways of killing people. One thing that really fascinates me is parrying. I see a lot of ...
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Can 2h washing pole be parried?

So I am really bad and I am really trying to get good. I have the monastery scimitar but my parrying rate seems to be less then 5% in pvp. So I was fighting someone today. They had washing pole and ...
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Is it possible to do 3,000 backstab or riposte damage?

Is it possible to inflict 3,000 damage or above in dark souls 2 pvp or pve? If so, under what conditions? Buffs, stats, weapon, rings.
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How can a 2 handed dagger stun lock a havel monster to death?

I was just chilling and collecting weapons on my completionist account. I was maximum soul level in the lower brightstone cove when an arbiter spirit invaded me. He was cosplaying hidie knight, and ...
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Want to do riposte tests. What is the lowest defense ripostable ncp?

So I am trying to learn more about riposte mechanics. I need a test subject. What is the lowest defense humanoid ncp in dark souls?
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Higher AR Power weilding poke moveset weapons?

I love using two weapons that both poke the target at the same time with a really quick poke. Kind of like two rapiers do. When Helix and other halberds were out, I fell in love with that. Now there ...
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Covenant level ups from npc invaders

In Dark Souls 2, there are several ways to level up PvP covenants without actually going online. For example you can level up the Covenant of Champions by farming the invader in Grave of Saints by ...
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Does soul collection conflict with item collection?

I was farming in The King's Passage using the Jester's Hat and the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +1, but at the same time I had the Jester's Gloves and the Covetous Silver Serpent's Ring +2 on as well to ...
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Reallocate Stat Points at SL90 [closed]

Soul Level 90 VGR 16 END 21 VIT 15 ATN 6 STR 21 DEX 31 ADP 21 INT 7 FTH 5 I would like to reallocate my stats. I played Dark Souls with a pure Dex Build and for PvP ...
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Old Knight Greatshield hidden passive?

I was fooling around on dark souls 2 last night and I read the description of the Old Knight Greatshield which states: An undated ancient greatshield Wielded by a warrior from a time so ancient that ...
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Chaneller's Trident Buff increase after reinforcing?

I'm not entirely sure if this, because it's technically not an attack, so I don't believe it would be affected if the weapon was upgraded. The 2-hand R2 on the Chaneller's Trident does the dance, and ...
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Is there a cap level for Sorcery?

In some guides / forums I have read that is not useful upgrade Intelligence or Faith over level 50 due there is a cap in the bonus that you get for Sorcery, Miracles,... But, when I'm upgrading ...
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what bonfires should I burn ascetics in to get NG+ items or higher?

I know of 2 locations. There's the butterfly set in majula, which requires you burn 2 bonfire ascetics to get the complete set: http://darksouls2.wiki.fextralife.com/Moon+Butterfly+Set And then ...
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The Shrine of Winter door will not open? [duplicate]

I killed all the bosses but the door will not open. I have beaten this game four times and I have never had this problem before. I do not know what to do, can someone help me?
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What bow should I use to maximize my ranged damage?

I really like using a bow in DS2, but my current one seems a little weak. I'd like to do as much damage as possible as quickly as possible. For simplicity, we can assume that scaling in one stat is as ...
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My shift key toggles running instead of hold to run, how to fix it?

I just discovered when I press my shift key, it toggles running and I need to press it again to stop running, and I can't dodge during the running, I need to double click shift to dodge when I'm not ...
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Who/what is the Embedded?

There is very little that I have found on this topic, like Pharros the Vagabond and Alva the Wayfarer. All that is clear about the Embedded is the description of the Key to the Embedded: Sword ...
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Shrine in Rotten's Primal Bonfire room

So I just defeated the Rotten for the first time since the latest update, and now there is a huge glowing shrine behind the primal bonfire. What is it? What does it want? I just get the feeling it ...
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Question about Seed of Tree of Giants

Sorry for the vague title, I want to know about two things concerning this item in Dark Souls 2. After the first invasion, is this item guaranteed to spawn? Generally the wiki states that this is a ...
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Is there a way to bind any command to any key/mouse button I want?

It seems that I am not able to bind movements to my mouse keys. It seems as though you're restricted to what you can bind period. Some command subsections only allow keyboard commands while only ...
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Normal attack (right mouse click) doesn't always work

This problem occurs so many times in my PC version of dark soul 2: Sometimes when I right-click, it does not respond, and my character does not attack for 1-2 seconds. I did not set any action related ...
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CoC boosts to NG+ or just difficulty?

OK so to explain what I mean. When you join Covenant of Champions, it will boost the difficulty of the game to NG+ difficulty, cut off co-op summoning, and (I think) increases the chance to be ...
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Does Dueling in Brotherhood of Blood affect K/D spread?

Does the dueling arena in the Brotherhood of Blood covenant affect you K/D spread? i.e. The amount of glowing rank when you are a red phantom. Thank you!
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Dark Souls 2: Should I infuse, and with what?

Yo, I am kinda a noob on infusions and stuff in Dark Souls 2. I am STR build with STR 42 and DEX 18 and was just wondering if I should infuse my +8 Large Club into lightning to make the Smelter Demon ...
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What's the absolute maximum damage potential with a melee weapon in dark souls 2? [closed]

So apparently weapons can do bonus damage according to your stats. The S scaling does the most damage, and then A next, B, C, D, E. That means if you have 99 strength, an S scaling in strength would ...
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Dark Souls 2 keeps crashing on load

So recently (today) my Dark Souls 2 game instantly crashing at the end of the loading screen. I thought maybe it was because I was using a symlink to sync my game saves as of a few days ago but I ...
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Odd symbol below my stamina bar

I was playing Dark Souls 2 recently and noticed an odd symbol below my stamina bar (where my ring status effects usually are). It appeared to be a white shield in a red square. I have played the game ...
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How to backstab on PC?

I am a PC player of the Dark Souls II game. I am already in NG+ and have invaded and killed hundreds of other players. I have huge difficulty performing backstabs. In fact, I have never actually done ...
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Does NG+ and further boost item discovery rate?

So I have been trying to get Titanite Slabs. In effort to do this at the king's passage. I have been tossing bonefire ascetics into the bonfire there. It got to the point where the enemies half kill ...
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How do you max out damage output for the climax hex in dark souls 2

So I am on the quest to make my climax spell hit the highest amount of damage. I was told dark sunset staff + 5 or 10, forgot, is the best staff for hex damage. I tried every hex and for some reason ...
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Why are Vestaldt's, Nashandra's and Throne Watcher/Defender Souls similar?

Ok so it's pretty self explanatory why Nashandra's soul has a "dark" appearance, (she is Manus, and Manus' soul was almost identical) but why do the Throne Watcher, the Throne Defender, and Vestaldt's ...
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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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Does the Name Engraved Ring help or hinder general Coop?

Ok so I understand the mechanic of the name engraved ring; to help players connect over a wider spectrum of Soul Memory. But I was wondering if it hinders players who aren't wearing the ring? Eg, if I ...
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What is the most commonly used sign on the Name engraved ring?

I'm having a bit of trouble connecting in Coop so I started using the name engraved ring to widen the scope a bit, but I don't know which sign to use. There are so many! Does anyone know which God is ...
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Table of dark souls II casting speeds for spells.

I've been trying to find casting speeds for spells. I've been pvping and good melee pvp people are able to dodge spells 100% of time time, and can chase me down and stab me for free. I'd like to add a ...
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Is the Soul Geyser the most damaging spell in the game? or is there something more devastating?

I was looking up stuff on youtube and people whom demonstrate Soul Geyser spells always do 2000-3000 damage. This is the highest damage i've seen done by mages in dark souls 2. Is it actually the most ...
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Who is the Milfanito by the boss door, and what does she do?

Throughout the Shrine of Amana, there are several Milfanito you can come into contact with, and the last one appears to have become hollowed. When you talk to her however, she vanishes. Does anyone ...
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What is the highest DPS weapon that can be used behind a shield?

Some weapons can be used behind shields even when someone is attacking you. Even in mid attack, if you are hit, you won't get hurt. What is the highest dps weapon that can be used behind a shield? ...