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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The door to the room of the petrified woman is closed! How can I open it?

I play Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the Fist Sin and already was in that room with the petrified woman, but after some story progress I actually wanted to go to this area again.. ..but the door is ...
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Why do people hate “chuggers” in DkS2? [closed]

I have seen many times people who drink estus during PvP being called "chuggers", or being mocked or criticized. Why is that? Is it just because drinking estus tends to make the battle last longer?
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The Heide Knight in the Forest of Fallen Giants will not spawn

I have not seen the knight in the forest of fallen giants that i have read about.Does anyone know why the white knight is not spawning under the tree for me? Is there something i can do?
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Will just holding a catalyst help my spell damage?

I use hex magic and I have a staff and a chime but so far I only need to use a staff. Will merely holding the chime in the other hand make the spell damage from my staff stronger? I figure it might ...
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Licia of Lindelt dissapeared?

I've tried killing Licia without the eye orb, and she wasn't there by like the 3rd time I tried. I've tried walking back and forth from Heides to Majula and back, I've tried exiting the game and ...
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What is the point of Raw weapons?

I know that in Dark Souls 2, you can infuse weapons to make them do elemental damage, but what does Raw do? Does it just increase damage? If not, what else does it do? Also, would it be worth it to ...
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Two-Hand vs Power Stance in DkS2?

What's the difference between the stats/damage output when I two-hand a weapon, vs when I use a Power Stance? What effects does it have on; Damage output? Stamina drain? Stamina damage (stagger)? ...
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How do I build a good 'stagger lock' character?

I have started a stagger lock build on Dark Souls 2, and I am not doing so well. I am using two daggers and power stance. I want to be able to stagger lock anything that is not completely immune to ...
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Does spend points in STR and DEX improve Santier Spear damage?

I've been playing always making str and dex high for high damage but I heard It does't affect anything for Santier Spear, is that correct? I feel stupid it thats true please help.
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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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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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Do covenant or items affect White Sign Soapstone match-making?

I've joined the Heirs of the Sun convenant and I very often use the White Sign Soapstone to get summoned. From the Dark Souls II wikidot, it mentions that using the White Sign Soapstone has a soul ...
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Why is my player stats agility higher than my upgraded agility level?

My agility when I talk to the Emerald Herald to look at my upgrades is 105. When I check my player stats my agility (AGL) is 109. At first I figured some piece of my equipment gave me boost but I ...
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Will attack rating of my sword decrease when leveling up?

I just got a new weapon (Watcher's Greatsword), upgraded it to +5 and infused it with magic. Now, I wanted to spend my souls on leveling but when I pull up the leveling screen and change the points ...
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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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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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Should I keep hold of 'useless' items? [duplicate]

I have lots of 'rubbish' from enemy drops, as my current equipment is better than anything I've found so far (only a few hours in). Is there any reason to keep hold of these items, from Dark Souls I ...
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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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Dark Souls II on PC - Collector's Edition / Scholar Of The First Sin confusion

I haven't bought Dark Souls II so far because I wanted to beat the previous one first. Now that I'm pretty close to achieving that goal (phew!) I'm thinking about which edition to get. I'm playing on ...
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Dark Souls 2 Compatibility Question

I own a copy of the original release of Dark Souls 2 on Steam, but my friend was wondering of getting the Scholar of the First Sin edition on Steam. If I want to be able to summon him in my game, ...
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can't find Dark souls 2 DLC

i'm trying to buy dark souls 2 The Lost Crowns trilogy ( sunken crown ETC) from The PlayStation network store but i can't find it on the store. i have the normal edition of the game how do i find the ...
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Constant disconnects, playing online impossible

I've got a huge problem with my Dark Souls 2 SOTFS PC version. It is impossible for me to play online. I get disconnected quite often, but it's always different. Sometimes I get disconnected every 10 ...
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What are the major things one needs to know to start Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin?

I've recently gotten Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin for PS4, as I had heard good things about it and wanted a challenging game. It took a while for me to get my head around how it works, and ...
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How do I use the spell Affinity?

In Dark Souls 2/Scholar of the First Sin, how do I use the spell Affinity with an Xbox 360 controller? I can cast the spell, but how do I launch the projectiles?
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Where should I practice parrying/riposting, with what, and and optimal way (controls) to do it? [duplicate]

I am wanting to learn how to parry people/npcs/enemies. Is there a good location to practice? What are some good starting weapons or shields I should use for both Dark Souls 2 and Scholar of the First ...
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Great backstabbing (high damage) weapon?

I need a high damaging weapon to punish other plays on PvP with. I know there's that amazing greatsword that looks semi-deformed. Does anyone know what that is called?
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What are the Little Ones?

When you talk to the first Milfanito in the Shrine of Amana, she tells you that when they sing, the little ones dance, the little ones grant comfort to those who bear death and dark. She also tells ...
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Dark Souls 2: Xbox360 vs PlayStation 3 vs Xbox One vs PlayStation 4

Is there a graphical/framerate/draw distance/weapon change difference between these 4 versions (Xbox360 vs PlayStation 3 vs Xbox One vs PlayStation 4) of Dark Souls 2/Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the ...
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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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Where can I find the Black Armor/Collector's Edition/April 2013 armor?

I want to find the armor that the guy is wearing in the Dark Souls 2 cover art, specifically the Collector's Edition. It looks really cool and like an endgame armor. I own Dark Souls 2 (and have ...
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I can't get in the door at the shrine of winter

I have killed all the four main bosses and lit all the primal bonfires and used them. I have over 2 million soul memory and 250,000+ in hand. I however only have two of the great souls on hand as I ...
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Dark Souls 2: What is the largest weapon?

Does anyone know what the largest weapon in the game is? By largest I mean physically largest, not highest damage or anything like that.
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How do I know if I'm in human form?

I played Dark Souls 1 and found it practical to see at one glance if I'm in human form or not. The humanity counter in the top left corner indicated human form by shining in a brighter white than ...
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Will I have Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin if I do the upgrade? Will it include the DLCs?

I was looking at Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin and I am curious if I would loose my copy of Dark Souls 2 if I upgraded to the DX11 version. Will Scholar of the First Sin also include DLCs, as ...
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Where is the Crestfallen Saulden's grave?

I killed the Crestfallen Saulden for his ring, and now I want to ressurect him , but I don't know where his grave lies. Where is his grave? I think I've checked all places in Majula, but not anywhere ...
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Pilgrim Bellclaire dead (Tombstone/Ressurection?)

He died during a boss battle because the Ruin Sentinels pushed me down to the bottom section and left him behind up top, where two of them killed him. Is there anyway to resurrect him, because I died ...
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Is it possible to get boss souls back?

I used a boss soul before knowing you get weapons by it, is there any chance to get the soul back, but i have'nt beat the game yet, so i cant go into NG+ (if a specific boss it's "Dragonrider") ...
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How to make Crestfallen Saulden not hostile towards me?

So i attacked him, and now he won't let me join his conventant, because hes attacking me every time any way to make him stop. he even attacked me while i was near the majula bonfire.
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Dark Souls II. HP not increased

I have acquired the Ring of Binding, but my HP is still capped at 50%. I tried using a Human Effigy as well, but my HP still goes down to 50% after just a few deaths. Is there anything I am missing? ...
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Is there a way to get Dark Gauntlets after the mimic chest dies but you die before you pick it in Dark Souls 2?

I just recently went on a scavenging hunt and found the dark leggings and chest piece and I went to the location of the gauntlets but it seems as if I already killed it, but I have no dark gauntlets. ...
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What actions give you “iFrames”?

There are some actions in Dark Souls 2 that give you what players refer to as "iFrames" or "Invincibility Frames". The most common contributor of this is rolling, which can be increased by levelling ...
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In what order should I play the DLC, in cohesion with the main story?

In Dark Souls 2, the order in which the DLC becomes available doesn't seem to match up with the difficulty of the areas it appears in. For example, most players (speedrunners and regular players ...
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Just who is Rhoy?

In Dark Souls 2, there is an NPC Invader called "Rhoy the Explorer". He is most well known for his offline invasion in the Grave of Saints, but his name, and likeness do appear in other areas of the ...
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What affects the Brightbug's duration?

I have found that in some circumstances, when I use a Brightbug, the effect may last several minutes, but in other circumstances, it might only last 30 seconds. Does anyone know what might affect the ...
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Who sells Pharros Lockstones in Dark Souls 2?

I would like to know who sells pharros lockstones in Dark Souls 2? (Except Melentia that sells only one of them.)
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Dark Souls 2 coop/invading problem

I was playing Dark Souls II on my pc a lot. After about 200 hours of ingame time I found that I cant summon or invade anybody. I tried new characters and reinstalling but it didn't help. So any tips, ...
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Can't Connect to Players

I am playing Dark Souls 2 for Xbox 360 and I have Xbox Live, but when I try invading anyone, or leave a summon sign nothing ever happens! I've turned on cross region play and still nothing. My ...
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Why does infusing Witch Tree Branch with Faint Stone decrease it's ATK value?

I am very confused with how infusion works in Dark Souls 2. I have Witch Tree Branch +10 staff, when I tried to infuse it with faint stone the ATK value dropped by 3 points. Why does that happen? ...
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When invading another player, do I get any benefit from killing other phantoms?

I'm pretty new to pvp and actually I'm a member of the Brotherhood of Blood. I usually duel over the bridge at the iron keep, using the red sign soap. Sometimes (pretty often) I'm summoned in a world ...
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Dark Souls 2: Heavy Build(Alonne Knight Captain Armour) which large weapon should I use?

So, I've got a Quality Build, in which I use the Alonne Knight Captain Armour, and have 50 strength, and 30 dexterity, I've also got enough Vitality to have 30% equip load, and am using the drangleic ...