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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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 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 I ...
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Killed Crestfallen Saulden

I killed the crestfallen saulden for his ring, and i want to ressurect him but i dont know where his grave lies. The question is: where is his grave? I think ive checked all places in majula not ...
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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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No-mans Wharf locked door

There is a locked door when trying to find the "Royal Soldier's key" is there a key needed or something
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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 ...
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Has parrying changed in Dark Souls II since patch 1.04?

According to the DSII wiki, as of Patch 1.04 Calibration 1.08, the various weapons have the following parry properties (graphic courtesy of TheHolyChicken86): However, others have noted that this ...
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Do bonfire ascetics cause the respawn of more bonfire ascetics and can I farm them in this manner?

I was wondering if, when a BA is used, does it cause any possible BA in the area to respawn? If so, would it be worthwhile to farm BAs in this manner?
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If I respawn a boss and kill him with Lucatiel again, does that count towards the 3 bossfight requirement to prevent her from disappearing?

I've killed the Lost Sinner with Lucatiel more than 3 times by respawning with a bonfire ascetic. Have I met the requirement to prevent Lucatiel of Mirrahh from disappearing after Aldia's Keep?
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How can I increase my chances of finding Awestones?

In Dark Souls 2, there is the Covenant of Champions, which requires you to find Awestones that drop from certain enemies, at certain rates. For example, any invader has a 100% chance to drop an ...
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Resonant/Great Resonant Soul bug

I'm farming awe stones using a method involving offline play, and re spawning offline phantoms. The one in particular that I am farming Rhoy the Explorer. However, after a few rounds of him re ...
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(Spoiler alert) Why does Nashandra only appear when you have the Giant's Kinship?

In Dark Souls 2, in order to fight Nashandra you need to possess the Giant's Kinship which you get from the Giant Lord in Memory of Jeigh. This got me wondering: "Why do you need the Giant's Kinship ...
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Does Covenant affect NPC invaders?

There are some we know the answer for already, like the Mad Warrior will only spawn if you're a part of the Bell Covenant. But are there any others? For example, will the (offline invader) Bell ...
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Vanquiser's seal & Bone fist

Does the (bonus) damage damage of Vanquiser's seal apply to the Bone fist? Quote: Increases bare handed attack power. This ring increases the base damage of unarmed fists to 200 Is it possible ...
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Switching to empty hand with more than 2 items equipped

In Dark Souls 2 you're able to switch to an empty hand, if you only have 1 item equipped. For example: Main-hand: sword Empty Empty Off-hand: Shield Empty Empty But, because I want to use ...
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Optimal Parry/Riposte window

I have noticed that in some circumstances, when you parry and riposte an enemy, sometimes you do more damage than others. For example, on either the Alonne knights in the Iron Keep, or the Syan ...
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Dark souls 2 what to do with unused weapons [duplicate]

I have played games like diablo 2 or never winter nights, and there you could trade your weapons for gold. I have been playing Dark Souls 2 in xbox but I can't find anyone to trade my useless weapons ...
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Dark Souls 2 Estoc infusion

Okay, I have no clue about infusions (yes, I've read all the summaries about each and I understand what they do but I have low faith and int and most don't apply to me). My stats are 40 STR and 40 ...
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What is the fastest healing method?

What spell, or consumable item can give you health the fastest? In dark souls healing yourself in time means life or death. Sometimes you bring the estus flask to your lips and you are already dead. ...
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How do I wield a weapon in two hands?

I am playing dark souls 2 on pc. I remember i could wield a weapon in 2 hands while hiding my shield. I have forgotten how to do this. I am trying to two hand a great club. Even if i put away my ...
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Activating golems at the Drangleic Castle

I have to light the four Primal Bonfires but only one of the golems has moved at the doors to the Drangleic Castle. Can some one tell me what I'm doing wrong?
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How do I access this bonfire in Lost Bastille?

There's lots of rubble in the way but I can't seem to jump over any of it. I've tried exploring around but haven't found a way to the bonfire. Any directions?
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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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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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Highest possible right hand ATK weapon?

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 help me find the ...
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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, ...