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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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 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 and "special" (like Poison, or Fire for example). However, if you compare the flight of a Standard Arrow to the flight of a ...
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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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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 ...