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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Attacking with shields? Who does that?

I recently found out that if equipped in right hand slot, shield can be uesd as a weapon. It deals much lower damage and attack is pretty slow. The only case I think this could be useful is if all ...
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What are the Dark Souls loading screen hints?

It's silly how fast my PC loads required game resources and I don't have enough time to read those loading screen hints/tips about in-game items. Screenshot button produces a blank screen, so I can't ...
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What does humanity do? [duplicate]

I just picked up Dark Souls and it looks like I can either stay in "hollow" form or become "human" by using a special item that I gained after defeating a boss. But from googling a bit and finding ...
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What is the best class to use for a beginner in Dark Souls?

I've been playing this game for a while now, and it's pretty hard. I'm constantly dying and as a Thief I feel I'm not doing enough damage while I have too little health. I have around 2 hours play ...
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Does the Darkmoon Blade Covenant Ring work from anywhere?

In Dark Souls, does the Darkmoon Blade Covenant Ring work from any PVP location? I've been wearing it for quite a while, but it only worked a few times while I was at Anor Londo.
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Why does my Dragon King Greataxe do less damage than my Zweihander?

I just got enough strength to wield the Dragon King Greataxe in two hands (34) but even though it does 80 more damage than my Zweihander at 380 my Zweihander does more damage when I actually attack ...
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What stats do I need to boost when wearing heavy armor?

I'm playing Dark Souls on Xbox 360 and I'm not too far into the game yet. I chose a warrior and I've leveled up a few times already (mostly strength). I found a guy selling items so I swapped my gear ...
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How was I supposed to know my next stop after obtaining the Lord Vessel and defeating the bosses?

I had to look up the wiki in order to know that after battling the bosses behind the orange fog gates I had to head for New Londo Ruins and talk with the character up on the roof. Did I miss ...
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What are the best stats to focus on for a warrior?

I have just started to play Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, and I picked the warrior class. Due to the difficulty, I want to focus on some stats to ease the difficulty curve. What stats do you ...
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Is soul farming necessary in Dark Souls?

Either for leveling up or to upgrade weapons. Perhaps it depends on playstyle/class as well? By "not necessary", I mean you gain souls in the normal course of trying to play through the game. Instead ...
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Accessing DLC without giving Lordvessel to Frampt or killing Sif

In Dark Souls, I have just defeated Ornstein and Smough and acquired the Lordvessel. Now, if I remember correctly, you can give this to Kingseeker Frampt, but that will make it impossible to join the ...
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What areas open when I place the Lordvessel on the Firelink Altar?

I just acquired the Lordvessel and placed it on the Firelink Altar. When I did, a cutscene showed 3 orange barriers opening. Where can I find those barriers/doors, and what areas do they lead to?
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Are there multiple endings to Dark Souls?

Are there multiple endings to Dark Souls? If yes, how many, and how is it determined which ending will be played? Please try to not tell what the ending are, I'm still at the beginning of the game, ...
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Where can I farm Titanite Chunk?

Titanite Chunk being the item required to upgrade Normal weapons from +10 to +14, and some armours from +6 - +9. No merchant seems to sell it, and I really would like some. Where can I farm for ...
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Dark Souls - cannot log in on GFWL without entering product key that is already registered

I have installed Dark Souls from Steam, and try to play it online, but is asked to log in on GFWL. I have an account, on which Dark Souls is registered, but in order to log in, it keeps asking me to ...
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What do the two bells of awakening in Dark Souls have to do with the story-line?

I know that the person sitting on the stone in the Firelink Shrine said I had to ring them but does anyone know exactly why?
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Kick reliably in Dark Souls

Is there a setting to adjust the sensitivity of kicking or leap attack? I'm using an XBOX controller on the PC. I'm using a mace. I know it is left stick forward + RB (or RT for leap attack). I'm ...
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What areas offer serious soul farming?

I'm already aware of: The sealed area of Darkroot Garden. This is normally a fantastic area to grind, but I'm currently in the Forest Hunter covenant and need to stay in it so I can purchase items ...
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How to survive the curse-frogs in Dark Souls?

I am in the depths, fell down a hole and died to a curse when three frog things pounced. Is there a way to block the fog, or do you just have to kill them before they burp it up?
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How can I gain humanity in Dark Souls?

Every so often I'll look up at my counter and notice I gained some humanity. If I was fighting bosses I wouldn't think much of it, but sometimes it will happen when I'm just farming enemies. I've ...
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What's the Deal with Seath the Scaleless?

I'm not referring to how to beat Seath or how to find him, as this question has already been discussed in great detail. However, I still find this to be the most mysterious canon in all of Dark ...
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Is it possible to set a custom resolution (window size) in Dark Souls?

I'm playing Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition and I'm having a bit of an annoyance. I always play my games, if possible, in a custom resolution (in my case 1900 x 1000), so that the game's window ...
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How to Beat Black Phantoms in Dark Souls?

Quick intro - I love Dark Souls. I think it's amazingly challenging. The only problem is I get killed so much by invading Phantoms that I hardly play in Human Form enough to enjoy the whole ...
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Are there Dark Souls servers?

From what I understood, Demon's Souls had servers thus why they originally were going to shut down the servers [1]. However from what I hear, Dark Souls is P2P based. Is this true, and if so why does ...
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Starting in the “Undead Parish” there is an armored boar. Is there a better way to defeat him than head on?

He looks really tough and not to mention that there are a few hollow soldiers there as well. The hollow soldiers are easy but they might get in the way if I was to fight the boar head on. Is there an ...
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Defeating Moonlight Butterfly in Dark Souls

I am really having trouble defeating the moth boss in Dark Souls, I am using a melee character and its attacks go right through my shield, how can I best avoid damage?
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What are the exact properties of weapon/armor enhancement in Dark Souls?

I am at the blacksmith in the Undead Parish and I have already upgraded my armor and weapon a few times but I have no idea what it is actually upgrading (Strength,Dexterity, etc.).
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What should I do to start a “stealth” or “assassin” character in Dark Souls?

My younger brother got the game Dark Souls a while ago. I have always said "the game seems too slow for me" but after seeing some gameplay and having my brother explain some of the things about the ...
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Surviving as a Spellcaster vs. Capra Demon in Dark Souls

I managed to beat this boss on the 15th try as a melee character. There are two attack dogs and one Capra Demon (who has good attack range and an unblockable attack) in one tiny room. How can a ...
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Making Dark Souls just a little bit easier?

I started Dark Souls the other evening and like most people (I imagine) I'm finding it rather difficult. Is there a particular character class that will make the game easier to learn? I can only ...
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dark souls equivalent keys xbox-> pc [duplicate]

I'm playing the pc-version of dark souls, does anybody knows what is the equivalent of "rs" for the pc-keyboard? thanks Sorry, I already saw the other answers, but I couldn't find the key "rs" and ...
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Is there an easier way to get the Drake Sword?

I am just researching on it and I have found that if you shoot the Drake's Tail 20 times it will fall off resulting in gaining the Drake Sword. Is there an easier way to get it or is it the only way?
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Is it possible to kill NPC in Dark Souls?

In Demon's Souls it was possible to kill all the NPCs, and I had to take great care not to kill them by mistakes (the R2 button having a tendency to get pressed whenever I put down my controller). And ...
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Can you kill the Drake in the Undead Burge?

I know if you cut off the Drake's tail you get the Drake Sword, but is it also possible to kill him? I know in Demon's Souls there were a couple dragons which couldn't be killed when you first met ...
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Killed by another player?

I play Dark Souls on the XBox 360 and enjoy the online features like giving advice or seeing the ghosts of other players to avoid their mistakes. But yesterday I heard a strange sound, like some kind ...
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Dark Souls Upgrade to “Prepare To Die”-Edition (PS3)

I own the PS3-version of Dark Souls and have already played it for some time. Now I would like to get the DLC "Artorias of the Abyss", but instead of downloading it, I would like to purchase the ...
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Steam version of Dark Souls and GTA 4 crash on Windows 8

Is there a way to play Dark Souls on Windows 8 RTM? Think it crushes because of games for windows live client.. UPD: found the answer here. see Q. Dark Souls crashes and has a reference to XLive.dll, ...
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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC) Audio is not workin

The in-game audio is not working at all, no music in the menus, no effects or nothing while playing (Microsoft Live sound does work, though). This is the environment: Steam client Windows 8 64 bits ...
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Playing coop with friends

I am thinking about purchasing Dark Souls to play with friends (primarily playing together and not alone). I have read that a soapstone is needed to actually play co-op. How long into the game can I ...
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Where is the Miracle trainer in Dark Souls?

Who do I talk to learn more Miracles, and where are they located?
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How should I spend souls to improve pyromancer

I'm playing as a pyromancer in Dark Souls and am still near the beginning of the game (In the Depths). I'm not really sure how to improve my character however whenever I get a lot of souls (10k+ or ...
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Which DLC or editions of Dark Souls are available for different platforms?

I own DarkSouls for the PS3 and I understand there is a DLC however on my PC i saw a Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition. Is the prepare to die edition the same thing i have with a DLC? Can someone ...
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Is there any story justification for “traversing the white light”?

After sinking many hours into Dark Souls, I've come to the realization that the story is actually very complex, even if it's hidden or muddied most of the time. Even the multiplayer aspects of the ...
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Best gear progression for Wanderer class

I have recently started Dark souls with a Wanderer class and I am wondering what the best gear progression is for Wanderers. I am playing with dexterity and strength as my focus. So basically I want ...
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What is the easiest way to maximise your drop rate?

I often find that my drop rates are really low is the best way to increase it to gain lots of humanity and stay human or is it to constantly have the Gold covetous Serpent ring equipped? is there any ...
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How to do a plunging attack?

I'm playing through Dark Souls on the PC. I'm a bit stuck on the first boss, the Asylum Demon. I don't seem to be able to successfully do the plunging attack when I dive off the platform. So I'm ...
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How do I acquire the full armour of thorns set?

I've been looking around the world for ages to bump into the guy who uses the armour of thorns (Kirk, Knight of Thorns). I know I have to be in human form and that he appears before certain bosses. ...
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What is the highest damage weapon usable by a Soul Level 1 Pyromancer?

I'm currently working my way through a Soul Level 1 playthrough of Dark Souls. I'm using the Pyromancer class, since that is the only class that starts at SL1. Because I'm not leveling my character, ...
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What are the best levels to be to help out as a sunbro?

I've tried helping people out for the Gargoyles boss at levels 11, 12, 13 and all the way up to 20 and it seems like it's just SUPER rare to get someone who needs help (as opposed to invading...) At ...
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Is it possible to complete Dark Souls without leveling?

One of the things that have always irked me about the Dark Souls games is the ability to store up souls, and effectively grind your way past a certain point by leveling up indefinitely. Accumulated ...