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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Why is Dark Souls showing double health bars on bosses?

When I fight bosses I see 2 health bars (for each boss) along the bottom. One is yellow and uses most of the bottom of the screen, the other is red and is below the yellow one and in the left quarter ...
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Exploring the City of the Undead - How can I recover my possessions here?

So... I was fed up with dieing against the gargoyles and decided to check out the preceding areas. In the city of undead (before the taurus boss) I found a cliff, directly beside the stairs leading up ...
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How do I ascend a +10 normal weapon to a +11 normal weapon?

I know the Large Ember will ascend a +5 normal weapon to a +6 normal weapon, however I'm uncertain how to ascend a +10 normal weapon to a +11 normal weapon.
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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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Why do I randomly get more Estus Flasks?

I have noticed while playing that sometimes there is a loud cracking noise and my character glows white, after which I get an additional Estus Flask. Why is this happening? Is it related to being near ...
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How to play Dark Souls with an Xbox controller on PC?

I can't seem to find a reference for all the mechanics of Dark Souls as played on PC (specifically Prepare to Die Edition on Steam in case that makes a difference). These are the controls I'm aware ...
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How can I stop this guy from killing me?

After the first boss, you enter a new level (Firelink Shrine) and there is a knight sitting on a log nearby. I attacked this knight a few times and that apparently made him mad, so he killed me. Now ...
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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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I killed Daughter of Chaos : Quelaan

I am currently through my first game play of Dark Souls After retrieving the Lordvessel from Gwynevere, Princess of Sunlight , i warpped out to Daughter of Chaos Bonfire to fight CEASELESS ...
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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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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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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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Anor Londo : Sliver knight Spear

I currently finished my stay at Anor Londo defeating Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough (Shhh... Finally). And am headed towards defeating the Ceaseless Discharge. I am currently at ...
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Dark Souls PC FPS drops - can I fix that at all?

My configuration: Mac machine using Win 7 with Bootcamp, ATI Radeon HD 6490m display adapter. And the game runs horribly, compared to what I see for consoles. I tried different things, most notably ...
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Will I get loot when defeating a boss in another player's world?

If a player summons me to his world to fight a boss, will I get loot from the boss after killing it or will only the host be rewarded with loot?
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Possible to transfer save from PS3 to PC?

Ok. Well, long story short. Have a PS3, got Dark Souls on it. End of year sale 2014 on Steam. Bought Dark Souls PTDE on it cheap, got a computer upgrade, and here I am. I have already completed 3/4 ...
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Elite Knight vs Black Iron

I've been using the Elite Knight set and a Black Knight Shield for most of the game. It seems a superior "standard armour" choice to anything else I discovered. Recently I uncovered first the Black ...
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Why is it after I unhollow, use Humanity and kill things, I gain Humanity?

Why is it after I use Humanity, unhollow, and kill things, I gain Humanity back in the upper left hand corner?
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Dark Souls 1 DSFix: Why is my screen in the upper left corner?

I am using DSFix to get 60 fps in Dark Souls: PTDE, but why is my screen in the upper left corner? I disabled DOF and AA in the .ini file like other posts. It still remains there.
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What are the equivalent PC keyboard keys and mouse buttons of the Xbox 360 game controller buttons shown on the screen?

The PC port of Dark Souls shows Xbox 360 game controller buttons on its in-game messages and the UI. However, I'm playing with a mouse and a keyboard. This makes learning the controls a bit awkward. ...
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Dark Souls: PTDE-How do I duplicate?

Is there a possible way to duplicated items? I heard about it somewhere.
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Dark Souls Update 1.09 PS3

I just bought Dark Souls on the ps3. And there´s and update, 1.09. I was searching on the web to see what was about, and then I found soo many users complaining about it, but, those post were like ...
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Why do I die even though I'm wearing the Covenant of Artorias?

I'm wearing the "Covenant of Artorias" ring and I still die when jumping down to "The Abyss" to fight the "Four Kings". I've tried jumping off at different angles and holding different items and ...
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Does Big Hat Logan restock?

After Big Hat Logan dissappears after I place Lordvessel on Firelink Altar does he have in his store spells I've already bought? Is it possible to get the same spell twice from him during single ...
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Dark Souls PTDE: How do I completely clear cache

For Dark Souls PTDE, I want to completely clean my cache with my saves still intact (are they saved via the Cloud?). Is there a way I can do that, since I crash when launching the game and it's ...
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Is DSCfix still needed/useful for multiplayer now that the game uses steamworks?

The Steam version of Dark Souls has finally been upgraded to use steamworks. Praise The Sun! What kind of mods are required to get multiplayer to work? So far, I only have DSfix installed and working ...
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How to install DSfix for Dark Souls PC?

I have downloaded DSfix for Dark Souls, because I want to run the game at 60fps and at a higher resolution. I followed the install instructions, which are simply to extract the contents of the folder ...
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How much damage does Magic Weapon, Greater- and Crystal Magic Weapon add?

All three sorceries add magic damage to your weapon assuming the weapon can be enchanted. Is there a formula that shows exactly how much damage such an enchantment provides (and does it vary with ...
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What exactly is the gold covetous serpent ring?

I have the gold covetous serpent ring does it do anything else other then item discovery increase?
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Is it possible to re-spec my character?

I'm playing Dark Souls 1 and since I know that in Dark Souls 2 you can re-spec your character using a Soul Vessel, I was wondering whether there is a similar item in Dark Souls 1. Is it possible to ...
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How to defeat Seath the Scaleless without dying at first encounter?

First time you meet Seath the Scaleless he`s immortal, so you had to die to beat him later. But i knew there are some method to skip this. So any tips with it?
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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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Where can I find a second copy of Great Soul Arrow?

I'd like to get a second copy of Great Soul Arrow in order to assign it to two attunement slots, but Griggs, the first spell merchant in Firelink Shrine, only seems to have one copy. How do I find ...
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Which gift should I choose for my first play-through of Dark Souls?

When creating a new character in Dark Souls, I am allowed to select a gift amongst: Goddess's Blessing Black Firebomb Twin Humanities Binoculars Pendant Master key Tiny Being's Ring Old Witch's Ring ...
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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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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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Is it a good idea to have a Pyromancer and Sorcerer combination? [closed]

Basically I'm asking if it is a good idea to have a Pyromancer and Sorcerer build. I've already started a Sorcerer with 45 int and 45 dex and I want to know if I've messed up the possibility. My ...
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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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SL1 Punchy Pyromancer build help

So for my 6th playthrough of Dark Souls, I decided that I'm going to make what I call a "punchy pyromancer" (alliteration!). Because I'm planning to use a lightning Caestus on my right hand and ...
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Where are good places to farm souls in Dark Souls?

I'm right before Anor Londo bosses and I need to soul farm to level 69 so I can use soul spear. I would also like to upgrade my pyromancy glove and buy the remaining spells that I can. At the moment ...
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How do I use the sword and shield I found?

I'm just starting Dark Souls as a Warrior, and have encountered the first giant monster, archer, and sword-wielding opponents, and have found a shield and a sword, but I can't seem to equip either of ...
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How can I get my joystick to work with Dark Souls?

I have Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, and would like to use my joystick (Hori Flight Stick EX2) to work with the game. Is this possible, and how might I do it? (By default, left, right, and ...
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The reason behind the Crestfallen Warrior?

As the player first comes across the Firelink Shrine, there is a knight named Crestfallen Warrior sitting against a ledge of grass. My question is, is he only a dialogue character? Was there any ...
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How much Sin per NPC?

So there I was one day trotting along in my Elite Knight Set in Undead Parish to visit the blacksmith. I goto talk to him, and me been stupid with my 'habits', I press every button on my controller in ...
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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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Are Dark Soul's Steam servers VAC secured?

Now that Steam has liberated us from the icy clutches of GFWL, does anybody know if the new servers are VAC secured or not? Being able to try out different builds and theorycrafting was a pretty big ...
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Do weapons re-appear as loot in NG+ and on?

I'm getting on to mid-game on my first playthrough of Dark Souls, no NG+ yet, but a thought struck me. When I reach NG+, will all those weapon drops re-appear? Eg, I got the Great Scythe, goto NG+. I ...
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How do I beat Four Kings on NG+ using just melee?

On my initial playthrough I beat these guys on my third attempt. On NG+ I've lost count on the number of times I died against the Four Kings. My Vitality is 40, Endurance is 42, Strength is 61, ...
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No leveling Bandit run in Dark Souls

I'm currently doing my first "no leveling-up" run of Dark Souls (1); I chose the Bandit class as a starting class (and the Master Key as a gift), and just noticed that I wouldn't be able to attune any ...
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In Dark Souls, can player from different platforms interact with each other?

My friends own the PS3 version of the game, while I am playing on the Xbox 360. Will we be able to join each others' games?