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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I forgot where I died the last time

I was scouting random paths yesterday and got mobbed by a bunch of strong enemies. Today I don't remember where they finally got to kill me. I had a ton of souls and humanity on me and it'd be a shame ...
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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 icons in item description mean?

I'm very new to Dark Souls and I'm having a hard time figuring out what these icons mean by testing. Okay, I found out how to show details, but still, not all icons are named on this screenshot: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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In Dark Souls, What is Estus?

In Dark Souls, the undead can replenish their health by drinking from an Estus Flask (an undead favourite). I assume these are dull, green, flasks which contain something called Estus. What is Estus? ...
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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Warping to certain bonfires?

how can I not warp to certain bonfires throughout the game it seems to vary which bonfires each different game... I may be wrong but do they need to be kindled for you to be able to warp to them or is ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Why am I getting less souls than other players on dark souls?

I was watching a walk-through of the game and noticed that the player I was watching was somehow getting more souls for each kill. Anyone know how I could do this?
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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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Titanite Slab farming

I've been looking around online for information concerning where I can farm Titanite slabs., yet all of the information I have found is outdated as the newer versions tend to change quite a few ...
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Dark Souls retail version to Steam?

Is it possible, to register Dark Souls CD key from retail version (Box) on Steam (I don't want just add it to steam library but to account as other steam games)? Box version is really nice, so I'm ...
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Upgrading Uchigatana +11 [duplicate]

I am lvl 87 and trying to upgrade my from Uchigatana +10 to Uchigatana +11. After checking the giant smith in anor londo and the smith in undead parish, none of them offered me to upgrade to 11. I am ...
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Where is a list of keycode values to use in DarkSouls.ini?

Dark Souls does not allow binding of many common keys via the user interface. There are guides for the number keys, but no guides for other keys. Specifically, I have a Dvorak keyboard, and would like ...
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Why can't I load the Artorias of the Abyss DLC?

When I try to load the game, along with the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, to play offline, I receive an error stating the DLC failed to load properly and that I will not have access to that content or to ...
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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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How do I get to the new area(s) in the Prepare to Die edition?

I originally played through Dark Souls on the PS3 and now am playing the Prepare to Die edition on the PC. I've gotten to the point where all I have left to do is kill Lord Gwyn, but I haven't ...
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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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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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How do I get the item outside of the chapel above the Blacksmith Andrei?

Above the Blacksmith Andrei, there is a small chapel with a podium or altar. (I'm not talking about the chapel with the Balder Knights and the Fire Keeper Soul.) To the right of that altar there is ...
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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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How did this invasion happen?

I'm a SL11 and managed to invade a guy in undead parish who was wearing full Havel's and carrying Black Knight Sword. I get where he got Havel's from, but how can a 11 +-10% use the black knight ...