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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Will I lose my humanity if I die as a phantom?

I would like to help some players out, but I currently have 5 humanity active and I don't want to lose it. Will I lose my humanity if I die as a phantom in another players world?
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How do I play with a full resolution?

My PC runs at a 1440x900 resolution. In the Dark Souls options page, I do not see that resolution listed. I tried picking the next resolution down, but it creates black lines at the top and bottom of ...
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I can't get the Knight's Honor trophy

Knight's Honor trophy will not come up. I've looked all over the net and I have all the weapons. Can someone give me the full list of what they are, please? I need to know if the trophy is glitched or ...
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Got all sorceries, but didn't win the Trophy

Here's some other information I can add: In this playthrough I used the Bottomless Box trick; I won the Pyromancies Trophy without having all pyromancies with this char. I have all sorceries from ...
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Is it worth killing the dragon on the bridge in Undead Burg?

I've just beaten the Taurus Daemon in Undead Burg and after that encountered a bridge guarded by a red dragon and some Hollow Warriors. I've found a way to sneak under the bridge through a stairway ...
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Chaos path weapon scaling

Let's say I have a Claymore sword, which I believe scales with Intelligence. If I upgrade that sword to Chaos, will it now scale with both Intelligence and Humanity, or just Humanity? This question ...
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In Dark Souls, do you need a slashing weapon to cut off Seath's tail?

I read on the Wikidot Dark Souls wiki that you can cut off Seath's tail by inflicting it damage equivalent to about 15% of his health. Also, if I recall correctly, I managed to cut a gargoyle's tail ...
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How does stat scaling improve with enchantment?

According to the various wikis, when you "reinforce" a weapon in Dark Souls (enchant it, really) the stat scaling improves somehow. However, after checking weapon pages, the actual stat scaling ...
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Is Knight Lautrec of Carim an evil NPC?

I've just found an NPC locked in a cell, and rescued him. He told me he is Knight Lautrec of Carim and he will give me a reward later. However, if I press him, he tell me: I'm free. Now I can get ...
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Selling items in dark souls

I've been grinding my character a fair bit, and as a result I have ended up with a fair few number of longswords, battleaxes, hollow armours, etc. I was wondering if there is any way of selling these ...
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What is a good spot to farm souls before going against the Depth boss?

I've beaten the Capra Demon and the Church Gargoyle and now intend to go down into the Depth. I'm wondering what a good place to level up is before going against the boss.
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Is there a limit to the number of item in inventory?

I'm wondering if there is a limit to the weight one's character can have in it's inventory. In the character status page I can see that there is a limit to the weight of the equipment, but I don't ...
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Is Red Eye Orb only usable while in Darkwraith covenant?

Is Red Eye Orb only usable while in Darkwraith covenant?
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Does the Drake Sword in Dark Souls not scale with any stats?

I picked up the Drake Sword near the start of the game. It's been great up until now, made the game nowhere near as hard as it would have been without it, it does like 200 damage and it doesn't weigh ...
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What's the differences between the catalysts?

I can't seem to figure out what the differences are between the different catalysts or rather how they affects me. e.g.) When a catalysts scales with int, does that mean that magic does more damage ...
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What is the relationship between Dark Souls and Demon's Souls?

I just got a hold of Dark Souls but I have never played Demon's Souls before. I know the games are related and was just wondering to what degree in terms of storyline, characters, etc.
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Natural progression from Blighttown

I've just been through Blighttown and defeated Quelaag(sp?) and was just wondering where I should be going next as I have a variety of areas open to me now? Cinematics would suggest that I should go ...
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Dark Souls: Multi-school casting items

In Demon's Souls, the Talisman of Beasts allowed you to cast both magic and miracles without having to equip a different item. Does Dark Souls have any similar items, allowing you to cast magic, ...
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How does the game determine if I can wield a weapon with two-hands?

I know that wielding a weapon with two-hands allows you to wield weapons you normally don't meet the strength requirement for, but I'm uncertain exactly how the game calculates this. How does the ...
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What does the rating in a message mean?

In Dark Souls, there are messages all over the floor that can be read. Every message has a Rating in number form along with it. Many are 0, the highest I've seen so far is 5. What do these ratings ...
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Why improving shields boosts their attack and stability values only?

When upgrading shields, only their attack and stability values appear to increase. As I understand the need for the latter, why does attack increase and not defense attributes? Who uses shields for ...
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What is that shadow in Blight Town?

Looking down at the sewer like area (in front of the spinning wheel), close to where you find the second fire keeper soul guarded by those "fire dogs", you can see a lurking shadow with a moving tail. ...
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What makes Dark Souls difficult, and is it really as hard as other people say? [closed]

I've seen a lot of reviews and most of which say that dark souls is pretty much the hardest game out there at the moment. I'm not usually a fan of very hard games but do like a challenge, I'm ...
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Dark Souls weapon upgrade items availability

In Dark Souls, are there any weapon upgrade items (shards, chunks, etc) with limited supply, beside Boss Souls? For instance, a shard that drops only from Crystal Lizards with a random chance. So ...
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Can I get information about the covenant in-game in Dark Souls?

I've talked to the miracle teacher near the Firelink Bonfire, and I've joined the White Covenant. I've read here that the covenant put some restriction on what you are allowed to do, however, I've not ...
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Why is the bell tolling when I'm playing online?

Every now and then I hear a bell tolling in Dark Souls. Is this other people ringing the awakening bell? Do I gain any buffs from this event (like I do when someone kindles a bonfire)?
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Scaling weapon or elemental weapon?

In my experience I find that opponents with elemental weapons fares way better towards me (I'm lvl 61, using a +5 Channeler's trident with 50 INT) than those that don't. Is it better to have a ...
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What are the specifics of the Covenants? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get information about the covenant in-game in Dark Souls? In Dark Souls, each of the Covenants seems to allow you to access certain parts/areas or items in the ...
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Can a NG player be summoned by a NG+ player (and vice versa)?

Can a NG player be summoned by a NG+ player (and vice versa) ? I'm curious as I'm going to start my NG+ with my lvl 61 sorceror. Maybe lvl 61 is too low for NG+, from what I've read people seem to be ...
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What are the two floating circles/rings in The Catacombs?

In the Catacombs, in the ground-level chamber just before the outside area with the cartwheel skeletons (the one with two bow-wielding skeletons), there are two white, floating circles/rings. Can ...
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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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What does the physical damage on shields do in Dark Souls?

Shields in Dark Souls have a physical damage rating. Is that the amount of damage reduced, or it means something else?
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Is the Orange Guidance Soapstone item consumable?

I've seen that the first merchant found in Undead Burg is selling the Orange Guidance Soapstone item. The in-game description of the item is: Online play item. Write/view/rate message. ...
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Is it worth using the Fire Keeper Soul to upgrade the Estus Flask?

I found a Fire Keeper Soul in Undead Parish. Later, I went back to Firelink Bonfire, and a NPC offered me to upgrade my Estus Flask in exchange of the Fire Keeper Soul. I didn't pay attention, and ...
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Surviving multiple enemies at a time

While playing Dark Souls, I'm perfectly able to handle single (standard) enemies one at a time. But, when 2 or more are attacking me at once, I am frequently overcome by them and die. What are some ...
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Are there any missable item in the Undead Asylum?

I finished the Undead Asylum tonight, but was unable to open the door behind the first Undead Soldier. It was locked and I didn't find the key, and I think there is an item behind this door, as I saw ...
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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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Characters/Avatars near my bonfire

Occasionally when I'm close to a bonfire, a character/avatar will appear. The character looks like an NPC, but I pass through it and am unable to interact with it. I suspect they are actually other ...