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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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around online for information concerning where I can farm Titanite slabs., yet all of the information I have found is outdated as the newer versions tend to change quite a few ...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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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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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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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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What is this enemy called in Dark Souls? Looks like a huge dark hell spawn knight

Those are the size comparisons more or less for the demon. And what it's face looked like. I found him walking around some sort of barracks/watch tower thing on route the "church up high" the NPC ...
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Unable to co-op in the forest after first boss

On the PC, my friend and I entered the forest for the first time and used the White Soapstone to co-op (my friend hosted). We progressed and defeated the Butterfly, and thus I was returned back to my ...
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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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Is it possible to kill Ornstein and Smough at the same time?

I know when you kill one the other will absorb him and regain all health and get some new abilities. This leads to the strategy of focusing one quickly while "ignoring" the other. My question is, if ...
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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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How do you provide hints in Dark Souls

In Demon Souls you could just press select (I think) and add your selected message. I would like to know how to do it though because I like everyone's help and feel bad at not being able to provide ...
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Dark Souls P2DE: Little shining worm

I'm playing Dark Souls on PC. I'm after fight with demon taurus. I've got 2 questions. First is that I destroyed some barrels in tower which leds to him, and I noticed little shiny worm, I killed it ...
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All areas necessary in Dark Souls?

When I first started the game, I followed the same path as many other beginners and went to the first bell and then to the Depths, Blight Town and to Queelags Domain to ring the second bell. However, ...
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I'm bored of the Drake Sword, when will I find a decent replacement?

I'm a lvl 50 wanderer and have been using Drake Sword since level 20 or so. I have completed most Darkroot Forest (Killed Wolf), Basin (Killed Hydra), The Depths (killed Gaping Dragon) and Blighttown ...
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Are there places only reachable by jumping in Dark Souls?

Near the Firelink Bonfire, on the path to Undead Burg, there is a bridge and we can see an item near a corpse under that bridge. I've been able to reach this place by jumping above a little hole ...
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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 ...
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How to get to the third giant in Sen's Fortress in Dark Souls?

There is a respawning giant who is loading the boulders into the system, and there's also a giant throwing exploding balls onto platforms on the top of Sen's Fortress. Somewhere around that area you ...
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Chest or corpse with three Souvenirs of reprisal

I am fairly sure somewhere in Dark souls there is a chest or corpse with three souvenirs of reprisal on it. Similar to how you can find 3 sunlight medals in Anor Londo. However I can't remember where ...
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Is it possible to to mess up a character build in Dark Souls?

I just barely beat the two gargoyles in Dark Souls. I'm using the Zweihander sword I found in firelink shrine and for that I needed to get STR to 24. I like the idea of playing a STR-heavy character, ...
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Place files into the Steam downloads folder instead of re-downloading them?

I recently bought Dark Souls on Steam. I already have the two hefty 1.5Gb files that make for the bulk of the game and I really don't want to download them at 100kb/s. I found the folder where Steam ...
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How do I kill the skeletons located in The Catacombs?

No matter how many times I kill the skeletons found in the catacombs, they always come back to life. To say the least it is very annoying. Is there anyway to prevent them from coming back to life?
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What is the difference between Dark Souls on Steam and Games for Windows Live?

What is the difference between Steam and Games for Windows Live versions of Dark Souls? I'm not sure, but I read somewhere that Steam version is also connected with GFWL. I'm asking because my ...
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Dark Souls P2DE: Trainer Laurientus

By chance, I told him where I learnt chaos magic ( chaos covenant ), but I didn't learn all spells from him, is there any possibility to learn it somewhere else ?
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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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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 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 ...