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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do we want to kill Lord Gwyn at the end of the game?

I played through Dark Souls and sort of managed to follow the story most of the way, but ended up getting lost towards the end. By the end, I really had no idea why I was fighting Lord Gwyn or what ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do bosses scale to your level in Dark Souls?

Do bosses in Dark Souls scale to your level? For example, fighting a certain boss at level 20 would be the same difficulty as fighting that same boss at level 50.
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of being in human form?

In Dark Souls, what are the advantages and disadvantages of being in human form? In Demon's Souls, being in human form gives you a clear HP advantage, but attacks have lower power and you can be ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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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?