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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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 ...
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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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Dark souls PC controls - Help with aiming and switching between weapons

After watching a youtube video I realised three things: That console players can aim, and lock on targets. Can PC players, and if so, how? That you can switch between weapon sets with the press of a ...
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How to survive the curse-frogs in Dark Souls?

I am in the depths, fell down a hole and died to a curse when three frog things pounced. Is there a way to block the fog, or do you just have to kill them before they burp it up?
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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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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 should I spend souls to improve pyromancer

I'm playing as a pyromancer in Dark Souls and am still near the beginning of the game (In the Depths). I'm not really sure how to improve my character however whenever I get a lot of souls (10k+ or ...
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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 my Xbox 360 Controller to work with Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition?

Just picked up this game today and I would much rather play it with my Xbox 360 controller. I'm having quite a bit of trouble however due to the fact that although I have my controller connected and ...
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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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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 complete Dark Souls without leveling?

One of the things that have always irked me about the Dark Souls games is the ability to store up souls, and effectively grind your way past a certain point by leveling up indefinitely. Accumulated ...
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Steam version of Dark Souls and GTA 4 crash on Windows 8

Is there a way to play Dark Souls on Windows 8 RTM? Think it crushes because of games for windows live client.. UPD: found the answer here. see Q. Dark Souls crashes and has a reference to XLive.dll, ...
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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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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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How to do a plunging attack?

I'm playing through Dark Souls on the PC. I'm a bit stuck on the first boss, the Asylum Demon. I don't seem to be able to successfully do the plunging attack when I dive off the platform. So I'm ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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What effect does upgrading a particular skill have on my character?

I've recently started playing Dark Souls again, and I want to create my character with some knowledge of the skills. What effect does each skill have on my character, and in particular which are ...
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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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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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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 ...