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 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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Exactly how does the mundane infusion work? [duplicate]

I've read that it scales on the lowest stat but that explains very little. So if my stats are 17 20 20 25 30 25 20 16 52 and it will scale on the 16. how much of a bonus to the weapon am I getting ...
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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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Mouse cursor always visible in game

I just started to play Dark Souls on PC and I noticed that the cursor remains visible during the game. Although I can play with it I find it really annoying to always have a white thingy jumping ...
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Hackers on GFWL

I've met a couple of hackers with infinite health on Dark Souls PC, and filed complaints with Games for Windows Live. Is this effective at all? How and when are players sanctioned? Also, is there a ...
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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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I ended up with two DIFFERENT estus flasks (+2 and +7). Will this break my game?

Does anyone have any info about what this will do to the game and the best way to handle it? I found it in the chest at Firelink Shine where you're supposed to get back important dropped items. I ...
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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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No leveling Bandit run in Dark Souls

I'm currently doing my first "no leveling-up" run of Dark Souls (1); I chose the Bandit class as a starting class (and the Master Key as a gift), and just noticed that I wouldn't be able to attune any ...
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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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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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No on-screen keyboard when using xbox 360 controller

I have an Xbox 360 controller for PC. I launched the game Dark Souls, and when I was asked to enter my character name, nothing would happen. The keyboard overlay didn't appear and I had to use my ...
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What does upgrading Pyromancy Flame do?

The main casting weapon for pyromancy is Pyromancy Flame. It looks like a fiery hand in the inventory. You can upgrade it at Firelink Shrine later in the game. But what does upgrading it actually do? ...
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How to sneak better?

It's certainly much more advantageous when you see the enemy first and not the other way around. Ring of Fog helps a great deal with that, but you still need to walk instead of running to stay hidden ...
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How much better Power Within spell gets with each level of upgraded Pyromancy Flame?

I found the pyromancy spell Power Within to be very useful for increasing dealt damage. I wonder how much Pyromancy Flame casting item upgrades increase its power. Info I found on various wikis is ...
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How to apply Magic Weapon

Playing as sorcerer for the first time, I still use a melee weapon a lot. Now, I understand Magic Weapon spell adds magic damage for 60 seconds, but how do I apply it to my weapon? I have a weapon ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...