I asked this question earlier and the answers informed me of cheating on the 360!
I was doing some PVP in the Luna Belltower last night and I was completely baffled. Every time I hit this person, I lost a quarter of my health to what looked like lightning. I got a backstab, and died from it.
This is kind of a big question, so I'll break it up into parts.
What benefits can this confer to the cheater? This would be useful to know for the next part.
How can a legitimate player counter this? Is it possible to defeat these people, or is it just better to try and get as close to a bonfire as possible to minimize losses?