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Questions tagged [dark-souls]

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 many frames per second was the original release of Dark Souls on PS3 and Xbox 360?

I'm musing about possibly getting the switch remaster port which is 30 fps and am curious what the original was on the original release platforms of I believe PS3/Xbox360
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Upgrading pyromancy flame without the two NPCs?

I'm playing as a pyromancer. After defeating Quelaag I found the egg guy under the Bell. After answering No to whether I'd be the next servant and killing him, after he wouldn't let me through, I ...
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Am I too weak or are white phantoms too strong?

I've started a new game as a pyromancer, just defeated the taurus demon in the Undead Burg. However, I was just able to defeat him using the help of a white phantom. I've tried to beat him serveral ...
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Is channeler armor actually imbued with magic?

From the in-game description: The heaviest of protective gear for sorcerers, and imbued with magic. What does actually imbued with magic mean in this context? I haven't noticed any special ...
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How does the choice between Kaathe and Frampt affect the game?

I got the Lordvessel and know I have to choose between Kaathe and Frampt and I have a few questions about it. At first, I didn't know about Kaathe. I talked to Frampt and he took me to the altar, but ...
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How many difficulty modes does Dark Souls 1 have?

I'm playing Dark Souls 1 and I'm in Dark Souls ++. Are there other difficulty modes beyond that?
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DS3 Day One Edition Confusion

I bought Dark Souls 3 Day One Edition, and saw that it came with Dark Souls "full game". I'm asking from anyone that knows for certain that this DS3 Day One Edition comes with the Artorias of the ...
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How to duplicate Cracked Red Eye Orbs?

Before I dive into my issue, here's a disclaimer: I harshly condone all forms of hacking. I this question is strictly meant to improve my PVP experience and will not affect the combat situation in ...
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How to disable online in Dark Souls 1 while keeping Steam online?

I need to disable Dark Souls 1 online features. Usually people do it by putting the whole Steam offline, but I need Steam to be online. As far as I know there is PvPWatchdog mod, which allows you to ...
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What exactly does lighting a bonfire in Dark Souls 1 do?

I mean it changes how the bonfire looks, but what does it do as a game mechanics? For example, in DS3 you respawn at the bonfire you've lighted, but this is not the case in DS1 - you need to rest at ...
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I can't find the name of a mysterious analysis tool

I was strolling by the internet and found this video. In it, the user manipulates multiple code traits to explore the secrets of much beloved game Dark Souls (a big fan over here); these so-called "...
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How do black firebombs differ from regular firebombs?

Black firebombs cost 500 souls whereas the regular ones cost 50. The black variety supposedly does "more damage" than the regular ones, but I can't find any information on how much damage either ...
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What sparked the first flame?

In Dark Souls lore the world was unshaped, unchanging, and and covered in an endless shroud of grey fog. Until suddenly the first flame came into existence. It was that flame that created diversity or ...
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DLC not accessible

I cannot access the DLC area of Dark Souls 1 because the Crystal Golem in Duke's Archive is not dropping the broken pendant. There are quite a few threads on the web regarding this issue but most of ...
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Dark Souls - busiest platform?

Dark Souls is, by far, the greatest game I have ever played and I will never forget the freezing cold winter when I stayed at home most days and played it about 5 years ago. I had it on xbox 360. I'...
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I pushed Knight Lautrec of Carim off a cliff, how to get the loot?

At Firelink Shrine Lautrec didn't start fighting me after two hits, so I kicked him off the ledge. Now his loot is off the side of the hill, and I can't get to it. Or is there some way to get to it?
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Is it necessary to play Dark Souls I / II before I play III? [duplicate]

I want to play Dark Souls series. If I play the III before the others. Will I not understand the story (if there is a story, of course) or something else ?
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Does running Dark Souls at higher frame rate cut down reaction time window?

Dark Souls is locked to 30fps on all platforms, but there's a mod DSFix which allows running the game at 60fps.
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Is there a way to tell which chests are mimics?

I've seen videos of players getting eaten alive by mimics and I'm trying to avoid that as much as possible, since I die enough as it is. Is there a way to differentiate which chests are mimics before ...
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Where does the term “Praise the Sun” come from?

The other week, I started to play through the Dark Souls series after hearing the abundance of positive reviews of the games. In my off time, while browsing through different sites, I have seen ...
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Is the dark souls pc port better now than it was at it's initial release? [closed]

Basically, I want to play dark souls 1. but I've been told the pc port was garbage. but it was ported to pc 3 years ago? (might be wrong). so to put my question in simple terms; is the pc port of dark ...
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How common are invasions when playing as human?

It's likely that the PC version has the largest playerbase at this point: https://steamdb.info/app/211420/graphs/ For example, how many invasions could I generally expect during 10 hours of gameplay ...
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Good warrior one handed sword strength weapons [closed]

I've researched some good warrior strength swords and the results seem to lead to the Zweihander or the Man-serpent Greatsword. I really don't like playing the game two handed and I would just like to ...
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Is this fall from Firelink Shrine to Valley of Drakes survivable?

There's a great shortcut (especially if you don't have the Master Key) from Firelink Shrine to Valley of Drakes which looks like it just might be survivable: The ...
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What happens to my Darkmoon Blade spell if I kill Gwyndolin?

I'm getting to rank 3 in the Darkmoon covenant. And I heard that each rank after you get the Darkmoon Blade buffs the spell, making it a 1.0, 2.0, etc. So will I lose the buffs that I got from my rank ...
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Do I get Artorias' soul back if I kill Ciaran?

After defeating Artorias, you can find Ciaran paying her respects to the grave of Artorias. When you speak to her, she asks for the soul, so that she may "pay her proper respects". If I give her the ...
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Can I kill Shiva of the East and his bodyguard before I go to Blighttown?

To get the Dark Grain Ring, you need to kill Shiva's bodyguard. Normally people recommend doing this on Blighttown. However, can I do this in Darkroot Forest and still get the Ring?
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Darksouls zweihander sword

I am a beginner to dark souls prepare to die edition. I got the zwehilander sword. I wanted to know If I upgrade that sword, will it support to finish the game. I am in undead burg and I have a ...
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Is there any clue as to who the owner of the “Elite Knight Armour” Set might be?

In Dark Souls, whenever you find set items on a corpse, they can be sometimes linked to other NPCs in the game. Some examples for this are Black Iron Tarkus: After you summon him to fight the Iron ...
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Do bosses respawn in Dark Souls?

Apparently all ordinary enemies respawn, but so far I haven't encountered a boss that respawns, mini-bosses included.
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How to change Dark Souls tutorial and controls to a keyboard

I recently got Dark Souls for the PC on Steam, and the tutorial and all the control reminders are only for an Xbox 360 controller. Is there any way to change this so I can learn the game for keyboard?
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What's with the peaceful demonic statues in Dark Souls?

Entering Lost Izalith via the Chaos Servant door, there were a bunch of aggressive orange demonic statues and one darker statue which seems to do nothing: Is there anything special about these ...
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How do I know what stat requirements for a weapon are?

I need to know what I need to level up to use two-handed weapons, because I have the Gargoyle's Halberd and it says "unable to wield this weapon effectively with present stats".
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Getting to use Power Within more than once?

Is there a way to increase the amount of times that I can use Power Within before resting at bonfires?
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Is there an advantage to playing as Deprived?

Every other class in Dark Souls has benefits, spells or weapons etc. They also have specific stats that help them with those benefits. Deprived has none of those advantages, they have evenly balanced ...
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Killing NPC's in Dark Souls

My strategy for meeting anyone in Dark Souls is: See if they have anything I can use, if so, get it. Put on best armor and equip best weapons and spells. Kill the NPC, if I can. I have a feeling ...
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How do I fix my resolution?

I recently redownloaded dark souls on a new laptop. Had a few problems with the game loading but that has been resolved in a previous question. A new problem has risen. The resolution is all stuffed ...
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Dark Souls Prepare to die edition has trouble starting

This seems to be a new issue because I can't find anything on the web that helps me out. I recently got a new computer and decided to download Dark Souls on it (The first one). It installed perfectly ...
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Does the Hellkite Drake behave differently on XBox 360 compared to on PC?

I am playing Dark Souls on the XBox 360 (patch 1.06). For me the Hellkite Drake attacks almost immediately when I step onto the bridge. I have never made it to the stairs without getting burned once. ...
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Is the Chosen Undead the same person in both Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2?

I have not finished playing through either, but I find myself wondering if the chosen undead is supposed to make it through all of Dark Souls, and be the main character in Dark Souls 2? And is the ...
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Kill NPC's in NG+

I'm about to go in NG+ and I want to know if killing all the NPC's (especially Fire-keepers) has any downside? Do all the NPC's respawn in NG+? Don't they? Apologies my poor English, I'm German!
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Will I lose my item if I try to trade the same thing with Snuggly the Crow twice?

Some of the trades are really nice, but I've heard that you can only do a trade once, and I don't want to lose my items if that's true.
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Is there a story I should be paying attention to in Dark Souls?

What's the story in Dark Souls? Also is there anything to be gained from watching the cutscenes other than cool cinematics?
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How much damage does the Jagged Ghost Blade block when not using a Transcendent Curse?

Ghosts pierce through your armor, inflicting massive damage. To block them, you need to use a curse, (2000 souls, which is a lot) or you can use a cursed weapon to block it, but obviously a dagger ...
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Does quitting the game make your bloodstain disappear?

I haven't had to yet, but when I die and lose a ton of souls, can I quit and have them be there when I get back?
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Online features ceased to work

I'm playing Dark Souls 1 on Steam and few days ago I noticed that I can't connect to any other world: Invasions fail, White sings used by nobody, I don't see any messages. The game failed to work ...
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Can I start with Dark souls 2?

I have heard a lot about dark souls 2 and want to get in that game now. So can I start with Dark souls 2 straightaway or first I should complete Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. How important and ...
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Where is Marvelous Chester from?

There is little that is known about this mysterious man, and the Wiki only suggests speculation based upon his weapon choice. It has been suggested that he is from Carim, as the Sniper Crossbow he ...
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Blighttown or Great Wolf Sif? [closed]

Ok, I'm recently started to play Dark Souls my first time. I am playing as a Pyromancer with Hollow-Shield and Rapier+7. I am about SL 25 or so... So I fought me trough the Depth and killed the Gaping ...
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Can I lose spells by breaking Dark Souls's covenants?

Can I lose spells by breaking Dark Souls's covenants? To be more specific, I'm interested whether I can join Chaos Servant Covenant, offer 30 humanities, get Great Chaos Fireball & Chaos Storm ...