Questions tagged [dark-souls-3]

A 2016 Fantasy Action RPG, developed by From Software for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It is the fourth game in the Souls series, following Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls 2.

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Can you achieve the best ending in DS3 without dying once?

I am currently doing my first DS3 playthrough, and I generally try to complete these kinds of games without dying once. So far I am doing fine, but a friend told me that to achieve the best ending it ...
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Why so many [Weapon buff] builds go so heavily into faith?

I've noticed that quite a few builds that rely on weapon buffs go 30 points into faith - for example, this 40 dex/30 faith (which is my guess going to 60/30 by level 120). With low attunement, they ...
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Minimum requirements for two-handing weapons in DS3

So I am looking to optimize a build in Dark Souls 3, and I have been looking for the minimum requirements for certain weapons when using two hands. However, the wiki pages all simply report the base ...
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How much status damage (like bleed) do I need to deal to proc the effect (i.e. blood loss)?

I am a bit confused when it comes to the status effects like Frostbite or Bleed: I know that when I am at the receiving end of such damage, the meter at the bottom of the screen fills with each attack ...
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How do I fix this black border problem in games

In dark souls 3 for example, I have this problem: I have my display set to 1280x1024 on my desktop and I set the graphics xml of dark souls to the same graphics: And here are my nvidia settings: I ...
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Is there a catch with Hollowing? [duplicate]

In Dark Souls III you don't start hollowing until you ask Yoel of Londo to "draw your true strength", which in practice gives you up to 5 free levels at the cost of getting hollowing points each time ...
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PS4 – DLC installed on wrong version of game

There are two versions of Dark souls 3 on my PS4. The first disc version from when I borrowed it from my friend, and the second disc version that I bought for myself afterwards. I use the second ...
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How do I kill the Abyss Watchers?

I have been trying so hard for a week and I can't figure out how to kill these guys. I can finish off the first phase but no matter how hard I try, I can't kill the fire dude! Does anyone know either ...
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How do I get to the other side of this bridge?

If you've been to the Undead settlement then you already know this. In the Undead Settlement at the Foot of the High Wall, there's a place with a bunch of dead pilgrims, except for that one sorcerer ...
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Where is the key to the guarded door?

So there's a locked door in the Tower on the Wall location that I can't find the key to. Whenever you go down the stairs and past the three hooded undead guys, you go down a ladder (or hole in the ...
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How am I supposed to put out fires?

Okay, so I finally made it to the Crucifixion Swamp and I found a writing that said if I put out three fires then I'll be able to reach Wolf Blood. How am I supposed to do that? I tried using slugs, I ...
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What attributes should I invest in for pyromancer build?

I'm a Pyromancer and I have Vigor 18, Attunement 13, Endurance 10, Vitality 9, Strength 18, Dexterity 14, Intelligence 14, Faith 14, and Luck 7. The farthest I've gotten is Vordt of Boreal Valley and ...
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Is there any way that I can use non-class weapons as a Pyromancer?

If I were a certain class, and there was a piece of equipment that I wanted to use but I couldn't because I'm not the right class, is there any way I can use that equipment? I think that if I level up ...
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Why is my second playthrough different and harder?

I was playing as a Thief. Everything was going fine, I had some pretty good items (even though I was only at the beginning at the game), and I had been getting pretty close to beating the second boss, ...
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What does Dark Souls 3's Season Pass do?

I'm fairly new to Season passes and how they work. Looking at Steam today, I noticed that there's a great sale on Dark Souls 3 and it's DLCs. There are two alternatives: The base game and a Season ...
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What causes certain bosses to lose poise: to collapse for a brief moment allowing for critical hits / riposte?

When fighting various bosses I've noticed that by damaging(?) certain bosses can be poise-broken: they collapse for a brief moment allowing for a critical hit (like a riposte without parrying). It's ...
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How is Online Matchmaking calculated in Dark Souls 3?

Question I remember in DS1 matchmaking was linked to the maximum upgraded weapon you have in your inventory, but the streamers I follow only mention Soul Levels while playing online. Does Soul Level (...
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Is it possible to parry all melee attacks in PvP?

I'm practicing my parrying and notice, in PvP, that it's harder to parry the heavier weapons when wielded in two hands. Especially Ultra Greatswords and Maces I haven't yet been able to parry in PvP. ...
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8 Souls of a Great Champion while invading. Did I just get lucky?

I invaded some world and got destroyed by the host + 2 friends they summoned. However, while the host was summoning friends, I picked up what looked like a small bag made out of fabric from the ...
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Titanite slab glitch near havel knight Archdragon Peak [closed]

So I rushed over to the slab that is guarded by the havel knight as I wanted to grab it and run but was killed when I grabbed it. I went to the item, picked it up and didn't press ok before I died. I ...
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Does stamina recovery speed stack by wearing a Chloranthy Ring and a Grass Crest Shield?

Often I wear the following items in Dark Souls 3: Chloranthy Ring Raises stamina recovery speed. Grass Crest Shield The grass crest is lightly imbued with magic, which slightly speeds stamina ...
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List of equipment you can parry with in Dark Souls 3?

New to the soulsborne series, only played a little Bloodborne and just started Dark Souls 3. What is a list of equipment you can parry with? I assume the parrying mechanic is similar to gunshots in ...
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How many Titantite Slabs are in Dark Souls 3?

The DS3 Wiki states there are 15 total slabs possible. On my new-game character I have 5 fully upgraded weapons and 10 slabs, but I haven't defeated Midir, so Shira couldn't have given her slab to ...
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Dark Souls 3 DLCs cannot be installed on my PS4

I bought 2 DLCs for Dark Souls 3 for PS4 from Playstation Store. I downloaded them but they cannot be installed. I did not buy Dark Souls 3 from that online market, but I have physical copy. Is it a ...
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How to exit the estus soup room as a phantom?

I thought I'd be nice and show the host of embers the Undead Settlement estus soup room (the one you fall down into in the mid-area room with lots of hanging bodies). But I can't open the door, even ...
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Dodge goes in random directions

I'm playing Dark souls 3 on PC (using a a Dualshock 4 controller with DS4Windows) every time I try to “dodge” it goes in a random direction! Is this supposed to be happening, or is my controller ...
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DS3 weapon with all base effects

I have Chaos Drakeblood Greatsword and it has all but Dark effect. Is it possible to get to a weapon that would have all the effects?
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Why can't I be summoned in Dark Souls 3?

There was server maintenance done to the game about 2 days ago. I gave my girlfriend my copy of Dark Souls 3 because I also had a digital version and I planned on helping her through the beginning ...
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Who were the original Spears of the Church?

In the Ringed City DLC, you will come across the Spears of the Church, protecting their Lady Filianore. A small boss fight ensues, in which you kill the guardian Halflight and a player NPC. However, ...
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Why are the NPC summons for Dragonslayer Armour not appearing?

The two NPC summons that are available for the Dragonslayer Armour are not appearing. The fan site does not mention that any quest must be completed. One is supposed to be in the Shrine (physical - ...
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Is there a way to rid of “Notifications and announcements” message?

Every time I quit to the main menu to load another character there is "Notifications and announcements" message appears. Since I do it a lot this is very annoying. Is there a way to never see it again?...
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Is there any way of playing Dark Souls 3 LAN Multiplayer in PC?

I Play Dark Souls 1 in LAN with a friend used a steam emulator. Is any similar mode that can be done with dark souls 3?
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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 can I use the “frog jump” forward of Gael's Greatsword on PC?

Gael's Great Sword has two attacks: 1) Weapon Art + light attack (Left button of mouse) = The rolling attack 2) Weapon art + heavy attack (shift + left button of mouse) = The Frog Jump The problem ...
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What is the best weapon to fight the Dancer of Boreal Valley? [closed]

I have triggered the fight early, and am currently using the Grass Crest Shield, Astora Straight Sword and the Assassin armour set. I feel that the range of my sword is less. After dodging her attack, ...
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How start NG++ after completion of both DLC's

I have completed the game on new game plus and both dlc. I want to start a NG++ but how can I do that? I don't see the NG+ option no more at the bonfire.
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Is there a max width to the health bar?

In Dark Souls 3, the health bar gets longer and longer the more HP you have. Is there a maximum width to the health bar? If you only leveled up Vigor, what would happen to your health bar? Is there ...
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Are Dark Souls III PS4 Save Files Compatible Across Editions?

I have a PS4 save file created with the latest version of Dark Souls III. Can I install and launch the game from the Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades GOTY Edition disc and load that same save game?
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Collosal difference between FPS in Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III [duplicate]

I don't know if you here at Arquade SE accept technical questions, but I'm willing to try anyway. I am a huge Dark Souls fan, so naturally, I have all three games on my laptop. Before we go into my ...
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What are the giant slimy snake things?

In Dark Souls 3, there is a recurring enemy (normally appearing in Hollows) that explodes forth from an enemy, in the form of a giant, tar-like snake-creature. What are these enemies, and do they ...
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How do I access this location under the bridge in Dark Souls 3?

I've looked through a few walkthroughs, but have not found an answer on how to reach the Shiney under the bridge (to the right of my character, bottom of screen). This location is under the Dragon ...
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NPC killing, who can I kill without having to break questlines in Dark Souls 3?

I have seen this question Killing NPC's in Dark Souls but my problem is a bit different, I dont usually kill NPCs (I killed atleast 3 of them, morne, and 2 guys in the fire link shrine) then ...
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Can't summon multiple Phantoms in Anor Londo?

In Anor Londo, I can't seem to summon more than 1 friendly phantom at any given time. If I summon 1 phantom, all others disappear. Why can't I summon more than 1 phantom?
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Do I need to experience all endings on a single character for all achievements?

I have one more ending to experience to get the last of the 3 ending achievements. Do I need to experience it on the same character I did with the rest of my achievements? Or can I start a new ...
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Why/how do people have Ringed City weapons as early as Farron Keep?

I'm level 23, with a +1 Bastard Sword. Part of the Watch Dogs. I do pretty alright in PVP. But I do run into people with like the ringed knight set, the split leaf greatsword, and even a couple paired ...
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Which has a higher dps - Lightning Blade or Darkmoon Blade?

With 60 faith, which does more damage on average, Lightning Blade or Darkmoon blade?
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Max Farming in Dark Souls III

What is the maximum possible item discovery level in Dark Souls III, with 99 luck, Symbol of Avarice, etc. In short, every possible thing you can do to increase item discovery and what is the maximum ...
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How do phantoms affect item discovery?

I have leveled up to the point where I can barely be summoned as a Blade of the Darkmoon anymore, and in order to get the "Master of Miracles" achievement, I need to turn in thirty "Proof of a Concord ...
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How can I get a Proof of a Concord Well Kept?

I know how to obtain the normal version, but I have no clue how to get a Proof of a Concord Well Kept to drop for me in any way. How do I get one? I know that killing an invading dark spirit when ...
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What Genre is Dark Souls III?

Dark Souls III is an online game that follows a single player through a set storyline, but because it is also online I can't decide if it's an MMORPG or something else.