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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What does dipping my head in wax do?

So I'm in the Grand Archives, and I came across a pool of wax I can dunk my head into. When I do so, I get a nice fancy looking head covered in wax. So, that looks pretty fancy and all, but what ...
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Why do I sometimes regain an estus flask charge?

In Dark Souls 1 there was a similar mechanic where you would gain charges when someone "nearby" (as the game ruled) strengthed a bonfire. I don't see this mechanic yet in Dark Souls 3 and it seems to ...
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Where can I buy pants?

In previous Souls games, there is usually at least 1 vendor in the hub area. I've read online that the Handmaiden fills this role in Dark Souls 3 and sells all kinds of useful things, including ...
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What are the pros/cons of the Dark Sigil and Hollowing?

Yoel of Londor is at Firelink Shrine now, and offering me free levels. Some basic research indicates to me that if I accept them, I'll get a Dark Sigil, which causes me to Hollow on death. And ...
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How to cross lava?

Whats the best way to cross the lava in the Smouldering Lake area? I have tried using Red Bug Pellets and fire resistance gear. But it's not enough to get me back in one piece. Lava:
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What's going on with the fog at Firelink Shrine?

Sometimes when I return to Firelink Shrine, I try to leave it (via the front door that you first enter it from). Occasionally, there is grey fog blocking my path. Unlike boss door, I can't just press ...
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Why does my Xbox One controller not work on Dark Souls 3 PC?

I'm trying to play Dark Souls 3 on my PC and my controller is not detected at all. My controller is able to navigate Steam's Big Picture mode just fine, so I don't think this is a problem with my ...
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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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Is the runic writing in the Dark Souls series based on anything?

I've seen in other game series that an in-game language corresponds to some real-life language, such as the various forms of Hylian in the Legend of Zelda series. I had never questioned that the runes ...
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What are the consequences of message ratings, protection and dissapearing messages.

Sometimes a message appears in-game: "Someone has rated your message" and this glance appears on your character. What are the benefits/downsides of someone approving or disapproving your written ...
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What does Frostbite do?

I recently acquired the Irithyll Straight Sword and see that it does Frost damage. When fighting a boss, I noticed that eventually gave me Frostbite, though I have no idea what Frostbite actually does....
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How does summoning players for bosses affect boss stats?

When fighting bosses, it's fairly obvious that summoning four other players will increase the bosses' total health by quite a bit, but what exactly is happening here? Does each summoned player ...
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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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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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How many different types of enemies are in Dark Souls 3?

Don't ask why, but I want to count different types of enemies in Dark Souls 3. It is easy to use this wiki and count that there are 19 bosses and 4 minibosses. But usual enemies are present at ...
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Do I need upgraded rings for the achievement?

There is an achievement which can be completed by collecting all rings. Does this mean that I also need to collect the upgraded versions (+1, +2) of the rings which can only be found in NG+? Or is ...
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What are conditions to get NPC invasion at Dark Souls 3?

What are conditions to get NPC invasion at Dark Souls 3? I saw invastion by Holy Knight Hodrick in this video, so I tried to reproduce it. I went to this area and ate Ember... and nothing happend, I ...
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What does the medallion next to a message signify?

In Dark Souls 3 (and some of the previous games in the series, if I remember correctly), messages on the ground have a "medallion" to the left of the message text, as pictured below: The majority of ...
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How does 2-handing a weapon affect damage?

I imagine this answer might get complicated depending on how the weapon is infused and which stats scale it, but maybe not. Obviously, I don't really understand how one-handing vs two-handing affect ...
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Are there any optional areas?

So I just arrived at what I assume is the last area of the game, but I know Souls games always have an optional area or two, like Ash Lake in Dark Souls 1. I've come across at least two so far (one ...
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How do I maximize my chances of being summoned in Blades of the Darkmoon/Blue Sentinels?

I've seen the subject of covenant auto-summons being discussed on multiple different forums. From the threads that I've read, I gathered that the community has agreed upon an ideal location, maximum ...
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How are illusionary walls working?

In Dark Souls 1 illusions could be detected by rolling into them or hitting them. In Dark Souls 2 you had to press the "Activate" key to remove illusions. How does this gameplay mechanic work in Dark ...
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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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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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Complex message templates in Dark Souls 3

Occasionally I come across messages which seem to follow a template which I don't have available to me (for example, see the below screenshot). How do you leave messages like this? Can you acquire ...
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Are there any special challenges with non-trophy incentives?

I recall in Dark Souls 2 there being special rings granted to the player for beating a play through without dying and also beating the game without using a bonfire. The map of flames in Majula would ...
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Are developer messages useful?

I've found out on wiki that Seek Guidance miracle allows player to see hidden messages from developers. Are these messages helpful? Do they contain any lore info? Where can I find them? Is there ...
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Why can't I talk to this character anymore?

Every so often the pilgrim from Yondor would give me a free level. I know that it's somehow linked to my "hallow level" but that's a question for another time. I was having a really hard time with ...
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What does this text mean on the Apocalypse edition cover?

Pre-ordered Dark Souls 3, got the same cover as the one below. What language is it, and what does it mean?
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Death count in Dark Souls 3

Is there any way to know how many times have you died in game? (Well, I know that answer is "a lot", but I'm in search for exact number) I remember in DS2 there was monument in Majula with such info. ...
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Where did Lothric Wyvern go?

At High Wall of Lothric in Dark Souls 3 you encounter a dragon (Lothric Wyvern). At least that was a case for me at the begining of the game. I collected all loot near it, but I never touched the ...
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Will changing clothes last minute help me get more souls?

I'm mostly concerned about bosses, but I guess this could apply to other enemies too. Upon killing most bosses, they usually have some dramatic death animation, and only when it's totally finished ...
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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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How do estus charges work?

Can anyone advise how Estus Charges work? I have an Estus Flask 10+7, but I'm not sure what the "+7" means. Does it mean I get 17 uses of it? Because after 10 uses I'm no longer able to drink the ...
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How do I get Vordt's Hammer?

I got the soul of Vordt after killing him, but I read in the wiki that his hammer can be made using it. But when I try to use it I get 2000 souls but no hammer. I am new to the souls games. How do I ...
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Does Dark Souls III follow Dark Souls and Dark Souls II in the storyline?

Is there a significant storyline that progresses from the first game to the third game? Such a story line would cause a player who started with the first game to be incredibly confused, and causing ...
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How to PvP in Dark Souls 3?

I just bought Dark Souls 3 for PS4 and played like 3 hours. But I cant seem to find PvP option in the menus. Do I have to finish the campaign first? Can someone tell me how to access PvP from scratch?...
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Does covenant rank progression reset on starting a new game cycle?

I've been playing offline and decided to start the long and arduous grind for the various spells and rings associated with covenants. I decided to cash in on a few once I got ten of each of some of ...
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How to Use Way of White Circlet

At the beginning of the game, starting as a Knight, I have a usable item called "Way of White Circlet". Despite the name, you can't equip it as a headgear item, and it is unusable by default, ...
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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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Is there a pattern in prases of Snuggly the Crow in the Dark Souls 3?

Snuggly the Crow when you give him a correct item will cry either "Pickle Pee, Pickle Pee" or "Pump-a-Rum, Pump-a-Rum". Is there any correspondence between the phrase it chose to cry and the item you ...
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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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Can I see my own name?

I know, that censorship is really weird in DS3. For example, word 'Knight' in character name becomes 'K***ht'. I'm going to create new character with fancy name and I'm afraid that name will be ...
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Can I report a cheater in Dark Souls 3?

Yesterday I got invaded by some guy I could not deal any damage to him at all. He didn't even attempt to dodge or block my attacks. I think he could be a cheater. I understand that due to game ...
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Why does Ariandel keep the flame from going out?

"I see flame. Flame, flickering, once again. Not enough blood yet shed. My flail... Bring me my flail..." Why does Ariandel keep the flame from flickering? Isn't that what he and Friede wanted in the ...
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How do I abolish sin in Dark Souls 3

Over there in the shadow lurks a lonely knight. It took three arrows in the head before I realized it was Anri. Now my favorite NPC goes on a murderous rampage at the very sight of me. How do I fix ...
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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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Can you 100% complete Dark Souls 3 using only melee weapon?

As far as I remember, one can 100% complete dark souls 1 using only melee weapon, that means to reach and kill every boss and find every item without using spells, bows, throwing knives and stuff like ...
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Where is the cell “old cell key” unlocks?

I found "old cell key", but I can't find that "old cell". Where is it? This is crazy but it seems like everybody in the internet shows how to find the key (which is super easy with out any hints), ...
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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 ...