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What does dipping my head in wax do?

The waxed head will make you immune to the damage and curses those Ghost Hands inflict, as seen below. The buff only lasts for a few minutes, but there's a couple pools spread throughout the grand ...
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What's going on with the fog at Firelink Shrine?

It is to cut load times when traveling to Firelink Shrine. Since all of the services (leveling up, merchant, blacksmith) are inside of the shrine, the player has to travel back every time they want to ...
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How am I supposed to put out fires?

You are probably trying to put out the wrong fires. Quest fires are interactable objects looking like bowls with flames. When you are close, the prompt "Extinguish flame" is shown:
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Why does my Xbox One controller not work on Dark Souls 3 PC?

The game does not handle multiple controllers well, so another plugged in controller may be taking priority. Make sure you unplug any other controllers/usb devices, like flight sticks, joysticks, USB ...
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Dodge goes in random directions

If you press dodge without any directional input, your character will do a backstep. If you press dodge while moving in any direction (or just quickly pressing towards that direction), you'll do a ...
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How do estus charges work?

The +7 next to your Estus Flask doesn't have anything to do with how many times you can use the flask, it indicates how strong it is (aka how much HP or FP it restores per use). The 10 is your number ...
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How many different types of enemies are in Dark Souls 3?

Based on that wiki page I've prepared a small script which kindly trimmed and deduplicated the names of enemies, and then counted them. My result is a total of 90 111 (updated with invaders) 141 with ...
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Is it necessary to play Dark Souls I / II before I play III?

No, it's not necessary. You are able to complete DS3 and understand it till some point without any background in series. But experience with previous games will help you: in understanding basic game ...
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Dodge goes in random directions

If you're playing with a DualShock 4 controller or another non-standard controller, and you're using an app like DS4Windows to process its input, be aware that it might cause unexpected input latency ...
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Where can I buy pants?

Yes, the Handmaiden NPC is in Firelink Shrine but she is very hard to see. She can be found between the central bonfire and the blacksmith. She's an older woman in dark robes seated in a small hallway....
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Why do I sometimes regain an estus flask charge?

Ways to recover Estus Flasks source: Dying Resting at a Bonfire Having another player rate your message. Killing enemies. Tougher enemies increase the chance of having an Estus Flask restored. ...
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What are conditions to get NPC invasion at Dark Souls 3?

There are two requirements to be invaded by NPCs: You need to be embered and the area boss needs to still be alive. If the invasion doesn't happen, you probably already defeated the boss. In the ...
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What are the pros/cons of the Dark Sigil and Hollowing?

Yeah, aside from the appearance, nothing really changes. All rumors about losing souls if we die with a hollowing level of 99 (which is the max) are FALSE! I just tried, having a hollowing level ...
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Are there any optional areas?

There are 4 optional areas: Smouldering lake - get here from climbing down the broken rope bridge in catacombs of carthus. Consumed King's Garden - after the Dancer of the Boreal Valley boss, head ...
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What are the consequences of message ratings, protection and dissapearing messages.

Someone approving your message gives you a heal (as well as a warm fuzzy feeling). When the message pops up, there's a glow about your character that reminds me of the glow you get when drinking, or ...
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How do I get Vordt's Hammer?

Soul Transposition in Dark Souls 3 is the process of converting a Boss Soul into a Weapon, or Ring. In order to create items you must have the specific Boss Soul, you must have the Transposing Kiln ...
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Why can't I talk to this character anymore?

Yoel of Londor will die after you Draw out True Strength five times (aka free levels), or reach the catacombs, whatever comes first. Yuria of Londor will show up after he dies, and will sell the same ...
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What happened to the Dancer of the Boreal Valley after I defeated Aldrich, the devourer of souls?

The room you are talking about (with two elevators leading to the Sun Princess Ring) is not Lothric Castle -- it is Aldritch's boss room in Anor Londo. To find the Dancer of the Boreal Valley again, ...
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Does Dark Souls III follow Dark Souls and Dark Souls II in the storyline?

Basically; no. While the story might share similarities through the references of "the old gods" and the "chosen one", with perhaps a few old faces thrown in, the story of DkS1, DkS2, and now DkS3 ...
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What does this text mean on the Apocalypse edition cover?

It's Russian, means "Prohibited for children." I guess you have the Russian release of the game. Also, as a little side note - in some countries it is actually illegal to sell M-rated games to ...
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How to cross lava?

You have the right idea... just keep stacking. Bug pellets, best FIre resist gear you have***, all resist ring, fire resist ring, probably the best one though is the pyromancy flash sweat. ...
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How do I abolish sin in Dark Souls 3

The statue of Velka will allow you to absolve your sins at the cost of souls.
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Is the runic writing in the Dark Souls series based on anything?

TL;DR: looks like more than one language (or character set) are used. One of them could be based on Futhark Well, I did quite a bit of research. I have installed DS1, DS2:SOTFS and DS3 (as every ...
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Complex message templates in Dark Souls 3

While in the message menu, press "Y" (Xbox) or Triangle (PlayStation) to cycle through the different template/gesture combinations. This includes the "simple" template (one phrase with a blank to ...
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Do I need upgraded rings for the achievement?

Yes, you need all the rings versions to get this achievement. That means, you can't get it until NG++. From Achievements: Master of Rings Acquire all 107 rings. (NG++ Required)
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What Genre is Dark Souls III?

Dark soul is NOT a MMORPG, it is simply a fantasy rpg action game that can also be played online. This quote from wikipedia will help you understand what a MMORPG actually is: MMORPGs are ...
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Target lock/release on XBox 360 controller

It's the other R button: clicking the right control stick into the controller.
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Does covenant rank progression reset on starting a new game cycle?

Covenant rank progression carries over to new game according to the Dark Souls 3 Wiki What carries over to New Game Plus: Covenant allegiance. All your consumables, armor, weapons, ...
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Where did Lothric Wyvern go?

Well first off, If you wanted to kill it you couldn't. If you do enough damage to it (when you have it on High Wall of Lothric) it will simply fly away leaving a Large Titanite Shard behind. To me the ...
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How does summoning players for bosses affect boss stats?

Each summoned player, or NPC will fractionally increase the health of the boss. I don't know offhand by how much for each summon. You can have up to three summons. Basically, it's there to make sure ...
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