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Where does the term "Praise the Sun" come from?

From here: If you delve into the lore of Dark Souls (which is filled out by fans of the series), it's widely believed that the sun is a deity in the Dark Souls universe and it's even possible to ...
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How is Smough's name pronounced?

According to https://darksouls.fandom.com/wiki/Executioner_Smough In the code for the Japanese version of the game, Smough's name is displayed as '処刑者スモウ', which translates to read as 'Executioner ...
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Is there an advantage to playing as Deprived?

The Deprived class's sole "advantage", if you can call it that, is that they have all-around stats at the beginning. While you certainly aren't given the equipment, you have the stat capabilities to ...
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What are these white rings in the Undead parish?

These are Resonance Rings: Resonance Rings appear in an area where another player has recently used a miracle. It is possible to find multiple Resonace Rings at once. Resonance rings appear as ...
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How many difficulty modes does Dark Souls 1 have?

The "++" you are seeing are known as New Game Plus and the difficulty increase with each run through up to 6 times After the ending of the game a new game will start. This is called New Game Plus (...
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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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How does the choice between Kaathe and Frampt affect the game?

Having asked multiple questions, I'll try to answer broadly. The gameplay won't be affected by choosing Frampt or Kaathe. Kaathe encourages invasions, but you're still able to invade whenever you like....
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Which boss in Dark Souls can be buffed by a Channeler?

This is the Gaping Dragon Remember to take out the Channeler before you fight this boss. There is a Channeler located near a group of large rats near the top of the wall overlooking the eventual ...
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Do bosses respawn in Dark Souls?

In conjunction with zero298's answer, a "boss" enemy is any enemy that has a static, on-screen health bar. These bosses will only spawn once per new game. Only entering a new game+ will allow them to ...
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Is there a way to tell which chests are mimics?

Yes, there are a few ways to distinguish mimics from real chests: The first clue in Dark Souls 1 is the chain. It is round and points towards the back of the chest for normal chests, but straighter ...
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I pushed Knight Lautrec of Carim off a cliff, how to get the loot?

It is enough to reload your save after pushing him off the Cliff. After reloading his loot will be right where he was.
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I can't find the name of a mysterious analysis tool

This is a debug version of the game that was accidentally made public. There's very little information due to it's (illegal?) nature but you can find it floating around. There's a wiki for it: http://...
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How do I know what stat requirements for a weapon are?

If you bring up the weapon in your inventory and press the "Toggle Display" key, you can bring up a screen that shows you the details of the weapon. The required stats are visible on this screen ...
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Is the dark souls pc port better now than it was at it's initial release?

Yes. The PC version has been updated at least twice. The first patch removed Games for Windows Live DRM, the second one disabled multiplayer region lock and fixed the crash that could occur when ...
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Upgrading pyromancy flame without the two NPCs?

There is a third NPC who can upgrade your pyromancy flame besides Eingyi (the egg guy) and Laurentius. Quelana of Izalith will appear in the poison swamp in Blighttown near the Quelaag boss arena, ...
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Does the Crestfallen Warrior have any plot relevance, or provide any rewards?

Crestfallen Warrior has no relevance to the plot, has no questlines, and doesn't offer you any reward of any kind if you keep him alive or remove his hostile status. The only thing you'd really miss ...
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Do bosses respawn in Dark Souls?

Bosses will respawn after you beat the game and move to New Game+. They will of course also be stronger. So will all enemies. If you just want to fight the boss again, you could lay down your soap ...
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How common are invasions when playing as human?

There are multiple factors for this: Your network setup The level you're at relative to the area How long you hang around the area before killing the boss The area itself Your network setup Dark ...
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What is the limit of Estus flasks?

No, you cannot have more than 20 flask charges. You will have 20 charges after resting at +3 Bonfire (Kindled 3 times). However, you can get extra charge if some other player kindles a bonfire in ...
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What's with the peaceful demonic statues in Dark Souls?

There is nothing special about these statues. It's been quite a while since I've played through Dark Souls 1 and I can't test if there is anything special about the statue right now. It could also ...
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Dark Souls - busiest platform?

I don't think this will be very easy to answer since finding numbers like ones you are asking for can be difficult. I have found so far that Steam provides some information like this. They list the ...
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Dark Souls - busiest platform?

As someone currently playing through the game for the first time on PC, I can say that there is definitely a thriving online community there right now. I always have options for summoning other ...
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DLC not accessible

As mentioned by Ben as a comment to my question, I checked if I could manually install the DLC. In "Games & Apps" on the Xbox One there was no DLC in the category "Ready to install". However, ...
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What sparked the first flame?

As stated in the comments, answering this is going to be rife with speculation, so I'll avoid that by saying this: We don't know. Over the years, there has been many questions about the cycle, what ...
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How to disable online in Dark Souls 1 while keeping Steam online?

Well apparently Dark Souls goes through Steam for multiplayer because of how it used to use GFWL. According to this post, you would need to block port 3074 to block off multiplayer. A pretty simple ...
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What is Dark Souls' frame rate on PS3 and Xbox 360?

I don't know about Xbox 360 but on PS3 it has 30 fps at 720p.
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Is there any clue as to who the owner of the "Elite Knight Armour" Set might be?

I think item description is pretty clear on it: Armor of a nameless knight, perhaps an elite knight of Astora, based on the fire-warding heraldic symbol on its blue surcoat. Although he was loath to ...
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Is this fall from Firelink Shrine to Valley of Drakes survivable?

This fall is not survivable, normally. Fall Control does not let you fall further. It only eliminates the damage if it is a survivable fall source. However, there is a Fall Control Exploit that can ...
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