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    Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:33 pm

    Well after losing my saved game many months ago - Although admittedly i had not gotten far - I have decided to load up and try again.

    After much deliberating i have decided this time round to go for a dex/int playstle as being able to move fast with and using a faster one handed sword with hopefully some magic thrown in seemed like a decent way to go.

    I have not yet decided on a weapon i had thought about a rapier but i did like my kick move when i played before.

    We shall see how i get along - Friday tomorrow and i have the weekend off work so i plan to drag myself off Guild Wars 2 and give this game another go - Hopefully the plan is to update you folks with my spectacular progress and if you do happen to invade me over the course of my journey please be gentle happy
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Specter737 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:48 pm

    I may be wrong about this, but I seem to remember Velka's Rapier scaling with INT...
    Anyways, I made a Dex/Int build in times past, and Velka's Rapier was part of my beast-mode gear, so maybe give it a try! It doesn't have the kick, but it does have a unique backwards strike that's pretty fun to use...

    Best of luck to you sir!


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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:47 am

    Well i am on my way just made it to Firelink.

    Started out with an Aimless Wanderer as it kinda fits where i am at the moment. Onward into the Undead Burg
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bamjam on Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:06 am

    I would say Velka's rapier also but as a backup weapon. and use a katana with crystal magic weapon as a main.
    Use your buffed katana till the buff runs out and switch to Velka's to finish the job.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:54 am

    Good advice guys thanks for the input - Productive morning so far T demon down and kicked the ladder.

    Feels good to be back in the groove - Heck i have even died fighting normal mobs....good times
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Siegfried. on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:05 am

    Wanderer's a good starting class for an Int/Dex build. Good call.

    Might I suggest the Balder Side Sword as your primary weapon? Or perhaps the Silver Knight Sword? Both deal good damage and scale well with dexterity, and both get the kick. The Balder Side Sword is easy enough to form from the Balder Knights in the Undead Parish and has been a killer tool for my ranger-style character -- I even managed to kill a glitched, lightning-claymore invader at level 35 with only a Balder Side Sword +5.

    Int/Dex builds are great for buffing, since Sorcery has three good buffs with multiple uses, so they're useful in PvE and PvP alike. You can absolutely thrash bosses with the spell Great Magic Weapon on a Balder Side Sword.

    It's a well-used weapon for a bunch of good reasons. Plus it looks pretty stylish, too.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:06 am

    Thanks once again - I am all about the style as i just got http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Fang+Boar+Helm happy

    Took myself up to the bell tower but they got the better of me - Took a break for football but will be on my way shortly.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:49 pm

    Ding Dong Ding Dong - Me and Mr Sunlight took down the gargoyles earlier - It was quite tough and alas he did not survive the encounter.

    I also met my first invader - He was not a very nice chap happy

    Oh well the only way is down from here.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Siegfried. on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:54 pm

    Most invaders around the Undead Burg/Parish/Lower Burg are absolute twats who glitch themselves endgame gear, unfortunately. This also applies to Blighttown and even a bit to Sen's Fortress. By the time you hit Anor Londo, though, you should be able to even the playing field nicely when it comes to the state of your gear.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:47 pm

    Was having some great fun then i met my old friend Mr Capra - I do not like him after 45 minutes i decided to walk away as the rage was coming happy
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:01 am

    Well thanks to a helpful player i managed to get past the Capra Demon, after several failed attempts this morning i decided to try reverse my hollowing and try a summon.

    Worked out great so big thanks to him.

    Now i am deep in the depths but i despair not because i just found a bonfire (Although i am hollow again thanks to some kind chap with a fiery axe)

    Were going underground....


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    Oh and i got my Balder Side Sword as well and got it +5 its very nice so thanks for the advice on that one.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Siegfried. on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:15 am

    By the way, after the Depths comes Blighttown. It's pretty rough, so you might want to try Darkroot Garden (just down from the blacksmith in the Parish) and returning to the Undead Asylum first.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by SlakeMoth on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:45 am

    Siegfried. wrote:By the way, after the Depths comes Blighttown. It's pretty rough, so you might want to try Darkroot Garden (just down from the blacksmith in the Parish) and returning to the Undead Asylum first.

    What!? While he's at it, he might as well take out Havel and the Hydra, oh and let's not forget the Asylum Demon's uglier brother in the Asylum. Walkovers, all of them, way easier than Blighttown.:roll:
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:58 am

    Lots of choices then - Managed to get my key to blightown.

    On way back to Firelink at the moment i missed the spider shield so i want to try and find that.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by SlakeMoth on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:09 am

    SlakeMoth wrote:
    Siegfried. wrote:By the way, after the Depths comes Blighttown. It's pretty rough, so you might want to try Darkroot Garden (just down from the blacksmith in the Parish) and returning to the Undead Asylum first.

    What!? While he's at it, he might as well take out Havel and the Hydra, oh and let's not forget the Asylum Demon's uglier brother in the Asylum. Walkovers, all of them, way easier than Blighttown.:roll:

    Apologies, my comments were 'tongue in cheek'.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Siegfried. on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:56 am

    I would certainly consider all those things easier than Blighttown, particularly Havel. There's a lot of good loot to be found from doing those sections, anyway, and the souls gained translate into additional levels and can ease the psychological torment that is Blighttown.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:30 pm

    Well i have taken down Havel and the Hydra, I also took myself back to the Asylum and picked up a peculiar doll (no idea what that is about) and a handy ring that lets me run about in the water. I tried a few times to take down the boss there but he just gave me the lol.

    Feeling pretty confident about going to Blightown now - although admittedly confidence is probably misguided. I will keep you posted.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:57 pm

    Well my Journey down into the swamp was not too bad more or less got down in one go - Which is a massive improvement on the last time i played when it took my days to get to the bottom bonfire.

    Took out Mrs Mildred so next on the list is Mrs Quelaag
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Ghadis_God on Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:21 pm

    You can stay behind the Stray Demon to beat him, he's tough as heck to fight head on.


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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:11 pm

    Well tonight did not go as planned. I got distracted slightly and went for a bit of a wander - Picked up a nice red dress and a few dragon scales then proceeded to get stuck in a tree for about 30 minutes looking for a way back to the 'safety' of the swamp.

    Eventally managed to get back to my beloved Blightown so tomorrow its time to go see her.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:28 am

    She was a tough fight - I wiped several times without really hurting her.

    Then i found the power within - magic weapon combo and she went down kinda easy. Took out Discharge as well - That armour set he guards is damn nice. Butterfly down as well just because i could.

    Balder Side Sword now at +8 and i am resting up at Andre's to prep myself for the journey into Sen's.
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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:01 am

    Fighting my way through Sen's i got this message anyone know what the story is.

    disasters are gone after the defeat of the great lord servant

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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by callipygias on Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:43 pm

    It means that the Gravelord that cursed your world was defeated by one of the players whose world he cursed. 99 times out of a hundred you'll see that message having never seen one of the Black Phantoms that are supposed to precede it. You never even know you were Gravelorded.

    Going through Sen's with your BSS already +8 is pretty good. You should be well ready for 0 & S when the time comes.


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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by Bawheidbob on Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:16 pm

    I found a lightning spear in Sen's and it seems to be just way overpowered compared to my sword. I have switched over to the spear for a while as it does hit pretty hard.

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    Re: Once more unto the breach

    Post by callipygias on Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:18 pm

    If your dex is fairly high your BSS might do better against the boss, especially its R2. Pretty heavy ltng. resist on 1 of the bosses.


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