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    The Spider Shield

    Post by Knight Alundil on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:17 pm

    Is there any other item thats found at a location (Not a drop) that there are two of?

    It really makes me ponder why this is the only piece of gear in the game that has two locations. Never mind that it has a spider on it and both the locations are next to blight town.

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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:25 pm

    That's a tough question. But I don't think so.

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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Knight Alundil on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:26 pm

    Always found it really odd. Why is there two? Why only the spider shield? WHAT THE *** DARK SOULS!?

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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:29 pm

    My best guess: Not everyone picks the Master Key+newbie players really suffer hell in Blighttown especially going in from the Depths=give them a 100% poison block shield in the area before Blighttown.

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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Knight Alundil on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:30 pm

    Since when did Dark Souls do things to help you out ? silly

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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Mr. Tart on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:31 pm

    Perhaps there's some story to it? People in blighttown used these shields because of the poisonous enviroment, and they just about managed to escape it after the chaos broke out, but did not get much further but rather faced their deaths?


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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:37 pm

    Reasoning:

    All starting classes (barring deprived) have their equipment sets, in full, throughout the game. Sometimes there's minor changes, like a Falchion instead of a Scimitar. So they could have had the bandit's complete set in the Depths before Blighttown (blight town is the only place it REALLY comes in handy), or, leave the bandits gear as is, and put in a 2nd shield.

    They should have just dropped the bandits full gear there and removed it from the Dragon bridge outside of New Londo.


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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Knight Alundil on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:53 pm

    It's really handy for the depths for people who arent great with rats and it's also rly handy under the red kite bridge where you first meet rats. Not really making a point here just saying big grin

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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by FruitPunchNinja on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:29 pm

    I also think it was for people who didn't pick master key, so they can have protection against the poison dart enemies. While Souls games don't make things easy for you, they do reward patience and planning. So people who noticed it and realized its benefits would make it through upper blighttown easier.
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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Ghadis_God on Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:55 am

    Besides the player character, a character of every class but the deprived ventured to Lordran and was overcome, dying and leaving their armor in places where you can find them. However, two Bandits went to Lordran. One died in the valley of the Drakes, while the other was likely killed by the Giant Rat in the Depths; you can see the battle axe stuck in its eye and the Spider Shield is also nearby.


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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by FinPeku on Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:10 am

    Knight Alundil wrote:Since when did Dark Souls do things to help you out ? silly
    Dark souls does a lot of things to help you out. You can summon npc's to help you in 10 boss fights. In two of those, you can summon 2 phantoms to help you. There is also the drake sword, which makes the early game enemies a joke. And when the drake sword isn't OP anymore, you get the lightning spear. Pyromancy can destroy almost any of the bosses and requires no stat investment (but attunement ofc). There is often more than one bonfire for each area (unlike in DeS), you can open shortcuts, skip a LOT of bosses, areas and enemies etc. etc.

    Dark souls is a challenging game, but overwhelming only if the player doesn't explore the world.

    It is not unreasonable to think the spider shield can be found in depths to help players. But why the whole bandit set isn't there, is odd.


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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Bcc17 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:19 am

    IV_Mark_VI wrote:Reasoning:

    All starting classes (barring deprived) have their equipment sets, in full, throughout the game. Sometimes there's minor changes, like a Falchion instead of a Scimitar. So they could have had the bandit's complete set in the Depths before Blighttown (blight town is the only place it REALLY comes in handy), or, leave the bandits gear as is, and put in a 2nd shield.

    They should have just dropped the bandits full gear there and removed it from the Dragon bridge outside of New Londo.

    Clerics don't start with the Priest's Hat.


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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Spurgun on Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:27 am

    I don't think the hunters start with their hat either.
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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Bcc17 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:44 am

    Spurgun wrote:I don't think the hunters start with their hat either.

    True, their hat is the Pharis one yes?


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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by callipygias on Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:46 pm

    Ghadis_God wrote: two Bandits went to Lordran. One died in the valley of the Drakes, while the other was likely killed by the Giant Rat in the Depths; you can see the battle axe stuck in its eye and the Spider Shield is also nearby.
    Never put that together for some reason. Always thought the axe was a funny little detail, but I never put it together with the Shield.


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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Knight Alundil on Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:06 pm

    Very good point with the axe. But it still begs the point, why did two of that specific class go?

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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by FruitPunchNinja on Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:49 pm

    Well there's also one of each class in the forest.
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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Uparkaam on Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:53 pm

    FruitPunchNinja wrote:Well there's also one of each class in the forest.

    Except warrior, wanderer, pyromancer and deprived.


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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by Knight Alundil on Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:24 pm

    Brainfarts.

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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by FruitPunchNinja on Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:05 pm

    Well i think the warrior is supposed to be the one with the knight armor, and the knight is supposed to be the one with the elite knight armor. Cause you're right they're the only missing ones, but those two enemies are the only other two. It is strange those are the only two classes that don't have their starting gear on.
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    Re: The Spider Shield

    Post by edgie_za on Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:33 am

    Knight Alundil wrote:Since when did Dark Souls do things to help you out ? silly



    amen to that... more like it kicka you when u down twisted


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