Slimes vs. Leeches

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    Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:14 pm

    It seems people really like the Slimes in the Depths for farming titanite. Why is that, they can be a pain to kill and they rarely drop anything?

    The Leeches drop titanite like it's going out of style, am I missing something?

    Note: I know I can just buy the stuff, but I'm just posing a question here.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by RedderAI on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:16 pm

    I always hated the slimes. Leeches are more plentiful and they drop titanite like no other.
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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by EeAyEss on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:21 pm

    I'm more partial to leeches, but I often farm slimes instead because I don't want to travel all the way back to the Asylum then all the way across Blighttown to farm so leeches. I'm only going to use the items till Anor Londo, and then I can buy the materials there.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Azamuth on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:26 pm

    I simply rather farm the slimes because I'm too lazy to bother running all the way back up to Andre or whoever else it is to just ascend, and then go back to farming. Plus I really don't like being poisoned, so I'd rather just stay in the Depths and farm me some slimes while waiting for jolly co-op


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:31 pm

    But the drop rate is just foul. If you just dedicate a little while to farming Leeches you could have enough L. titanite to last you for a good while, and green titanite? You're set for 2 playthroughs at least.

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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Sentiel on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:48 pm

    Slimes are harmless, easy to kill, close to bonfire and very weak to fire.
    They have lower drop rate.

    Leeches are further away from bonfire, meaning some traveling, especially through poison swamp and they actually can kill you if you do something silly.
    They drop titanite like crazy and drop Green titanite Shards in stacks of five, which is very usefull.


    If I'm PvP ready and have Gaping Dragon alive, I farm slimes and welcome occasional invader. If not, leeches all the way. Just have to stack on Homeward Bones.

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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by LunarFog on Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:06 pm

    They both have their ups and downs. In the Depths you can do a farming run of about a dozen slimes faster than you can hold your breath. But they're strong against physical damage.

    The leeches have a higher drop rate I think, and they're weaker, and there's more of them but you have to travel farther to get them and deal with the poison swamp

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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Ghadis_God on Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:14 pm

    If you have pyro the slimes are easy, but they still have terrible drop rates. I always farm the leeches, the only problem being that you need the rusted ring, which means there's no room for the Gold Serpent one if you're using FaP.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:48 pm

    I tend to farm leeches more often since they have a higher drop rate. It takes a bit longer but at least you're more likely to get a drop from them. Last time I farmed slimes it could take more than three runs before they finally dropped something that just got aggravating.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Sentiel on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:20 pm

    Ghadis_God wrote:If you have pyro the slimes are easy, but they still have terrible drop rates. I always farm the leeches, the only problem being that you need the rusted ring, which means there's no room for the Gold Serpent one if you're using FaP.
    Elemental weapons, especially Fire ones, work well too.
    Magic is also an option, but it does less damage.

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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Hue on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:21 am

    I farm phalanxes for souls and go buy all of this from Gough and the Giant Blacksmith.

    But i'd go for slimes because they're weak to fire, are close to the bonfire, and you don't get poisoned every *** 10 seconds and spammed by mosquitos
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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by raecor14 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:24 am

    slimes USED to be the first thing you got too meaning you could have a +10 weapon for queelag, but now most people skip the dpeths or just go in for the emeber.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Sloth9230 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:34 am

    I farm the Balder Knights in Sens while I do some co-op. I'll break any useless chunks I get in the Great Hollow for green titanite if I'm not in the mood to farm the slugs.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:32 am

    Why are people bothered about getting poisoned in the swamp? Poison hardly hurts at all. I would understand if the gripe was that the swamp slows you down (sans Rusted Ring) but not the poison.

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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Tolvo on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:39 am

    Leeches, Slimes are way easier to kill. I always seems to get a lot more shards though from the leeches.
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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Ashran on Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:16 pm

    Well, i was farming in the swamp while waiting for getting summoned with my sunbro. I one shot kill them and they actually have a very good drop rate. But the slimes... You have a lot near the bonfire, can wait to be summoned too... Idk, both are good.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Casdman on Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:02 pm

    I allways farmed the slimes, but I never knew the leaches drop rate was THAT much higher. Guess ima go farm the leaches instead now, thanks for the thread XD

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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:46 pm

    Definitely the Leeches, but the slimes I used to farm for awhile just to get a weapon to +8/+9 before heading through blighttown.

    The iron ring isn't necessary imo; it adds a bit of time, but not that much.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Aznul on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:56 pm

    If you have any item discovery at all the leeches drop tons of titanite. They are also significantly less damage resistant than the slimes. Why would you fight something that takes half as much damage and hides on the ceiling, for less than half the loot? Laziness (since the blighttown swamp cannot be directly warped to), or dependancy on a ring (since the optimal way to farm leeches would involve both the rusted iron ring and the covetous gold serpent ring).

    Leeches are more numerous, easier to spot, easier to kill, and drop more. As long as you can afford to use the right rings and bring a way to cure poison, you should definitely go with the leeches.


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    Re: Slimes vs. Leeches

    Post by Cjfthistle on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:10 am

    I get to the Depths, pick up the large ember, then farm slimes for 1 large titanite for each item I want ascended. Then I see Andre before I run off to Blghttown, farm the leeches and get them to +10 at the bonfire.

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