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    Upgrage Help

    Post by SiKFreK on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:49 pm

    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post on this forum, so I would like to say hi.

    I have been playing Dark Souls now for about 2 weeks, and I am currently in Anor Londo and have JUST reached the Giant Blacksmith. This is big deal for me because about a week ago I was buying stuff from the first blacksmith in the Undead Parish when my 4 year old son came by and bumped my r1 button plunging me into a fight with him. he is now dead and of no use... I want to upgrade my Iaito past +5 as well as some other weapons but mainly just the Iaito for right now. When I try and reinforce with the Giant my Iaito and my Claymore are both unavailable... is this because they are both already plus 5? How do I upgrade past +5 with no Andre?

    lease help if you can!

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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:51 pm

    Cant upgrade past 5 without him sorry sad ng+ is where you need to head. Or get someone to help you out in trading.

    Ps. Next time you get in a fight with a npc... Run away and repent your sins to make them friendly again.


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Teh_hapy_octopus on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:51 pm

    there is no way. sorry but your playthrough is messed up


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:55 pm

    You'll have to live off of weapons you find, or weapons that upgrade using twinkling titanite.

    I'd recommend delving into black knight/silver knight weapons in that situation, or upgrading weapons down the Fire upgrade path or maybe magic (if you're using a INT build kinda thing.

    What stats do you have?


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by SiKFreK on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:57 pm

    Well Right now I am around level 60 with pretty even stats. I have 22 vit, 21 dex, 22 str, 16 int, 20 endurance.... Is my game really screwed from here cause he is dead? that is a SERIOUS drag if thats the case....
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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:59 pm

    nope, just rely on Twinkling titanite weapons like Silver Knight_____, Black knight ____, etc


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Whknight on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:59 pm

    It's not completely screwed up but it hurts you alot, Mildred's advice is perfect.

    What system are you on, if you are on PSN you are in great luck I imagine you could get some stuff from her. If you are on XBL it may be a little harder but we help as well.


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by RANT on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:00 pm

    you can still go with fire and chaos which is all you need, the smith is in the catacombs by the way.


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:01 pm

    Trading area! Some nice soul will help you with afew +15 or +5 elemental weapons, that will get you to ng+ fine.


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by SiKFreK on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:01 pm

    I am on PS3. How do you trade with people for stuff?


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Whknight on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:03 pm

    From your stat balance I recommend swords, particularly Longsword/Claymore and if you keep them that low Silver Knights Sword+5 is really strong and more DEX based.

    You use a white or red soapstone and get summoned or you find the sign of a person you have talked to and drop the item being traded and then leave. I'm sure Mildred can hook you up with some stuff, if not she can put it on my tab :p


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:10 pm

    Longsword and claymore are out of the question since they would max at +5

    You can drop items while a phantom, aswell as pick up (that the host has dropped atleast) so once you are summoned on arrangement (to the right persons world) you simply drop your end of the bargain and trade. (hopfully the host is nice and doesn't screw you over with some Rubbish..literally..hasn't happened to me though.)


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by theGentleman on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:11 pm

    I jump at the opportunity to restart on a new character, I know it sounds like a drag but if this is your first playthrough it is fairly common for people to quit about as far as you are and restart now that they have learned the ropes.

    Also, never back down from a fight (even with a much needed blacksmith) and never repent. It shows weakness and the hollowed can smell it.

    That being said, There is no official trading mechanism in the game but you can list what you feel you need on these forums and I am sure most of us would be willing to be summoned/invade and drop you some resources. I include myself in the list of people willing. Just PM anybody who volunteers.
    Some of us might want a duel in exchange for the extra help. Possibly myself. Proper Bow
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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Whknight on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:15 pm

    I ment him trading for one that is +10-15, trading is really his only option if he wants to use normal path weapons and still have scaling.


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by SiKFreK on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:15 pm

    Well, if you know of anyone that is willing I am looking for an uchigat or Iaito that is at least +10? I want to go the lighting upgrade route... Thanks everyone for all the advice, I really appreciate it.

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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:17 pm

    *sigh* another Lightning Uchi user, when will Lordran be pure again? :cry:


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:19 pm

    Yarxov wrote:*sigh* another Lightning Uchi user, when will Lordran be pure again? :cry:

    normally i'd agree but lets be fair, was either that or another BKGA user, which do you want? silly


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by theGentleman on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:22 pm

    Ethically, I have reservations about handing over a lightning Uchi.
    Unfortunately, now until monday is no good for me due to familial obligations. PM me around that time if you are still looking. I have a lightning UChi +5 that I am embarrassed to possess - but it's going to cost you a fight.
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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by SiKFreK on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:28 pm

    To be fair, I have not invaded anyone yet, and my original and still primary is a raw +5 claymore. But Andre is dead and that means I'm screwed... Partially anyways. I was going for a maxed out raw claymore and a maxed out magic long sword. When I found out no Andre means I'm hurt with upgrades, I wanted to go with a lightning katana cause of the good amt of damage. Plus the des scale kinda fit with where I am in the first place...

    I really don't want to start over now, so I will do what I can. If someone wants to do a trade please let me know. I will trade what I can. Thanks again for the help. Any other weapons advice on my situation is greatly appreciated.


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by SiKFreK on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:30 pm

    What is a BKGA? And why do ppl not like lightning Iaito/Uchigat?


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:31 pm

    Some ppl dont like other ppl playing how they want... That is the only problem with lightning weapons.

    Black knight great axe = bkga


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Whknight on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:32 pm

    Raw is a bad way to upgrade, it's really only useful when you have really low stats. You can still do a magic sword if you bought the smithbox, or even trade for a +5 sword. The new londo blacksmith will make that.


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:34 pm

    Lightning Uchi's are really,really overused. (Really) With a decent Stunlock and speed
    BKGA does a lot of damage with stunlock (meaning X hit[s] = Combo= Dead)

    @ Serious, BKGA is easier to parry though :3


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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:39 pm

    If lightning uchi is OP then all weapons are OP and we may aswell roll around naked having fist fights.

    Fact. Lightning is weaker than +15 so you are weaker than my +15 uchi if you use a lightning 1.



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    Re: Upgrage Help

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:40 pm

    Which is why I don't use it. (+15 is largly dependent on stats) My primary argument is that its overused.


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