How did you kill Gwyn?

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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by psychichobo on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:02 pm

    I just kept luring him into awkward rock formations for a quick slap with the Arty greatsword. Used Havel's gear and child mask, cos I'm that cool.

    He still managed to grab me like 6 times though. Never saw the bloody thing coming.
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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Zeta Prime on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:09 pm

    I played offline on my first playthrough. my character used a divine claymore +9 a black knight shield the mask of the child and the silver knight armor. i only learned that you could parry gwyn when i saw an enb vid when he did it and i was surprised as hell. i fought gwyn like a man and dies countless times. having built faith builds in demons souls was a great help on my first darksouls playthrough


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Hue on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:10 pm

    MoC
    Xanthous set
    Grass crast
    Power Within
    Hornet Ring
    Zweihander
    TCC
    Crystal Magic Weapon

    *slash*, *slash*
    YOU DIED
    :|

    *slash*, *L1*, *kick* *mega stab*
    YOU DIED
    :|

    *slash*, *slash*, Power Within faster than finger
    YOU DIED
    :|

    *black knight*
    YOU DIED
    :|

    *jumpslash*, *grab* *BOOM*
    YOU DIED
    :|

    *sla-*, L2, A-HA! Triangle R1, *slash* *2h slash*
    YOU DIED
    :|

    *jumpsl-* L2 triangle R1, *sla-* L2, A-HA! Triangle R1
    Done
    bounce

    Yes, i'm just that mindless about retrying 50+ times
    And that iron armor just looked so good...


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by hey its andres on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:57 pm

    So it seems that most people just toughed it out with heavy armor lol! how naive we were.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by EeAyEss on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:58 pm

    To this day, I still don't parry him. It takes the fun away. silly


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by hey its andres on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:07 pm

    EeAyEss wrote:To this day, I still don't parry him. It takes the fun away. silly

    Agreed, I'll parry if I'm in a hurry or helping a host, but if I'm in the mood for an epic duel...masochist mode!
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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Hue on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:32 am

    hey its andres wrote:
    EeAyEss wrote:To this day, I still don't parry him. It takes the fun away. silly

    Agreed, I'll parry if I'm in a hurry or helping a host, but if I'm in the mood for an epic duel...masochist mode!

    Parrying is the easiest strategy, yet it's still (in my opinion) extremely hard, compared to other to other bosses, in NG+, it's even worse, as Gwyn is by then stronger and faster than pretty much any boss, one miss and i'm dead, either because i have light armor to dodge and get stunlocked, or have heavy armor to tank him and get grabbed

    When i try to not parry, i can usually land a single Zweihander hit, for barely 400 damage, before dying

    Hell, i can't think of any boss that is harder, others are tedious, but not really hard, Manus, Kalameet, 4 Kings, O&S. but Gwyn, even if you know his moveset, he could easily kick your shield away and stab you through the pillar for a 1-shot, or do his 1-hand slash before you can react


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by WandererReece on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:36 am

    I was mad when they nerfed Iron Flesh. That was the ultimate defense against almost everything, but the O + S part of the video is misleading. Even the pre-nerf Iron Flesh wasn't good against them.

    Also, the first time I defeated Gwyn I used Iron Flesh because I didn't patch my game yet. All the other times I summoned help.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Jester's Tears on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:32 pm

    I was so manly.
    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=274540307413885646

    'Enough said.
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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Djem on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:09 pm

    On my first playthrough I didn't even know what parry was...

    Oh the horror of fighting Gwyn. *sob*
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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by hey its andres on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:14 pm

    Just curious, did anyone try using magic, specifically sorceries and miracles?


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by morte on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:28 pm

    I knew WoTG and some others, but I never used them. Could never get the timing right to be far enough to cast but close enough for them to hit.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Infighter on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:57 pm

    I didn't use easy tactics to kill him, I wanted to pay him respect and honor his death by clashing swords in midst of battle


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by lordgodofhell on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:05 pm

    My first playthrough was a low poise (didn't know its mechanics) mid roll with like 60 strength lol.

    I used flash sweat and hid around that one big rock that most of us used as a shield our first times against him. Being low poise using ultra great weps was a TOUGH bout for me.

    Eventually, I maxed out full tattered with flame stone plate and favor rings with flash sweat doing mainly JUMP attacks 2 handed.

    I went thru all 20 flasks during my win against him as well as a few humanity.

    ...Then in new game plus for some reason I began parrying in pve. Gwynn hasn't been seen since.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by The_Red_Drifter on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:47 pm

    I didn't fight him until a technically second playthrough of the game, save game got corrupted right when I reached the end. Ended up going against him in Dragon form, with Lifehunt Scythe and summoned Solaire. Was going to strike fear into his heart, try to parry him (I already heard you could do it by this point), and I simply had Solaire there because I wanted him to succeed Gwyn in my place.

    Of course, none of that mattered. He focused on Solaire so I couldn't parry him, and I ended up killing him with repeated uses of G Combustion on a max Ascended Flame. Really depressing when Gwyn stops being threatening and starts dancing left and right.
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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Tolvo on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:48 pm

    Sunlight Spears are the way to go.

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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by swordiris on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:49 pm

    I'll be a man and admit this.

    Gwyn is the only boss I haven't killed solo and I'm on like my twelfth playthrough.

    Could just never beat him without a summon, hardest boss for me.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by hey its andres on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:33 am

    Without parrying, he is definitely one of the harder bosses. You might as well be fighting Manus if you fight Gwyn without parrying; both are quick, do a lot of damage, and move around fast enough to make slow attacks next to impossible.

    It's easy to see why so many of us had to use heavy armor and OP weapons to kill him on our first run.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by densetsushun on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:45 am

    This is why the DLC bosses are much fun, they have the same agro as Gwyn.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Mr. Tart on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:14 am

    I've never parried him. I've always been too careful to do so. Besides, i do not wish to insult the almighty Beard of Gwyn.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by Hue on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:07 am

    hey its andres wrote:Without parrying, he is definitely one of the harder bosses. You might as well be fighting Manus if you fight Gwyn without parrying; both are quick, do a lot of damage, and move around fast enough to make slow attacks next to impossible.

    It's easy to see why so many of us had to use heavy armor and OP weapons to kill him on our first run.

    Manus is much slower than Gwyn


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by morte on Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:05 am

    Not quite, gwyn is just smaller so he looks faster and is more agile, they both move at about the same speed. If gwyn were the size of manus instead of a man, he'd be a lot easier since there'd be more to slice up.


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    Re: How did you kill Gwyn?

    Post by hey its andres on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:57 pm

    I remember reading once that when the last boss is the size of you, you know sh-- is about to go down. So true.


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