Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

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    Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Wolfkeys on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:56 am

    Hi, i've recently gotten back to Dark Souls and completed the playthrough.
    It does get difficult but ng+ and onwards is kind of the same so i wanted to try something new, heard that people do SL1 playthroughs and i want to try it out too!

    So what would be the best way to do this? As in what things should i equip etc.
    I've done a little bit of the game so far, i'm a pyromancer with a battle axe+5 with the grass crest shield, i'm wearing the slumbering dragoncrest ring (Silence ring) and Havel's Ring.

    I know pyromancy is a great help so i'm going to max out the hand, what would be the best pyromancies? i'm thinking great combustion and fire tempest (although that will have to wait till i progress further...right? :roll: ).

    Besides the battle axe i do have other weapons such as the reinforced club +5 and the hand axe +5, i'll upgrade them to elemental weapons so they don't scale but what elements should i turn them to. Fire or Electric or even Chaos (Electric and Chaos will have to come later, i've only just beat the tauros demon).

    I also want to some slightly more poweful weapons that i'll need to 2h, you know.. for a bit of extra damage when i need it, any suggestions?

    So far i'm in the burg, as i mentioned above just slayed the Tauros demon
    twisted and have been helping out other players as a phanton and attempting to defend them from low lvl greifers lol.


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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:04 am

    Great combustion and the lightning reinforced club got me through most of my sl1 playthrough. you can get the pyro fairly early on if you got the master key. It's dear to upgrade it though, about 350K in total to +5 ascended flame it.


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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Wolfkeys on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:12 am

    Hmmm around 350k?
    Besides making the forest hunters fall to their death any other decent ways to farm souls at an early level?
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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:39 am

    Wolfkeys wrote:Hmmm around 350k?
    Besides making the forest hunters fall to their death any other decent ways to farm souls at an early level?



    You can do what i did, join the forest cov and hope you invade a very bad high level player or a generous one. 2 roll offs(he hammered me first go, and must've felt sorry) and a bad player encounter netted me 900k, felt like christmas and my birthday all rolled into 1.

    Cooping is tough as there's very few people around that level on the bosses that give a decent souls return.
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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Wolfkeys on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:43 am

    AnCapaillMor wrote:You can do what i did, join the forest cov and hope you invade a very bad high level player or a generous one. 2 roll offs(he hammered me first go, and must've felt sorry) and a bad player encounter netted me 900k, felt like christmas and my birthday all rolled into 1.

    Well Thanks, though with low vitality and the gankers might be a challenge, let's hope i get lucky! :shock:


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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Fry1156 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:56 pm

    Light crossbow is also useful for sl1.
    Power within is a big help when it comes to the bosses.

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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by User1 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:57 pm

    Wolf, I approve of your Death Note signature. I love Death Note too!
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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Latitoast on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:45 pm

    Elemental weapons are a must.

    So is Pyromancy.

    And determination, and blood, tears, and sweat to shed.


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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Tchuwib on Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:07 am

    For normal run around I tend to go for a fully upgraded mid armor set that give me midroll and allow second ring swap since I use FaP (check my sig). When facing boss go for the usual high armor def, tank them and kill them fast with high pyro damage. The real fun is reaching Kiln and saying "Oh yeah!! Blow it Gwyn, I didn't even level up".

    Anyway, weapon, I got for electric Rclub and Chaos Baxe, it give a variety in damage if some have resistance (Ornst when in second form). The rest is the usual, try to get the +5 flask too so you have full heal on flask.

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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Wolfkeys on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:39 am

    fry1156 wrote:Light crossbow is also useful for sl1.
    Power within is a big help when it comes to the bosses.
    Besides Avelyn, i've never really been a fan of crossbows, i think they're to slow and the aiming isn't as good as a bow, i know you can use the binoculars but i'm not able to do that in mid battle, if i want some range though i can still use my pyromancy and for luring enemies out i can use a bow regardless if i'm able to use it because it does the job lol.
    I am planning on getting Power within though, i've seen some one shot challenge videos from vageta311, epic.


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    Oh yes, definately.


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    Seeing as my levels are low would a fap ring be useful?
    For the more challenging bosses i'll probably wear Stone or Havel's.
    Well i was planning on keeping the Rclub standard, upgrading to +15 and using a resing when i fight a boss, i have a fire Baxe +5, Time to fight the gargoyles
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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Sentiel on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:43 am


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    Re: Soul Level 1 Playthrough Advice

    Post by Wolfkeys on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:40 am

    Sentiel wrote:I'll just leave this here. silly
    http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t16390-sl-1-run-guide-tips

    This is perfect, exactly what i need!, Thanks!


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