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    My First Vagrant

    Post by Dogwelder on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:32 am

    I recently started another playthrough of Dark Souls and last night I went to the underside of the Undead Burg / Undead Parish bridge and started shooting the Hellkite Dragon in order to get the Drake Sword. From my position, in the distance I could see the tips of some white tendrils sticking up at the Altar of Sunlight - something I hadn't seen before. I've seen a picture of a vagrant before, though, so I was pretty sure what it was.

    I got the Drake Sword, went to the Altar, and sure enough, there was the vagrant. For a while I watched the little bugger walk around and swipe at me with its claws, until I eventually killed it and received 1 humanity. I've since checked the wiki to learn that the type I encountered was the white evil vagrant.

    It was very cool to come back to Dark Souls and encounter something new, even if it did make me think about what a missed opportunity the vagrants are in terms of enemy design - the concept behind them is great, but it would have made for a much more interesting and exciting encounter if the vagrant had actually been a dangerous and more visually impressive enemy. We'll see if DSII delivers anything along these lines.

    I'm on my third created character and have racked up nearly 200 hours of playtime in total, so I'm pretty pleased with having encountered a vagrant, given I've read posts stating how some players have played for a lot more hours than this and still haven't encountered one.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Dubscythe on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:04 am

    Dogwelder wrote:
    I'm on my third created character and have racked up nearly 200 hours of playtime in total, so I'm pretty pleased with having encountered a vagrant, given I've read posts stating how some players have played for a lot more hours than this and still haven't encountered one.

    No kidding, probably have near 1000 hours over both the Xbox and PS3 versions and still no vagrant.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by LunarFog on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:02 pm

    I'd say I played anywhere from 1500-2000 hours since dark souls was released and I've only seen 3:

    The most recent was in someone's world when I invaded him in oolacile township

    The 2nd was when I invaded someones world in anor londo

    the first one I saw was in my own world by the sunlight statue.

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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by jimmyc0341 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:21 pm

    Do the vagrants have crab claws?? I ran into the weirdest thing in Lower Undead Burg where this weird bubble thing w/crab claws and a bubble tail(I think?) walked around. It looked like a glitch and I got a picture of it w/my camera phone


    Is this a vagrant??


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by jimmyc0341 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:22 pm

    Sorry I didn't know the image would be that big


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:50 pm

    I once saw a red or black vagrant down in the New Londo ruins near the gate with the drakes.I was really surprised to see it,haven't seen once since though.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:07 pm

    jimmyc0341 wrote:Do the vagrants have crab claws?? I ran into the weirdest thing in Lower Undead Burg where this weird bubble thing w/crab claws and a bubble tail(I think?) walked around. It looked like a glitch and I got a picture of it w/my camera phone


    Is this a vagrant??

    Can't see the pic but by your description...yes it was a vagrant.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by DaemonNacht on Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:09 pm

    Vagrants are quite magical to see in Dark Souls. In my 400ish hours, I've only seen two of them.

    My first time I remember, I was going from Firelink shortcut to the Undead Parish blacksmith and ran past the firekeeper alter when all of a sudden I had a bunch of spikes shoot into me, It freaked me out because I had no idea what was going on. :p


    The second one I saw was at the top of the Anor Londo great hall. Same thing happened, running to the blacksmith and having spikes sticking out of me suddenly.

    It's sad they aren't more common, the little things are fun, but I suppose their rarity is part of what makes them so special.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by alchemydesign on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:42 pm

    im going to start using bunches of humanity and collect souls and just die and not collect the souls, my mission? to spread vagrants over all the lands. lol
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Latitoast on Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:06 am

    Never seen a Vagrant.

    To be honest I had to look them up the first time I heard of them, because I've never even heard of one before.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Dandy Dude on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:53 am

    saw my first vagrant with my first char while vistiting the parish for the first time in front of the altar, almost died to it ^^

    several hundred hours later in the tomb of giants

    and the third in the abyss on the spot the dark magic witch normally guards the bridge to manus (dont know the english name for it)
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by grossemesser on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:19 pm

    The altar in the Parish is prone to vagrants. I have seen a few there.
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by jimmyc0341 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:41 pm

    So how do Vagrants come about? Why do they appear? Are they a glitch?


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:47 pm

    I have only seen two vagrants ever, in somewhere around 5000 hours of gameplay.
    My first was in the Undead Parish, I was doing my normal run to the Parish bonfire starting from the elevator, (this was before the warp was added), and I noticed some sort of arrows come out of nowhere. I looked over and saw some crab thing shooting bubbles at me. I killed it and moved on.

    My second vagrant was when I actually knew how amazingly rare they are.
    I was in the Duke's Archives doing some natural invasions and I was on a loss streak. When I spawned back at the bonfire I moved around a bit and I was attacked by a familiar looking bit of arrows.
    I kept that vagrant alive for as long as I could.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by User1 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:49 pm

    I have only ever seen one vagrant in about 2000 hours. It was right outside Sif's gate, and it was an evil one. The only way I actually found it though was when I thought there was an item in the distance, when it turned out to be a vagrant, I sh*t it, and spammed every attack I had. :oops:
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by DaemonNacht on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:51 pm

    Dibsville wrote:I have only seen two vagrants ever, in somewhere around 5000 hours of gameplay.
    My first was in the Undead Parish, I was doing my normal run to the Parish bonfire starting from the elevator, (this was before the warp was added), and I noticed some sort of arrows come out of nowhere. I looked over and saw some crab thing shooting bubbles at me. I killed it and moved on.

    My second vagrant was when I actually knew how amazingly rare they are.
    I was in the Duke's Archives doing some natural invasions and I was on a loss streak. When I spawned back at the bonfire I moved around a bit and I was attacked by a familiar looking bit of arrows.
    I kept that vagrant alive for as long as I could.

    Same exact situation and place for my first vagrant. I was quite sad after I killed it and looked up what it actually was.

    My second one I didn't ever want to kill, But sadly, needs must at times.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Walter_White on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:08 am

    Hi,

    yesterday i saw my first vagrant....and the damned white phantom killed it at once :roll:

    Was building a new char and on my way down to 4K in human form, to have some fun on the way. I have never done the 4K with summons (the kings spawn too fast with summons, and if they are crap i'm screwed) but on the first round platform i saw a wss and tried it. That char had good stuff, so i risked to summon a crap phantom and fight the 4k alone with faster spawn just for the challenge.

    When we came to boss fog (i was first, the phantom was trying to hold step with me, while i OHKO everything on my way) on the place where the witch summon sign is usually a little vagrant sat there shooting some strange arrows at me, doing nearly no damage. I was like wow, hurra, let's have a closer look....when the phantom manged to get to boss fog, makes his first attack and OHKO the vagrant - great work, boy....

    Will i ever again summon someone just for the fun of co-op? don't know

    Well he got the Abysswalker Ring, but was of no help in the bossfight, he made it harder. Never got more than one of the Ganker Kings, here i got 3 at the same time in one situation, but managed it.


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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:24 am

    i've seen a few vagrants, two in the burg, one in in the parish and one in the blight town swamp.

    the most recent one i saw, well i didn't actually see it cuz it one shot me with a cluster of those crazy blue bolts before i even knew it was there, but anyway. i was clearing out the New Londo Ruins on my way to solo the 4 Trolls at level 12 and i was finishing off the last darkwraith when i hear this "kapow" then a "kablewy" followed by "ugh" and then "you died". that's when a black phantom vagrant came meandering out from around the corner where you summon beatrice. i lost 67 humanity and close to 400,000 souls because of that thing.
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by retro on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:45 am

    jimmyc0341 wrote:Do the vagrants have crab claws?? I ran into the weirdest thing in Lower Undead Burg where this weird bubble thing w/crab claws and a bubble tail(I think?) walked around. It looked like a glitch and I got a picture of it w/my camera phone


    Is this a vagrant??
    Hey I can't get the picture to load. I would like to see it... do you think you could try uploading it to imgur (easy, doesn't require creating an account) and posting it again?

    My hypothesis is that the Evil Vagrants are created by other players losing a large amount of humanity, while the Good Vagrants (which seem to be much rarer) are created by other players dropping and abandoning certain items.

    This is based on how the manual says that Vagrants are created by players losing a lot of humanity and also dropping certain items-- the only real information we have about their cause for appearance. But I'm fairly confident the Evil ones correspond to humanity and the Good ones correspond to items, because the Evil ones only drop humanity items (white evil always drops 1 humanity, red evil always drops 1 twin humanities). The Good ones only drop various items/ consumables.

    It would make the most sense if the two 'known' causes for creating them corresponded to what they're dropping in a logical way like that.
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Lord Ivan on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:55 pm

    1000+ hours. No vagrant.
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Sweord on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:53 pm

    I saw a Vagrant on this, my first playthrough. I had died two times, I think, trying to get past the Silver Knight archers in Anor Londo. This time, there was this shiny thing on the last walkway/bridge before you can get to either archer. I, having never even heard of one (and considering its rather inconvenient position), proceeded to kill it. I ran past it to try to avoid the archers, but managed to catch a glimpse of something shiny.
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Werdax on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:40 am

    Through my 600 hours, I've seen five I believe.
    Two in the achieves, one good and one white evil.
    Another good one in the depths, just outside of the gaping dragons arena.
    I saw two red phantom vagrants in New Londo, within an HOUR. I was running through with my SL1 on NG+6 at that point, so they pretty much kicked my ***.
    And the last vagrant I saw yesterday in Undead parish.

    I am sort of pleased with the amount of vagrants I have had the honor to spot (And in most cases, kill)
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    Post by AnCapaillMor on Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:15 am

    Sweord wrote:I saw a Vagrant on this, my first playthrough. I had died two times, I think, trying to get past the Silver Knight archers in Anor Londo. This time, there was this shiny thing on the last walkway/bridge before you can get to either archer. I, having never even heard of one (and considering its rather inconvenient position), proceeded to kill it. I ran past it to try to avoid the archers, but managed to catch a glimpse of something shiny.


    Christ that's just plain mean.

    Bumped into a vagrant last night, threw him out and told him get a job you hippy.
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by tonberryking01 on Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:33 pm

    I just started a new character. I run down to New Londo, going for the firekeeper's soul, when I see the red glint of a darkwraith from around a corner. Very confused (I'm hollowed and saw no warning of an invasion), I figured it was a hacker or something. Then an attack I've never seen: some weird spray of homing crystals comes at me. I dodge it, get a little closer, and see some weird crab-looking thing. surprised confused

    I still figured it was some weird mod some invader was using for fun. I didn't want the ghosts to kill me from behind, so I lead the crab back to the wooden bridge and kill it. It drops a twin humanity. I googled it and found out it was an actual, extremely rare enemy called a vagrant.

    Now, hundreds and hundreds of hours in this game, dozens of characters, hours spent surfing the wikis, and now some time on this forum, I had never seen or heard anything about these vagrants. It makes me wonder if there's a lot I still don't know about this game. happy
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    Re: My First Vagrant

    Post by Dr__Awkward on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:42 am

    almost 1000 hours in Dark souls and 0 vagrant. none. in the whole series I've only seen one. in Demon's Souls I saw one at the bottom of the elevator on the outside of Stonefang. To me the Demon's Souls vagrant looked so much cooler than the current design.


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