Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

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    Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

    Post by ctye85 on Sat May 11, 2013 2:08 pm

    Hey all, first time poster here!

    So, considering I'd never seen anything like this on YouTube, at least that I knew about, I figured I'd try my hand at something new and crazy in Dark Souls.

    So, I'm working on a gimped weapon boss challenge! The rules are as follows:

    1. Any damage done to a boss has to be by a weapon that you can't use effectively with your STRENGTH stat. Dex is no good as you can still swing it full speed with an adequate strength stat, and then it would be much less challenging.

    2. No summons for any of the bosses. Solo only:)

    3. You can level up vitality and dex. I kept it at a reasonable value, and won't exceed 30 in either of them. I thought 30 was perfectly okay, tbh.

    4. Character buffs are okay, such as green blossom/power within/etc. No weapon buffs like Darkmoon Blade (which you wouldn't have the stats for anyway), Magic Weapon is cool I guess, if your character can do it from the start. Personally, I went pure melee anyway. Weapon consumable buffs are okay, but past the first few bosses, they quickly become useless.

    5. Not really important, but I limited myself to my starting weapon outside of boss fights, just to not be able to steamroll everything else. Also, no real armor restrictions for this, but again, I primarily used my Knight Armor set, which is initial equip.

    Let me know what you think about it, any feedback or comments would be appreciated.

    I have 8 videos up so far, the most recent being Ornstein and Smough, which I'll link up here!
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    Re: Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

    Post by Rynn on Sat May 11, 2013 4:12 pm

    I liked your music choice, and i quite like your challenge run.

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    Re: Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

    Post by bl0odyMe5s on Sat May 11, 2013 4:50 pm

    I should not leave a comment but whenever I read challenge, I'm all fired up...
    I think it's too easy. No heal during bossfights + no leveling up would be more to my liking but then again, I've been doing too much challenge stuff. I can honestly no longer tell if wether or not this is hard to do. You're dealing pretty good damage and thanks to no armor restrictions, you can tank some ****. ng+ would be an option as it likes to **** on most armor...but I like the idea silly


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    Post by ctye85 on Sun May 12, 2013 4:03 am

    No leveling + no healing in boss fights is certainly harder. You wouldn't have to deal with really bad swinging animations, and would certainly put out a lot more damage, but the margin for error is much smaller.

    This, in my opinion, is harder than just a plain no heal run though.

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    Post by bl0odyMe5s on Sun May 12, 2013 6:42 am

    ctye85 wrote:No leveling + no healing in boss fights is certainly harder. You wouldn't have to deal with really bad swinging animations, and would certainly put out a lot more damage, but the margin for error is much smaller.

    This, in my opinion, is harder than just a plain no heal run though.

    Ok, so I feel like you misunderstood me here. I meant your challenge + no heal/no level up. So basically, base level/gimped weapon/no heal during bossfights. This way, you'd really have to think about when to strike since a gimped weapon swing will expose you and if you take damage, you can't heal.


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    Post by User1 on Sun May 12, 2013 7:17 am

    How do you..
    Is this possible?
    I'm jealous. big grin

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    Post by ctye85 on Sun May 12, 2013 10:07 am

    bl0odyMe5s wrote:
    ctye85 wrote:No leveling + no healing in boss fights is certainly harder. You wouldn't have to deal with really bad swinging animations, and would certainly put out a lot more damage, but the margin for error is much smaller.

    This, in my opinion, is harder than just a plain no heal run though.

    Ok, so I feel like you misunderstood me here. I meant your challenge + no heal/no level up. So basically, base level/gimped weapon/no heal during bossfights. This way, you'd really have to think about when to strike since a gimped weapon swing will expose you and if you take damage, you can't heal.



    ....I don't even think anyone would have a chance at that, lol. Wait until you see my 4 kings fight if you decide to watch it. You have no choice but to trade hits with him, otherwise, you're swarmed with kings!

    Too hardcore for me 8)
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    Post by ResIsBestStat on Sun May 12, 2013 10:52 am

    Great challenge and vid! Nice to know that even gimped weapons can dish out some damage.
    So did you fist fight with Asylum Demon to get dat hammer?
    Or did you trade with Snuggly?

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    Post by ctye85 on Sun May 12, 2013 11:44 am

    ResIsBestStat wrote:Great challenge and vid! Nice to know that even gimped weapons can dish out some damage.
    So did you fist fight with Asylum Demon to get dat hammer?
    Or did you trade with Snuggly?

    Traded. It was in one of the older videos I posted before number 8.

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    Post by ctye85 on Sun May 12, 2013 2:22 pm



    Next video up. Moonlight Butterfly and Sif in this one. Demon Firesage and Centipede Demon to follow!

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    Post by User1 on Sun May 12, 2013 2:40 pm

    Nice job on Sif especially! Even though you said he wasn't too hard, it can't have been easy! (..right?)

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    Post by ctye85 on Sun May 12, 2013 2:54 pm

    RenegadeCop wrote:Nice job on Sif especially! Even though you said he wasn't too hard, it can't have been easy! (..right?)

    You eventually get good at timing your swings. Compared to Ornstein and Smough, he was absolutely a walk in the park, as always.

    If I just try to fight like I have a regular weapon? I'll get absolutely destroyed, lol.
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    Post by Elifia on Sun May 12, 2013 6:39 pm

    You mean 'she'. Sif's a girl.


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    Re: Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

    Post by ctye85 on Mon May 13, 2013 3:01 pm



    Demon Firesage and Centipede Demon update!

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    Post by ctye85 on Wed May 15, 2013 3:23 pm



    Here's the fight I was dreading. Having low DPS against these tools is a death sentence. Not to mention that hitting them can be tricky with how much they actually move when attacking. Easily the hardest fight of this challenge!
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    Re: Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

    Post by Ichikuro on Wed May 15, 2013 4:30 pm

    I can only imagine me doing this with infinite poise + fast roll silly

    Very nice...

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    Re: Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

    Post by ctye85 on Fri May 17, 2013 1:07 pm



    Seath fight update. Piece of cake, even with these weapons.

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    Re: Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

    Post by ctye85 on Sun May 19, 2013 9:58 am



    Bed of Chaos, Pinwheel, and Nito in this update. One more vid to go!

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    Post by ctye85 on Sun May 19, 2013 3:23 pm



    This is it! Gwyn, and this challenge is officially over (for me anyway). It was a ton of fun, and frustrating at times. Hope you all enjoyed it!

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    Re: Gimped Weapon Boss Challange!

    Post by User1 on Sun May 19, 2013 4:41 pm

    Now that..
    That is impressive.
    Well done, +1 to you for finishing this! silly

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