Seath and his tail vs magic only build

    Share
    avatar
    Muker
    Regular
    Regular

    Posts : 77
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2013-03-15
    Age : 33

    Seath and his tail vs magic only build

    Post by Muker on Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:00 am

    Hi 
    I'm currently running with my mage on NG: 
    str 16, dex 11, int 37, I have all the combat sorceries that I can use.

    The only thing that I use is Monlight Spear (got it to +4), Sorceries and Monligth Sword ... at least when I'll get it. 
    (+some armour, elf ears and dragoncrest ring)

    This is where the hard part comes, I simply cannot cut Seath tail. 

    I stand by the crystal, let him destroy it while I run to stab the tail. I hit it like 2-3 times for 40 damage, when he starts his tail attack. 

    Tried with magic: hit the tail with Soul Spear a couple of time and almost killed Seath, so I quit/load. Then I tried soul arrow it does almost no damage after several hits he got me with his tail. Still no tail trophy.

    I've never had that problem with my other builds (usually a a heavier combat weapon). 

    So my questions are:
    - can you cut the tail with sorceries attacks? 
    - is the tail cut after several hits or after a certain number of wounds dealt or maybe it's random?
    - is there some trick to get that tail, f.e. when you stand here and here all atacks directed at seath will hit his tail
    avatar
    Dibsville
    Abyss Dweller
    Abyss Dweller

    Posts : 9377
    Reputation : 134
    Join date : 2013-03-09
    Age : 20
    Location : Gensōkyō

    Re: Seath and his tail vs magic only build

    Post by Dibsville on Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:06 am

    Your problem isn't what you're attacking with, your problem is where you're attacking. 


    You want to hit the tip of Seath's tail, not the middle of it.
    With something like a Soul Spear, it would be extraordinary if it took more than one shot as long as you hit the tip of the tail.


    _________________
    PSN: Dibsville
    The Exiled of Ariamis; join the cause!
    EarthScraper wrote:OK, now I've just learnt that you never mess with Dibs on a Dark Souls topic, cause he will put you down.
    avatar
    Zyrrashijn
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 216
    Reputation : 19
    Join date : 2013-02-15
    Location : The Archives

    Re: Seath and his tail vs magic only build

    Post by Zyrrashijn on Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:11 am

    Try the slumbering dragoncrest ring. Seath is blind, this will give you extratime to maneuver behind him. Use the Clay to chip his tail, then proceed as you like best.


    _________________
    GFWL: Zyrrashijn

    participations:
    Member of the Paths of the Dragon's Cabal - Join our PC-Chapter, fellow dragonlings!
    Member of the Clergy at Sunlight Coalition



    Follow me and DarkwraithBlondie on YouTube as we beat up NG+!


    Raikan007
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 274
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-06-08

    Re: Seath and his tail vs magic only build

    Post by Raikan007 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:38 am

    off topic but also on:

    what is the best elemental or type of weapon to use against Seath? I am about to have a go at him on my current Pyro/strength/dex build

    also, what is the best armour to use for the battle? anything with good curse resistance like Painted Gaurdian and will I need magic defence like the Stone Armour?
    avatar
    Zyrrashijn
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 216
    Reputation : 19
    Join date : 2013-02-15
    Location : The Archives

    Re: Seath and his tail vs magic only build

    Post by Zyrrashijn on Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:42 am

    Everything including fire damage makes him go off like roasted chicken. Armor? His attacks can be easily avoided. Best protection is a good stack of soft humanity.


    _________________
    GFWL: Zyrrashijn

    participations:
    Member of the Paths of the Dragon's Cabal - Join our PC-Chapter, fellow dragonlings!
    Member of the Clergy at Sunlight Coalition



    Follow me and DarkwraithBlondie on YouTube as we beat up NG+!

    avatar
    Green__Eagle
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 712
    Reputation : 51
    Join date : 2012-01-18
    Age : 56
    Location : Nebraska, USA

    Re: Seath and his tail vs magic only build

    Post by Green__Eagle on Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:09 am

    Painted armor set has good magic and poison resistance, but I use the antique dress set which has the best curse resistance.


    _________________
    PSN ID: Green__Eagle. (2 underscores) Over 3,000 hours playing Dark Souls!
    Please visit My YouTube Channel Thanks!

    Sponsored content

    Re: Seath and his tail vs magic only build

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:39 pm