Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

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    Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by Raikan007 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:15 am

    Good day all, I am going through the DLC for the first time ever blind! Doing well so far to be honest, Artorias took me 3 times to beat him happy

    I have spoken to Gough and he has shot down Kalameet, I then found my way down the ladder into his domain! And I have to say, f me is he difficult! I have only tried once to be honest as I stopped playing after I died as it was late!

    I had my best fire defensive shield, my best armour on with fire defence and my Black Knight Sword at +5 which only dealt about 168 damage to him

    I got totally owned! I am around SL83 at the moment as well!

    Any tips would be appreciated! some sort of weapon perhaps? is he weak to magic/occult/divine/lightning damage etc?

    I am considering leaving the DLC and going to the Catacombs/Izalith/Demon Ruins are the only places I have not gone to yet, then coming back just before I take on Lord of Cinder silly
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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by Odinbear on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:21 am

    I don't think his black flame deals fire damage.   
    My hints are, be ready to move fast. Keep some distance and close in for quick strikes from behind when he raises up and screeches.  If you can, stay under his belly, hitting his legs.   When he flies up and flames you, keep your distance and try and dodge.  
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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by Raikan007 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:25 am

    thanks bud, I might have to get my ADSL setup just for this silly

    I read somewhere that his weapon is quite powerful? should I try and get this first and die trying? (going to wiki it now actually, just to see what it is)

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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by Dibsville on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:25 am

    Well, before I start, I'm going to say that Kalameet is the hardest boss in the game, in my opinion.

    First of all, are you planning to cut off his tail?

    Second, like all the other DLC bosses, he's pretty resistant to almost everything except pure physical. The only exception to this is Lightning, which he has an innate weakness to for being a dragon. Even with that, pure physical still outdamages Lightning, so you're best bet is to go with physical.

    Third, instead of favouring Fire defense, go for Stability. Silver Knight Shield is a great choice. The Balder Shield can also work.

    Fourth, DO NOT try to block his fire attacks. Always run away once he does them. Kalameet is not the type of boss you can trade hits with. It's better to not do any damage while knowing you are safe than it is to risk getting burnt to a crisp for barely any damage on the bosses huge health bar. This is why I recommend stability over fire defense.

    Fifth, do not be too greedy. Kalameet is a long boss. Don't try to go at him too fast. You'll end up dying if you do that. Simply pace yourself. Try to memorise his moveset, and from there practice your attacks to see when it's good or bad to attack more than a few times, or if it's even good to attack at all.

    If you can do those, he's a pretty straightforward boss. The biggest problem is cutting off his tail. If you're doing that, there's a simple way to do it. Once he does his attack where he flies towards you, get behind him. Stand about where the tip of his tail should be. If you're lucky, he'll slam his tail into the ground and give you a few second to bash on it.


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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by Odinbear on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:27 am

    Raikan007 wrote:
    I got totally owned! I am around SL83 at the moment as well!

    Any tips would be appreciated! some sort of weapon perhaps? is he weak to magic/occult/divine/lightning damage etc?

    I am considering leaving the DLC and going to the Catacombs/Izalith/Demon Ruins are the only places I have not gone to yet, then coming back just before I take on Lord of Cinder silly

     This battle takes time and patience.  Whittle away at his/her health.  

    Going to those other places is fine, Kalameet IS one of the harder bosses.   

    Another way to get some " risk free" experience with the Kalameet  fight, is to lay your WSS AND BE SUMMONED AS A PHANTOM To help another. While 2 and 3 people make the fight different, still pretty good experience in how to evade the flame and find the correct moments to strike.


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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by Raikan007 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:30 am

    great tips thank you all :)I will attempt it on Sunday when I am back from my party weekend!
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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by TheMeInTeam on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:53 am

    Well, before I start, I'm going to say that Kalameet is the hardest boss in the game, in my opinion.





    I haven't fought him (been meaning to pick up DLC), but that depends on gear/SL/etc.  As long as it's possible to dodge his attacks, you can eventually wear him down even with a light crossbow +15 or something.  The only boss that still utterly screws you once you learn its patterns is 4kings, by being too slow.  If your weapon isn't sufficient, 4kings is not technically impossible, but very close especially on NG+ iterations.  You lose too much time, the extra ones start firing the slow tracking ranged attack, and it stunlocks you into death by freezing you when you'd have otherwized easily dodged an attack. 


    Any one thing that has tells and can be dodged in perpetuity (although it might take a lot of focus to do it for really long periods) isn't really harder IMO.  I've seen videos of this fight.  It seems like a true pain to cut his tail for the sword, but beating him without worrying about that is more pattern memory + reaction by the looks.
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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by Dibsville on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:55 am

    I only consider Kalameet hard because he has insane health and does high damage extremely quickly. He's the only boss I can still die to more than twice in NG and NG+. (With the exception of Artorias, I'm constantly doing challenges with him)

    Side note: Four Kings is my best boss. I've done insane challenges with them just because they're so boring for me.


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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by Sentiel on Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:17 am

    Kalameet boasts huge HP pool and his attacks do tremendous damage. As if that is not enough he is also highly resistant to all types of damage and I think he's also completely immune to all Aux effects, like Poison and Bleed. However, while he doesn't have a weakness to Lightning like all dragonkin should have, he also doesn't have immunity to Fire, thus you can use Pyromancies to damage him.

    Here are some tips on how to beat him:

    Your best bet is to roll through his attacks as he can get through your Stamina rather quickly even with the best Greatshields.

    His breath does Magic Damage, so use shields with high Magic Defence. However the damage is somehow split, so you can't rely on your shield alone, nor on GMB to block all of the damage.

    It's best to evade Kalameet's breath and his melee attacks in general. However you can block his attacks. You will get guard broken, but Kalameet is far too slow to attack you, so don't be afraid to block his melee, or long range breath attacks (given you have high Mag Resistant shield). I always use Crest Shield for Kalameet. I can block all of his attacks with it and receive minimum damage. It's good for the situations where something screws up and you can't evade.

    Only attacks you have to avoid is his 360 Flying Breath and his Telekinetic Attack.  Both are telegraphed with a lot of time to evade. Flying Breath starts by Kalameet flying directly up, that's your cue to run away. It's the same attack Hellkite in Undead Parish does. Telekinetic Attack starts by Kalameet standing on his hind legs. He then either breathes fire, or uses this attack. If you stand in front of Kalameet he will lift you to air. This does little damage, but it will inflict you with incurable status, which doubles all damage you receive. It looks like a small eye of fire floating above your head. The status will disappear after some time (30 seconds maybe...I never bothered to count, sorry).

    While Kalameet is resitant to Magic and Fire, you can still spam Sorceries, Miracles and Pyromancies to make the fight significantly easier. Especially all Spear spells are useful. Kalameet seems especially resistant to Dark Sorceries, so Pursuers and Dark Bead will do you little good here.

    You can land critical hits for huge damage if you manage to hit Kalameet's eye with a arrow. It will also stagger him, no matter what he does and can force him to land if he's trying to use one of his flying attacks.

    The most important thing for this fight is patience. It will be a long fight, even with two skilled phantoms at your side, so don't try to rush it. You're only gonna get your team killed if you'll be impatient.


    And finally, some tips for cutting his ugly tail off:

    A weapon with long reach and vertical attack. For example Scythe, or Black Knight Halberd. Both are long enough to reach Kalameet's tail even when he has it raised.

    Manually aimed spells with AoE effects, like Wrath of the Gods, Great Fireball and even Spear spells. You can aim these and other spells manually to hit Kalameet's tail whenever you get into the spells range.

    Kalameet uses some attacks and lowers his tail, which enables you to attack it with any melee weapon. Whenever you see Kalameet stand on his hind legs, sprint around him to his back and strike his tail. Also, if you, or your phantoms keep on Kalameets back long enough, he will turn his head to look behind him and try to squash you with his tail. You can use this to attack it, if you're fast enough.


    I hope this helps you. Sun

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    Re: Tips on how to kill Kalameet?

    Post by reim0027 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:08 pm

    The best tactic for beating Kalameet is to summon a phantom. He is much easier then, even if your phantom is no more than a meat shield.


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