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    New Challenge

    Post by e134rr0n on Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:38 pm

    So until the last year or so I was always more of a PvE player, and I've decided on a new challenge (which i may need help with starting more on that below)

    But here's the jist of it;

    It will be a firelink-only-non-kindled run, no magic, only basic upgrade path (including no use of divine wep for catacombs, just good ole fashioned skele booting).
    Going to roll a knight, limit myself to one armor set (eastern) and pick only one weapon to upgrade (leaning towards uchi) mobility is going to be very important since...

    I wont be upgrading Vit past knights starting (14) and the part i need help with is acquiring the calamity ring from the get go. Essentially ensuring that most enemies past the start will be able to kill me in one hit devil 

    The addition challenge of which will be one ring slot throughout.

    Im calling it NG minus!!

    anyway any thoughts on how to make this additionally challenging please post.
    Also trying to decide on a maximum SL


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:20 pm

    Broken sword hilt as your weapon. But first you need to smash it against the wall in the asylum to bring the durability to zero.

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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by e134rr0n on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:43 pm

    Hahaha I've actually killed the asylum demon with it... one of the most wasted hours of my life. Maybe if i allowed myself to turn it into GsoA; just have to kill gargoyles, quelaag, iron golem, hydra, and sif with it...


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by GrinTwist on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:00 am

    Turning off the HUD might make things more difficult depending if you rely on it a lot.

    Also: Upgrading your weapon only to +10
    Not being able to change your equipment once you equip it; ex. Not being able to take of the Eastern helm once applied.
    Make the max SL 40
    Equip dragoncrest ring, or become cursed by the basilisks
    Oh, and if you want absolutely no form of mercy you can remove all the patches to the game some things significantly change to your detriment


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by e134rr0n on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:33 am

    I still have the original format on my 360, since its old and not hooked up to the internet. I wouldn't be able to have the calamity ring though.

    Yeah i was planning to do just one set of armor, just picking up master key and suicide running at the start to grab the eastern set.

    +10 for weps might be a good limit,

    I remember at some point reading something that gave a general guide line for what SL represent whats sort of being, I.E. sl 10 being average mortal or something going up to sl120 or 140 i think being a god.

    If anyone knows what im talking about please link it, i'd ideally want to keep this char in the realms of a mortal hero.

    Did you mean dusk crown not dragon crest? That would definitely guarantee one hit kills haha, i'll have to decide if I want to limit it to no rings then, might be worth it for the challenge. I just punched it into mugenm, its would end up being about 320 hp and taking double damage so yeah, ouch:biggrin:


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by GrinTwist on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:54 am

    Yes I was talking about the ring, not the crown. The crown would be worthless since you aren't using magic in the run. 

    If you are thinking about being a hero of 'realism' I'd suggest SL 20 if you are wearing the ring or SL 12 if not, which isn't exactly easy since you will be midrolling with the eastern armor. However since you might be using the calamity ring I'd think you would be able to level up to SL 20-25 since you'll be taking more damage from enemies and bosses. 

    Normally, I would just be able to drop off the calamity ring in exchange for some rubbish but seeing as we are on different consoles I can't help you. I'd suggest posting in the help section of the forums to see if anyone there would give it to you in return for something else.


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by e134rr0n on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:21 am

    Oh i actually play on ps3 these days, i just meant i still have my old 360 without the patches. I whip it out every now and then to mess around with builds using the dragon head glitch.

    I was going to put a post up there in any case, i have multiple copies on other characters so i can just get someone to be a courier so to speak.

    Im thinking now though that even getting the eastern set would be pretty pointless besides aesthetics. Since if i get hit having poise wont really matter anyway.


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by GrinTwist on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:24 am

    Well if you need help getting the calamity ring, I can help. My SL 1 character has almost everything from the game and the DLC so I can drop the calamity ring for you.


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by Green__Eagle on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:50 am

    Limiting yourself to one ring slot is interesting. Would you remove the calamity ring to fight the Four Kings?

    What do you mean by "firelink only non-kindled run"?


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:53 am

    no armour.

    the one ring can only be a defence ring

    you can't use a shield


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by e134rr0n on Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:07 pm

    @grin
    thanks i'll send you a message on psn, when i get home from work

     @green
    no i'd have to give up whatever other ring i had equipped for the cov, that fight will probably be the hardest fight of the playthrough since my dmg output will be pretty low and one hit from a 2nd king spawn will probably end it.
    I mean no lighting of other bonfires, and no kindling of the firelink beyond the starting 10 flasks. clearly anor londo/dukes and painted world will have to be exceptions to this but not much i can do about that.

    @serious
    armor probably wont make much too much of a difference since im going to leave vit at its base value. I'll probably end up just wearing something that i like the look of. Not sure about the shield yet, if anything i might just use grass crest for the regen.


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by twigsterxd on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:13 pm

    It will be a firelink-only-non-kindled run,
    Does this mean it's the ONLY bf you're using? That's wut it sounds like btw


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by Aigaios on Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:43 am

    This is a PvP/PvE challenge run that i did:
    You can use any soul level, items, weapons.
    I was on ng++
    I was SL 75 when i did it and i used a mix of light and medium armour with a wolf ring for around 51 poise, i used a halberd, rapier, small leather shield and some pyro.

    Now here is the challenge, the only bonfires that you may use are the ones with a fire keeper, if you kill the fire keeper you can no longer warp to that bonfire. You have to be in the forest covenant and you have to have the Cat Covenant Ring on at all time and of course you need to be online so that you can protect the forest. If you get called to an invasion you have to do it no matter were you are and you may only return to your world once the host or you are dead.


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    Re: New Challenge

    Post by Green__Eagle on Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:15 am

    I've done a SL1 No Bonfire Run a little over a year ago. It took me 60 hours of game play. It's not as hard as it sounds. This was before the DLC. Of course I used whatever rings and armor I needed, but your challenge should be just about the same level of difficulty as mine since you can level up and use  stronger weapons.


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