I decided to do a suicide run through the catacombs and tomb of giants off the start of the game.

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    I decided to do a suicide run through the catacombs and tomb of giants off the start of the game.

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:49 pm

    Oh. My. Feck. This was probably one of the most insanely difficult and frustrating things I have ever done. The catacombs wasnt too bad since I was using the astora straight sword, and ran like fuuck for every lever. I also got luck with paladin leeroy since he acted as a meatshield for the bonewheels. But the tomb of giants? Just no. I was completely helpless against the giant skeletons and had to run like mad for the second bonfire, unable to see 2 feet in front of me. I grabbed all the items in the tomb of giants and went to leave. That is when I realised something: its a long *** way from the first tomb of giants bonfire to the second catacombs one. After about 10 attempts I got rediculously lucky with the bone wheels and made a mad dash for the second bonfire. From there I was able to work up through the catacombs, to firelink.

    This was the most intense dark souls has been since my first playthrough. But on the plus side, I left the tomb of giants with the silver serpent ring, the effigy shield, the lucerne, the great scythe, the skull lantern and the large divine ember, as well as the rite of kindling, a few consumable souls and the mask of the mother. I would seriously recommend doing this off the start of the game, as while the risk is high and the trek is dangerous (and pretty god damn hard), the rewards are great. Praise the sun!
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    Re: I decided to do a suicide run through the catacombs and tomb of giants off the start of the game.

    Post by Carphil on Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:56 pm

    And soon you will have to beat all that again for Nito silly


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    Re: I decided to do a suicide run through the catacombs and tomb of giants off the start of the game.

    Post by callipygias on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:00 pm

    I do Catacombs first to get Kindling, but I only tried ToG once. That was plenty. I'm scared of the dark now. Besides, when I did it I got to the yellow fog door and suddenly realized I had no freaking clue how to back out. That was a BRUTAL half-hour or so. I ended up going to Youtube and cheated my way out, trembling and sobbing the whole time.
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    Post by Reaperfan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:00 pm

    Much more manly way to get a headstart than just BB glitching butt-tons of boss souls onto a new toon. Props to you winking


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    Re: I decided to do a suicide run through the catacombs and tomb of giants off the start of the game.

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:02 pm

    callipygias wrote:I do Catacombs first to get Kindling, but I only tried ToG once. That was plenty. I'm scared of the dark now. Besides, when I did it I got to the yellow fog door and suddenly realized I had no freaking clue how to back out. That was a BRUTAL half-hour or so. I ended up going to Youtube and cheated my way out, trembling and sobbing the whole time.

    I did that once. I went all the way down to where paladin leeroys invades and beating sens fortress and was like "Wait a minute... aw ****, Im a complete moron!"
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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:04 pm

    Reaperfan wrote:Much more manly way to get a headstart than just BB glitching butt-tons of boss souls onto a new toon. Props to you winking

    Hehe, Im looking forward to griefers invading me in parish when Im rocking a +11 divine great scythe. They're in for a world of hurt!
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    Reaperfan wrote:Much more manly way to get a headstart than just BB glitching butt-tons of boss souls onto a new toon. Props to you winking

    Hehe, Im looking forward to griefers invading me in parish when Im rocking a +11 divine great scythe. They're in for a world of hurt!
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    Post by Yesuurd on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:05 pm

    I will do that! but with how many times I have been there now I know all the tricks to get down fast...


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    Post by Reaperfan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:07 pm

    Wade_Wilson wrote:Hehe, Im looking forward to griefers invading me in parish when Im rocking a +11 divine great scythe. They're in for a world of hurt!

    Wade_Wilson wrote:when Im rocking a +11 divine great scythe

    Wade_Wilson wrote:+11 divine great scythe

    Wade_Wilson wrote:+11 divine

    I MUST KNOW YOUR SECRETS!


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    Re: I decided to do a suicide run through the catacombs and tomb of giants off the start of the game.

    Post by befowler on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:08 pm

    Yes, the hardest experience I've had in DkS was climbing back out of the Tomb without being able to warp. I would go down there early to try to rescue Reah early for my faith builds. There's that spot on the way back up where a giant skeleton guards a ladder, and there are two other skeletons off to the right firing those huge arrows. I think this spot is worse than the two silver Londo archers, because there is no cover and if you target one of the skeletons the other two will get you. You can't even reach the archers from there anyway, so basically you have to fight a giant skeleton on a tiny path with a fatal drop next to you, while taking numerous giant arrows in the back. Plus the giant skeleton usually blocks the ladder so you can't run around him. Even if you manage to around him and start climbing, the arrows can kill you quickly as the ladder is pretty long.

    Sometimes it is honestly easier to just not activate any of the ToG bonfires. You can either do targeted speed/suicide runs repeatedly from the catacombs, aiming to get specific items each time, or somehow manage to clean the place out in one run then homeward bone back up to the catacombs. It's honestly easier in the long run than trying to hoof it back out.


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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:11 pm

    Reaperfan wrote:
    Wade_Wilson wrote:Hehe, Im looking forward to griefers invading me in parish when Im rocking a +11 divine great scythe. They're in for a world of hurt!

    Wade_Wilson wrote:when Im rocking a +11 divine great scythe

    Wade_Wilson wrote:+11 divine great scythe

    Wade_Wilson wrote:+11 divine

    I MUST KNOW YOUR SECRETS!

    1 Get large divine ember and one white titanite chunk from tomb of giants.

    2 Kill moonlight butterfly and get regular divine ember.

    Oh wait lol that should read +6 haha Im a dumbass.

    3 Go to blightown and farm leeches for green titanite. If they drop it, its always in groups of 5 so you don't have to farm very long.

    4 ???????

    5 Profit
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    Post by Carphil on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:13 pm

    Divine cap at +10.


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    Post by Reaperfan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:13 pm

    Wade_Wilson wrote:1 Get large divine ember and one white titanite chunk from tomb of giants.

    2 Kill moonlight butterfly and get regular divine ember.

    Oh wait lol that should read +6 haha Im a dumbass.

    3 Go to blightown and farm leeches for green titanite. If they drop it, its always in groups of 5 so you don't have to farm very long.

    4 ???????

    5 Profit

    That is indeed how you get to +10 Divine. You specifically said +11, and now you must tell us all how that is possible silly


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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:14 pm

    Oh right, haha lol Im a dumb*ss. I meant +6


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    Post by aceluby on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:15 pm

    Yeah, but ours go to eleven... ELEVEN!


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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:15 pm

    While writing that I was thinking about going through newlondo for the the +15 ember, thats where I got +11 divine big grin


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    Post by Serious_Much on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:17 pm

    dude tell me how to get to divine +11 big grin

    thats when the scaling is same as at occult +5 right? silly


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    Post by Reaperfan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:17 pm

    We here at the Dark Souls forum know how to take things one step further!

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    Fluttershy is the best pony. And no, Im not clicking that link.


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    Wade_Wilson wrote:Fluttershy is the best pony. And no, Im not clicking that link.

    I'm glad we agree winking

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    Re: I decided to do a suicide run through the catacombs and tomb of giants off the start of the game.

    Post by User on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:40 pm

    You should read how to be a Gravelord in the archives. Don't have to be a Gravelord to use it, but it helps beginners at the very start to go threw.

    The key is to get some arrows for Necromancers and a good club, or a fast killing blade. You don't have to get a lot of stuff. It is hard, but it becomes normal once you go there time to time.
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    Post by Toastfacekillah on Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:35 pm

    befowler wrote:Yes, the hardest experience I've had in DkS was climbing back out of the Tomb without being able to warp.

    Me too. I did a low level run as I wanted to got down there to get Reah out to get my wog on earlier. The bonewheels killed me many times (I would run from where the blacksmith was) and the large skellies would pretty much one shot me. I was going nuts - I finally made it down there only to realise that because I hadn't killed the capra or rung any bells yet, Reah wasn't there and I had to fight my way again for nothing. I think they heard my screams many streets away!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:


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    Post by Tolvo on Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:19 pm

    What I want in a patch, a weapon added that is called spinal tap, regardless of the path it can be ugraded to +11.
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    Post by BLA1NE on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:59 am

    I used to start my speed run in the catacombs for the Gravelord Sword, then go down and kill Pinwheel, homeward bone back to Firelink.

    What you could do is grab the ring of sacrifice from firelink before you go down to the catacombs. Get all the items you want and go for the large divine ember last, and equip the ring before you go for it. Then you can die, you'll have all the items you wanted, and you're back at firelink without having to run back up! Of course it only works if you don't die... sad Otherwise you have to run all the way back down again if you missed an item--but the way down is easier than the way up anyways!

    (If you're doing a speed run, you should save that ring of sacrifice for Seath though! winking)


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