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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:12 pm

    You can get them off of the living trees in the Forest, or buy them from the female undead merchant near the depths.

    By bumping Str up to 24 you'll be able to use a lot more weapons, 16 dex looks good for now as does your Endurance and vitality. By the way what is your current SL?

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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:23 pm

    SL? I can't really afford to leave where I am atm, it'll take me ages to get all the way back to where I am now :c
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:24 pm

    Soul Level, your character's level.

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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:27 pm

    Oh right, 41 happy
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:29 pm

    Hmm, slightly high for the area, but you should definitely be able to get some Co-Op with Q if you need help. One phantom is enough, in fact the NPC Mildred is just perfect. The best thing is to have Q constantly turning and not facing you, don't forget to flask to heal player phantoms if you do Co-Op her, NPC phantoms cannot be healer. Also if you see her looking like she is compacting her body, run like hell. Big magic explosion will come right after.

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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:31 pm

    I reckon I'm high because when I got stuck on the moonlight butterfly I farmed like 10 levels on the undead silly

    I've not seen Mildred around and I'm afraid to use my Humanity in case I get I end up dying without even getting to Q, the boulder guys make me use at least 1 flask :/
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by WerehoundXX on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:36 pm

    Mildred should invade right outside of the bonfire at the bottom of blight town if you're human.

    Once you take her out you can summon her outside of Quelaags fog door.

    She's good for pulling aggro, not much else.


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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:37 pm

    Pulling aggro makes the fight a lot easier if you ask me. Maybe you should go in against Q a few times while Hollow to see the fight and what she brings to the table before become human?
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by WerehoundXX on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:39 pm

    I agree sir but I just meant that with the trouble he's been having he may need more than a punching bag


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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:42 pm

    Sure, even if you only want to talk me through or whatever that'd be good, what's your gamertag?
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:42 pm

    My worry is just of a player invader if he waits around to summon phantoms, he should probably be able to pull it off and maybe even use their help to kill Mildred. It is too bad I'm not on the Box, I would be glad to help you out. You could always try posting a request thread in the Help Section, I know the Sunbros do rounds there, provided you don't seem to be doing anything fishy like SL1 Gwyn, usually you get some quick responses. Just list important information like,
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:45 pm

    I get all of that apart from Soul Level 1 Gwyn. What's Gwyn? :L
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by WerehoundXX on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:46 pm

    My tag is the same as my forum name


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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:46 pm

    It might be better if I didn't explain a method to grief haha. I probably said too much being the idiot I am.

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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:48 pm

    I obviously don't want to cause anyone grief I just wanted to know what it means :L
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:51 pm

    Sorry but it is better if I don't explain, you'll probably figure it out later on as you play the game more but I just like to make sure. As well you never know who is reading threads, etc.

    Back on the topic of helping out, it is a good idea to kite Q along the area, since she sprays lava that stays for a time. You don't want to get stuck surrounded by the stuff, so you should often drag her about. Also when she swings her sword if you hug her tightly and strafe to your left it will miss you. Might take a few tries to get right but you can pretty much hit her with a thrusting weapon with your shield up while strafing in between her strikes. I'd advise just strafing to dodge though and not try anything fancy on your first run.

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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:54 pm

    I was rolling non-stop my first few attempts when she swung :L
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by WerehoundXX on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:55 pm

    Let me know if you want my help. I'll be up for a lil bit longer.


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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:55 pm

    Well there is the left strafe I mentioned, if you are trying to roll and aren't fast rolling I'd suggest backing up away from her. Be careful on her final attack in that combo because it is a long reaching thrust, that one should be dodged to the left or right.

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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:57 pm

    Werehound I added you, just waiting on you accepting happy

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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:50 pm

    Upgraded my Claymore to +6 then raw, I thought it would've been +7, have I done something wrong?
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:58 pm

    Raw weapons do not use Stat Scaling, so overall they will deal less damage. You can revert your weapon back underneath the modification tab at a blacksmith, it will be the furthest right option.
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by WerehoundXX on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:22 am

    Also after you modify your claymore to +6 you will use the reinforcement option to go to +10


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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by MrBeefy3 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:10 am

    So gonna try to upgrade all my armour/shields/weapon before I progress so I'm gonna need to somehow find a lot of Large titanite Shards. Anyone know anywhere relatively easy to farm? Preferably somewhere that doesn't cause curse since I haven't been anywhere that can reverse it happy
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    Re: The Ballad of the Newbie

    Post by Tolvo on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:31 am

    At your level, hmm. The Leeches in the Swamp drop them, and Green titanite Shards. That is a pretty good farming spot right there.

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