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    Accidently used my slab

    Post by White Mamba on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:12 am

    Got hit by the acid of those worm things in demon ruins near the ember, yeah thats fine, when I was back at the bonfire I went to repair my lightning claymore, but accidently went to upgrade instead of repiar. To make it worse, I hate the thing and was just using it until I got darkmoon blade. I just wasn't paying attention, then the trophy sound came on and I see Lightning Weapon trophy. FML
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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:16 am

    Don't worry, the diferrence between a +14 and +15 weapon is minimal (especially since you're using DMB buff)


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by RANT on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:38 am

    that sucks, i always take it slow when im in the repair or upgrade menu.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by exandroide on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:58 am

    did the same thing...on damn lightening claws. only i already had the lightening trophy 🇳🇴
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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Doelker on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:12 am

    You want to know something funny? When I first started to play dark souls and got my slab from the stray demon I fed it to Framp... Yes I did that. I didn't know how rare they were and that actually it was needed to upgrade a weapon to its biggest capacity... :roll:


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by bloodpixel on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:01 am

    Well it doesn't really matter that much anyway. It's like a 10 point difference.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:22 am

    Go farm 1 up, only takes an hour or so per slab.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Mike-Lassen on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:07 am

    How do you farm a slab in an hour?

    I spend several hours during half a week beating the four kings. During every attempt, I killed the darkwraith's (with serpent ring) on the way there and received a 100 chunks but no slab :x


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Yesuurd on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:07 am

    Only way to farm slabs that I know of is at New Londo killing Darkwraiths, you should have atleast 10 humanities and gold serpent ring to boost your item drop percentage.

    I have never gotten one though, seems I am unlucky at slabs.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Darkson on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:18 am

    Btw (just a thought) can black knights or those giants in Anor Londo also drop a slab maybe? You know, besause they also drop chunks... 😕


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Yesuurd on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:22 am

    I assume they might although the only confirmed drop that I know off are the darkwraiths, and I have farmed chunks for hours with the knights at Kiln for example but never had a slab drop, although I repeat I am not the best guy to talk about slab drops since I have never gotten one, just writing what I have read on wiki and seen videos of.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by ARSP on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:30 am

    I actually did get a slab once in New Londo..... while I was farming for chunks. I got plenty of chunks when I was farming for slabs. Speaking of frampt on my first playthrough when I was getting a lot of chunks I actually broke one into Large titanite shards because at the time I did not know I could Buy them from the giant black smith.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Darkson on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:07 am

    I read something somewhere in someone's post some time ago... yeah... he/she believed that a higher item discovery rate does not increase the chance of getting a rare drop, and I find that very likely too. A lot of times people seem to get the rare items when they weren't even farming specifically for them (including me, never got a slab though), others I see raging here about that they farmed for 3 hours now with highest item discovery rate and still didn't get the desired item.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Yesuurd on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:58 am

    Really? that's interesting pirate where can I read that?


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by White Mamba on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:43 am

    I would believe that. I got 99 White Chunks and didn't get a slab from the Tomb of Giants. Never farming for a slab again after that lol. If a Lizard drops one, nice, but other than that I am not wasting my time again lol
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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by aceluby on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:13 am

    I believe your item discovery rate is exactly that, your chances to get 'something' to drop. What item actually drops is a separate calculation that we don't have any control over. With that being said, having a higher drop rate will increase your chances of getting a rare item. Just using fake numbers...

    Item Discovery = 100 means a 10% drop rate from the darkwraiths
    ID = 410 means a 25% drop rate
    Slab drop = 2% chance when something is dropped

    ID of 100 = 10% drop rate * 2% slab rate = .2% chance of a slab
    ID of 410 = 25% drop rate * 2% slab rate = .5% chance of a slab


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Darkson on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:31 am

    ^ Ok this looks more right of course :o +1


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by befowler on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:32 am

    Also, I think you can get more than one item to drop at the same time, so there might be a % check against each possible drop each time. For example, I was farming humanity from the rats under the drake bridge in the parish with 410 ID. Each time, I'd kill that hollow at the top of the stairs just to keep him from following me down the ladder. Every so often, instead of dropping 1 thing he'd drop 3-4 all at once. Once got hollow soldier armor, helm, longsword, and a titanite shard all at the same time. I've also had multiples off the Parish knights, including nearly a full set of balder armor in one go.

    The problem back in Demon souls was that increasing your Luck stat seemed to actually reduce your rare drops rate, because it made it more likely you'd get an easier drop instead of the rare one you really wanted. I suspect DkS has worked around this by letting multiple drops all enjoy an increased drop rate simultaneously.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by exandroide on Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:43 pm

    speaking of wasting slabs...i'm the new owner of a Pharis hat +10

    it is a pretty sweet hat tho
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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by ChizFreak on Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:56 pm

    Remember that you can farm them from Darkwraiths (boring and slow). You can also go killing all the Crystal Lizards in the Great Hollow (they are 5). They all have a small chance of dropping a regular slab but they don't respawn.


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by BLA1NE on Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:27 pm

    There are worse things to waste a slab on than a lightning claymore... And you only get 1 claymore per playthrough, so if you were planning on using DMB on it, you can get another slab and claymore in NG+. That way you'll have a Claymore +15 to buff, and a Lightning Claymore +5 as a backup for when your buff wears off--doesn't sound bad at all!

    That is, if you like the claymore!

    By the way, you can also get slabs in the Great Hollow. Kill all the lizards there and you could get 1 or more slabs if you're lucky (I got 3 from them once... but that was pre-patch, don't know if it's changed).


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by ublug on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:14 pm

    I have heavy boots +10 Praise the Sun
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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by Yarxov on Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:08 pm

    These boots were made for walking!

    I am very frugal with my slabs, took forever to finally spend the few I had, strangely enough though I should have 3, but I only have 2 items at +15 and no armor at +10...hmmm... :x


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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by White Mamba on Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:59 pm

    Yeah, it doesn't matter, I deleted that guy and started again after I killed Leeroy and he fell off he cliff. All I wanted was the grant. I hate the claymore so much, never using it again lol
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    Re: Accidently used my slab

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:10 am

    Look Skyward

    If an NPC dies by falling off a cliff, you can quit and reload your game, and his loot will be where the NPC spawned. So you could've got the Grant.

    I don't understand why people are so quick to delete their characters so often in this game... You're supposed to stick with it. Pretty much no matter what you do, you can always stick with it and beat the game. Then you can either try again in NG+ for what you missed the first time, or start a new character at that point. But at least beat the game before you start over so many times...

    I didn't mean to sound harsh, btw. It's just that so many people come to the forums and say they've deleted their character X number of times and started over each time, and they've never beaten the game yet... It's to all these people I say stop starting over and just beat it already!


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