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    4 kings ********

    Post by endnuen on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:51 pm

    4 kings is probably the worst bossfight in the histry of bossfights. ¨
    It's so ridiculous!
    I am utterly unable to beat them without fastroll, stamina regen and a fast +4 lightning weapon...

    How the flippin' hell is anyone supposed to defeat them without?
    Their grab is impossible to dodge without fastroll and so is their AoE explosion.

    They are hands down the *** worst. I even tried with the iron flesh but they apparently ignore that now as well, and their wide double swing that takes 8/10th of you life with the 2. swing...

    God they are just cheap..
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    Post by Whknight on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:00 pm

    Yes, in NG+ and beyond they become one of the most fun bosses there is. I find that understanding what they are doing and adapting to play off them is a good start.

    I tend to use medium armor, crest shield (as I have not made magic warriors) plus magic or greater magic making sure to reapply it whenever it wears off no matter what, a +15 longsword buffed with crystal magic weapon, but resins could work I imagine, and lots of green moss. This lets me move around pretty freely, block their magic attacks when they spawn, and crystal magic weapon has enough casts I can keep it up consantly instead of sunlight blade which tends to run out once they are around 30%.

    Then I charge hack away two handed while making sure I'm at their back and sides at all times. Usually it ends quickly enough before they use magic and if they do the barrier prevents it from being lethal so I am able to only bring my shield out when another spawns. Has not failed me once.


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    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:03 pm

    Nah its not that bad, lots of options, you can tank in havels with almost any weapon that is near max and destroy, or go light and dodge like you said. If you get close to him its a cake walk.


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    Re: 4 kings ********

    Post by RANT on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:16 pm

    your problem is youre using an elemental weapon, i dont really use dex weapons but theyre the best for four kings, ricards rapier r2 attack with cmw destroys them in seconds.


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    Re: 4 kings ********

    Post by callipygias on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:16 pm

    endnuen wrote:4 kings is probably the funnest bossfight in the histry of bossfights.
    Fixed it for you, op. There are many of us that love this fight, and we need you to SUMMON US!


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    Post by Ser Isaac on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:18 pm

    Yeah if you use XBL summon me. I have a 120 char built to kill them.


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    Post by Dark Spirit EliteBiker20 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:36 pm

    endnuen wrote:4 kings is probably the worst bossfight in the histry of bossfights. ¨
    It's so ridiculous!
    I am utterly unable to beat them without fastroll, stamina regen and a fast +4 lightning weapon...

    How the flippin' hell is anyone supposed to defeat them without?
    Their grab is impossible to dodge without fastroll and so is their AoE explosion.

    They are hands down the *** worst. I even tried with the iron flesh but they apparently ignore that now as well, and their wide double swing that takes 8/10th of you life with the 2. swing...

    God they are just cheap..



    I completely agree dude, I dont know how everyone else beats them so easily.... I get help from people and it still sometimes take a few tries to kill them. I absolutely hate them!!!!! the whole New Londo Ruins in general is annoying. The ghosts, if not dodged with good tactics, can tear you to shreds..... and the big slime things can get annoying unless you have strong magic, but then all you magic goes into them instead of the boss. I'm on my 5th playthrough now and haven't faced them yet..... dont know if I ever will.


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    Post by User on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:38 pm

    Better than bridge Wyvern.
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    Post by johnnyjwa on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:46 pm

    When they cooperate it goes well if you have a strong weapon. But...

    What normally happens to me is, I charge the 1st king to take him down quickly, He jumps away... I charge in again, he does his aoe explosion... I charge in for a 3rd time, he grabs me because I failed to dodge. Then I get my *** handed to me quickly by 2 kings. They do not even give me a chance to do damage.

    This was all in Ng+ with a +15 Ricards rapier buffed with sunlight blade. I always manage to beat them without phantoms but sometimes they really annoy me! They should be called the 4 trolls. big grin


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    Post by Dark Spirit EliteBiker20 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:58 pm

    Acidic_Cook wrote:Better than bridge Wyvern.

    lol! Totally agree......... I never killed him before.... Stupid fire breath.

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    Post by Whknight on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:14 pm

    Dragonslayer Bow is king on NG+ and beyond. Need to get it again and break him on my current build -.-;


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    Re: 4 kings ********

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:58 pm

    What Acidic said......

    Four Kings is not a hassle once you know what they do. I summoned Beatrice in NG++ despite knowing she probably would be more of a hindrance than help. Anyway, GS +15 with lemon buff and never had to worry about more than one at a time. I loves me some Beatrice but all she really did was look pretty on this one.

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    Post by Whknight on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:03 am

    Beatrice is one of the greatest weapons, she serves as an attention getter. I still remember the time I got killed but the Four Kings had a very small sliver of health and she casted and killed it while my screen was fading to black xD


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    Post by dirkdeadeye on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:24 am

    Summon some bros man. I always summon help, even if i know I can solo it. It encourages teamwork. With my bkugs I just roll in and go to town on them, they don't live long. On my caster I summon a havel armor bro, and a light armor bro and sit back and cast. Very easy.
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    Post by Extertionist on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:49 am

    I hate them just because they're not on visible ground and screws with my distance and timing.


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    Post by User on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:59 am

    I'm sorry... You can't tell how far they are, due to the absence of ground?
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    Post by GkMrBane on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:15 am

    Question If I deafeated the boss in the area already can I still be summoned to help?


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    Post by aceluby on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:23 am

    GkMrBane wrote:Question If I deafeated the boss in the area already can I still be summoned to help?

    Yes...

    I love the 4 kings battle, nearly all of their attacks can be dodged and if you're a mage you can just block the magic attacks and cast away. I think I've died 4 times total to them.


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    Post by GkMrBane on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:35 am

    Thats so weird cause I was able to join a friend on XBL in the forest but when whent to the 4kings we couldnt join at all. thats weird.


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    Post by aceluby on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:07 pm

    GkMrBane wrote:Thats so weird cause I was able to join a friend on XBL in the forest but when whent to the 4kings we couldnt join at all. thats weird.

    Had he lowered the water? I think you have to lower the water before invasions and summonings can occur.


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