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    The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed May 09, 2012 2:33 pm

    I hereby declare this thread to be the ultimate thread for tips, tricks, secrets, whatever. This is a group thread, so post whatever you know. I'll start.

    1 You can do a plunging attack (R2/Right bumper and forward) on the asylum demon and the taurus demon which will connect and then chain into the cinematic falling attack (the one where you jump off their head). This way, you can do about 50% more damage against these two bosses.

    2 In the depths, at the point where you slide down the ledge after the giant rat, you can hug the left hand side and reach the area with Domnhall immediately, skipping the fight with Kirk (if you're human). This also allows you to quickly unlock the shortcut from Domnhall to the bonfire.

    3 Berenike Knights (the dudes armed with Maces and Greatswords) can be parried, but not riposted. However, you still receive a damage boost for the counter attack.

    4 You can use groups of enemies (like the horde of dreglings in the undead parish) to kill invadees by throwing an alluring skull near them. This works particular well with the Trident's 2H buff.

    5 (Credit to Vageta for this one) In the Catacombs, at the very first bridge (the one which has a necromancer chucking fireballs at you from the other side, just after the first bonfire), you can go to the right hand side of it and roll forward, which will bring you down to the area outside the corridor with the titanite demon at the end. This fall is not lethal and allows you to reach the Gravelord covenant and access a powerful curved greatsword and miracle early in the game.

    6 The Silver Serpent ring has no effect on NPC invaders if you get summoned to another players world (say Mildred in Blightown, for example). You get the same amount of souls with it equipped or de-quipped.

    7 The giant club barbarians in blightown can be backstabbed and riposted.

    8 (Sparkly Twinkly lizard) Pisacas can be backstabbed. They are the blue octopi things in the prison area of Dukes.

    9 (Sparkly Twinkly Lizard) In Lost Izalith and the Demon ruins, using the spell camoflage will turn you into a floating demon, identical to the other enemies. This allows you to fool invaders easily.

    10 (TehInfamousAmos) You can make a jump from the Undead Burg at the start of the game to middle of lower undead burg - survivable at any levels - you roll off of one of the ladder closer to the beginning of the burg ( near Merchant ) you roll onto one of the balconies and to a jump over into the lower undead burg allowing you to open both Lower undead burg shortcuts - also gives access to Charcoal Resin etc early on

    11 (GkMrBane) shooting any invader in the face with a bow produces a stagger animation (no matter how high poise is) and does a slight increase in damage.

    12 (TheInfamousAmos/Vageta) Quitting Game while using Homeward Bone in Nito's Lair (Gravelords) puts you at the entrance of the Tomb of Giants allowing you to skip Pinwheel all together - or basically making a shortcut to him in conjunction with the roll to the titanite demon anyway.

    13 With the use of a master key, you can access the new londo fire keeper soul, blightown FKS and by killing the daughter of chaos (and Quelagg) a 3rd firekeeper soul off the start of the game


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by WyrmHero on Wed May 09, 2012 3:00 pm

    8. Ceaseless Discharge can be defeated very easily just after Quelaag. Once you take the Gold Hemmed set, run for your life to the fog gate.


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed May 09, 2012 3:02 pm

    WyrmHero wrote:8. Ceaseless Discharge can be defeated very easily just after Quelaag. Once you take the Gold Hemmed set, run for your life to the fog gate.

    I think everyone knows that by now lol Thanks for contributing, but I want this thread to be full of things people wouldn't know, even at this stage of the game.
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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Wed May 09, 2012 3:03 pm

    picasa's (the blue tentacle beasts in the archives) can be backstabbed.

    using camoflauge in demon ruins makes you a demon statue, so you can fool invaders or hosts into thinking your one of the usual monsters.

    lautrec of carim can be kicked of a ledge when he shows up in firelink in a mere two kicks, if you then quit and reload his stuff will be where he was (5 humanity and the ring of favor) also this does not seem to count as a sin.

    sometimes skeletons in the catacombs will be come disassociated with their bones causing them to appear as floating eyes that can still attack you, this only occurs with skeletons that can still revive.


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by WyrmHero on Wed May 09, 2012 3:04 pm

    Everyone knows #1 too.


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by Kaminari on Wed May 09, 2012 3:10 pm

    yea, I'm kinda sure more people knows about nr 1 than about the CD...

    Anyway, I would probably say...Dunno if people knows about it,but in Undead brug, you can go up on the platform with the firebomb throwers, and jump over to the roof of the room with 2 undeads and 1 more with shield, so you can shoot arrows/magics on an invaders, or even try plunging attack him.


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed May 09, 2012 3:14 pm

    WyrmHero wrote:Everyone knows #1 too.

    I'm not talking about a simple plunging attack. I'm talking about doing a forward lunge onto the demon which causes damage and immediately going into the cinematic attack afterwards.
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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed May 09, 2012 3:16 pm

    sparkly-twinkly-lizard wrote:picasa's (the blue tentacle beasts in the archives) can be backstabbed.

    using camoflauge in demon ruins makes you a demon statue, so you can fool invaders or hosts into thinking your one of the usual monsters.

    lautrec of carim can be kicked of a ledge when he shows up in firelink in a mere two kicks, if you then quit and reload his stuff will be where he was (5 humanity and the ring of favor) also this does not seem to count as a sin.

    sometimes skeletons in the catacombs will be come disassociated with their bones causing them to appear as floating eyes that can still attack you, this only occurs with skeletons that can still revive.

    1 and 2 are new to me, nice work.
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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by WyrmHero on Wed May 09, 2012 3:19 pm

    Wade_Wilson wrote:
    WyrmHero wrote:Everyone knows #1 too.

    I'm not talking about a simple plunging attack. I'm talking about doing a forward lunge onto the demon which causes damage and immediately going into the cinematic attack afterwards.

    Ahhhhh, right.


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by cloudyeki on Wed May 09, 2012 3:20 pm

    ಠ_ಠ you mean to say I could have easily killed the Asylum demon my first playthrough by just doing the forward R2? Wish I knew that then.


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Wed May 09, 2012 3:22 pm

    cloudyeki wrote:ಠ_ಠ you mean to say I could have easily killed the Asylum demon my first playthrough by just doing the forward R2? Wish I knew that then.

    Yeah, my method does about 75% damage to the asylum demon and 50% to the taurus demon instead instead of 50% to the asylum demon and 33% to the taurus.

    @Wyrm Sorry for the misunderstanding, I should have worded it better.
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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Wed May 09, 2012 3:23 pm

    You can make a jump from the Undead Burg at the start of the game to middle of lower undead burg - survivable at any levels - you roll off of one of the ladder closer to the beginning of the burg ( near Merchant ) you roll onto one of the balconies and to a jump over into the lower undead burg allowing you to open both Lower undead burg shortcuts - also gives access to Charcoal Resin etc early on


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by GkMrBane on Wed May 09, 2012 3:30 pm

    shooting any invader in the face with a bow produces a stager animation (no matter how high poise is) and does a slight increase in damage.

    Dont know if its the same for every enemy in the game that has a face.


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

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    TehInfamousAmos wrote:You can make a jump from the Undead Burg at the start of the game to middle of lower undead burg - survivable at any levels - you roll off of one of the ladder closer to the beginning of the burg ( near Merchant ) you roll onto one of the balconies and to a jump over into the lower undead burg allowing you to open both Lower undead burg shortcuts - also gives access to Charcoal Resin etc early on

    cheers This is the kind of thing that I'm looking for. Adding to the OP.


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    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Wed May 09, 2012 3:34 pm

    Quitting Game while using Homeward Bone in Nito's Lair (Gravelords) puts you at the entrance of the Tomb of Giants allowing you to skip Pinwheel all together - or basically making a shortcut to him in conjunction with the roll to the titanite demon anyway.


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    Post by GkMrBane on Wed May 09, 2012 3:37 pm

    you can access 2 fire keeper souls immidietly from the start at fire link with the master key

    -londo ruins = lure gost away from water covered walk way and get soul (might be sucide run)

    -go to the valley of the drakes and from there to dark root garden and then you can head to the bonfire next to Sen's then to church and soul is on alter.


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    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Wed May 09, 2012 3:38 pm

    actually 3 Gk - you can run past dung barbies and make the roll and suicide grab the firekeeper soul silly


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    dung barbies?


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    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Wed May 09, 2012 3:39 pm

    then if desperate - kill quelaag then join chaos cov for GCFB and then kill her for another - thats +4 pretty much straight away - but I never upgrade my flasks anymore - makes the game too easy


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    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Wed May 09, 2012 3:39 pm

    Dung Barbarians.


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    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Wed May 09, 2012 3:40 pm

    Oh another thing - you can make a jump in the forest over the gap to the giant mushrooms - this is perfect if you are an invader getting gangbanged


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    Re: The ultimate tips, tricks and secrets thread.

    Post by GkMrBane on Wed May 09, 2012 3:44 pm

    ohh well I didnt want to the fire link fire keeper to die which happens when you kill quelag or ring the second bell before the first and if I take the one thats just past the barbs next to toxic *** holes my fire keeper still dies.


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    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Wed May 09, 2012 3:45 pm

    Aye - but Im expecting people by now to be able to deal with no firelink till anor londo - its no biggie particularly but bear in mind its not advised for noobs


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    Post by GkMrBane on Wed May 09, 2012 3:53 pm

    Also if you skip the gaping dragon and ring the second bell first then the first bell it locks you out of the thoroland quest lines. This is speculative since this happend to me yesterday when I was leveling a new toon to 120 and an hour and a half into lvl him to 89 I dicovered I couldnt get the miricales for my build.


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    Post by TehInfamousAmos on Wed May 09, 2012 3:55 pm

    nahh the thorolund quest line just starts up a bit later - when you kill O&S at least thats what happened for me - it didnt really start though - i just went to ToG and found Reah there - it skips parts of it I think


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