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    Post by FinPeku Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:12 pm

    Alvina, I am sorry for killing Artorias in the past. But... I only did it to get more tools hunting down those who desecrate your holy woods... You surely know how to punish your own. How can I ever redeem myself?

    My forest hunter's darkroot garden is permanently gravelorded 😢

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    Post by RANT Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:39 pm

    Brokewilly wrote:@Rant - fellow mace man big grin .Hopefully you have given mace's cousin the morningstar a twirl - it is an insidious weapon.It does somewhat less damage than the mace (@ +15), slightly slower swing speed and recovery on a miss (my observations after using it) but oh man it has "surprise you with your pants down around your ankles" type of bleed. The combination of the morningtar's good stun-lock, bleed (@300) and the fact your opponent believes you are a "easy mark" for even using it has allowed me to kill many opponents.Before they know it the last strike of salvo bleeds out their remaining bit of life - they realize too late the bleed has them in its death grip.People forget the morningstar has the same bleed factor as a katana.

    i have actually, its pretty good and since it stunlock just like the mace i have bled people with it, its hard though since somehow most of the people i fight know how to swap out of a stunlock but sometimes i get it and its pretty awesome. i love the pickaxe with leo ring but since i lose a ring slot that meant i gotta go med roll with poise and fast roll no poise which isnt really a good idea and imo not worth it since youre the one thats gonna end up getting stunlocked. and the butcher knife needs to get some love too, that thing has some reach(and phantom hits too)
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    Post by skarekrow13 Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:05 pm

    Oh man I gotta kill Ciaran. Missed her with my main. Now I gotta flip the game again
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    Post by RANT Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:32 pm

    skarekrow13 wrote:Oh man I gotta kill Ciaran. Missed her with my main. Now I gotta flip the game again

    Why not just trade for it?
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    Post by skarekrow13 Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:10 pm

    Not my style. Wanna earn it
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    Post by RANT Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:37 pm

    but she gives them to you, if you missed them then just trade for them. i guess gettin to the dlc is easy enough though.
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    Post by Brokewilly Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:43 pm

    RantFromRant wrote:but she gives them to you, if you missed them then just trade for them. i guess gettin to the dlc is easy enough though.

    @ Skare - Rant is correct - you can either trade Astorias soul for them or you can keep the soul and kill her for the two tracers. Most people probably kill her so they can make the Astorias flip sword along with keeping the tracers. Ciaran is deadly on NG+ - the duel-wielding of those tracers will kill you quick. On my NG+ toon I used the DSS to keep her at bay and she still was able to get some hits in.
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    Post by White Knight Wulf Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:06 pm

    Cirian is deadly even on ng man she gave wulf trouble in the blood iron tarkus armor broke she nearly bleed me out 2 times
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    Post by Brokewilly Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:16 am

    Ok people I have a questions:

    What type of shields are y'all using since dark magic has hit the scene? I know you can evade and dodge dark magic but has it changed the type of shield you use? I'm having trouble deciding whether to stick with grass shield or reconfigure completely so I can use cloranthy along with the crest shield on my SL128. At this soul level dark magic can kill you outright sometimes. I am a stamina hog so I need the extra buff and I don't wear a MoC on this toon so I decided to use cloranthy instead. Dark magic has mainly been a problem when I am in close quarters combat so I decided to give the crest shield a whirl with some measure of success.The extra protection has helped me since I am mistake prone. Getting blasted in the face all of a sudden by a dark orb and dang near killed is getting old real quick. I will say I am seeing a lot more crest shield use now even though it has always been a good shield.

    My other two toons are not having dark magic nightmares since at low level I don't see much magic anyway and at high SLs I have GMB/MB for protection.


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    Post by reim0027 Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:29 am

    I've always used the crest shield. Way too much magic and WoG going on.
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    Post by RANT Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:42 am

    I've always used the heater shield or leather shield since I cant spare any weight. Even with th damn crest shield sometimes I either get ohko with the new sorceress or I'm left with about one percent or my hp. You're better off learning hip to Dodge them than block them since they will break your guard and the rest will hit you and Youre gonna go bye bye.
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    Post by FinPeku Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:17 am

    I roll through pursuers and dodge dark bead just like CSS or any magic like that. Unfortunately lag sometimes ruins it. But in the forest there's usually enough room to just back away until pursuers vanish. Also, GMB is my new best friend.
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    Post by Brokewilly Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:04 pm

    Thanks for everyone's input on the use of crest shield as some level of protection from dark magic. My reconfiguration testing on my SL128 went well last night.I am rocking the crest shield and cloranthy for a stamina buff. Iwill only try to block dark magic as a last resort - evading is the word of the day. I also have the silver pendant quick slotted and will only use if I have enough spacing so I don't get attacked when I activate it. I had to drop my poise down to 36 which I believe is adequate since I try to evade most attacks. I can quickly change to RTSR or Wolf mid-fight if needed. Things are definitely looking up for my SL128:D.
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    Post by skarekrow13 Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:02 pm

    Still lurking here. Sadly, have had little luck connecting. Wish I had tales of forest victories. Sigh
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    Post by Skarectum Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:31 pm

    I've been far too busy to play any DkS recently. Sigh.
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    Post by White Knight Wulf Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:52 pm

    Broke In regards to the message I sent on xbl ill message my address n u can send wat u can spare thru the mail
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    Post by Brokewilly Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:05 pm

    Wolfof Phyrexia wrote:Broke In regards to the message I sent on xbl ill message my address n u can send wat u can spare thru the mail

    No problem bro - I haven't been on as much as I've wanted so I have probably been missing you.I will be on tonight for a bit though - I'll hit you with a PM on the BOX.

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    Post by White Knight Wulf Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:34 pm

    K n thnx for helpin man
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    Post by wolfboy Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:05 pm

    Tomorrow, in honor of Thanksgiving, I plan to only fat roll in the forest... Just like me, my toon will be stuffed full of Turkey...
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    Post by TehInfamousAmos Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:09 pm

    Sigh, haven't played dark souls in a few weeks - I really should get back to uploading videos but I need some motivation - someone get me back into Dark Souls! I still enjoy it but it feels like a chore to play sometimes.
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    Post by Brokewilly Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:00 pm

    TehInfamousAmos wrote:Sigh, haven't played dark souls in a few weeks - I really should get back to uploading videos but I need some motivation - someone get me back into Dark Souls! I still enjoy it but it feels like a chore to play sometimes.

    And stepping up to the plate to take this challenge I present some motivational visual aids:

    https://youtu.be/8uBX-SpftHI (an old pre-v.1.06 FH vid of mine)

    https://youtu.be/5FoGfjNLAKg (nice soundtrack - just what you need when fighting the gank happy )

    https://youtu.be/t6n6HDdZ2mE (the dance this hunter does is hilarious lol )


    We need you bro - I have heard your tag called out on a few pvp vids - you gotta keep growing the legend man Prostration !! Its always the next gank squad to smash twisted.Killing gankers with extreme prejudice - its what we do!

    Broke has now left the building!!




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    Post by White Knight Wulf Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:09 pm

    U crazy broke
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    Post by FinPeku Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:32 pm

    TehInfamousAmos wrote:Sigh, haven't played dark souls in a few weeks - I really should get back to uploading videos but I need some motivation - someone get me back into Dark Souls! I still enjoy it but it feels like a chore to play sometimes.
    Try the meowcenary challenge.

    Pick one of your SL 100/120 builds and join the forest hunter covenant. Proceed to next new game.

    Speedrun the game with these rules:

    - Must wear the cat covenant ring at all times, except when invading, or invaded
    - Always human form
    - No healing when invading
    - No chain backstabbing
    - No skipping bosses. Painted world/gwyndolin and dlc areas are optional
    - No suiciding or black crystal when invading, unless you simply can't find the host.
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    Post by Brokewilly Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:58 am

    FinPeku wrote:Pick one of your SL 100/120 builds and join the forest hunter covenant. Proceed to next new game.

    Speedrun the game with these rules:

    - Must wear the cat covenant ring at all times, except when invading, or invaded
    - Always human form
    - No healing when invading
    - No chain backstabbing
    - No skipping bosses. Painted world/gwyndolin and dlc areas are optional
    - No suiciding or black crystal when invading, unless you simply can't find the host.

    This is indeed a difficult challenge - might just try this in the future. I have seen a couple of Youtuber's do this challenge.

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    Post by argotthar Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:50 pm

    Just recently I switched to 135 build for forest hunting and tbh I really enjoy it. It's dex/int build with CMW and Rapier +15, sage chest, chain leggings, knight gauntlets, mothers mask, wolf and hornet rings. Using Dark Bead as backup only and backstabs against double team.
    Getting invasions pretty fast, same as my regular 120 build but also I'm getting invaded too to get some humanity. I guess, I will stick to this build while lvling proper arena 100 build.

    Gogo forest hunters!

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