I still have the Silver Pendant from my playthrough ng and now I'm in ng+ before Manus.
I have tried to fight him and although I use this Silver Pendant I get often a lot of damage. Not always, though, some spells I can repel and I get only a little dmg but sometimes I get a lot so that I die.
Is it needed to fetch the Silver Pendant in the ng+ once more because it is stronger or it's effect last longer or is the one from the ng the same?
Then, how or when do I have to use it?
I must say in ng I never used it and Manus was not that hard.
Besides, I have a real hard time to use both the Pendant and the Estus and I often get confused in the hectic of the fight and I mix everything up and die. I press the wrong butten or I cannot take care of Manus and he hit me and I fail in the timings!
Better would be to fight Manus without this pendant.
But his dark magic truly is stronger in ng+ than in ng.
Do you have some advice against Manus?