after getting little bored and pausing Dark Souls and after 4 month of playing DeS I'm back at Dark Souls again and having a lot of fun again.
Atm I'm trying to do a SL1 run. Just want to see how far I manage this.
And the first really challenge has just arrived: Four Kings!
At SL1 I don't need to describe my toon much since it only can be a Pyro-toon with the given stats. Until now I didn't do a lot of bosses:
I skipped Taurus (pvp area)
Capra with help
Gorgoyles with help
Sen's boss with Tarus (was it the npc's name?)
Four Kings always can be tough, I once had my problems with them in ng+!
But here I'm in ng. I tried them at least 15 times but don't see any progress.
I do too little dmg and/or I have to heal myself too often which results into having more than only one king fighting me.
My biggest problem is that I cannot dodge their hits nor can I get behind them. Some times I can roll to the left and don't get hit. But the biggest problem is the time. I don't have a lot of time to find a good opportunity to land a hit myself because the next king is already waiting.
The problem might also be that the stamina bar often is too low and maybe I try to dodge but with too little stamina.
I don't recognize the grab attack early enough. I cannot distinguish between the indicator of the grab attack and the magical AoE exprosion. He swivels around somehow in both attacks, doesn't he?
You see, I really have massive problem.
I have watched a few videos and in those videos they don't use a shield at all or they have the Grass Crest Shield on their back. Using the weapon 2H does make sense, of course, because of more dmg and better stamina recovery.
But since I cannot dodge, I need a shield. And because of the magical AoE attack the Crest Shield seems to be a better choice.
But as an agile, light fighter I don't see any hope.
So I could do a very heavy armored fighter. But this is also bad because dodging isn't possible at all. So all hits will hurt me or, if blocked by my crest or grass crest shield, will reduce my stamina.
Can you give me some advice to this really difficult boss?
Which strategy (light and dodging or heavy and 2h r1 spamming) is more appropriate against 4K at sl1?
What about the shield? Does it make sense to upgrade it to +14 only for this fight?
My Weapon is the Lightning Axe+14 or should I use a different weapon, for example my Reinforced Club? But I would have to upgrade it at first to lightning +15. If I only had a few slabs!
I really do want to learn how to dodge correctly but it seems too difficult with this stamina thing and with all the dark.
There is also left only one slot for a ring! Which ring would you use in each strategy?
Many thanks for your suggestions!