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    Post by callipygias Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:34 pm

    I started a challenge this morning with my main character -- sl 381-- NG+infinity. I've done a few NG challenges, but figured NG+infinity is where the true difficulty is, so I decided to try a playthrough with my Wanderer character's starting weapon, a scimitar at +0.

    It was incredibly fun through the Taurus Demon (funnest fight with him since my first time), but once I got to The Bell Gargoyles I decided to re-think the challenge. I only allowed item buffs, so my 2-handed hits were doing like 40 damage, and once there were two of them I could only dodge for so long. At infinity even the standard hollow guys were taking 12 R1 hits to kill, and I couldn't even 1-shot them with a riposte. In fact, they took a riposte, a backstab, AND an R1 attack to go down.

    Any challenges you all have tried that proved too challenging?
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    Post by PlasticandRage Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:38 pm

    Trying to do homework instead of play DkS
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    Post by SlakeMoth Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:43 pm

    The whole damn game!
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    Post by Sulfur Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:44 pm

    Trying to beat the game with a longsword alone.
    Couldn't do it.
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    Post by ChizFreak Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:21 pm

    Sulfur wrote:Trying to beat the game with a longsword alone.
    Couldn't do it.

    Without upgrading? Because upgrading it would be a pretty easy thing to do.

    Anyways if you want a real challenge: make a full melee character, you can use heal miracle, but nothing more. No hud. No BB glitch lol. It's not really that hard but it's fun to do. Also the screen looks prettier without hud.
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    Post by Buggy Virus Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:54 pm

    Beat it pugilist class.

    No weapons, just fists.
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    Post by Rynn Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:43 pm

    I tried a shield only run.
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    Post by PlasticandRage Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:40 pm

    Rynn wrote:I tried a shield only run.

    I'm doing that right now. With Havel's Shield. Although I went through the majority of play with the Grass Crest on my back, 2 handing the Balder Shield.
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    Post by Rynn Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:46 pm

    PlasticandRage wrote:
    Rynn wrote:I tried a shield only run.

    I'm doing that right now. With Havel's Shield. Although I went through the majority of play with the Grass Crest on my back, 2 handing the Balder Shield.
    I quit because of too many invaders, and crappy shield mechanics.
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    Post by PlasticandRage Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:04 am

    I'm actually having a lot of fun with invaders 2 handing Havel's. It's funny fighting people who rely on reposts with it.
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    Post by Digitalyzed Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:13 am

    I tried a shield run by muling two fuly upgraded bonewheel shields to a level 1 pyromancer. The spinning R2 attackk is surprisingly decent against enemies...as long as they aren't bosses.
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    Post by vageta31 Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:23 am

    There's a fine line between challenging and impossible due to the 4 Kings. Every other boss and area in the game can probably be beaten with the weakest method possible on the assumption you are able to continually dodge. 4 Kings however have a built in time limit and if you can't do enough DPS you will eventually get swarmed and no matter how good you are at doding you will get homing missile'd by multiple Kings and will run out of heals.



    This is why "fists only" and "hilt" runs are pointless. You can fist only with Dragon body pretty easily but the hilt, even upgraded, would be near impossible with the Kings. I'd say the toughest challenge with the chance to actually do it would be broken short sword only run. Assuming you allowed rings you could still do decent damage with an elemental version in hyper mode. Allowing power within makes it even more possible.

    Anything less than that you're just going to beat your head against the way.
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    Post by Sulfur Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:55 am

    ChizFreak wrote:
    Sulfur wrote:Trying to beat the game with a longsword alone.
    Couldn't do it.

    Without upgrading? Because upgrading it would be a pretty easy thing to do.


    Just a longsword, no shield, no bows, etc.

    Also, I am used to using a greatsword, so switching to a longsword was a pretty big leap.
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    Post by vageta31 Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:21 am

    Sulfur wrote:
    ChizFreak wrote:
    Sulfur wrote:Trying to beat the game with a longsword alone.
    Couldn't do it.

    Without upgrading? Because upgrading it would be a pretty easy thing to do.


    Just a longsword, no shield, no bows, etc.

    Also, I am used to using a greatsword, so switching to a longsword was a pretty big leap.

    If it's your first challenge run then it will definitely be more difficult for you but it's totally doable. A longsword has the identical moveset as the Claymore with less damage and range. It still has plenty of damage in NG though, even if it's not elemental.

    I used an sl 4 warrior in ENB's challenge series and took down S&O and 4 Kings with a plain +15 longsword with resins. I absolutely destroyed super smough in about 30 seconds flat.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_VnfhRuonU S&O


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcWCV14J5Bs 4 Kings

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