A Dark Souls Thread ft. Bloodborne (2019 unkindled mix)


Knight Atorias then. Had twenty plus runs at him yesterday and never got him past half health. Anybody got any tips before I start pretending that the DLC just wasn’t included with my copy? Tried a variety of approaches, but my most successful have been with the Painting Guardian armour (my lightest for the rolls) and my uchigatana +15 (thinly veiled I’ve got a +15 weapon post)

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Fast weapon is a good idea because you get very short hit windows between his attacks. If he starts rolling away from you get after him straight away and start whaling on him to stun him out of his power up. Apart from that, unfortunately, its really just one of those where you have to do it enough times that you get into the rhythm of his attacks, but when it clicks he will drop fairly quickly as long as you prevent his buff.


Put away any shield you have and roll. Less than 25% load is essential. Only about a quarter of his attacks should be attacked directly after, the others he is too fast to respond so it’s fine to just dodge him and wait for the next one where you have an opening.


My username is my PS4 account if it comes to that


I think I did the whole fight two handed and shield less? Found the way he attacked really suited how I was playing the game at that point so I actually didn’t find him too hard; think I used the Longsword or Fury Sword. Struggled far more with Manus and Kalameet. Incredible fight once it clicks though. You feel like a total badass.

A DS prequel where you fight Artorias and he has the use of both arms would be wicked.


Bottled it in the end and went for some jolly co-operation. Took him down first time, but only just - he killed me as I killed him, but I came back to life at a bonfire, and he didn’t…


A win is a win. Good area next.


God lanky and fatty are the pits. Summoned twice, once I got invaded and killed and once we both went up against them and I got killed. Not got to the 2nd stage of the fight again but been near but last time I did get there on like my 5th try or something I had no estus left, so I’m a bit worried that stage 2 of the fight will be a ball ache. Just thought it might be easier as there would only be one of them. Going to try a few more solo runs and call it a night.


Took me a few summons to do it too as getting there via invaders and getting a good run isn’t all that easy either. One time I managed to somehow summon two people which made it LOADS easier, but I still did a fair bit of the fight myself.


Fatty is weak to lightning and Ornstein is weak to fire so if you have the appropriate resins that can give your damage a boost.

If you are summoning, it’s useful to let the summon know which one you want to attack first - the reward you receive is different depending who you choose thought it only matters if you are going for certain trophies.

Also, don’t know what console you’re on but


On switch, I’m afraid.


That’s a shame, I’ll just have to keep cheering from the sidelines.

Sounds like you’ve been unlucky with the people you’ve summoned. It’s a popular area for people like me who have completed the game 50 times to help out as there are always new players who need it and so there is very little hanging around waiting for the call.


Also, re:summoning - where are you summoning from? The best place is the bonfire inside the building where you bump into Solaire. Obviously not sure what it’s like on Switch but on PS4 the place is usually littered with signs if you are around level 50-60. There is also a sneaky shortcut which lets you get to the boss without having to fight anyone.

Don’t pick the first sign you see. Have a look at the summoners weapon and gear before you bring them in - having a sorcerer as a summon can be quite useful as they can pepper them with soul arrows while you just concentrate on not getting hit.

It can also sometimes give you an idea of how experienced they are - if they are rocking underpants and a massive hammer they probably know what they’re doing.


Lastly, don’t forget you can put your summon sign down to help other people too - that way you can earn souls and humanity while getting experience on the boss with zero risk to yourself.


WHAT??? Please tell me this.


I assume @SuoTempore just means sprinting from that bonfire through the room with two knights which takes you to the corridor with the titanite demon room?


And jumping off the staircase at the right place to skip a couple of the knights as well?


What maggie says. Just recorded it for anyone interested


Huh, well I’ll be…