Dark Souls Remastered Switch Edition |OT| The one with the Solaire Amiibo

Oct 25, 2017
4,991
North Jackson High
Keep in mind that the Furysword requires Demon Titanite to be upgraded, which is harder to acquire than Twinkling. (can't be bought and must be farmed from the Titanite Demon's, most of which do not respawn).

Also the Furysword is a Dex weapon, I don't know if you have invested in that.
I've invested in everything but Res, Attunement, and Faith, which is the problem. I've got dex enough to wield the Silver Knight Sword.

I've also got enough Demon Titanite for at least one special-soul weapon to max out.

Today I just did grinding. 80,000 souls in the painted world of Ariamis to grab 10 pieces of Twinkling Titanite, then more grinding to buy Large Titanite Shards to max out the Scimitar and convert it.

Then I went down to Darkroot Basin because I'd forgotten to pick up the Grass Crest Shield after killing the knight down there, discovered the tunnel to New Londo Ruins.

Next steps:
-max Quelaag's sword
-upgrade the iron armor a bit.
-maybe upgrade Grass Crest Shield a little for more magic def

Then I think I'll be ready.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,916
UK
Quelaag's Fury Sword is also a chaos weapon which means it requires you have 10 humanity for it to be at full strength. Even fully upgraded, you will notice the difference if say you die and have to get back to your bloodstain, the damage will be lower until you're back up to 10 humanity.


Any new patches/words on fixing that confirm button placement?

What is "L2"? I don't see that in my controller anywhere...
Ahh sorry, whatever the equivalent is on the Switch of course!
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,916
UK
Yeah, tomb of the giant isn't a fun zone.
It's not fun at all and I'm on the verge of dropping the game.
The dark part is such a short area, once you're through it, it's done. Push through to the second bonfire and you're over the worst of it. :)

Do you have a light source? Have you done Lost Izalith - it's worth doing that area first if you're finding it tough. The first bonfire in TotG is warpable, so very easy to come back.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,991
North Jackson High
Kicked Four Kings teeth in.

Queelag's Sword +4, Grass Crest Shield +5, Full Black Iron set +1, 20 Estus +4.

Only blocked if I was too far away to hit him, otherwise just tank everything (though dodge that stupid grab move if you can, it hits harder than most of his other moves and sucks up precious time).

Now to drop the game for like 6 weeks.
 
Oct 27, 2017
268
Sen's fortress done and the iron golum is down. I didn't find him too hard, once I'd figured it out. On to Anor Londo. Already found the bonfire there and kicked a gargoyle's arse, he wasn't too tough either. Not quite sure of the point of that bit as the loot from that was underwhelming.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,896
Paris, France
Sen's fortress done and the iron golum is down. I didn't find him too hard, once I'd figured it out. On to Anor Londo. Already found the bonfire there and kicked a gargoyle's arse, he wasn't too tough either. Not quite sure of the point of that bit as the loot from that was underwhelming.
This gargoyle in anor londo is awesome because when you kick its ass you realize the progress you've made since the Bell tower.
I died a lot on the roof of the church against the 2 gargoyles, this was my revenge.

On another note, I reached the bottom of tomb of the giants and realized I had forgot to do the thing that opens the golden fog.
Dammit.
 
Oct 27, 2017
268
This gargoyle in anor londo is awesome because when you kick its ass you realize the progress you've made since the Bell tower.
I died a lot on the roof of the church against the 2 gargoyles, this was my revenge.

On another note, I reached the bottom of tomb of the giants and realized I had forgot to do the thing that opens the golden fog.
Dammit.
Oh so it was the same type of gargoyle? Wow, he was so much easier now. I just flamed him with my pyro and he barely even tried to attack me. I had trouble with the two of them at the bell tower too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,916
UK
So I beat Quelaag and rang the second bell.
Should I continue towards the lava demon (or whatever is protecting that giant door) or go back to the onion knight through the door that has now been opened?
Sen's Fortress is the way to progress now it's open yeah, but you can have a nosey around the Demon Ruins now too. Progress that way is blocked at a point but you can grab some loot, souls from the boss etc.
 
Mar 21, 2018
2,082
That crystal cave is stupid. Jeez. Such a letdown of an area, with a gimmick that feels just bad. Randomly sliding off platforms is woo.
DS2 and 3 didn't have anything like this.

New Londo was much, much better. Also really liked Tomb of the Giants, at least.

Still, it feels like the game is suddenly worse overall, or is that just me?
 
Jun 10, 2018
301
Accidentally messed up Firelink on NG+. Used the fire-keepers soul I was supposed to use to
revive the fire keeper after Lautrec kills her
by mistake because I didn't realise it was a unique item...

Guess I don't really need it too much now with just the lord souls left... but still annoying!

On a positive note, first timing Ornstein and Smough felt so good - absolutely bossed them with my crazy OP black knight halberd (+5). Even killed Smough first so I could get Ornstein's armor.
 
Ornstein & Smough is ridiculous, I might just tap out here. Don't see how I'm ever going to beat them.

Tried it 4 times (irritating run from the bonfire BTW, boring to wait for a lift) and got two hits in on the smaller one once. And barely scratched him. That's it. The big one can pretty much one shot me, actually they both can, and I just run around trying not to get hit and then die.

At least let us spawn just before the fog door. I don't like games that treat my time like its worthless. Seriously. F u dev for making me run to the door each time. What does that add to the game?
 
Ornstein & Smough is ridiculous, I might just tap out here. Don't see how I'm ever going to beat them.

Tried it 4 times (irritating run from the bonfire BTW, boring to wait for a lift) and got two hits in on the smaller one once. And barely scratched him. That's it. The big one can pretty much one shot me, actually they both can, and I just run around trying not to get hit and then die.

At least let us spawn just before the fog door. I don't like games that treat my time like its worthless. Seriously. F u dev for making me run to the door each time. What does that add to the game?
There's a much faster way to the boss, from the bonfire after the archers, you can skip most of Anor Londo. That'll make running to the boss much quicker.

If you are having trouble, you can Summon Solaire to help you out. He won't do much damage but he'll distract one of them while you kill the other.
 
Oct 27, 2017
268
There's a much faster way to the boss, from the bonfire after the archers, you can skip most of Anor Londo. That'll make running to the boss much quicker.

If you are having trouble, you can Summon Solaire to help you out. He won't do much damage but he'll distract one of them while you kill the other.
Thanks but I'd have to spend humanity to kindle that bonfire and then kill the Knight everytime too. Don't see the point in all that at all, it would be more effort each time. I'm just stuck with the long run I guess.

I will try summoning solaire but only have about 8 humanity and so only have 8 tries at it.

I'm using the Gold hemmed black cloak set to up my lightening def. Is this good armour for this fight?
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,916
UK
You don't have to kill anything on the way, just run past the knights, the interior room bonfire is really the best place to go from. But if you're summoning Solaire it's best to kill everything in your way before doing so because they will just distract him and lower his HP before he even gets in to the O&S fight where he is mainly there to draw aggro, he doesn't contribute that much in terms of damaging them.

Don't worry about humanity, it's farmable from several enemies throughout the game, the rats in the Depths for example. Wouldn't worry about armour either whatever you like is fine. If you're having trouble dodging try blocking with say the Eagle Shield which was found in Blighttown, it's the lightest great shield (high stability) and as it's wooden has high lightning defense. And goes without saying your weapon should be +10 mininum at this point in the game (if your weapon is on the regular upgrade path). The giant blacksmith is in Anor Londo to get it up to +10 in case it isn't.

O&S is a challenge for everyone the first time, don't be discouraged because when you kill them (even if you summon) it's a great feeling! :)
 
Jan 17, 2018
844
Mexico CIty
O&S is a challenge for everyone the first time, don't be discouraged because when you kill them (even if you summon) it's a great feeling! :)
Ain't that the truth. Took me close to 100 tries in 2012 when I first beat the game.

Like Red Liquorice says, you want your weapon to be +10 at this point. I like killing Ornstein first. He goes down pretty quick if your damage is high enough. And since he's much faster than Smough, it's easy to kite them in such a way that Smough gets stuck in a pillar while Ornstein closes in on you.

The satisfaction after beating them is immense, indeed.