SoulsERA |OT| So the world might be mended

Worldshaker

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Oct 28, 2017
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I'm not sure if I have the time/patience to beat Midir in Dark Souls 3. So far I've cleared every boss solo without summoning, but this guy is testing my patience. Not even Gael was that hard. I think he took me about 10 tries total?

Maybe I'll put it down for a week and see if I feel inspired to try again later. Cool battle visually, but I'm not a fan of getting 1/2 shot in phase 3.
 

Morrigan

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Oct 24, 2017
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I'm not sure if I have the time/patience to beat Midir in Dark Souls 3. So far I've cleared every boss solo without summoning, but this guy is testing my patience. Not even Gael was that hard. I think he took me about 10 tries total?

Maybe I'll put it down for a week and see if I feel inspired to try again later. Cool battle visually, but I'm not a fan of getting 1/2 shot in phase 3.
Stay in front of his face. If you've played Bloodborne, fight him exactly like you would Amygdala (defiled chalice version because you can just sloppily attack the regular version and still win); dodge whatever attack it does, wait for the head to lower, get 1-2 hits in (depending on your weapon speed), retreat, repeat.
 

angelgrievous

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Nov 8, 2017
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Ugh. Running through this NG++ of Demons Souls and gotta get PWWT in 5 is killing me. I hope they never do a VOD/Blighttown level ever again.
 

Worldshaker

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Oct 28, 2017
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Stay in front of his face. If you've played Bloodborne, fight him exactly like you would Amygdala (defiled chalice version because you can just sloppily attack the regular version and still win); dodge whatever attack it does, wait for the head to lower, get 1-2 hits in (depending on your weapon speed), retreat, repeat.
Thanks for the tip!

I finally downed him after a few serious hours of attempting him. I realize that going underneath him or towards his tail just makes the fight harder than it really has to be. It was just a test of patience, and learning to not get greedy.

Now I start on Sekiro. I wanted to beat every souls game solo before moving onto the hardest one.
 

Morrigan

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Oct 24, 2017
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Thanks for the tip!

I finally downed him after a few serious hours of attempting him. I realize that going underneath him or towards his tail just makes the fight harder than it really has to be. It was just a test of patience, and learning to not get greedy.

Now I start on Sekiro. I wanted to beat every souls game solo before moving onto the hardest one.
Nice!

Good luck with Sekiro. You'll have to re-learn everything because it does not play like a Souls game. :)
 
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III-V

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks for the tip!

I finally downed him after a few serious hours of attempting him. I realize that going underneath him or towards his tail just makes the fight harder than it really has to be. It was just a test of patience, and learning to not get greedy.

Now I start on Sekiro. I wanted to beat every souls game solo before moving onto the hardest one.
Please give my regards to Genichiro-San.
Have fun!
 

Version 3.0

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Oct 27, 2017
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Will do. My first thought is that the DualShock 3 really was a piece of shit wasn’t it?😩
I didn't know Demon's sold well enough to get a "Greatest Hits" version. Cool.

And yes, the DualShock 3 sucks. Well, mainly the triggers, in my opinion. Whomever designed them as convex curved is a jerk.

Do yourself a favor and get the little clip-on convex trigger attachments. A friend gave me some way back when, and I can't overstate how much they improve it.
 

Rex_DX

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Oct 28, 2017
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I didn't know Demon's sold well enough to get a "Greatest Hits" version. Cool.

And yes, the DualShock 3 sucks. Well, mainly the triggers, in my opinion. Whomever designed them as convex curved is a jerk.

Do yourself a favor and get the little clip-on convex trigger attachments. A friend gave me some way back when, and I can't overstate how much they improve it.
It’s a good tip but I already special ordered the game, waited a week for delivery. Went dungeon diving (aka searching a basement for an hour) to find my PS3 and then had to mess around with my hdmi switch to get it to broadcast then waited two hours for the ps3 to update and then had to reset my Sony password. I’m not putting any more barriers between me and the game. Sitting down to play it now and then the DS3 is going back to the dungeon.
 

Electivire

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Oct 31, 2019
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I bought Bloodborne years ago on a sale because my brother ask me to do we can co-op. I did and the fucker stopped playing.

anyway, I never got into it but recently I found this YouTuber Speed Lee whodid a 99 Arcane run/build.

I didn’t know you coulddo magic in this game. Does anyone still play in here? Would anyone mind helping with a Arcane build?

Disclaimer,

I know nothing about this game or Soul series. What I do know is that you don’t start off with Arcane Tools and have to go to Cain Hurst(?) Castle for the first one and that there a tentacle Arcane attack somewhere before that.

I somewhat remember first trying the game years back and not liking the up close and person combat and wishing for unlimited Molotovs.
 

Red Liquorice

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Oct 27, 2017
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I somewhat remember first trying the game years back and not liking the up close and person combat and wishing for unlimited Molotovs.
Just to clarify if that's what you're looking for, magic in the game isn't an unlimited resource, it uses the consumable silver bullets that are also used by offhand firearms, you either have to buy or farm them - there are many enemies who guarantee drop them though. You can also swap HP throughout for blood bullets, again which are a finite resource governed by your health and by how many blood vials (healing items) you are carrying - they are also finite but purchasable/farmable. Basically arcane might be a tougher first playthrough than melee, especially early on.
 

Electivire

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Oct 31, 2019
258
Just to clarify if that's what you're looking for, magic in the game isn't an unlimited resource, it uses the consumable silver bullets that are also used by offhand firearms, you either have to buy or farm them - there are many enemies who guarantee drop them though. You can also swap HP throughout for blood bullets, again which are a finite resource governed by your health and by how many blood vials (healing items) you are carrying - they are also finite but purchasable/farmable. Basically arcane might be a tougher first playthrough than melee, especially early on.
I’m ok with that as I know Arcane in this game is a play style I would enjoy. I’m ok with getting Gud if I’m having fun with it.
 

gogosox82

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Oct 25, 2017
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I bought Bloodborne years ago on a sale because my brother ask me to do we can co-op. I did and the fucker stopped playing.

anyway, I never got into it but recently I found this YouTuber Speed Lee whodid a 99 Arcane run/build.

I didn’t know you coulddo magic in this game. Does anyone still play in here? Would anyone mind helping with a Arcane build?

Disclaimer,

I know nothing about this game or Soul series. What I do know is that you don’t start off with Arcane Tools and have to go to Cain Hurst(?) Castle for the first one and that there a tentacle Arcane attack somewhere before that.

I somewhat remember first trying the game years back and not liking the up close and person combat and wishing for unlimited Molotovs.
Its not really magic and the tools have a resource so you can't just spam whenever. If you don't have bullets you can't use the tools. Just wanted to make sure you understand that.
 

angelgrievous

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Nov 8, 2017
4,227
Ohio
I wish I had a PS3, I so wanna play DS again.

Still need that damn Pure Bladestone.
Pure Bladestone is such a pain in the ass. I think I spent 4 or 5 days farming the red eye skelly behind the fake wall in 4-2 before it dropped, and that was just a few weeks ago and also my 2nd time doing it.

I still have one more to go though.

Proof of Concord Kept is also a pain in the ass thing to farm for. I didn't actively start going for the plat until much later in the game and I was far too over leveled for online play so it took a really long time.
 

HiLife

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Oct 25, 2017
11,406
Finally made it to the final boss in DS3 at a little short of 40 hours. Still haven’t touched the ringed city or archdragon peak but I’m honestly happy with my progress. Considering I’ve bought the game one week ago, and have clearly been addicted.

Sekiro really trained my reaction times to the point where normal enemies have posed harder challenges than these bosses. Really excited to start NG+ though because I didn’t use magic at all. Or any weapon that doesn’t scale with dexterity. Katana all day.
 
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III-V

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Finally made it to the final boss in DS3 at a little short of 40 hours. Still haven’t touched the ringed city or archdragon peak but I’m honestly happy with my progress. Considering I’ve bought the game one week ago, and have clearly been addicted.

Sekiro really trained my reaction times to the point where normal enemies have posed harder challenges than these bosses. Really excited to start NG+ though because I didn’t use magic at all. Or any weapon that doesn’t scale with dexterity. Katana all day.
That was fast. I think I was 60 hours my first play through.
 

HiLife

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Oct 25, 2017
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That was fast. I think I was 60 hours my first play through.
I think I was breezing through worlds when everybody on reddit recommended specific levels per area, and I was always at least 10 levels above the rec. Lol. I’m always farming but then again this franchise has trained me to do that. But I guess went overboard. Oh well. It’s still challenging but I’m chalking it up to having experience with the franchise for years now. Probably run a NG++ on Sekiro after my NG+ on DS3.

Edit: currently SL102 on Soul of Cinder. Hopefully I can reach 120 by the time I finish Archdragon and Ringed City before I respec to a magic build on NG+.
 

Cat Party

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think I was breezing through worlds when everybody on reddit recommended specific levels per area, and I was always at least 10 levels above the rec. Lol. I’m always farming but then again this franchise has trained me to do that. But I guess went overboard. Oh well. It’s still challenging but I’m chalking it up to having experience with the franchise for years now. Probably run a NG++ on Sekiro after my NG+ on DS3.

Edit: currently SL102 on Soul of Cinder. Hopefully I can reach 120 by the time I finish Archdragon and Ringed City before I respec to a magic build on NG+.
Soul of a Cinder is a cake walk compared to the last boss in Archdragon Peak and the DLC bosses.
 

HiLife

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
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Soul of a Cinder is a cake walk compared to the last boss in Archdragon Peak and the DLC bosses.
I think Sister Friede is the coolest boss in the game, but I kept falling for SoC’s wind up attacks that catch you after the roll. Must’ve tried at least 15 times to get him. The most obvious telegraphs too. I couldn’t wait for the NG+ so I just respec’d my abilities to a magic build. Throwing sunlight spears is some cheese that I needed after going through with a strict melee build. Bout to see how far I can one shot into Archdragon Peak lol.
 

HiLife

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
11,406
Omg.

This Midir dragon.

Fucker.

Edit:

Commenting again to say I’m still on this piece of shit. Wasted all my embers on him. 30+. Even with summons. It’s like his health pool is infinite. Legit frustrating experience.
 
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Worldshaker

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Oct 28, 2017
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Omg.

This Midir dragon.

Fucker.

Edit:

Commenting again to say I’m still on this piece of shit. Wasted all my embers on him. 30+. Even with summons. It’s like his health pool is infinite. Legit frustrating experience.
What helped me was watching a bunch of perfect no-hit Midir kills to learn how to abuse his AI. Take it slow and steady, and it might be easier to solo because of how wacky his AI is not to mention his insane HP pool solo (must be crazy high in multiplayer)
 

HiLife

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Oct 25, 2017
11,406
What helped me was watching a bunch of perfect no-hit Midir kills to learn how to abuse his AI. Take it slow and steady, and it might be easier to solo because of how wacky his AI is not to mention his insane HP pool solo (must be crazy high in multiplayer)
Finally got this guy during my hour sesh. Yeah, solo was much easier. My lightning arrows were actually doing damage this time.