Dark Souls III Catch-All 2.0

The boss soul weapons were cool. I don't recall using any of them other than for curiosity's sake.

Don't feel bad about parry timing. I have been sh*t at it in DS2 & 3. DS1 I can parry Black Knights all the live long day.

The magic find weapon was a boss weapon i think. Quite useful for covenant farming.

DS3 changed around what buffs and infusions were useful too. In DS2, poison all the way. DS3 seems to be more about bleed.

Yeah I know at launch the OP school was Bleed, straight swords, and strength. That was easy mode. I started pyromancer who stupidly decided to continue on and become a paladin knight. Stupid as the character barely ever fit the build. Had horrible allocations that made an uphill fight all game.

Yeah, dex builds with a bleed weapon (katanas), was never easy, necessarily, cause it relied 100% on dodging instead of blocking, but still wasn't an early game magic build.

I stink at the game but I have found I can get through most stuff with a straight knight build. Shield, sword, armor, no magic.

farley3k wrote:

I stink at the game but I have found I can get through most stuff with a straight knight build. Shield, sword, armor, no magic.

The right way to play is the one that works for you

I've been using the longsword and the Uchigatana that I infused with a fire gem. Been working out pretty well so far. The starting knight gear seems pretty decent over all.

I had a hard time finding a weapon better than the fully upgraded long sword. It hits hard and fast and has decent range.

psu_13 wrote:

I had a hard time finding a weapon better than the fully upgraded long sword. It hits hard and fast and has decent range.

Dark Sword (even with the nerf)

I made it to the 2nd area over the weekend. So far it’s been a lot easier than High Wall. I’m sure grinding the lothric Knights is responsible for that. I stopped at giant doors that lead into a courtyard with a tree dude. Seemed like an obvious boss fight and I still want to look around the area more.

One thing I don’t like is I’ve been hit through walls/stairs more than any other DS game and that’s saying a lot. Never liked that enemies could do that.

Not sure how spoiler free you are going so here is a spoiler...

Spoiler:

There is a covenant that can be missed if you don't really explore the area beforehand.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

Not sure how spoiler free you are going so here is a spoiler...

Spoiler:

There is a covenant that can be missed if you don't really explore the area beforehand.

I think I got the one you’re talking about.

Spoiler:

Getting in the cage on the one dudes back?

I picked up the deluxe version of this in the Xbox Black Friday sale because I wanted to move over from PS4, where I played it at launch. I'm once again really enjoying the High Wall area, and medieval castle areas have always been my favorites in the Souls series.

I'm going for a Moonlight Greatsword build this time. On PS4 I think I was a Quality build (STR/DEX) with a lot of archery, mainly for ranged DPS on bosses.

I'm making quick progress so far, as you might expect on a second character. I'm trying to figure out what weapon to use until MLGS. I started as a Knight and I'm always happy using a Longsword in these games, but I think I should try and shake things up a bit. I tried using the Deep Axe you get early on, but that didn't seem to be working for me.

Ha. I did the same thing when starting my new character. Tried using a new weapon, to get away from the Katana I mostly used in the last go-round.
It didn't work. The Crow Qwills just didn't fit my fighting style.
And last night, I got super, super lucky in a summon for the first boss of the first DLC, and managed to down that boss. So now I have that soul weapon, and access to the second DLC, where a bunch of high tier items are available for me to sprint to.

The interesting thing I've found about playing through on a brand new character is how being really familiar with the game is sort of self-correcting in terms of ease of play-through. Yes, you know where the surprises are and how to fight the enemies, but you also aren't gaining as many souls, since you aren't dying, and therefore aren't leveling up as much.

I've been going mostly strength & dex and using some boss sword I made. Hollow Greatsword I think? Seems pretty good so far. I also like the basic Longsword I started out with. Has a good moveset and doesn't seem to take much stamina.

JeremyK wrote:

I've been going mostly strength & dex and using some boss sword I made. Hollow Greatsword I think? Seems pretty good so far. I also like the basic Longsword I started out with. Has a good moveset and doesn't seem to take much stamina.

That's the sword I used on my first play through. It will get the job done in almost every occasion, but I did keep a smaller quicker sword leveled up too just in case I needed a bit more speed.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
maverickz wrote:

$25 for the whole Dark Souls 3 shebang.

https://www.bandainamcoentstore.com/...

Low enough for me. Thank you!!!

Coming soon, to a stream near you.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
maverickz wrote:

$25 for the whole Dark Souls 3 shebang.

https://www.bandainamcoentstore.com/...

Low enough for me. Thank you!!!

Coming soon, to a stream near you. :)

Thank you for posting that, Wink! I had already bought the regular version on Steam during the sale when I was reading though this thread and noticed your post. I was able to return the standard version and pick up the deluxe edition. So for $2 more I now have the season pass, and it’s all thanks to you!

Deep Axe until I got my hands on a Claymore (for 2 handed use mostly) which I used for the rest of the game. Elite Knight Set except for Wolnirs crown, no use stat wise but it's swaggy

There are two type of Dark Souls players.
Armor as Stats
and Fashion Souls.

Taharka wrote:

There are two type of Dark Souls players.
Armor as Stats
and Fashion Souls.

Probably why I like Dex-build (My DS1 garb is the Crimson set (although the gold-hemmed robes are a close second), it's light and I like the look -- armour-stats don't matter if you're trying to avoid being hit, at all.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
Taharka wrote:

There are two type of Dark Souls players.
Armor as Stats
and Fashion Souls.

Probably why I like Dex-build (My DS1 garb is the Crimson set (although the gold-hemmed robes are a close second), it's light and I like the look -- armour-stats don't matter if you're trying to avoid being hit, at all. :)

And why I'm rocking the Desert Sorceress Set in DS3. It was actually a decent light armor in DS2, but not so much in DS3. But hey, as you say, if you don't get hit...

Played a few minutes, last night. It's pretty! And holy crap... it's so fast!

Oddity during character creation - the "paper doll" (on the right) did not change, at all... build, body hair, skin colour... nothing. You can see/hear my confusion during the stream.

Taharka wrote:

There are two type of Dark Souls players.
Armor as Stats
and Fashion Souls.

What about Naked Souls? That was me all the way through III (and many replays of the previous games).

brokenclavicle wrote:
Taharka wrote:

There are two type of Dark Souls players.
Armor as Stats
and Fashion Souls.

What about Naked Souls? That was me all the way through III (and many replays of the previous games).

Unacceptable in polite company

brokenclavicle wrote:
Taharka wrote:

There are two type of Dark Souls players.
Armor as Stats
and Fashion Souls.

What about Naked Souls? That was me all the way through III (and many replays of the previous games).

it is the only acceptable attire for SL1

Taharka wrote:

There are two type of Dark Souls players.
Armor as Stats
and Fashion Souls.

This is exactly why the Souls games need a refashion option to change gear appearance like Nioh has. Then people would be able to do stats and Fashion Souls at the same time.

Glycerine wrote:
Taharka wrote:

There are two type of Dark Souls players.
Armor as Stats
and Fashion Souls.

This is exactly why the Souls games need a refashion option to change gear appearance like Nioh has. Then people would be able to do stats and Fashion Souls at the same time.

Heresy!!