The cursed land of Drangleic is eager to take your many, many lives. We can’t save them all, but we can certainly cut down on the grief. To start, many common sense tactics from the prior Souls games apply to Dark Souls II. That includes: 1) Knowing your surroundings and having the presence of mind to know if you’re one dodge roll away from falling off a cliff. 2) When you see one enemy in the distance, always assume that he has company off-screen.
One of the more significant changes to this sequel is the addition of finite enemy respawns. It’s a double-edged sword. Cleaning out a whole area of enemies results in a lot of level upgrades and a resistance-free path between the boss and the closest bonfire. On the other hand, finite enemies means finite souls, which isn’t good if you’re careless with your souls and frequently losing them through back-to-back deaths. If you need more, let alone harder enemies in a specific area, you’ll have to find a Bonfire Ascetic.
Before you head on your journey, we have one more important tip: cycle through ALL the NPC conversations. It’s one thing to learn more about the lore of Dark Souls II; it’s another to find out that a character could bestow you a useful item. It’s essential that you thoroughly converse with the hooded woman near the bonfire of Majula. She’ll be able to convert your souls into level upgrades.
This guide was such a let-down. I was hoping for a proper written walkthrough like GS did for Dark Souls with all the loot locations. None of this video crap; why would I want to watch someone else play the game before playing it myself?
Being the pervert that I am, I actually started this game out with a female class, unclothed!! BIG MISTAKE!! Now, I have to fetch for weapons and armor and when I died twice I turned into a green undead hallow, totally makin'g my hour of character customization useless, but I like that game 'punished me for being perverted. I should learn to control my urges.
God damnit people. Can you please chill on the regular content uploads!!!!! Iam trying my best not click any DS2 link till Aprill 25th, but every new upload seems to reduce my patience lvl. Please gamespot, plzzzz...no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@an_core Vendrick: always closely attack behind him(his left leg,your right side I suggest),when he jumps to the edge of the map,run and roll away from him and then run and roll back to his back again when you can attack from his back again...My character has a +8 broadsword only with 26 strenth and I still beat him,when you are familiar with this process,it is pretty easy to defeat him.
Ancient dragon: when battle starts,walk towards its right leg(your left side),don't run unless later on your character is far away from it.when your character is walking close to it, you would notice the dragon nodds its head, and then, when it raises its head,it means it will use normal fire attack,now your character should be at its right leg,attack will your weapon until the dragon finish its flame attack,then walk towards the direction of the dragon's head,stand and wait if you must until you see the dragon looks at you and nodds its head again,ths time it will 100% move its wingsand it means it will attack from the sky will fire.Now run quickly to avoid it,I suggest changing the angle of the camera to check the distance between during this escape:don't run too far away,just the distance enough to avoid the fire.And then,walk back and do the same over and over again, the dragon would not attack with some third method.Again,my character has a +8 broadsword with 26 strenth and I still beat it --the dragon was born before the start of time, but such a deity existance is still the slave of computer programs and bugs.
@riptal I have noticed that you can sprint through any area to make it to the boss without getting hit by any enemies. It may take a couple of tries in order to figure it out(the not getting hit part). I have only done this with a few bosses, and the one I did it for in DKSII worked.
@fredyellowone There is definitely a misconception with this game when is comes to difficulty. It was not designed to be an unfairly difficult game. The game mechanics are precise and fair, as well as challenging.
@fredyellowone that's nothing... you can beat the game at level 1 technically, and there's a lot of bosses in the game.. you saying you beat 7 bosses in the game puts you at maybe the first primal bonfire if you didn't take a detour.
@blackfray Well yeah--walkthroughs are for those seeking help, not for those not seeking it. I presume that anyone reading it is specifically looking for assistance, not just browsing, because that would be silly!
Some people think games are there for our pleasure. Most are but some are there so you can win your little place in the heavens. Whatever sins you had Dark Souls is there so you can get forgiveness. And since I'm no sinner... or not enough to justify burning in hell for hours...