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Well boyz, it is done:
Great job. And these will be the last two videos (and, incidentally, two of my best fights: the one against Radagon is perfect, while against Hoarah Loux I mistimed a single dodge):





Ho btw i don't know if you caught it but in that ring attack i used that thing that turns magic damage into health. You can see me standing there to eat it and it actually heals me. Should work for the stars as well. Wanted to try it as it seems it would be useful as SL1.
Yeah, I used exactly that strategy :M
 

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Ho so you have to circle around Godfrey in the second phase lmao. Jesus i'm a retard i tried to spare with him while facing him head on. To be honest i'm glad i didn't figure it out as i liked the feeling of being scared shitless.

No surprises with Radagon. If i could parry him it was a given you would have done it that way.

As for the beast, so there's no way to give him a critical hit after staggering him. I managed to bonking him down on a couple of tries and the first time i kept looking around him to see where the hell his weak spot was. Guess there isn't any.
 

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Ho so you have to circle around Godfrey in the second phase lmao. Jesus i'm a retard i tried to spare with him while facing him head on. To be honest i'm glad i didn't figure it out as i liked the feeling of being scared shitless.
Oh, don't overestimate my courage. I assure you you can be scared shitless even while strafing around him. But yeah, most of his attacks can be avoided by just walking to his right. You just need to be ready for his grabs and for when he goes apeshit with the two-arms flurry.

As for the beast, so there's no way to give him a critical hit after staggering him. I managed to bonking him down on a couple of tries and the first time i kept looking around him to see where the hell his weak spot was. Guess there isn't any.
It's right in front of him. I hit him with a crit after every stagger, but also try to squeeze in as many charged R2 as possible while he's immobile.
 

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Wait, i had the video paused i see now that you CAN critical hit him. WTF what was i looking at lmao.
 

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Lmao, how the fuck do you make it look so easy? I had no issues with the first phase of this fight, I sliced him up all the way to Horra Loux even on my first attempt no problem, but finding enough openings to actually hit back during the second phase was a goddamn nightmare. I ended up sacrificing 95% of my HP to throw a single Ekzykes's Decay on him which eventually brought his HP down so that I felt comfortable enough to get close to him with like 2 Health Flasks remaining.
 

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Ho wow, that slam attack he got you with at the end that almost one shot you. I shit my pants and i wasn't even playing lul.
 

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Honestly, depiste the glaring issues with this open world direction i still liked the game a lot, all though that might just be because it's still better than 99% of the modern nu-shit by a fucking mile. Even so, my hopes for this game is something akin to a Scholars of the First Sin patch up of the main game as opposed to extra content for the first DLC. If they could bring all of the game areas in line with Limegrave and introduce some new bosses or enemies to avoid recycling the existing ones so much i think it would make this one of their best releases. As it is now, it's in the same place as DS2 and DS3 are, good but flawed. And ironically the flaws are different for all three games which it's kinda of wierd.
 

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So i just did the frenzied flame ending and got the last achievement and during the cut scene with the three fingers i saw the profile of my character's face for the first time, and i just realized i have no fucking chin. I just used one of the presets for the face forgot which but only ever saw myself from the front and then once i started wearing helmets didn't think about it anymore.

Fucking hell i just played as some low T goofy looking nerd the whole time.
 

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Obligatory SL1 repost:



Wait how did you stagger him in the second phase? I rewinded the video a bunch of times and i can't tell what you did, all though i'm on my phone now so i can't see shit.

That weapon art is brutal, even though i used bleed i think i can say i went fairly vanilla and ignored a lot of broken shit which i'll definitely exploit in my SL1 run.

I used red flame and misericord to stagger him in second phase.
 
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Roundtable Knight Vyke was pretty tough. Couldn't do him with Bloody Longsword, then went and picked up Rivers Of Blood and got it up to +8. Still took few tries to kill him even after that.
 

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If you're going DEX/INT and want to use a katana you should at least try Moonveil. I'm not really a katana guy but that sword looks absolutely amazing.

I was planning on going DEX/INT in NG+ as I approached the endgame in the NG run, so I preemptively upgraded Moonveil to +10 before taking on Radagon. But I really, really want to use Hand of Malenia's Waterfowl with Millicent's Prosthesis + Winged Sword Insignia and see how that goes, so Moonveil is the back-up choice.
This got me thinking about successive attacks. Not so much as advice for you, as something I want to try in a future playthrough. Millicent's Prosthesis, the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia, Lord of Blood's Exultation and shard of Alexander as talismans. Weapon, uchigatana with spinning weapon ash and cold affinity. DEX/INT build with some faith.

Buff with golden vow. Use exalted flesh as buff. Thorny crystal tear and dexterity knot as physick.

Roll into the big tanky boss and spin the weapon on his nutsack. When you spin:

- Frostbite procs immediately lowering damage negation.
- Bleed also procs because you're hitting so fast. Because you're using the Lord of Blood's Exultation this increases attack power by 20%
- The Rotten Winged Sword increases attack power by 13% and should trigger almost immediately because of the rapid spinning.
- Millicent's prosthesis should boost attack power by a further 11%
- Spinning weapon is a weapon art. It should be boosted by the shard of Alexander by 15%

That's a lot. Not much should be able to survive that. Spinning weapon also works on other things, so maybe the ughigatana wouldn't even be the best base weapon. A cold infused flamberge would look cooler. No idea how the scaling would compare between the two, this is just off the dome. I haven't got in there with the AR calculator yet.
 

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I never would've expected From to land the inevitable ASOIAF game. At first glance I was appalled, but am warming to the idea.

Here's what From does very well: environmental storytelling, atmosphere, action, and Gwynevere's titties.
Here's what an ASOIAF game needs: environmental storytelling, atmosphere, action, everybody's titties, and a coherent adaptation of source material.

That last one is a big fat question mark, but we'll see. At the very least, I expect it would be extremely fun to roleplay as the Mountain. Of course, I'm basing my thoughts off the assumption that this article is anything other than fake news.

Lol this post sure aged
 

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Things are working out brilliantly for this character. It turns out 42 endurance is just what he needs to have Godskin Stitcher as his secondary while medium. It's a fantastic weapon. It has good scaling heavy, I like the look and moveset, and it fills some major gaps in my game: I can now hit things shorter than me or standing downhill without having to crouch poke.

Furthermore, now that I have giant hunt on a lighter weapon I no longer need to swap ashes on the Guts when I want to use it, which has solved another major issue - stamina drain. I didn't get many uses of giant hunt or lion's claw at all on the Guts before needing to back off and rest, making green turtle talisman and great turtle shell mandatory. Now I can swap the green turtle for whatever I want. Jump attacks with Royal Knight's resolve are much cheaper on stamina (and do much more damage, something like 2600 with only golden vow as a buff).

So with just the great turtle shell on my back I can WA, jump attack and dodge roll to my heart's content without running out of stamina. With a press of the right arrow I can swap from the two handed greatsword to thrusting sword and shield should a pack of dogs or rats appear. Sure the turtle shell only has 87% guarded damage negation, but that's fine. Using the Blessed Dew talisman in legacy dungeons heals the small amount of chip damage I take when that happens, and TBH I get beat to fuck in most boss fights anyway so a wee chip of health makes little difference.

And, and I'm only just medium in my coolest looking gear set: travelling perfumer's hat, raptor's black feathers and scaled arms and legs. Now I don't need to feel guilty about choosing fashion over function - my best looking gear is now my most practical as well.

This build has all come together in the most satisfying way possible. I love it. I also love that, despite messing with respecs, I returned to my exact original stat distribution. So this build has evolved organically over the course of my adventure. Not a single stat point that was earned has been reallocated and there's nothing I want to change.
 
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This build has all come together in the most satisfying way possible. I love it. I also love that, despite messing with respecs, I returned to my exact original stat distribution. So this build has evolved organically over the course of my adventure. Not a single stat point that was earned has been reallocated and there's nothing I want to change
I swear to God if you don't finish the game I'm going to find out where you live
 

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This build has all come together in the most satisfying way possible. I love it. I also love that, despite messing with respecs, I returned to my exact original stat distribution. So this build has evolved organically over the course of my adventure. Not a single stat point that was earned has been reallocated and there's nothing I want to change
I swear to God if you don't finish the game I'm going to find out where you live
Don't worry I already have a plan to continue this build into NG+. The AR on an 80 STR blood Greatsword is quite decent at 45 arcane, and the incantation scaling on the dragon communion seal +10 overtakes the Clawmark seal once I hit 30 arcane.

Putting that together I could still do my jump attacks with Royal Knight's resolve, with a respectable 771 AR, but then follow up with an R1 and probably proc bleed due to the 159 hemorrhage buildup I'd be getting. If that doesn't work I could just leave the Guts heavy and change the Stitcher to repeating thrust for when bleed is what's called for.

This isn't an unrealistic level of investment at all if I start NG+, but I've got to finish the game to get there. It will take a while yet. There are no optional bosses for me, no skippable dungeons. I'm not collecting everything, but I'm collecting almost everything. All remembrances even though I'm not using any of them. All summons even though I only use Tiche and the Jellyfish. Most of the weapons. This is a massive game so I'm not trying to rush to the finish.
 

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Build paralisis is bad for your health. Just let it go you'll never get it perfect, and this game is more about skill than build anyway.
 
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Oh shit, so the seal I need for Arcane scaling was way back in the beginning behind Stonesword Key lock that I didn't have key to before. There's no way I would've ever remembered that place if I didn't look up that seal.
 
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Leyndell sewers, the most confusing place in entire game so far. If I didn't know there was another boss to fight I would've fucked off after killing Esgar. Took me quite a bit of time and cursing before I found the elevator down to Forsaken Depths bonfire. DS1 sewers got nothing on this shit.
 

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Build paralisis is bad for your health. Just let it go you'll never get it perfect, and this game is more about skill than build anyway.
Learning RPG mechanics is a skill. Taking a game that initially frustrates the shit out of me, learning its systems then utterly demolishing it - to me this is what is best in life. Outward, Kingmaker and soon to be Elden Ring.

It's rare to actually be satisfied with a build, this is true. But in this case I just killed some giant frost lobsters with 2 hits each, dealing over 3k damage per jump attack. This with levels still to add both to STR and my armaments. Perfect? Probably not. I'm sure someone will post a screen of themselves doing 20k damage per jump attack. The Codex is like that. Still, I'm more than happy with the results I've achieved here.
 
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Helluva secret to hide behind the altar in Mohg, Blood Omen room. With my snuggling ho at the end of it. I guess she's connected to one of possible endings?
 

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Heh, i was just thinking instead of doing a SL1 run to start as a confessor and make a SL10 run instead, mixing challenge and LARPing at the same time.

I know the prestige is in the SL1 challenge run but i'm also kinda itching of playing as a paladin again given the insane amount of faith based shit that's in the game. It's like i picked the wrong game to make an exception to my rule of always starting as a paladin first. I just saw the reward for the Elden Beast i just want to use that shit now.

I also want to make a character that i can take to NG+ as well. I finished the game at SL150 mostly to check out how the end game multiplayer was like with my bleed dude and i have no intention to go to NG+ with him as i think there's nothing to progress from there. The build is pretty much over at SL150 and aside for NG+ being harder i feel there's actually no reason to bother.

But if i finish normal game at SL10 i can then start leveling in NG+ and eventually end up with at least one toon that has collected everything in the game.
 
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