Originally Posted by Paganini Alfredo
^^^ Agreed about using those pillars. Make sure to just block and not roll for any attacks by Smough. Kill Ornstein First cause the big version of Ornstein is a tough mofo. And yeah use pyromancy.
Oh hell, just summon two guys to help you. Should be over pretty quickly. I did that on my recent NG+ playthrough.
Kalameet is the hardest boss in my opinion after my first battle with him. Must have spent HOURS figuring him out. He's ruthless. I literally screamed at him after I beat him lol.
Lots of useful tips from everyone here. I have the Queelag's sword but I figured it'd be worthless since I have nearly no humanity left. My DEX is also stuck at 33 or so. I think next I should level my VIT past 35 or whatever it's at. I've heard Queelag's sword still may be useful against them. I think the Dark Knight Halberd+5 is just too slow. I used that to beat them the first time. That thing is really powerful with my character. It kills those Silver Knights in only 3 regular hits or so. Actually my Greataxe seemed to do better with those, but it's range is so short. Zweihander is so awful vs those silver knights due to how slow it is.
I also realized that the Eagle Shields stability increases with upgrades. At +1 it doesn't change, so I wrongly assumed it didn't. I think upgrading it for extra stability might help. I can't use any other shields with 85 stability because they're too heavy.
I could have swore that Smough's attacks went through my shield, but maybe not. Maybe it was just his most damaging attack that did. Where he smashes his hammer down.
I'll also upgrade the Furysword to +5. I also have Claymore+14.
I also spent forever trying to get the Balder Side Sword, but with my setup, it's so awful! I have balanced STR/DEX mostly. Guess I need to upgrade it past +7. Silver Straight Sword is much better right now due to better stat scaling.
Oh yeah, I also think I should upgrade my Flasks past +4. That really helped the first time around. Using them out in the open is almost a guaranteed loss on NG+ for me though. Have to go behind a pillar of course. I wish they had a Gravity spell like in FFXI you could use on Ornstein
I never tried killing Smough first, so maybe that's worth a try.
I feel stupid for saying this, but I destroyed my copy of Dark Souls. The next day I wanted to play it. my punishment is that nobody sells it so i need to order it online. First game I officially destroyed. I don't even have a bad temper, which makes it even harder to believe. I was just planning on quitting. Didn't last long. Luckily my controllers are perfectly OK!
I no longer feel Dark Souls is terribly difficult, except this boss is such a pain for me. I guess it requires a much different style of play. Guess i'll level Pyromancy, but I may just get help, but what fun is that?
Edited by tdockweiler - 1/24/13 at 10:44pm