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lothric greatsword is what i won with against him.
I got mad and cheesed him with Devouring Mist or whatever that sorcery is. Only to about halfway, though.
Update "I can't believe it":
Okay, so in my most recent session I beat Midir, Halflight, and Gael. The latter two on my first tries.
Midir: I decided to try something different and upgraded my Farron Greatsword since Midir is weak to it. After a couple tries, it worked. And yes, I wore the Undead Legion set. The resistances of the set seemed useful and it just seemed fitting thematically.
Halflight: Summoned "Lapp". I actually got an Invader instead of the NPC, making it a bit harder since said Invader used Yhorm's Great Machete. "Lapp" also died partway through. Fortunately, said Invader for whatever reason decided to take a breather and let the Painting Guardian deal with me. In hindsight, I shouldn't have tried to use the Irithyll Rapier since I'm not used to thrusting weapons. Still, I managed.
Gael: Used the Hollowslayer Greatsword. The most challenging phase was actually the first one. The extra damage the Hollowslayer does to Gael in the rest of the fight made it more bearable.
Also took out that one random Ringed Knight and Shira.
Crafted the Frayed Blade and Gael's Greatsword. Both seem promising — I look forward to testing them after upgrading. I still have a couple extra Titanite Slabs and I've more or less upgraded every weapon I wanted.
And so now I just have to do cleanup: gather missing items, maybe try to get a couple Crystal Lizards, maybe farm covenant items, buy more upgrade materials, etc. before tackling NG+. Any other tips?
It's Pestilent Mist, I think. I didn't run a Sorcery Build so I didn't use it. I just stuck to hitting Midir in the face with the Farron Greatsword.
Edited by M84 on Nov 30th 2018 at 10:43:27 PM
I just shot Crystal Soul Spears at Midir until he died.
It kind of seems like Midir is the one part of The Ringed City content where a Sorcery Build might have it easier.
But it felt more thrilling to get right up in Midir's face and slashing away at his ugly mug.
The DLC content has made me very appreciative of the Hollowslayer Greatsword, since damn near every enemy in them is Hollow. Including the final bosses of both parts.
Edited by M84 on Dec 2nd 2018 at 4:38:40 AM
I hate the halflight fight. invaders suck to deal with and it took me a good 10 tries or so because I kept getting stunlocked by the acolytes and the invaders were using stupid good stuff.
I'm glad the invader I got was lazy as heck and stopped fighting right after beating "Lapp". Probably figured I'd be killed by the Painting Guardian given my lackluster performance up to that point. Fortunately I managed to get the hang of using my Irithyll Rapier in time.
Update "Yes I'm still playing":
Still farming covenant items for achievements (rings, magic, etc.). Already got the Sorcery achievement, but the others are going to be such a slog. Especially since I'm not very good at PVP and I had the bad luck of not getting a single Symbol of Avarice from all the Mimics in this NG run. Oh well, at least I got the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +3 from the Ringed City. I need to get the Rank 2 in the Darkmoons for the Darkmoon Blade Miracle (I just got to Rank 1 so far), Rank 2 in the Moundmakers for the Warmth Pyromancy (not even close since I only have two shackles), and Rank 2 in the Warriors of Sunlight for the Sacred Oath and Great Lightning Spear Miracles (only have one medal).
At least I've already gotten Rank 1 for Rosaria's Fingers (Obscuring Ring), Rank 2 for the Watchdogs of Farron (Wolf's Ring), and Rank 1 for Aldrich Faithful (Great Deep Soul Sorcery).
I'm farming them now since the enemies that rarely drop the items are way easier to kill on NG. I'm also playing online to do the pvp stuff though like I said earlier I'm not very good at it.
After all of that, then I'll tackle NG+. After I farm for more upgrading materials and get the infusions out of the way while I still have all my coals. TBH, I never really used any Infusion aside from Refined and Sharp on this Quality Build of mine. So I'll probably just make a bunch of random infusions on weapons I don't plan on using. It's not like I don't have enough gems for it.
I guess I should stockpile consumables and ammunition too while I can still buy them.
I just hope I don't forget to trade away my Coiled Sword Fragment to the crow for that last Titanite Slab before going to NG+.
Edited by M84 on Dec 6th 2018 at 12:18:26 AM
Yeah, the Moundmakers rank is going to be painful to achieve, especially since it requires you to be an utter troll and constantly wind up in uneven ganks.
My advice? Go on the Darksouls 3 Reddit page, make a post about needing to grind out for those vertebra shackles, and meet up with the guy in exchange for helping him grind the covenant he's stuck on.
It stings because I'm not even going to use most of these covenant rewards on my Quality Build. Pretty much the only thing I see myself using is the Wolf Knight's Greatshield.
I'm just doing it for the achievements.
For those curious, here's my final SL 120 build:
Edited by M84 on Dec 6th 2018 at 2:20:30 AM
Covenant grinding update:
Finished Darkmoon. All that's left are the Moundmakers and Warriors of Sunlight. I've got 11 Vertebrae so far, and still only one Medal. Is there any particular boss that gets more summons than others?
Dragon Slayer Armor seems to get lots of traffic too. Seconding Nameless King though, folks always need help against that guy.
Yeah, Nameless King was the only boss in the game I summoned for. Dragonslayer Armour I didn't summon for, but it still caused me a lot of trouble.
I would've said Twin Princes due to how many people seem to get frustrated with the boss's habit of teleport-spamming all over the place and getting in cheap shots as a result, but in practice I had to wait far more often for players to appear in need of aide. At least you can potentially hire a couple of AI buddies, but they're honestly useless since they suck at tracking the boss and waste a ton of estus on those aforementioned cheap shots.
I still think Midir has too much fucking health and defense.
Like. Just a little bit less of either or both would go a long way for that fight.
Welp, finished Warriors of Sunlight. I did Nameless King, Dragonslayer Armor, Twin Princes, and the Demon Prince to get the medals. As a result, I got the Miracle Achievement (Sacred Oath and Great Lightning Spear were the last ones I needed).
Now I gotta work on the Moundmakers. I'm halfway there (still need 15 vertebrae shackles). Which sucks since this is my least favorite Covenant by far.
Edited by M84 on Dec 9th 2018 at 2:16:33 AM
Like I said, go on DSIII Reddit and ask for help, it'll go WAY faster that way and you'll be able to finish up the Watchdogs of Farron quickly too (I'm assuming you didn't do that Covenant yet, correct?)
Already finished the Watchdogs. Moundmakers is all that is left.
Finished Moundmakers. Became very easy once I started doing the "fight club" thing and realized I should stick with the Boring, but Practical mace. Two-handed a mace and Persevered my way to victory.
I think after farming some more Twinkling Titanite and Titanite Scales, I'll move on to NG+.
Moved on to NG+. Went with the Usurpation of Fire for my first ending. I think I'll go with "Link the Fire" next followed by "The End of Fire" on my third playthrough. As awesome as the Usurpation ending is, I kind of consider "The End of Fire" to be the canon ending.
Edit Edit: Looking back, I think the boss I had the most fun fighting again as a Sunbro was the Demon Prince. Nameless King was just kind of irritating due to camera issues, the Dragonslayer was a cakewalk with multiple phantoms, same with the Twin Princes...but the Demon Prince fight just hit that sweet spot for me of challenging (but not too hard) and fun. I did grimace whenever someone summoned me and Gael since Gael, while not dead weight, seemed to me to not make contributions worth the increased damage and hp the Demon Prince gets from having a second phantom assist. Curiously, nobody ever summoned Lapp (unlike myself — when I fought the Demon Prince I only summoned Lapp and not Gael). I would also cringe whenever the host focused on killing the Demon from Below instead of the Demon in Pain since I find the Demon in Pain version of the Demon Prince to be more of a hassle to beat.
It probably helped that I already had gear well suited for the Demon Prince fight. Black Knight Sword, Black Knight Shield, and the Dragonscale set. I could have gone full Black Knight, but I didn't feel like using Havel's Ring +3.
Edited by M84 on Dec 10th 2018 at 2:44:54 AM
Update "Man, it's been a while":
Still chugging along on NG+. It's actually going pretty smoothly. I no longer worry about dying since I don't need souls for leveling since I'm sticking with SL 120. The only real challenge is making sure not to miss the new NG+ (and later NG++) rings for the achievement. So far I just beat the Dragonslayer Armor. I've also already beaten Champion Gundyr and the Nameless King. Both of them also seemed way easier than when I faced them in NG. Whether it's because of better stats, better gear, better skill or all of the above, I'm not sure.
The times I've done NG+ in Souls, I tend to notice the same thing. I expect most of it is because I tend to overlevel, combined with familiarity with enemies and locations and stuff.
Wow, it's been a while.
Finally got back to playing DS III again. When I left off I had finished off the Dragon Slayer Armour after beating the optional Champion Gundyr and Nameless King.
NG+ Grand Archives seemed way easier than in NG for some reason. I only died once due to a Dark Spirit Invader. When I went through the area with no Ember it was barely any trouble at all.
As did the Twin Princes — I tried exploiting their Frost weakness this time with an upgraded Irithyll Straight Sword and it worked out nicely.
Also tackled the Soul of Cinder. Stupidly died the first time due to forgetting its attack patterns. The second time was much easier, especially since I got a pretty good Sun Bro to aid me.
Next up: Ariandel!
BTW, is it worth it to take two points away from Vigor or something to gain the 10 Faith and 10 Int needed to effectively wield the Firelink Greatsword?
I found that sword to be mediocre, especially since the weapon art has a long wind-up, nor does it hit as hard as some of the others yet still weighs a bunch. I found the Twin Princes greatsword more practical, at least until it was nerfed.
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