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Knight's Honor in Dark Souls (PC)

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Acquire all rare weapons.

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Faith of Faye
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Faith of Faye
Achievement won on 21 Nov 12
TA Score for this game: 2,472
Posted on 11 December 12 at 03:55, Edited on 04 February 13 at 22:20
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The achievement asks you to get all rare weapons, however you don't need literally all the rare weapons as there's a few the achievement don't require such as the Ghost Blade, Titanite Catch Pole, Balder Side Sword, Eagle Shield, etc. and any of the new weapons and shields from Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

Also all the weapons must be found on the same character, it also requires several(up to three) playthroughs to get all the weapons and shields.


BOSS SOUL WEAPONS:
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Take the soul of a boss plus a weapon of the mentioned class upgraded to +10 to the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo, in a chamber down a flight of stairs on the left upper balcony from the hallway infront of Smough and Ornstein, there you'll be able to find said boss weapons under "Ascend".

As mentioned before, the newly added Manus' Catalyst or Abyss Greatsword don't count.

CHAOS BLADE
Soul of Quelaag, any +10 katana. (Iato/Itchigatana/Washing Pole).

QUELAAG'S FURYSWORD
Soul of Quelaag, any +10 curved sword.

CRYSTAL RING SHIELD
Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly, any +10 shield. (Literally any shield will work)

MOONLIGHT BUTTERFLY HORN
Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly, any +10 spear or rapier.

GOLEM AXE
Core of an Iron Golem, any +10 axe.

DRAGON BONE FIST
Core of an Iron Golem, +10 cestus or +10 claws.

GREATSWORD OF ARTORIAS(Cursed)
Soul of Sif, any +10 dagger, sword or greatsword. This is the ghost harming, slightly blacker tinted version of the sword.

GREATSWORD OF ARTORIAS(True)
Soul of Sif, +10 Broken Sword or +10 Straight Sword Hilt. This requires broken weaponry, the result is a white tinted holy thus skeleton killing(permanently) greatsword.

GREATSHIELD OF ARTORIAS
Soul of Sif, any +10 shield or buckler.

LIFEHUNT SCYTHE
Soul of Priscilla, any +10 halberd, scythe or whip.

DARKMOON BOW
Soul of Gwyndolin, any +10 bow.

TIN DARKMOON CATALYST
Soul of Gwyndolin, any sorcerer catalyst.

SMOUGH'S HAMMER
Soul of Smough, any +10 mace or hammer.

DRAGONSLAYER SPEAR
Soul of Ornstein, any +10 spear or rapier.

GREAT LORD GREATSWORD
Soul of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder, any +10 dagger, sword or greatsword.



BOSS TAIL WEAPONS:
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Getting these will be the hardest part as the strategy to getting these will be greatly different from normal tactics. Expect quite a few screw ups... I'll try to find and link a few handy videos. (EpicNameBro comes to mind!)

Oh and a handy tip here, if you completely screw up and wanna retry. Hit Start, Quit Game and reload your save. You'll re-appear nicely outside the fog gate ready to try again.

DRAGON KING GREATAXE
The tail of the Gaping Dragon in the Depths gives you this axe. Best and easiest way of getting this one if by being human and having Solaire summoned.

Let Solaire tank him a bit and wait 'til the Dragon does his walking/running charge. He'll stumble at the end of it a bit and have a long open gap while he raises his maw up, you can easily chop the tail off. You have to cut the last half of the tail, not near his butt. Keep that in mind.

DRAKE SWORD
From the Hellkite Dragon's tail in the Undead Burg.

Ahh the crutch, go fetch a bow and alot of arrows at the Undead Merchant in the Undead Burg, now after the Taurus Demon and running down the alcove on the right to the shortcut/under side of the bridge, stand next to the middle pillar, pull out your bow and enter fine aim.

Now pop a few arrows in his tail and if you're good another one as he passes, wait for him to return to his normal stance, repeat 'til his tail falls off and awards you the sword. Alternatively if you're a badass and in the late/end game, you can just wait on the left side of the bridge and let him come down, then murder it, he'll drop it regardless.

PRISCILLA'S DAGGER
From Priscilla the Crossbreed's tail in the Painted World of Ariamis.

The trick is to get it done on your first attempt as she won't be hostile until you attack her. Position yourself behind her with a sword or axe that does vertical or angled hits instead of horizontal sweeps, proceed to slice her butt up until the tail gives in.

Now if you didn't make it before she turned invisible, now things turn tricky but don't be alarmed, watch her footsteps in the snow and as she stops moving, run around the footsteps(she'll do her scythe swipe) and hit her a few times. She'll soon turn visible again and when she does, she'll do some very predictable and time taking attacks where you can easily reposition yourself behind her to get some attacks off.

MOONLIGHT GREATSWORD
From Seath the Scaleless' tail in the Crystal Caves.

After the cutscene, you normally would have to destroy the immortality crystal yourself. However, let Seath do his breath attack onto the crystal, this will stun him nicely for a good amount of time for you to run over to his long rear tail and cut the tip off. Note it has to be the tip, the base or the middle of the tail won't count.

If all else fails, just avoid his insanely predictable attacks(side-to-side breath if you're infront and tail slam if you're near his tails) and go in for the attack while he's either doing the breath or when he's done tailsmacking.



LOOTED FROM ENEMIES:
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These weapons are rare, common or even guaranteed drops from the enemies listed below. Some require grinding, some don't. Let's hope luck is on your side.

BLACK KNIGHT SWORD
Looted from the Black Knight with the sword, it's found in the Undead Burg on the way to the Taurus Demon under a bridge on the right, two more guarding your old cell in the Undead Asylum and guarding the path to Oscar, Knight of Astora and a respawning pair in the Kiln of the First Flame. Try the Kiln if you have access, pretty much a guaranteed grab.

BLACK KNIGHT GREATSWORD
Also from the Black Knight, the greatsword wielding one. There's one on the tower in the Undead Parish right next to the Hellkite Dragon and Sunlight Altar and a respawning one in the Kiln of the First Flame, once again try Kiln if you have access.

BLACK KNIGHT HALBERD
Halberd variant found in the Darkmoon Basin on the narrow path down from the Undead Parish side, another past Patches in the Tomb of the Giants and a respawning one right in front of the Gwyn fog gate in the Kiln of the First Flame.

BLACK KNIGHT GREATAXE
Axe variant found in the Catacombs in a chamber before the wheel skeletons surrounded by archers and a respawning one is found in the Kiln of the First Flame like all the others.

BLACK KNIGHT SHIELD
Use the previous tips to find the shield, any of the four Black Knight types have a chance of dropping the shield.

CREST SHIELD
Guaranteed drop from Oscar, Knight of Astora in the Undead Asylum(revisited). Now hollowed, aggressive. Loves to block, just backstab everytime he swings. Or break his guard with a heavy weapon and wail away.

DEMON'S CATALYST
Found through story progression in the Demon Ruins, take out the Demon Firesage boss on your way to Lost Izalith and it'll be yours.

IZALITH CATALYST
Can't miss this one either, dropped by a unnamed Witch Daughter of Izalith who attacks you with Chaos Pyromancies right infront of the Bed of Chaos boss fog gate.

Beware when you're in human form, Darkwraith Kirk will invade right besides her, can make for one hectic fight with her Pyromancies and Kirk's poking.

CHANNELER'S TRIDENT
Very rare drop from the Channeler's found in the Duke's Archives where they respawn on either end of the turning stairs. It can also drop from the channeler in the Undead Parish or the single channeler in the Depths, whom both don't respawn.

CRESCENT AXE
Drops or bought from Patches the Hyena(10000 souls). Forgive him in the Tomb of the Giants and he'll move to the Firelink Shrine where you can buy it. You can also kill him and just snag it from his corpse.

DEMON'S SPEAR
Rare drop from the Batwing Demon's all over Anor Londo, can also be purchased from Shiva of the East in Blighttown(15000 souls) if you're a member of the Forest Hunters Covenant and having spoken to him in the Darkmoon Garden.

GIANT'S HALBERD
Semi rare drop from the Giant Sentinels in Anor Londo, can also be purchased from the Giant Blacksmith for 5000 souls.

GIANT'S SHIELD
Also a semi rare drop from the Giant Sentinels, including the guards at the fog gate to Ornstein and Smough. Can also be purchased from the Giant Black Smith for 10000 souls.

GRANT
Guaranteed drop from Paladin Leeroy, found in the passage way in the Tomb of the Giants past the second bonfire leading to the lakes with the skeleton babies and mini Pinwheels. You must be in human form for him to invade you.

SANCTUS
Drops along with Grant.

SILVER KNIGHT SPEAR
Drops from the spear wielding silver knights in Anor Londo dotted all over the indoors area of the castle. There's one conveniently located across the room from the bonfire where Solaire is camped out.

SILVER KNIGHT STRAIGHT SWORD
Drops from the sword wielding silver knights in Anor Londo dotted all over along with the spear knights. One is right next to the spiral stairs a running distance away from the bonfire previously mentioned.

SILVER KNIGHT SHIELD
Use previous advice, it can drop from any Silver Knight in Anor Londo.

STONE GREATSHIELD
Rare drop from the Stone Knight's in the Darkmoon Garden. Use the hidden bonfire to the left of the locked door to the main area of the Garden as a spawn and farm the set of four knights in the area to the Moonlight Butterfly.

STONE GREATSWORD
Also a rare drop from the same Stone Knights, you can try to farm 'em for both or you can quickly go join the Forest Hunter Covenant and talk to Shiva of the East and purchase it from him in Blighttown for 15000 souls.

DARK HAND
Rare drop from the Darkwraiths in New Londo Ruins, can be more easily gotten by joining the Darkwraith Covenant in the Abyss.

JAGGED GHOST BLADE
It's speculated that this weapon isn't required for the achievement, however I can't verify it since I've already had it before the achievement popped for me.

Semi rare drop from the male(most common) ghosts that are all over the non-flooded parts of New Londo, the female ones drop the insanely rare Ghost Blade which isn't required for the achievement.



WORLD LOOTED WEAPONS:
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These can just be found on corpses around the world, oftenly protected by some pretty nasty creatures.

BLOODSHIELD
Found on the bridge with the undead dragon on it in the Painted World of Ariamis.

VELKA'S RAPIER
Also found in the Painted World, use the Annex Key found in the underground area to open a door on the right from the phalanx enemies and go up, destroy the boarded up planks on the bridge area and go fetch it.

EFFIGY SHIELD
In the Tomb of the Giants, from the second bonfire, it's out on a dead end alcove nearby.

DRAGON TOOTH
Havel's infamous trophy weapon, found in a chest hidden behind a illusionary wall in the fireplace over in Anor Londo. The room is in the castle, past the spiral stairs from the bonfire where Solaire is at on your left.

HAVEL'S GREATSHIELD
Found in a chest right next to where you find the Dragon Tooth, use that advice.

DRAGONSLAYER GREATBOW
In Anor Londo, overlooking the large room with the two Giant Sentinels guarding the fog gate to Smough and Ornstein, go up and head out to the middle bit, there's a broken window. Go through that, down a series of little makeshift steps and it'll be on the ledge.

BLACK IRON GREATSHIELD
Also in Anor Londo, to the left side of the massive painting slash entry to the Painted World of Ariamis. Loot the corpse and not just the shield but the entire Black Iron set is yours!

DRAGON CREST SHIELD
Found in the Valley of the Drakes on a corpse well guarded by the undead dragon who remains inactive unless fired upon or looting this.

ASTORA'S STRAIGHT SWORD
Same location as the Dragon Crest Shield, corpse right beside it.



WEAPONS GOTTEN FROM COVENANTS:
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Some covenants around Lordran have rewards even upon joining, some require a rank up in the covenant to reach said goodies.

GRAVELORD SWORD
Given to you upon joining the Gravelord Covenant by using the tomb in the Catacombs infront of the Titanite Demon, note you must have a Eye of Death in your inventory(3 can be found behind the Titanite Demon or farm a few Baslisks). Also you must not have killed Nito, obviously.

DARK HAND
Already mentioned as a drop, but might as well make it easier and say like I did before; You can get this by joining the moderately difficult to find covenant: the Darkwraith. The latter part requires you to go kill Sif and the Four Kings before placing the Lordvessel in Firelink Altar.

Once the Kings have fallen, Darkstalker Kaathe will appear and offer you a covenant and a deal to place the vessel for him instead. This will make Kingseeker Frampt angry and he will disappear from your current playthrough.

DARKSWORD
It's speculated that this weapon isn't required for the achievement, however I can't verify it since I've already had it before the achievement popped for me.

So for the sake of being over-complete, while you're fetching the Dark Hand from Kaathe, spend 30 humanity on getting to rank two with the Darkwraith covenant. You'll get the sword plus the entire Darkwraith armor set, which is fantastic looking.

DRAGON GREATSWORD
Retrieved from the tail of the Ancient Stone Dragon in the Ash Lake. You can just cut its tail off and it won't mind one bit, no worries even if you're in it's covenant it won't seem to give a damn.

To get to the Ash Lake, head to Blighttown and find the large tree in the central area of the lower swamps. Hit the wall behind the chest and it'll vanish, same for the wall which the corpse is leaning on. Then follow the tree branches down(the lightly colored ones generally are safe) and a few ladders more, once you're at the base hit the bonfire on the beach side and kill or bypass the Hydra(the thing will continue to harass you with water bolts all the way to the area with the Dragon, it's safest to try and kill it.), then just follow the path to the end, can't miss it.


Now I hope this guide will be of help to you, if not just act as a handy checklist for you. Enjoy!

Edit: Did some editing for some easier reading now I've figured out the HTML system is using brackets D:
Edit #2: Added some weapons I missed(thank you o0ArA0o!) and fixed a derp of mine(and thank you Cringer85)
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