Dark Souls (PC) achievements

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Crystal Weapon in Dark Souls (PC)

Crystal Weapon49 (15)

Acquire best weapon through crystal reinforcement.

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Achievement Guide for Crystal Weapon

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Achievement won on 06 Jan 13
TA Score for this game: 2,511
Posted on 09 January 13 at 10:21, Edited on 09 January 13 at 11:06
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Because there are no guides attached to this PC version I try to sum the things up in short you have to do for this achievements.

Strongest Weapon, Lightning Weapon and Chrystal Weapon all go the same way and can be easily done with just one of the rare Titanite Slabs. I will give you a Step by Step how to do that.
Theres in fact another easy trick to make this weapons fast and cheap because you can find already upgraded weapons in some Mimic Chests. Thats why I will give you under the *Asterix* the number of materials in total and in bold the number of materials with those 2 Weapons found

Step 1 - The Materials
To make all 3 weapons in one go you need
*27 Titanite Shards*
9 Titanite Shards Shards are sold by Andrei the Smith in Undead Parish
*27 Large Titanite Shards*
9 Large Titanite Shards The Shards are dropped by the slime balls in The Depths and the slugs in Blighttown at the ground. You can also buy them at the smith in Anor Londo and the vendor at the rooftop of Sens Fortress
9 Titanite Chunks Dropped by the Dark Knight in Kiln of the First Flame. Also a rare drop from the Darkwraith Knights in New Londo Ruins. The Anor Londo Guards before Ornstein and Smough drop them too.
1 Titanite Slab The Slab in found on your 2nd visit in the Northern Undead Asylum. Beat the Stray Demon and this is your reward. A second chance to get one of those are the Chrystal Lizards. At the end of the Siegmeyer of Catharina Questline you receive also one if he made it out of the fight in Lost Izalith with >50% Health.

Step 2 - The Embers and the Weapons
Large Ember - The Dephts, behind the first Butcher in the kitchen Area is a chest.

Very Large Ember - New Lono Ruins, after draining the water. You can either look for a staircase in the room with all the wooden cubicles (Darkwraiths and the Slime Monster are also in this room). Go up the staircase and follow the way towards a chest || OR after draining the water go to the place where you first encountered one of the screaming ghosts on a ledge with a corpse containing some Transient Curses. Drop down and you will land on a ledge.

Lightning Weapon - In Sens Fortress, after you made your way down the runway Indiana Jones Style with the rolling Stoneballs you will find yourself in a small room with an elevator and a Chest. This is a Mimic, attack it, kill it, loot your Lightning Spear.

Chrystal Weapon - Anor Londo, turn left when exiting the first bonfire, the chest on the left protected by the big Soldiers is a Mimic. Kill it and loot your Crystal Halberd. Don´t use it too often cause you can´t repair this weapon!

Step 3 - The Smith
With the 2 mentioned weapons found you only need 1 Smith (Andrei in Undead Parish). He can upgrade your Weapon all the way to +15 and can ascend the existing Crystal and Lightning Weapons to the max. If you haven´t found these weapons, for the Lightning and the Crystal Upgrades you also have to visit the Giant Smith in Anor Londo.

Step 4 - 3 Achievements
Alright, now that we have all the Materials, Embers and maybe the weapons that make this easier. *Asterix* is again the alternate way without those weapons.
1) Go to Andrei, choose 1 Weapon and upgrade it to +11.
*1) Go to Andrei and upgrade 3 Weapons of your choice to +10, then go to the Giant Smith in Anor Londo and upgrade 1 +10 Weapon to Lightning +1, and one to Crystal +1.*

Now comes the tricky part - from here on you can do the rest of the respective upgrades in one go.
Do that but do not leave the upgrade window!!!
The game will Autosave after you close the window, the trick is to complete the whole upgrade until the achievement pops and then close your game, load it new up and do the other upgrade in one go. This way you can do all 3 achievements in one go with just 1 Titanite Slab and 9 Titanite Chunks. Otherwise you need 3 Slabs and 27 Chunks total.
Do the whole upgrade process with Andrei. Ascend your +11 Standart to +15 - close game - upgrade your crafted or existing +1 Thunder Weapon to +5 - close game - and last upgrade your existing or crafted +1 Crystal weapon to +5. Craft the weapon you want to keep last. ;-)

Step 5 - Hooray
Here you are, 3 achievements and the weapon of your choice in your Pocket. If you choose the Crystal Weapon the physical base power is increased. Durability is reduced to 10% of the normal Weapon Durability and, yay ... you cannot repair this. If it breaks, its gone.
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