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Dark Souls II

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Achievement Guide for Vendrick

Bendall 117
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Bendall 117
Achievement won on 16 Mar 14
TA Score for this game: 1,678
Posted on 16 March 14 at 10:57, Edited on 24 March 14 at 11:13
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Defeat Vendrick

Vendrick is the giant you walk past to get the King's Ring after defeating Velstadt The Royal Aegis in the Undead Crypt. Don't attempt to fight him though, beat the game first then comeback to him.
(New Game + does not automatically start after beating the final boss)

Vendrick has very high defense so he will take some time to kill, additionally his attacks are likely to one shot you. However his defense can be lowered by having Souls of a Giant in your inventory (DO NOT use Soul of a Giant for the souls). Three Giant souls can be obtained in memories and one under Black Gulch.

For the fight I highly recommend a fully upgraded weapon and using a 100% block greatshield with high stability. A good shield will allow you to take a hit now and then. Surviving a hit is much better than the damage two handing gives you because this is such a long fight.
For reference I used a lightning mastodon greatsword +10, with 40 strength 35 faith and was doing 260 damage a hit while two handing.

Patience is key for this fight so take your time and don't get greedy.
Once the fight starts sprint right to him(you might need to dodge through an attack) and hug the back of his left leg (opposite the side he holds his sword). This "sweet spot" is where you should stay the entire fight, if you're lucky. If you strafe counterclockwise he shouldn't be able to hit you. Wait for him to attack then land a few hits and continue strafing. Keep in the middle of the area, stay calm and you should be fine.
In the event he jumps away or starts to hug a wall, sprint away, wait for an opening or for him to get into the middle, then sprint right back

The Achievement unlocks once you beat him.

If you want his soul and armor it's located behind a locked door a bit passed the second bonfire in Shrine of Amana you have to have beaten him and be in human form to open.
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