The Dark Soul achievement in Dark Souls II

The Dark Soul

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How to unlock the The Dark Soul achievement

  • djpatterson2011djpatterson2011419,020
    13 Apr 2014 09 Apr 2014 09 Apr 2014
    97 8 21
    Confidence required ahead

    Try death then be wary of despair

    Weakness: perseverance

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    Visions of victory in short try eliminating one at a time

    Praise the Sun!

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    Paul LaserbeamPraise the sun!
    Posted by Paul Laserbeam on 10 Jan at 02:03
    FireRaiser1985I did it!
    Posted by FireRaiser1985 on 10 Jan at 02:11
    Paul Laserbeam^ 100% this game in 2014, why are you here now?
    Posted by Paul Laserbeam on 14 Jan at 03:01
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  • Marine1TenMarine1Ten328,399
    25 Jun 2014 25 Jun 2014
    6 2 3
    I just earned this achievement and will offer this advice: Collect as many souls and defeat as many bosses as possible in the first game. This will provide a bank of sorts to draw on and can make your second and third play throughs shorter. Keep enough souls on hand to keep rings repaired but level up consistently. Talk to every merchant and know who restocks what, i.e. Ardyne in the Undead Crypt will restock effigies and Ornifax in Teslora will have unlimited herbs "to recharge a few spells".

    New game++ did not feel much different from ng+. I did save up 4 million plus souls to level up a the start of ng++. This made my sorceror powerful enough to handle the increased stats in enemies.

    Keep track of achievements to earn along the way and cross off what is complete. There is so much data to track that it was easy for me to mix up some details. I could have been done sooner if I had not made an error in my tracking of spell locations.

    I ran out of effigies in my first game and almost quit because I could not progress with- out co-op. I learned my lesson. Conserve resources. Waste nothing. Stockpile herbs, repair powder, etc. Experiment and learn to use spells and skills effectively.

    I do not know if I will do a no bonfire/no death run or not. I do not know if I will try PvP or not. Invasions caused me to lose progress, killed vital NPCs and so, play off-line as suggested above. The Shrine of Winter jump/skip is viable if you just need to get to Wellager quickly for the last few spells that are in ng++ only. But you will need to delete the updates and play exclusively off-line. Save when you get to him, go back on line and buy your spells and get the time/date stamp if that is important. You can find information on the shrine skip on you-tube.

    Dead Souls II made me a better gamer. I consider myself to have average skills. I am grateful to all the gamers who posted guides here. They were invaluable. Thank-you and thanks to the co-op partners whom got me past the evil Chariot boss, ggrrrr. I helped others in return. But that one guy who killed Ornifax in her store while going for me: for you there is no forgiveness, lol. Good luck and persevere.

    My stats: SSL: 263 SM: 21011785 700+ hours of play
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    SOCOM SEAL700 hours of play? Lol you could beat this game to new game plus 10 in half that time
    Posted by SOCOM SEAL on 25 Jun 14 at 04:18
    Marine1TenI tend to fight wars of total annihilation and look in every nook and cranny of every map. Yes, I play RPG's, lol. I also believe in getting my money's worth from my games.
    Posted by Marine1Ten on 27 Jun 14 at 23:00
    pipomaggijust earned this cheevo... on new game++. gotta say, it was fun. oh well...
    Posted by pipomaggi on 26 Oct 14 at 12:56
  • SOCOM SEALSOCOM SEAL399,144
    07 May 2014 08 May 2014
    8 4 2
    The biggest thing to know is get the ring of life protection ASAP, it basically takes the sting of death away for 3,000 souls, taking out all of the pain in this game...always make sure your carry weight allows you to fully roll to evade properly, bow and arrow is a great way to kill from a distance and draw a target to your kill zone along with baiting and kiteing , farm souls by writing your name on the floor as soon as you get the ability to help others especially at bosses entrances, the Avelyn crossbow hidden in the undead crypt is a beast especially when infused with mundane stone , if you get tired of being invaded in certain parts just start a party , you will be in "offline mode" while still getting date stamped achievements , this game is Probly one of the more rewarding games I've completed besides halo wars , the saboteur and the command and conquer games but no where near as hard as advertised I give it a 9.6
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    FireRaiser1985Hurrah for solution! by the way Praise the Sun!
    Posted by FireRaiser1985 on 08 May 14 at 19:57
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