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Resource Threads to Check out for Rookies and Vets!

I see many people starting new threads asking questions that have already been answered, posting about topics already being discussed, and even some posting topics asking for directions on which threads to check out. To deal with this, as suggested by a member whom which the name of escapes me right now, I'm compiling a list of threads and pages that members of this forum might find useful. PvP, PvE, Lore, anything relating to Covenants, you name it. If I spot it and believe it should be added, I shall. If you wish for a thread of yours to be added merely message me and direct me to it, but know I will only add threads that I believe people will benefit from checking out. If the entire thread is a bit off topic but certain pages are useful link me to those pages and I'll add them to the list. This may be a bit of a slow process, as I have to read through threads and decide, but hopefully I'll have a sizable list in no time. I've already finished the Covenant section as you can see, but as more threads pop up that are important I'll add them in, and post here to let others know it's been updated when warranted

I'd also like to thank Wisp, the person who inspired the thread. As well as everyone else on the forum for your useful posts, threads, and additions to the Wiki. I may be the one making this thread and putting everything together, but it's the combined efforts of everyone that really make this place a wealth of information.

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:00005: General :00005:

This section right here is for general things pertaining to Dark Souls and the Forum. Mostly things that don't belong in one single topic will be found here. As well matters that fit more into dealing with just the Forum or Wiki as opposed to the game are put into this place. This will probably the largest section since it is such a broad space for threads to go into.



:00005: Relevant threads :00005:

Forum Guidelines-Read this, you really should. Wondering if something belongs on the forum? Worried about getting in trouble for something? Why not read the rules? I know it should be a bit obvious, but sometimes people just assume a Forum is a Forum, the usual rules. But there are some important ones to know about, so head on in and get brushed up on what is appropriate and what isn't!

How To Post and Code Posts Thread-A thread by Fex all about how to post and code posts. If you are new to using forums or are just in general not familiar with our coding, or would like to learn how to use some of the features available in our posts check this thread out. If there are questions on how to do some things or if help is needed ask in the thread and I'll help you out.

Introduce Yourself!-Do you tend to lurk, are you interested in joining our happy community but just don't know how to break the ice and get adjusted? Well check out the Introduce Yourself thread. Here you can post some information about yourself and let us know something about the person behind the avatar and name. As well you can read up on your fellow forum members. Even if you are a long time member it couldn't hurt to let some of the new people coming in know about the great people and characters we have waiting around each corner.

Nominate a Thread for Twitter-Think a thread is deserving of some attention? Head here and post it with the reasons as to why you feel it is important. Bring viewers and possibly others to discuss the topic.

The Uploader/Streamer Thread-A thread dedicated to amassing all of the forum's video uploaders and streamers which love to show off footage of Dark Souls. Interested in letting others know about you or simply looking for channels or places to watch? Well head on over to the thread and check it out!

Crystal Magic Weapon-Thread giving in depth and general information on the mechanics of the buff Crystal Magic Weapon.

Dark Sorceries and Manus Catalyst-With the new content out there is a new Catalyst and set of magic. Want to know about the stats relating to them? Check it out here.

Dark Souls Design Works-A thread full of concept art for Dark Souls. Much of it comes from the art books. Both beautiful and inspiring, a must see for fans.

Dexterity's Impact on Casting Speed-This thread will show off just how much Dexterity impacts casting speed when dealing with sorceries. We've seen the videos, but this one takes the cake in that it actually explains the different number of frames between casting speeds.

Magical Adjustment: All Catalysts All Levels-If you are a person who uses sorceries, or casts miracles using Velka's Talisman you definitely need to check this thread out. This will tell you what catalyst to be using at what level, as well as some other tricks in regards to magic using.

Weapons and Magic - What to Use-As the title Suggests, this is a long and impressive catalogue of spells and weapons found in game, their general uses, information, positives and negatives. If you use weapons and spells, you need to check this thread out! If you don't, how the hell are you playing?

Sunlight Blade-Planning on using Sunlight Blade, check this thread out! Blain goes in depth on the application of this buff, the numbers, and some general information about the Miracle.

Gravelord Black Phantom Catalogue-I'm going to place this in both General and Covenants for its uses. First and foremost, for Gravelords this lets you know of ideal locations to Gravelord, as areas with stronger enemies will force people to enter your world to kill them. Second, this shall go into general so that players understand about Black Phantom enemies in game. This will tell them what appears where, and possibly just how dangerous they are. For Christ's sake if you see a black phantom Bonewheel just fight the Gravelord!

Dark Souls Dictionary-Ever heard someone say DSB, or SLB, maybe CMW and MLGS backed up by a TCC CSS and CHSM? Want to find out what these jumbles of letters actually mean? Check out the Dark Souls dictionary, for all your communication needs!

List of Drainable (Humanity) NPC's-Here is a list of NPC's that can be drained by Darkhand, as well as how much. It is still a work in progress, but very useful if you are about to go into NG+ and have any alive and want to take some humanity with you. It is also useful if you ever need some quick humanity for whatever reason, check it out!

Is there Any Downside to Levelling up?-A thread with some useful information about the reasons for not levelling up, and levelling up. Useful for those who are unsure about going past certain ranges, or are unsure about whether to stay a low level or not.

Why Don't I just Upgrade This Weapon?-Ever wondered if you should upgrade a powerful weapon you've found early on, or to invest in others that simply feel right in your hands? Well this thread answers those questions and a few more, especially useful for those who have a Drake Sword.

All of the Builds!-A single spot where you can find links to the many builds for PvP, PvE, Etc, in Dark Souls. Player made of course, and hosted by our very own Acidic cook.

Special Bonuses-This is a thread that details certain bonuses attributed to covenants, and equipment. Interested in knowing what ranking up in the Dragon Cov will give you, or an interesting fact about the damage of your Chaos pyromancies? Well check this out!


Abbreviations and Acronyms-This thread contains information regarding commonly used Acronyms and Abbreviations. If you are new this is definitely a thread to check out.






:stone-orange: Relevant pages :stone-orange:

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Dark Souls Wiki-Never forget to search on the wiki for anything you need information on! Questions will get answered, items will be found, bosses will be killed. Before posting a question always check the wiki first, it probably has the information you seek!

New Player Help-A large amount of general useful information for New Players can be found here, I didn't notice any spoilers, just general tips and ideas. Meaning if you've just gotten the game, this is a great page of the Wiki to check out.

Dark Souls Summon Level Range-Ever needed to know what level you or your friend must be to summon one another into their very own world? Want to know who you should be asking to help you kill a boss? This page will help solve all your problems!

Faith-Int Talisman/Magic Adjustment Values-A page containing all you need to know about how much faith you'll want with each talisman, another great source of information. If you cast miracles, you'll definitely want to check this thread out!

Wiki FAQ-A general FAQ for people playing Dark Souls, rather than posting a new thread with a question it's always a good idea to come here first and see if your question has already been asked and answered.

Online Mechanics-Having trouble understanding just how the multiplayer of Dark Souls works? Well stay confused no longer and check this thread out, it teaches you about general information regarding online play, invasions, co-op, messages, phantoms, bloodstains, etc. A great read all around, check it out!

NPC's In Game-A list of NPC's that can be found in game. Click on these links to find out any information regarding them.

Merchants-A list of NPC's in game that sell items and do trade. This page contains information showing exactly what they sell, where they are, and even how much of each item they sell if it is something they don't restock.[/align]
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:red-stone: PvP :red-stone:

Wanting to bash in the collective skulls of your fellow Forum Goers? Here's the spot to check out, commonly seen things are builds, how does I counter X, and threads for getting together in a bloody match. Check it out if you dare!


:red-stone: Relevant threads :red-stone:

What you Wear, and How it makes you Appear-A thread that explains as unbiased as possible why gear is seen in the way it is. Has someone claimed something is "Cheap," overpowered, a min/maxer set up and you want to find out why people see it such a way? Well check out this thread!

PvP Advice from Experienced Players-The name of this Thread should really speak for itself, it is full of a great amount of general information about PvP from members of the community who have spent hundreds of hours duelling, invading, hosting, and fighting other players in all sort of ways. A pretty handy thread to check out, literally every page has something useful in it.

Reim's Guide to Making Builds-Ever needed a bit of help or a skeleton when making your newest SL1-7++ build? Look no further than Reim's Guide to Making Builds, all of the useful information and resources one could possibly ask for when trying to create exactly what they want. Give it a look and listen to the man's words, soon you'll find yourself knowing the exact amount of vitality and equip load and closer on your way to crushing some idiot's skull with some sort of assorted weaponry or spell.

Forest Invasions SL Ranges - A thread by Reim about what typical SL hosts you will invade as a forest hunter in certain ranges, this is an ongoing project.

Dark Moon Blade-Interested in buffing your weapon with Dark Moon Blade? Well then, check this thread out definitely! It will give you any and all information you could possibly seek regarding this buff!

Black Flame Research-Some tests were done on the impact of Black Flame when used against shields. The amount of hits that can be tanked before one is wide open to the attack along with a few other aspects.

For the Glory of Alvina-This thread is dedicated to making gankers pay. Ever had to fight two or three enemies when invading a world, especially in the Forest? Have you ever wanted to find a way to level the playing field and kill them despite their numbers? This is a thread utterly dedicated to that cause, making the Gankers pay, they are commonly known as Forest Farmers in the thread. Ask questions, join us in combat, and add your own ideas and tactics to the thread.

Parrying in PvP-Though a bit short, this thread has some useful information regarding Parrying in PvP, and a video as well. If you find yourself having a difficult time parrying other players, or merely want to keep your skills honed check this thread out and give it a read through. It's pretty straight and to the point.

What's the Deal with Poise?-This thread has a listing of what poise is needed for what weapon to escape stagger, as well it has some listings of armor sets that will get you the exact poise you can need.

How does I shot Flames?-A thread all about the use of Pyromancy in PvP. Interested in learning the art of chaos and destruction, wanting to figure out just how to hit people with those balls of fire you keep tossing? Check this thread out, it has some great information on the use and application of every type of Pyromancy in PvP.

Backstabs and some ways of Countering Them-This is a great thread for learning about Backstabs and ways of countering them. It's a pretty self-explanatory thread title really, so check it out!

Attack Rating vs Real Damage-Ever been confused about how much damage is actually being done to you despite your high defense? Well this thread right here might be able to explain that to you, as well as explain to you why your high damage weapon seems to be doing little to your enemy.





:red-stone: Relevant pages :red-stone:

PvP Builds-Here you can find a ton of builds designed for PvP, a great source of information for levelling up, choosing equipment, and understand just how to set your character up to get an optimum PvP Experience.[/align]
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:white-stone: PvE :white-stone:
Anything relating to the world of Dark Souls and how to deal with it. Boss Battles, navigation, anything such as that. As well whatever involved Co-Op strictly will be found here.



:white-stone: Relevant threads :white-stone:

Trade and Player Help Procedure-A thread containing the procedure for posting threads asking for help or player trades. Please check this out if you intend to go into the Co-Op/Player Trade section of the forum, this way things can get done nice and clean without resolved issues being asked about and bumped up by people who only wish to help.

A Newbie's Tale-If you are new to Dark Souls and are having a difficult time progressing this is a thread that might give you some insight and help. This is the story of Undead Lee, a being who is learning and progressing through the game as so many have done before. While our tips were intended to help him, they can really help anyone. So if you need help, and I don't blame you for needing it, this thread has a lot of general useful information for plaything through the game.





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PvE Builds-A source of a ton of builds designed for Co-Op and PvE purposes. If you are looking to kill bosses, kick ***, take the names of hollows, and chew bubble gum, this is a great place to start. Information on gear set ups, how to level your character and place stats.

Guide to Co-Operative Play-Interested in either summoning players to help you kill a boss, or be summoned to assist others in killing a boss? Well check this page out, it has a great deal of information on great summoning spots, level ranges, tactics, and general communication methods and much much more. Pretty much if you want to get into Co-Op, this is the perfect place to start!

Bosses-Having difficulty defeating a boss and you've exhausted all of your resources? While I suggest always tackling bosses on your own first to get the full enjoyment, sometimes you just get stuck. Here's where you can check up on information regarding bosses, tactics, even what they can drop. Check it out, I understand how it is sometimes...I've fought the Bed of Chaos after all.

Walkthroughs-Many Walkthroughs that are useful to players who are utterly stuck in Dark Souls. If you are just getting started please try to avoid these and figure things out yourself. But if you are 80 hours in and just hopeless, don't feel too bad for using them.[/align]
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:00038: Covenants :00038:

Covenants, the in game communities of Dark Souls. These groups give you special items, abilities, and interesting ways to interact with your fellow players. Need to learn about how to Gravelord, or work Covenants? Check this section out. It also contains User Covenant related info. So if you're looking to join any of the Clans/Guilds/Etc of the site, you know where to search.

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Gravelords Unite!-Gravelords Unite, it has a plethora of information regarding cursing worlds. If you are interested in becoming a Gravelord, or have recently become one I highly suggest checking this thread out.

Gravelord Instructions: How to properly spread misery.-This thread contains pretty much all the information you will need to start off as a Gravelord, as well if you are still an experienced member but need a second opinion on how some of the mechanics work feel free to check this thread out and brush up on how cursing works, great for if you were a player long ago and need to adjust to the patches made in your absence.

For The Glory of Alvina-If you are interested in becoming a Forest Hunter, or brushing up on the covenant or learning general information about it, it can definitely be found here. This is the first version of the thread which features a lot of useful info, as such it is more like an archive of tactics.

For the Glory of Alvina Current-The current version of the For the Glory of Alvina Thread.

Gravelord Black Phantom Catalogue-I'm going to place this in both General and Covenants for its uses. First and foremost, for Gravelords this lets you know of ideal locations to Gravelord, as areas with stronger enemies will force people to enter your world to kill them. Second, this shall go into general so that players understand about Black Phantom enemies in game. This will tell them what appears where, and possibly just how dangerous they are. For Christ's sake if you see a black phantom Bonewheel just fight the Gravelord!

Ranks of Covenants-Ever been curious about what you get out of ranking up in your covenant? Well, wonder no longer! CHeck out this thread that lists off what you get from each level of a covenant.




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Covenants-Here you can find the list of covenants along with basic information about them, this is useful in deciding just what covenant you would like to be a part of, as you can get a general idea of what you will be doing with your faction.[/align]
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:pendant: Lore :pendant:

Ever played through Dark Souls and thought, "Fun game but I wish it had a story." Well listen to a few NPC's talk, look at some of the artwork on the walls, read a few item descriptions. Guess what, there is a rich and well thought out story hidden in this game. Subtle yet fantastic when you start to really flesh it out. If you are interested in learning more I'd suggest checking this section out.

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3D Model Viewer Screenshots and Oddities-Retro is currently going through the 3D model viewer and posting some of the oddities found within, such as hidden areas or supposed secrets which actually aren't there at all. Wanted to know if a strange door like wall has something behind it? You might find your answers here.

Linking Internal and External Lore-This thread focuses more so on the relations of real world Mythology/Theology/etc, and Dark Souls. From the tales of King Arthur, to ancient Japanese tales, everything with some possible influence on the game's story is talked about here.

Glyphblade's All Secrets Revealed-A thread where a good deal of, but I wouldn't exactly say all of the secrets of Dark Souls have been reveal. Image Another massive set of information regarding the world of Dark Souls and the mysterious lore found within it.

Dark Souls Photo Album-As I've played the game I've taken photos of every single enemy, NPC, and art piece that I come across. Currently on hold but in the future I will add everything possible.

Magical Theory 201-A thread dedicated to discussing and figuring out everything magical in Dark Souls. This thread mostly pertains to the lore around Pyromancy, Sorcery, and Miracles. It also discusses heavy influences on magic, as well as those who were heavily influenced by magic. Remember, to take this class you need at least two core credits in Lore.


Statues and other Important Images around the World-The Truth has decided to take pictures of every Statue he could find in the world, you might think this is a bit silly but to a Lore Hound this is perfect. You never know what you can find out via artwork, check this out if you are in need of properly examining a statue and a few other pieces in Dark Souls.




:pendant: Relevant Pages :pendant:

Basics of Lore-The wiki page containing the basic information regarding the world and lore of Dark Souls.[/align]
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Videos go here. Seriously what did you expect a long message detailing what goes here? Videos obviously!

Spell Casting Speed Depending on Dexterity

FinPeku's Forest Hunting Tips and Tricks Video

The Four Fast Roll Speeds

Guide to Backstabbing Part 1

Guide to Backstabbing Part 2

How to Parry in PvP

Dead Angling

Stamina Regeneration

Thrusting Swords

Daggers

Curved Swords

Every Ring Part 1

Every Ring Part 2

Armor Sets: Starter

Armor Sets: Light Part 1

Armor Sets: Light Part 2

Armor Sets: Heavy Part 1

Armor Sets: Heavy Part 2

Armor Sets: Special

Zones without Critical Animations

Dark Magic Casting Speed and Effectiveness



Occult Weapons that have A or Better Scaling






Miscellaneous

http://menaslg.deviantart.com/

A Deviant Artist that makes a lot of Dark Souls Fan Art. It's pretty good and I use some of it for the thread. Give it a look sometime since they are still actively making artwork related to the series. There is Demon's Souls stuff too, and even a bit of Dark Souls 2 Art.

Dark Souls Difference Between 30 and 60 FPS - A small little test that was made using Dark Souls to see if players can notice a difference between 30fps and 60fps. To my knowledge this is using the PC fix allowing for 60fps.
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If I'm not allowed to be posting yet, PM me Tolvo and I'll delete this post.

But why a new Resources thread? Was there something wrong with the other one?
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It's fine to post now, I got enough reserve spots now.

To clean it up, restructure it, and over all create a better version of it. I'll be updating it over time until it will be put in place of the old one.

Sadly I have to take a break now.
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Much better lol. Separating it into posts allows people to search easier.
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