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By Anonymous
Let's take a moment to appreciate people who never figured this out, thought adaptilty was a weak stat, and beat the game with base agility.

Live was unfair, but so was their willpower.
By Anonymous
A really good place to farm titanite Chunks (and L. titanite Shards) is Black Gulch from the Dark as it's EXTREMELY safe with either Fire Arrows or a Fire infused Bow (cheaper in the long run as Wood Arrows work just fine), just aim for the oil puddles they hide in and burn them out. The only enemies that pose a threat to you are the Razorback Nightcrawlers that come out of the holes, and that's not saying much.

The only thing is that you should probably clear out a large number of the poison spitting statues first, but once you've done that there's very little risk involved as the only enemies that can actually harm you are the Razorback Nightcrawlers, the fire damage that you take when stepping into the burning puddles is negligible and can be countered with some Lifegems or the Replenishment line of Miracles if it bothers you that much.

Not only that but if you're in the Company of Champions you can also get Awestones from the two Razorback Nightcrawlers (and a ton of copies of Dead Again), the Awestones aren't the main reason and there are better farming options for them if that's what you need, but given that the point of this is to farm Large titanite Shards and titanite Chunks it's more of a bonus than anything. Also don't be afraid to throw on gear that boosts how many Souls you get (on top of selling excess copies of Dead Again).
By Anonymous
I forgot to add this. I will say that's it's not the most efficient as you can get nothing for several runs, however this is a very safe way to farm them, it's not about the efficiency but more the safety of it. It's a low-risk way to get Large titanite Shards and titanite Chunks fairly reliably for those who might not be able to handle higher-risk methods, and given that at some point you'll have to join the Company of Champions after causing the enemies to stop spawning that's kind of a good thing. Also the runs are relatively quick when you know where to shoot the arrows.
By Anonymous
The best place to farm petrified dragon bones (and bonfire ascetics) is in the first bonfire of Aldias's Keep (SOTFS). The first dragon bone is in the courtyard and the second in the floor with the mirrors. Unpetrify one of the statues close to the basilisk (i think the one closest to the stairs), everytime you kill this hollow, he drops 2 bonfire ascetics, and there's also a human effigy if you are strong enough to kill Aslatiel of Mirrah in the entrance. Repeat the process
By Anonymous
The best place for farming chunks, twinkling, and bones is using an ascetic in the dragon's sanctum (dlc). There are videos online for a real quick run without killing anything. You just need ascetics which isn't a problem in the dark chasm of old.
By Anonymous
By Anonymous
Why is it so hard to farm titanite shards so early?
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By SlaveKnightKos
They made slabs way easy to get, the fact they sprinkled all over the game combined with Dyna and Tillo make them super easy to get, and by end game you can buy all of the shards, Large shards, and chunks from Chloanne (amazing chest ahead).
By Anonymous
Who wrote these fraction descriptions they're hilarious
By Anonymous
why are half of these paragraphs page written like a short story
By Anonymous
Because this is from a genuine person, nerding out on his knowledge of a game he loves