- Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:11 am
In my blind playtrough I chose the Lower Garrison bonfire in the Ivory King DLC. The Witchtree Mages, or whatever they are called, are incredibly easy to rush and kill in melee. I burned a bonfired ascetic, then joined Covenant of Champions and killed those three mages over and over for a couple of hours while listening to a podcast.
Each one was dropping 4688 souls while wearing the Nahr Alma Hood + Nahr Alma Robes + Jester's Gloves + Tseldora Trousers, IIRC, plus some witch tree branches every now and then. There is a door right past them that leads to the inner courtyard with golems and ice porcupines, so you can try rushing there, killing the inactive golem for around 10k souls at bonfire intensity 2 and wearing the farming set.
Still, farming the Giant Lord is just the best when you already have gotten to level 200 or so, you can farm the Soul Spear in the Bridge Approach bonfire, get some 6 or 7 of those, respec into a caster and go kill that giant while using Drummond to keep him busy while you destroy him with your previously acquired witch tree branch.