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By Anonymous
Got killed by a dude named Joe Biden cartwheeling at Sen's Fortress traps...
By Anonymous
Ok so let's take a moment and talk about Dark Souls and how to Git Gut. DS is one of the games that sticks to category "easy to learn but hard to master". It's easy to learn basic mechanics of gameplay but how to utilize them and when... That's something completely different.

There are many cool and great armors or shields and poise is considered to be OP. Just get the heavy armor with big defences and poise and spam attack using some big weapon that breaks enemy poise. EZ win. That's how Giant Dad works or any Havel + Big Bonk setup. Most of the time it works great on PvE and even on PvP is quite good. But is it a top? Is it a peak of mastery you can achiev?

No. If you go far beyond NG+ you will learn that at some point bosses will start to kill you in 1-2 hits no matter how good your armor is or how many health you have. And let's be honest. Taking no hit at all is in 99% better option than tanking it on armor or blocking via shield. There are many ways to avoid damage. Attacking from distance using spear or ranged attacks and moving is ok. But it won't save you from fast attacks that cover large area. So at some point you will realize that rolling at right moment and direction is the only 100% safe way to avoid damage.

And this is the secret of ancient masters. You don't need vitality, poise, armor or shield at all to survive and avoid damage. As long as you keep rolling correctly at right time you are technically immune to any damage. And this is the place where Dark Wood Grain Ring comes in. With it you can roll faster, cover larger area and get bigger immunity window.

But that's not all. There's mechanic we can call "Instability Damage". Do not confuse it with Counter Damage cause that's something different. Instability damage gives stable 40% damage boost to ANY attack that hits target that is somehow unstable. There are some situations when this works and one of them is rolling. If you manage to hit rolling target when he's not protected by immunity time window there will be green flash of light added to blood splash (counter hit have white flash). And this hit will deal 40% more damage and it's not affected by Leo Ring. Probably you were hit by it many times when you wrongly timed your roll during boss fight and you were hit really hard. It works best with medium and fat rolls but fast roller can also be hit that way. But not with this ring. When you use DWGR you are already hard to hit during ninja flip roll at all but it is still possible. But even if you are hit no damage bonus will apply. You are immune to additional 40% damage boost if you get hit during ninja flip roll and you will take normal damage instead.

So this is the true way how too Git Gut. Bleed, high poise damage or OP spells/weapon buffs won't help your enemies if they can't hit you. And if they can't hit you don't need high health, big poise or protection. Mobility > any armor or shield. So next time consider dumping Havel's Ring and your heavy armor to pockets and wear DWGR with less than 25% equip load instead.
By Anonymous
You sound unemployed and fat.
By Anonymous
And then there are people who tell newbies to start the game by removing all armor, because that's supposedly the right way to play. They do that and obviously still get hit a lot, which only hampers them getting better at the game.

Natural progression must be observed and the only right way to play is by following what the game requires at your current level.
By Anonymous
i think hes saying for end game/experienced players.
By Anonymous
TL;DR you're a loser and should get a girlfriend. Side note wish this ring was in Ds2, could've sworn it was but it might've been an old mod I had :(
By Anonymous
What did you say ? I can't understand you , there's too much stomach acid with pizza and mountain dew coming out of your mouth
By Anonymous
I like how this dude tries to be informative reviewing this ring and ppl still ***** about it. Ur all dorks
By Anonymous
On one hand, he is right. On the other, getting gud becomes a job when you follow a hice instead of you know... PLAY with the game.
By Anonymous
Backstep gains Invicibility frame with this ring(100% confirmed)! Maybe backsteps always have i-frames but they are so small that it rarely works. I have tested backsteps without the ring and i-frames consistently work against the magic npc' projectiles in firelink.
By Anonymous
The reason ds1 is very high in my list.
By Anonymous
I nearly missed the body guard entirely by the windmill. Be sure to walk around thoroughly if you see the merchant but not the ninja garb wearing and partially see-through body guard.
By Anonymous
He can also be behind the wall, which makes it even trickier.
By Anonymous
Water Wheel* He's on the other side of the wall shiva stands in front of, no need to walk around thoroughly.
By Anonymous
You can also gain that same invisibility effect that makes you harder to detect in PvE and also makes ambushing way easier in PvP. You can trade a skull lantern to snuggly and he will give you the ring of fog. If you also use the slumbering dragoncrest ring while using the ring of fog, you are practically undetectabletable to enemies in PvE unless you hit them or walk directly in front of them.
By ya-boi-mees
This ring also modifies your backstep into a funni flip, fyi
By Anonymous
Got ring of Havel's and elite knight set, playing as a wanderer. OSCAR FLIP