I'm a warrior. Does that mean I can never use magic, ever?

#1 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

I have not gone through New Londo Ruins because I know there are ghosts that I cannot physically attack. Is there anyway I can attack them?

I know magic works but I do not have any magic slots. I also know you can use some kind of a curse but again, I do not have any magic slots. How can I attack the ghosts?

#2 Edited by Tennmuerti (8118 posts) -
@nohthink
For ghosts you need a Transient Curse to be able to damage them. Transient Curse can be found just ouside the lake either on one of the dudes milling around or on a body (I cant recall) Transient Curses can also be bought in Undead Burg from an undead lady merchant in the shortcut at 4k a pop.  Transient Curse is a consumable and can be used by anyone.
OR the ghosts can also drop ghost weapons that can be used to dammage them without the Transient Curse. (forgot to mention ghosts themselves can also drop Transient Curses once you start killing them)
I'm not 100% but divine weapons might also work without a curse, but don't quote me on that.
 
You can be whatever you want as a character the starting classes only dictate starting gear and stat distribution.
To get spell slots you need to level up Attunement, you get 1 slot for each 2 points. Starting with the first one at 10 Attunement.
#3 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

@Tennmuerti: THANK YOU!!! God that was so troubling me!!

#4 Posted by Astromarine (77 posts) -

well, classes are meaningless after the very beginning. I don't know specifically about the ghosts, but to cast magic all you need is to put a couple points in attunement and buy a spell. In my opinion, you never should gimp yourself by sticking to one playstyle. This game encourages jacks of all trades, I think.

#5 Posted by CptBedlam (4452 posts) -

@nohthink said:

@Tennmuerti: THANK YOU!!! God that was so troubling me!!

Also, you need to have the respective item for each kind of magic There's sorcery, mircacles, pyromancy (and one or two more I think). You need a sorceror's catalyst for sorcery, a talisman for miracles and a pyromancy flame for pyromancy., for example. In order to execute a spell you have to have the item equipped in one of your hands as well as the spell in the spell slot (spells have certain attribute requirements).

#6 Posted by CptBedlam (4452 posts) -

@Astromarine said:

well, classes are meaningless after the very beginning. I don't know specifically about the ghosts, but to cast magic all you need is to put a couple points in attunement and buy a spell. In my opinion, you never should gimp yourself by sticking to one playstyle. This game encourages jacks of all trades, I think.

I heard min-maxing is the most effective way of playing this game (and demon's souls). But on my first playthrough I'm trying a lot of stuff as well ... at least some beginner miracles like heal come in handy now and then when the Estus flask is empty.

#7 Posted by Astromarine (77 posts) -

minmaxing is useful, but don't misunderstand, it doesn't mean "go-all-in-on-magic-or-weapons". It means to choose a build and items you're gonna want to use, and tailor your stats specifically for that, not wasting, say, point on dex when you know you'll never use more than 15 for a winged spear, etc.

#8 Posted by Kazzurak (366 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@Astromarine said:

well, classes are meaningless after the very beginning. I don't know specifically about the ghosts, but to cast magic all you need is to put a couple points in attunement and buy a spell. In my opinion, you never should gimp yourself by sticking to one playstyle. This game encourages jacks of all trades, I think.

I heard min-maxing is the most effective way of playing this game (and demon's souls). But on my first playthrough I'm trying a lot of stuff as well ... at least some beginner miracles like heal come in handy now and then when the Estus flask is empty.

you want to have a focused build but u want to have the opportunity to use different stuff fx especially in Dark Souls you want to be able to cast magic but lets face it with a limited amount of casts going full casting is probably not the best idea, so you focus your build on magic and make your weapon do magic damage which scales with magic stat and so forth but even as a caster you want endurance to roll and maybe even to wear some heavy armor once in a while

#9 Posted by CptBedlam (4452 posts) -

@Kazzurak said:

@CptBedlam said:

@Astromarine said:

well, classes are meaningless after the very beginning. I don't know specifically about the ghosts, but to cast magic all you need is to put a couple points in attunement and buy a spell. In my opinion, you never should gimp yourself by sticking to one playstyle. This game encourages jacks of all trades, I think.

I heard min-maxing is the most effective way of playing this game (and demon's souls). But on my first playthrough I'm trying a lot of stuff as well ... at least some beginner miracles like heal come in handy now and then when the Estus flask is empty.

you want to have a focused build but u want to have the opportunity to use different stuff fx especially in Dark Souls you want to be able to cast magic but lets face it with a limited amount of casts going full casting is probably not the best idea, so you focus your build on magic and make your weapon do magic damage which scales with magic stat and so forth but even as a caster you want endurance to roll and maybe even to wear some heavy armor once in a while

Man, complicated stuff. I'll probably get it all wrong in my first playthrough but I don't wanna use guides the first time through. I mostly ignored magic until now ... I only levelled my faith so I can do the basic sorceries like heal. Sounds like I'm fucked with the magic weapons later on.

#10 Posted by Kazzurak (366 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@Kazzurak said:

@CptBedlam said:

@Astromarine said:

well, classes are meaningless after the very beginning. I don't know specifically about the ghosts, but to cast magic all you need is to put a couple points in attunement and buy a spell. In my opinion, you never should gimp yourself by sticking to one playstyle. This game encourages jacks of all trades, I think.

I heard min-maxing is the most effective way of playing this game (and demon's souls). But on my first playthrough I'm trying a lot of stuff as well ... at least some beginner miracles like heal come in handy now and then when the Estus flask is empty.

you want to have a focused build but u want to have the opportunity to use different stuff fx especially in Dark Souls you want to be able to cast magic but lets face it with a limited amount of casts going full casting is probably not the best idea, so you focus your build on magic and make your weapon do magic damage which scales with magic stat and so forth but even as a caster you want endurance to roll and maybe even to wear some heavy armor once in a while

Man, complicated stuff. I'll probably get it all wrong in my first playthrough but I don't wanna use guides the first time through. I mostly ignored magic until now ... I only levelled my faith so I can do the basic sorceries like heal. Sounds like I'm fucked with the magic weapons later on.

Good news is you cant play the game wrong as long as you make it through you succeeded personally im going for a ninjabuild wearing ninja outfit, washing pole, and the Dark Wood Grain Ring :) just needing the ring and 4 strength to 1h the washing pole

#11 Posted by CptBedlam (4452 posts) -

@Kazzurak: Yeah but I can make it a lot harder and longer for myself. %)

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