Hi, I've been playing a couple of weeks now and got to grips with the mechanics. I've read loads of beginner guides and hints bu tI'm at a stage where I feel really underpowered. Half of the things mentioned I haven't come across. My build so far is:
Lvl-20, Wanderer, VIT-15, END-15, STR-14, DEX-17
Winged Spear+1, Hollow soldier shield
I defeated the tutorial boss quite easily, and after a couple of hours working out the Taurus demon sorted him too. I used summons to defeat the first belltower gargoyles but now am stuck.
I couldn't defeat the one legged demon beneath the blacksmith so ran past him. Lame I know but I was literally hitting him 10-12 times and he was still alive, two swipes and I die. So I'm in the garden and found a bonfire behind a crumbling wall at the moment. I've explored a bit, I either end up at a big snake with 20 heads and surrounded by crystal golems, end up near a silver knight who again I feel weak against and don't seem to do any damage. Any hints on what to do next?? My main concern is feeling too weak, I seem to have to do loads more damage to bring something down than anyone else mentions or youtube vids show.
I purposely avoided the skeleton key thing as I didn't want to go into areas that would kill me too quickly.