Considering the amount of DS threads I've been posting in, It's kinda weird I never made one myself.
Now this is a pretty simple question. I'm at Fatboy and Slim on NG+. And they are kicking my ass left and right, I got powered up Smough down to about half health at most. And only got one hit in at worst. Maybe this is just a matter of frustration right now, BUT GODDAMMIT I WANT TO WIN NOW. Do I seem too weak or too strong for the task? Should I level up more, or simply take a break and try again later? What levels were you guys at this point?
Some things to consider before giving me any sort of advice, I've never summoned someone to help, and I refuse to even consider it. Call me stubborn, but I want to win alone. And I also rolled a greatsword build on PC even though the majority of my playtime previously was with a katana. On top of that I might have gimped myself a bit by going for the Greatsword of Artorias a bit early, "I want to use it so bad, but it's going to suck for a few more levels...".
My equipment and stats:
Black Knight Shield +5
Guardian set except for the head, which is Ornsteins helm.
Ring of Steel protection and Havel's Ring.
Str 41 "accidentally" :P
Int/Dex/Faith are all 20. For Artorias.
This brings me to level 103.