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#1 Posted by golguin (4460 posts) -

@teddie said:
@golguin said:

So Defiled Amy is a bitch. Most hits will one shot. The needle needs to be threaded in her final form in order to get at her head because the arms literally block your path. There was a sliver of health left and instead of simply taking the shot I wanted to be a cool guy and get the last hit in with a sword and I died. The 2nd time I got close I just needed to thread the consecutive arm AOE bash one last time and the last arm smash got me. I got pretty mad.

I'll have to take another shot at Amygdala tomorrow or in 2 days to let it all sink in because fighting mad got me killed as soon as I entered the room 3 times with one shot attacks.

I was stuck on this one too for a while, but you can cheese it. When you stand behind it, it jumps. If it jumps when you're standing behind it, if you don't move it will land with its head right behind you for easy smacking. When it gets to the second phase you can still do this, only you'll have to attack it when you're standing behind (and do minimal damage), because it always jumps forwards.

That second form will take some time, but it's pretty much impossible to screw up using that strategy.

I'm actually not having any issues staying alive or getting to the final form. I can pretty much get to Amy's final form (ripping arms off) without getting hit. The problem is smacking her in the head in her final form with any kind of consistency because her arms and AOE attacks prevent you from simply running up to her. You have to dash your way through her arm AOE attacks so you have enough time to attack and then back off safely while she's recovering.

If I REALLY wanted to kill her I could simply shoot her in the head during her final form until she dies. I have max Bone Marrow Ash and each bullet damages her for around 1000 DMG so I'm not worried about her dying. My goal is to learn her arm AOE bash attacks and dash through them. I've already done it and it looked super cool and that's how I want to kill her.

#2 Posted by golguin (4460 posts) -

@zevvion said:

@golguin: I'm not going to lie, these video's don't make you look great. I'm having a hard time understanding your thoughts when playing these games. You take everything so hard. Very cliché, but it's just a game? I get that you can get annoyed by things, but you almost seem to take it personally. If you're not having fun overall, you really should stop playing. It's like you're playing to prove something.

To be clear this was recorded quite a long time ago (I've already beaten the game and I'm making my way through the depth 4 and 5 Chalice Dungeons), but I hadn't had a chance to upload this when it initially happened about a month ago.

Take it personally? No. I was hitting this area for a while and lost what I believed to be a precious resource that I had gathered over quite some time with all the boss killing help I had given. More insight meant more things would happen and the game would get harder. It also allowed me to buy cool things. That's all I knew at the time because I wasn't going on forums looking for information on what Insight did.

A souls game for me isn't fun unless I'm constantly getting pushed back. I played Dark Soul 2 in the Company of Champions for my very first playthrough because I wanted a challenge. It was a very satisfying experience doing that and essentially playing blind. Gaining higher amounts of Insight and keeping my level low seemed to be a way to make the game more interesting. Losing Insight meant the game would get easier, which is not what I wanted.

You might find it fun to simply progress through the game and beat it, but if I'm strolling through areas and killing bosses in one shot I'm not having a good time.

#3 Posted by golguin (4460 posts) -

So Defiled Amy is a bitch. Most hits will one shot. The needle needs to be threaded in her final form in order to get at her head because the arms literally block your path. There was a sliver of health left and instead of simply taking the shot I wanted to be a cool guy and get the last hit in with a sword and I died. The 2nd time I got close I just needed to thread the consecutive arm AOE bash one last time and the last arm smash got me. I got pretty mad.

I'll have to take another shot at Amygdala tomorrow or in 2 days to let it all sink in because fighting mad got me killed as soon as I entered the room 3 times with one shot attacks.

#4 Posted by golguin (4460 posts) -

I'm trying to beat Ebrietas in one of my Great Isz Chalice Dungeon.

That fucking charge attack...

I feel that the Watchdog and Ebrietas are very similar with their charge attacks, but I've only killed Ebrietas in the main game and I didn't fully learn the timing to dodge her charge. As long as it doesn't one shot like Watchdog it should be fine. I believe she can clip you with her charge and you can survive, but if you get hit head on then you're dead.

#5 Posted by golguin (4460 posts) -

Now that really sucks. Does that mean we should back up our downloads of P.T.? If the game somehow gets deleted we wouldn't be able to download it again right?

#7 Edited by golguin (4460 posts) -

I've killed all the bosses in the main game (leaving the true ending boss for when I'm ready to move into NG+) so I've been spending a lot of time in the Chalice Dungeons. I can say that there is no doubt that the toughest content in the game can be found there. The level design leaves something to be desired, but the enemies themselves (many unique to the dungeons) can be quite a challenge once you start dipping into the depth 4 and depth 5 dungeons. The enemies can one shot you just as easily as the bosses.

The bosses in the Chalice Dungeon are on a completely different tier from the stuff in the main game. There are plenty of tricks that can be utilized on the bosses in the main game and the same can even apply to the starting Chalice Dungeons, but I feel I've reached the point where the bosses are now on par with the hardest stuff that Dark Souls 1 and Dark Souls 2 had to offer. Trying to end the boss fight quickly by rushing in with a flurry of attacks is no longer valid. Being careless and greedy with your approach can now end with the boss one shotting you. Summoning is pretty much impossible (there is a lot of setup involved to get someone into your dungeon) so you need to do it on your own.

I recently beat the Abhorrent Beast and the Defiled Watchdog of the Old Lords. I feel that those two bosses in particular are an excellent example of the patience, planning, and execution required to take on these bosses. I'm pretty happy now that they're gone and I'm ready to see what else the game can throw at me.

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#8 Posted by golguin (4460 posts) -

I've been using the cane for most of my play time right now and it's kinda too bad because other than the Blade of Mercy (which I now use for dealing with low level mobs, really good fast weapons), I haven't encountered any other weapons that requires the Skills stat. Most of the weapons I've picked up or at the vendor require strength numbers that I don't have and kinda don't want to bother levelling. Also I chose the pistol and that has been my one and only ranged weapon.

There are other skill weapons that are really good. In high level PVP you'll find that most people stick with the Skill weapons. Off the top of my head I can think of 5 skill weapons that come up quite a bit in PVP.

I used the cane for most of the game and had the rifle spear and axe as my secondary weapon. Once I got the Chikage I switched that in for my primary weapon and moved the cane to by sub since it has excellent range (it's dash R1 is one of the best in the game) and does work on bosses that the Chikage isn't really suited for.

For guns it was the Blunderbuss for the majority of the game. Once I got my hands on Evelyn it moved to my sub weapon. Evelyn deals the damage and my Blunderbuss handles the spread for parries as the Evelyn can miss in PVP with a simple side step.

#9 Posted by golguin (4460 posts) -
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I've finally uploaded the video and I looked back on why I was so angry. In retrospect it was total bullshit and I should have been angry with those Brainsuckers taking my Insight.

I break at 18:55 and literally throw the controller at my bed once the thing happens.




#10 Posted by golguin (4460 posts) -

@humanity said:

Frenzy is awful and there is no defending it.

Also in retrospect I'll take DS2 bosses attack tracking any day over Bloodborne bosses attacking you off screen like Roms homing shards or the many bosses that tend to jump up off screen and land on you.

The singing ladies have eyes in the back of their heads right so you can't sneak up on them. I'm tried using the invisibility juice while walking and they still saw me.