Dark Souls Diary Entry 7
Daily Deaths: 2
Total Deaths: 39
Bosses Beaten: 1 Gargoyles, 1 Mini-Boss Black Knight
Current Level: 25
Sweet Loot: Black Knight Shield (Awesome!), Gargoyle Axe, Heal Miracle
I can kick the hell out of a Gargoyle.
This isn’t vanity or ego. Like Muhammed Ali said, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”
Oh can I back it up. My first run at the Gargoyles I had them down to about 10% health–that was without a summoned NPC. My next run was awesome, with the White Knight’s help I absolutely crushed them. So handily did I beat them that I actually took the time to avoid killing them while I worked on acquiring the Gargoyle Axe. The axe is actually the primary demon’s tail, if you land enough hits on the tail will come off (much like the Red Dragon/Drake Sword). The axe looks awesome, especially when you wield it two handed–it actually bends like the Gargoyle’s tail. Sadly it’s terribly weak… so it won’t be taking the place of my Drake Sword or my back up Astra’s Straight Sword.
After beating the Gargoyles I climbed the nearby bell tower–it was clear that this would be my moment to enter other players’ worlds and give them hope. It’s not a common experience in gaming to feel pride, but as the bell rang out and the “Achievement Unlocked” signal flashed I felt some genuine pride. I also found myself wondering who may have heard my bell toll… if any of you were on last night at roughly 10:45 EST you may have heard my bell. If you did please drop us a line–I’d really like to know.
In any event, killing the Gargoyles was no doubt helped by the amazing shield I picked up earlier that evening. In the tower near the Iron Boar there’s a black knight to kill him simply draw him down the stairs. His attacks will (for the most part) pass harmlessly over your head, his overhead attack you can easily block. The loot for me was the “Black Knight Shield.” It’s awesome–100 Physical Resist, 95 Fire, 65 Lightning, 30 Magic. Basically, it’s a keeper.
My brother got the “Black Knight Sword” from this knight, which has me wondering if the drops are class specific or just random. I’m playing a knight and got the shield, he’s playing a ranger and got the sword. Anyone else kill this knight?
I also picked up the Healing Miracle. I’ve got a Faith of 14 and honestly, since I switched to the Drake Sword from the Astra Straight Sword, it’s been going to waste. So I decided I was going to start buying some Miracles–Heal seemed like a good choice I didn’t play much after I bought it so I’ll let you know later how well it works.
Tomorrow I’m working on the Capra Demon or perhaps the Butterfly Demon.
Find out who is no longer with us in Thursday’s update.