Is the Black Knight Sword any good? I'd be able to use it if I level up a couple more times.
Its fucking awesome i was lucky enough to get the Black Knight in the Undead Burg to drop it when i first started playing Dark Souls. I played the whole game only using the BKS then later added the BKH too. Ive used the Uchigatana and Iaito every playthrough since though, just hate being slow now.
Spoiler for :
you can get the uchigatana very early if you kill the merchant at undead burg. Its a great weapon but levels up with Dex so if your not raising your dex you shouldnt get it. The bleed damage it can cause is awesome
Also before killing the undead merchant, if you choose to do that buy some repair powder. You can repair your gear at bonfires if you buy the tool for it but sometimes your gear breaks down in the middle of something important so it's nice to have the repair powder handy.
Gear only really breaks down if you run into certain enemies. I had all my gear almost break one time and i had no idea why until i realized the Chaos Eater can do that. Think the Gaping Dragons vomit does it too? I don't think ive ever used a repair powder in all my playthroughs.
Last night Solaire summoned Soupbro for help for once which was fun. Ive never been in the Garden while human, was invaded but guess the dude didnt know i was standing in front of the boss fog the whole time. He was probably running all over Darkroot looking for me