Re: Dark Souls - October 4th, 2011
The lightning spear you get from the mimic in Sen's is a good substitute until you get to the giant smith in Anor Londo. Then you can go crazy upgrading.
Also, you probably don't want to hear this but there are sooooo many secrets in the game that you guys may never experience or you'll miss because they become missable after certain bosses or events. Plus there are so many hidden walls.
GA, how far are you in Anor Londo? Hopefully you're not to the black knight archers. You know the middle stairway that you can move the level of? The very bottom level has a bonfire that'll save a ton of headaches. You want to just run as fast as you can when you get to the black knight archers. Don't even try to block when you get to the ledge they are on. Roll instead when they fire an arrow. Good luck.