Nice, yeah I'll use this thread for additional info. I couldn't find it when I looked, only went back like 5 pages worth of threads. :[
Only resistance to curse is down, but it doesn't matter.
As for the red dragon, there is a really cheap way to kill him, which to be honest, is the best way to go since its pointless to try and actually fight him. There is a spiral tower with a black knight at the top after emerging from the area where you can snipe the dragon's tail. Shoot just ONE arrow into the dragon's back and boom, he's gone and you get 10,000 souls.
I saw you post previously that Resistance might be busted. I don't know exactly what 1.05 patched and how any of these tips may be altered as result, I hear the patch changed many things. I'll have to try sniping the tail now that I have a bow, but I don't know that area you speak of. (Edit: I found it, but no dragon visible from this perch - I am looking where he definitely should
be - patch changed it perhaps?) I thought I was supposed to snipe it under the bridge where he normally breathes the fire if you go to close where he guards the entrance to that altar place. And this seems to not work, but maybe there is a workaround. This is to date, the best view in the game. I love the castle way above the Undead Burg/Church from this vantage point in the mountains above.
Edit: I might have to look for a video, seems this dragon needs a Red Tearstone Ring to do more damage, and way higher dex than I have (like 12 currently, went heavy into Str/Endur/Vit). The sword does do like 54 higher dmg than my suck Battle Axe, so yeah, be a huge upgrade for sure, and I can wield it unlike that suck mace and cleaver that Capra Demon dropped.
For people who may want an image of an aerial map, this one looks decent.