The trick is you can do two backflips in the normal time of doing one.
Oops, I forgot to mention you need the darkwood grain ring or whatever it is you loot off the cat covenant merchant's ninja bodyguard.
Well I won't be getting that. I joined the Forrest Clan before thinking about looting that dude, and now that I've disbanded from the group he no longer appears, even If I choose to rejoin I still doubt he'll show up. Only the spirits, mages, and warrior remain in the area now.
Does playing without armor really help for the whole game. I did that when you suggested that for the Havel fight and it worked but I'd imagine if you get hit the Capra Demon or by a Black Knight then youd be as good as dead. thats why when I first got the game I laughed when reading the manual and seeing the Deprived class wondering who would choose thay weak ass one.
Oh and how different is playing as an agile character. I went through like a Tank but might go light next time. Besides more backstabbing and running faster what are the other advantages.
Well wearing any of the light armor that has no poise is difficult. It's the only way I roll though. While the light armor does have defense where as no armor doesn't, without poise anything that hits you stun locks you and against any good enemy that's a death sentence.
But playing that way you learn how to dodge and use speed to your advantage. I suggest you try it, Soup. Check out that calamity ring assassin run walkthrough I sent you via PM. It's amazing.
I'm glad they nerfed it. There was no use playing a very light character when you could use that ring and do everything a light character could do while being a tank. The game must have been so much easier back then.
I found Ornstein and Smough to be a fun battle and not too challenging than I first thought. Sure I died a few times, but I always knew that I could defeat them. Ornstein I found to be the toughest, mainly because of his speed and the fact I had to use a shield, so I was limited to one hand attacks. Smough was much easy thanks to his speed and much easier attacks to dodge against. So that helped me being a light character. Hardly used any heavy armour throughout the game.
Also, I had a Black Knight Halberd +5, and Power Within to make it an even fight. Plus that Dark Wood Grain ring came in handy as well.
The Dragon Slayer is the harder of the two by far but I've found if you stay in on his legs then you can pretty much dominate him. Of course you can't do that with Biggie around lol. I just concentrate on one of them to begin with, whichever happens to lose the most health the quickest... once that part is over the battle is pretty much won.