The biggest tests in the Dark Souls series are that of not being greedy and paying attention to your enemies (and your surroundings). Every single enemy has a ‘tell’ for the move their about to commit to and therefore it’s your job to pay close attention for these tells and prepare your defense accordingly.

Yea, we really shouldn’t have tried to take our Estus Flask out then…

When it comes to being greedy most players can’t resist going in for that final, killer blow. But what they usually fail to do is watch their endurance/stamina meter (resulting in their planned attack not materialising, leaving them clean open to be killed) or they simply attack at the wrong time.

Luckily we can help you out very easily by telling you the enemy tells for their moves (especially on the bosses who usually telegraph their upcoming moves as if it was a movie trailer). However, it’s up to you to learn to stop being greedy. You might land that last hit in time, you just might. But in the world of Dark Souls; Sod’s Law dictates you most likely won’t…

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    5 May 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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You are an Undead, the bearer of a curse, who has gone “hollow” and half mad searching for a cure to restore your humanity. You have arrived in Drangleic, a place rumoured to harbour powerful souls that can help you regain your humanity and avoid this terrible fate. You must seek out these souls and save yourself and others from a fate worse than death itself. But it will not be easy…

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  • All the bosses made easy with helpful HD videos!
  • NPC info and much, much more!

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