Dark Souls II Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    5 May 2014
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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In the Beginning

In the Beginning

The real challenge in Dark Souls 2

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…