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[Dark Souls II] Old Souls Any% (Primary Rapier Route)

Meczeoro Jan 4th, 2015 (edited) 4,512 Never
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  1. [Dark Souls II] Rapier Old Souls Any%
  2. ------------------------------------------
  3.  
  4. Old Souls - finish the game while passing the shrine of winter via acquisition of the 4 Great Soul bosses (Rotten, Old Iron King, The Sinner, Duke's Dear Freja)
  5.  
  6. Tseldora management - make sure to take off the gear whenever possible without a timesave, and to put it on after every boss fight for the soul boost.
  7.  
  8. Weapons used - Dagger, Club, Mace, Rapier - If no weapon is listed, assume you should be using the rapier.
  9.  
  10.  
  11. Route
  12. -----
  13.  
  14. Things Betwixt
  15. --------------
  16. Start Explorer/Gift optional (Healing Wares or a Homeward Bone)
  17. Head to Majula
  18.  
  19.  
  20. Majula
  21. ------
  22. Kill Maughlin with 4 urns to the head, take his clothes
  23. Talk to Herald
  24. Light Bonfire
  25. Grab soul by the Blacksmith (optional)
  26. Run to Heide
  27.  
  28.  
  29. Heide
  30. -----
  31. Grab the soul/effigy (optional)
  32. Dragonrider falloff strats
  33. Talk to Licia
  34. Warp to Majula
  35.  
  36.  
  37. Majula
  38. ------
  39. Talk to Herald (just to cycle more dialogue)
  40. Sort gear order/hotbar/pop souls at the gate
  41. Head to Forest of the Fallen Giants
  42.  
  43.  
  44. Forest of the Fallen Giants
  45. ---------------------------
  46. Grab the river bone (optional)
  47. Buy a club, 1 Brightbug, Leningrast's Key, 11 Firebombs from Melentia (Spend 10k however you want really)
  48. Talk to her for the Silver Covetous Ring, exhaust her dialogue, light the cardinal tower bonfire
  49. Blow up the wall and head to Last Giant
  50. Equip ring, club, use Ooze on the elevator
  51. Kill Last Giant (Club)
  52. Pop Last Giant soul on elevator
  53. Grab the bone above Pursuer door (optional)
  54. Roll Pursuer and ballista dat mista
  55. Take the nest to Lost Bastille
  56.  
  57.  
  58. Lost Bastille
  59. -------------
  60. Light the bonfire, pop pursuer soul
  61. Warp back to Majula
  62.  
  63.  
  64. Majula
  65. ------
  66. Buy the remaining 2 Brightbugs from Melentia
  67. Open the Blacksmith
  68. Rest at the bonfire
  69. Buy a rapier, a mace, 9 titanite, and 11 wood arrows from Leningrast, and pick up the bow in the chest
  70. Upgrade the Rapier to +3, Mace to +2
  71. Level up some DEX/END 12/14 minimum (save 22k souls)
  72. Buy the Cat ring, 10 bones, 10 skulls
  73. Head down the pit
  74.  
  75.  
  76. Gutter
  77. ------
  78. Take the first bonfire (optional)
  79. Head down to the Black Gulch
  80.  
  81.  
  82. Black Gulch
  83. -----------
  84. Grab the branch
  85. Take the first bonfire (optional)
  86. Head to Rotten
  87. Brightbug/Ooze outside
  88. Kill the Rotten
  89. Head to Shulva
  90.  
  91.  
  92. Shulva
  93. ------
  94. Light the first bonfire (optional you filthy peach)
  95. Head down into Dragon's Sanctum (pop a soul on the fire-bridge)
  96.  
  97.  
  98. Dragon's Sanctum
  99. ----------------
  100. Open the wheel-door via bow-shots
  101. Grab the soul in the door to the left (optional)
  102. Head  towards the Flynn's room, grab the ring
  103. Bone out
  104. Warp to the Majula (if you didn't skip all bonfires)
  105.  
  106.  
  107. Majula
  108. ------
  109. Buy 3 Brightbugs and X of lifegems
  110. Don't waste time leveling
  111. Go pay to open the miracle mechanism
  112. Equip the Flynn's ring and mace if you haven't already
  113. Head to Huntsman's (Hantzman Kappa) Copse
  114.  
  115.  
  116. Hantzman's Copse
  117. ----------------
  118. Light the second bonfire (if you're a big peach)
  119. Head to Skeleton Lords
  120. Kill Skeleton Lords (Mace)
  121. Pop souls at the lever
  122. Head to Harvest Valley
  123.  
  124.  
  125. Harvest Valley
  126. --------------
  127. Talk to Chloanne, send her back to Majula
  128. Jump past Chloanne and pick up the titanite chunk
  129. Run to Covetous (do coolboy OoB if you're not a peach)
  130. Pop a Brightbug (should last until Mytha if you're fast)
  131. Kill Covetous
  132. Head to Earthen Peak
  133.  
  134.  
  135. Earthen Peak
  136. ------------
  137. Light your torch at the first bonfire
  138. Ooze
  139. Kill first Maniken 1-handed and climb the ladder (if your second hit strikes the wall you'll recoil faster and it'll be easier)
  140. Kill Mytha
  141. Head to Iron Keep
  142.  
  143.  
  144. Iron Keep
  145. ---------
  146. Take the bonfire (if you're a huge pea... wait I take this one, yeah take this bonfire for strategic purposes)
  147. Do the Smelter jump (always good practice)
  148. Jump back across and head towards turtle tunnel
  149. Tunnel dude dies in 4 hits after rolling his overhead
  150. Head to Iron King
  151. Pop a Brightbug, Ooze
  152. Kill Iron King
  153. Bone out
  154. Warp to Majula
  155.  
  156.  
  157. Majula
  158. ------
  159. Buy 3 brightbugs, buy 3 titanite, 7 large titanite, upgrade Rapier to +7, Mace to +5
  160. Level up some more (20DEX/30END/Whatever)
  161. Warp to Lost Bastille
  162.  
  163. Lost Bastille
  164. -------------
  165. Head to Sentinals
  166. Gold Pine
  167. Kill Sentinals
  168. Head to Salt fort (OpieOP)
  169. Pop some souls at the gate
  170. Skip the bonfire (cmon)
  171. Take the elevator down to Sinner, Gold Pine Resin en route
  172. Kill Sinner
  173. Bone out
  174. Warp to Majula
  175.  
  176.  
  177. Majula
  178. ------
  179. Buy 3 Brightbugs, mid-lifegems (optional)
  180. Run to stoned pyro grill
  181.  
  182.  
  183. Shaded Woods
  184. ------------
  185. Light crossroads bonfire
  186. Head to Vengarl, buy 10+ Gold Pine Resin, then grab the Chloranthy ring
  187. Light Najka bonfire (if you're a huge peachasaurus rex)
  188. Head to Najka
  189. Gold Pine Resin
  190. Kill Najka (hug dat butt)
  191. Head to Doors of Pharros
  192.  
  193.  
  194. Doors of Pharros
  195. ----------------
  196. What a pointless few lines of this pastebin, but whatever, I'll add it for consistency
  197. Head to Brightstone Cove
  198.  
  199.  
  200. Brightstone Cove
  201. ----------------
  202. Head to Congregation
  203. Kill Congregation (big dude with rapier, small ones with mace)
  204. Head to Freja
  205. Pop a Brightbug, Gold Pine Resin
  206. Go blow up Freja's head(s), use skulls as necessary
  207. Bone out
  208. Warp to Crossroads if you took another bonfire
  209.  
  210.  
  211. Shaded Woods
  212. ------------
  213. Run to Shrine of Winter
  214.  
  215.  
  216. Shrine of Winter
  217. ----------------
  218. Pass through the shrine OpieOP
  219. Head to Drangleic Castle
  220.  
  221.  
  222. Drangleic Castle
  223. ----------------
  224. Kill the Lizard en route (1/2 running attack(s) from the Mace)
  225. Open front doors, pop souls during
  226. Take first bonfire
  227. Warp to Majula (optional)
  228.  
  229.  
  230. Majula
  231. ------
  232. Upgrade Rapier to +10
  233. Level VGR/END/ADP
  234. Warp to Drangleic Castle
  235.  
  236.  
  237. Drangleic Castle
  238. ----------------
  239. Head to Dragonriders
  240. Gold Pine Resin
  241. Kill Dragonriders
  242. Light bonfire
  243. Start elevator
  244. Bone back
  245. Pop remaining souls (wait we're not even gonna level again, nevermind that)
  246. Get on the Elevator
  247. Engage in top tier Mec-Approved Peestrats (you've got about 40 seconds to empty that bladder)
  248. >>>WASH YOUR HANDS<<<
  249. Grab the key, bone back, head to Mirror Knight
  250. Pop a brightbug, Gold Pine Resin
  251. Kill Mirror Knight
  252. Head to Shrine of Amana
  253.  
  254.  
  255. Shrine of Amana
  256. ---------------
  257. Take the bonfire (you'll thank me later)
  258. Head through and grab the second one if you're feeling peachy (I won't judge in this case)
  259. Kill the caster by the foggate and do sneaky strats OR kill both and the drakes (hero-strats)
  260. Take off that Flynn's ring (stupid bugs)
  261. Head to Frog
  262. Requip Flynn's
  263. Gold Pine Resin
  264. Kill Frog
  265. Head to Undead Crypt
  266.  
  267.  
  268. Undead Crypt
  269. ------------
  270. Take second bonfire (optional, but won't call you a massive peach here either)
  271. Head to Velstadt
  272. Get through the fucking gate
  273. Pop a Brightbug, Gold Pine Resin
  274. Crush Velstadt like peasant grill
  275. Grab King's ring, bone out
  276. Warp to Crossroads
  277.  
  278. Shaded Woods
  279. ------------
  280. Run to the King's door
  281. Head to Aldia's Keep
  282.  
  283.  
  284. Aldia's Keep
  285. ------------
  286. Run to Guardian
  287. Gold Pine Resin
  288. Kill Guardian (can be hilariously easy or tediously hard - gluck)
  289. Head to Dragon Aerie
  290.  
  291.  
  292. Dragon Aerie
  293. ------------
  294. Light the first bonfire you nutcase, jesus
  295. Do the Ela yump (first time or rito)
  296. Head to Dragon Shrine
  297.  
  298.  
  299. Dragon Shrine
  300. -------------
  301. Light THIS first bonfire too you crazy mofo, dayum
  302. Run to Ancient Dargon
  303. Chit-chat - get the Ashen mist
  304. Bone out
  305. Warp to Cardinal Tower
  306.  
  307.  
  308. Cardinal Tower
  309. --------------
  310. [If you're a pro go for the ledge-jump and skip the next 3 lines]
  311. Drop off down the ladderhole
  312. Head to the King's door
  313. Skip the bonfire (amagad teh risk)
  314. Enter the memory
  315. Kill Giant Lord (easy game easy life)
  316. Bone out
  317. Warp to Drangleic Castle first bonfire
  318.  
  319.  
  320. Drangleic Castle
  321. ----------------
  322. Head to the King's door
  323. Head to Throne of Want
  324. Brightbug, Gold Pine Resin outside (summon Benhart if you want)
  325. Destroy Watcher/Defender
  326. Get rid of Benny if you summoned
  327. Re-Gold Pine Resin
  328. Kill Nashandra
  329. Flex for 15 seconds
  330. Split
  331. GG WP
  332.  
  333.  
  334. Credits
  335. -------
  336. Play Yatta and/or run ads o_O
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