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Dark Souls II: SotFS - Any% (4 Rotten - Late RTSR)

Nov 20th, 2019 (edited)
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  1. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin - Any% (4 Rotten - Late RTSR)
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  3. [I] USEFUL LINKS
  4.  
  5. All credits goes to PrepayingDeath for this run
  6.  
  7. PrepayingDeath's former WR in 55:52 RTA no load : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LJWWG3Eqh4
  8. Speedrun Tutorial by PrepayingDeath : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KONcOWM8t4g
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  10. For people who are looking for a route using Red Tear Stone Ring: https://rentry.co/tcict
  11. RTSR route and current world record by Pseudostripy: https://youtu.be/s4kgdv_pw5M
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  16. [II] RUN DESCRIPTION
  17.  
  18.  
  19. [THINGS BETWIXT & MAJULA 1]
  20.  
  21. Start Bandit with Bonfire Ascetic
  22. Unequip Armor and bow
  23. Binoculars Jump before Majula
  24. Light bonfire in Majula after talking to Shanalotte to get Estus Flask
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  27.  
  28. [FOREST OF FALLEN GIANTS]
  29.  
  30. Head to Forest of Fallen Giants
  31. Menuing while door opens
  32. Take soul in the river & equip it
  33. Open Cardinal Tower door
  34. Use soul while talking to Melentia, buy 1 firebomb
  35. Light bonfire
  36. Destroy wall with the firebomb for shortcut
  37.  
  38. Kill Last Giant with two-handed axe
  39. Darksign as soon as you can
  40. Pop Last Giant soul & buy blacksmith key, 2 brightbugs
  41. Get Silver Serpent Ring +1 (equip it) and talk to her to go to Majula
  42.  
  43. Kill Pursuer with Ballista, equip blades ring & Pursuer soul
  44. Warp to Lost Bastille using crow's nest
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  47.  
  48. [LOST BASTILLE 1]
  49.  
  50. Light bonfire & warp to Majula
  51.  
  52.  
  53. [MAJULA 2]
  54.  
  55. Open blacksmith door, rest at bonfire
  56. Use Pursuer soul & buy mace, rapier, 6 shards & Rapier+3 to Leningrast
  57. Kill Maughlin with rapier (4 R1 & 2 R2)
  58. Talk to Sweet Shalquoir & buy her Silver Cat Ring, Homeward Bones x2, Alluring Skulls x10
  59.  
  60. Majula's Pitdrop with Cat Ring equipped : https://youtu.be/KONcOWM8t4g?t=521
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  63.  
  64. [GUTTER]
  65.  
  66. Drop down and avoid exploding hollows on your way to the Gutter
  67. Take Branch of Yore at the left of the 2nd bridge
  68. Gutter Parkour
  69. Take Branch of Yore before Black Gulch
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  72.  
  73. [BLACK GULCH 1]
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  75. Use a Brightbug at the beginning of Black Gulch (to prevent Forlorn or Woodchilds invasion)
  76. Depetrify the statue
  77. Light the Hidden Chamber bonfire & equip Tseldora's Set
  78. Kill Rotten with Rapier
  79. Bone back & burn an ascetic
  80. Warp to Majula
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  83.  
  84. [MAJULA 3]
  85.  
  86. Level Up: 26 End, 20 Dex, 10 Adp
  87. Buy 1 Fragrant Branch of Yore to Melentia
  88. Equip Soul of the Rotten and alluring skulls
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  91.  
  92. [SHADED WOODS 1]
  93.  
  94. Take bones and lifegems behind Benhart
  95. Alluring skull for enemies
  96. Pop soul of the Rotten + menuing
  97. Light bonfire
  98. Shoot tree with bow to distract ghosts
  99. Buy Gold Pine Resins to Vengarl
  100. (It should be around 18-19 but you will need 15 GPR for the run unless you're dying during a bossfight)
  101.  
  102. Kill Najka with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier
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  105.  
  106. [DOORS OF PHARROS & BRIGHTSTONE COVE TSELDORA]
  107.  
  108. In Doors of Pharros, kill Lizard with Mace after Axes-Dwarf (2 R1)
  109.  
  110. Take great shard next to the cliff (after boulder)
  111. Alluring skull for enemies next to the door
  112. Kill Congregation with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier (you can skip wearing Tseldora's Set for this fight but keep Silver Serpent Ring)
  113. (You can also use Alluring Skulls to distract hollows during the fight)
  114.  
  115. Clim ladder, take ascetic next to Cromwell
  116. Kill Lizard with Mace jumping attack
  117. Kill Lizard in the right of the door
  118. Take Chunk in left
  119. Take Chunk in house
  120. Alluring skull & take stuff in spikes area
  121. Bone back, warp to Majula
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  124.  
  125. [MAJULA 4]
  126.  
  127. Rapier+10
  128. Warp to Lost Bastille
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  131.  
  132. [LOST BASTILLE 2]
  133.  
  134. Kill Sentinels with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier
  135. Kill exploding hollow & pop souls of bosses (Najka & Sentinels)
  136. Take Ascetic in the elevator
  137. Bone back, warp to Black Gulch
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  140.  
  141. [BLACK GULCH 2]
  142.  
  143. Kill Rotten 2 with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier
  144. Bone back, burn Ascetic
  145.  
  146. Kill Rotten 3 with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier
  147. Bone back, burn Ascetic
  148.  
  149. Kill Rotten 4 with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier & Brightbug
  150. Bone back
  151. Warp to Majula
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  154.  
  155. [MAJULA 5]
  156.  
  157. Pop Old Dead One Souls
  158. Buy 3 brightbugs, lifegems if needed (around 20)
  159.  
  160. Pop Rottens' souls
  161.  
  162. Level Up : 18 Vgr, 45 End, 40 Dex, 40 Str
  163.  
  164. (You don't need Tseldora's Set and Silver Serpent Ring anymore)
  165. Warp to Shaded Woods
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  168.  
  169. [SHADED WOODS 2]
  170.  
  171. Take the left path
  172. Pass Shrine of Winter
  173. Head to Drangleic Castle
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  176.  
  177. [DRANGLEIC CASTLE]
  178.  
  179. Open door + menuing & use Gold Pine Resin on your Rapier
  180.  
  181. Open door by killing stone soldier on the left
  182. Light King's Gate bonfire
  183. Take stuff downstairs
  184. Kill Dragonriders with Bow strat & Gold Pine Resin on Rapier : https://youtu.be/KONcOWM8t4g?t=2162
  185. Take ladder in the right, kill wall ghost
  186. Open door, bring 1 hollow next to the statue & kill it to unlock elevator
  187. Back to bonfire, light it & rest
  188.  
  189. Use elevator & take King's Passage Key, darksign back
  190. Open King's Passage
  191. Kill Mirror Knight with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier and using Consistent Knight Strat: https://www.twitch.tv/prepayingdeath/clip/VenomousAcceptableSnoodRalpherZ
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  194.  
  195. [SHRINE OF AMANA]
  196.  
  197. Proceed through Amana & keep your mental health
  198. You can use an Old Radiant Lifegem to tank Archdrakes damages in the second part of Amana
  199. Kill Demon of Song with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier
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  202.  
  203. [UNDEAD CRYPT]
  204.  
  205. Run through Undead Crypt
  206. Distract Shields Knight by shooting an arrow : https://youtu.be/KONcOWM8t4g?t=2975
  207.  
  208. Kill Velstadt with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier and Brightbug
  209. (Use brightbug right after entering the arena)
  210. Take King's Ring, darksign back
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  213.  
  214. [ALDIA'S KEEP]
  215.  
  216. Warp to Shaded Woods, road to Aldia's Keep, equip King's Ring
  217. (Take RTSR & equip it, setup by Syan's Knight in front of the door)
  218. Jump over the handrail by using the dragon skeleton : https://youtu.be/KONcOWM8t4g?t=3170
  219. Kill Guardian Dragon with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier, Brightbug & RTSR
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  222.  
  223. [DRAGON AERIE & SHRINE]
  224.  
  225. Climb ladder before bonfire & use the zip-line to skip Dragon Aerie
  226. Go through Dragon Shrine
  227. Get Ashen Mist Heart from Ancient Dragon, darksign back while talking to him
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  230.  
  231. [MEMORY OF JEIGH]
  232.  
  233. Warp to Forest of Fallen Giants
  234. Distract hollow with an alluring skull or just kill him
  235. Bow Jump to Memory of Jeigh (without Cat Ring if you're using RTSR for Giant Lord) : https://youtu.be/KONcOWM8t4g?t=3534
  236. Kill Giant Lord with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier, darksign back
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  239.  
  240. [THRONE OF WANT]
  241.  
  242. Warp to King's Gate bonfire
  243. Kill Throne Defender & Throne Watcher with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier & Brightbug
  244. Use an Old Radiant Lifegem right after entering the arena to tank damages
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  246. Kill Nashandra with Gold Pine Resin on Rapier: https://clips.twitch.tv/WrongTsunderePlumPupper
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