Dark Souls Full Play | Episode 34 – My Terrible Secret is I Never Learned to Parry

I just can't parry against Gwyn to save my life.  Literately.Spoilers … the series doesn’t end with this episode.  There will be an episode 35.  If you have been following the series a lot then you will realize that this means I didn’t beat Gwyn yet.  What you’ll find as you watch the video is that I’m trying very hard to defeat Gwyn the same way that I had seen others defeat him.  The idea being that you go in, parry his attacks, and equip the Hornet Ring so that you can do massive critical damage to him on the riposte.

Knowing that this is a viable option, and actually being able to pull it off, are two vastly different things.  I know that there are a ton of people who can play that way, but for some reason I just could never get the timing and rhymn down.  For me personally, the fire on the sword, and that sword’s length, really make it difficult for me to estimate the timing.  Not to mention that throughout the entire playthrough I just haven’t been that good with parrying.

I still think it’s the best option available to kill Gwyn, if you are able to do it correctly.  If you can’t do that though, I may have another idea on how to go about this fight.  Tune in tomorrow for the details.

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Here are some of the highlights of Episode 34.

  • Gameplay: We’re going in! | 00:30
  • Loot: Black Knight Armor | 03:50
  • Boss Fight: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder | 07:40
  • Death: Parry fail incoming | 08:25
  • Boss Fight: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder | 15:10
  • Death: Parry fail again … the trend begins! | 16:00
  • Boss Fight: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder | 22:10
  • Death: Tried to tank the fight, but had some good parries. Best attempt | 27:40
  • Boss Fight: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder | 33:15
  • Death: Maybe higher magic / fire resist was a bad idea | 34:30
  • Boss Fight: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder | 42:50
  • Death: I suck with a parry dagger | 43:20
  • Boss Fight: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder | 47:10
  • Death: So frustrated, need to reevaluate | 48:10

Dark Souls Full Play Checklist

Total Deaths for Dark Souls Full Play: 89

Major Tasks

  • Leave the Asylum
  • Ring the First Bell
  • Ring the Second Bell
  • Survive Sen’s Fortress
  • Return to the Asylum
  • Enter the Painted World
  • Acquire the Lordvessel
  • Defeat Gwyn

Major Bosses

  • Asylum Demon
  • Taurus Demon
  • Bell Gargoyle
  • Capra Demon
  • Moonlight Butterfly
  • Gaping Dragon
  • Chaos Witch Quelaag
  • Ceaseless Discharge
  • Centipede Demon
  • Stray Demon
  • Great Grey Wolf Sif
  • Pinwheel
  • Iron Golem
  • Crossbreed Priscilla
  • Ornstein and Smough
  • Dark Sun Gwyndolin
  • Four Kings
  • Demon Firesage
  • The Bed of Chaos
  • Seath The Scaleless
  • Nito
  • Gwyn Lord of Cinder

Mini Bosses

  • Armored Boar (3 of 3)
  • Black Hydra
  • Black Phantom (2 of 4)
  • Butcher (2 of 2)
  • Giant Cat (3 of 3)
  • Giant Rat
  • Golden Crystal Golem (2 of 2)
  • Havel The Rock
  • Hydra
  • Parasitic Wall Hugger
  • Ricard the Archer
  • The Black Knight (7 of 7)
  • The Bridge Wyvern
  • The Channeler (3 of 3)
  • The Tower Knight
  • Titanite Demon
  • Undead Dragon

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