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A_BabyRed_Yoshi

@DRL:
Any tips for the abyss watchers? They're meaannn!
Ya know, if the game stops crashing on me repeatedly

Guinea pig owner, Xbox gamer.

Xbox Gamertag: A BabyRed Yoshi

crippyd

@DRL everyone I have tried to coop with my buddy and I'm having some issues. He can come to my game but i can't go to his, is there anything I need to change or is there something missing?

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

holchasaur

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi: During the first phase, you can lure the Watchers near each other and they'll start fighting among themselves. Use those opportunities to deal damage to the main boss, and then distance yourself from him before he focuses on you again. During the second phase of the battle, you need to be quick on your feet. I can't remember if I was backstabbing him a ton or parrying and then doing a visceral attack from the front, but that's the way to go if you can identify your opportunities.

@crippyd: Have you used an Ember recently? It essentially functions the same as using an Effigy to reverse Hollowing. I know that plays a role in what you can and can't do in terms of matchmaking, but I can't remember which way it works. I thought I had to use an Ember before I could invite someone into my game – maybe your friend isn't restored on his end?

Reviews Editor, Pure Xbox
Reviewer, Nintendo Life

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A_BabyRed_Yoshi

@DRL: his second phase is impossible, Ive fought him over a dozen times and i cant even touch him before he instantly kills you

Guinea pig owner, Xbox gamer.

Xbox Gamertag: A BabyRed Yoshi

Red620Ti

I met a giant kind of metal rat/armadillo thing last night....Didn't go well.

"Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian i'd like to ****..." - Megakillscreen,out of frickin' nowhere!

Xbox Gamertag: Red620Ti

crippyd

@DRL I know we are both using an ember as I summoned him and he can see my sign. I was thinking is there something in the settings I need to change? I have set and shared a password and my buddy made sure he had that correct, so I don't know what else is wrong.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

crippyd

@DRL yeah, I checked that too. Is there some sort of matching like there was in 2? My pal has finished the game and I'm only just starting the third area so that might be the issue.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

holchasaur

@crippyd: To my knowledge, if you're using the password system, you can pair up at any time and the game will automatically adjust your attributes to match the host for the length of the session. Maybe it's different if he's in NG+ and you're a much lower level than he is? I didn't get to test that scenario.

I just checked out the strategy guide I got the other day and didn't see anything to help with this. I'll sift through the net and see if I can come up with an answer.

Reviews Editor, Pure Xbox
Reviewer, Nintendo Life

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crippyd

@DRL Thanks very much for your help and time Dave. I had a quick look on the net (which was the basis of my above comment) but couldn't really see much.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

holchasaur

@crippyd: No problem. I just had a look around and couldn't really come up with anything. Everything I'm reading just says you need to be in Ember form and can't summon someone in an area where a boss has already been beaten. Outside of that, it doesn't seem like there's any restriction. Not that I've noticed at least.

Reviews Editor, Pure Xbox
Reviewer, Nintendo Life

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A_BabyRed_Yoshi

@DRL I wish I could count how many times the abyss watcher has killed me..
The first phase is soo hard, the knight that helps you is all but useless, he dies the second he spawns. I counted once and the helper knight died 18 times before I could beat the first phase

Guinea pig owner, Xbox gamer.

Xbox Gamertag: A BabyRed Yoshi

holchasaur

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi: You must be seriously under-leveled or something. I was able to use those two enemies to my advantage in a big way. On one attempt, I just avoided locking on and ran around the walls of the arena. I don't remember how much damage was being done, but I know those enemies were doing a ton of the work for me. I'd run up occasionally and get in a couple hits, then I'd run around the arena again to avoid everyone. I was able to get through the first phase without taking any damage a few times. However, I did die a lot during the second phase. You really have to learn his attacks and know when to dodge backward or strafe/dodge to the sides. Keep in mind that this is your first fight against a Lord of Cinder, so the battle is supposed to be more challenging than the ones before it.

Did you beat the Curse-Rotted Greatwood in the Undead Settlement yet? I can't remember whether I beat him before or after the Abyss Watchers (he's optional, I believe). That boss battle will give you an item that allows you to trade boss souls for special weapons. Other than the Fire Longsword that I used early in the game, I believe I relied on those weapons for the majority of my playthrough. Dancer's Enchanted Sword is pretty rad once reinforced. I recommend trading for that weapon once you have the appropriate boss soul.

Reviews Editor, Pure Xbox
Reviewer, Nintendo Life

Xbox Gamertag: holchasaur | Twitter:

A_BabyRed_Yoshi

@DRL
yea I killed the tree after many tries the other day
None of the boss souls I have are worth trading for weapons
Am I close to the Dancers Sword yet?

Guinea pig owner, Xbox gamer.

Xbox Gamertag: A BabyRed Yoshi

holchasaur

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi: Niiiiice!! I was on the edge of my seat at the end of the video, even though I knew you were going to beat him. I slayed a few Lords of Cinder with no Estus left and only a small slice of health. My hands were shaking uncontrollably afterward. I can only imagine how you felt after finally overcoming that challenge.

As far as the Enchanted Sword goes, well, you can fight that boss at just about any point in the game, but the fight will be INCREDIBLY difficult if you do it too soon. It's probably best to wait until you end up there naturally.

Reviews Editor, Pure Xbox
Reviewer, Nintendo Life

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crippyd

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi That's an amazing video, congratulations on beating that guy, I know its going to be very hard for me when I get there!

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

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