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Dark Souls II is a 3D Action RPG developed by FromSoftware Inc. and was released in March 2014. Three DLC episodes (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Iron King & Crown of the Ivory King) were released in July, August and September 2014 respectively. A re-release for Current-Gen consoles and PC called '''[//speedsouls.com/Dark_Souls_II:_Scholar_of_the_First_Sin Scholar of the First Sin]''' was released on April 3rd 2015.
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The game is available for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and is the sequel to Dark Souls.
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== Leaderboard ==
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<code>'''[//speedsouls.com/darksouls2:Leaderboard Dark Souls II Leaderboard]'''</code>
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== Getting Started ==
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*Visit the '''[[:Category:Glitch_(Dark_Souls_II)|Glitches and Skips]]''' page to find a list of Glitches and Skips in '''[[Dark Souls II]]'''
  
 
== Categories ==
 
== Categories ==
  
*'''[[Any% (Dark Souls II)|Any%]]''': Defeating the end boss and triggering the ending cutscene. Done on Patch Version 1.03.
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*'''[[darksouls2:Any%25]]''': Defeating the end boss and triggering the ending cutscene. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
*'''[[Any% No OoB/BB]]''': Same as Any%, but without abusing methods to go OoB or using Binoboost.
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*'''[[darksouls2:Any% Current Patch]]''': Same as Any%, but without abusing methods to go OoB or using Binoboost.
*'''[[Any% Old Souls]]''': Triggering the end credits after obtaining the 4 Great Souls, no OoB/BB.
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*'''[[darksouls2:Any%25_Old_Souls_(Current_Patch)]]''': Triggering the end credits after obtaining the 4 Great Souls, no OoB/BB.
*'''[[All Bosses (Dark Souls II)|All Bosses]]''': Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), including all three DLC episodes.
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*'''[[darksouls2:All Bosses]]''': Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), including all three DLC episodes.
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*'''[[darksouls2:All Bosses No DLC]]''': Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), excluding all three DLC episodes. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
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== Timing Rules ==
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Because of significant discrepancies in load times on all the platforms, the official run time is counted using '''RTA no load''' which is displayed at all times during any Dark Souls II speedrun. This timing method only counts loading screens and strictly loading screens unlike the other games, be very aware of that.
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*The timer '''starts''' the during the loading screen right after hitting New Game, and before the first cutscene in Things Betwixt.
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*The timer '''stops''' on the first frame of the screen being completely black after killing either Nashandra or Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin, depending on the category being ran.
  
 
== World Records ==
 
== World Records ==
  
 
*'''Any%''': {{DS2AnyWR}} by '''{{DS2AnyWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2AnyWRURL}})
 
*'''Any%''': {{DS2AnyWR}} by '''{{DS2AnyWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2AnyWRURL}})
*'''Any% No OoB/BB''': {{DS2AnyGLWR}} by '''{{DS2AnyGLWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2AnyGLWRURL}})
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*'''Any% Current Patch''': {{DS2AnyGLWR}} by '''{{DS2AnyGLWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2AnyGLWRURL}})
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*'''Any% Old Souls Current Patch''': {{DS2AnyOSCPWR}} by '''{{DS2AnyOSCPWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2AnyOSCPWRURL}})
 
*'''All Bosses''': {{DS2ABWR}} by '''{{DS2ABWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2ABWRURL}})
 
*'''All Bosses''': {{DS2ABWR}} by '''{{DS2ABWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2ABWRURL}})
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*'''All Bosses No DLC''': {{DS2ABNoDLCWR}} by '''{{DS2ABNoDLCWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2ABNoDLCWRURL}})
  
== Tricks ==
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== Utilities and Resources ==
  
*'''[[Binoboost]]''': Glitch that allows the player to run at higher speeds than normally attainable by rolling and attacking while zoomed in with the binoculars. Fixed in Patch 1.04.
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*'''[[darksouls2:Downpatching]]'''
*'''[[Parrywalk]]''': Glitch that allows the player to go OoB at almost any place and circumvent many obstacles in the game by rolling and riposting an enemy at the same time. Fixed in Patch 1.04.
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*'''[[SpeedSouls - Save Organizer]]'''
*'''Item Walk''': A far more limited version of the Parrywalk due to not being able to change your height once achieved. Performed by using an item and riposting at the same time. Fixed in Patch 1.07.
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*'''[//speedsouls.com/File:No_Babyjump_Mod.zip No Babyjump Mod]'''
*'''[[Item Dupe (Dark Souls II)|Item Dupe]]''': This glitch allows the infinite use of items that do not have a confirmation box. (Fixed in Patch 1.04?)
 
 
 
== Helpful Tools ==
 
 
 
*[[SpeedSouls - Save Organizer]]
 
  
 
== External Resources ==
 
== External Resources ==
 
*[//www.speedrunslive.com/faq/glossary/ Speedrun Glossary] on SpeedRunsLive
 
*[//www.reddit.com/r/DarkSouls2/comments/213ilo/speedruns_compilation/ Speedruns Compilation], a list of records for all categories, collected by KantiDono on Reddit (not updated since June 21, 2014)
 
*[//throneofwant.com Throne of Want], Dark Souls II Speedrun Leaderboard (not updated since June, 2014)
 
 
*[//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Souls_II Dark Souls II] at Wikipedia
 
*[//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Souls_II Dark Souls II] at Wikipedia
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*[//www.speedrun.com/darksouls2 Dark Souls II Leaderboards] at speedrun.com
  
 
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[[Category:Dark Souls II]]
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Revision as of 17:31, 7 January 2019

Dark Souls II is a 3D Action RPG developed by FromSoftware Inc. and was released in March 2014. Three DLC episodes (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Iron King & Crown of the Ivory King) were released in July, August and September 2014 respectively. A re-release for Current-Gen consoles and PC called Scholar of the First Sin was released on April 3rd 2015. The game is available for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and is the sequel to Dark Souls.

Leaderboard

Dark Souls II Leaderboard

Getting Started

Categories

  • Any%: Defeating the end boss and triggering the ending cutscene. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
  • Any% Current Patch: Same as Any%, but without abusing methods to go OoB or using Binoboost.
  • Any% Old Souls (Current Patch): Triggering the end credits after obtaining the 4 Great Souls, no OoB/BB.
  • All Bosses: Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), including all three DLC episodes.
  • All Bosses No DLC: Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), excluding all three DLC episodes. Done on Patch Version 1.02.

Timing Rules

Because of significant discrepancies in load times on all the platforms, the official run time is counted using RTA no load which is displayed at all times during any Dark Souls II speedrun. This timing method only counts loading screens and strictly loading screens unlike the other games, be very aware of that.


  • The timer starts the during the loading screen right after hitting New Game, and before the first cutscene in Things Betwixt.
  • The timer stops on the first frame of the screen being completely black after killing either Nashandra or Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin, depending on the category being ran.

World Records

Utilities and Resources

External Resources