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This is an overview of the current {{BKH}} [[Dark Souls]] [[Any% (Dark Souls)|Any%]] route. Note, that this does not include any safety strategies for people learning the route. Credit goes to Fhyber34 for his Pastebin notes.<br />
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This is an overview of the current {{BKH}} [[Dark Souls]] [[Any% (Dark Souls)|Any%]] route. Note, that this does not include any safety strategies for people learning the route.<br />
This is the current world record route.
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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
 
=== Asylum Demon ===
 
=== Asylum Demon ===
 
*Start as '''Hunter''' with '''Master Key'''.
 
*Start as '''Hunter''' with '''Master Key'''.
*Unequip all weapons and armour, drop the '''Straight Sword Hilt''' as you open the Asylum door.
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*Unequip the '''Straight Sword Hilt''' and drop it as you open the Asylum door.
 
*Pick up the '''Shortsword''' and the '''Shortbow''' (''not'' the '''Leather Shield''').
 
*Pick up the '''Shortsword''' and the '''Shortbow''' (''not'' the '''Leather Shield''').
 
*'''Kill Asylum Demon''', fly to Firelink.
 
*'''Kill Asylum Demon''', fly to Firelink.
 
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=== Belfry Gargoyles ===
 
=== Belfry Gargoyles ===
*Pick up the '''Firebombs''' in Firelink Shrine.
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*Take the elevator to New Londo Ruins, use the '''Humanity''' ([[darksouls:Item_Dupe|dupe]] it if you can).
*Take the elevator to New Londo Ruins, use the '''Humanity''' ([[Item Dupe (Dark Souls)|dupe]] it if you can).
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*Make your way through the Valley of Drakes.
*Pick up the '''Estoc''' and make your way through the ruins.
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*Pick up the '''Soul of a Proud Knight''' at the Undead Dragon.
*[[Save & Quit]] at the top of the stairs. Kill Ingward with Firebombs and the Shortbow (dupe the last Firebomb if necessary).
 
*Pick up the '''Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier''' on the way to the floodgate, push the lever, jump down, heal once.
 
 
*Climb up the ladder near the drakes and grab the '''{{RTSR}}'''.
 
*Climb up the ladder near the drakes and grab the '''{{RTSR}}'''.
 
*Roll off and roll three times towards the bridge. Run accross the bridge to the elevator.
 
*Roll off and roll three times towards the bridge. Run accross the bridge to the elevator.
*Pop the '''Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier''' on the elevator and equip the '''RTSR'''.
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*Pop the '''Soul of a Proud Knight''' (dupe it once to skip killing Oswald later on) on the elevator, equip the '''RTSR''' and unequip your armor.
*Grab and equip the '''Grass Crest Shield''' and make the Black Knight fall off giving you the '''BKH'''.
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*Grab and equip the '''Grass Crest Shield''' and make the Black Knight fall off, giving you the '''BKH'''.
*Run towards the Undead Parish, kill the Crystal Lizard and buy a '''Battle Axe''' from Andre.
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*Run towards the Undead Parish, kill the Crystal Lizard and buy a '''Battle Axe''' from Andre of Astora.
*Level '''18 Strength''' (19, if you duped the Large Soul of a Nameless Soldier).
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*Level '''18 Strength''' (up to 20 if you duped the Soul of a Proud Knight).
 
*Get in RTSR range by backstepping through the Berenike Knight's attack.
 
*Get in RTSR range by backstepping through the Berenike Knight's attack.
 
*'''Kill Gargoyles''', ring the bell, use one Estus Flask and drop down to Oswald of Carim for RTSR range.
 
*'''Kill Gargoyles''', ring the bell, use one Estus Flask and drop down to Oswald of Carim for RTSR range.
*Buy '''2 Homeward Bones''', then kill Oswald of Carim and use a Homeward Bone.
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*Buy '''2 Homeward Bones''', then kill Oswald of Carim (unless you duped the soul earlier) and use a Homeward Bone.
 
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=== Chaos Witch Quelaag ===
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=== Chaos Witch Quelaag & Centipede Demon & The Bed of Chaos===
 
*Level '''22 Strength''' and '''18 Dexterity'''.
 
*Level '''22 Strength''' and '''18 Dexterity'''.
*Drop unused weapons on the elevator towards Firelink Shrine. Drop down to get in RTSR range.
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*Drop unused weapons on the elevator towards Firelink Shrine. Drop down to get in RTSR range. Pick up the '''6 Firebombs''' and the '''3 Humanities''' on the way.
 
*Kill Lautrec of Carim (2 normal attacks), pick up the '''{{FAP}}''' and take the elevator to New Londo Ruins.
 
*Kill Lautrec of Carim (2 normal attacks), pick up the '''{{FAP}}''' and take the elevator to New Londo Ruins.
 
*Equip the FAP ring and pop the '''Twin Humanity'''.
 
*Equip the FAP ring and pop the '''Twin Humanity'''.
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*Pick up the '''Estoc''', turn around and make your way to Blighttown.
 
*Use the Blighttown drop and the poison to get into RTSR range.
 
*Use the Blighttown drop and the poison to get into RTSR range.
 
*Equip the BKH as you go through the foggate.
 
*Equip the BKH as you go through the foggate.
*'''Kill Quelaag''' hitting her in the torso to stunlock her if possible.
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*'''Kill Quelaag''', hitting her in the torso to stunlock her if possible.
*Ring the second bell, use '''Soul of Quelaag''' and Homeward Bone back to Undead Parish.
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*Ring the second bell, drop down the hole and go to the Demon Ruins.
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*[[darksouls:Ceaseless Skip]].
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*[[darksouls:Firesage Skip]].
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*'''Kill Centipede Demon'''.
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*Equip [//darksouls.wikidot.com/orange-charred-ring Orange Charred Ring] and run to The Bed of Chaos.
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*'''Kill The Bed of Chaos''' with [[Tokhi Bombs]] and Homeward Bone back to Undead Parish.
 
<hr>
 
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=== Great Grey Wolf Sif ===
 
=== Great Grey Wolf Sif ===
*Upgrade the BKH to '''+2''', buy the '''Crest of Artorias''' and the '''Weapon Smithbox'''.
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*Level up to '''25 Endurance''' and '''27 Strength'''.
*Use the Titanite Demon to get into RTSR Range.
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*Upgrade the BKH to '''+2''', buy the '''Crest of Artorias''' and the '''Weapon Smithbox''' from Andre of Astora.
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*Use the Titanite Demon to get into RTSR Range (2 non-blocked counter hits).
 
*Pick up the '''Stone Armor'''.
 
*Pick up the '''Stone Armor'''.
*Unequip the Grass Crest Shield and equip the BKH as Sif's door opens, pick up the '''Hornet Ring'''
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*Equip the BKH as Sif's door opens, pick up the '''Hornet Ring'''.
 
*'''Kill Sif''' then use the Darksign without waiting.
 
*'''Kill Sif''' then use the Darksign without waiting.
 
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=== Iron Golem ===
 
=== Iron Golem ===
*Head through Sen's Fortress, don't pick anything up, get in RTSR range with Boulder Skip (just use Leather Armor chestpiece).
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*Head through Sen's Fortress, don't pick anything up, get in RTSR range with Boulder Skip (don't need any armor).
*Buy '''2 Black Firebombs''' and at least '''7 Green Blossoms'''.
 
 
*'''Kill Iron Golem''' by knocking him off the edge, two R1-R1 combos to his legs should do it.
 
*'''Kill Iron Golem''' by knocking him off the edge, two R1-R1 combos to his legs should do it.
 
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=== Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough ===
 
=== Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough ===
*Rest at the Anor Londo bonfire, level '''27 Strength''' and the rest into '''Endurance'''.
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*Rest at the Anor Londo bonfire, don't level up anything.
*Use '''Core of an Iron Golem''' on the elevator.
 
 
*Run through the rafters and past the Silver Knight archers (you can kill the archer easily with the halberd).
 
*Run through the rafters and past the Silver Knight archers (you can kill the archer easily with the halberd).
 
*Get RTSR range from the Silver Knight at the bottom of the stairs.
 
*Get RTSR range from the Silver Knight at the bottom of the stairs.
*Jump over the railing of the stairs and [[Moveswap|moveswap]] the BKH with the Estoc and eat a Green Blossom.
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*Jump over the railing of the stairs and [[darksouls:Moveswap|moveswap]] the BKH with the Estoc.
 
*'''Kill Ornstein, then Super Smough'''.
 
*'''Kill Ornstein, then Super Smough'''.
 
*Kill Gwynevere with the bow, dupe a Homeward Bone and warp to Firelink Shrine.
 
*Kill Gwynevere with the bow, dupe a Homeward Bone and warp to Firelink Shrine.
 
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=== Seath the Scaleless ===
 
=== Seath the Scaleless ===
*Place the Lordvessel and warp to Anor Londo. Head to The Duke's Archives.
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*Place the Lordvessel and warp to Anor Londo using it. Head to The Duke's Archives.
 
*Dupe '''Soul of Sif''' twice on each elevator.
 
*Dupe '''Soul of Sif''' twice on each elevator.
 
*[[Duke Skip]].
 
*[[Duke Skip]].
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=== Pinwheel & Gravelord Nito ===
 
=== Pinwheel & Gravelord Nito ===
*Warp to Firelink Shrine, upgrade the BKH to '''+4''', level '''Endurance to 29''' and the rest into '''Vitality'''.
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*Upgrade the BKH to '''+4''', level up to '''32 Endurance''' and '''24 Vitality'''. Warp to Firelink Shrine.
 
*Head towards the Catacombs, moveswap before Pinwheel.
 
*Head towards the Catacombs, moveswap before Pinwheel.
 
*'''Kill Pinwheel.'''
 
*'''Kill Pinwheel.'''
*Keep moveswap for Nito fight.
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*Equip the Grass Crest Shield and the BKH on the next ladder.
 
*Kill the Crystal Lizard.
 
*Kill the Crystal Lizard.
 
*Equip '''Stone Armor''' as you go through the Nito foggate.
 
*Equip '''Stone Armor''' as you go through the Nito foggate.
*Use Green Blossom and '''Kill Nito''', unequip armor, then Homeward Bone back to Firelink Shrine.
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*'''Kill Nito''', unequip armor, then Homeward Bone back to Firelink Shrine.
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=== Demon Firesage & Centipede Demon & The Bed of Chaos ===
 
*Level up the BKH to '''+5''' and get '''26 Vitality'''.
 
*Go to the Demon Ruins and do [[Ceaseless Skip]]
 
*Use the Ceaseless Skip and the drop to get into RTSR range (get hit by a Demonic Statue if necessary (Blocked with estoc: 1.5 bars of health / Unblocked: 2 bars)).
 
*Moveswap before Demon Firesage and eat a Green Blossom.
 
*'''Kill Demon Firesage'''.
 
*Heal before Centipede Demon and use the lava to get into RTSR range.
 
*'''Kill Centipede Demon'''.
 
*Equip [//darksouls.wikidot.com/orange-charred-ring Orange Charred Ring] and run to The Bed of Chaos.
 
*'''Kill The Bed of Chaos''' with [[Tokhi Bombs]] and Homeward Bone back to Firelink Shrine.
 
 
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=== Four Kings ===
 
=== Four Kings ===
*Go towards Four Kings, make sure you have the '''Covenant of Artorias''' equipped instead of the FAP ring.
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*Level up the BKH to '''+5'''. Warp to Firelink Shrine.
*Moveswap and use fall damage to get into RTSR range, eat a Green Blossom in The Abyss.
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*[[Seal Skip]] (make sure to remove your FAP ring before doing the RTSR setup).
*'''Kill Four Kings''' (2 kings: [1 running attack + 1 R1 (3 hits in total), then 1 running attack + 2 R1s on the death animation hitbox] x 2). Homeward Bone back.
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*Go towards Four Kings, make sure you have the '''Covenant of Artorias''' equipped.
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*Moveswap in The Abyss.
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*'''Kill Four Kings''' (2 kings: [1 running attack + 1 R1 (3 hits in total), then 1 running attack + 2 R1s on the death animation hitbox] x 2). Darksign back.
 
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=== Gwyn, Lord of Cinder ===
 
=== Gwyn, Lord of Cinder ===
 
*Enter the Kiln of the First Flame.
 
*Enter the Kiln of the First Flame.
*Get into RTSR range by [[Toggle Escape | Toggle Escaping]] a running backstab from the first Black Knight.
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*Get into RTSR range by [[Toggle Escape|Toggle Escaping]] a running backstab from the first Black Knight.
 
*Exchange Covenant of Artorias for '''Hornet Ring''' as you go through the foggate.
 
*Exchange Covenant of Artorias for '''Hornet Ring''' as you go through the foggate.
 
*'''Kill Gwyn''' (2 ripostes will kill him).
 
*'''Kill Gwyn''' (2 ripostes will kill him).

Latest revision as of 23:53, 26 August 2015

This is an overview of the current Black Knight Halberd (BKH) Dark Souls Any% route. Note, that this does not include any safety strategies for people learning the route.

Overview

Asylum Demon

  • Start as Hunter with Master Key.
  • Unequip the Straight Sword Hilt and drop it as you open the Asylum door.
  • Pick up the Shortsword and the Shortbow (not the Leather Shield).
  • Kill Asylum Demon, fly to Firelink.

Belfry Gargoyles

  • Take the elevator to New Londo Ruins, use the Humanity (dupe it if you can).
  • Make your way through the Valley of Drakes.
  • Pick up the Soul of a Proud Knight at the Undead Dragon.
  • Climb up the ladder near the drakes and grab the Red Tearstone Ring (RTSR).
  • Roll off and roll three times towards the bridge. Run accross the bridge to the elevator.
  • Pop the Soul of a Proud Knight (dupe it once to skip killing Oswald later on) on the elevator, equip the RTSR and unequip your armor.
  • Grab and equip the Grass Crest Shield and make the Black Knight fall off, giving you the BKH.
  • Run towards the Undead Parish, kill the Crystal Lizard and buy a Battle Axe from Andre of Astora.
  • Level 18 Strength (up to 20 if you duped the Soul of a Proud Knight).
  • Get in RTSR range by backstepping through the Berenike Knight's attack.
  • Kill Gargoyles, ring the bell, use one Estus Flask and drop down to Oswald of Carim for RTSR range.
  • Buy 2 Homeward Bones, then kill Oswald of Carim (unless you duped the soul earlier) and use a Homeward Bone.

Chaos Witch Quelaag & Centipede Demon & The Bed of Chaos

  • Level 22 Strength and 18 Dexterity.
  • Drop unused weapons on the elevator towards Firelink Shrine. Drop down to get in RTSR range. Pick up the 6 Firebombs and the 3 Humanities on the way.
  • Kill Lautrec of Carim (2 normal attacks), pick up the Ring of Favor and Protection (FAP ring) and take the elevator to New Londo Ruins.
  • Equip the FAP ring and pop the Twin Humanity.
  • Pick up the Estoc, turn around and make your way to Blighttown.
  • Use the Blighttown drop and the poison to get into RTSR range.
  • Equip the BKH as you go through the foggate.
  • Kill Quelaag, hitting her in the torso to stunlock her if possible.
  • Ring the second bell, drop down the hole and go to the Demon Ruins.
  • Ceaseless Skip.
  • Firesage Skip.
  • Kill Centipede Demon.
  • Equip Orange Charred Ring and run to The Bed of Chaos.
  • Kill The Bed of Chaos with Tokhi Bombs and Homeward Bone back to Undead Parish.

Great Grey Wolf Sif

  • Level up to 25 Endurance and 27 Strength.
  • Upgrade the BKH to +2, buy the Crest of Artorias and the Weapon Smithbox from Andre of Astora.
  • Use the Titanite Demon to get into RTSR Range (2 non-blocked counter hits).
  • Pick up the Stone Armor.
  • Equip the BKH as Sif's door opens, pick up the Hornet Ring.
  • Kill Sif then use the Darksign without waiting.

Iron Golem

  • Head through Sen's Fortress, don't pick anything up, get in RTSR range with Boulder Skip (don't need any armor).
  • Kill Iron Golem by knocking him off the edge, two R1-R1 combos to his legs should do it.

Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough

  • Rest at the Anor Londo bonfire, don't level up anything.
  • Run through the rafters and past the Silver Knight archers (you can kill the archer easily with the halberd).
  • Get RTSR range from the Silver Knight at the bottom of the stairs.
  • Jump over the railing of the stairs and moveswap the BKH with the Estoc.
  • Kill Ornstein, then Super Smough.
  • Kill Gwynevere with the bow, dupe a Homeward Bone and warp to Firelink Shrine.

Seath the Scaleless

  • Place the Lordvessel and warp to Anor Londo using it. Head to The Duke's Archives.
  • Dupe Soul of Sif twice on each elevator.
  • Duke Skip.
  • Use falls to get in RTSR range, kill the three Crystal Lizards. Save & Quit if you miss any.
  • Try and avoid having clams in your Seath fight.
  • Shoot the Primordial Crystal with your bow and kill Seath with R1s (don't combo them).
  • Pop Soul of Sif and Homeward Bone out.

Pinwheel & Gravelord Nito

  • Upgrade the BKH to +4, level up to 32 Endurance and 24 Vitality. Warp to Firelink Shrine.
  • Head towards the Catacombs, moveswap before Pinwheel.
  • Kill Pinwheel.
  • Equip the Grass Crest Shield and the BKH on the next ladder.
  • Kill the Crystal Lizard.
  • Equip Stone Armor as you go through the Nito foggate.
  • Kill Nito, unequip armor, then Homeward Bone back to Firelink Shrine.

Four Kings

  • Level up the BKH to +5. Warp to Firelink Shrine.
  • Seal Skip (make sure to remove your FAP ring before doing the RTSR setup).
  • Go towards Four Kings, make sure you have the Covenant of Artorias equipped.
  • Moveswap in The Abyss.
  • Kill Four Kings (2 kings: [1 running attack + 1 R1 (3 hits in total), then 1 running attack + 2 R1s on the death animation hitbox] x 2). Darksign back.

Gwyn, Lord of Cinder

  • Enter the Kiln of the First Flame.
  • Get into RTSR range by Toggle Escaping a running backstab from the first Black Knight.
  • Exchange Covenant of Artorias for Hornet Ring as you go through the foggate.
  • Kill Gwyn (2 ripostes will kill him).