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Dark Souls: Useless Armor by karniz Dark Souls: Useless Armor by karniz
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Drawn: December 2011
Program: Pen & Paint Shop Pro
From: Karniz's Many Deaths in Dark Souls, series.


Continuing into Darkroot Garden...
I never, ever, EVER trust looting dead bodies anymore... [Ceaseless Discharge? Yup.]

Check out the continuation to this session here, and a little sneak peek into how I play Dark Souls here!

If you enjoy my Dark Souls comics, please visit my Tumblr for more!

Please keep your comments about the illustration.
Art by Donna Brown. Character(s) from From Software/Dark Souls. All rights reserved.
Please do not copy, use [icons, avatars, etc.], reproduce, or redistribute the art for any reason other than personal use.
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:iconthisischaos9000:
thisisCHAOS9000 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist
shhheeet
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:iconfastnovice:
fastnovice Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Doesn't matter, got loot!
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:iconfreakyskull516:
freakyskull516 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
never wear my ass that armor saved my life i just had to run like a bitch once i got it
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please note the comic is for comedy purposes.
If you actually read the comic online you'll see something that changes my mind about this armor.
[I don't update this comic to DeviantART anymore so the comics are all very out dated.]

Also keep in mind that everyone has different play styles. I predominately play a caster - so I stick to light armors for a fast roll.
Medium to heavy armors don't suit my playstyle, so no, I don't wear them. Nor have they 'saved my life'.
[except Havels'. That's my emergency armor.]
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:iconfreakyskull516:
freakyskull516 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh and im reading the comic so youll be happy to know my pride tastes bitter 
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:iconfreakyskull516:
freakyskull516 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry i seem to forget people lack the omnipotence to know taking me seriously is a fools errand  
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:iconchinangel:
chinangel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
actually the elite knight armor is pretty good.
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:iconlukaner-z:
lukaner-Z Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
those forest guardians may be strong as hell but if move just right  they simply "go goomba"
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:iconsqullfever:
squllfever Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Wut?
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:icontaren14:
Taren14 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I used the Elite Armor for a long time. I only picked up Steel Armor before I went into the Duke's Archives, I think.
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:iconaslan1:
Aslan1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Exactly the same as me, my character is a Sorcerer and i mostly only go for magicy thingies, but each time i see a cool piece of armor i go ape shit over it even tough i will not use it!
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:icongruntboy:
GruntBoy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used the elite knight armour all the time, it was my go to.
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:iconblack-angel-dan:
Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
The elite armour was really good for its weight. Catarina Armour is better and has same weight, but you know... only after Sen's you can buy it whilst the Elite Knight is an early loot if you do it correctly and doesn't cost 10k souls per part or coming with ridiculous looks.
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I stole the set then hightailed it outta there when the statues started moving. ^_^ It's serving me pretty well, but I just started playing, so...
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:iconmrfuzzy332:
MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really ı wore the elite knight set until i found the gold hemmed black set :/
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:iconyuuki-takaya:
yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you could turn useless things into some of the greatest things in game. upgrade a broken long sword to a broken longsword + 10 and then combine it with a boss soul to create pure hell on a stick
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:iconcult-of-aggression:
Cult-of-Aggression Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh cool a set of eli-YOU DIED
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:iconbronf:
Bronf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
i went to that area before ringing the two bells (i was a knight) found this when i got to the bonfire i looked was better me awesome my upgrading armor (when i got to that area first time)
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Bronf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
wt hell was i am saying XD i must of been really tired when i was typing this
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best middle-range armor in the game IMHO.
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:iconneodarkstar211:
Neodarkstar211 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I heard some where that Xbox and ps3 version of this armor are diffrent
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:iconeliwood583:
eliwood583 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Its the most valued standard (non-twinkleing) armor in the game.
Early on its heaavy but later in game will be one of the toughest lighter armors( with decent poise) out there.
More experianced players often when startig new characters. Often zerg rush the area dodgeing the dragons inthe valley of the drakes take the elevator up to the bonfire in the cave by the grass crest shield and head up the cliffside to get that armor and quick access to andre of astora... and it also makes the elevator in the church accessable even before fighting the tarus demon...
So its not really crappy armor as much as it isjust
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In artists' original commentary:
Please keep your comments about the illustration.
Thank you for your understanding.
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:iconnotchthegreat:
notchthegreat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well the armor helped me out and it is possible to sell it to krampt
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:iconwolf072:
wolf072 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
oh how true this is........ how true it is......
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:iconsperium:
Sperium Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Lucky for me I was going for melee specialist, so that armor -was- something I'll definitively use. I also was a veteran with run ins with those freaking stone knights, so I just lured one away, quickly dispatching the ents. Taking the other one was easy enough. The bad part was that the armor weights a ton. *sighs* On the the level grinding.
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Reaper81609 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
hah i always approach from one side, still is usually a pain in the ass one way or another though...
what system do you play it on? just curious.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually was able to run away in time. This was a tale where I had survived... barely.
I'm on the PS3. XD
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Reaper81609 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
it is kinda funny though because right before you enter the area if you pick up that item in that little alcove you get jumped by three living bushes. then if you head left into another little alcove not only does another bush thing jump out after you enter it, the lizard is perched right over the item and i think we both know what happens when you go right for the suit of armor lying on the ground.
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:iconlaamafani:
Laamafani Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Those moss stone knights are not that hard if you have the black knight halberd, you can kill them with one hit.
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:iconthefifthelephant:
TheFifthElephant Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I <3 Dark Souls and I <3 this too!
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:iconmeep-inc:
Meep-inc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
true
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XxGameWiZxX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Interface Designer
The Ceaseless Discharge was a bastardo! But not very difficult :P All you need to do is use the valley against him, like that fork in the road towards the corpse. Get his attention, dodge his attack by hugging the corner of the wall, and attack with your strongest weapon or magic.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shhh, that's what ended up happening after I attempted to make him do his "mighty leap" a couple of times.... DIVINE BATTLE AXE FTW!!!
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XxGameWiZxX Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Lmao, the mighty leap glitch didn't work for me either ...I raged quit until the next day and discovered the valley thing :3
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:iconroboticus:
Roboticus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Elite Knight Armor is awesome at +10. Although with the poise reduction I wear Knight Armor now.
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:iconharrym0nster:
harrym0nster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
i think that dark souls is the second best game if ever played this year right next to dead space 2
but fuck i hate ths fucking snake dudes everway love youre art keep it up
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/agree!
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:iconkhmer-shinobi:
khmer-shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

i wear that armor til i get silver knights. its so far the best. Hard to roll in unless u have havel's ring which i get at like lv 15 lol.

Very funny comic. Those tranquil-walk-of-peace bastards set you up pretty hard lol
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unf! I wear the Silver Knight's armor right now actually! Only for melee fights... normally I wear my clothie/robe combination for spellpower.
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khmer-shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
silver knight's armor is resonably good for medium size armor. Expecially at +5 i think it is better than ornstein's armor. Though so far the best medium size armor is paladin leeroy jenkins. I think the light armor is either xanthanos or dusk (at least it was before patch 1.05). I actually prefer the medium size armor the most. And i personally think the silver knight's armor is actually very stylish. I also like to mix the elite knight helm with silver knight armor. Talk about stylish.

Ps. if you like robe for 25% movement, then you should consider the darkwood grain ring which allows u to roll at 25% weight load if you are anywhere less than 50% weight load. getting it is easy. just join the forest covenant and kick the ninja off the ledge. then quit game and start load and it should be there.

goodluck
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to wear the Antiquiated Dress. It was the best friggin' armor in the game... GUH. But anyway, I believe I'm going for the Xanthous or the Witch set. I need to see the stats. I'm mostly vanity though, so I'll sacrifice stats if I look pretty cool.
[Speaking of vanity did you notice that the Silver Knight's helmet makes your head look tiny? It weirds me out... haha!]

I *would* do that for the ring, but I've already pissed off Alvina and she won't talk to me. I'll have to try it on my 2nd playthrough. ^^;;
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khmer-shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Oh yeah. Antiquated Dress was the armor i was talking about that got nerfed via patch 1.05. Xanthous set is good, but the headpiece blocks too much of the screen. Though i think cosplaying as the witch betrice is pretty cool. I like to cosplay most of the time (i cosplay as silver knight, black knight, oscar, and ornstein). I know that the silver knight's helm makes ur head look small bit it really is just tall and skinny is all.

If you want, u can help players fight bosses (you can get summoned often around lv 45 - 55) and use those to absolve ur sins with oswald of carim so alvina talks to you again.
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LazyCrazyArtist Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
OH MY GOD this got me too!!!! I was so frikkin pissed off afterwards. It hurt even more that I fought my way out of that trap, only to be 1 hit killed by a butterfly...
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kawaiidchan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahah soooo true!! ever since i put gold-hemmed armor on..it doesnt even matter to wear anythin else haha
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Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! I grabbed that armour and bolted! It served me well.
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SharpArc Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I've had the same fate as you in that situation.

Then I but the armor back on and killed them all. Got a neat shield too.
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Archedenex Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
XDDD *You`ve looted armor you`ll never wear!*
Great one! And you`re really good at drawing the monsters in DS!

Ohw how I hate these golems..scared me for the first time when they`re suddenly stand up and used that wonderful spell to make you slower...OTL Gladly I played this part with a friend :D
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