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It's best to start upgrading weapons as early as possible if you're a melee character. Be sure to use the boss' souls to upgrade weapons or learn new magic/prayers.
But my question is what should I upgrade? Right now all I have is like the starting broadsword and a winged spear.
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But my question is what should I upgrade? Right now all I have is like the starting broadsword and a winged spear.
What I tend to do is upgrade the Demonbrandt/Soulbrandt. They're already beastly alone and upgraded is just crazy!
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What I tend to do is upgrade the Demonbrandt/Soulbrandt. They're already beastly alone and upgraded is just crazy!
Hmmm, I may just wait to start upgrading until I find something like that.
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There is no reason to wait really, just start upgrading asap. The crescent falchion found in 4-1 is the best starting weapon that's easy to get.

Just don't upgrade to the upgrade path you're going to stick with later in the game, if you want to save those stones. Upgrading something to +3 or so with the dragon stones you find going through the stonefang mines should get you going until you figure out what you want to make later.
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There is no reason to wait really, just start upgrading asap. The crescent falchion found in 4-1 is the best starting weapon that's easy to get.

Just don't upgrade to the upgrade path you're going to stick with later in the game, if you want to save those stones. Upgrading something to +3 or so with the dragon stones you find going through the stonefang mines should get you going until you figure out what you want to make later.
Okay, I will take that advice.

Guess I need to get back in and start working though levels again.
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The biggest mistake I made when I first started out was just leveling up randomly and not having any specific stat in mind. I suggest picking one of the main stats- Strength, Dexterity, Magic, or Faith.. then concentrate your levels on that, and not the other main stats except to just equip the weapon you're going to use. Put other stats into life and endurance as needed.

Also something very important is the miracle second chance, which is gotten by rescuing saint Urbain in 4-2, and beating the boss there. Urbain needs the boss soul to teach you the miracle, which will take 2 miracle slots and 100mp to cast. What it does is resurrect you instantly with 50% health when you die.
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The biggest mistake I made when I first started out was just leveling up randomly and not having any specific stat in mind. I suggest picking one of the main stats- Strength, Dexterity, Magic, or Faith.. then concentrate your levels on that, and not the other main stats except to just equip the weapon you're going to use. Put other stats into life and endurance as needed.

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That is what I did, I think that is general RPG stuff, never spread yourself too then.

After getting out of 1-1 (ugh, long time the first time) I pretty much spent all my souls on strength bumping other things up just a few here and there.
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Oh this is just great!!! LOL! Now I have to start playing this game again!!

Any tips for a NG+ player?
    
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In NG+ you can't really get by tanking, you need to avoid the attacks. You also need to get your weapon to +5 as soon as you can.

Also start being aware of diminishing returns on your damage stats. In NG+ endurance and vitality tend to start becoming much better options then the minimal damage increase you get from strength or whatever else your focus is.
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In NG+ you can't really get by tanking, you need to avoid the attacks. You also need to get your weapon to +5 as soon as you can.

Also start being aware of diminishing returns on your damage stats. In NG+ endurance and vitality tend to start becoming much better options then the minimal damage increase you get from strength or whatever else your focus is.
thanks for the tips. I remember now why I left the NG+ game..... As it turns out I still suck at it LOL!!!

Starting a new game to get back into the groove...
    
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