Originally Posted by YouSavedMyLife
So farm if you must. Make sure you are upgrading your weapons at the blacksmith. Upgrading your weapon is the best way to get more damage, STR and DEX will increase your damage, but not as much as upgrading. Plus upgrading is cheaper souls wise so you can still spend the majority of your souls on. The elite knight armour is one of the best armour sets in the game. Has a great balance between defence, poise and weight and is very cheap to upgrade.
As for the Hydra, run straight across from him when he is shooting and jump/roll when the water balls almost hit. After the globes land run straight at him. Then as you see him loading up another volley change your run 90 degree and run straight across him again. Take your clothes off if need be as Elite Knight armour is heavy and you will be moving very slow. Then re-equip it when your in the shallows. When you in the water the fight gets easy mode. Just shield up and make sure you have the stamina to take a hit. And dont walk to close or you will fall into the deep end of the water.
I've levelled up all my armor, weapons and shield as high as I could. I got myself to a good level and I hid behind the rock and tree so his fireballs wouldn't do any damage. I rolled out as soon as he fired a shot in order to goad him into his head plunge attack. When he done this I just rolled out and hacked at his heads. When I got him to down to his last head I just peppered him to death with arrows, just as Noodler suggested
Cheers for that Noodler. After I killed it I killed the Crystal giant along to the left hand side of the lake and released Dusk of Oolacille. I went up the ladder and wandered into a place where I fought a large panther. Just as I was about to kill it two more panthers came out of nowhere and destroyed me
I got past the Capra Demon (easiest battle so far), opened some short cuts and made it to the depths. I was cursed by the frogs (
) so I had to trudge all the way back to the priest at the Bell Tower to buy a few Purging Stones. I and my two summoned Knights Solitaire and Lautrec were owned first time out by the Gaping Dragon. My mistake was that I didn't go for his tail at the start. I'll have that Dragon taken down on Wednesday eve