At least half a dozen ways.
There are red eye orbs (that aren't cracked) which allow you to invade permanently.
Theres a number of different ways depending on your clan.
I'm playing offline but I'll definately do that once I've my connection up and running Two players sharing the burden would make that fight a hell of a lot easier. My character is a jacked up knight with Havel's armor, a crystal shield, a big Dragon's Tooth club and some nice pyromancy magic so I pretty sure I'd be of some service. That weird glitch where I couldn't pick up any items from chests in Anor Londo seemed to have sorted itself after I beat Ornstein and Smough
Beaten the 2nd Asylum Demon (what a bitch he was) and gotten the Peculiar Doll so it's off to the Painted World next.
Thats my favourite area of the game - enjoy!
There's an even nastier variant of him on the way don't worry!
i find that the Lifehunt Scythe is great for defeating the 2 asylum demon. i died a good few times on my second playthrough trying to kill him until i used that weapon. a few slaps of it and half his energy is gone !!
There's room to maneuvre with that one though, so not as tough. It was the small fight area that was the toughest part of the 2nd asylum demon.
Oh Joy! Another Demon
Just beat Priscilla and finished the Painted World now. Took out the Armored pigs before the Duke's Archives which I'll do next. The Dragonslayer bow & arrows and the Electrified Demon spear were handy tools taking those pigs down
I'd love to know, what character classes y'all are using and what's yer fave weapons/magic?
I've a strength based character myself - started as Bandit. 40 strength, 40 end. (to carry heavy weapons & armor) 30 vit.
Favourite armor has to be elite knight armor (before finishing Anor Londo). Somughs after that. Weapons: Black Knight sword/axe. The axe is class - great reach, very fast and packs a hell of a punch! The great axe is good too, but a little slow. Chaos Man-Serpent great sword, Lightening Demon Machete and my +15 Great Club get used pretty often for a change.The only magic I use is Pyro which I've maxed. The spells I use with are Great Fireball, Great/Chaos combustion, Firestorm/Chaos-Firestorm (mostly). Flying through NG+ now with that lot.
Did they ever nerf the lightning weapons? They were stupidly powerful at launch.
Excellent weapon for strength builds that. The R2 lunge attack is the business. I used that pretty much exclusively with my strength character.
Ont he subject of builds, I've created a good few and found that strength or magic (see link below) is the way to go. Really disappointed with DEX build, good low-level but otherwise meh. Faith is OK but not something I adapted to.
A pox on those invisible pathways in the Crystal Cave
If you shoot some arrows at the ground the will 'stick' into the invisible pathways. While you are walking keep leaving messages so you can retrace your way.
For anyone looking, limited edition of this is 15 euro in currys.
dont forget to pick up the titanite slab there