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Dark Souls: The Depths by karniz Dark Souls: The Depths by karniz
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Drawn: November 2011
Program: Pen
From: Karniz, the Pyromancer from Dark Souls


Have you ever felt hopeless?
I hate... hate the Depths... maybe more than I hated Sen's Fortress... I hate rats. I hate basilisks... I hated everything about that area... UGH.
[Thankfully I've only ever been cursed ONCE - I don't intend on being cursed ever again!]

If you enjoy my Dark Souls comics, please visit my Tumblr for more! Here is a simu-post [where I don't die!!! ... yet.] including how I got a new helmet!

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Art by Donna Brown. Character(s) from From Software/Dark Souls. All rights reserved.
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:iconabyssalanimatronics:
abyssalanimatronics Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
I also hate Oswald, He only sells 5 purging stones
Then... I stabbed the motherfucker and took his humanity LOL
(I almost beat the game when I kill him)
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abyssalanimatronics Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
That area makes me delete a 120 hours Data for my rant
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GaleKnight2 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
That is until you go to the great hollow and ash lake.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whaddya mean? Those places are WONDERFUL fantastic FUN places to be~
/weeping silently in the corner
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GaleKnight2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Ha, nevermind, but wait till you reach to the boss of Duke's Archive, it will make you cry.
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karniz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehh... I don't have to because I beat the game YEEEARSSS ago?
[many seem to think that the comic reflects exactly where I am in the game. Keep in mind this comic strip was drawn back in 2011...]

Besides, Seath is a pushover... heh.
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GaleKnight2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Really, I got curse twice, one in the great hollow(In the depth, I laugh at the Basilisk cause I one-shot them with the heavy soul arrow) and by Seath and yeah... He can curse you.
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mastershepard53 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
those frog things ehhhhhhhh,shivers down my goddamn spine man :(
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:iconlord-oz:
Lord-OZ Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I got through the depths on my first go
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:iconmajorwings:
MajorWings Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I just got there today and when I saw those gecko things and that giant rat I was like NOPE DONE! HOMEWARD BONE!
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honglong17 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Basilik is the most creepy creature i ever see, i mean .... look at it
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Prapatapart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Those eyes aren't it's actual eyes.
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michio2012 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Two words: cursebite ring
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Four words: Never heard of it.
hehehhee... :D
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michio2012 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
It makes your curse resist 2-4 times as good. Combined with the bloodshield,you will soon laugh at curses. Fair warning, though, cursebite is about 10k.
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karniz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, I was referring that during the time I was playing the game I had no idea the item exsisted.
Nowadays I'm a pro at killin' the basilisks. O..O
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ChaozOfKalameet Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hollow tree...
*shudders*
FULL OF THOSE D@MN THINGS!!!
AND THEY'RE TOUGHER THAN THE ONES IN THE STUPID DEPTHS!!!
DX
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Jaca109 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
lol I never went to the depths. Still haven't.
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LanetheWolfeh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
THe number of time i've done that.....hundreds...
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ZerotheLevelheaded Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I had heard about the basilisk's curse capabilities so i just ran and ran and ran!
My fear though saved me from getting cursed haha
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ZerotheLevelheaded Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Haha i fell through that same trap the same way
here little rat~
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notchthegreat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i never got cursed the basilisks are easy to kill just stay out of the fog
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jrfromny Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
what makes this more funnyer for me is that i did exactly the samething as you did *exepect i had diffrent equipment and weapon on.... and i attack the undead female merchant so i have to get the purging stone from the creepy priest*, anywho good job :D *P.S i love your work so i desided to watch you like a stalker :D*
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Shoes742 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Please don't tell me you were one of the people who were actually killed by those lizard things? They're so easy to avoid
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ArmoredCrustacean Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol love this one, same thing happened to me, err kinda. First time I went there I killed a bunch of them pretty easily, not knowing what happens when you get cursed, I got careless and was cursed. Never again would I underestimate those ugly frog things. Haha. Love the layout of this, very well done.
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Nice work in capturing the looks of the rats and the basilisks. They are suitably creepy. :)
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Seejus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lol, been there
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khmer-shinobi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
This is awesome! I'm so happy I came across your dark souls comics. So far, i hate the depths the most. The feeling of being underground with no sun in a labyrinth invested with curse lizards, poison rats and stealth slimes was the worst. Wat is your soul level and stats? the new patch gave dex a huge damage bonus so curse lizards are cake with bow of pharsis. Also, since you are not so much into PvP u should consider first joining the chaos servants to get the pyromancy and open the shortcut to lost izalith (for the demon titanite farming and sunlight maggots) and then speak to oswald and to abandon it later. Afterwards, if you like helping in bossfights join the sun bros, as it is a good way to level up very fast especially the anor londo boss which gives you 25k souls for helping. Which helps quelana upgrade your flame to 20. OH! and you should DEFINATELY go back to asylum and fight the boss since is drops an extremely rare ore. Good luck with the rest of your game and may the sun be with you. Praise the Sun!
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karniz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, the time between this illustration and my current game is very off. I'm currently soul level 55, and I have no clue what my stats are... mainly in INT, STR, and ATU!
I have been dabbling with the idea of the Chaos Servants, mainly for that delicious Toxic Cloud. Yumyum!
Yes, Praise the Sun!
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khmer-shinobi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Unfortunately, the weapons scaling for str stat is not that great compared to the weapons scaling for dex stat (especially with patch 1.05 which buffs B>A on dex weapons) so you can practically use any weapon. My recommendation would be to use a weapon that gives a high parameter bonus in int (B or A bonus) instead. I have never used moonlight greatsword but you can try it; or better yet, consider upgrading normal weapon => magic => enchanted via andre of astora the blacksmith...Actually, what type of weapons do you prefer? i find myself playing with curved swords/daggers/spears/bow more than anything else. Since you are mostly playing solo, a greatsword wouldn't be that bad of a choice either.

Also, if you want the toxic cloud, you have to have an egg-head and then buy it. But i dont think you can revert your head back to normal afters(even if consuming egg vermifuge). The Chaos fireball is totally worth it though.

Have you considered miracles? What you can do is join the gravelord clan and get the gravelord sword dance which does not require any specific level of faith and use velka's talisman since its the only talisman to scale with intelligence and not faith.

Good luck. PRAISE THE SUN!
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rukifellth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
I haven't gotten cursed... yet...

I actually managed to fight through all hell and despair that is the Depths rather well...

Until I meet that goshdarn Mouth Dragon. First I saw his head (hmm, giant Alligator, reminds me of RE2) then the upper body appears (OH F*** Screw that, it's freaking William Birkin!) and THEN (OH F*** OH F*** OH F*** OH F***~) I died. XD

Still, I owe it all thanks to the Dragon Sword. ^___^

...

And Solaire (Not Monty Python King Arthur) of Astoria... (JOLLY CO-OPERATION)
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Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What does the Pendant do!? Tell me!

Nah, J/K. Love your Dark Souls comics. Absolutely hilarious and I can relate to some of it. But I love the Depths and I love fighting the Gaping Dragon. By far the easiest area for me.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, Thankies!
It's funny tho - a lot of people hated Blight Town, but I felt it was my strongest area. Not counting my endless "ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod" when in the mosquito area... heh.
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Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have Paladin armour so I have a high resist to the swamp and bugs. Blighttown is not a problem. The area that I loathe the most, though, is Anor Londo. I am literally surprised that I haven't destroyed something within my reach or smashed my controller. It. Was. Hell. I hated it. The enemy layouts, the boss, and the constant invasions. Talk about despair.
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scigz17 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I have to ask, have you met Quelana of Izalith?
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lady in Blight town that you purchase advanced pyromancy from? Yes. XD;;
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:iconscigz17:
scigz17 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Then did you find the Chaos Servant covenant?
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. Still haven't considered ultimately which Covenant I wanna be part of... Ugh!
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:iconscigz17:
scigz17 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Afraid of the penalties of abandoning a covenant?
You can just got to that priest guy at bell tower, you simply choose the abandon covenant option he offers and then your free to choose another covenant without suffering the penalties.
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karniz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, no, I actually haven't decided yet which covenant I want to be in. I'm not very PVP-based, so I see no benefits from the others.
I think I'm going to try out the Sun Bros. covenant. I like Soltaire. ^^
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scigz17 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
But don't you need like 50 Faith to join it?
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not that I know of - you get a reduced Faith-req by helping others fight off bosses, I believe it's 50 Faith to use the Sunspear.
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Tanegashima Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
my first time in the dephts was really scary. damn butchers,stupid giant rat (can handle axe in the eye, but no fireorb! haa!)
and then I got lost and again and before the boss I found the bonfire and was idling around, happy to be human for once...and got invaded -_- *cries violently*
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karniz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is why this game is perfection. To give people that kind of emotions in a span of a couple of minutes? Perfect.
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Tanegashima Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
well said. the game makes the most with giving away little of itself actually.
and no matter how good I play, cursefrogs are a pain ^^
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karniz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... and skeeter's... they make my blood boil.
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Axl16 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I hate to be cursed too :I it's so frustating XD
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cartoongore Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
keep them Dark Souls comics coming they are awesome, i hate those cursed frogs with all my Souls
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Spelonker Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god. Nothing is worse than the moment you try to sprint-jump over one of the holes/drains and go down anyway.
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RogueAngelAlan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man I hate those things being cursed is such a bitch. I always keep a couple of those curse stones. Just in-case .
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