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Dark Souls by Regole in 36:22 - AGDQ2020

Dark Souls by Regole in 36:22 - AGDQ2020
all right that being said I'm getting word from up front that red goal is ready with his

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any percent take it away man hello this is

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uh I'm Regal hi I'm grimelius and uh I think we had a name incentive for this last I checked it was Frost yeah uh indeed so the the name that got met with 2726 is espera that's spelled s-b-r-a-a-h exclamation point I don't know what that means but that's cool cool all right just uh before we start I want to mention that we're going to be starting Thief with black firebombs Steve because you get a free master key and we're gonna need the master key to open certain doors in the run and black firebombs is going to help us to kill a few enemies a lot quicker and other than that we're ready to go all right um get ready with timer countdown three two one go good luck man so everyone Welcome To

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this is a 3D combat oriented actioning game I'm sure many of you have seen it before you play as the chosen Undead tasked with traveling the world and Gathering up the Lord's holes in order to extend the age of fire but since this is any percent we'll be doing very little of that like all

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runs you start here in the Undead Asylum with the goal of escaping past the Asylum Demon oh right off the bat while climbing this ladder Regal is going to go ahead and take off all armor in order to maintain fast rolling throughout the entire run that's going to be very important...
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coming up into the next room and we're about to come face to face with the Asylum Demon to beat this guy most players will take a lap and then initiate the fight with a plunging attack however if you look in the bottom left you can see those 10 black fire bombs turns out you can take out this guy with a total of five so it begins one two three while rolling towards the door and using the impact that's a slow attack yeah that's not a one you want to see but we dodged it there we go that's one boss down so it turns out they even taking out the Asylum Demon early we still have to do some cleanup here in the Asylum first by grabbing the first proper weapon of the Run uh the Bandit's knife here it is it doesn't deal a lot of damage but it deals enough yeah we're gonna be using it for tourist demon and another enemy after that and that's pretty much it we're also going to free an NPC named Oscar and rather than baiting the rolling metal ball we're gonna do something different turns out if you exit and reload the game your character standing up will break any breakable object like the wall that you happen to be next to and it's loud quit outs are very powerful in

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they can even break walls yeah uh so Oscar Harry gives you the Estus flask that's the primary form of healing along with some additional Keys even though like Regal said the thief class starts with the master key it turns out the master key is kind of deceptive it...
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doesn't actually open every door in the game just you know a lot of them the ones we need yeah so opening this door it's a very heavy door it takes quite a while yeah we're almost out of the Asylum uh you can skip every custom in this game thankfully so you won't see more than a few frames of the animation but a big bird comes and grabs you to take you to a lord ran proper so hooray there's the Asylum the easy part of the Run um here in Firelink I want to draw attention to sprinting it should be pretty intuitive that sprinting is faster than running so we want to spend as much time as possible sprinting uh one Nuance there is that from a walking State you can reach sprinting speed more quickly via a few methods like blocking or toggling weapons so like right here if you see these quick toggles or quick blocks that's usually the reason why yeah it saves about 0.4 seconds over one minute of sprinting but it's still time still saves time yeah going through these ball Gates you're about to see the introduction to the uh the bridge Drake that we'll see uh later you can just uh block and enroll right past it to not lose a lot of speed or I mean get staggered but then try to roll through the Stagger but it's pretty precise and these guys are really annoying we're gonna make a pit stop down at the undead Merchant and it's going to be hard to see because Regal's menuing is really fast because he's really good at this game...
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we're gonna buy four different things first the Rapier which is a weapon second uh the short bow and then arrows for that bow and finally The Shield all four of those things are going to have very specific functions in the speed run which we'll try to call out as they become relevant but first we have to make it through even though the undidberg is early this area is really scary like this room for example the scariest part of the run honestly in terms of the areas this guy in the door becomes invulnerable for a moment nice job getting through without with no damage this door is also kind of scary we're gonna use the master key to open it nice job okay and we're through um from this chest we're gonna grab three gold Pine resins a gold Pine resin is a weapon boss that applies the lightning effect to the right hand weapon which in this case is the Bandit's knife also just casually there we go hopping over the barrel faster than waiting for it I'm gonna heal real quick just for safety because Taurus demon can be pretty annoying yeah um if we didn't say this the tourist demon coming up is weak to lightning which is why we grab those cold Pine resins well that and one more reason the boss doesn't spawn until roughly halfway across the bridge so we're going to run forward Dart to the right to hopefully Dodge some arrows you can see him pass right behind apply that gold Pine resin this boss is scarier than you might think given how early it...
comes in the Run there's a lot of shockwaves from the hammer it can move very erratically and he can kick you as he moves around and that should do it one more hit down it goes that was okay well done but we're not done yet we just used one gold Pine resin you're about to see the second usage of it coming up is one of the more famous or maybe Infamous portions of

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the bridge Drake that's about to fly overhead and douse the entire bridge in fire we can avoid getting cooked to a crisp by getting in this Alcove off to the right and then while the fire is dissipating pulling out the bow and arrow that we just bought from the merchant in order to bait down the Drake like so next I'm going to very quickly apply a gold Pine resin and hopefully Dodge this Arrow hit very close one two three hit get to the Drake Sword all right that's the scariest part the Drake Sword is a very powerful early game weapon we're not going to use it just yet but you'll see it uh in the near future also just going to drop some unnecessary items yeah you want your inventory to be pretty clean uh for multiple reasons mostly for the move swap glitch we're going to be doing later but also you can't menu while you're sprinting in this game so you want it to be very clean so you can swap things around pretty easily so we're quickly approaching one of the most fascinating tricks in the run I think anyway called the thins gate skip there's an area...
called sten's Fortress and you're meant to have to ring Two Bells of Awakening and go in this whole long journey before this gate will open but it turns out that via a camera or a trick involving camera manipulation we can get through step one is to exit the game in order to there we go reset enemy aggro then we're going to turn around and bait one of these Hollows who may misbehave yeah hopefully he'll be nice shouldn't be too bad yep there we go best RNG now check this out this is going to look very strange Regal is going to try to Parry this hollow on a very particular spot on the bridge and if done correctly we clip the character out of bounds just enough to activate the death camera which is this overhead top down view but not far enough to actually touch the kill plane believe it or not those are two different triggers now the reason we did this is that while the camera is in this glitched State the gate descends Fortress just isn't even going to load so we can just walk right through hopefully this hollow doesn't catch up so we can sit all right nice good yeah I'm gonna level up to 11 strength in order to properly wield that Drake Sword we got uh and I know it's hard to see with the camera but we're now running along the bridge to send a fortress like I said with the camera in this state the gate just doesn't load you won't have to deal with this for much longer don't worry yeah we're gonna quit out to reset the...
camera just as we pass into sin there's the gate I'm gonna do a jump quit out so we can quit out in the exact spot so the Cycles will be good and as we load back in uh Regal is going to spin the camera quickly there's the gate still closed foreign Fortress another really fascinating uh Zone it's full of these traps and as Regal mentioned the quit out was done in a particular location so that as we Sprint through these Cycles on these swinging axes and such are in the correct locations that you don't have to slow down very much yeah casually this place can be kind of a nightmare but for speedrunners it acts the same way every time so it's pretty easy to get yeah it's a pretty chill place there are also Boulders the first Boulder always spawns as you get close and it's just going to absolutely decimate this snake bro there he goes um although you can't see it there's a mechanism up at the top of Sun's Fortress which can change the direction that these Boulders take even if you're not there to operate it so in a moment we're going to run past and hopefully not get hit by the darts nicely done and then we're going to run up the stairs and quit out uh and prepare yourselves there's a loud sound incoming if we didn't quit out here a boulder would have spawned and probably killed us yeah which is you know slow there it is very loud all right this is probably a good time for donations or at least one real quick all...
right sounds good we have five dollars from Thai Digga that says good luck Regal from all of us in kata's chat oh awesome thank you guys now there's a snake guy on the stairs here thankfully you can just kind of run forward and slap him get him out of the way just one more very thin platform and then we're going to reach the roof I'm gonna go ahead and start explaining the move swap early it's a very important glitch let's let's see if I can set this up we practice this explanation if you look down in the bottom left in a moment Regal is going to equip the bow into that left-hand weapon which is the offhand bows are special because they're the only type of weapon that can be two-handed but if you instead queue up a two-hand while locked in another animation and then quickly swap weapons which you'll see in just a moment just pause before that happens there we go this might not have looked like much we're now two-handing the Drake Sword but it's in the left hand now Bose they can shoot arrows right but they by their nature don't have plunging rolling or sprinting attacks so as a fallback the game will pull the move set I.E the attack animations from the right hand weapon the takeaway is that we can combine the rapier's very fast attack speed with the high damage output of the two-handed Drake Sword and you'll get to use that well that guy just goes away that's Bob say bye to Bob and now you get to see it in a real...
properties on the uh Iron Golem despite this move Swap this guy is still very tanky and we're under leveled thankfully we don't need to actually deplete this enormous Health pool if you play your cards right ideally this guy's gonna stomp we'll see what he does nah not quite but you can stagger him just have to get his and him to be rotated correctly good there's the Stagger now on okay sorry we should still be fine on the next hit you're gonna see him topple over backwards for a quick kill there we go that's a good bomb cycle right here well done so as we approach Anna Wando here uh one aspect of

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speedrunning in general including any percent that we haven't talked about yet is that for maximum speed you usually end up skipping all non-essential bonfires which is risky but you know obviously it saves time uh here in the early part of Anor Londo we are going to run off to the left and grab one of these bonfires this one is not for safety it's because we're gonna have to teleport here uh later once we're on our path to the DLC yeah we need to level up anyway so it's good spot sit down and speaking of that level up part of the

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that we have that 43k is going to go towards endurance the rest is going to head towards 27 strength that's going to be very important to wield the next weapon otherwise in Anna Rolando there's kind of a lot of running to do we're going to go down an elevator past the rafters and...
hopefully the painting Guardians play nice um pretty scary yeah in the meantime uh muffin we have time for a whole bunch of donations oh fantastic well let's start with a big one with four thousand forty dollars from Lawrence on tag they say every year games then quick shows us new games incredible spirit and most of all how gaming can bring together and make the world a better place because of that it is my honor to donate the money on behalf of my incredibly generous streaming Community I said I'd match them if they hit two thousand dollars and twenty dollars if I'm being honest I didn't think they would but here they are awesome do good keep gaming and let's see that music video that's very generous thank you now we can get a few more all right great well we have a hundred dollars from Ben bright that says gdq is good

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is good save the frames save our

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this guy's spooky yeah all right there we go he can get a vacuum backstab it's real nasty yeah the penny Guardians can be pretty annoying but they were fine right there uh let's say we have time for two more all right two more you shall have we have 250 dollars from the blue crayon that says gotta donate for some

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hype this event has had some fantastic runs and I can't wait to see more have fun and go fast we also have a hundred dollars from front rope phrase the sub that says preventing cancer covert muffin and

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yes please thank you very much uh...
we're gonna have semi's theories time you see those batwing demons up in the top right uh these guys and heading towards the infamous and Orlando archers the battling Demons by themselves aren't that bad but they can throw lightning Spears at you from behind and the best way to identify that threat is audio cue so I'm gonna go ahead and quiet down oh nice all right there's the first set down there's two more here as well they were nice still need audio cues for this guy up here one more silver Knight in the way and see ya say bye to that guy don't forget to take the safety bonfire thank you I'm so used to not taking this thing in runs so we want to take this because the upcoming boss is pretty random and they can just kill you very easily and dying to them loses a whole lot of time so we're just gonna play it safe here for the marathon take this and spend ourselves that next boss is Ornstein and snow we'll cover them in a moment rather than hitting straight upstairs though we're going to take a dip into the basement and open a chest to get a weapon called the dragon's tooth so far we use the Drake Sword for some damage back on the Iron Golem but this dragon's tooth is going to be the well really the only damage dealer for the rest of the Run so you saw move swap with the Drake Sword earlier this is a much bigger much better one ordinarily wielded by half all the Rockets a heavy weapon is what it is yeah this this will...
really show you the power of the new swap yeah the dragon tooth ordinarily has a very slow attacks you know but it's compensated by high damage and the move swap allows you to uh sidestep that restriction there's also a little skip here the skip is so easy to do that it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of casual players found it you just hop right over the railing it's a shortcut to Ornstein and smell we just have to dip down and then get past one more uh giant enemy yeah well we're gonna heal and if you hide behind this pillar nobody notices you so that's cool if this giant does a sweep attack we have to dodge it otherwise you can just keep sprinting all right well there we go all right we're gonna do a moose swap again so Ornstein and snow is very very random and you also have to fight the camera we're gonna take out Ornstein first because orange tends to be easier to isolate there's a good opening he might Dodge out of the way it's going to take three sets of these attacks to kill him let's see if Moe behaves Come On Spot what are you doing okay almost have them juggling two enemies is not easy especially when they're this dangerous all right there goes Ornstein we still have to take out smoke he becomes supercharged but even in the supercharged State you can stagger him with a quick one-two attack we're gonna just do this all the way until he dies it is possible for smoke to gain hyper armor if he decides to dodge so...
hopefully he doesn't do that we'll see just one more set good fight Regal made that look way easier than it actually is those guys are very random uh so your reward then for going through Anor Londo and clearing out Ornstein and smoke is that you get the Lord vessel which is going to unlock bonfire teleportation it's given to you by Guinevere uh this NPC who gives you the big Spiel and uh Praises you for something or other we're just gonna shoot it with an arrow this is actually significantly faster than speaking to her like probably about 25 seconds faster and with that we're back all right yeah so at this point we finished basically the first phase of the run which is clearing since Fortress and Orlando and Gathering up the the Lord vessel next up we're going to go ring the two bells of Awakening and that might sound strange to anyone who knows this game because the whole purpose of SGS sends gate skip was to avoid having to ring the bells right turns out you do need to ring them both anyway because we need access to the Firelink altar to place the Lord vessel and to set up a wrong warp quite a bit later in the Run yeah but also we get to come back and fight these bosses with uh dragon tooth yeah and then fighting them with a Drake Sword so yeah that's why we do these things out of order good but it's all I'm doing that as well the path up to the Gargoyles is uh kind of uh arduous even though these enemies are small they can be quite...
threatening not so much of that little baby Archer on the side yeah we're gonna hope for good RNG in this hollow room coming up here because it can be pretty scary this guy can also he's just not moving yeah he can be annoying but he's fine right there so if you get clipped from behind it usually staggers even can deal a lot of damage okay one more in the doorway all right that was good okay okay okay you know what that one tried Valiant yeah I got I got stuck on the uh the dying one's body as Regal gets off the ladder you're gonna see an alternate version of the move swap again you can see that gigantic two-handed dragon's tooth in the left hand uh the girl girls don't spawn immediately when you go through the fall gate but I'm just gonna let the damage speak for itself as for why we do the events in this game in the order that we do look at this damage there's one now the second gargoyle spawns at half health so it's going to queue up a fire breath nope sparkles it's kind of nice too sometimes when you defeat those gargoyles they can drop a weapon the weapon order in your inventory is important for the move Swap and so if they dropped a halibird you would have to do some reorganizing thankfully didn't happen so you know go to slightly good RNG we're going to do a glitch here we already did it once but uh didn't explain it uh we're gonna queue up using the bone and then go into our inventory and use a flask instead...
and that will dupe the bone it will use the Estus blast but it will keep the bone around for us and we're going to do this again with samoso later as well this just allows us to keep our

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later it's a really useful glitch so that's one Bell out of the way there's still another one way down in Blighttown uh we're going to get to Blighttown via the elevator to New Londo Ruins along the way we're going to kick law Trek right off a cliff there's one hopefully he can be a little uh thorny kicking in this game is one of the hardest things you'll ever do oh we have to exit and reload the game in order for his loot to drop and uh he drops them

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but the only real loot that matters is that ring of favor and protection it gives you boosts to a number of stats but the only one that's really impactful for this run is that it increases your equipment load which means we'll be able to maintain uh fasterling later on right we really want the fast roll against the DLC bosses that can be really annoying as they are but even more so when you can't fast forward hard to see but the soul of snow which is duped as well multiple times actually yeah you don't have to dupe it the second time but just for safety we want to keep it around so there's another really interesting trick coming up which uh I would recommend paying attention to because it'll happen multiple times this run opening the door isn't the...
trick you just press the game but we're going to head into Blighttown Quail lag and the second Bell of Awakening are at the bottom of light town and it takes a little while to get down there so rather than actually traversing all the you know rickety woodwork we're going to do a particular trick to negate fall damage what you're going to see Regal do in a moment is leap off a cliff and then do a downward plunging attack on a on a slope and then buffer a roll what's going to happen is when you hit the ground the rolling iframes or invincibility frames will actually negate that fall damage there's the plunge oh I took damage that's there's yep one more of them here and just like that we're at the bottom of Blighttown it's it's really really powerful the unfortunate part about Blighttown is your reward for traversing all the way down here as you just get poisoned in this water that you have to roll through uh thankfully if you look at your health in the top left this damage deals so little damage that it usually doesn't matter yeah we're gonna heal for safety though just in case because those Quail log tags us it's not going to be very good qualac is going to go down relatively fast because again we have that very powerful dragon's tooth combined with the move swap glitch not as fast as the Gargoyles because Quail like is significantly tankier ideally you don't want her to jump in terms of the RNG that's not what...
you want and if he happens to queue up an attack which he uh slowly views out a pool of lava that can also be very good for dealing damage shout out to gandre because I failed my moose wall here we go is she gonna jump no okay good this is the attack you want this is good RNG this is the second best RNG so as you can see we're still dealing a lot of damage that's the attack you want her to do and that's the fight just like that also with this the second Bell of Awakening is just passed here uh ringing the second Bell it opens the gate to sends Fortress who cares we've already been there it also awakens framed in Firelink Shrine we aren't going to actually talk to framp we're just going to dive into the hole that opens up the Firelink altar um we mentioned phases the first phase of the Run get the Lord vessel second phase ring these both Bells we've now completed both of those the next phase is going to be an extended set of our wrong warp which Begins by getting into the DLC okay so that's our ultimate Target here is to get into the DLC first we have to go and uh place the Lord vessel this is going to be important for the wrong work but also placing the Lord vessel removes this golden fall gate which blocks access to the Duke's archives uh on the way to

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er Garden which is where we're going to be heading next we're going to stop by Andre the blacksmith uh as well bangs that hammer very very loudly and we're gonna buy two...
things first the crest of Artorias which is a key item used to get closer to the undead Basin and uh second the weapon Smith box because we're going to be upgrading our dragon's tooth from its base states to plus one uh but muffin while we run through the garden not a lot else going on this would be great for let's say two more donations all right sounds great we have a hundred dollars from Ellie rain that says I've been watching gvq since the ag2q 2013 and I look forward to all of your events this pulls born games and Tech hero are some of my favorite games so I had to donate to get in for that bonfire keep being awesome and good luck on the Run Regal thank you we also have a 500 donation from Ryan 232. and Ryan says praise the sun kill the cancer thank you very much in a moment you're going to see a door with a giant glowing emblem on it that's what we bought the crest of Artorias for uh when we open the door we're gonna quit out not only to skip his animation but because all those trees we ran past are still very much aggro they're still on our tail and as we mentioned before exiting and reloading is extremely powerful for a lot of reasons and

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including resetting enemy aggro also going to jump through in a loser roll I should say throw in a losery wall uh and rest at this bonfire we're going to be teleporting back here as well and you know getting more endurance so now we can fast roll for pretty much the rest of the round uh...
the area we're heading to Next is called the uh Undead Basin it is going to eventually be the entry point to the DLC although we have to complete a number of tasks uh along the way difficult to talk about because we don't get to see it for just a moment but the Basin is in this you know very low area we have to run through the woods for a while and then climb some ladders down but climbing ladders is slow so if you remember in Blighttown just a few minutes ago we did those plunging attacks to negate fall damage you're actually going to see that again but in a slightly different form it's the same exact trick though yeah this is the more common way you'll see it the ones in Blighttown look a little different but it's still the same concept also there's a gigantic Hydro down there we'll be paying him a visit so here comes the uh plunging attack check this out gonna try to plunge and glance off in a particular way use the rolling iframes to dodge the damage well done and we're right onto this Hydra we have to kill this Hydra to get access to the DLC and a dragon skill we're going to deal damage in two different ways the first being the five remaining black firebombs in second two-handed jumping attacks that kick out entire heads at a time with dragon's tooth important to note that the movement of these heads in terms of exactly where they plunge into the water is it's actually consistent but it's based on your position such...
that like if you were a task and your position was identical every single time it would be perfectly consistent as a human there tends to be some variability last firebomb and one more hit on the heads will take the thing out there they come good night Hydra perfect well done we kill the Hydra there's the dragon scale we'll get it in just a second we're going to use that dragon scale to upgrade the dragon's tooth but in terms of accessing the DLC there's a Golden Golem in the corner you can't see them yet but when we exit and reload the game the Golem will spawn and as before it's kind of you'll see it a bunch of times we always set up the the move swap for these combat sections uh this golden Crystal Golem is housing an NPC named dusk who has been against her will plucked from the past and you free her and she talks to you and gives you this whole spiel about how she wants to pass on her knowledge we just killed her stuff it saves one second to kill her yes but with uh the hydro taken out with uh dusk freed uh we're gonna go ahead and upgrade that dragons to the plus one like we mentioned and then teleport back to that in Orlando bonfire in order to head towards the Duke's archives now the reason we have to go to the Dukes archives or I should say the very beginning part of the archives is that we have to get an item called the broken pendant from a very specific enemy in classic from soft style the way you access the DLC is really...
convoluted I don't know casually how anyone is meant to know to do this um but while we're on the way muffin let's say we have time for two donations all right sounds great well starting off with 100 from Star Roots 29 that says always look forward to agdq I love watching the games that gave me such grief getting totally destroyed we also have 40 from Rocksteady that says had to donate during my favorite game of all time here's to another great gdq so far and to many more to come praise the Sun thank you there are two of these uh two of these bores you can just dodge roll straight through and there's going to be one more around the corner and then we're gonna take an elevator up we're really not going to spend much time in the archives at all yeah they can be scary yeah the sound they make is just so imposing so I mentioned a moment ago that we upgraded the dragon's tooth plus one the reason is that this Golem up ahead will now die in one quick set of attacks but in the unupgraded form it would take two and you really don't want to spend any time amidst all these enemies any more time than you have to I mean it's nice that it does extra damage on the other bosses but this is a pretty big part you want to kill this guy in more than attack gonna kill it and immediately

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sign out because we don't need the

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anymore there's the broken pendant uh the downside of accessing this DLC is that you do have to make a second run back...
to that same corner of the Basin where we took out the Crystal Golem so um often I'm going to toss it back to you again if we have some more donations oh yeah we're getting Tons of love for this run man you're doing great Regal uh we have a hundred dollars from Kyra must that says

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in cancer research two things that are very important to me as someone who has a close family member suffering from stage four cancer agdq gives me so much hope and I just had to donate during the

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run praise the Sun let's say one more quick one okay yeah sure we have 250 from Marna Stafford 212 that says another gdq another donation during

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always look forward to these Cherry events thank you very much uh you get to see this falling attack Again by the way what's happening here is that by plunging attacking in that way the game effectively thinks that you've landed and that restores your ability to roll in midair that's that's the way that the trick works that's the way it worked in Blighttown as well it's just a little it's a little more obvious when you actually gain air yeah it's pretty hard to move swap here I felt it right there but we should be able to get it so before there was a golden Crystal Golem now there's something else you'll see it at the top of the screen there's that

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portal that is the entryway into the DLC although we'll skip the cutscene the hand of Manus comes and grabs you and...
snatches you into the past which is where the DLC takes place um similar to the Anna Orlando interior bonfire we're going to take this one for safety as well because this run back really sucks and uh the upcoming boss the sanctuary Guardian is very random as well yeah this is probably my least favorite boss home run I don't like ons that much either but this guy is not great um ideally the attack you want here is there's going to be this kind of wing attack that also kind of rear backwards and then hit the water with a wind attack but like I said very random will adapt as we need to oh nice Dodge this guy will go down pretty fast but that's bad by the way on these attacks in particular that was two head attacks means it's only going to be two if he does alternating all right that's fine we weren't kidding when we said uh that this guy's risky this exactly I messed up uh if you're doing a running attack and you press block it cancels your running attack and that kind of just ruined the whole beginning of the fight but that's okay we took the bonfire that's not a huge time loss and that's the first death of the run so no maybe this time uh it'll open with that really beautiful Air Attack yeah maybe so or maybe it'll be terrible again who knows yeah but that was that was all me the good news is that

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don't really matter in this run what are you doing that was odd yeah there we go that's the attack you want...
check out this damage it is very high you just have to wait for an opening to get that damage in that's not what I wanted him to do and he just flew way into the middle yeah I don't like this boss that's okay come here buddy there we go fine yeah the guardian was particularly thorny today but we're through it uh this next bonfire here in the ulysso sanctuary we are not taking for safety we are going to have to teleport back here later this is also going to be where the wrong warp is performed although we'll uh touch back on that a little bit later um often I think I'll toss you again for let's say one quick donation on the way to the Royal wood okay sounds good well we have a hundred dollars from Team teamwork that says the

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games are my favorite of all time praise the sun praise the runners and the staff thank you thank you very much um as we run across this bridge although you can't really see it at the top of the screen there are some enemies that are going to become aggressive towards the player and they can cause you a lot of grief uh so as we've seen a few times now Regal going to exit and reload the game in order to reset their aggro now the reason is that we're about to go and set up a another variation of that plunging fall damage negation known as the Royal woodskip there's going to be a house up ahead with a hole in it and the fall to the floor is actually low enough that you could survive it via fall damage...
alone except that there's artificially a kill plane there placed by the developers to force you to at least attempt to force you to Traverse the zone as usual like I said we're going to use that same plunging fall damage negation we've seen several times now and this trick if you pull it off uh correctly saves about 45 seconds gonna go ahead and set it up backstep to hit the wall at the correct spot and slow down there's the roll nicely done in a very short order this brings us there's this thing move swap you've seen it a million times this brings us to Artorias rather than commentating this I think is more enjoyable to just sort of enjoy the fight that's a good attack you want him to buff foreign there we go let's fight okay now bear with me this gets a little technical the whole reason we've been going through the DLC is to set up a wrong warp this wrong warp is the product of two different teleportation items interfering with one another the first is the

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sign which we already have the second which we are acquiring right now is the purple coward Crystal which works you out of this PVP area called The Battle of stoicism this item is also normally only usable within the Battle of stoicism but it turns out that through a frame perfect trick known as an item swap we can force the purple cowards Crystal to activate outside of its intended area if you then interrupt that teleportation animation using the

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becomes in a conflicted state where it attempts to position the player at the coordinates of the battle of stoicism gazebo relative to the Firelink Altar and since those coordinates are invalid you instead get placed at the origin point which is past the door in the Kiln everyone catch that remember that all of this rests on the frame perfect trick Regal is going to try to take a sip from the Estus flask on the frame that the characters hit the ground if it works you'll see a weird purple haze around the S disk didn't quite work drinking means it was about a frame rate thankfully it's very quick to set up neutralize this Trick's hard to do consistently there it is quickly activating the

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sign to interrupt the original warp and if done correctly we are now in the Kiln of the first Flame very powerful trick allows you to avoid having to collect any of the Lord's goals at this point we're in a bit of a victory march all the way to Gwen so muffin let's say we have time for three quick donations on the way fantastic well we have a special 12 dollar donation from ashawin that says big shout out to Regal who has spent so much time teaching people this game if you were learning or doing a run he was there speed

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would not be the same without him thank you for being a good teacher and friend you taught me quite a bit too thank you Ashley happy birthday Regal from all the people watching you and cheering you on yeah today is my birthday thank you...
Ashley let's say one more muffin all right well 30 from Mr giggle 16 that says beating the game faster than it took me to beat the first boss please take my money thanks for supporting an important cause thank you very much everyone and yeah happy birthday to you I want to shout out again Regal taught me most of what I know about

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a very very good teacher in that regard uh we're quickly approaching the uh the fall gate excuse me to the final boss Gwen we're going to use a particular strategy to attempt to stunlock Gwyn pretty much to death if things go badly right off the bat we might have to quit out here but we can not cooperate sometimes what we're going to try to do is get a single hit first which it won't stagger but then the oh that's my fault This Guy's real scary if you messed up so we're gonna quit out even speed earners will be killed very quickly if you get hit you can you can salvage it if you're doing PB attempts but it's not really worth it Marathon so we're gonna try it again like I said to get a single hit first such that the next hit will now stagger and now we can just continually Circle straight forcing him to turn and we can do this almost until the boss is dead yeah if he jumps away though I'm gonna quit out again it's too scary one more set of these now on the final hit we're going to do something different well he's gonna do grab attack that's low we're gonna attempt to Parry...
there's the Perry setting up the repost in order to shorten gwyn's death animation get ready on time it's gonna be right when we touch the middle bonfire and time we're gonna see what the end game time I'm taking him like a 35 34. 34-22 that's okay well done um thank you to gdq for letting me be here thanks vermilios um my pleasure shout out to speed

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One Two Three or bloodborne join the Discord there's a there's lots of knowledgeable and passionate Runners there that can teach you how to run any of the games that you want and um other than that that's that's that's me I'm done thank you wow excellent job Regal and very impressive run of

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90 percent upcoming next is going to be none other than control any percent run by Brian Otto and we were able to meet both of those donation incentives to close that out so thank you so much for those donations yeah and speaking of hype we have a 1024 dollar donation from whale noises 203 and they say whoa thank you so much whale noises hey folks we'll be right back as our Runners getting prepared I'm gonna throw it over to a quick twitch ad see you in a bit are you ready agdq 2020 it is time to take control I'm prolix I'll be your host here for the next run it's controlled by Brian Otto and in the meantime let me read some of these donations...
that we had in for that wonderful

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run gym 101 donated 500 dollars praise the son praise the Run kill the game and save the frames let's defeat cancer thanks for your generosity Jim KOA is with ten dollars here oh you know exactly what I'm about Kawaii says can we get another quick interview with Dr Muffin to remind us what to do with twitch Prime subscriptions oh twitch Prime you say thanks co-wise for reminding us all to use our twitch Prime for a free subscription to a Channel of our choice perhaps the one you're watching right now fish Strat donated twenty dollars had to donate during this immensely impressive Run keep up the great work gdq thank you and we will Anonymous also donated 500 I always enjoy watching these events thanks to the crew and everyone behind the scenes that keep things running smoothly all week y'all are awesome we received a 100 donation from drill the heavens who said

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is one of my favorite games the way regul just bodied Ornstein and Smo is amazing praised the Sun and beat the cancer a donation here from Ali and Ryan this donation goes out to my dad who already beat cancer once but is fighting for his life once again I am so moved by this event so much positive energy from everyone all going toward a great cause let's kick Cancer's butt together Ally and Ryan gave us 500 thank you so much we're still setting up for this next run control any percent by Brian Otto I know that a lot of my friends out...
there are really looking forward to this run control a very popular game and uh the looking forward to seeing how it'll be broken here in the meantime I'll keep reading some of your donations here's 100 from Gasparilla who said praise the Run wraith donated fifty dollars happy 10th gdq always donate during

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board games praise the Sun and may the good blood guide you here's to 10 more years of games and hopefully seeing the end of cancer it's the layer of astora donated 700 praise the Run fifty dollars here from Toby said congrats on gdq to 10 years of real gamer moments and genuine human goodness but honestly this is my favorite week of the year much love to production staff to Regal and all the other Runners for contributing their unbelievable talents and to my friend Casey who got me both into speedrunning and into

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praise the fun quick reminder that in tomorrow's run of katana zero there is a cat and you can pet it therefore you should donate to have us pet that cat in Katana zero and of course some other upcoming incentives that we have open right now when you donate at the website uh you can put your dollars toward one of these uh one of these bonus runs or bids we have Untitled Goose game a bonus any percent run of that tomorrow a lot of people interested in that and of course the bonus run of Link's Awakening that's the new version that's going to be a good one Peter V donated 50 and said I've watched every gdq...
since the original so I want to wish everyone a Happy 10-year anniversary awesome Peter glad to have you along all this time we received a 100 donation from killer bee thanks for being so awesome thanks killer bee