How do I kill ghosts?

#1loupargentPosted 10/6/2011 9:53:30 AM
Magic?

Can magic weapons affect them?
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#2ohgma101Posted 10/6/2011 9:55:49 AM(edited)
I think the only way is to be cursed, then you can hurt them. You can either get actually cursed by the frogs in the Depths, or you can use a Transient Curse which will inflict a temporary curse on you. You can buy those from the moss merchant in the sewer.
#3statikcatPosted 10/6/2011 9:58:09 AM

Can you temporary curse yourself as a block to permanent curse while in the sewers?

#4loupargent(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2011 9:58:41 AM
What does Curse do exactly? And is there a lot of ghosts I will have to deal with? Seems counter-productive to get cursed on purpose...
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"You're like a major power not getting the H-Bomb because it's only fair if you fight with muskets." - Greatherthan3, Demon's Souls
#5ohgma101Posted 10/6/2011 9:59:03 AM
lol, I don't know, haven't tried it, but I doubt it, since curse stacks it probably just kills you again.
#6statikcatPosted 10/6/2011 10:00:08 AM

Yeah, that is true. Just desperate to NOT get cursed again. Without the answer "be careful" lol

#7ohgma101Posted 10/6/2011 10:03:56 AM
Curse will decrease your health by 50%, and it stacks enough for you to eventually be at 1/8'th health.
#8loupargent(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2011 10:07:35 AM
ohgma101 posted...
Curse will decrease your health by 50%, and it stacks enough for you to eventually be at 1/8'th health.

Surely curse isn't needed extensively, right? Otherwise it's something that was really badly planned....to have to go out of you way to farm souls so you can fight ghosts temporarily...
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"You're like a major power not getting the H-Bomb because it's only fair if you fight with muskets." - Greatherthan3, Demon's Souls
#9ohgma101Posted 10/6/2011 10:13:15 AM
As far as I know it's only for those ghosts, but I haven't finished the game yet.

1. You can either get cursed and spend some souls on an item to cure it
2. Run past the ghosts.
3. Get temporarily cursed.
#10DuneManPosted 10/6/2011 12:21:19 PM
If you get lucky the Ghosts will drop the Ghost Blade. This dagger carries its own curse, and can hurt them regularly.
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