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Dark Souls II Patch 1.07 Rolls Out, Full Notes Detailed

August 25, 2014 Written by Alex Co

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Namco Bandai is set to release Dark Souls II’sCrown of the Iron King” DLC soon, but in the meantime, From Software is rolling out a hefty 1GB (1.07) update for the action-RPG. 

For PlayStation 3 gamers, here’s when Dark Souls II’s online servers will be unavailable for maintenance:

  • August 25th 4:00pm – 7:00pm JST
  • August 25th 7:00am – 10:00am GMT
  • August 25th 3:00am – 6:00am EDT
  • August 25th 0:00am – 3:00am PDT

As for the changes, there’s a lot! So prepare for quite a read.

The following fixes, changes, and refinements are included in the update:
• Undead Crypt: Fixed the bell not ringing if you continuously attack the bell that appears after Ledia’s shaman appears.

Adjustments that will be made with Calibrations 1.10 (all following changes):
• Balanced fatal blows done on other players in online multiplayer
• Spell parry time and area of effect has been raised:
o Cleric’s Parma
o Cleric’s Small Shield
o Cursed Bone Shield
o Spirit Tree Shield
o Golden Wing Shield
o Shield of the Insolent
o Grand Spirit Tree Shield
• Spell parry time has been raised:
o King’s Mirror
• Lowered damage caused by the following weapons:
o Defender’s Shield
o Havel’s Greatshield
o Gyrm Greatshield
o Dragonrider Greatshield
• Lowered defense of:
o Gyrm Helm
o Gyrm Warrior Helm
o Gyrm Warrior Greathelm
o Smelter Demon Helm
o Velstadt’s Helm
o Black Witch Robe
• Raised effect of:
o Stone Ring
• Changed so the effect does not apply to spells:
o Red Tearstone Ring
• Raised defense against enemies in offline play only (multiplayer not affected)
o Ring of Steel Protection
• Lowered effect of:
o Clear Bluestone Ring +2
• Raised casting time and lowered strength of:
o Soul Spear
• Raised casting time, lowered strength, raised required magic slots, and raised usage count for:
o Crystal Soul Spear
• Lowered effectiveness of:
o Strong Magic Shield
• Lowered damage of:
o Soul Geyser
o Soul Shower
o Lightning Spear
o Great Lightning Spear
o Sunlight Spear
o Emit Force
o Blinding Bolt
o Heavenly Thunder
o Fire Whip
o Affinity
o Scraps of Life
o Resonant Soul
o Great Resonant Soul
• Spells “Sacred Oath” and “Bountiful Sunlight”
o Casting this on one’s self will now diffuse all support effects
o Having it cast by someone else will not diffuse other support effects
o Casting spells on yourself to create other support effects after having these used will diffuse the effect of the above spells
(players cannot use the effects of these spells in conjunction with other effects from spells they cast on themselves)
• Spells “Numbness” and “Resonant Flesh”
o Casting this on one’s self will now diffuse all support effects
o Casting spells on yourself to create other support effects after having these used will diffuse the effect of the above spells
(players cannot use the effects of these spells in conjunction with other effects from spells they cast on themselves)

It’s also speculated that the update will contain the “Crown of the Iron King” due to its size, which should please fans that are looking for more enemies to slay.

You can check out our review of Dark Souls II here, where our own Dan O. mentions, “It is a world of subtle truths that seemingly removes the designer’s guiding hand, leaving a world that is not only cold and unforgiving, but one that is rewarding in its most pure form.”

[Source: Namco Bandai (tumblr), Gameranx]