If you have yet to preorder Dark Souls II, you are missing out on a huge opportunity to get a ton of free stuff. The “Black Armor” edition is simply a limited edition version of the game you get for free if you preorder while supplies last. It includes a metal tin and soundtrack – JUST FOR PREORDERING. Supplies are running out so if you’re a ‘Souls’ fan, absolutely get on it.
As an extra incentive, as if you needed it, the Dark Souls Facebook announced that they will be giving vouchers for the 'Black Armor Weapons Pack.' These packs include 5-various weapons and shields for your character from the start of the game. Each looks more grotesque than the one before.
Before the rage overtakes you, FromSoftware knows what they are doing here. Yes you’ll start with some neat weapons and shields, BUT they are all items you can get in the game without the voucher. I can’t speak on the strength of these items at the start, but I’m assuming they are more skins for weapons than overpowered tools of destruction. You can get the Drake Sword early in Dark Souls, and we all know it’s actually garbage.
I’m going to post the item descriptions below simply because I love lore and they posted it – making it easy! Enjoy.
Black Flamestone Dagger and Black Flamestone Parma – A dagger and shield encrusted in Black Flamestone both found in the Gutter at Black Gulch. Even though they are heavier than a normal dagger and shield, the Flamestone crystal’s unique properties make the dagger extremely sharp and give the shield high resistance to damage.
Yellow Quartz Long Sword and Yellow Quartz Shield – A straight sword and small shield hardened with yellow quartz both uncovered at the bottom of the Iron Keep. Even though these items can break easily due to their high level of corrosion, they are exceptionally light and their power to inflict damage has not declined.
Bound Hand Axe and Bound Wooden Shield – A brutal hand axe and shield found in the Undead Purgatory. Both items are wrapped in chains and thorns to cause additional bleeding on enemies. Both the axe and shield have diminished in overall slashing power but their ability to deliver pain has been deliberately increased.
Homunculus Mace and Homunculus Wooden Shield – A mace and shield with spherical protrusions found in Aldia’s Keep. Although heavier than normal maces and shields, the hard protrusions greatly increase the striking power of the mace as well as the shield’s defensive capabilities.
Transgressor’s Staff and Transgressor’s Leather Shield – A staff and leather shield entwined with an unknown and seemingly lackluster element; these items are found in the Dark Chasm of Old. They have become a catalyst for sorcery and hex and cause an effect known as Darkness.missed it.