This represents the careful and tense gameplay of. I've been recently reading up on the lore, and it is incredible, and with the influx of new players (Switch), I feel that a daily thread about a random NPC, area, or whatever could be fun. [2] Miyazaki created the character of Solaire in order to bring recognition to the gesture and make it more popular, purposely positioning him as a "champion" who is the first truly helpful NPC that most players see in the game. Latest posts by Joshua 'NantenJex' Goldie, is one of the most iconic series yet to make its way into, . Solaire claims to be an adherent of Lord of Sunlight. Easy to use and dependable, but unlikely to live up to its grandiose name. is, he would be a surprising addition to the roster to be sure, but an interesting one nonetheless. The talisman of Solaire of Astora, the Knight of Sunlight, is decorated with a holy symbol, illustrated by Solaire himself. u/IGunsoul. The remaster was even announced through a Nintendo Direct, and crucially, Solaire himself is getting an amiibo to coincide with the game’s release. Tosses the enemy above while hitting them with a two-handed slash. Even Anastasia, the bonfire keeper, is quite normal. He speaks of willingly becoming an Undead so that he could search for his own sun. Charges forward with his shield and quickly follows up with a thrust with his sword. [14], "Solaire" redirects here. General documentation and help section. Lending a hand to the player through various tough battles, Solaire quickly makes friends with the player as they continue to cross paths on their perilous journeys. Terms of Service - what you can, what you should not etc. Waves his shield in front of himself, reflecting projectiles and nullifying melee attacks by pushing the enemy back. , where any mistake could be a grave one. With his Down Special, Oath of Sunlight, which buffs his attack and defense, he can survive for long amounts of time while dishing out tons of damage. Daily Lore Thread, let's talk about Solaire of Astora! Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under. If you want to ask him any questions then you can find him on his twitter: @KenithTG. One element of the series that helped cement its pop culture status is the unique characters that appear in each game. Sunlight Shield Shield of Solaire of Astora, Knight of Sunlight. Ever since the announcement of his amiibo for Dark Souls Remastered, many people have tossed around the idea of Solaire being in Smash, mostly as a joke, but I hope that I have demonstrated that Solaire isn’t just a meme pick – he’s a legitimate contender. Similar to his up tilt. Solaire’s palettes all come from significant characters in the original, . The following characters hail from Astora: Astora's Straight Sword Press J to jump to the feed. [6] The mission to save Solaire was called one of the 20 most unique sidequests in video game history by GamesRadar+, saying that "if there ever was an NPC worth saving, it would be him". Everything about Solaire’s character made him stand out: his upbeat personality, his power as a summoned Phantom, and of course, his obsession with the Sun, ultimately making him an iconic aspect of the series. This was my complete take on Solaire’s hypothetical fighting style should he ever be summoned into Super Smash Bros. Unfortunately, other than their proud heritage, these people are quite normal human beings. Kneels down with his sword stuck in the ground and his head resting on it. Clutches his talisman and warps in any direction he chooses. Raises his sword skyward and is cast in golden light that raises his attack and defense. Rises from a summoning sign and does the ‘Praise the Sun’ gesture before equipping his sword and shield. Slower than Homeward but the explosion launches enemies far. Leans forward and thrusts his sword diagonally. He is an exceptionally skilled warrior who purposefully became Undead so he could visit Lordran in his quest to find a sun of his own. Maybe Anastasia tried to tell the people of Astora this, but they cut her tongue out for blasphemy. He is a cheerful and powerful knight who does not let the crumbling world affect his mood. Solaire: "Knight Solaire of Astora is a Warrior of Sunlight bound to a quest of finding his own "sun", for which he became undead." Solaire of Astora is a Knight of Sunlight who will help the player in many different areas. He is a cheerful and powerful knight who does not let the crumbling world affect his mood. So while Dark Souls’ legacy lies mostly with gaming as a whole, its history will soon be part of Nintendo’s as well. Solaire is a normal human, who has trained himself to achieve incredible prowess in order to "find his sun". The spear can be slightly angled up or down. Instead of raising his stats, heals himself for 5% over the course of five seconds. Secondly, Solaire has the two miracles, Lightning Spear and Force, the former of which creates a javelin of electricity that is thrown at enemies, and latter pushes them away. Based on the ability to attack from behind shields using spears. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Solaire of Astora is an incredibly skilled Undead who travelled to Lordran during the time of the Chosen Undead and the fading of the Flame. I know he had a very interesting story, I just would like to hear it once again. Two consecutive, two-handed sword slashes. His shield blocks projectiles similar to Link. Slowly performs the ‘Praise the Sun’ gesture once more. Decorated with a holy symbol, but Solaire illustrated it himself, and it has no divine powers of its own. Thrusts downwards with his sword while hiding behind his shield. Lasts for about six seconds. Solaire of Astora is a fictional knight from the 2011 action role-playing game Dark Souls.He has received a great deal of popularity amongst fans for his unusually friendly and helpful demeanor, as well as his signature gesture, "Praise the Sun", which involves holding up both arms up in a Y-shape with palms facing outward while standing on tiptoes.He is voiced by Daniel Flynn. This guest article was written by SG fan Kenith. Perhaps as we speak, Masahiro Sakurai is preparing to put this sun-worshipping hero to the test. [1] He was also called a "total badass" by Eurogamer. Acceptingly claps for the winning player facing forwards. This represents the careful and tense gameplay of Dark Souls, where any mistake could be a grave one. Astora is a refined land that is home to high ranking elite knights, superior loyalty and skilled craftsmen. Although Solaire himself only appears in the original. A community dedicated to Dark Souls I, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360/One, and Switch (Remastered). Based on the second of hit of the Sunlight Straight Sword’s strong attack combo.