Binoculars

Binoculars

Binoculars are used to peer at distant sights,
A rare tool crafted in Volgen. These won't help you in battle, but with a little creativity, can be put to good use.

Binoculars are a special tool item in Dark Souls 2.

 

 

Usage

  • Equip them in a weapon slot, and use the the light attack button to look through them.
    • It is still possible to look and move around (albeit much slower) while using them.
  • The most practical use is for enabling first-person aiming for lining up projectiles.
    • Particularly useful for sorceries and hexes whos range extends beyond that of your lock-on. Simply look through the Binoculars and line up your desired target exactly in the middle of the screen, then cast your projectile, and it should travel exactly on target.
      • It's possible to get extra damage out of your projectiles this way, by aiming at the target's head to deal bonus headshot damage (only works on certain humanoid enemies with little to no head armor). This is applicable with any projectile, like spells, arrows, and throwables.
    • Video tutorial of aiming spells

 

Location

  • Majula, on a ledge just off to the side of the pathway to the Forest of Fallen Giants.
  • The optimal way to reach these is to head towards Things Betwixt from Majula or vice versa and look towards the cliff for a drop off area. There you will find a cleric sacred chime and a morning star on a body behind you. Following the path will lead towards a dead body with the binoculars on them.

 

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    • Anonymous

      I noticed a weird glitch with these today; sometimes when zooming in, rather than staying zoomed in, the camera will constantly zoom in and out while your character model rapidly flails around. I don't know what the exact circumstances to cause it were, but it only started happening after I clicked the share button on my PS4 controller.

      • Anonymous

        The only souls game with realistic binocular physics
        (seriously, why does it take a whole year to use them in the other two games?)

        • Anonymous

          There seems to be some kind of sprinting speed exploit with using binoculars in the non-SotFS version. Theres a speedrun on youtube where the player runs extremely fast barely using any stamina after using the binoculars to zoom in quickly.

          • Anonymous

            Why do you need binochulors to aim spells it is stupid if someone wants to play without the help from internet he will never find them

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