Soul Collection Method
The best method I have found so far for collecting souls is using the following equipment : Joyeuse, Three 7s, Soul Eater Ring and 9 Ghost Dancer souls.
Use my previous hint to get the Gold Ring and the Three 7s armor if you do not already have them. When you have the gold ring, just smash lots of candles to get money to buy the Soul Eater Ring. Once you have the Soul Eater Ring, you can start to collect the nine Ghost Dancer souls.
Use the portal to go to the Dark Chapel, and head outside of the portal room. The ghost dancers will be dancing through the air right outside the portal room. Equip the Three 7s Armor and the Soul Eater Ring and start killing the Ghost Dancers. Make sure you keep killing the ghost dancers until you have nine of their souls.
At this point, you should equip the nine Ghost Dancer souls to make the rest of the soul collecting here easier. After that, use the map and head up into the hallway two floors above the portal room. In here, defeat the Great Armors until you get one of their souls.
After you get a Great Armor soul, cross through the room they're in and into the next, and go up into the next room. Use the floating platform and a double jump to reach the platform high above the floor and get the long sword. Then go back to the portal and take it to the Demon Guest House. Just outside the portal room is a killer clown. Kill him repeatedly until you get a soul.
After you get the killer clown soul, take the portal to the Garden Of Madness. Exit the portal and climb up until you get into the large room, then head right into the room just outside the sealed room in the center of the castle. You need to get the mollusca's soul, so chop at it's eyes to kill it as many times as necessary. Be careful not to let it touch you, because it's poisonous.
After you get the soul, take the portal to the lost village, go all the way to the bottom of the area and enter the left room. Use the Great Armor soul to make the long sword into a Fragarach, use the Mollusca souls to make that a hrunting, and then use the Killer Clown soul to make that a Joyeuse.
Now when you need to go get a soul, just equip the Joyeuse, Three 7s Armor, Soul Eater Ring, and the nine Ghost Dancer souls. The Soul Eater Ring increases the appearance of souls, and with everything else, your luck is raised by 38!
Added by: naraku2099 Sep 27th 2006, ID#1346