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Rolling is a gameplay element in Dark Souls.

Fast RollEdit

Players have a fast roll if their equipment weight is 25% or less of their maximum equipment load. Within the fast rolling category, there are four categories:[1]

  1. Fastest fast roll - At which the player is at 0%.
  2. Fast fast roll - At which the player is between 0% ~ 8.333% (0 and 1/12) of their maximum equipment load.
  3. Medium fast roll - At which the player is between 8.333% ~ 16.667% (1/12 and 1/6) of their maximum equipment load.
  4. Slow fast roll - At which the player is between 16.667% ~ 25% (1/6 and 1/4) of their maximum equipment load.

The difference between these rolls is not the speed of the roll itself, but the recovery time between them. Fast rolls have nearly no ending lag and grant the greatest amount of invincibility frames. An enhanced version of the fast roll can be obtained by wearing the Dark Wood Grain Ring.

Medium RollEdit

Players have a medium roll if their equipment weight is 25%~50% of their maximum equipment load. Just like the fast roll, there are several different categories that affect speed of recovery after the roll:[2]

  1. Fastest medium roll - At which the player is between 25% and 33.3% (1/4 and 1/3) of their maximum equipment load.
  2. Average medium roll - At which the player is between 33.3% and 41.6% (1/3 and 5/12) of their maximum equipment load.
  3. Slow medium roll - At which the player is between 41.6% and 50% (5/12 and 1/2) of their maximum equipment load.

Medium rolls possess almost as many invincibility frames as fast rolling, per roll.

Slow RollEdit

Players have a slow roll if their equipment weight is 50%~100% of their maximum equipment load.

Slow rolls feature moderate ending lag and have almost no invincibility frames. 

Should 100% equipment load be exceeded, the player simply cannot roll and staggers if attempting to do so.

TriviaEdit

  • While special attacks, such as running and jumping attacks, deal increased damage, unique attacks initiated from a roll can deal less damage than the standard weak attack, but with many weapons such as straight swords, the attack will be unleashed incredibly fast.

VideosEdit

Dark Souls Science - there are FOUR different fast roll speeds

Dark Souls Science - there are FOUR different fast roll speeds

ReferencesEdit

  1. Video showcasing fast roll speeds.
  2. Video showcasing medium roll speeds.
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