Level up quickly and obtain some of the best equipment with these tips.
Farming Souls will be key in just about every aspect of Demon’s Souls, whether it’s in the beginning or later on. Souls are required to level up and increase stats, possibly providing an against some bosses. Of course, you might also want increase specific stats to use certain weapons. Keep in mind that more Souls are earned with a Pure Black World Tendency or lower World Tendency.
With that in mind, you’ll want to head to the Tower Knight Archstone. There will be two Blue Eye Knights that can be killed for 500 Souls each. Then head to the tunnel to kill three soldiers with crossbows. Return to the Nexus, then back to this Archstone and repeat for some easy Souls. You can even net some Half Moon Grass for healing.
Another method, which is good for later in the game, is to kill Storm Beasts with charged attacks from the Storm Ruler (earned from beating the Storm King). They give a cool 1270 Souls each. Simply warp to the Old Hero Archstone and then take the right path to find them. To make things easier, use the Thief’s Ring (which is a good all-purpose ring) to be sneaky and the Ring of Avarice for receiving more Souls per slain foe.
Best Armor Sets and Their Locations
There are a variety of different armor sets in the game but some are obviously better than others. Let’s take a look at a few and how to get them.
Best Rings and Their Locations
Whether you’re alive or dead, the Eternal Warrior’s Ring is impossible to resist. Along with increasing stamina regeneration rate to 8 points per second, it will also reduce the amount of time required to completely recharge the stamina bar by one second. This applies to you regardless of the armor set equipped – you don’t need me to tell why that’s so useful, especially in split-second situations. It’s dropped by Old King Doran.
Otherwise, while alive, the Thief’s Ring is great since it makes it harder for enemies to detect you. It’s found behind Ostrava in the Boletarian Palace. The Ring of Avarice is also recommended for general farming since it provides 20 percent more Souls from slain foes. It can be found in the Fool’s Idol Archstone below the boss’s tower or purchased from the Once Royal Mistress in Tower of Latria for 50,000 Souls.
The Regenerator’s Ring and Fragrant Ring are also good to have while walking around. The former recovers 4 HP per second and be found either at the Shrine of Storms near the Copper Key’s location or from Sparkly the Crow by trading it the Jade Hair Ornament. The latter recovers 1 MP every four seconds and is found in the Fool’s Idol Archstone in the swamp area, purchased from Patches for 60,000 Souls or from Sparkly the Crow by trading the Brass Telescope. You can also start the game with it by choosing the Royalty class.
Otherwise, after becoming a Soul (aka post-death), the Cling Ring is well worth having. It increases your max HP in this form (providing 75 percent instead of 50 percent of your total max HP), though that depends on the World and Character Tendency. It’s found in the Boletarian Palace near the Blue Eye Knight.
Regardless of being alive or dead, make sure to switch out rings depending on the boss. If a boss primarily relies on magic damage, for example, use the Ring of Magical Dullness for 20 percent increased magic defense (though keep in mind that it reduces your own magic attack power by 40 percent). This is found in the Valley of Defilement or by trading a Phosphorescent Pole to Sparkly the Crow.
Finally, when helping someone out as a Blue Phantom, equip the Ally’s Ring for a whopping 20 percent increased damage overall. This can be obtained by speaking to The Monumental but you must have Pure White Character Tendency. Looking to invade? The Foe’s Ring is a must since it increases all damage by 20 percent as a Black Phantom – pick it up from Mephistopheles after slaying Yuria, the Witch.
Best Weapons and How to Get Them
Once again, while there are numerous weapons in the game, it’s possible to run through with a basic sword and succeed. For the more discerning warriors, these are a few of the best weapons you can find.