What Is Demon’s Souls? (Demon’s Souls Cheats and Tips)
Demon’s Souls was the title that started up the Souls series. As such, it can be considered the forerunner for not just Dark Souls and its sequels but also Soulslikes as a whole. Now, Demon’s Souls has been remade as a launch title for the PS5, thus providing interested individuals with a new way to experience it.
What Are Some Tips for Demon’s Souls?
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Understand the Starting Classes (Demon’s Souls Cheats and Tips)
Interested individuals should choose a starting class based on how they want to play through Demon’s Souls. The classes aren’t set in stone, meaning that they can swerve when it comes to character-building. However, they won’t be able to get started on that until they have beaten the first boss, so the choice of starting class can have some very important consequences. After all, there are a lot of people who have struggled with the first boss in either a Souls or a Soulslike, which is why they should put their best foot forward for Demon’s Souls.
Generally speaking, the Royalty class is the recommended choice for beginners because it starts out with Soul Arrow plus the Silver Catalyst, the Silver Coronet, and the Fragrant Ring. Soul Arrow is important because it is a ranged magical attack that packs enough power to one-shot a lot of the earlier enemies. In other words, it enables the player to be effective while remaining further out of harm’s way. Meanwhile, both the Silver Catalyst and the Silver Coronet boost maximum MP, thus enabling interested individuals to shoot more Soul Arrows before running out. As for the Fragrant Ring, it enables the slow regeneration of MP, thus enabling players with patience to save a lot of resources. Having said this, the Royalty class does have downsides, seeing as how it comes with both low health and low stamina.
For someone who isn’t sure what they want to play, they should consider the Knight class. Its status as the all-rounder means that it excels in nothing. However, the Knight’s decent defensive stats combined with the Fluted Set armor should enable the player to survive long enough to figure out how they want to develop their character. Something that will be much easier because their status as the all-rounder will facilitate development in a number of different directions. Be warned that the Knight class has one issue in that its luck is low, which can cause interested individuals to lose out on loot.
Similarly, those who are feeling cautious might want to check out the Temple Knight class. It comes with higher faith but lower magic and lower intelligence compared to the Knight class. As such, it is appropriate that it starts out with the Heal Miracle, which provides the class with an extra margin of safety by enabling the player to heal at anytime and anyplace so long as they have the MP to power it. Besides this, the Temple Knight class also comes with a Halberd as well as Mirage Set armor, both of which are excellent choices for more defensive-minded players. After all, even if enemies manage to get through the Halberd’s long reach, the Mirage Set armor should enable interested individuals to survive some extra hits. Be warned that the Halberd’s long reach can be a liability in tight spaces where it can’t be swung very well.
There Is No Real Way to Respec (Demon’s Souls Cheats and Tips)
On a related note, players should get a good idea of how they want to build their character sooner rather than later. This is because Demon’s Souls lacks a real respec option like the ones found in Dark Souls II and III, meaning that too much experimentation can cause them to build a character that is good at absolutely nothing. Theoretically, players can still beat the game with such characters. However, they can expect much more frustration out of the process if they engage in careless character-building.
Moving on, the closest thing to respecing in Demon’s Souls involves de-leveling. For those who are curious, a player will lose one level if they die via the environment while invading another player. As a result, if they do this over and over, they can drop a lot of levels for the purpose of building them back up. The problem is that interested individuals will lose their invested souls in the process, meaning that rebuilding will entail a lot of extra grinding. Amusingly, the final boss has a specific attack that can remove a level as well. However, if interested individuals have managed to make it that far with a sub-optimal character, they should probably just grin and bear it rather than resort to such a desperate measure at such a late point in the game.
Be Careful of What You Are Wearing and What You Are Carrying
The weight of equipment is a serious concern in Demon’s Souls because the player is going to start seeing sluggish rolls if they exceed half of their equip weight. Something that isn’t going to do wonders for their survival chances against a wide range of enemies under a wide range of circumstances. The weight of items causes a similar problem. However, the remake offers the player the ability to send items from their inventory to their storage from anywhere, meaning that this particular problem can be solved by just doing some inventory clean-up from time to time.
Some Bosses Are Puzzle Bosses (Demon’s Souls Cheats and Tips)
Souls titles have a reputation for tough bosses. As a result, it can be difficult for interested individuals to tell if they are struggling because they haven’t mastered the mechanics or if they are struggling because they are going about the boss fight in the wrong way. The latter is important because there are a number of Demon’s Souls bosses that are actually puzzle bosses, meaning that players might be missing some kind of item or some kind of trick that can be used to overcome them.
As for the result, the standard strategy for action game bosses apply, which is to say, interested individuals should observe the boss’s patterns, come up with counters to those patterns, and then use those counters to get in hits without getting so greedy that they get punished for it. Aggressive button-mashing is pretty much always a bad idea because bosses are almost always capable of outlasting the player in a head-on slugging match.
This glitch requires another player and a way to manually backup the saved game data. The easiest way to manually backup the saved game data is by uploading it to the PlayStation Plus cloud service. Then, start the game, and have the other player join your world through the password system. Next, enter your inventory and start dropping any items you want to duplicate, including weapons, grass, spice. Have the other player collect them. Then, close the game, download your original save file, and you will now have the original items you dropped. The other player will still have the items you dropped as well. Exchange whichever items between players, save, and repeat the process as many times as desired.
Use a Gold Coin while speaking to the Maiden in Black as her Luck-boosting effect is active. The Gold Coin applies a temporary luck increase. With the two effects combined, it causes the game to glitch and the player’s Luck starts multiplying infinitely. The Blueblood Sword is the only weapon in the game whose damage (both physical and magical) scales with luck. Craft the Blueblood Sword —- and raise your Strength, Dexterity, Magic, and Luck to 18 in order to swing it. Then, do the Gold Coin trick with the Maiden in Black to be able to one-hit kill all enemies in the game, including bosses. Also, all rare drops will now be guaranteed.
Note: To reset the glitch, get Soul Sucked by Allant and die. If your luck is not that high (around 3,000), you can get 9,999,999 souls from the bloodstain. Additionally, this glitch was performed on an unpatched version of the game. It will eventually get patched. To avoid not being able to use this exploit, either do not install new patches before using this exploit or delete the patches. You can avoid patches being installed by disconnecting from the internet until you are ready for the game to install new patches.
A great place to farm souls at the start of the game is the Shrine Of Storms. Make sure to equip a blunt weapon like a mace, or obtain the Falchion, which is located past the first skeletons, through the interior and out to a balcony guarded by a difficult Black Skeleton. You do not have to fight it. Simply grab the Falchion. Even if you die, you will keep it. Reach 4-2 by defeating the Adjudicator. As long as you have a bow, this boss is easy —- just shoot arrows from the upper floor near the stairs/fog door at the glowing bird. You will also need arrows in 4-2. Just past the archstone, you will encounter special Reaper enemies. Shoot them with arrows to kill them —- one Reaper will drop 4,000 souls when defeated. The ghosts they summon will also die, which is why they are worth so many souls. Then, simply kill yourself and repeat this process as many times as desired.
Another great place to farm souls is the 4-3 (Storm King) boss arena. You first need to complete the Shrine Of Storms and obtain the Storm Ruler. With the Storm Ruler, you can easily defeat the flying enemies in the sky and get 20,000+ souls per run. The only problem is that this takes some time. The Shrine Of Storms is difficult for beginning players, but it is also a great place to clear first just for the high amount of souls you can earn by defeating enemies.
Interact with the statue in The Nexus, where the player spawns in, to enable Fractured mode by offering 25,000 souls.
Penetrator armor set
There is a mystery locked door past the Tower’s Knight Archstone in 1-3 in Boletarian Palace. You can interact with the door, but getting the key requires Ceramic Coins. The locked door is found behind an illusory wall. First, collect 26 Ceramic Coins and trade them to Sparkly the Crow in 3-1 to obtain the Rusted Key. Ceramic Coins only spawn in Fractured mode. Use the Rusted Key to unlock the mystery door and find the Penetrator armor set behind the door. This armor is exclusive to the Demon’s Souls Remake, and works well with the Penetrator sword. The Ceramic Coins are only useful for trading to Sparkly in 3-1. Note: Ceramic Coins can also be saved up over multiple playthroughs.
Getting the Cling Ring
The Cling Ring causes you to only lose 25% of your maximum health when in soul form, instead of 50%. That means you will retain 75% of your health with the Cling Ring equipped. It is highly recommended to obtain this item at the start of the game. It is located in the first area of Boletarian Palace. Climb the tower wall in 1-1 of Boletarian Palace. At the top of the wall, you will find a fog door near a Blue-Eyes Knight. Proceed past the fog door, and take the stairs down until you reach a shortcut lever. The Cling Ring is on a nearby corpse. It is one of the most useful rings found early in the game, and it makes the punishing soul form feature a little more manageable. Simply giving yourself an instant 25% HP boost is enough to help you explore much further into some of the challenging later levels.
New armor sets, shields, and rings locations
There are some new armor sets, shields, and rings exclusive to the Demon’s Souls Remake. Search the indicated locations to find the new armor sets, shields, and rings in Demon’s Souls.
Ring Of Longevity
The Ring Of Longevity increases your max HP when equipped. It is a Digital Deluxe Edition pre-order bonus that can be acquired from Stockpile Thomas in the Nexus. If you did not pre-order, there is another way to get the ring. Go to 4-1 (Shrine Of Storms), and reach the highest hill of the level. There is a tall tree in this area where you will hear a crow. You can drop items here and come back later to trade. If you drop Pure Bladestone at the base of the tree, you can return later to obtain the Ring Of Longevity. You can find Pure Bladestone in 4-2 (Adjudicator archstone) —- the Black Skeleton enemies will drop it. The Black Skeletons wield two swords and have red glowing eyes.
Note: This may only appear in Pure Black World Tendency. This is a special ring that provides higher mobility in deep water. The ring is located in 3-2 (Upper Latria) —- take the left path at the first fork, go up the stairs to the top of the tower. Cross the bridge on the left, go up the stairs, and into another tower straight ahead. Proceed up the tower, riding the elevator, and up more stairs. At the top of the stairs, you will reach a landing. Go on the walkway to the left to reach a platform with metal cage lifts and a large fire in the center. Ride the left cage lift down to the swamp. At the bottom, go behind the cage lift, and look right for a path (near the gross tentacle) until you find a dead body with the Sodden ring.
Ring Of Uneven Scales
The Ring Of Uneven Scales increases how much weight you can carry in your inventory burden, but lowers the amount of weight you can carry in your equip burden. Like the Ring Of Longevity, you can trade Sparkly the Crow for it. Go to 4-1 (Shrine Of Storms), and reach the upper hill. There is a large tree with a crow making noise —- drop a Gold Coin at the base of the tree, then leave and return to find the Ring Of Uneven Scales. The Gold Coin can be found as a rare drop from the Fat Official enemy type.
The Burrower’s armor set has high Poison Resistance, and only found in the Demon’s Souls Remake. It is found in 2-2 (Armor Spider archstone), near the Firelurker’s mist door. On the path, you will reach a river of lava —- walk along the edge to find the Burrower’s armor set.
This armor set allows you to look like the famous Fat Official —- the jovial fire-throwing creeps from the original Demon’s Souls. To acquire all the parts of this set, you need to find and loot multiple different Fat Official enemies from different archstones.
Official’s Cap: In 1-3 (Tower Knight archstone), it is found behind the huge gate.
Official’s Leggings/Gloves: In 2-1 (Stonefang Tunnel), defeat the Fat Official in this area and loot the body.
Official’s Clothes: In 2-2 (Armor Spider archstone), defeat the Fat Official in the next area of the map and loot the body.
This is another Digital Deluxe Edition pre-order bonus you can earn in-game by finding Sparkly the Crow. Go to 2-1 (Shrine Of Storms), and drop the Rune Shield to get the Hoplite Shield in return. Leave the area and return to find the shield. You can find the Rune Shield by defeating the Black Phantom in 1-4 (Penetrator archstone). Alternatively, you can find the Rune Shield/Rune Sword in 3-2 (Upper Latria) right before the Maneater boss fog door. Below the stairs to the arena are jars that can be smashed. Smash them all to find these items.
Recommended level order
After completing the first section (1-1) of Boletarian Palace and defeating the Phalanx boss, you can explore any of the four additional Archstones. Complete each of the four Archstones to unlock the path through Boletarian Palace, eventually leading to the final boss. The following is the recommended Archstone order.
At the start of the game, it is recommended to complete the starting levels in the following order: 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 4-1, 3-1, 5-1. Note: While the boss of 2-2 is very difficult, 2-2 is an important area for upgrade materials if you are a normal knight build. Go there early to get lots of materials. Depending on your build, you may want to visit other areas first based on the types of upgrade materials you will find. The following are some tips for the starting levels.
After completing 1-1, proceed through 1-2. The boss is beatable, and the area is short.
Proceed to 2-1 next. You will find lots of upgrade materials in 2-1 and 2-2 for STR/basic gear for the knight class.
The Blacksmith is in 2-1. He is important — so do not miss him.
Before proceeding to 4-1, get a blunt weapon or run through the skeletons and collect the Crescent Falchion.
5-1 contains an easy boss, but the area is very challenging. You can find a Blessed Mace in this area if you have a Faith build.
The middle part of the game gets much trickier. The recommended order for the mid-levels is: 4-2, 4-3, 2-2, 2-3, 3-2, 3-3. The Shrine Of Storms has relatively easy boss fights, as long as you know the tricks to defeating them. Make sure to enter 2-2 early and start collecting upgrade materials. 2-2 contains many useful items — so make sure to carefully explore. However, do not expect to complete it until later. The Firelurker is one of the toughest bosses in the game. The area itself is a maze. Do not worry about dying, as you can still keep any items you collect. The following are some tips for the mid-levels.
The Adjudicator boss is easy to defeat with a bow or any ranged weapon.
The Old Hero is a blind boss. Keep your equipment weight low, or equip the Thief’s Ring, and he will have a much harder time finding you. Attack when he loses you.
The Firelurker is a very difficult boss. You must have a quick roll to defeat him. Roll through his attacks.
The Fool’s Idol is a trick boss. Find the path to the upper walkway or you will keep facing a constantly respawning boss.
The final bosses for all of these areas are trick battles. You need to use the gear and environment to defeat them. To defeat the boss of 3-3, simply disable online to make the battle much easier.
The swamp contains pretty simple boss fights, but the areas are quite challenging. It is recommended to save the swamp for last —- and saving the Penetrator for last. He is a very difficult boss that cannot be defeated without a lot of battle experience. The recommended order for the final levels is: 1-3, 5-2, 5-3, 1-4. The following are some tips for the final levels.
Penetrator is a hard boss. A spear/tower shield combo helps — or you can use a stream of Fire Spray or Soul Ray to defeat him at range.
The boss of 5-3 has a powerful knight protector. His shield does not protect him against fire magic, and learning to parry his attacks makes him easy to defeat.
The final boss can steel your souls. Bring plenty of healing grass to make the battle easier.