Builds in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake covers a combination of Stats, Equipment and Spells such as Armor, Weapons, Rings Magic Spells and Miracles. Builds are often tailored to an individual's playstyle that are efficient in different situations such as being an offensive DPS, defensive tank, balanced type of player, etc. Feel free to join and add your own builds below by clicking "edit" on the top right of this page.

You can visit the PvE Builds for builds that focus around beating the game and PvP Builds for builds designed to fight other players.

Builds in Demon's Souls

Soul Mage Build Guide: Beginner Mage Build

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Soul Mage Build uses Magic to take down enemies effectively. This Build is particularly good for beginners or new Demon’s Souls players, as it allows them to kill targets safely at a distance without having to learn their movesets. If you've been looking for a Mage Build, then check this one out.

Gloom Knight Build Guide: Beginner Melee Build

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Gloom Knight Build uses a Shield and Spear to pick off enemies. This Build is particularly good for beginners or new Demon’s Souls players, as it allows them to kill targets safely while holding Block. If you are looking for a melee build that keeps you safely behind a shield, try this one out.

 

Moonlight Valkyrie Build Guide: Beginner PvP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Moonlight Valkyrie Build uses the now legendary weapon Large Sword of Moonlight. This Build is particularly good for beginners who wish to PvP, or for those who like to co-op and ward off invaders. It can also be used effectively in PvE because of its high Magic Damage.

Soul Samurai Build Guide: Beginner Dex

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Soul Samurai Build is a Dexterity Build that focuses on high damage using an Uchigatana and Bow. If you’ve been looking for a good starter Dexterity Build then you’ll want to check out this one.

 

Cursed Dragon Build Guide: Beginner STR

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Cursed Dragon Build is a Strength Build that focuses on killing most enemies in one hit. It’s great for new players or veterans because it can be put together very quickly, and makes more challenging enemies a bit easier. This is a Beginner Strength Build, and is not optimized for NG+ and beyond

Blueblood Spellsword Build Guide: Advanced Luck

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Blueblood Spellsword Build is a Luck Build that uses the Blueblood Sword and Spells. It isn’t an easy weapon to put together, so this Build is not necessarily recommended for those just beginning Demon’s Souls, but is intended for those somewhat new to the game that have a grasp of the game’s mechanics.

 

Soul Sentinel Build Guide: Expert Co-Op

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Blue Sentinel Build is a Build that focuses on very high damage, from the earliest parts of the game by using Demonbrandt and Pure White Character Tendency, with even higher damage while being summoned as a Blue Phantom. If you’re a huge fan of co op, and you want to be useful right out of the gate, then this is an excellent Build for you.

Arcane Archer Build Guide: Advanced Bow

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Arcane Archer Build is a Build that focuses on very high damage from far away using a Bow, with even higher damage while being summoned as a Blue Phantom. If you’ve been looking for a Bow Build to carry you through the game, or you like to Co Op a lot (or both), then this is the Build for you. This is a more advanced Build and is not intended for new players, due to the glass cannon-like nature of it.

 

Holy Paladin Build Guide: Advanced Faith

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Holy Paladin Build is a Build that focuses on high Magic Damage, as well as very good survive ability through Miracles and HP Regeneration. If you’ve been looking for a Build that’s extremely tough to kill, and has something for just about every situation, then this is the Build for you.

Death Cleaver Build Guide: Beginner PvP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Death Cleaver Build is a PvP Build that does staggering damage very early on in the game, allowing you to often one or two shot most hosts. If you like to invade other players and you want to do so very very quickly with a high chance of success, then this Beginner PvP Build might just be what you’re looking for.

 

Homing Soul Samurai Build Guide: Battlemage PvP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Homing Soul Samurai Build is a variant of the Soul Samurai Build that uses Magic in addition to the Uchigatana. If you’ve been looking for a good hybrid Build that uses Magic, but also dishes out respectable damage with your weapon then you might want to check this Build out.

 

 

Immortal Renewal Knight (PVE)
Sorceror's Fervor (PVE)
Conan the Barbarian (PVE)
Fear the Blueblood (PVE)
Battlemage (PVP)
The Executioner (PVP)
The Bone Doctor
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Immortal Renewal Knight

Author: Holoyolot

Introduction

Type: PvE

Recommended Starting Class: Temple Knight

Recommended Soul Level: ???

This build is excellent for keeping yourself alive in the game, most of the items that you'll have equipped will grant a regenerating property towards your HP. The high vitality of this build gives you amazing survivability, but it also means you won't be deleveling so keep that in mind before making it

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

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Vitality

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Intelligence

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Endurance

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Strength

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Magic
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Faith
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Luck
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Equipment

Right Hand 1: +5 Blessed Weapon

Right Hand 2: Large Sword of Moonlight +

Left Hand 1: Adjudicator's Shield +5

Left Hand 2: Talisman of God

Ring 1: Regenerator's Ring

Ring 2: Ring of Great Strength

Head: Mirdan Helmet

Chest: Mirdan Scale Mail

Gloves: Mirdan Gauntlets

Legs: Mirdan Leggings

Spells

Magic Spells

None

Miracles

Regeneration

 

 

Immortal Renewal Build Equipment

We are aiming to stack as much regeneration as possible in order to keep our health going up and up. The Regenerator's Ring grants 4 HP/sec, Adjudicator's Shield +5 provides 8 HP/sec, a fully upgraded blessed weapon grants 6 HP/sec, while using the Regeneration miracle can regenerate a max of 19 HP/sec, and in total, your character can regenerate up to 37 HP/sec.

To keep equipment weight within optimal ranges, you should look for the Mirdan Set – it is the best armor to pair up with the rest of the items that you have, as long as you have spent 27 points into Endurance, and have equipped the Ring of Great Strength. As with most builds, if you are in soul form you will likely need to one ring to the Cling Ring (allows players in phantom form to have 75% of their max HP instead of 50%).

The Immortal Renewal build is, as said above, focused on regeneration so we'll want to equip the Adjudicator's Shield that grants a regeneration effect, as well as a fully upgraded blessed weapon of your choice. Finally you want to get the Talisman of God in order to use the Regeneration miracle. Once you make it to the fifth archstone, get the Large Sword of Moonlight since it will help you do damage to shielded enemies.

Stats, Faith and Upgrading your Weapon

As you level up, keep in mind that you need to have at least 20 Faith to get a Pure Faintstone without farming. Once you have 20 faith talk to the Worshipper of God at The Nexus, and she will give you a stone that you can use to fully upgrade your blessed weapon.
Your only concern with stats after faith 20 and endurance 27 is simply to put more and more points into Vitality and reach level cap for Hit Points and Carry Weight.

Where to get Equipment

Easy Equipment

The Mirdan Set is starting equipment for the Temple Knight class or it can be purchased from the Filthy Woman in Leechmonger Archstone.

The Adjudicator's Shield is found in the Shrine of Storms, it is protected by a Black Skeleton after the second fog door

The Talisman of God is also Temple Knight starting equipment or it can be purchased from the Filthy Woman for 50000 Souls

The Large Sword of Moonlight is found in the Leechmonger Archstone where you find the nest of Phosphorescent Slugs. Hit the nest several times and multiple slugs will drop to the ground. Now go to where they've fallen and you will find the sword after defeating all the hostile slugs.

Harder Equipment

The Ring of Great Strength is dropped by Biorr, of the Twin Fangs.

The Regenerator's Ring can be traded with Sparkly the Crow if you give the Jade Hair Ornament, or found at the Shrine of Storms, along the cliff path on the other side of the tower where you get Copper Key. Roll over the broken down tower walls above it should be, near where the two archers were.

Finally the Regeneration miracle, this can be learned from Saint Urbain in exchange for a Swollen Demon's Soul.

Sorceror's Fervor

Author: Maniac2021

Introduction

Type: PvE

Recommended Starting Class: Royalty

Recommended Soul Level: ???

The Sorceror's Fervor build is a magic-focused and spell-focused build that makes full use of Homing Soul Arrow and Fireball. The objective is to be able to complete content using only magic, but the build has options for protection where you to find yourself in a melee situation.

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

Equipment

Right Hand 1: Kris Blade +5

Right Hand 2: (Crescent) Estoc

Left Hand 1: Talisman of Beasts

Left Hand 2: None

Ring 1: Ring of Magical Sharpness

Ring 2: Ring of Magical Nature or Cling Ring (Soul Form)

SetOld Raggedy Set or Venerable Sage's Set

Head: Three Cornered Hat or Venerable Sage's Hood

Chest: Old Raggedy Robes or Venerable Sage's Robe

Gloves: Old Ragged Gloves or Venerable Sage's Gloves

Legs: Old Raggedy Boots or Venerable Sage's Boots

Sorceror's Fervor Equipment

For this build, your character will rely mostly on spellcasting and using various spells and miracles. So for equipment, we will try to optimize our spell damage. A +5 Kris Blade grants +30% magic attack so it's a great choice, but you can also equip an Estoc that's been upgraded to a Crescent variation. Regardless of your weapon choice, the best equipment for this build is the Talisman of Beasts as it will allow you to cast both spells and miracles since it acts as a catalyst and talisman at the same time. This is a harder item to get because you need to defeat Black Phantom Scirvir, or complete a black character tendency quest for Mephistopheles.

For your armor,  we are looking at casting from afar and remaining highly mobile. So you want to make sure that you are able to move fast and can execute fast rolls since you're not really built for melee combat. We'll be using Light Armor and recommending either the Old Raggedy Set or the Venerable Sage's Set. The Old Raggedy Set can be found early on in Boletarian Palace and grants magical defense and plague resistance, while Venerable Sage's Set provides an additional buff towards magic defense but needs you to progress to Tower of Latria.

For Rings, you'll need the Ring of Magical Sharpness to further boost your spell damage for +20%, the Ring of Magical Nature that grants an additional magic slot, and the Eternal Warrior's Ring to increase the recovery of your stamina. As with most builds, if you are in soul form you will likely need to one ring to the Cling Ring (allows players in phantom form to have 75% of their max HP instead of 50%).

Spells

- Fireball: This is a long-range spell that deals high fire damage to enemies, especially those who are weak to the Fire element. This also grants you mobility since it has a quick cast time.

- Soul Arrow: Another long-range spell that inflicts an adequate amount of magical damage against enemies early in the game. It has a low MP cost which allows you to use it multiple times.

- Firestorm: A close-range spell that can inflict high fire damage, especially against enemies and bosses that are weak or have less resistance against Fire.

- Warding: Since you don't have enough defensive properties to your armor, you'll want to make sure you have the Warding spell to obtain a 70% physical damage reduction for 40 seconds.

- Poison Cloud: Why not dish out continuous damage to your enemies? The cloud inflicts poison to those who are within the AoE that causes 5 damage per second for 3 minutes.

- Homing Soul Arrow: This spell is a stronger variation of the Soul Arrow. It deals high magical damage and it is effective against most of the enemies and bosses you'll encounter.

Miracles

- Heal: A low MP cost that recovers your HP.

- Second Chance: Yes, you are bound to die no matter what, so casting this miracle will at least give you another shot. This revives you with 50% HP upon dying.

- Anti-Magic Field: This will help you fight against enemies that use magic. Any enemy that are near the field prevents them from casting magic.

Conan the Barbarian

Author: CONAN

Introduction

Type: PvE

Recommended Starting Class: Barbarian

Recommended Soul Level: ???

If you want a hard-hitting build that deals high damage with a focus on vit, end and strength then you may want to check this build out. The Conan the Barbarian build focuses on close-ranged melee combat, without any ranged or magical attacks. You can, however, make some small investment into Dexterity if you want to have some ranged damage without sacrificing too much melee dps.

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

Spells

Magic Spells

No Spells

Miracles

No Miracles

 

This build is a Berserker of sorts, so you will be going in Greatsword Blazing and hoping to kill everything before it kills you.

Your options for survivability will be:

a) farm and carry sufficient healing items

b) put points into faith so you can cast Second Chance or Heal. Either of these works, so experiment with healing items first.

Conan the Barbarian Build Equipment

Our weapon of choice will be the Dragon Bone Smasher or the Crushing Mirdan Hammer as they deal huge damage numbers based off your Strength stat. You can complement the build by getting the Adjudicator's Shield from Shrine of Storms and upgrading it, since at +5 it grants a HP regen of 8 HP/sec and can be very helpful to continue your relentless smashing.

You can get your Armor early in the game by challenging Old King Doran (although it will lower your World tendency to kill him). He drops the Ancient King's Set that features fantastic all-around defenses against most of the damage types except for Plague.

Ring Slots will focus on secondary stat boosts: Eternal Warrior's Ring your primary rings will be the Eternal Warrior's Ring to increase the recovery rate of your stamina (also dropped by Old King Doran). And later on once you have access to Valley of Defilement, the Ring of Magical Dullness will increase your defense against Magical attacks. As with most builds, if you are in soul form you will likely need to one ring to the Cling Ring (allows players in phantom form to have 75% of their max HP instead of 50%).

Fear the Blueblood

Author: Slash N' Dice

Introduction

Type:  PvE

Recommended Starting Class: Knight

Recommended Soul Level: ???

This is a fun and powerful build that will help you get through the game solo. Not advisable to use for pvp. It relies heavily on the Blueblood Sword.

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

Equipment

Right Hand 1: Blueblood Sword

Right Hand 2: Dark Silver Shield

Left Hand 1: Compound Long Bow

Left Hand 2: Talisman of Beasts

Ring 1: Ring of Great Strength

Ring 2: Cling Ring

Head: Fluted Helmet

Chest: Fluted Armor

Gloves: Fluted Gauntlets

Legs: Fluted Leggings

Spells

Magic Spells

Light Weapon

Miracles

Second Chance

Fear the Blueblood

This is a easy-going and simple build. The main focus is in the Blueblood Sword's combos. That's why the high endurance rating, to enable to spam the attack button, either one or two-handed. Since its damage bonus is Luck-based, it is really important to build up Luck. Dexterity, Magic and Faith are just high enough to enable you to wield the sword.

The build isn't very spell-focused, so if you plan to use Light Weapon many times, stock on Fresh Spice or Old Spice accordingly.

The only drawback is that some of the parts of the equipment required can be hard to obtain.

Equipment

The Blueblood Sword is the most important piece of equipment on this build. To obtain it you must first defeat Maiden Astraea and bring her Pureblood Demon's Soul to Blacksmith Ed, alongside a Broken Sword.

The Dark Silver Shield will be obtained after you kill Garl Vinland in 5-3.

The Compound Long Bow can be dropped by Silver Skeletons or obtained in Shrine of Storms as a treasure, past the first fog door, on a tower near a single Silver Skeleton that is shooting at you.

You can obtain the Talisman of Beasts as a Mephistopheles quest reward or if you kill the Black Phantom version of Scirvir, the Wanderer.

The rings are not as hard to obtain, you can get the Cling Ring in Boletarian Palace, past the fog gate near the Blue Eye Knight at the top of the wall. On the other hand, the Ring of Great Strength can be obtained under the Blue Dragon's tail in the Dragon Nest area, (Also in Boletarian Palace), or if you kill Biorr, of the Twin Fangs

The Fluted Set will be your starting gear as a Knight.

Battlemage

Author: Gandalf 6699

Introduction

Type: PvP 

Recommended Starting Class: Royalty

Recommended Soul Level: ???

A build that employs both Melee and Magic. Not easy to master.

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

Equipment

Right Hand 1: Moon Uchigatana +5

Right Hand 2: Kris Blade +5

Left Hand 1: Moon Uchigatana +5, Dark Silver Shield +5 or Steel Shield +10.

Left Hand 2: Talisman of Beasts

Ring 1: Foe's Ring

Ring 2: Cling Ring

Head: Monk's Head Collar

Chest: Ancient King's Breastplate if male, Binded Cross if female.

Gloves: Ancient King's Gauntlets if male, Binded Gloves if female

Legs: Ancient King's Leggings if male,  Binded Boots if female.

The Battlemage

A hard to master PVP build, granting you many options to adapt to the situation. Magic or melee, you can adapt and thrive in both to surprise your opponents with unexpected attacks. A good way to open up a fight is to use a long-range spell, if the enemy dodges, quickly rush and close the distance and surprise them with melee. Adaptability is key.

In terms of spells, you have 5 spell slots to work with. I listed what worked better for ME, but you can adjust it to your play style. Experiment and have fun.

Equipment

You can obtain the Kris Blade, at Stonefang Tunnel. On a ramp on the left of the elevator, at the end on a dead body.

You can obtain the Uchigatana, behind where the Vanguard is in Shrine of Storms.

If you don't want to dual-wield and would rather use a shield. The Dark Silver Shield will be obtained after you kill Garl Vinland in 5-3. The Steel Shield can be found after killing a large group of Scale Miners, in Stonefang Tunnel. It may also drop from Boletaria Soldier in Tower Knight Archstone.

You can obtain the Talisman of Beasts as a Mephistopheles quest reward or if you kill the Black Phantom version of Scirvir, the Wanderer.

You can get the Cling Ring in Boletarian Palace, past the fog gate near the Blue Eye Knight at the top of the wall. 

If male, you can get most parts of the armor set by defeating Old King Doran at the Boletaria Mausoleum in Boletarian Palace. In case you chose female, the Binded Cross Set is dropped by Executioner Miralda also at Boletarian Palace.

The Monk's Head Collar is a reward for killing the host when summoned as the boss by the Old Monk

The Executioner

Author: Thehuntedmademedoit

Introduction

Type: PvP 

Recommended Starting Class: Temple Knight

Recommended Soul Level: ???

A great build to start trying pvp, that doesn't demand a high soul level.

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

Equipment

Right Hand 1: Guillotine Axe

Right Hand 2: -

Left Hand 1: -

Left Hand 2: -

Ring 1: Master's Ring

Ring 2: Cling Ring

Head: Binded Hood

Chest: Binded Cross

Gloves: Binded Gloves

Legs: Binded Boots

Spells

Magic Spells

 -

Miracles

-

 

The Executioner

This build is inspired by the Npc Executioner Miralda. It is a relatively easy to create build and most of the equipment can be found by defeating the real Executioner Miralda. For roleplaying purposes, this build doesn't cast spells nor miracles.

Equipment

The Guillotine Axe is dropped by Executioner Miralda in her Black Phantom variation. On the other hand, the Binded Cross Set and the Master's Ring are dropped by body form  Executioner Miralda.

You can get the Cling Ring in Boletarian Palace, past the fog gate near the Blue Eye Knight at the top of the wall. 

 

Introduction

Type: PvP - PvE

Recommended Starting Class: ???

Recommended Soul Level: ???

Description

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Equipment

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Ring 1: ???

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Head: ???

Chest: ???

Gloves: ???

Legs: ???

Spells

Magic Spells

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Miracles

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NAME

Author: ???

Introduction

Type: PvP - PvE

Recommended Starting Class: ???

Recommended Soul Level: ???

Describe your Build

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

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Equipment

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Right Hand 2: ???

Left Hand 1: ???

Left Hand 2: ???

Ring 1: ???

Ring 2: ???

Head: ???

Chest: ???

Gloves: ???

Legs: ???

Spells

Magic Spells

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Miracles

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NAME

Author: ???

Introduction

Type: PvP - PvE

Recommended Starting Class: ???

Recommended Soul Level: ???

Describe your Build

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

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Intelligence

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Equipment

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Right Hand 2: ???

Left Hand 1: ???

Left Hand 2: ???

Ring 1: ???

Ring 2: ???

Head: ???

Chest: ???

Gloves: ???

Legs: ???

Spells

Magic Spells

 ???

Miracles

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NAME

Author: ???

Introduction

Type: PvP - PvE

Recommended Starting Class: ???

Recommended Soul Level: ???

Describe your Build

Stats

At Soul Level: ???

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Vitality

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Intelligence

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Endurance

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Strength

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Faith
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Equipment

Right Hand 1: ???

Right Hand 2: ???

Left Hand 1: ???

Left Hand 2: ???

Ring 1: ???

Ring 2: ???

Head: ???

Chest: ???

Gloves: ???

Legs: ???

Spells

Magic Spells

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Miracles

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