FAQs for Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake features a variety of questions with its corresponding answer regarding the game. Please feel free to add any FAQs that are not listed if you know the answer to them.
Demon's Souls FAQs
See our About page to get some general ideas on the concepts of the game. You should then visit the Character Creation or Classes page and select a class you believe would be approachable to your style. To proceed through the game, you can refer to our Walkthrough or Game Progress Route page for an overview of the recommended route.
What is the Best Class?
There is no specific "Best Class" for the game, and players will find all classes can be developed into powerful Builds. That said, there are some classes that provide and easier start. The recommended classes for beginners are: Knight due to its robust stats and equipment, Royalty for the Soul Arrow spell, and Priest for the Heal miracle. Be mindful each class begins with different starter Items and Equipment.
Starting class system doesn't limit what you can use in the game. For example, you can begin with a mage build, but put all of your points into strength and have a good melee build instead.
Where is the Jump Button
The ability to jump is not available in the game. Details on the Control scheme can be found in our Controls Page.
Is there a bonfire equivalent in Demon's Souls?
Unlike the Dark Souls games, there are no bonfire or other mid-level respawn points per location. The only respawn point can be found is at the beginning of every world and in the Archstone of the defeated boss. Finding shortcuts is very important in Demon Soul's to reduce the amount of backtracking.
What are Souls?
Souls are a form of currency and experience points in Demon's Souls. They are dropped by some Enemies when they die, but can also be found as loot. Players spend souls to level up their character as well as to purchase items from merchants. Each level up requires an increasing number of souls. If the player dies however, all the souls that he's collected so far are lost, and are left at the bloodstain where he was killed. If the newly resurrected player can make it back to the bloodstain he can recover the lost souls. However, if he dies again on the way back to the bloodstain he will lose the souls permanently.
You can learn more about Souls and Leveling Up in our Level page.
How Can I level up my character?
Don't worry about accidentally attacking The Maiden in Black, she'll never become hostile, and, after a short delay she will come back to life if killed.
What about the Inventory
Players can acquire Items and Equipment through different ways. Highlighting another item will show you what you will gain or lose compared to your equipped item.
- At the first column under inventory you will find all the Consumables items you are carrying, like Healing Herbs and MP potions. You have 5 slots to use. While in-game, press on the D-Pad to switch between them.
- Second column has your stones. These are used to upgrade your Weapons. Shards are the most commonly found, pures are the most rare (you might only get 1 or 2 per play through)
- The third column shows your Key Items. Some areas require keys to enter, word 3 in particular.
- The fourth column shows your Weapons, Bows, Shields, etc... You can also upgrade your weapons to do Magical or Fire Damage with the right stones.
You must keep this in mind when leveling up and make sure are spending your points in the right places if you are trying to use certain Weapons.
- The fifth column shoes your Arrows and Bolts. Bolts are required to Fire Crossbows, while Arrows for Bows.
- The sixth column shows your Armor and Cloths. Equip burden is based on what you have equipped. The heavier your Armor the higher the Burden. Keep in mind that more Burden = slow moving, slow rolling, slow stamina regen.
- In the last column, you can find your Rings. You can only wear 2 at a time.
How is burden calculated?
Item burden is calculated based on what you have in your inventory. If you go over your item burden, you will not be allowed to pick up anything else until you free some space.
How many weapons can you equip?
You can have 2 Weapons equipped, one for each hand. Pressing right on the D-Pad will switch your weapon on the right hand, pressing the left switch will change the one on left hand.
How do you get White Tendency?
If you die a lot in a word, that word's Tendency will turn black and all enemies will become stronger.
To turn it white and keep it that way, you should avoid dying and successfully kill a Boss in that word.
How do defensive stats works?
Depending on the type of attack received, a different type of Defensive Stat will come into play. For example, if an enemy is attacking you with a mace, your Blunt Defense will come into play.
What about Magic and Spells?
There are two types of spells in Demon's Souls, Magic Spells and Miracle Spells. To buy and equip Miracle Spells you can talk to Disciple of God at The Nexus. Keep in mind that this kind of vendors won't be available at The Nexus until you have beaten World 1-1. To buy Magic Spells, you need to go to the opposite side and speak with other NPC, but these vendors will not sell to you if your Faith and Magic stat isn't at 10 or above, respectively.
What is the difference between the two types of spells?
Miracle Spells are affected by your Faith Stat, while Magic Spells by your Magic Stat. Other different is that Magic Spells are a type of magic that is associated with dark or black magic. This type of Spells are used for offensive strategies that can both inflict damage and apply negative status effects against hostile characters such as enemies and bosses, as well as some self-buffs. While Miracle Spells are a type of spell that is associated with light or white magic. Miracles focus on defensive and healing spells which include a variety of utility and augmentation magic as well as a range of offensive magic.
All weapons have a different type of damage: Normal, Blunt, Slash and Pierce. Some can have more than one, for example, Slash and Pierce damage. Additionally, weapons can be benefit from your character stats.
There are six ranks, S, A, B, C, D, and E. S giving the highest and E the lowest. When choosing a weapon, always keep in mind that they will scale, so try to use your highest stat. All weapons can do backstab damage, using Bleed, Poison, Plague and Critical.
What is The Nexus?
The Nexus is your "Home" and acts as a Hub in Demon's Souls. From here you can travel to 5 different words. Also, here you can level up your character, repair your gear, make basic weapon upgrades and buy basic Items. Talk to Blacksmith Boldwin to access his Merchant Services.
How can I unlock a new Word Stage?
Each Word has 3 or 4 stages, you unlock a new Stage once you beat the Boss of the previous Stage. All 5 Words are unlocked once you beat World 1-1. You can enter and beat them at whatever pace you'd like, there is no set order.
Is the Demo Demon's Souls Remake Multiplatform?
Demon's Souls Remake is not coming to PC or other consoles, as it has been confirmed as PlayStation 5 exclusive.
What's new in the Remake Version?
Demon’s Souls for PlayStation 5 won’t be a strict one-to-one remake, based on new details from the game’s digital deluxe version — it will have new Items, Armor, and Weapons that weren’t previously available in the game.
How can I get the new stuff?
Some of those new items appear to be new drops from existing enemies, including the Red-Eye Knight’s armor and what appears to be clothing based on Old King Allant’s garb. The Ritual Blade appears to be the giant cleaver used by the Gold Skeleton, while the Hoplite Shield would conceivably drop from Hoplites.
An item called the Ring of Longevity does not exist in the original Demon’s Souls, and it’s unclear what role it will serve in the remake. The three grains are something of a mystery too, but the latter two appear tied to the Phosphorescent Slugs and Bearbugs found in Demon’s Souls.