Stats in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake are the attributes of the player character. All Demon's Souls Stats are leveled up by offering Souls to The Maiden in Black NPC at The Nexus.

How do you Level Up your Stats in Demon's Souls?

To level up, you must talk to the Maiden in Black at The Nexus. You cannot upgrade your character stats until you have beaten the boss of Boletarian Palace: Phalanx. The cost of raising a Level increases as your character's level increases. The amount of souls each level costs is the same for all classes, though classes begin at different levels. For example, a character that starts at level 1 may find leveling up to be extremely affordable, but the character who starts at level 10 didn't have to pay anything to get to that point.

Can you reallocate your Stats in Demon's Souls?

Demon's Souls does not provide a way to re-spec your character, so your level-up decisions are final (unless a player has another player use the Soulsucker on them). For this reason, it is best for players to think carefully about their Builds and plan ahead to specialize. You will want to familiarize yourself with what each Stat does, as well as what Weapons and Spells are available.

 

Demon's Souls Attributes

Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake features 8 stats or attributes that The player can increase via Level Up. Stats have unique effects on your character's base HP, Stamina, MP, Equipment Load, Attack and Defense. It is important to note that Demon's Souls features a scaling system as well as minimum stat requirements for weapons, and a "Spell Slot" system that limits how many spells you can equip at a time. See Builds for ideas on how to best distribute your points.

Soul Level
Soul Level

Grants Attribute Points and Physical Magical and Fire Defense.
Weapon Requirement: NO

 

Vitality
Vitality

Health, Item Burden.
Weapon Requirement: NO

Intelligence
Intelligence

Mana, Magic Spells able to carry.
Weapon Requirement: NO


Endurance

Stamina, Equip Burden and Resistances.
Weapon Requirement: NO

Strength
Strength

More Damage with Strength Weapons.
Weapon Requirement: Yes

 

Dexterity
Dexterity

More Damage with Dexterity Weapons.
Weapon Requirement: Yes

Magic
Magic

More Damage with Magic Spells.
Weapon Requirement: Yes

Faith
Faith

Better and able to carry more Miracle Spells.
Weapon Requirement: Yes

Luck
Luck

Item drop rate, Plague Resistance.
Weapon Requirement: No

 

General Stats

General Stats provide useful information on the current state of the player character.

 

HP
HP

Determines your total Health.

Item Burden
Item Burden

Item burden is calculated based on what you have in your inventory. 

MP
MP

Determines your total Magic Ponts.

Spell Memory
Spell Memory

Determines how many spells or miracles the player can have ready to cast at one time.

 

Stamina
Stamina

A resource consumed when attacking, sprinting, blocking, or dodging. Regenerates automatically over time when not used. If your stamina reaches zero while blocking, your guard will break and you will be exposed.

Safer Landing

Determines damage from falls.

Item Discovery
Item Discovery

How often items drop from fallen enemies.


Equip Burden

Equip Burden is based on what you have equipped. The heavier your armor the higher the burden.

 

Offensive Stats

Offensive Stats provide useful information on the current offensive stats of the player character.

 

Attack Power
Attack Power

Show the attack power rising on the weapon currently equipped.

Magic Power
Magic Power

Show the magic power rising on the spell currently equipped.

Miracle Power
Miracle Power

Show the miracle power rising on the spell currently equipped.

 

Defensive Stats

Defensive Stats provide useful information on the current defensive stats of the player character.

 

Physical Defense
Physical Defense

Displays your current Physical defense. Defines the protection your character has against physical damage.

Magic Defense
Magic Defense

Displays your current Magic defense provided by the individual piece of armor. Defines the protection your character has against magic based attacks.

Blunt Defense
Blunt Defense

Displays your current Blunt defense provided by the individual piece of armor. Defines the protection your character has against Blunt based attacks.

Pierce Defense
Pierce Defense

Displays your current Pierce defense provided by the individual piece of armor. Defines the protection your character has against piercing based attacks.

 

Slash Defense
Slash Defense

Displays your current Slash defense provided by the individual piece of armor. Defines the protection your character has against Slashing based attacks


Fire Defense

Displays your current Fire defense provided by the individual piece of armor. Defines the protection your character has against fire based attacks


Bleed Resistance

Displays your current Bleed defense provided by the individual piece of armor. Defines the protection your character has against bleeding based attacks

Plague Resistance
Plague Resistance

Displays your current Plague defense provided by the individual piece of armor. Defines the protection your character has against Plague based attacks.

 

Poison Resistance
Poison Resistance

Displays your current Poison defense provided by the individual piece of armor. Defines the protection your character has against Poison based attacks. 

 

Damage Types

There are 9 different types of damage in Demon's Souls. Each Armor provides different types of resistances, making them more or less effective depending on the type of Enemy you are facing.

Enemies have different resistance against the various Damage Types, making some Weapons more or less effective against them.

Physical Damage
Physical Damage

Physical damage is the normal damage done by Weapons.

Magic Damage
Magic Damage

Magic Damage is the damage done by both Magic Spells and Miracles

Blunt Damage
Blunt Damage

Blunt Damage is a special type of damage done by certain Weapons

Pierce Damage
Pierce Damage

Pierce Damage is a special type of damage done by certain Weapons

 

Slash Damage
Slash Damage

Slash Damage is a special type of damage done by certain Weapons

Fire Damage
Fire Damage

Fire Damage is a special type of damage done by certain Weapons and Spells

Bleed Damage
Bleed Damage

Bleed Damage is a special type of damage done by certain Weapons

Plague Damage
Plague Damage

Plague Damage is a special type of damage done by certain Weapons

 

Poison Damage
Poison Damage

Poison Damage is a special type of damage done by certain Weapons

 

Equipment Stats

Weapons and Armor Stats provide useful information about the benefits provided by the equipment.

Normal
Normal

Is a type of damage that Weapons can deal. Some Weapons can deal multiple damage types.

Blunt
Blunt

Is a type of damage that Weapons can deal. Some Weapons can deal multiple damage types.

Slash
Slash

Is a type of damage that Weapons can deal. Some Weapons can deal multiple damage types.

Pierce
Pierce

Is a type of damage that Weapons can deal. Some Weapons can deal multiple damage types.

 

Bleed
Bleed

Is a type of damage that Weapons can deal. Some Weapons can deal multiple damage types.

Poison
Poison

Is a type of damage that Weapons can deal. Some Weapons can deal multiple damage types.


Plague

Is a type of damage that Weapons can deal. Some Weapons can deal multiple damage types.

Critical
Critical

You will deal a critical hit if you attack from behind. 

 

Physical Attack
Physical Attack

Shows you the default damage of the weapon, and how much bonus damage you are gaining from the stats bonuses.

Magical Attack
Magical Attack

Shows you the default magical damage of the equipment, and how much bonus damage you are gaining from the stats bonuses.

Fire Attack
Fire Attack

Shows you the default fire damage of the equipment, and how much bonus damage you are gaining from the stats bonuses.

Damage Reduction
Damage Reduction

Displays the percentage of Physical and Magical damage absorbed when you block with Weapons or Shields

 

Guard Break reduction
Guard Break reduction

Displays the impact resistance of a weapon or shield when you are blocking attacks. Also, reduces the Stamina consumed from blocking.

Durability
Durability

Durability is a property of Equipment. Weapons and Armor can break if they’re used too much. All equipable items (except rings or ammunition) have a fixed number indicating how much damage can be sustained before the equipment breaks.  You can repair weapons at The Nexus.

Weight
Weight

Weight displays the weight value of equipment. Some Weapons and Armor are very heavy, and may impede your movement speed.

 




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    • Anonymous

      11 Jun 2021 21:06  

      Does anyone know what the circle icon is at the start of the armor? its like two half circles and sometimes its all black and other times its half. not sure what it means. i see it when i check arms armor

      • Anonymous

        05 Feb 2019 04:39  

        The text at the top is basically an overview that is then explained more at the bottom. It's a bit redundant but it's still way better than what was on this page before, which is basically nothing.

        • Anonymous

          28 Jan 2019 06:58  

          Why does every stat have Increases maximum *THING* at the top, and Increases *THING* at the bottom, where both things are the same

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