Status Effects in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake are special conditions that apply to the player character, and sometime enemies. Not all Demon's Souls Status Effects are detrimental to the player, with some being instead the result of Buffs or other beneficial states. You can find how to cure damaging status effects below.


How do you know when a status effect affects you or an enemy?

Unlike in the Dark Souls titles, no status bar appears when you are being afflicted with a status affect. However, all Status Effects information is displayed under the player character's health bar, on the top left of the screen. On the other hand, enemies are covered by a notable halo when under Status Effects.


Demon's Souls Status Effects



Take small amount of damage for a period of time
Remedy for bleeding: Soldier's Lotus and Cure


 Take a moderate amount of  damage for a period of time
Poison also reduces the effectiveness of healing items
Remedy for Poison: Royal Lotus, Antidote and Cure



While plagued, will quickly lose HP and will not survive without cure or powerful healing items or miracles.
Plagued also reduces the effectiveness of healing items and slows Stamina Regen.
Remedy for Plagued: Widow's Lotus and Cure

HP, MP or Stamina Regen

Player is Regenerating HP, MP or Stamina


Second Chance

Revives the player with 50% HP when they die during the spell effect.

Soft Landing (Nullified Falling Damage

Fall Damage will be nullified for the player. Fatal fall damage will remain fatal


Increased Defense

When HP is below 30%, defense is increased by 50%.

Increased Attack

When HP is below 30%, Attack Power increases by 50%.


Increased Souls Gained

Increases the amount of Souls gained. The amount depends on the source.

Increased Stealth

Reduces the detection distance of Enemies or Invaders. The distance depends on the source.


Attract Enemies (Increased Enemy Aggro

While active, the player becomes the enemies top attack priority.

Increased Faith or Magic Attack Power

Increases Faith or Magic Attack power depending on the source


Defense Up

Increased Resistance from Physical, Magic or Flame Damage

Attack Up as Phantom

Increases damage by 20% as a Phantom (Depending on the Source). This includes Physical damage, Magic damage, and Miracle damage.


Increased Status Ailment Resistance

Increases Bleeding, Poison or Disease resistance by 4 depending on the source.

Increased Physical Damage Dealt

Increases Attack Power. The amount varies according to the weapon currently equipped.


Optimal Hit Up

Increases Sweet Spot damage by 15%, decreases damage for all other attacks.

Weapon Wear Down

Reduces the rate of weapon attrition by 50%.


Sodden Mobility

Grants higher mobility in deep water.

Item Discovery Up

Your chances to find items increases.


Soul Level Drained

You lose 1 soul level.

No HP Recovery

No HP recovery for the character.


Weapon Damaged

Weapon is damaged.

Weapon Broken

Weapon is broken.


Armor Damaged

Armor is damaged.

Armor Broken

Armor is broken.









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    • Anonymous

      If you are in Soul Form (dead). You can farm Full Moon Grass from the Fat Officials at Stonefang Tunnel... Once you have gotten the hang of this game that is... Basterd Sword+3 can deal about 100 damage 2H . They are weak against Flame Toss... So you can alternate between the damage... From the archstone run pass the miners throwing rocks go right up the elevator and then kill the official... run down the hall and slash the three dogs with either basterd sword or battle then kill the next fat official... run up the stairs and then kill the next fat man up on the rafters. After this run all the way back but also drop down below the rafters from where you killed the fat official... run to the elevators and drop to your death... game reloads and so you can reset the enemies... If you want to also kill the miners use Mail Breaker they are weak to pierce attacks.

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