The Tutorial is the starting area in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake. Here you can learn the basic concepts about combat, its mechanics, and how to play the game. This area features the Outpost Passage, the Forlorn Outpost, and an Unknown Egress. For concepts and help for new players, you may also want to check out New Player Help


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Full Tutorial Walkthrough

The Outpost Passage


After creating your character and the cinematic, you'll spawn in a large flooded tunnel called the Outpost Passage, you can only move forward for now. Once you pass the archway, turn slightly to your right and you'll find your first enemy, a Dregling. It is slow and weak, you can dispatch it easily with a few light attacks.


To your left there's another passage, take that route and keep moving forward. Eventually, you'll reach a small staircase to your right. Turn to it and you will find another Dregling. Take care of it, and go through the tunnel.


Once you are out of the tunnel, you will see there are two Dreglings. Even though they are weak, be mindful of your stamina when fighting them. Try to take one at a time. Keep going through the long staircase, beware of the Dregling that comes out on top. It lunges towards you.


Keep going through the corridor and midway through it, there is a corpse. If you examine it you can get one Crescent Moon Grass. Keep going forward through the broken bridge, near the end, tilt slightly to your left, and check the wooden railings. There you can examine the remains next to it and get x3 Crescent Moon Grass.


Vault over the wooden railings where you'll find yourself in a swamp-like area now. Again, four Dreglings will come at you. Try to deal with them one by one and not rush forward because this will cause all four of them to aggro you. Once they are dead, head to the gazebo-like structure at the end of the area, you will find a shiny object in the middle, it is called an Archstone. Interacting with Archtones teleports you to a new area. Behind the gazebo-like structure, if you check the corner, you can find x2 Crescent Moon Grass behind some grass.

Forlorn Outpost


You start in a corridor again, keep going forward and once you get out, a Boletaria Soldier will approach you. This is tougher than the Dregling and endures more hits. Keep going to the only way available to you. Once you pass what it looks like a wooden bridge, another Boletaria Soldier will approach you. Dispatch it.


Once you go past the archway to your left, a  new type of enemy will approach you. The armored Blue Eye Knight. If you time it right, you can one-hit it by performing a well-timed parry. Once dealt with, keep moving forward. Another Blue Eye Knight appears and this is a more defensive-minded one than the previous one. He holds his shield up and sparingly attacks. When it does, is your best chance to parry and one-hit it.


Go up the wooden stairs and in this hall, you will find a few boxes and barrels. Smash them to reach the body that lies beyond them. Examine the corpse to obtain x1 Half Moon Grass. Keep going up.


In the next room, to your left, under an archway, you will find a Boletaria Soldier wielding a crossbow. It's easy to dodge, wait until it attacks, and then rush it. After killing it, you can loot if for x3 Crescent Moon Grass. Now you can examine the nearby corpse. It contains an Unknown Soldier's Soul (or Unknown Warrior Soul in Demon's Souls Remake).


Now turn right and go through the improvised wooden bridge until you arrive at a room with a furnace in the middle. Follow the stairs to the left. On top of said stairs, there is a sword-wielding Boletaria Soldier, and behind him a crossbow-wielding one. After dispatching them, you can loot the Crossbow-wielding soldier for x3 Crescent Moon Grass. Pass through the fog by interacting with the door.


Once you go past the door, a Boletaria Soldier will attempt to rush you from your left. Block the attack and kill it. Once killed, head to your right to find a corpse lying under a door. Examine it to obtain x2 Half Moon Grass.


Now head back to where the Boletaria Soldier attempted to rush you and keep going through the stairs. At the end of the path, there is another Fog door where you will find the first boss, Vanguard Demon. The Vanguard will probably kill you, and by doing so, you are sent to the next area, The Nexus. If you defeat the boss, you'll obtain x1 Gray Demon Soul and you'll be able to teleport to an unknown area by touching the archstone.

Unknown Egress

This area is pretty small and you simply just need to loot the area. Go straight towards the hallway and in the end, you'll find x1 Full Moon Grass from a corpse on the right side of the stairs. Head down the stairs that's on your left and at the bottom, you'll find another body you can loot to find another Full Moon Grass.

Now in the hallway of the lower section, check behind the first torch on the right to examine the remains to find x2 Full Moon Grass. From here, you just need to go straight and check the remains that have a glowing light.

You'll find the following from the remains:  x3 Hardstone Shard, x3 Sharpstone Shard, and x3 Renowned Warrior Soul. After looting all the remains, approach the large demon which is the Dragon God, and a cinematic will trigger. You pretty much die here and you'll find yourself in The Nexus.



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Trivia & Notes:

  • If you manage to beat the Vanguard, an archstone will appear, touch it and it will transport you to where the Dragon God is. During the path to the dragon, there's a lot of loot to obtain, only achievable if you were able to kill the Vanguard. Once you reach the Dragon God, it will inexorably kill you and send you to The Nexus.


Demon's Souls Locations List
Altar of Storms  ♦  Boletarian Palace  ♦  Depraved Chasm  ♦  End Game  ♦  Gates of Boletaria  ♦  Inner Ward  ♦  Island's Edge  ♦  Prison of Hope  ♦  Rotting Haven  ♦  Shrine of Storms  ♦  Smithing Grounds  ♦  Stonefang Tunnel  ♦  Swamp of Sorrow  ♦  The Ivory Tower  ♦  The King's Tower  ♦  The Lord's Path  ♦  The Nexus  ♦  The Ritual Path  ♦  The Tunnel City  ♦  Underground Temple  ♦  Upper Latria  ♦  Valley of Defilement

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    • Anonymous

      What is the difference between iron helm found before first god dragon encounter and the one in fluted set ?

      • Anonymous

        Hello Fextralife,
        Hi, first of all thank you for the lovely guide,it give me a better understanding of the world of demon souls remake and how it works.
        2nd as a completionist i noticed and item that`s not mentioned and easy to being overlooked ( did so myself) in the "Unknow Egress" area. Next to a small stairs there is a body whit the Iron Helm on it.

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