Demon's Souls

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Halloween mode

    Set the system date to October 31. The enemies will be more difficult, but will have better rewards when defeated.

  • Easy Souls

    After defeating the first Boss at the Shrine Of Storms, your next task is to go to a room below. When you walk in you will be greeted by three Lesser Demons at the level you are on with more at the bottom. Kill the three at your level first, then walk back to the door that you used to enter. Use your bow, and shoot at the demon with the scythe (resembles death). This kills all remaining demons in the immediate area, resulting in approximately 4,500 Souls. Go to the Archstone from the Boss to teleport to the Nexus. Go back, and repeat the process as many times as desired. Note: Equip the Ring Of Alvarice (soul booster) to get approximately 5,250 to 5,500 Souls each time.

  • Saving Souls

    Press the PS button, and select "Quit Game" immediately as your character dies and before the game has a chance to auto save. Reload your saved game to start near where you were originally with all your Souls.

  • Boletarian Palace mausoleum key

    Ostrava has the key to the mausoleum in Boletarian Palace. You normally have to save his life three times to get the key, but he usually gives you useless items. You can kill him the first time you meet him and take the key. He is very easy to kill. This is especially useful for new players, as there is a chance that Ostrava can die while you are playing, and you will then lose your opportunity to get the key.

  • Hidden items in Boletarian Palace

    Once you kill the Red Dragon, you can go back to Boletarian Palace where the two dragons were sleeping (before the bridge to the main gate lever) and get bonus items without the dragons being present. You will get the Ring Of Strength, Ring Of Fire Resistance, and Renounced Hero Soul.

  • Blinding the Maneaters

    Equip the Dark Silver shield (it can be obtained from Garl Vinland at the last area of World 5). The Maneaters' snake tails will sometimes imbue them with a yellow power. If you stand directly in front of them and guard when the snake rises above the rest of the creature, the flash of yellow will temporarily blind the Maneater, allowing for one or two heavy hits before dodging. It is not known if this works with other shields.

  • Fighting the Old One early

    Defeat Vanguard at the end of the tutorial level. You will then be sent to a new area with a large dragon outside the windows, soldier's souls, and some items. Once you go outside, the Old One will kill you and send you to the Nexus to continue the game.

  • Defeating the Red Dragon

    To kill the Red Dragon on the bridge going to the Tower Knight, get a crossbow and 100 bolts. Go to the top of the first tower on the bridge. Kill the two archers. You will see three archer windows. Go to the one on the far right. This may require approximately 20 to 30 minutes, but it is worth it. Lock on to the dragon every time he swoops down to burn the bridge. You will eventually kill him, and get approximately 8,000 souls and his lead soul.

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

    North American version

      Old King's Trophy (Bronze): Conqueror of Old King Doran.
      Flying Dragon's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Flying Dragon".
      Trophy of Hardness (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Splinterstone.
      Trophy of Sharpness (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Sharpstone.
      Trophy of Distinction (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Clearstone.
      Master Hitter's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Greystone.
      Master Slicer's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Bladestone.
      Master Bowman's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Bow by Spiderstone.
      Poison Master's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Mercurystone.
      Flame Master's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Dragonstone.
      Blood Master's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Suckerstone.
      Life Master's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Pulpstone.
      Moonlighter's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Moonlightstone.
      Darkmoon Master's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Darkmoonstone.
      Congratulant's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Faintstone.
      Shade Master's Trophy (Bronze): Obtained Best Weapon by Cloudstone.
      Phalanx' Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Phalanx".
      Tower Knight's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Tower Knight".
      Penetrator's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Penetrator".
      Adjudicator's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Adjucator".
      Old Hero's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Old Hero".
      Fool's Idol's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Fool's Idol".
      Maneater's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Maneater".
      Leechmonger's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Leechmonger".
      Dirty Colossus' Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Dirty Colossus".
      Armor Spider's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Armor Spider".
      Flamelurker's Trophy (Bronze): Slayer of Demon "Flamelurker".
      False King's Trophy (Silver): Slayer of Demon "False King".
      Storm King's Trophy (Silver): Slayer of Demon "Storm King".
      Old Monk's Trophy (Silver): Slayer of Demon "Old Monk".
      Maiden Astraea's Trophy (Silver): Slayer of Demon "Maiden Astraea".
      Dragon God's Trophy (Silver): Slayer of Demon "Dragon God".
      World Uniter's Trophy (Gold): Old Beast Put to Sleep & World United.
      Sage's Trophy (Gold): All Magic Learned.
      Saint's Trophy (Gold): All Miracles Learned.
      Rogue's Trophy (Gold): All Rings Obtained.
      Soldier's Trophy (Gold): All Valuable Weapons Obtained.
      Toughest Soul Trophy (Platinum): All Trophies Obtained.

    Japanese version

      Battened Knight (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Battened Knight".
      God of the Dragon (Silver): Overthower of the Demon "God of the Dragon".
      Hidden One (Gold): The One to obtain all rings.
      Hill Accumulator (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Hill Accumulator".
      Idol of the Idiots (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Idol of the Idiots".
      Impure Giant (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Impure Giant".
      Incarnation of the King (Silver): Overthower of the Demon "Incarnation of the King".
      King's Flying Dragon (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "King's Flying Dragon".
      Knight of the Tower (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Knight of the Tower".
      Man Eater (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Man Eater".
      Old Brave Warrior (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Old Brave Warrior".
      Old King (Bronze): Conqueror of the old king Doran.
      Phalanx (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Phalanx".
      Saint (Gold): The One to acquire all the miracles.
      Soldier (Gold): The One to obtain all valuable equipment.
      Storm King (Silver): Overthower of the Demon "Storm King".
      Strong Soul (Platinum): The One to obtain all trophies.
      Takaashi Armored Spider (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Takaashi Armored Spider".
      The Judge (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "Judge".
      The Maiden Asutoraea (Silver): Overthower of the Demon "Asutoraea".
      The One Hidden in the Flames (Bronze): Overthower of the Demon "The One Hidden in the Flames".
      The One to connect the world (Gold): Guiding the beast of spread back to slumber once more, you have stopped and connected the World.
      The One to Master Blessing (Bronze): Obtained the best dim light stone weapon.
      The One to Master Blood (Bronze): Obtained the best sucking stone weapon.
      The One to Master Fire (Bronze): Obtained the best dragon stone weapon.
      The One to Master Hardness (Bronze): Obtained the best hard stone weapon.
      The One to Master Life (Bronze): Obtained the best medulla stone weapon.
      The One to Master Moon Shadow (Bronze): Obtained the best moon shadow stone weapon.
      The One to Master Poison (Bronze): Obtained the best mercury stone weapon.
      The One to Master Shade (Bronze): Obtained the best thin cloud stone shield.
      The One to Master Sharpness (Bronze): Obtained the best sharp stone weapon.
      The One to Master Shock (Bronze): Obtained the best Nibi stone weapon.
      The One to Master the Cutting Attack (Bronze): Obtained the best cutting stone weapon.
      The One to Master the Moonlight (Bronze): Obtained the best moonlight stone weapon.
      The One to Master the Viscous Bow (Bronze): Obtained the best bow by the steel spider's thread.
      The One to Understand the Difference (Bronze): Obtained the best Minagi stone weapon.
      Wise (Gold): The One to acquire all the magics.
      Yellow-Robe Elder (Silver): Overthower of the Demon "Yellow-Robe Elder".

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