Demon's Souls: tips and tricks for newbies

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In this new guide we will reveal many useful tips and tricks to face the world of Demon's Souls for the first time

Thanks to Bluepoint games, now many gamers will have the opportunity to play Demon's Souls with the new remake. The historic title of From Software it still remains a great work, but after all these years for some people it may be difficult to recover. Luckily the version PS5 seems to be extremely faithful to the original, so even those who have not had the opportunity to play it on PS3 will be able to live an experience almost identical to that designed by Hidetaka Miyazaki.

If you are completely new to the soulslike genre though you may have difficulties starting with the progenitor of the Souls series and for this reason we have decided to write this guide, where we will reveal you many tricks and useful tips to face the world of Demon's Souls for the first time.

Danger is around every corner

The world of Demon's Souls is extremely dangerous and it should not be taken lightly. Demons lurk around every corner and a single misstep could lead to your death in an instant. To be able to survive in this world you need to be strong, smart and especially beware

In fact, the first tip on our list of tips and tricks for Demon's Souls is precisely that of never act on impulse. Specifically, we advise you never to run to unexplored places and use the camera to see what lies beyond the corners. This way you will never be taken by surprise and sometimes you will even have time to plan a valid attack maneuver. Despite the great difficulty of Demon's Souls, if you pay enough attention to your surroundings for sure your experience will be less traumatic.

Manage your cures well - Demon's Souls: tips and tricks for newbies

In most From Software games the heals are limited and they regenerate automatically after each death, but in Demon's Souls this is not the case. Being the first Souls created by the company, this mechanic was not yet born and the game's healing system is based on the use of certain healing herbs. These herbs are scattered throughout the game world but are consumable items, therefore they will not regenerate automatically.

For this reason it is very important manage care well, otherwise you risk running out of it. To avoid consuming too many healing items we suggest you never waste them to heal very minor damage and to learn the difference in life points provided by any kind of grass, so you always use the right one as needed. We also advise you to spend a few souls to slightly increase the level of faith of your character, so that he can use some basic regenerative miracles.

At first it might be difficult to refrain from using heals often, but luckily it seems that with its remake Blue Point it wants to meet the players. In fact, according to the latest statements released by Gavin Moore, the PS5 version of Demon's Souls will handle healing herbs in a slightly different way than the original. limiting the overall quantity that can be transported. This way your overall inventory will shrink much more slowly and you will not often be forced to farm intensively.

Aim for magic - Demon's Souls: tricks and tips for beginners

Demon's Souls is a very difficult title, but luckily you can make it a little easier by using it Magic. The spells present in the game are really very powerful and will allow you to defeat enemies from a safe distance. In addition there are also many spells that can offer several bonuses very useful during your adventure, such as the temporary increase of the physical defense and the souls obtained.

If you are feeling intimidated by the famous difficulty of Demon's Souls, we highly recommend you start the game with a class capable of using magic. The wizard is a viable option, as he boasts very high intelligence and magic, but for sure the best choice is represented by the noble, as it has equipment that can regenerate mana over time. Also remember that you can use spells with any character, regardless of the class you initially chose. All you will need are adequate stats, a catalyst, and of course some spells.

Seek help online - Demon's Souls: tips and tricks for newbies

Now let's move on to the component multiplayer Demon's Souls, one of the points we were most interested in talking about in our list of tips and tricks. Many players find that seeking online help to defeat bosses spoils the game experience in some way, but this way of thinking is incredibly wrong. The summoning mechanic is integral part of Demon's Souls and there is no compelling reason not to use it if the need arises.

Also, bossfights don't immediately become super easy the moment a player is summoned, since Boss HP increases based on the number of allies in the game. If someone wants to overcome the biggest obstacles of Demon's Souls without help they are free to do so, but that does not mean that they must belittle those who seek help online. For this reason, in case you are in difficulty, we suggest you summon some players without hesitation.

Attract enemies one at a time - Demon's Souls: tips and tricks for newbies

Finally, we conclude our list of tips and tricks for Demon's Souls by talking about how to engage enemies. During your adventure you will find yourself fighting in many different situations and you will not always have the opportunity to act calmly. For this reason it is important that, whenever possible, you try to simplify your encounters as much as possible and in our opinion the best way to do this is to use a arc.

Mainly the bow is used to eliminate weaker opponents from a distance, but it can also be used for attract a specific target towards you. If you are faced with a large group of enemies who have not yet noticed you, hitting one with an arrow is very likely that it will approach you leaving its allies behind. This way you will defeat him in peace and you will not run the risk of being surrounded. Also in some situations you can also exploit the sound emitted by arrows hitting a surface to spin unsuspecting enemies and then eliminate them with a backstab.

There are some classes like the cacciatore that start the adventure with a bow, but you can also find some by exploring the game world. In case you don't have a bow available, then you can get the same result with i as well throwing knives. These items can be purchased from merchant in the castle of Boletaria after you defeat the second boss in the area and, even if they have a fairly short radius, they will be able to compensate for the absence of a real ranged weapon.

Hunting for demons

This concludes our list of tips and tricks to help newbies tackle the Demon's Souls remake. Now, thanks to this article, for sure you will have less difficulty facing the fearsome land of Boletaria. In case you want to know more about the game, we suggest you to take a look at the others too guide dedicated to Demon's Souls on our site.

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