Endurance Stamina Equip Load
10 91  50.0
20  110  60.0 
30  133  70.0
40  160 80.0
50  160 90.0
60  160 100.0
70  160 110.0
80  160 120.0
90  160 130.0
99  160 139.0

Endurance is a Stat in Dark Souls. Endurance controls the player's Stamina, max Equip Load and resistance to Bleeding.


Endurance Information

Endurance controls the player's Stamina, max Equip Load and resistance to Bleeding.

  • Stamina will not be increased after 40 Endurance, but Equip Load and Bleed Resistance will.
    • Actions reduces stamina such as dashing and attacking, stamina regenerates with a brief pause on actions. When stamina runs out, any actions cannot be carried.
    • Stamina is capped at 160 when endurance reached level 40. See the information box on the right side.
  • The roll and run speed of the player will vary with the amount of equipped weight.
    • Equip weight above 100% of total Equip Load leaves the player unable to roll and run.
    • Equip weight between 50% to 100% of Equip Load gives slow movement, and causes the player to 'fat roll'.
    • Equip weight between 25% to 50% of Equip Load gives medium movement.
    • Equip weight below 25% of Equip Burden gives fast movement.
  • Stamina regeneration is also reduced by higher equip burdens, at the same equip loads as roll and run speed reduction.
  • Stamina regeneration is also increases passively by the following item/equipment.
  • Max equip burden can be increased further by wearing Havel's Ring, Ring of Favor and Protection or Mask of the Father.



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    • Anonymous

      I really hate equip load in DS1

      I always loved wearing cool knight armor sets in DS games, but in this game it is so annoying that you are forced to put 40+ points in stamina, to have at least half decent roll.

      And people are somehow constantly crying about DS2 adp, which is totally enough to enjoy the game at 20 lvl.

      • Anonymous

        20 vitality, 48 stamina, 46 strength. Rockin 3 pieces of Havel's set. Black knight halberd. Still upping endurance until i can use woodgrain with black knight halberd & 80 poise.

        Don't need high vitality to be a tank. Who needs HP when you can have i-frames, poise, and can absorb boss attacks

        Oh, and you can parry & riposte with black knight halberd. Does over 1,000 damage for me

        • Is it worth leveling end to 80 to get 180 equip load ( with Havel's Ring equipped ) to make the 25% equip load? I have been medium rolling, I think the whole game through and have read alot about fast rolls where it is at. It would be nice to have the quicker get up and out but is it worth that much grinding? My current gear is: BKH, Longbow, Bloodshield, Full Elitie Knight Set. It totals 44.8 equip load. I like the set up I have right now, it seems the best that nothing will overcome aince it is all maxed. Well, Elite set is at +9 for all. Dont have slabs. And my shield and bow are+10. So I guess only my BKH is maxed at +5. Or is there better gear that would help lessen the load while being just as defensive?

          • Anonymous

            Does stamina regenerate on a by-point basis or a by-percentage basis? That is, does stamina regenerate at X points per second, or by X% of your maximum stamina per second

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