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Stats are the player attributes in Dark Souls. They can be increased up to a level of 99. Increasing any stat will also increase the players Physical Defense, as well as the Magic, Flame and Lightning Defense. At around level 80 the player won't get increases in all defense stats, rather just a few of the defense stats each level (i.e. physical defense one level, and the next level flame and magic defense).

 

Stat Information

The player status screen keeps track of your Level and Souls as well as your values in the following categories:


Attributes

  Level

Vigor  Vitality

Attunement  Attunement

Endurance  Endurance

Vitality  Strength

Strength  Dexterity

Dexterity  Resistance

Intelligence  Intelligence

Faith  Faith

Luck  Humanity

 

 

 

Defense

Physical Defense  Physical Defense

Strike Defense  VS strike

Slash Defense  VS slash

Thrust Defense  VS thrust

Magic Defense  Magic Defense

Fire Defense  Fire Defense

Lightning Defense  Lightning Defense


Resistances

Bleed Resistance  Bleed Resist

Poison Resistance  Poison Resist

Curse Resistance  Curse Resist

  Poise




    • Anonymous

      18 Dec 2018 01:02  

      To all you people who say raising resistance is a waste; I'd like to see you fight 10 basilisks in a small room >:D

      • Anonymous

        25 Sep 2018 14:06  

        Would be great if I didn’t need to go to Reddit to see what Attributes affect under their shown effects

        • 20 Jun 2018 02:58  

          So I got DS for 360 awhile ago as a free download and finally got around to giving it a go. I've only been playing for a couple of days and am just now finding these guides and build suggestions. According to what I've gone though on here in the last couple of hours, I lucked out and chose the right class and gift (Pyromancer and Master Key); but have also made some grave errors in my leveling. Vitality - 15 Attunement - 13 Endurance - 16 Strength - 20 Dexterity - 15 Resistance - 20 Intelligence - 12 Faith - 12 Should I slightly modify a build and just stop leveling certain categories, or just start a new game file?

          • Anonymous

            04 Jun 2018 01:38  

            I have a couple of questions. First what are the soft caps for strength and dext? 40 like dark souls 3? Is it worth going past that if you are already meeting the weapon requirements?
            Second, how important is Resistance? I am leveling up and every other stat seems to do the same job improving the defences so why resistance?

            • Anonymous

              More details on humanity03 May 2016 19:33  

              Hi I'm a huge fan of dark souls and every time i play this game i happen to stumble on some new information to help me to the next game play through. I'm currently on my 6th or 7th run and I'm currently level 227, I noticed while i was leveling up my character today that humanity is at the bottom of the skills list that you may choose to level. I have seen it many times and never thought too much about it, (due to the fact that you can not scroll on it or click it) until now. I was curious to know if having more humanity displayed in the number counter in the top left of the screen has any direct affect on leveling your character. An example i could give to best clarify would be, does having more humanity in the counter increase stats higher than if i had lower or no humanity in my counter? I haven't noticed a difference while leveling but I'm not a hundred percent on this theory if someone could clarify this better for me i would much appreciate it. Humanity has a lot more purposes than i have been aware of and i don't won't to miss out on making my character as strong as i can.

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