Dark Souls is difficult and it really tests your nerves with hard enemy AI, making it insanely difficult to stay alive. Your goal is to survive as long as you can and try to avoid dying. If you get past the early dying nostalgia, you will really enjoying playing Dark Souls in mid-to-later stages of the game when you have leveled up your character.
Leveling up character in Dark Souls isn’t easy. You will need a lot of souls to fully level up your character class. Souls are the currencies of Dark Souls – You level up character, buy and upgrade, buy equipment, or items that you need to survive in the dark fantasy World. It all comes down to how many souls you have, and more is better.
So, we are left with two options – either find all these souls in Dark Souls and acquire them or find a way to farm these souls. This guide will walk you through few of the easiest ways to farm souls in Dark Souls.
Dark Souls Soul Farming
Soul Farming #1
Travel to Undead Parish and go under the bridge to avoid the dragon fire. Here you will find a door that leads to Firelink Shrine. Hollow Soldiers that spawn near the Undead Parish Bridge will respawn after you kill them.
Move between Firelink Shrine and Undead Parish, going to the top of the bridge. Wait for the dragon to breathe fire and kill every enemy. This will net you around 300 souls.
You can wait at the bonfire bonfire for these enemies to respawn and repeat.
Soul Farming #2
Buy Crest of Artorias from a Blacksmith in Undead Parish. It will cost you 2000 souls but it is well worth it considering it opens a door deep in the Darkroot Garden. You will find that door with a blue seal on the path towards the Moonlight Butterly Boss, just before you enter the large area filled with giant stone sentinels.
There is a hidden bonfire near this door, break the wall and rest if you need. This sealed door leads to a large forest area that is filled with ghosts and protectors. They may too much for you at the early levels but quite manageable at the later stages of the game.
As you come down the steps from the door, look on the left for a small cliff ledge with room just enough to stand next to the stone stairs. Now comes the tricky part, you need to draw these enemies towards the stairs, and ambush them in the corner, on the ground, or on the silver land between the bottomless pit and stone landing. Avoid waiting against the wall as your enemies can attack you from above.
Corner provides good cover and provides the easiest of ways to kill these enemies. Just stand with your shield up and you should be fine. All the ghosts and protectors will find it difficult to reach you here and will end up falling off the cliff. Every enemy that dies here will net you thousands of souls. You can repeat the process as many times as you want just by going back to bonefire and resting while the enemies respawn.
Dark Souls Infinite Souls Exploit
Every exploit that has been found in Dark Souls so far works only when you have unpatched version of the game. If you haven’t connected to internet while playing the game and still have an unpatched version of the game, you can try this exploit but remember, exploits used can result in save file corruption. So try it at your own risk.
Find the Undead Female Merchant – You will find her in the bridge shortcut between the Firelink Shrine and the Undead Parish. Buy all the Prism Stones from her. After you have bought these items, Ring the bells in the Undead Parish and Quelaag’s Domain.
You will have to defeat the Bellfry Gargoyles and Quelaag before you will able to ring the bells. Once you have rung both bells, Kingseeker Frampt will appear in Firelink Shrine. You can sell him items for souls. Prism Stones go for 100 souls each.
If you have found any other soul farming location, share with us in comments! For a detailed guide, read our Walkthrough.