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Farming locations in Dark Souls 3 are places where players can efficiently work for items and souls. 

 

Farming Information

To increase soul farming, equip the Symbol of Avarice, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Mendicant's Staff  and/or Shield of Want.

To increase item drops, equip the Crystal Sage's Rapier, Covetous Gold Serpent Ring, and Symbol of Avarice.

 

Farming Item Location Notes
Souls Lothric Castle Bonfire

Probably the best and easiest farming spot. Just kill the knight right next to the bonfire, rest, and repeat. If you use Shield of Want, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Symbol of Avarice and the Mendicant's Staff (just switch to it right after you killed the knight) you'll receive 5900 souls per run (approximately 15-20 seconds) and a load of items (use the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring to optimize this method!) you can sell afterwards for even more souls. On a SL 100 build 240,000 souls per 10 minutes are no problem to achieve.

Large Titanite Shard Lothric Castle Bonfire

Chance of dropping Sunlight Medal, Ember and Titanite Chunk as well. Repeatedly kill the Lothric Knight walking away. Using the Symbol of Avarice here is also ideal as you are right next to the bonfire. 2-3 Great Chaos Fire Orbs will kill the knight with the Witch's Ring.

Also a good place to farm souls.With the Symbol of Avarice, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, and Shield of Want this method yields 15000 souls/min, including stopping to pick up items.

Souls Anor Londo Bonfire

One of the best places for souls. Go up the stairs from the Bonfire, lure down the first Spear Silver Knight. Once dealt with lure down the Sword Silver Knight. Go right through the arch to encounter a red eye Sword Silver Knight. With Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Shield of Want, and the Symbol of Avarice, killing the spear and sword knight on the stairs gets you 9900, and takes 32-45 seconds as a SL100 pyromancer. The red eye will give you 7920, totaling 17820, but will add 15-25 seconds per run. I found that if you can quickly(within 25sec) kill the first 2, it's worth it to add the 3rd. If the RNG gives you trouble on the first 2, just skip the 3rd and run back to bonfire.

Per Run: 17.82k 10 Minutes:184k. 1 Hour:1.1M

Very high chance to drop Silver Knight Armor. Drop rate for shards seems to be about 30% Large Titanite Shard 70% Titanite Shard.

 Souls  and  Titanite Shards (lower chance for Large)

 Pontiff Sulivahn Bonfire  Good place to farm souls before taking on Anor Londo. With Covetous Silver Serpent Ring and Shield of Want it nets 17160 per run. From bonfire proceed to the evevator shortcut. On the bridge kill all Deacons, run down the stair where the two hostile NPC's were and kill two Giants. Powerful weapon is recomended (was using FUGS and they went down in 3-4 hits). Should take around 1min 30s to 3mins.
 Souls  Dragon-Kin Mausoleum Bonfire  One of the best souls farming spots for STR/DEX builds. Right next to the bonfire (at the base of the stairs), a summoned knight will appear. This knight will net you a base of 4000 souls. As long as you don't kill the bellringer that is above you, the knight will continue to respawn infinitely making it possible to stay here forever and farm.
1. A good strategy is to ,equip Hornet Ring, a high AR large weapon (BIS Dragonslayer Greataxe +5 add. light. dmg. vs knights or BKGA +5), then simply backstab the knight as soon as the summoning sound cue ends and the light begins to fade.
2. It's not suggested to use Red Tearstone Ring and Dragon Torso Roar. You will probably one shot the knight but you won't be able to equip and efficiently use the step 3 farming items.
3. Equipping all available souls farming items will grant you a 9504 souls in 20s, which makes it 1710 thousand souls in an hour. Start with a Silver Serpent Ring than equip Shield of Want in your left hand (you don't need to two-hand a weapon since there is no bonus in DS3) and a Symbol of Avarice to your head. Also, equip a Mendicant's Staff (no need for stats to have a bonus) as your secondary right-hand weapon. Now, when you kill the knight, switch your main right-hand weapon with this staff, to gain the additional bonus and achieve those 9504 souls (don't worry you have plenty of time).
Souls, Large Titanite Shards and Titanite Chunks  Grand Archives Bonfire

 

90.000 Souls pr.run in NG. 

Use Covetous Silver Serpent RingSymbol of Avarice (equip right before you engage to save HP on the way up), Shield of Want (as your shield) and Mendicant's Staff (equiped as your secondary right hand weapon). The trick here is to switch to your mendicant's staff just as the knight dies so that all the aforementioned items are "out" when the souls counter updates, this will give you 30.000 souls pr. kill in NG alone. 

Use the elevator up to where the Twin Princes boss is located but instead of crossing the bridge go upstairs and farm the 3 winged knights (Backstab fishing them is very easy since they have slow attacks). They seem to drop large titanite shards guaranteed and even some chunks. Use homeward bone or coiled sword fragment to get back to bonfire after every clear and send the elevator down everytime you get up to get the run as fast as possible. They also drop 1 titanite slab the first time you kill all 3 of them in one go, but only the first time. If you're having trouble killing these three, try using the Rapport pyromancy for easy kills.

 Souls

 Grand Archives Bonfire

 

 Run straight into the archives and head towards the first pool of wax with the three scholars surrounding it, you will need to melee one down along the way. I use word of god miracle with both miracle boosting rings equipped and the +5 faith ring to one shot the entire pack. Make sure to use the unfaltering skill so they dont interrupt your cast. Coiled sword fragment back to the bonfire when they are dead and repeat. The entire run takes about 45 secs and nets 15k souls. Best method Ive found so far.
Souls Keep Ruins Bonfire

A good early game spot for sorcerers or pyromancers. Turn around and kill the three Ghrus near the bonfire, then run out onto the bridge and look right. Note the three Elder Ghrus off in the distance. Jump out onto the rocks bordering the path and walk to the third one. Now take out your binoculars or your bow, aim at the nearest Elder Ghru, and fire off an arrow or a long-range sorcery. A well-aimed Soul Spear will aggro the nearest and leftmost Elder Ghru, which can either save time or doom you depending on your damage output at the moment. Let the Ghru come into lock-on range and pound it with fire or magic; repeat for the other two Elders. Nets about 6k, or 10k with the Covetous Silver Serpent and the Symbol of Avarice. Also yields a decent supply of Embers and (Large) Titanide Shards if you really feel like leaping into the poisonous muck and boning homeward or running around; I usually don't.

 Souls Ferron Keep Perimeter Bonfire  Two routes here, fast/easy and longer/harder.  Fast route - Turn around from bonfire and kill the three enemies with their backs to you before you get to crystal lizard.  A single run takes about 30 seconds and nets ~1200 souls with Covetous Silver Serpent ring.  Long route - Walk forward and stand in doorway until Darkwraith breaks off and attacks.  Deal with him and stick to the right, killing enemies along the way and eventually circling back around to the left where the other Darkwraith will be fighting enemies and easy to finish off.  Takes between 2-3 minutes per run, nets ~2600 souls with CSS ring.
 Souls  Boss Cooping

Puting a white sign of coop is one of the best ways of easy farming souls (specially in late game), most bosses are insanely easy with 2-3 people (even with the boss scaling) and long range attacks like spells can make some bosses a joke.

Equiping the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring and the shield of want is recommended, and for even more one can allways equip de symbol of avarice, bosses usually give you more than enough time to equip it when they die, making it really worth as it will increase 50%.

The Boreal dancer its a pretty decent one as it can be accesed at nearly any point of the game, and if beaten in coop, drops 15.000 souls (27.000 with ring+symbol+shield)


 Souls, Large Titanite Shard and Titanite Chunk

 Lothric Castle

Twin Princes Bonfire

This is especially viable for Sorcerer who are able to one shoot the Knights outside the Lothric, Young Prince bossfight. Head outside and shoot a Crystal Soul Spear into the back of the four Knights walking down the stairs, nets you 17-20k/min. After testing several farmspots I still think that this is the fastest way to earn Souls as a Lategame Sorcerer. See this video for how to do it. 

 Souls Grand Archives Bonfire  Take the shortcut lift to the top, go on the roof of the grand archives, then kill the 3 winged knights (30k/min in NG+, didn't test in NG)
 Souls

Yhorm the giant's bonfire

(Profaned capital bonfire if boss hasn't been defeated)

The white robed jailers and the gargoyles outside of Yhorm's boss room provide alot of souls for relatively little risk. Just make sure you don't end up fighting the gargoyles with the jailers aggro'd and you'll have yourself with a 20K souls, 2-3 minute, low risk run.

Souls
(Large Titanite Shard)

Church of Yorshka bonfire

When spawning at the bonfire, take the exit to your left (not the one where you go down the stairs). Keep left and head for the hole in the balustrade. Drop down on the Boreal Immolator (Irithyllian Fire Witch) with a drop attack and, if necessary, give her a few more punches. Head up the stairs and back to the bonfire. Takes around 45s and yields 3564 souls per run with Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Symbol of Avarice and Shield of Want. While the souls yield may be mediocre to low in comparison to other spots, it is a no-brain run also suitable for lower levels. You can easily stunlock the enemy after your drop attack and finish him off. Also you have a chance for large Titanite Shards. On PS4, the homeward miracle offers no advantage, because loading time takes as long as running back.

Souls

Archdragon Peak

This is the fastest and easiest way to farm souls I've found up to now. You have to put at least 48 in intelligence, and equip the four items to increase soul rate (as the Mendicant's Staff will be your main weapon, reinforce it in order to one shot the snakes). The only spell you have to use is crystal soul spear.

Once you are at the bonfire, turn back, lock the snake on the right. Here, you have to kill two snakes simultaneously (with a correct position, the spear will kill the second one too). Then simply kill the snake on the left, and go back to the bonfire.

In NG: 11k per run (12s.) / 500k for 10min / more than 3 milion/hour

Souls

Archdragon Peak (Dragon-kin Mausoleum Bonfire)

This is one way that was found orginally by Oroboro, and is quite easy and effective. Starting from the bonfire, in the first room you enter there is a Serpent-Sorcerer who will infinitly spawn a summon across the room. This summon can be farmed for 4000 souls each and 4400 with CSS. The Sorcerer will not attack you so long as you stay around the summon area. It should be noted that with decent timing (Just not to soon) you can backstab for massive damage and kill in one or two hits following for a fairly efficent farming. Once the summon is dead, he is resummoned within about 5-10 sec.

In NG(equipped w/Symbol of Avarice, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Shield of Want and switching to the Mendicant's Staff before gaining the souls): 9,504 per kill(20 second cycle) / 28K per minute / 1.7M per hour

 




    • 28 Jan 2017 17:59  

      STOP!!! THE PROFANED CAPITAL IS THE BEST SOULS FARMING SPOT!!! RIGHT AT THE YHORM THE GIANT BONEFIRE!!! I GOT 1M SOULS IN 45 MINUTES!!! TRUST ME THIS WORKS!!!!!!!!!

      • 28 Jan 2017 03:51  

        At the High Lord Wolnir area, if you lure the skeleton mob onto the bridge, they're easy to pick off one at a time. With the CSS and SoW, I'm netting about 2.5k every minute or so. It's personally my favorite spot.

        Note: Don't cut the bridge; should it be cut, you'll need to travel to another bonfire for the bridge to repair.

        • 14 Jan 2017 09:38  

          For the 3 man serpent crystal soul spear method memorize the rock you are standing on it is a bit different colored and can be easily spotted once you get used to it

          • 12 Jan 2017 18:00  

            Most efficient spots for farming are the 3 snakes at archdragon peak at NG+ you get easily more than 7M/hour and the 3 winged knights which is giving me 6.9M/hour at NG+ please note from the bonfire to kill the 3 winged knights it takes me 1min 45 sec the knight next to the bonfire at lothric castle nets 4.3M/hour at NG+
            The summonable knight nails only 1.71M/hour at NG and can give 1.9M/hour at NG+ so please add a note to rank them 3 serpents at archdragon peak bonfire> 3 winged knights>knight next to lothric castle bonfire>summonable knight also please note that the 3 ghrus at keep ruins give less than the knight next to the lothric bonfire (comparing 3.2M/hour to 4.3M/hour) and yes i made sure i used the proper methods i used crystal soul spear for the enemies next to the bonfire i used the backstab for the summonable knight and i can quickly kill the 3 winged knights with a greatsword also note these numbers are calculated with symbol of avarice silver ring+1 shield of want and medicant staff also last note it is worth noting that from NG to NG+ souls double but they do not double from NG+ to NG++ nor do souls triple from NG to NG++ i would add these notes myself i just dont know how to

            • 12 Jan 2017 03:16  

              I'd like to note that the Silver Knights in Anor Londo can be leash pointed at the elevator: they won't cross onto the bridge, so you can easily kill them with spells or a long weapon. This is my favourite soul farming, esp. since I love sorcerers.

              • 06 Jan 2017 13:17  

                Don't miss the Irithyll Dungeon too farm them stuff and 1386 souls with The mimic head, silver ring and Shield of want per run like 15-25 sec, soo i recommend this to the wiki too, The Jailer next to the bonfire 1 and 1 per run and 1386 ;D

                • 04 Jan 2017 07:31  

                  Briefing for lazy people:

                  If at NG use the summonable knight even if you need 2 hits two kill him just backstab with hornet ring and hit with highest dmg attack you have (full charged two handed R2 with a heavy weapon , crystal soul spear, chaos bed vestiges, great lightning spear etc) he should go down this is the best method if you can kill him this way

                  For NG+ and above this still nets the same soul/run while other methods yield 3x more souls so its better to the 3 winged knights or the knight next to lothric castle bonfire or crystal soul spear the serpents at archdragon peak or kill the 3 silver knight at anor londo please add the info that the summonable knight is the best at NG only and other methods become better at NG+ thank you amd thanks for all the hard work you do

                  • 17 Dec 2016 14:12  

                    using crystal soul spear and rapport to kill the 3 ascended knights on grand archives, in NG+ using all 4 soul boosting items i can net 201k souls in 2 minutes running from bonfire to knights to bonfire. run off the ledge to the left as you run back down the stone stairs leading to the knights, just before you land, mash the dodge roll button, as soon as you land you will roll in the direction your moving the analog stick and proceed to run again. there are two ledges, missing the first one results in more hp lose. quite a bit actually. 6mil/hour, high chance for large titanite shards and good chance for chunks. plenty of weapons, armor and infusion gems too.

                    • 17 Dec 2016 05:29  

                      if your looking for mass souls, archdragon peak bonfire is best with the serpents, if you want slightly less souls but large shards and chunks, kill the 3 ascended knights above the grand archieves

                      • 17 Dec 2016 05:20  

                        the serpents at archdragon peak bonfire drop 7.7k souls per kill, if you kill the first two with one shot and then the third thats 23k a run. this run can be done in as little as 10 seconds! equip sages ring for faster effects and all 4 soul boosting items got me 7.7k per kill, easily make millions in a short space of time here

                        • 14 Dec 2016 08:11  

                          TESTING THE SECOND TO LAST METHOD IN NG+: I managed 22k per run (12s, 10-11 with sages ring+1) with the 4 soul absorption boosting items. I had to use both rings to boost sorcery powers, as my int was only 48, to still single shot the snakes. Also using the sages ring+1, during a 30 minute period i managed to get 3.4million souls. the actual time was slightly under 30 minutes due to the sages ring effect but this can be shortened with high dex and int levels. obviously over an hour you would attain almost 7 million souls....NOTE: i also had covetous silver serpent ring+1 (+20% souls), this can also be increased with the +2 version of the ring, casting time can also be shortened further by the sages ring+2

                          • 08 Dec 2016 03:56  

                            After killing the 3 ascended knights, you can either use a homeward bone to reach the bonfire in about 30 seconds or run back to it in just that time. as you descend the flight of stairs after killing the 3 ascended knights, notice the edge to your left after the railings. Jumping off this ledge will land you right outside the room with the elevator. There is one ledge that could slow you done but reduce hp loss, but at 1092, the full fall from the top to the ground with the elevator only took 2 thirds to 3 quarters of my health, this jump significantly shortens the run time back to the bonfire and matches a time of that when using a homeward bone.

                            • 06 Dec 2016 17:15  

                              using rapport on the 3 ascended winged knights atop the grand archieves is great. the two that last closest rip each other to pieces and you can kill the weak one easy, rapport the last knight and kill him, switching out for shield of want, mendicants staff, and covetous silver serpent ring nets 60k souls a run taking 3-5 minutes depending on how long the knights take to die.....win

                              • 30 Nov 2016 18:08  

                                Hey everybody i dont know if they will ever add this but if you go to archdragon peak the summoner serpent never stops and ricard drops 4000 souls so shield of want symbol of avarice covetous silver serpent ring= RICH IN SOULS

                                • 28 Nov 2016 12:46  

                                  This is my first Souls game and I'm still playing my first character, chose a Pyromancer to start because some people just wanna watch the world burn, y'know? Honestly it was for the lore aspect of it and the idea of controlling what is effectively life itself in this universe in order to kill people, which is neat-o, but I digress.
                                  I'm using all of the items listed above for farming, and I just wanted to say that even if you're not a Pyro just pick up a Pyro glove and go out of your way to get Rapport, and go to the Anor Londo bonfire knight run he was talking about, and you can start casting before the first knight lands, switch targets, Rapport the other one, and then run over to the third knight on the left and aggro him towards them. They literally kill themselves, and then just pick off what is left, since as they're under the effect of Rapport they won't attack you. Use your Coiled Sword frag, rinse and repeat. It's probably about the same rate of farming he was saying, but I just don't have the +2 ring yet.
                                  Anyway, the game's okay I guess.

                                  • 28 Nov 2016 08:14  

                                    From the Anor Londo bonfire, dont move towards the stairs, equip hawk ring and a long ranged bow (onislayer greatbow or blackbow of pharis), turn about 20 degrees to your right, youll see the silver knight walking up and down the stairs, stood from the spawn point at the bonfire i shot the knight and he proceeded to run off the cliff trying to run towards me

                                    5k souls in 5 seconds

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