New Game Plus is a feature of Dark Souls 3, wherein once the Final Boss is defeated, players have the option of replaying the game with their current stats and gear. After the credits, players are presented with an option to head straight into the next playthrough; if they opt not to, they can start the next playthrough later, from the Firelink Shrine bonfire. The consecutive playthroughs bring new challenges as enemies have increased health and damage, and there are new Souls and Rings hidden for players to find in order to continue developing their character.

Changes with Game Plus

  • Enemies have more hit points, and deal increased damage.
  • Access to upgraded Rings: +1 for NG+ and +2/+3 for NG++ (base rings also still obtainable).
  • Soul  pickups are changed to higher level versions which give more souls when consumed or sold.
  • From NG+3, the only known changes are enemy health and damage. There are an unlimited number of NG+, but enemies stop getting stronger after a certain number (believed to be from NG+7).

What carries over to New Game Plus

What doesn't carry over to New Game Plus

  • All Key Items. This includes Dark Sigils, Tomes, and Ashes (and their respective vendor ware unlocks). With the exception of Champion's Bones.
  • All Coals reset.
  • Unlocked shortcuts.
  • Discovered Bonfires.
  • All NPC states (i.e. NPC quest progression resets, dead NPCs come back to life, NPC invaders will invade again, etc.).
  • Sky changes (no more black sun and red clouds)
  • Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum trade state - all trades are reset except for the head carvings, of which you can only have one of each.

To-do Checklist before New Game Plus

    • 17 Mar 2017 15:14  

      Does anyone know the exact damage modifiers for each NG iteration? For example in DS1 the first NG+ was plus 25-50% variable HP/damage, and each new game from there was 7% more.

      Do we know if there's a bigger spike from base to ng+ or is it a consistent increase? And what IS the increase?

      • 17 Mar 2017 08:17  

        I have the odd problem of getting to the end of the game and then leaving it there for about 6 months. now I have no idea how many lizards, titanite slabs, or anything else I have already done, and don't feel like running back to check everything. NG+ here I come.

        • 06 Feb 2017 22:58  

          Add that Journey 9999 (NG+9998) is the highest recognized Journey in the game. On Journey 9999, it will say: Are you sure you want to go to Journey 9999? You won't be able to return to Journey 9999. It doesn't go any higher than that.

          • 02 Feb 2017 01:40  

            Kind of a stupid question I assume will be a no, but do your scrolls for the scholar carry over? I'm talking about Logan's Scroll, Golden Scroll and the other 2. I ****ed up my ng and ng+ saves. Didn't use the scrolls and both times the scholar vanished.

            • 28 Jan 2017 22:51  

              Ng+7 broken straight sword hollows in starting area have 282-283 hp. Ng+8 ones have 282-283 hp. Damage to player remains same as ng+7. For the record their health went up with consecutive ng pluses until ng+8. Probably old news but I was desperate to find out myself.

              • 27 Jan 2017 14:08  

                Once you get to NG+, I recommend beating Dancer and going to Lothric Castle right away. The Lothric Knights there give really nice soul amounts, especially the ones with glowing eyes give 10k each at least if you're wearing silver ring and shield of want. You can get a few more level ups easy farming those guys who are right next to bonfires.

                Once there why not get another slab by obtaining the coiled sword fragment (not needed since you should have one already from NG) and trading it to crow. Just beat Ocieros and Champion Gundyr. Then farming the Black Knights there is also kinda fun (they give 5-6k souls each) but the Lothric Knights give more souls. If I remember correctly the 2-handed sword wielding Lothric Knight next to the Sunlight Alter gives like 12-13k souls NG+.

                Also if you backtrack from Consumed Kings bonfire, the Cathedral Knights (also 2-handed sword) give surprisingly nice souls too, 10k+ each.

                I know people want to stay at lvl 120-130 for PVP etc but for those that want a character to go into lvl 150+ You can get there rather quickly in NG+ this way.

                Can't wait to get to grand archives in NG+ and see how much souls those Golden Winged Knights give. They give like 17k (with silver ring and want shield) on NG so on NG+ should be twice as much.

                • 27 Jan 2017 02:00  

                  I traded the undead bone shard with Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum and now only have plus 9 estus reinforcement can I get the bone shard back in new game plus?

                  -A Noob

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