Recommended levels for matchmaking, by location, for Dark Souls 3. Please see our Online and Summon Range Calculator pages to understand matchmaking. Players can summon each other across NG+ cycles.

  •  +10 can be achieved as soon as you hit +9, there are early ways to get a slab.


New Game
Area Level Upgrade
High Wall of Lothric 1-20  +0-1
Undead Settlement 20-25  +1-2
Road of Sacrifices 25-35  +2
Farron Keep 35+  +3
Cathedral of the Deep 40+  +3-4
Catacombs of Carthus 45-50  +3-4
Smouldering lake  50+  +5-6
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley 55+  +5-7
Irithyll Dungeon 55+  +6-7
Profaned Capital 55+  +6-7
Anor Londo 50-60  +6-7
Lothric Castle 55-60  +7-9 (10)
Consumed King's Garden 55-60  +7-9 (10)
Untended Graves 60+  +7-9 (10)
Grand Archives 65+  +7-9 (10)
Archdragon Peak 65-70  +8-9 (10)
Kiln of the First Flame  70+  +9-10


New Game +
Area Level Upgrade
High Wall of Lothric 70-100 +10
Undead Settlement 70-100 +10
Road of Sacrifices 100-120 +10
Farron Keep 100-120 +10
Cathedral of the Deep 100-120 +10
Catacombs of Carthus 100-120 +10
Smouldering lake 100-120 +10
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley 100-120 +10
Irithyll Dungeon 100-120 +10
Profaned Capital 100-120 +10
Anor Londo 100-120 +10
Lothric Castle 120-150 +10
Consumed King's Garden 120-150 +10
Untended Graves 120-150 +10
Grand Archives 120-150 +10
Archdragon Peak 120-150 +10
Kiln of the First Flame 120-150 +10


    • Anonymous

      17 Jul 2017 12:06  

      huh... I was certain I over-levelled, but would you look at that.. My level is perfectly reasonable (hm.. maybe my way to high dmg comes from not levelling health at all, and having most points in strength, agi etc)

      • Anonymous

        11 Jul 2017 07:06  

        Whoops. Halfway through Irithyll on first time playthrough and only level 25. Sure its a bit difficult I suppose but isn't that the point?

        • Anonymous

          08 Jul 2017 03:03  

          I don't see how the levels aren't higher. For example, Last night I beat the dancer of bull*****valley and that weird seathe looking creature at around lvl 75 and had enough souls to level up twice from the dancer alone. you have to be incredibly stupid not to cash in your souls after a boss fight. Not to mention bying stuff from the shrine handmaid. I do my best not to "over level" but I guess i'm too good at keeping the souls I get and spending them accordingly.

          • Anonymous

            07 Jul 2017 00:04  

            lol im still in NG and going to the grand archives at lvl 107 and thinking im not strong enough with my weapon in +10

            • Anonymous

              04 Jul 2017 01:26  

              I m not sure but I think these levels should be higher (i mean should had been made higher by developers). If you dont buy A LOT of stuff or die too much and lose souls, you are guaranteed to be at least level 70 in the Grand Archives for example (assuming you do your best to not kill mobs more than once)

              • Anonymous

                29 Jun 2017 19:36  

                I'm getting an absolute spanking in "Irithyll of the Boreal Valley" at level 36! Was worried until I checked this list.

                • Anonymous

                  18 Jun 2017 21:43  

                  If this lvl progression is right i must be bad at the game. Lvl 50 and made it to the crucifixion woods bonfire with dual weilding +3 weapons. At the rate im going i might be over lvl 200 before i beat the game.

                  • Anonymous

                    29 May 2017 17:37  

                    Whenever I feel it's hard to invade in an area, I go check this list.
                    Most of the times I was underleveled..not bragging , just saying.
                    Also check what your highest upgrade on ANY kind of equipment is.. flames, staves, shields... another way of underleveling there!

                    • Anonymous

                      27 May 2017 08:34  

                      the list is actually really good, sl30 im roc, sl40 in cathedral, sl45 in cathacobs all insta invasions, while at sl50 in cathedral i had to wait 10 minutes to get an invasion

                      • Anonymous

                        19 May 2017 13:58  

                        I have noticed the Aldricht Faithful covenant invading does not work anymore just like it did before in ng.. After the 1.14 update came out the invading is totally vanished with my 55lvl +10 weapon.. Before the update i did lots of invading as Aldricht. I know it is basically working propelry now but has anyone else noticed this?

                        • Anonymous

                          16 May 2017 08:47  

                          Seeing a lot of comments about how this is way too low of a level, or that they are at 190 on NG+3. I just finished NG+5 and I am at 169, running into little to no issues getting through. Are you guys summoning people for boss battles???

                          • Anonymous

                            06 May 2017 23:31  

                            This list is ridiculous, must have been made by souls snobs. At lvl 128 with 40 dex, 38 str and 40 vit i still cant kill the end boss at catacombs of carthus in 20+ tries. If I did, it would take at least 15 or so near perfect minutes. No way are all but maybe 1% of the most hardcore players getting through there at level 50. It would take them an hour of perfect play just to beat the boss. This whole list is just snobbery.

                            • Anonymous

                              18 Mar 2017 12:10  

                              Hey guys lets set up a password system for pve and pvp because i find it annoying that i need to be supper carefull with my lv and weapon lv or ill have to play solo the whole game. So how about it i think Co-Op for pve and PvP for fight clubs reply yes or no if your agree or dissagree if there is enough people agree them maybe it will work.

                              • Anonymous

                                05 Mar 2017 09:00  

                                Anyone still playing on PC? I'm level 100 and am finding it tough to even get summoned as a sun bro, or a blade of the dark moon

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