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.

All soul farming methods can be improved by equipping the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring (10% at+1 to 35% at +3 - found before starting NG+ if you have The Ringed City DLC), the Shield of Want (20%), the Mendicant's Staff (20%), and the Symbol of Avarice (50%), which - when all pieces are equipped - will increase the total number of souls gained for killing enemies 237.60% (291.6% with CSSR+3). The buff works by multiplying the number of souls dropped by the smallest multiplier (buff) first and then multiplying the product of that calculation by the next smallest buff, etc, for all items that increase the buff. As an example, say you have equipped the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring (10% buff or a multiplier of 1.10) and the Symbol Avarice (50% or 1.50). If an enemy that drops 1000 souls is killed, the number of souls gained will be 1000*1.10=1100 and then 1100*1.50=1650. The total buff, to simplify future calculations, would be 1650÷1000= 1.65 (165%) so instead of two calculations just multiply: (number of souls dropped)*1.65=(increased number of souls gained by buff.

To increase item drops, equip the Crystal Sage's Rapier, Covetous Gold Serpent Ring, and Symbol of Avarice. You can also use  Rusted Coin  or Rusted Gold Coin, although only the first one is unlimited in NPC 'shops'.

 

Farming Item Location Notes
Souls Every Main Boss Room

The simplest and most lucrative method for farming souls is to bossrush through every mandatory boss and then continue into NG+. When optimized, each run takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours and nets a whopping 1.2 mil on just NG+ with no soul boosting items. If you already have or do not care to obtain boss items through Soul Transposition, boss souls can be exchanged for additional souls. It is also important to note that every NG+, the player can receive 5 free levels from Yoel of Londor after meeting him after the Vordt fight.

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. (With Coventous Serpent Silver Ring and Shield of Want, including picking up items: about ~95k souls per 10 minutes) Large Titanite Shards can be sold to Shrine Handmaiden for 300 souls each, so full stack (99) is worth nearly 30k souls.

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.

With Black Bow of Pharis and Hawk Ring: go up the stairs, aggro spear knight, return down, then use bow to hit sword knight at the top of the stairs. Silver Knights can't cross the bridge connecting bonfire area and stairs, so while they are standing there you can safely aggro red-eyed Silver Knight using a bow so he will fall to death. Then deal with two knights you've lured first. Great Chaos Fire Orb is especially effective as you can hit them both and deal additional damage by pool.

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 elvevator 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 20 s, 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 don't 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 I've 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) Titanite Shards if you really feel like leaping into the poisonous muck and boning homeward or running around; I usually don't.

 Souls

Dark Set (Shrine Handmaid pays 500 souls fore very piece)

Farron 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.

There's also a bow technique. Hawk Ring and Black Bow of Pharis are recommended. Dash through doors and before Darkwraiths can see you hide behind a big tree. Then aggro enemies at the distance by shooting at them. Ghrus sitting on stairs near Abbyss' Watchers bonfire can't be aimed normally, only aiming higher works due to long distance. Aggroed Ghrus will rush at Darkwraiths, which will rest upon Abbyss' Watchers doors after dealing with all ghrus. You have free time to use rusted coins before attacking weakened (but it is possible to even kill one of Darkraiths in that way) Darkwraiths after running through doors which them can't pass.

 Souls  Boss Cooping

Putting 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.

Equipping the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring and the shield of want is recommended, and for even more one can always equip the 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 accessed 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)

Fastest souls I've found is this at >100k/min in NG. Avarice, CSSR+3, Shield of Want, and Mendicant's Staff. take the elevator and rapport the twin axe knight, then go to the left and bait the 3rd knight towards the fight. Then rapport the one that the axe knight is fighting, and once its all over and done with rapport the final knight and use spells with the staff or hit it with the shield. My average run is 2:10 with 214,813 souls and some winged knight gear/titanite.

 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

Souls

Great Belfry

Unequip all armor (unless you have Symbol of Avarice) in order for reach max speed. Run across walkway by the bell and hit the Man-Serpent Summoner until he is one hit away from death. Wait for him to summon the rapier champion and then kill him. Kill the rapier champion and repeat. If you want to boost souls gained, equip Shield of Want in left hand and Mendicant's Staff in second right hand slot. As soon as you get the final hit on the Man-Serpent Summoner, swap to it then switch back to main weapon and do the same for the rapier champion. Equip Covetous Silver Serpent Ring. 

 Souls  Lothric Castle Bonfire

Requirements: 45INT, Soul Stream.

At the lothric bonfire. if you have soul stream you can kill both the lothric knights in one shot and make it back to the bonfire in less than 10 seconds. with symbol of aravice, shield of want, and silver serpent ring+3 you can make 12k/run. 72k per minute. 4.3 million per hour. takes a little time to get into a good rhythmn but it becomes very consistent

 




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    • Anonymous

      I did the last one recently, one shot kill both the knights using SS with 60 int +10 court sorcerer's staff and both int boosting rings. Use staff WA first then rest at bonfire, shoot them and WA again rinse and repeat. Just starting DS3 this month and this site is really helpful. Thx.

      • Anonymous

        On NG++, I have found that the last one is really good. But instead of using soul stream, use Crystal Soul Spear (make sure to have at least 48+ int) as the CSS cast time is short and can go through both knights using it twice. You need to be in the right position to get both of the knights with the CSS so when at the bonfire, leave and sprint to the top of the stairs, but a little to the right of the centre of the top stair. And then cast CSS twice, the first cast will deplete half of their health bars as it will penetrate the first knight and hit the second. They will stagger, and this should leave you enough tie to cast CSS again to finish them both off and go back to the bonfire and repeat. This roughly takes 10 seconds

        Now for the math, on NG++, 1 knight yields 13365 souls, so two of them will yield 26730/10sec. 160380/min. So 9622800/hour. There are not many variables which can hinder this since you don't have to wait through a load screen. The only thing you need to remember is the positioning of when you cast CSS

        • Anonymous

          That last one must be pre-patch or something.
          You can't even kill them both in one soul stream with 48 INT, +10 Court Sorcerers Staff, and both sorcery boosting rings. Not even scholars ring helps.
          It did work when I used steady chant first, but by then the second knight already walks away and even then it's still not a guaranteed ohk.

          • Anonymous

            been trying a safe variant of the method at the mausoleum. once you get the pattern down it's easy.
            you'll want lingering+slumbering rings, storyteller staff, hidden body snap freeze, toxin spray thing, and pestilent mist, a pyromancer flame, and if you can the shield of want and the mendicant staff. and...the hat, if you can manage it.
            walk toward the ground summon point, and when you hear the bell cast hidden body. when the summon is almost done snap freeze, storyteller alt, toxin spray, then pestilent mist and run back to bonfire while swapping weapons. once the enemy dies, you just run back in and repeat.
            reason for running to the bonfire is because the summon has a trigger for "enemy entered vision", plus hidden body wears off by the time you get there, provided you are timing it right. With covetous silver, avarice, want and mendicant it's 9.5k per kill.

            Maybe not as good as the dex/str variant, but it works nice and is safe.

            -Khe

            • Anonymous

              With the Symbol of avarice, Shield of Want and Covetous Silver Ring +3, you can get 6070 souls from the lothric knight at lothric castle bonefire actually

              • Anonymous

                So let me get this straight. At NG ++ the three knights at anor londo worth 27.000 souls. By applying the buff using all items (CSSR +2) you get a whooping 2.81 multiplier and a total of 75000 souls per run? Multipliers by the example of 1000 souls go like this. 1000*1.20 (Want) = 1200, 1200*1.20 (staff)= 1440, 1440*1.30 (CSSR+2)= 1872, 1872*1.50 (AVARICE)= 2808. Let me know if i am correct. Thank you.

                • Anonymous

                  Lotric Castle Bonfire
                  Total Souls:+50.000 in 60 seconds
                  Stats:40 STR
                  Items:Dragonslayer Greataxe +5,Silver Covetous Ring,Shield of Want,Symbol of Avarice
                  Rush to the closest Lothric Knight and get back immedietly,he will rush to you with lowered shield.Weapon Art of the axe will one-shot the knight.

                  Note:I do not possess the staff at the moment but if you do then it will be more than the estimated number I gave.

                  • Anonymous

                    This might be very specific, but my current way of farming souls is this: in ng+, playing as sorcerer 60int, covetous magic clutch and bellowing rings, symbol of avarice, shield of want, staff of medicant +9 (I'm not wasting a slab on this one). Start at Church of Fillianore bonfire and go back to dual wielding Ringed Knight. Crystal Soul Spear kills him in five hits. You get over 50,000 souls plus embers plus chunks (often 4 at once). Other builds also can do this, astora greatsword r2 can stunlock him, great mace can persevere him. Just the medicant staff grants a little more souls. This run is like 30s.

                    • NG+
                      Ringed Inner Wall:
                      SoA, CSSR+3, SoW, Dragonslayer Great Axe
                      x4 Undead Cleric (5346 ea)
                      64,152/1min 03sec, cant go into detail bc its not letting me post my original comment for some reason, its shorter than another comment that i saw.

                      • NG+
                        Ringed Inner Wall:
                        SoA, CSSR+3, SoW, Dragonslayer Great Axe
                        x4 Undead Cleric (5346 ea)
                        64,152/1min 03sec From bonfire run to the wall where one cleric waits for ambush, do not cross the wall and use Dsga’s WA which should go through the wall and kill the cleric, then head outside and go left towards the cleric hanging on the wall and the other on a ledge, at the right position the WA should take them both in one strike, head to the last cleric which should be triggered into climbing up after killing the two clerics from before, they use WA as far as possible from the cleric but still killing it to reduce the distance of running back to the bonfire, rest at the bonfire, repeat.The best I could manage was 3 cycles in 1min 03sec in which I made 64,152 souls in 1min 03sec, any better methods?

                        • Anonymous

                          "The buff works by multiplying the number of souls dropped by the smallest multiplier (buff) first and then multiplying the product of that calculation by the next smallest buff, etc, for all items that increase the buff."
                          This isn't right. Multiplication doesn't care about the order. 1.10*1.50 is the same as 1.50*1.10. All 4 is 1.50*1.20*1.20*(1.10 or 1.35(depending on ring))

                          • Anonymous

                            if you have the ringed city DLC go the place where slave knight gael is and farm the double ultra greatsword ringed knight and he will drop 31,590 souls! man thats a lot!!! this worked for me and i hope it works for you. AND ONLY if you are an expert killing Ringed knights

                            • Anonymous

                              Consistent, low soul level, and low skill technique for the Anor Londo Bonfire method which was described above:

                              Requires: 15 intelligence
                              Result: 17,820 souls per 60 seconds
                              Gear: slumbering dragoncrest ring, lingering dragoncrest ring, covetous silver serpent ring, symbol of avarice, shield of want, any catalyst, hidden body spell, any high-damage weapon (I used a +6 crystal flamberge, the strongest melee weapon I had which could be two-handed on my mage build).

                              1. Equip all items above. I used shield of want in left hand, catalyst in right hand, and 2H melee weapon as a swap in right hand
                              2. Load out from Anor Londo Bonfire and run up the stairs
                              3. Halfway up the staircase (just as you see the first knight peaking over the top) cast hidden body
                              4. Switch catalyst to 2H melee weapon
                              5. Run behind and backstab the first silver knight while it's walking down the stairs. With both hidden body and slumbering dragoncrest ring, the knights will be completely oblivious to your presence. They also have extremely large backstab windows making this a very low-skill attack.
                              6. This wont kill the knight unless you're very high level. You'll have to run up and finish the knight as it's recovering from the backstab. I used weapon art heavy attack.
                              7. Don't loot the body yet. Instead, immediately turn around and repeat the same procedure on the second knight. You should be able to catch this knight at the top of the stairs. Lingering dragoncrest ring ensures that your hidden body spell lasts long enough to do this.
                              8. Again, don't loot the body yet. Instead, run directly through the right door at the top of the stairs. Your hidden body should expire just as you run through this door, but don't worry. If you've timed it right, the red-eyed silver knight will have just passed the door and be facing left. It won't see (or hear) you. You can backstab this enemy and then use weapon art heavy attack to finish it as it's recovering from the backstab.
                              9. Loot the red-eyed knight, then start running back towards the bonfire. The bodies of the other two silver knights will have rolled down the stairs towards the bonfire, loot them as you pass.
                              10. Rest at bonfire, repeat. From bonfire to bonfire, this loop takes a little under 60 seconds.

                              Notes:
                              If you don't have enough health you may have to take a swig of estus on the way back to the bonfire (you'll need at least 600 health to survive 60 seconds with the symbol of avarice equipped) which will slow you down a second or two.

                              The reason we don't loot the first two knights right away is so that we get the timing right. You want to catch the red-eyed knight as it's going down stairs, not up. This saves us from needed to recast hidden body. Also, for some reason this knight's backstab window is much smaller when it's walking up stairs.

                              If you die, fret not. You already have hidden body and slumbering dragoncrest ring equipped! Use these to recover your souls risk-free.

                              Enjoy!

                              • Anonymous

                                idk about you guys, but when i kill the drakeblood knight in the mausoleum, only the first knight gives big souls, the rest after him give about half that.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Unpopular souls farm spot (only for dlc): last ringed knight in slave knight Gaels arena
                                  Even tho it's slow you can get a lot of souls in no time

                                  • Anonymous

                                    A better farm for souls/chunks that is quick is the dreg heap bonfire. WALK forward from the bonfire and go left to the Harald. A plunging attack should kill it at the 23-25 second mark. This is a reliable and relatively fast farm.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      At the grand archives, each run takes 2-4 minutes and nets between 73-100k souls in NG.

                                      Equip all four pieces (CSS, SoA, MS, and SoW) and have a pyronmancy flame equipped also.
                                      Spells: Rapport, any damaging orb spell to finish enemies off.
                                      Go up the elevator from the bonfire, go right out the door and then left up to the bell tower.
                                      Go through the arch far enough for the winged knights to drop down.
                                      As soon as the one with the axes touches the ground cast rapport and then move away switching to SoW/MS.
                                      The knights will fight and likely kill each other each dropping roughly 37K souls (w/ CSS +3).
                                      If one is still alive but low health quickly kill it and then use coiled sword fragment to return to bonfire (if you want to kill the 3rd you can but I reckon the time and effort doing this isn't worth it and to just reset).
                                      If the 2nd knight still has high health cast rapport on it and agro the third knight, cast spells at the non rappored knight and finish both off, use Coiled sword fragment to reset.

                                      I found each run takes around 2-4minutes depending on luck and the number of souls you get meant I hgad over 1mil in well under 20minutes.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        At Lothric Castle bonfire, with 99 int (can be done with less) and a +10 court sorcerer's staff, on NG, I was able to get 3,237,00 souls in one hour.

                                        Equipment:
                                        Right hand: Court sorcerer's staff +10
                                        Left hand: Scholar's candlestick for 10% sorcery bonus
                                        Helmet: Symbol of avarice
                                        Rings: Young Dragon Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, Magic Clutch Ring, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring
                                        Spell: Crystal soul spear


                                        Method: From bonfire, sprint to stand on top of the steps-ward end of the large gash near the middle of the carpet, which is about 2m back from the top of the steps. Lock onto the lothric knight walking away through the door, and fire straight away. It will instakill that knight, and the one behind it. As soon as the spell has been released, turn off target lock, turn around, and sprint back to the bonfire. Use bonfire, exit bonfire, rinse and repeat. Each knight will net you 4125 souls, so each cycle will net 8250 souls. Each cycle takes only slightly more than 9 seconds.

                                        Note that 99 intelligence is not necessary - I did 1126 damage with the above build, but the knights only have 1079 health. I have not bothered experimenting to find the lowest intelligence level to make this build viable. However, compromised versions of this build (which earn less souls because you don't have soul-increasing items equipped because you have to wear e.g. dusk crown and lloyd's sword ring) are possible from shortly after 50 intelligence.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Lothric castle knight actually yields around 270k souls per 10 mins (I timed it), using highly optimized pathing. (Not counting sellable items - including sellable items, it's more like 290k.)

                                          Build:
                                          Weapon: pyromancer's parting flame+10 (not actually necessary to be that high)
                                          Pyromancy: Chaos bed vestiges
                                          stats: int 40, faith 20
                                          Helmet: Symbol of avarice
                                          Shield: Shield of want
                                          Rings: great swamp ring, witch's ring, sage ring (for that extra speed, yo!), covetous silver serpent ring. (Note: If you have high enough faith, you can 2-hit the knight even without the great swamp ring, so then you can replace it with covetous gold serpent ring to get a higher chance of the titanite chunk).

                                          Pathing: Sprint in a straight line from the bonfire to the top of the steps, slightly out in the middle of the red carpet away from the post on the right so that the post does not block the shot (I like to stand right on top of the rip in the carpet closest to the top of the steps). Shoot one. Shoot two. The knight is dead. Your stamina is probably depleted. As soon as the second shot has been released, release target lock, turn around quickly, and run straight back to bonfire. Use bonfire. Exit. Repeat. DO NOT PICK UP THE ITEM THE KNIGHT DROPS - IT GETS ADDED TO YOUR INVENTORY AUTOMATICALLY (or at least, does for me.)

                                          The whole cycle takes about 11 seconds, so you can get 5 and a bit cycles per minute, each cycle yields 4950 souls. The math stack up good.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Protips for covenant item farming:

                                            Two factors matter when item farming, item discovery, and time per kill. Minimize irrelevant stats in favor of luck and whatever stat governs the highest damage weapon you use. HP, FP, stamina and equip load don't really matter since you'll be near bonfires, and you can more easily compensate for these with rings like prisoner's chain, ring of favor, life ring etc. Strength weapons with abusable weapon arts are good since all the farmable enemies can be knocked down and/or stunlocked without heavy investment in strength.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I am farming the knight down the escalator at the Ringed City Walls.
                                              With Covetous Silver Serpent Ring+3 and Shield of Want+3 I get 14.500souls/kill.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                One of my favorite spots is at the Ringed City Streets bonfire. Once the shortcut is open, walk outside and to the right and there’s a Ringed Knight below you near the cliff where the Dragonhead Shield is located. Equip your farming gear and you can net over 30k from killing him. Coiled sword back to the bonfire, rinse, and repeat. You can cast fall control or use the cat ring to mitigate the fall damage if you choose to go the plunging attack route. 500k in about 15 minutes if you’re good.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  if you go to ringed city and duke it out with any ringed knight using you can net yourself 10k souls a kill Shield of Want, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Symbol of Avarice and the Mendicant's Staff

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I know others have posted better but I'm sharing my experience with chaos/dark build. Ringed Inner Wall (Ringed City) basic mobs give 1700+ with +3 silver ring and shield of want on NG. Chaos LKSS one shots them, 5 mobs on the stairs takes about 10-20 seconds and back to the bonfire, maybe even go down and kill the ringed knight if you're capable for more souls. About 25,500-51,000 souls a minute avg just killing the basic mobs. Or you can kill the few on the balcony but they take a second to climb up and can easily be knocked off which is even closer to the bonfire if your weapon is lacking.

                                                    I know this is a super late game area, but I found it useful as at this point I wanted to upgrade more weapons and buy tools and of course F A S H I O N S O U L S

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Archdragon peak method gives over 2 million souls an hour (2.6m± if CSSR+3 is equipped) with the least amount of equipment, skill, prep, or even movement. 10 second runs to one shot the two serpent guys right next to the bonfire, it's the best spot for pure soul farming. If you're already farming in lothric or the grand archives, consider switching to this spot to make your life easier and your farming faster.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The farming in this game barely has any grind and I'm grateful for it... Love when I hear people saying it took a joke of an amount of time or a short lived run like that took to long.. maybe I'm just preconditioned by games that really made me grind... Oh and git gud, casuals... Or w/e

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If you simply need souls, consider putting your sign down for some jolly cooperation! You obviously miss out on any drops, but your souls are safe on death, and you can just focus on enjoying the game :)

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Lothric Castle bonfire has some crazy soul farming potential if you're running Sorceries. At 60 INT with a +10 Court Sorcerer's Staff, you can easily 1shot not only the knight right next to the bonfire, but also his spear-wielding buddy down the hall. Lock onto knight #1 from the top of the small steps and line yourself up with both knights and cast Crystal Soul Spear, and it'll go through both knights, netting you 8.1k souls in under 10 seconds with CSSR +3 and Shield of Want. Factoring in bonfire rest times of ~5 seconds, you're getting about 32k souls every minute using this method. Do the math, and that's 1.9 MILLION souls every hour.

                                                            To hit the 1shot, I'm using Lloyd's Sword Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest, Magic Clutch/Young Dragon Ring, Dusk's Crown, and an offhanded Scholar's Candlestick. Everything is really easy to obtain, and once you got a rhythm down you can just open a movie on another monitor and go on autopilot. 3 million souls per movie ain't bad at all.

                                                            Have fun!

                                                            -Dave

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Go to Keep Ruins turn around and kill the three guys there then kill the three tree guys that are to the right in 10 min. I got 22,691 souls with only the covetous silver serpent ring

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                If you spawn at CLEANSING CHAPPEL walk straight out the front doors..... turn right to go up the first set of stairs.... turn right to go stright into a wall with the drop off in elevation to your right and stop as you hit the wall wothout going down the dropoff..... you will recieve 5702 souls with all the multipliers....something dies walking through a wall that isnt loaded or something i really wish i knew what it was!! use coiled sword fragment and repeat

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  20k souls in NG (soul farming equipment & incl. +3 ring). Bonfire: Ringed City Streets Time: 30 ~ 40 sec. Requirements: Must opened shortcut to Dragon Bridge. Plunge the Ringed Knight just before the Dragon / Midir bridge and hit him 2 times so he falls of into the canyon. Switch to Mendicant Staff. Then, use Coiled Fragment to warp back to the bonfire. Rinse & repeat.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    filianore's rest. outside the baren land there is a lone wandering ringed knight, it gives 37k souls per kill.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Grand archives bf to winged knights, dark infused +10 dagger plus all soul + gear. hit the elevator, send it back down, run to tower, backstab all 3 knights and bone back and repeat, 100k souls every 5 mins

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        "The buff works by multiplying the number of souls dropped by the smallest multiplier (buff) first and then multiplying the product of that calculation by the next smallest buff, etc," Kinda cringe to forget about the commutative property of multiplication tbh :\

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          OK why would you farm souls in the first place? I took CSSR and SOW, and already at level 70 after my second lord of cinder.

                                                                          • Another great one is located in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley at the Distant Manner Bonfire; head up the stairs to your left with Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Symbol of Avarice, Shield of Want and Mendicant's Staff if you have it. Head to the lake and roll[be sure to have under 70% weight] to the right and into the sewer archway. Sewer Centipede's here will net you close to 2,000 souls per and if you have a greatsword with a one hit kill, you can do this run in 1-1.5 minutes, then Coil Fragment back to bonfire and repeat.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              On the Tower on the Wall once you have unlocked the elevator down to the wraith, a really good loop is to head down from the bonfire to the elevator. At the bottom, step off the elevator before aggroing rhe wraith, put on the symbol of avarice, then shoot the wraith in the back with a bow. As he runs toward you, backstep onto the elevator. You will shoot up and he will fall into the shaft. As you ride up, Homeward to the bonfire and repeat. Easy 4.1k per 2 minutes.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Quite early game spot I like, personally, is the dilapidated bridge if you've already opened the gate across the bridge, you can drop kill the three rats and , with the silver serpent ring get 573 souls about every 20-30 seconds depending on how quick you go.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Found a sweet farming spot using toxic and poison mist the 3 winged knights on top of the archives just stand on the terrance below where they stand after you lure them to jump

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Respec glitched for 99 Int and went to Lothic Castle bonfire. Used a Sorcerer's Court Staff + 9 in one hand, Scholar's Candlestick in the other. Symbol of Avarice on head. Young Dragon Ring, Bellowing Dragon Ring, Magic Clutch Ring, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring. Aimed a Crystal Soul Spear so it would hit both Lothric Knights near the bonfire, swapping the Scholar's Candlestick to the Shield of Want after the cast. 9,900 souls each time, did it 61 times in 10 minutes for 609,300 souls.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Filianore's rest bonfire: Kill the ringed knight with paired swords takes approcimately 1 min and the same souls as the ascended winged knights. It's pretty equal to the winged knights method unless you can kill him really quick. But he drops chunks and twinklings and scales. Way better than just large shards which if you please as well you can sell them for more souls. I usually use my melee build but maybe try a dark dagger with dark clutch ring the mask that gives dark bonus and hornet ring if you're good at backstabbing he takes about 15 secs. The total run takes about 45-60 secs. Very risky but very rewarding. Though the highest one is definetly at archdragon peak using crystal soul spear.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Distant manor bonfire. Killing a sewer centipede gives 990 souls with shield of want + cssr. There are 8 centipedes in sewer. Less risky with slumbering dragon ring. +6 raw dragonslayer axe kills with two swings. Best spot before anor londo and profaned capital imo.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Ringed City Inner Walls bonfire is the best IMO. I’m using the Symbol of Avarice, Shield of Want and the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +3, Kill all of the mobs (beware of 2 enemies that build up curse, not good bad if you take them out quick) kill the preachers in the building and the two ringed knights and it gives me 150,000 souls

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Farm the Golden Winged Knights up the elevator from the grand archives bonfire using rapport, with all the usual items on, Mimic head, silver and gold serpent rings, the staff, and the shield of want, they drop like 30000 each and there's 3, so run out onto the roof and then back so 2 fall down in front of you, use rapport on 1, then use rapport on whoever wins the fight and kill them yourself, then just use rapport on the last guy with his back turned, the just backstab them till they die. Rinse and repeat

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              My favorite farming place is filianores rest the ringed knight with just ssr+3 and shield of want on regular no you get about 27k souls a minute

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                With 99 Int, a Court Sorcerer's Staff +9, the three magic damage rings, and a Scholar's Candlestick, I can one-shot the knight next to the Lothric Castle bonfire. With the Symbol of Avarice and Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +3, that's 5k souls in less than 10s. I prefer this over the other methods because it's 100% foolproof - you can literally cast from the bonfire, so it's cast, rest, repeat with no need to move. I respec out of 99 Int when I'm done farming, since that's not really ideal for SL120 builds or lower.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  If anyone is loyal to miracles with 60 faith in the first playthrough, go to archdragon peak and kill the drakeblood summon in the room with sitting dragons. Equip both miracle rings and lightning clutch with covetus serpent ring +3. Use Talisman+10(NOT CANVAS, because this one offers 226 spellbuff for +10 with 60 faith and has same hyper armor to counter-attack greatsword worshippers). Put Talisman for your left hand(So you can proc Unfaltering). And put Shield of Want in your right hand(Obviously it stacks with Serpent Ring). MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUNLIGHT SPEAR BECAUSE ITS THE BEST NUKING SPEAR(be close and direct, he wont dodge your miracle anyways). You'll be dealing 810 in just New game and he'll die in two hits. Absolutely do not kill the Serpent summoner as she will continue to summon the drakeblood knight. He offers 6480 souls each time you kill him and he'll respawn consistently which gives you time to heal up(And the best part is that he offers more estus since hes an NPC player) and kill him over again. Stand in between the bell so you dont get hit by projectiles. This is less time consuming and allows consistent gameplay and farming. I find this the best place to test miracle damage and soul farming.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Am I the only one that knows that without boosts or NG the dark knight outside the Faron keep bonfire and to the left a ways drops 2500 souls? I’m able to level up maybe 10 times an hour.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Archdragon Peak: Excellent spot, however there is room for improvement: Double kill 2 guys, then kill the one on the left. If none of them drop an item, restart. If 1 or more of them drop an item, do a circle, kill the 4th guy, and restart. Why? Because these guys drop lightning gems, large titanite shards, and titanite chunks. In scope of farming, often enough to make it viable to run and pick up all the loot. LTShard is 4k at the maiden, and if an item drops it's most likely to be it, so there's the insurance.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Lothric Castle. Make sure your homie crystal souls arrow hits both knights. 29k souls every run (with all soulboosts) about 7 runs per minute = over 200k souls per minute. Best in the game.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          For farming I usually use the Ringed City Streets bonfire on ng+, what I do is equipe all one of all the souls up items and then kill all the ringed knights and the judicator giant, doing that gives me about 100 k. souls per once-through

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Since Rapport has no limit on affected targets, I decided I would rapport and backstab the third knight while the first two duke it out. Using all the soul farming gear EXCEPT the staff: 3 winged knights 94770 @ 1m 45s, 54154 / min, 3.249m / hr. Far and away the best, clearing nearly 100k in just over a minute and a half with time taken to collect items.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Finally got enough faith to use rapport and tested the winged knights. Using CSSR+3, Shield of Want, Symbol of Avarice, and Mendicant's staff (for the first one to die, not the second): 69498 @ 1m 36s, 43436 / min, 2.625m / hr. I found it useful to use the slumbering dragoncrest ring so I could cast rapport without being attacked. Very time-efficient and very safe since one knight will kill the other and be weak enough that you can cast rapport on it and finish it off without risk.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I tested anor londo vs lothric castle bonfire farming (melee, CSSR+3, Shield of Want, Symbol of Avarice) using a stopwatch, timing from beginning to return to bonfire, and I came up with the following: 2 anor londo silver knights: 12100 @ 30s, 24200/min, 1.452m / hr [][] 2 anor londo silver knights + third red-eye knight: 21870 @ 54s, 24300 / min, 1.458m / hour [][] 2 lothric castle knights: 16100 @ 37s, 26100/min, 1.566m / hr [][] 3 lothric castle knights: 25758 @ 58s, 26626 / min, 1.599m / hr. So, for a melee build, clearing the 3 knights and 2 clerics at lothric (pulling the last one with a bow) is the most efficient per minute without using magic. I might respec and parse out the souls/min for using rapport on the tower knights before the prince fight.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Anor Londo is alright, but I found Lothric Castle knights are really efficient. Using the Black Knight Sword's poise button, I clear through 3 knights and 3 priests and run back in around a minute, with my soul absorption gear netting me a total of about 21000 souls per run. After selling all the drops, I had farmed ~700k in a half hour and have all the embers and large titanite shards I could ever need (and a couple dozen chunks)

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Someone honestly needs to remove that first entry. Speedrunning the entire game while also making it progressively harder is not "farming".

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      From the lothric castle bonfire cast rapport then follow with toxic mist on all three lothric knights then by the time you run back they'll all of died.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        grand archives winged knights with rapport is probably the best method assuming you have everywhere unlocked

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Don’t know why but anor Londo seems to have an 100% drop rate of shards for me. I ended up with hundreds today alone.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            I found that on ng+ the grand archives clear is the best method for me personally to farm souls. Barely any risk involved and scholars drop an absurd amount of souls. This is ofc with the shield of want, symbol of avarice and the cssr+3. With the route that I take I farm roughly 250k souls in 4 minutes. I might make a vid on the route that I take soon.

                                                                                                                            • Alternate Method: Illusive Harvester (NG+++) ---Use the Red Eye Orb to invade the world of Pontiff Sulyvahn. ---Equip the Shield of want, CSS+3 and the Mendicant Staff. ---Now evade and pick a spot in the vicinity and use the Young White Branch to mask yourself. ---Caveat :: If you are patient and also lucky enough to be undetected by the host or other invaders, you could rake in 2.5Million souls in 30min or more.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                When farming the winged knights on top of lothric castle,use slumbering dragon ring(optional,but makes it 100%risk free) hidden body(also optional,but still needed for 100%risk free) and the pyromancy turn undead...every knight can be turned on one another and on the last knight ,it will simply act as if you weren't even there this letting you snack it until it dies(recommended some form of close range combat becuase you vant lock on to use spells while an enemy is under the effects of turn undead which makes mage pures annoying at times to connect hits) so if you exacute this correctly and it doesn't take alot of skill to do so,then you can get a reliable,high income souls farm with minimal risk.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Hey. Not sure how to edit a page so just going to ask if someone else might add something for me :) I've found that when farming souls at the Lothric Castle bonfire, if you have the capability to use Soul Stream, both the first and second knight can be hit and possibly killed in one blow. Therefore doubling the soul output. If that's good advice and anyone has the time to maybe make a note of that here for me, much appreciated.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Profaned Captial bonfire, jump off the platform and yeet the gargoyle, i've gotten 16,200 souls per kill off it using all the boost items i can possibly equip. (mendicant staff, shield of want, symbol of avarice, covetous silver serpent +3. use a great hammer to smash it dead then switch to the mendicant staff immediately after killing it to get the souls boost.) coiled sword/homeward bone back to the bonfire, rise and repeat.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      Dragon Kin: 2 Ashen Estus+9, 13 Estus+9, 2-handing Dark Lothric Greatsword +10, Mendicant's staff on your back from Left hand, Shield of Want as 2nd Right-hand weapon, Symbol of Avarice & Silver Serpent Ring equipped. Stand behind spawn, lock on, Back stab, immediately go to Weapon Skill while he's down, Strong R2 as he's getting up, switch to shield, return to location behind spawn, switch back to 2-handing sword, refill estus every few times. Run directly to the bonfire to reset if a Havel spawns to waste your time. Nets you 9,504 per 15-17 seconds, roughly 2 million souls per hour.

                                                                                                                                      • 255K/min!! Grand Archives Bonfire--------(NG+++): Gear: Symbol of Avarice + Gold Serpent Ring (+3) + Silver Serpent Ring (+3) + Mendicant Staff + Shield of Want. Strategy: Equip Rapport. Use the elevator to go 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). Each winged knight would net about 85k souls. Use Rapport on the first knight that jumps down. Head into the tower room and RELAX. Be sure to ensure that all your gear is equipped (watch your health, as the symbol of avarice will continue to drain it). As soon as one knight is down, go back out and use Rapport on the second knight and finish him off, repeat the same for the third, use the coiled sword fragment to exit and repeat the process again. Good Luck

                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          >>>100k/min Method!!<<< Anor Londo (NG++): Symbol of Avarice + Silver Serpent Ring (+3) + Mendicant Staff (Immediatly after every kill) + Shield of Want Using a Dark Exile Curved Greatsword +10, 50 STR, I killed every Silver Knight in 3 normal hits and the red eyed one in 4. Starting from the bonfire, running up and rushing the 3 knights, and then coming back takes me about 40 seconds (Not picking up items or losing time in any way). I did 2 tests: 1. 5:00 run, no deaths, almost perfect run = total of 499,078 souls, which means about 99,815 souls/min 2. 25:00 run, no deaths, perfect run (didn't even use estus) = 2,565,355 souls, which means about 102,614 souls/min Compared to almost every other non-PVP farming method I've seen, this is optimal for STR based characters. I recommend using Chloranthy Ring (+3) and run as much as you can to save time.

                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                            Invading has the highest potential for soul gaining. I invaded someone yesterday and got 1.3 mil in just a few mins on sl190 in pointiff Sullivan. I didn't even kill anyone. An invader killed some guy and I got over 320k and I sat at the pointiff Sullivan bonfire door and racked up points until someone found me. Took maybe 10 mins to gain 1.3 mil souls.

                                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                              If you're a mage and have soul stream and about 70int with the dragoncrest rings, the lothric castle is a great place to farm souls. I run to the top of the stairs and cast soul stream before the Knight agros and if you line it up correctly, you'll hit the other knight in the hallway. With practice, you can kill both of them every time. It takes maybe 20 seconds to kill them both, collect the loot and rest at the bonfire

                                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                That Great Belfry tip is hellishly flawed. On a good run, it’ll only net ~2 mil an hour, where as killing the summoner then running back to the bonfire will net a good ~3 mil an hour with maxed out farming gear

                                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                  Yeah, ***** letting Richard the Rapist spawn. I’m netting about 12k from the summoner alone, with all the gear and a CSS+1, in 10 second runs, and the fact that they want us to trigger Richard while in NO armor pretty much adds 20 more seconds to the run and tells anyone wanting to get the max they can without an intelligence or vigor build to go ***** themselves

                                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                    Some of the pages on this site are fully retarded. "By far the best" for farming souls is to run through the entire *****ing game, for a "whopping" 1.2mil souls? Not to mention that entire section is a single sentence with about 150 words in it.

                                                                                                                                                    • I found that at the first bonfire in archdragons peak, the serpent men are great for soul farming with a sorc build. Using a Mendicant staff +10, silver covetous ring +3, symbol of avarice and shield of want for Max soul gain; there are 3 of these guys you can kill with crystal soul spear, 2 in 1 shot if you line it up properly and pick off the other. You can kill these 3 and reset in 10-12 seconds for 13122 souls per run in regular NG, which can get you about 4m souls an hour once you've mastered it. :D

                                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                        I use the three Winged Fattys on top of the grand archives at lothric castle. Using Serpent Ring i get roughly 15000 souls per kill. Spawn at the Grand Archives Bonfire, take the shortcut elevator upwards, scale the rooftops to kill them. Quite simple. Gets bout 45000 quite quickly

                                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                          Pretty good early-game run:

                                                                                                                                                          Farron Keep Perimeter.

                                                                                                                                                          Start by killing the three resting Ghru, which will net 1155 with CSSR alone. Then, continue on to where the Black Knight is ((careful not to agro the Lycanthrope)), and kill him for an additional 990, totaling 2145 Souls in only about 2-3 minutes.

                                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                            i found half decent way, going to keep ruins, as per usual, then kill the 3 grunts behind but then bow the attention of the 3 tree ghoul things, using the great fire chaos orb and 2 fp flasks and im done, takes 2 throws to kill each one, usually get around 14k per 40 seconds, you have to be very swift, when you lure the tree ghouls i can luckily hit all 3 with 1 orb (timed well), hope this helps for the lower levels. i need to add that my time of doing this my int is 12 and faith 15. find it much better than most ways, even if you want to add 30 secs to your run you can jump down and gather the items.
                                                                                                                                                            rings: covetous silver serpent ring, covetous gold serpent ring, witches ring and deep ring. noob power!!!

                                                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                              I farm the dual greatsword ringed knight near the church of filianore bonfire. With shield of want, silver serpent ring +3, and symbol of avarice, it gives some 42,000ish souls per kill. It's an easy kill using the frayed blade. Then i just coiled sword back to the bonfire and repeat.

                                                                                                                                                              • Great soul and titanite farming location. Try the Consumed King bonfire. Using the rapport pyromancy, backtrack from the bonfire into the garden area, and minionize the cathedral knight by the doorway. Then lure out the second knight on the adjacent stairway so that the 2 knights fight it out. Easy 20k plus cathedral knight gear right there. Continue onward into the gargen, and use rapport again to nerf the 3 pus of man that wander the toxic areas, followed by the cathedral knight on the central platform. You'll get a guaranteed large titanote shard if not a chunk from each of the pus of man, plus a potential ember or dark gem. Currently in ng4, and getting about 80k each pass plus items.

                                                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                  Another reason the white jailers are good for farming is that they often drop their daggers which can be sold for 1k souls each

                                                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                    I think that no one has mentioned a VERY early game farm. In the undead settlement, go through the seed to unlock the door by the dilapidated bridge bonfire. Then go to the bonfire to reset the enemies. Go backacross the bridge and into the sewer, jump attack the rats, climb the ladder and go back to the bonfire to reset the enemies. I used the Dark Hand from Yuria and one shot when jumping, SL 13. Really easy, gets 510 souls every run, each run takes about 27 seconds, so about one thousand every minute. I spent about an hour farming this, and one shot pretty much everything until Catacombs of Carthus (where I two shot the skeletons). Tell me what you think about it. Most of these are late game, and I wanted one that is accessible to anyone.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                      To improve a bit on the Great Belfry run with the man-serpent summoner:

                                                                                                                                                                      Results:
                                                                                                                                                                      7k every run (10.9 seconds on average). Comes out to a little over 2.3 mil an hour.

                                                                                                                                                                      Items and strategy:
                                                                                                                                                                      Covetous silver serpent ring (+3), shield of want, mendicants staff, millwood greatbow (+5), and hawk ring.
                                                                                                                                                                      Assuming other greatbows work as well. Knight's ring and hunter's ring might give you the levels to do enough damage for a one hit kill.

                                                                                                                                                                      With 44/43 in str/dex, you take two steps from the great belfry bonfire up the stairs to oneshot the man-serpent summoner, swap to mendicant's staff before the arrow connects, and rinse and repeat.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                        I have a better method (150k soulsin less than 5 min), sorry if i'm bad in english, i'm from brazil, ok so i give all the credits to Felipe Ramos who is an youtuber and he teached a bunch of people how to do this farming here is the video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XSYiWas6xE )

                                                                                                                                                                        First of all, you need a pyromancy called Rapport, purchased from Karla for 7000 souls after giving her Quelana Pyromancy Tome, after this grab all the itens form this toppic (CSSR, symbol of avarance etc), go to the great library, and make shure you have unlocked that elevator on your right, ok so now you go up the stairs pass the door and go left, you will go to a roof just keep going until you find a tower and if you look up that tower you will see 3 golden winged knights, be shure to have the Rapport on your left hand wait until they go down, lock on, and use the pyromancy, they will start to hit each other and eventually one of them will be killed, if the guy that you used the piromancy is killed, just use on the one who is alive and kill him, after this there will be one knight alive, just do the pyromancy again and kill him, this process will make you win (im in NG++++) 53 thousand per knight, total 150 thousand, than just use a homeward bone and do all the process again, anything just add me on ps4 and we can talk on a party: Busson-

                                                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                          At the Anor Londo bonfire, if you face the stairs and look to the right you'll see a silver knight patrolling a platform. Shoot him with an arrow to get his attention and he will almost always fall off the edge, giving you over 6000 souls with the Covetous Silver Serpent ring, Shield of Want, and Mendicants Staff. Rest at the bonfire and repeat. 100% risk free soul farming.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                            If your extremely lazy (like myself) you can go to the white birch at the cathedral of the deep. Of course this only works if the giant archer is still alive, but if he is then he'll shoot everything down for you. Unlike the other spots the enemies here respawn (pop out of the ground) and net 200 souls each without soul boosters. I've found that if you kill everything on the lower area and stand in the center things won't attack you.

                                                                                                                                                                            Obviously this isn't optimized for time so to expedite the process you'll want all of the soul boosting gear (but NOT the symbol of avarice). Then you can let the game run in the background for however long you want while you go take care of something else.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                              Other early farming places:

                                                                                                                                                                              - Tower on the Wall, go down the stairs in the direction of the dragon, let the dragon burn everything, repeat, ca. 1k souls each time

                                                                                                                                                                              - Vordt of the Boreal Valley, go back, kill the knights, repeat, ca. 2k souls each time

                                                                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                The Onyx Blade works extremely well on the Ascended Winged Knights. Combined with Hidden Body and Rapport, it provides a very fast way to farm a ton of souls. Personally my favorite method.

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