Level or Soul Level in Dark Souls 3 is your player progression. Upon earning enough souls you may level up by visiting the Fire Keeper in Firelink Shrine. Leveling up allows you to raise one of your primary attribute Stats, which will in turn improve your damage with certain Weapons, Spells, allow you to equip new items as well as improve other game mechanics. See the individual stat pages for the benefits of improving each. The maximum Soul Level is 802 with all stats at capping at 99.

Visit the Build Calculator page for soul leveling calculations (How many souls from x to y)

Level Cost Increase Per Level

 This table list the cost of each Soul Level.  the formula to calculate each of the values in currently unknown but it seems each soul level increases its cost but around 2.7% per level.

 

Level Souls Required Level Souls Required Level Souls Required  Level Souls Required  Level Souls Required  Level Souls Required
1 673 161 181,549 321   481   641   801  
2 689 162 184,234  322   482   642   802  12368922
3 706 163 186,944  323   483   643      
4 723 164 189,680  324   484   644      
5       325   485   645      
6 740 165 192,442  326   486   646      
7 757 166 195,230  327   487   647      
8 793 167 198,044  328   488   648      
9 811 168 200,884  329   489   649      
10 829 169 203,751  330   490   650      
11 847 170 206,644  331   491   651      
12 1,038 171 209,564  332   492   652      
13 1,238 172 212,511  333   493   653      
14 1,445 173 215,484  334   494   654      
15 1,659 174 218,485  335   495   655      
16 1,882 175 221,513  336   496   656      
17 2,113 176 224,568  337   497   657      
18 2,353 177 227,650  338   498   658      
19 2,601 178 230,760  339   499   659      
20 2,857 179 233,897  340   500   660      
21 3,122 180 237,062  341       661      
22 3,395 181 240,255  342       662      
23 3,678 182 243,476  343       663      
24 3,969 183 246,725  344       664      
25 4,270 184 250,002  345       665      
26 4,580 185    346       666      
27 4,899 186    347       667      
28 5,228 187    348       668      
29 5,566 188    349       669      
30 5,915 189    350       670      
31 6,272 190    351              
32 6,640 191    352              
33 7,018 192    353              
34 7,407 193    354              
35 7,805 194    355              
36 8,214 195    356              
37 8,633 196    357              
38 9,064 197   358              
39 9,505 198    359              
40 9,956 199    360              
41 10,419 200    361              
42 10,893 201    362              
43 11,379 202    363              
44 11,876 203    364              
45 12,384 204    365              
46 12,904 205    366              
47 13,435      367              
48 13,979      368              
49 14,535      369              
50 15,102      370              
51 15,682                    
52 16,274                    
53 16,879                    
54 17,497                    
55 18,127                    
56 18,770                    
57 19,425                    
58 20,094                    
59 20,776                    
60 21,472                    
61 22,181                    
62 22,903                    
63 23,640                    
64 24,390                    
65 25,153                    
66 25,931                    
67 26,723                    
68 27,530                    
69 28,351                    
70 29,186                    
71 30,036                    
72 30,900                    
73 31,780                    
74 32,675                    
75 33,584                    
76 34,509                    
77 35,449                    
78 36,405                    
79 37,377                    
80 38,364                    
81 39,367                    
82 40,385                    
83 41,420                    
84 42,472                    
85 43,539                    
86 44,623                    
87 45,723                    
88 46,841                    
89 47,975                    
90 49,125                    
91 50,293                    
92 51,478                    
93 52,681                    
94 53,901                    
95 55,138                    
96 56,393                    
97 57,665                    
98 58,956                    
99 60,265                    
100 61,591                    
101 62,936                    
102 64,299                    
103 65,681                    
104 67,082                    
105 68,501                    
106 69,939                    
107 71,395                    
108 72,871                    
109 74,367                    
110 75,881                    
111 77,415                    
112 78,968                    
113 80,542                    
114 82,134                    
115 83,747                    
116 85,380                    
117 87,033                    
118 88,707                    
119 90,400                    
120 92,115                    
121 93,850                    
122 95,605                    
123 97,382                    
124 99,179                    
125 100,998                    
126 102,838                    
127 104,699                    
128 106,582                    
129 108,486                    
130 110,413                    
131 112,360                    
132 114,330                    
133 116,322                    
134 118,337                    
135 120,373                    
136 122,432                    
137 124,513                    
138 126,618                    
139 128,744                    
140 130,894                    
141 133,067                    
142 135,263                    
143 137,483                    
144 139,725                    
145 141,992                    
146 144,282                    
147 146,595                    
148 148,933                    
149 151,295                    
150 153,680                    
151 156,090                    
152 158,524                    
153 160,983                    
154 163,466                    
155 165,975                    
156 168,507                    
157 171,065                    
158 173,648                    
159 176,257                    
160 178,890  320   480   640   800      



    • Anonymous

      21 May 2020 00:52  

      trying to get proof of concord by equipping darkmoon covenant does it lower your chances of getting summoned the higher level you are? im level 146

      • Anonymous

        16 Apr 2020 05:15  

        DS 3 forum has comments from players on SL1. Starting a game the lowest SL for any of the builds is 5 ( The Thief), can any one enlighten me ??

        • Anonymous

          16 Feb 2020 13:21  

          Don't even try to get level 806 or something you'll be wasting your life on a game try for more easier goal

          • Anonymous

            29 Jul 2019 23:03  

            I’m doing a sl50 pure faith build (ChaseTheBro’s top 3 invasion builds). I have the exact same stats as him yet his stats says he has 15 more faith (I have 25 he has 40). Is there any explanation for this? He also doesn’t have the faith ring

            • Anonymous

              30 Apr 2019 13:56  

              I'm like level 376 and I can't even see hosts of embers I'd like to be able to help lower leveled players

              • Anonymous

                21 Dec 2018 18:08  

                i'm level 27 was just starting a fresh game, I went back to high wall of lothric in the beginning, started invading and found two guys trading, I picked some of their items and I got 99 souls of a great champion, 94 souls of a champion and a few trinkets. So I found approx 7,5 million souls in the beginniing. I wonder if they used a cheat to get that many souls must have taken forever to farm otherwise..?

                • Anonymous

                  17 Dec 2018 13:05  

                  I am on my way to lvl 802. Currently I'm on my 75th play through. Takes about 4 play throughs before I accumulate enough exp to go up a level, but will take 5 by the time I reach lvl 802. I get about 2 million per run, that includes the soul gems I pick up (1,500,000 exp for killing only what's required to finish the play through +450,000 exp from boss souls gems and soul gems I pick up). I don't use any +exp equipment. I'll be done by my 89th play through. Some data (if it fits): Currently level Exp needed for next level 656 7,061,198 657 7,091,226 658 7,121,419 659 7,151,657 660 7,181,980 661 7,212,389 662 7,242,884 663 7,273,464 664 7,304,130 665 7,334,882 666 7,365,719 667 7,396,644 668 7,427,654 669 7,458,751 670 7,489,934 671 7,521,204 672 7,552,560 673 7,584,004 674 7,615,535 675 7,647,152 676 7,678,857 677 7,710,650 678 7,742,530 679 7,774,497 680 7,806,552 681 7,838,695 682 7,870,926 683 7,903,245 684 7,935,652 685 7,968,147 686 8,000,731 687 8,033,404 688 8,066,165 689 8,099,015 690 8,131,954 691 8,164,981 692 8,198,099 693 8,231,305 694 8,264,601 695 8,297,986 696 8,331,461 697 8,365,025 698 8,398,681 699 8,432,425 700 8,466,260 701 8,500,184 702 8,534,200 703 8,568,306 704 8,602,502 705 8,636,789 706 8,671,167 707 8,705,636 708 8,740,196 709 8,774,847 710 8,809,589 711 8,844,424 712 8,879,349 713 8,914,366 714 8,949,475 715 8,984,676 716 9,019,969 717 9,055,354 718 9,090,831 719 9,126,401 720 9,162,063 721 9,197,818 722 9,233,666 723 9,269,607 724 9,305,640 725 9,341,767 726 9,377,986 727 9,414,300 728 9,450,707 729 9,487,207 730 9,523,801 You can see it's about a 2.7% increase in experience required each level.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Oct 2018 18:50  

                    Eventually the amount of exp you need to go up a level increases faster than you can get exp from completing games. Yoel is the only way to go up. Let's say you have 6 mill saved, you gain 2 million, but need 20 million. You get 5 levels from yoel and now you need 25 million. Getting 2 million from this cycle will not keep up. It's like trying to fly across the universe when it's expanding at a higher acceleration than your ship.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 May 2018 01:14  

                      How many soils does it take in total to get to level 297? I'm making a build with 99 strength, 99 endurance, and 99 vigor.

                      • Anonymous

                        24 May 2018 14:40  

                        Reaching max soul level is meaningless when you stop to think about it.

                        Not only do you need billions upon billions of souls, but the increase in stats from atributes like vigor after 50 and endurance after 40 is downright pathetic (between those values and 99, endurance only gives you around 10 points of stamina and health only 100).

                        Having a solid 50 on strength, dexterity, intelligence and faith let's you use any weapon you want. If you don't mind failing Siris's quest or waiting until it's done, you can always go to Rosaria and ask give her a pale tongue to re-arrange your stats too. Pretty much the only stat really woth leveling to max is vitality, since the increase in stats is always steady and you can pretty much turn into a walking armory.

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Apr 2018 05:39  

                          This kind of only works if you already have a high level friend.

                          Give the host soul boosting gear,
                          make high level easy to one shot: no armor, low Vigor, Calamity Ring, Carthus Bloodring, Prisoner's Chain, and Dusk Crown Ring,
                          summon high level with Red Soapstone,
                          kill high level,
                          rinse and repeat.

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