Level or Soul Level (SL) in Dark Souls 3 is the progression of your character's attribute growth through the acquisition of souls. As your character earns souls, they may increase their SL by speaking with the Fire Keeper in Firelink Shrine to spend souls for levels. Each level increases the number of souls required to proceed to the next and allows you to raise one of your primary attribute Stats by 1 point. The maximum Soul Level is 802, where each attribute is at their maximum value of 99 points.

Visit the Build Calculator page for soul leveling calculations.

Level Cost Increase Per Level

The following table lists the number of souls required for each Soul Level (e.g., a character must spend at least 706 souls to progress from SL 3 to SL 4). It is assumed that each level increases its soul-cost by about 2.7%.

 

Level Souls Required Level Souls Required Level Souls Required  Level Souls Required  Level Souls Required  Level Souls Required
1 - 161 178,890 321   481   641   801  
2 673 162 181,549  322   482   642   802  12368922
3 689 163 184,233  323   483   643      
4 706 164 186,944  324   484   644      
5 723 165 189,679 325   485   645      
6 740 166 192,441  326   486   646      
7 757 167 195,229  327   487   647      
8 775 168 198,043  328   488   648      
9 793 169 200,884  329   489   649      
10 811 170 203,750  330   490   650      
11 829 171 206,644  331   491   651      
12 847 172 209,564  332   492   652      
13 1,038 173 212,510  333   493   653      
14 1,238 174 215,484  334   494   654      
15 1,445 175 218,485  335   495   655      
16 1,659 176 221,512  336   496   656      
17 1,882 177 224,567  337   497   657      
18 2,113 178 227,649  338   498   658      
19 2,353 179 230759  339   499   659      
20 2,601 180 233,896  340   500   660      
21 2,857 181 237,062  341       661      
22 3,122 182 240,254  342       662      
23 3,395 183 243,475  343       663      
24 3,678 184 246,724  344       664      
25 3,969 185 250,002  345       665      
26 4,270 186 253,307  346       666      
27 4,580 187 256,641  347       667      
28 4,899 188 260,003  348       668      
29 5,228 189 263,395  349       669      
30 5,566 190 266,815  350       670      
31 5,915 191 270,263  351              
32 6,272 192 273,741  352              
33 6,640 193 277,248  353              
34 7,018 194 280,785  354              
35 7,407 195 284,350  355              
36 7,805 196 287,946  356              
37 8,214 197 291,571  357              
38 8,633 198 295,225 358              
39 9,064 199 298,910  359              
40 9505 200 302,625  360              
41 9,956 201 306,369  361              
42 10,419 202 310,114  362              
43 10,893 203 313,949  363              
44 11,379 204 317,785  364              
45 11,876 205 321,651  365              
46 12,384 206 325,549  366              
47 12,904 207 329,476  367              
48 13,435 208 333,435  368              
49 13,979 209 337,425  369              
50 14,535 210 341,447  370              
51 15,102 211 345,499                
52 15,682 212 349,583                
53 16,274 213 353,698                
54 16,879 214 357,846                
55 17,497 215 362,025                
56 18,127 216 366,235                
57 18,770 217 370,478                
58 19,425 218 374,653                
59 20,094 219 379,061                
60 20,776 220  383,400                 
61 21,472 221   387,773                
62 22,181 222  392,178                 
63 22,903 223  396,615                 
64 23,640 224  401,086                 
65 23,390 225  405,589                 
66 25,153 226  410,126                 
67 25,931 227  414,696                 
68 26,723 228  419,299                 
69 27,530 229  423,936                 
70 28,351 230   428,607                
71 29,186  231  433,311                
72 30,036 232  438,049                
73 30,900 233  442,820                
74 31,780 234  447,626                
75 32,675 235  452,467                
76 33,584 236  457,341                
77 34,509 237  462,250                
78 35,449 238  467,193                
79 36,405 239  472.172                
80 37,377 240   477,185                
81 38,364  241  482,232                
82 39,376 242  487,315                 
83 40,385 243  492,433                 
84 41,420 244  497,587                 
85 42,472 245  502,775                 
86 43,539 246  508000                 
87 44,623 247  513,260                 
88 45,723 248  518,555                 
89 46,841 249   523,887                
90 47,975 250   529,254                
91 49,125  251 534,658                 
92 50,293 252  540,098                 
93 51,478 253  545,574                 
94 52,681 254  551,087                 
95 53,901 255  556,636                 
96 55,138 256  562,223                 
97 56,393 257  567,846                 
98 57,665 258  573,505                 
99 58,956 259  579,202                 
100 60,265 260   584,937                
101 61,591 261  590,708                
102 62,936 262  596,517                 
103 64,299 263   602,363                
104 65,681 264   608.248                
105 67,082 265   614,170                
106 68,501 266  620,129                 
107 69,939 267  626,127                 
108 71,395 268   632,163                
109 72,871 269   638,238                
110 74,367 270  644,351                 
111 75,881 271  650,502                 
112 77,415 272  656,692                 
113 78,968 273  662,920                 
114 80,542 274  669,188                 
115 82,134 275  675,494                 
116 83,747 276  681,840                 
117 85,380 277  688,225                 
118 87,033 278  694,649                 
119 88,707 279   701,113                
120 90,400 280  707,616                 
121 92,115 281 714,160                 
122 93,850 282  720,743                 
123 95,605 283  727,365                 
124 97,382 284  734,028                 
125 99,179 285  740,732                 
126 100,998 286  747,475                 
127 102,838 287  754,259                 
128 104,699 288  761,083                 
129  106,582 289  767,949                 
130 108,486  290   774,855                
131 110,413  291  781,801                 
132 112,360  292  788,789                 
133 114,330  293  795,818                 
134 116,322  294   802,889                
135  118,337 295  810,000                 
136 120,373  296  817,154                 
137 122,432  297  824,349                 
138 124,513  298  831,585                 
139 126,618  299  838,864                 
140  128,744 300  846.184                 
141 130,894  301  853,547                 
142 133,067  302  860,952                 
143 135,263  303  868,399                 
144 137,483  304  875,889                 
145 139,725  305   883,421                
146 141,992  306   890,997                
147 144,282 307 898,615                 
148 146,595  308  906,275                 
149 148,933  309  913,979                 
150 151,292  310  921.727                 
151  153,680 311   929,517                
152 156,090  312   937,351                
153 158,524  313  945,228                 
154 160,983  314 953,150                 
155 163,466  315 961,115                 
156 165,957  316  969,123                 
157 168,507  317  977,176                 
158 171,065  318  985,273                 
159 173,648  319 993,415                
160 176,257  320  1,001,600 480   640   800      



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    • Anonymous

      27 Sep 2021 06:38  

      How to level up fast
      (no cheats required)
      -Go to a bonfire
      -Navigate the submenus really fast and warp to Firelink Shrine
      -Go to the Firekeeper at full sprint in order to not waste precious time
      -Skip dialogue and select the leveling option
      -Take nourishment from those sovereignless souls

      • Anonymous

        15 Sep 2021 17:58  

        I wonder how many souls are required in total to get to max level, because the souls system in dark souls is, in my opinion at least, more confusing than even an exponential leveling system.

        • Anonymous

          22 Aug 2021 20:13  

          This is not 2.7% increase!

          This is 0.38% increase....

          If you simply divide level 730 souls by level 729 souls , that is , 9523801÷9487207 , you get 1.0038

          • Anonymous

            24 Mar 2021 23:51  

            I’ve heard somebody on ps4 playing 700 hour in a single character, grinding to play through 112 aka ng111 and reaching the maximum level.

            • Anonymous

              20 Jan 2021 01:22  

              If you think about it, THIS is basically the difficulty level that game journalists have been crying for. If you want it easy, then fine. Just grind like Hell until you can become overpowered, then maybe look around for better gear and it'll be easier. If you still can't do it, summon friends as white phantoms. If, somehow, you still can't beat the game, turn it off and go play a walking simulator.

              • Anonymous

                04 Oct 2020 10:39  

                so is this similar to soul memory in DS2? Like if I have a lot of souls in my possession do they count against my ability to be summoned or do they only count once i use them to level up because in DS2 they added in a ring that absorbed souls so that your soul memory would stay down to make pvp easier.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Sep 2020 12:59  

                  i have plat the game the only thing i cant do is beat darkeater and reach lvl 802 anyone want to anyone want to come help me beat darkeater and any gifts of souls would be soooooo great im on playthrough 9 so my game is max just so you know and i would really like to say i have done everything there is to do in ds3

                  • Anonymous

                    20 May 2020 18:52  

                    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

                      15 Apr 2020 23:15  

                      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 07:21  

                        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 17:03  

                          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 07:56  

                            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 12:08  

                              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 07:05  

                                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 12:50  

                                  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.

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