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 indivdual stat pages for the benefits of improving each.

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

Level Cost Increase Per Level

 

 

Level Souls Required Level Souls Required
1 673 161 181,549
2 689 162 184,234
3 706 163 186,944
4 723 164 189,680
6 740 165 192,442
7 757 166 195,230
8 793 167 198,044
9 811 168 200,884
10 829 169 203,751
11 847 170 206,644
12 1,038 171 209,564
13 1,238 172 212,511
14 1,445 173 215,484
15 1,659 174 218,485
16 1,882 175 221,513
17 2,113 176 224,568
18 2,353 177 227,650
19 2,601 178 230,760
20 2,857 179 233,897
21 3,122 180 237,062
22 3,395 181 240,255
23 3,678 182 243,476
24 3,969 183 246,725
25 4,270 184 250,002
26 4,580    
27 4,899    
28 5,228    
29 5,566    
30 5,915    
31 6,272    
32 6,640    
33 7,018    
34 7,407    
35 7,805    
36 8,214    
37 8,633    
38 9,064    
39 9,505    
40 9,956    
41 10,419    
42 10,893    
43 11,379    
44 11,876    
45 12,384    
46 12,904    
47 13,435    
48 13,979    
49 14,535    
50 15,102    
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    



    • 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.

                • Anonymous

                  25 Dec 2017 14:39  

                  If you're in the 200s, you shouldn't worry about being invaded by players, unless you're extremely unlucky.

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Sep 2017 15:59  

                    My character has now level 332. And for level 333, I require 1'112'110 souls. Considering the required souls for the levels before, I tried to find the pattern of the calculation. But it looks like, this pattern changes from time to time, and normally to the bad. So, using the pattern that was quite reasonable for the last 20 Levels (always +/- 60 souls), I still need AT LEAST 2.4 billion (!) souls to reach level 802, unless there is no upper limit or the patterns start changing to the good.

                    Under this circumstances, I guess with the time, the fastest way to level up, is speed running through the NG+ games and use the Yoel resp. the dark sigils to level up. Im now in NG+4 and if I start with this strategy now, I will end up in NG+98. ... Damn!

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Jun 2017 13:49  

                      So with the new patch, at 351+ you can play with anyone 351+, but god damn it's taking forever for me to reach SL351. It's a bunch of souls

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Apr 2017 02:01  

                        the table should be updated...

                        lvl 5 and the soul value for lvl 7 are missing
                        (just tested with a new char...)

                        the correct first 10 levels should look like this:
                        1=673
                        2=689
                        3=706
                        4=723
                        5=740
                        6=757
                        7=775
                        8=793
                        9=811
                        10=829

                        don't know if the rest fits, according to this correction...

                        ps i'm acutally creating a "DS1-3 Souls Calculator", if anybody is interested contact me at fat_dragon@web.de

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Apr 2017 17:15  

                          Woah godamn for me its too ez im sl 120 and im on ng+++ and there r these winged knights that give around 120k per run

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