New Game Plus
In Dark Souls III, as in all Dark Souls games, once you complete the story you have the option of entering into New Game + (generally abbreviated NG+; your third playthrough would be NG+2, fourth would be NG+3, etc.).
Cinders also offers the choice to skip your current cycle right at the start of the game with Journey Configuration, this is irreversible.
Enemies become stronger, drop greater amounts of Souls and there are more enemies are present throughout the world, including some stronger versions of them called Primordial Enemies.
Bosses will also have an additional chance to drop Primordial Fragment for each cycle increased up to NG+3, the drop rate for each drop being the same as they have in NG.
There is an unlimited number of New Game + playthroughs the player can enter into, however, enemies stop getting stronger after NG+7 (your 8th playthrough).
Using the blade next to the Firelink Shrine Bonfire will display the current journey.
Enemy scaling in New Game + and higher
New Game + scales multiplicatively with the modifiers from NG and the ones from the "Scaling in New Game +" tables further below.
Modifiers from New Game +2 and higher are applied to NG+ after all others.
Playthrough | Title | Full Title | Max HP | Max FP | Max Stamina | Damage | All Defenses | Aux. Resistances | Souls | |
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1st (Journey 1) | NG | "New Game" | See "Enemy scaling in New Game" table | |||||||
2nd (Journey 2) | NG+ | "New Game +" | x1.75 more than NG | Base amount | Base amount | x1.1 more than NG | x1.4 more than NG | x1.4 more than NG | x2 more than New Game+ table multiplier | |
3rd (Journey 3) | NG+2 | "New Game ++" | x2 more than NG+ | Base amount | Base amount | x1.2 more than NG+ | x1.5 more than NG+ | x1.5 more than NG+ | x2.2 more than NG+ | |
4th (Journey 4) | NG+3 | "New Game +++" | x2.2 more than NG+ | Base amount | Base amount | x1.3 more than NG+ | x1.6 more than NG+ | x1.6 more than NG+ | x2.4 more than NG+ | |
5th (Journey 5) | NG+4 | "New Game ++++" | x2.4 more than NG+ | Base amount | Base amount | x1.4 more than NG+ | x1.7 more than NG+ | x1.7 more than NG+ | x2.6 more than NG+ | |
6th (Journey 6) | NG+5 | "New Game +++++" | x2.6 more than NG+ | Base amount | Base amount | x1.5 more than NG+ | x1.8 more than NG+ | x1.8 more than NG+ | x2.8 more than NG+ | |
7th (Journey 7) | NG+6 | "New Game ++++++" | x2.8 more than NG+ | Base amount | Base amount | x1.55 more than NG+ | x1.9 more than NG+ | x1.9 more than NG+ | x3 more than NG+ | |
8th (Journey 8) | NG+7 | "New Game +++++++" | x3 more than NG+ | Base amount | Base amount | x1.6 more than NG+ | x2 more than NG+ | x2 more than NG+ | x3.2 more than NG+ |
Enemy scaling in New Game
Enemies and Bosses in New Game use these multipliers to their base stats in the listed zones.
NG Location | Max HP | Max FP | Max Stamina | Damage | Defenses | Enemy Souls |
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Cemetery of Ash | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x2 | x0.25 | Base amount |
High Wall of Lothric | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x2.05 | x0.3 | Base amount |
Undead Settlement | Base amount | Base amount | x1.1 | x2.1 | x0.5 | Base amount |
Road of Sacrifices | Base amount | Base amount | x1.1 | x2.15 | x0.75 | Base amount |
Cathedral of the Deep | Base amount | Base amount | x1.2 | x2.2 | Base amount | Base amount |
Farron Keep | Base amount | Base amount | x1.2 | x2.25 | Base amount | Base amount |
Catacombs of Carthus | Base amount | Base amount | x1.3 | x2.3 | x1.1 | Base amount |
Smouldering Lake | Base amount | Base amount | x1.5 | x2.3 | x1.15 | Base amount |
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley | Base amount | Base amount | x1.3 | x2.4 | x1.15 | Base amount |
Irithyll Dungeon / Profaned Capital | Base amount | Base amount | x1.4 | x2.45 | x1.15 | Base amount |
Anor Londo | Base amount | Base amount | x1.5 | x2.45 | x1.15 | Base amount |
Lothric Castle | Base amount | Base amount | x1.5 | x2.45 | x1.15 | Base amount |
Untended Graves | Base amount | Base amount | x1.75 | x2.5 | x1.2 | Base amount |
Grand Archives | Base amount | Base amount | x2 | x2.55 | x1.2 | Base amount |
Archdragon Peak | Base amount | Base amount | x2 | x2.5 | x1.2 | Base amount |
Kiln of the First Flame | Base amount | Base amount | x2 | x2.55 | x1.25 | Base amount |
Painted World of Ariandel | Base amount | Base amount | x1.5 | x2.6 | x1.25 | Base amount |
Dreg Heap | Base amount | Base amount | x1.5 | x2.6 | x1.25 | Base amount |
The Ringed City | Base amount | Base amount | x2 | x2.6 | x1.25 | Base amount |
Scaling in New Game +
Scaling in New Game + for enemies and bosses, and all of them scale multiplicatively with the modifiers from the tables of NG and NG+ and higher.
NG+ Location | Max HP | Max FP | Max Stamina | Damage | Enemy Souls | Boss Souls |
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Cemetery of Ash | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
High Wall of Lothric | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Undead Settlement | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Road of Sacrifices | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Cathedral of the Deep | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Farron Keep | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Catacombs of Carthus | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Smouldering Lake | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Irithyll Dungeon / Profaned Capital | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Anor Londo | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Lothric Castle | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Untended Graves | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Grand Archives | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Archdragon Peak | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Kiln of the First Flame | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Painted World of Ariandel | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Dreg Heap | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
The Ringed City | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | Base amount | x3 | x3 |
Information here is accurate for version 2.06.