New Game

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.).

Enemies appear at new locations and become stronger, drop greater amounts of Souls, and stronger versions of Soul Items and Rings can be found as well.

There is an unlimited number of New Game + playthroughs you can enter into, however, enemies stop getting stronger after NG+7 (your 8th playthrough).

Increasing your "journey"

Cinders offers the option to increase the game cycle at the start of any playthrough.

There is a Giant Tree right behind you in the Cemetery of Ash when you start a new game (brand new character, OR NG+), and interacting with it will increase your new game cycle (called "journey" in Cinders).

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This can be done as many times as you want at any given time, but your playthrough will be reseted and you will start at the begining of the game.

Any items and equipment you obtained before using the Giant Tree will remain in your inventory (except most Key Items)

Enemy scaling in New Game + and higher

Playthrough Title Full Title Max HP Max FP Max Stamina Damage All Defenses Enemy Souls Aux. Resistances
1st (Journey 1) NG "New Game" See "Enemy scaling in New Game" table
2nd (Journey 2) NG+ "New Game +" See "Scaling in New Game +" tables below
3rd (Journey 3) NG+2 "New Game ++" x1.05 more than NG+ x1.05 more than NG+ x1.05 more than NG+ x1.1 more than NG+ x1.1 more than NG+ x1.5 more than NG+ x1.1 more than NG+
4th (Journey 4) NG+3 "New Game +++" x1.1 more than NG+ x1.1 more than NG+ x1.1 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+ x2 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+
5th (Journey 5) NG+4 "New Game ++++" x1.15 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+ x2.5 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+
6th (Journey 6) NG+5 "New Game +++++" x1.2 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+ x1.25 more than NG+ x1.25 more than NG+ x3 more than NG+ x1.25 more than NG+
6th (Journey 7) NG+6 "New Game ++++++" x1.25 more than NG+ x1.25 more than NG+ x1.25 more than NG+ x1.3 more than NG+ x1.3 more than NG+ x3.5 more than NG+ x1.3 more than NG+
6th (Journey 8) NG+7 "New Game +++++++" x1.3 more than NG+ x1.3 more than NG+ x1.3 more than NG+ x1.35 more than NG+ x1.35 more than NG+ x4 more than NG+ x1.35 more than NG+

Enemy scaling in New Game

Enemies 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 Aux. Resistances
Cemetery of Ash Base amount Base amount Base amount x1.3 x0.1 Base amount Base amount
High Wall of Lothric Base amount Base amount Base amount x1.4 x0.2 Base amount x1.05
Undead Settlement Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.5 x0.3 Base amount x1.1
Road of Sacrifices Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.6 x0.4 Base amount x1.15
Cathedral of the Deep Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.7 x0.6 Base amount x1.15
Farron Keep Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.75 x0.8 Base amount x1.15
Catacombs of Carthus Base amount Base amount x1.3 1.75 x1 Base amount x1.2
Smouldering Lake Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2 x1 Base amount x1.2
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Base amount Base amount x1.3 x2 x1 Base amount x1.25
Irithyll Dungeon / Profaned Capital Base amount Base amount x1.4 x2 x1 Base amount x1.25
Anor Londo Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2.25 x1 Base amount x1.25
Lothric Castle Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2.25 x1 Base amount x1.25
Untended Graves Base amount Base amount x1.75 x2.5 x1.2 Base amount x1.3
Grand Archives Base amount Base amount x2 x2.5 x1.2 Base amount x1.3
Archdragon Peak Base amount Base amount x2 x2.5 x1.2 Base amount x1.3
Kiln of the First Flame Base amount Base amount x2 x2.5 x1.2 Base amount x1.3
Painted World of Ariandel Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2.5 x1 Base amount x1.3
Dreg Heap Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2.5 x1.2 Base amount x1.3
The Ringed City Base amount Base amount x2 x2.5 x1.2 Base amount x1.3

Scaling in New Game +

Scaling in New Game + is sepparated for weak enemies, strong enemies and Bosses.

Scaling in New Game + for weak enemies (applied to the stats of weak enemies from New Game in the listed zones)

NG+ Location Max HP Max FP Max Stamina Damage Physical Defenses Enemy Souls Aux. Resistances
Cemetery of Ash x2 Base amount Base amount x2 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.091
High Wall of Lothric x2 Base amount Base amount x2 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.091
Undead Settlement x2 Base amount Base amount x1.8 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.091
Road of Sacrifices x2 Base amount Base amount x1.7 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.091
Cathedral of the Deep x2 Base amount Base amount x1.7 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.089
Farron Keep x2 Base amount Base amount x1.5 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.087
Catacombs of Carthus x2 Base amount Base amount x1.4 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.085
Smouldering Lake x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.079
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley x2 Base amount Base amount x1.4 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.083
Irithyll Dungeon / Profaned Capital x2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.081
Anor Londo x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.077
Lothric Castle x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.071
Untended Graves x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.073
Grand Archives x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.069
Archdragon Peak x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.07
Kiln of the First Flame x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.07
Painted World of Ariandel x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.07
Dreg Heap x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x2 more than NG Base amount
The Ringed City x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x2 more than NG Base amount

Scaling in New Game + for strong enemies (applied to the stats of strong enemies from New Game in the listed zones)

NG+ Location Max HP Max FP Max Stamina Damage Physical Defenses Enemy Souls Aux. Resistances
Cemetery of Ash x2 Base amount Base amount x1.8 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.097
High Wall of Lothric x2 Base amount Base amount x1.8 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.095
Undead Settlement x2 Base amount Base amount x1.6 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.093
Road of Sacrifices x2 Base amount Base amount x1.5 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.091
Cathedral of the Deep x2 Base amount Base amount x1.5 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.089
Farron Keep x2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.087
Catacombs of Carthus x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.085
Smouldering Lake x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.079
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.083
Irithyll Dungeon / Profaned Capital x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.081
Anor Londo x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.077
Lothric Castle x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.071
Untended Graves x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.073
Grand Archives x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.069
Archdragon Peak x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Kiln of the First Flame x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.07
Painted World of Ariandel x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Dreg Heap x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
The Ringed City x2 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07

Scaling in New Game + for Bosses (applied to the stats of Bosses from New Game)

Boss Max HP Max FP Max Stamina Damage Physical Defenses Enemy Souls Aux. Resistances
Iudex Gundyr x2 Base amount Base amount x1.5 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.097
Vordt of the Boreal Valley x2 Base amount Base amount x1.5 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.095
Curse-rotted Greatwood x2 Base amount Base amount x1.4 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.093
Crystal Sage x2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.091
Deacons of the Deep x2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.089
Abyss Watchers x2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.087
High Lord Wolnir x2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.085
Old Demon King x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.079
Pontiff Sulyvahn x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.083
Aldrich, Devourer of Gods x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.77
Yhorm the Giant x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.81
Dancer of the Boreal Valley x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.071
Oceiros, the Consumed King x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.075
Dragonslayer Armour x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.75
Ancient Wyvern x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Nameless King x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Champion Gundyr x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.073
Twin Princes x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.069
Soul of Cinder x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Sister Friede x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Champion's Gravetender x2 Base amount Base amount x1.6 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Demon Prince x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Halflight, Spear of the Church x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Darkeater Midir x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Slave Knight Gael x2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07

Information here is accurate for version 1.65.

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