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.).

Echoes of the Past appear at new locations, extra enemies are added and they 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 the player 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 in the Cemetery of Ash outside of the Bell Tower where the player starts (brand new character, OR NG+), and interacting with it will increase the game cycle (called "journey" in Cinders).

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This can be done as many times as wanted and at any given time, but the playthrough will be reseted and restarted at the begining of the game.

Any items and equipment obtained before using the Giant Tree will remain in the player's 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+ x1.05 more than NG+ x1.05 more than NG+ x1.5 more than NG+ x1.05 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+ x1.1 more than NG+ x1.1 more than NG+ x2 more than NG+ x1.1 more than NG+
5th (Journey 5) NG+4 "New Game ++++" x1.125 more than NG+ x1.125 more than NG+ x1.125 more than NG+ x1.125 more than NG+ x1.125 more than NG+ x2.5 more than NG+ x1.125 more than NG+
6th (Journey 6) NG+5 "New Game +++++" x1.15 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+ x3 more than NG+ x1.15 more than NG+
7th (Journey 7) NG+6 "New Game ++++++" x1.175 more than NG+ x1.175 more than NG+ x1.175 more than NG+ x1.175 more than NG+ x1.175 more than NG+ x3.5 more than NG+ x1.175 more than NG+
8th (Journey 8) NG+7 "New Game +++++++" x1.2 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+ x1.2 more than NG+ x4 more than NG+ x1.2 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 x1.5 x0.25 Base amount Base amount
High Wall of Lothric Base amount Base amount Base amount x1.6 x0.3 Base amount x1.05
Undead Settlement Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.7 x0.5 Base amount x1.1
Road of Sacrifices Base amount Base amount x1.1 x1.8 x0.75 Base amount x1.15
Cathedral of the Deep Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 x1 Base amount x1.15
Farron Keep Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 x1 Base amount x1.15
Catacombs of Carthus Base amount Base amount x1.3 1.1 x1 Base amount x1.2
Smouldering Lake Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2 x1.2 Base amount x1.2
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Base amount Base amount x1.3 x2 x1.3 Base amount x1.25
Irithyll Dungeon / Profaned Capital Base amount Base amount x1.4 x2 x1.4 Base amount x1.25
Anor Londo Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2.25 x1.5 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 x1.7 Base amount x1.3
Grand Archives Base amount Base amount x2 x2.5 x1.8 Base amount x1.3
Archdragon Peak Base amount Base amount x2 x2.5 x1.6 Base amount x1.3
Kiln of the First Flame Base amount Base amount x2 x2.5 x2 Base amount x1.3
Painted World of Ariandel Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2.5 x1.5 Base amount x1.3
Dreg Heap Base amount Base amount x1.5 x2.5 x2 Base amount x1.3
The Ringed City Base amount Base amount x2 x2.5 x2 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 Enemy Souls Aux. Resistances
Cemetery of Ash x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.25 x2 more than NG x1.091
High Wall of Lothric x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.25 x2 more than NG x1.091
Undead Settlement x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.25 x2 more than NG x1.091
Road of Sacrifices x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.25 x2 more than NG x1.091
Cathedral of the Deep x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.25 x2 more than NG x1.089
Farron Keep x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.25 x2 more than NG x1.087
Catacombs of Carthus x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.25 x2 more than NG x1.085
Smouldering Lake x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.079
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.4 x2 more than NG x1.083
Irithyll Dungeon / Profaned Capital x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x2 more than NG x1.081
Anor Londo x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.077
Lothric Castle x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.071
Untended Graves x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.073
Grand Archives x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.069
Archdragon Peak x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x2 more than NG x1.07
Kiln of the First Flame x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 more than NG x1.07
Painted World of Ariandel x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x2 more than NG x1.07
Dreg Heap x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x2 more than NG Base amount
The Ringed City x1.1 Base amount Base amount 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 Enemy Souls Aux. Resistances
Cemetery of Ash x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.4 x3 more than NG x1.097
High Wall of Lothric x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.4 x3 more than NG x1.095
Undead Settlement x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.093
Road of Sacrifices x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.091
Cathedral of the Deep x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.089
Farron Keep x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.087
Catacombs of Carthus x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.085
Smouldering Lake x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.079
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.083
Irithyll Dungeon / Profaned Capital x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.081
Anor Londo x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.077
Lothric Castle x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.071
Untended Graves x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.073
Grand Archives x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.069
Archdragon Peak x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.07
Kiln of the First Flame x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Painted World of Ariandel x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.07
Dreg Heap x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 x3 more than NG x1.07
The Ringed City x1.1 Base amount Base amount x1.1 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 Enemy Souls Aux. Resistances
Iudex Gundyr x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.5 x3 more than NG x1.097
Vordt of the Boreal Valley x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.5 x3 more than NG x1.095
Curse-rotted Greatwood x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.4 x3 more than NG x1.093
Crystal Sage x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.091
Deacons of the Deep x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.089
Abyss Watchers x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.087
High Lord Wolnir x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.085
Old Demon King x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.079
Pontiff Sulyvahn x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.083
Aldrich, Devourer of Gods x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.77
Yhorm the Giant x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.5 x3 more than NG x1.81
Dancer of the Boreal Valley x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.071
Oceiros, the Consumed King x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.075
Dragonslayer Armour x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.75
Ancient Wyvern x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.3 x3 more than NG x1.07
Nameless King x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Champion Gundyr x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.073
Twin Princes x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.069
Soul of Cinder x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Sister Friede x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
The Lordran Remnants x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Demon Prince x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Halflight, Spear of the Church x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Darkeater Midir x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07
Slave Knight Gael x1.2 Base amount Base amount x1.2 x3 more than NG x1.07

Information here is accurate for version 1.76.

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