Stats (short for Statistics) is an umbrella term for all quantifiable data related to a Dark Souls III character.


Primary Attributes

Primary attributes directly control most of the other character related stats. They can be increased by talking to the Fire Keeper in the Firelink Shrine and spending Souls to level up. A character's level is the sum of its primary attributes minus 89 (e.g. a level one character, starting with the Deprived class, has a combined total of 90 points distributed over all primary attributes).

List of Primary Attributes

Attribute Description
Vigor Controls HP and Frost resistance.
Attunement Controls FP and Attunement Slots
Endurance Controls Stamina, Lightning defense, and Bleed resistance.
Vitality Controls Equip Load, Physical defenses, Poison resistance, and falling damage.
Strength Controls weapon damage and Fire defense.
Determines which weapons can be equipped.
Dexterity Controls weapon damage, cast speed, and falling damage.
Determines which weapons can be equipped.
Intelligence Controls spell damage and Magic defense.
Determines which weapons and spells can be equipped.
Faith Controls spell damage and Dark defense.
Determines which weapons and spells can be equipped.
Luck Controls Item Discovery and Curse resistance.

Item Modifiers

Item Primary Attribute Modification
Old Growth Balm +5 Strength
Vine Balm +5 Dexterity
Blackweed Balm +5 Intelligence
Goldenfruit Balm +5 Faith
Mercenary Ring +5 Vigor
Heretic Ring +5 Attunement
Merchant Ring +5 Endurance
Physician Ring +5 Vitality
Knight's Ring +5 Strength
Hunter's Ring +5 Dexterity
Scholar Ring +5 Intelligence
Priestess Ring +5 Faith
Jester Ring +5 Luck
Prisoner's Chain +5 Vigor, Endurance and Vitality
Golden Falcon Shield +5 Luck
Footman Set +5 Strength and reduces damage from backstabs by 75%
Herald Set +5 Faith
Sellsword Set +5 Dexterity
Deserter Set +4 Luck
Black Leather Set +5 Endurance
Cleric Set +5 Faith
Worker Set +5 Luck
Sorcerer Set +5 Int
Thrall Hood +3 Luck

Secondary/Derived Attributes

Attribute Description
Level Value indicating the general strength of one's combined attributes.
Use Souls to level up.
HP One's mettle, or will to live.
Character dies when this reaches zero.
Use the Estus Flask, or rest at a bonfire to replenish.
FP Required to use spells and Skills.
Use the Ashen Estus Flask, or rest at a bonfire to replenish.
Stamina Required for various actions.
Depletes when actions are taken, but recovers automatically.
Equip Load Total weight of equipped weapons and armor.
Movement slows as load increases.
Exceed the rightmost number and movement slows dramatically.
Poise The ability to withstand attacks without breaking form.
Item Discovery Governs likelihood of finding items on the corpses of defeated enemies.
Attunement Slots Number of attunement slots for spells.
Spells take the form of sorceries, pyromancies, and miracles.

Special Attributes

Attribute In-Game Description
Hollowing The degree to which this character is cursed.
The character will turn hollow if the curse grows too severe.

Diminishing Returns

Stat Soft Cap
Vigor 60
Attunement 60
Endurance 40
Vitality 99
Strength 40
Dexterity 40
Intelligence 40~60
Faith 40~60
Luck 40~60

Stat-Affecting Items

Item Name Stat Effect
Life Ring +10% max HP
Dragonscale Ring +10% max FP
Havel's Ring +20% max equip load
Ring of Favor +7.5% max HP, Stamina and equip load
Ring of Wisdom +7.5% max FP, -10% spell FP cost and +1 attunement
Ring of the Exalted +25% max HP, FP, Stamina and equip load, changes backstep animation
Yhorm's Greatshield +10% max HP
Wolf Knight's Greatshield +10% max Stamina
Scholar's Candlestick +10% max FP
Loch Shield +10% max FP
Sacred Bloom Shield +10% max FP
Preacher's Right Arm +10% max equip load
Respite infusion +15% max equip load
Winged Knight Set +10% max HP
Lapp's Set +10% max HP
Lothric Knight Armor Set +10% max Stamina
Firelink Set +10% max HP, Stamina and equip load
Armor of Favor Set +5% max HP, Stamina and equip load
Knight Set +10% max HP
Undead Legion Set +10% max equip load
Mirrah Chain Set +10% max Stamina
Hard Leather Set +10% max equip load
Karla's Set +10% max FP
Painting Guardian Set +10% max Stamina
Pyromancer Set +10% max FP
Ordained Set +9% max FP
Court Sorcerer Set +10% max FP
Sage's Big Hat +10% max FP
Iron Cage +10% max FP
Mask of the Father +5% max equip load
Mask of the Mother +5% max HP
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