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 Equipment 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 +10 Strength
Vine Balm +10 Dexterity
Blackweed Balm +10 Intelligence
Goldenfruit Balm +10 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 Intelligence
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 Weapon Arts.
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 20~60
Attunement 30~60
Endurance 40
Vitality 99
Strength 30~60
Dexterity 30~60
Intelligence 25~65
Faith 25~65
Luck 30~60

Stat-Affecting Items / Effects

Item / Effect Name Stat Effect
Ember +30% max HP
Soul of the Twin Princes +100% max HP
Crimson Parma +10% max HP
Yhorm's Greatshield +10% max HP
Knight Set +10% max HP
Lapp's Set +10% max HP
Mask of the Mother +10% max HP
Winged Knight Set +10% max HP
Life Ring +10% max HP
Soul of a Crystal Sage +100% max FP
Scholar's Candlestick +10% max FP
Crystal Chime +20% max FP
Darkmoon Ritual Staff +20% max FP
Logan's Staff +20% max FP
Loch Shield +10% max FP
Sacred Bloom Shield +10% max FP
Court Sorcerer Set +10% max FP
Iron Cage +10% max FP
Karla's Set +10% max FP
Ordained Set +9% max FP
Pyromancer Set +10% max FP
Sage's Big Hat +10% max FP
Dragonscale Ring +10% max FP
Ring of Wisdom +7.5% max FP
Soul of the Blood of the Wolf +100% max Stamina
Symbol of the Penitent +10% max Stamina
Caduceus Round Shield +10% max Stamina
Wolf Knight's Greatshield +10% max Stamina
Lothric Knight Armor Set +10% max Stamina
Mirrah Chain Set +10% max Stamina
Painting Guardian Set +10% max Stamina
Silver Knight Set +10% max Stamina
Firelink Set +10% max HP, Stamina and Equipment Load
Armor of Favor Set +5% max HP, Stamina and Equipment Load
Ring of Favor +7.5% max HP, Stamina and Equipment Load
Ring of the Exalted +25% damage, max HP, FP, Stamina and Equipment Load, changes backstep animation
Wretched Pendant Kills increase max HP, FP and Stamina by 1%.
Pact of Caitha -50% max HP, FP and Stamina
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