Trial of Perseverance

The Trial of Perseverance is a survival challenge activated by interacting with the small altar found below Lothric's Throne in Firelink Shrine.

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  • The Trial of Perseverance consists of 11 waves, which you must survive by killing enough enemies during each wave to advance to the next one.
  • Each wave has three sets of enemies, and only one of them is randomly selected and required to clear to progress to the next wave. They are ordered by relative difficulty, so the trial starts off fairly easy and ramps up in difficulty.
  • Each wave only ends once enough enemies have been killed. You can see your progress by looking at the Boss Wave HP bar that is active during a wave.
  • Each enemy deals different amounts of damage to the Boss Wave HP bar.
  • Each wave completed will reward Reinforcement Material directly, the kind improving with subsequent waves.
  • All enemies drop their Common drops and Souls within waves, meaning you can farm them via the trial.
  • Each wave completed will boost Soul absorption by 5% and Item Discovery by 25, meaning you are rewarded for each wave you survive consecutively.
  • Completing the full trial will reward the player with the Primordial Scroll, which is required to unlock Primordial Forge and Primordial Craft.

Waves

Wave 1 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
High Wall Rabble 5,000 Hollow Soldier - Straight Sword 200 3 Titanite Shard
Hollow Soldier - Sword and Shield 200
Hollow Soldier - Lantern 200
Hollow Soldier - Crossbow 200
Hollow Soldier - Spear and Shield 200
Hollow Assassin 200
Large Hollow Soldier - Greataxe 1,000
Large Hollow Soldier - Halberd 1,000
Afflicted Swarm 6,000 Basilisk 750
Peasant Uprising 6,000 Peasant Hollow - Axe 400
Peasant Hollow - Lantern 400
Peasant Hollow - Sickle 400
Peasant Hollow - Mallet 400
Peasant Hollow - Hoe 400
Cathedral Evangelist 800
Hollow Manservant - Saw 800
Hollow Manservant - Pot 800

Wave 2 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Dogs Amok 2,000 Starved Hound 100 3 Large Titanite Shard
Lycanthrope Menace 6,000 Lycanthrope 750
Lycanthrope Hunter 400
Wraiths of the Abyss 6,000 Darkwraith 1,000

Wave 3 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Bone Rattlers 6,000 Skeleton - Scimitar 500 3 Titanite Chunk
Skeleton - Falchion 500
Skeleton - Bow 500
Skeleton - Firebomb 500
Carthus Swordsman - Sword 800
Carthus Swordsman - Greatsword 800
Carthus Swordsman - Bow 800
Grave Warden Skeleton 800
Wheel and Deal 6,000 Skeleton Wheel 600
Horrors from the Swamp 6,000 Elder Ghru 3,000
Bastard Ghru 800
Ghru 800
Conjurator Ghru 800
Mad Ghru 800

Wave 4 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Demonic Surge 8,000 Demon Cleric 1,000 3 Dragon Scale
Demon Statue 500
Wardens of the Grave 8,000 Cathedral Grave Warden 900
Deep Accursed 3,000
Bulwarks of the Kiln 8,000 Black Knight - Greatsword 1,500
Black Knight - Greataxe 1,500

Wave 5 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Cathedral Protectors 8,000 Hollow Slave - Axe 500 3 Titanite Scale
Hollow Slave - Pick 500
Hollow Slave - Flamberge 500
Cathedral Knight - Mace 900
Cathedral Knight - Greatsword 900
Gargoyle Frenzy 8,000 Gargoyle - Hammer 2,000
Gargoyle - Spear 2,000
Deacons of the Deep 10,000 Deacon of the Deep - Fat 1,000
Deacon of the Deep - Tall 900
Deacon of the Deep - Thin 800

Wave 6 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Monstrosities of Sin 10,000 Monstrosity of Sin 3,000 3 Twinkling Titanite
Sewer Centipede 600
Jailers of the Damned 10,000 Jailer 1,000
Jailer Handmaid 1,000
Irithyllian Beast-hound 500
Ratatouille 5,000 Hound-rat 250
Large Hound-rat 1,500
Poisonhorn Bug 250

Wave 7 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Wretched Prisoners 10,000 Wretch - Unarmed 1,000 3 Fire Seed
3 Crystal Fragment
3 Abyssal Fragment
3 Holy Fragment
Wretch - Spear 1,000
Wretch - Dagger 1,000
Giant Slave 3,000
Serpentine Swarm 10,000 Serpent-man Summoner 1,000
Serpent-man - Dagger 750
Serpent-man - Hatchet 750
Serpent-man - Axe 750
Serpent-man - Double-bit Axe 750
Large Serpent-man - Chainaxe 2,000
Large Serpent-man - Greataxe 2,000
Rock'n'Roll 5,000 Rock Lizard 500

Wave 8 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Knights of Lothric 10,000 Lothric Knight - Sword 1,500 1 Prismatic Slab
1 Titanite Slab
Lothric Knight - Spear and Shield 1,500
Lothric Knight - Greatsword 1,500
Irithyll Slaves 8,000 Irithyllian Slave 500
Irithyll Fire Witch 1,500
Guardians of Irithyll 10,000 Pontiff Knight - Curved Sword 1,000
Pontiff Knight - Scythe 1,000
Boreal Outrider Knight 1,000

Wave 9 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Gwyn's Vanguard 10,000 Silver Knight - Sword and Shield 1,000 3 Primordial Titanite
Silver Knight - Spear and Shield 1,000
Silver Knight - Greatbow 1,000
Crystalline Chaos 10,000 Archive Scholar 1,500
Ravenous Crystal Lizard 3,000
Gertrude's Winged Assault 10,000 Winged Knight - Halberd 2,000
Winged Knight - Twinaxes 2,000

Wave 10 enemy sets

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Vagabond Rush 10,000 Hollow Vagabond 1,600 5 Primordial Titanite
Locust Swarm 10,000 Locust 2,000
Locust Spawn 1,000
Writhing Rotten Flesh 250
Dregs of the Deep 10,000 Harald Legion Knight 5,000
Hollow Cleric 2,000

Wave 11

Name Total HP Enemies HP Damage Reward
Remnants of the End 10,000 Ringed Knight 3,000 1 Primordial Essence
1 Primordial Scroll

Notes

Information here is accurate for version 1.68.

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