Demon's Souls PS5

Pure Strength Build and Best Weapons

This is the guide to the Pure Strength build for Demon's Souls for the PS5. Check here to find out what kind out of build Pure Strength is, the stat alignment for the build, and our recommended weapons!

What is the Pure Strength Build?

A Strength Specialist Build

Pure Strength is a build that focuses on having high Strength as well as Vitality and Endurance. WIth Strength this high, it might be hard to find an enemy that can't be taken down in one hit!

Pure Strength Build Stats

Stat Alignment with Temple Knight (SL86)

Stat Level Important Points
Vitality 30 ・Increase your Vitality until 30
・Based on your skill, doing less than 30 is also possible
Intelligence 8 ・When not using buffs or Second Chance
・When using them, increase between 13 and 18
Endurance 40 ・Increase your Endurance to 40 for a comfortable amount of stamina
Strength 50 ・All remaining points go to Strength
Dexterity 12 ・Not needed
Magic 6 ・Not needed
Faith 13 ・When not using the Second Chance miracle
・If using Second Chance, level up to 16
Luck 7 ・Not needed

A typical strength-based class

As the name suggests, the Pure Strength is specialized around Strength. In other words, cursed weapons are extremely powerful.

Using the Pure Strength Build

Hold Weapons with Both Hands

The Pure Strengths strong suit is being able to increase Strength by 1.5 by wielding weapons with both hands. Due to this, a weapon with a 45 Strength requirement can be wielded with 30 Strength, and a weapon with a 99 Strength requirement, the max amount, can be wielded with 66 Strength. This makes this build recommendable to both veterens of the Souls series as well as complete beginners.

Buff with Cursed Weapons

Cursed weapons differ from magic attacks in that they simply add onto a weapon's attack points. Using these weapons may require some changing some of your higher stats, but if you can use these weapons well, they are very effective in playthroughs.

Recommended Weapons for the Pure Strength Build

Crushing Weapons

The Strength-based Pure Strength is most utilized with crushing weapons that scale with Strength. In the beginning, we recommend to use the Battle Axe that can be found in Stonefang Tunnel.

List of Crushing Weapons

Mild Hammer Iron Knuckles Morning Star
Mace Great Axe Crescent Axe
Guillotine Axe Battle Axe Great Sword
Claymore Bastard Sword Northern Regalia
Long Sword Short Sword Halberd

Dragon Bone Smasher and Bramd

When using a unique weapon, we recommend the Dragon Bone Smasher or Bramd. Not only are these weapons strong, they both are a shape befitting of the title Pure Strength. However, be prepared to become extremely heavy. The Dragon Bone Smasher has a weight of 22 and Bramd is a heavy 36.

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