Best Starter Builds | Demon's Souls PS5

This is a guide about the best starter builds in Demon's Souls (DS) Remake for the PS5. Read on to see the best weapons for each buil, the best early game weapons, and where to find them.

Best Early Game Weapons

Crescent Falchion
Attributes

A strong weapon not just for the early game but for the later stages of the game too.
Location

- 4-1 Shrine of Storms.
Halberd
Attributes

2-Handed attacks are strong and has ridiculous range.
Locations

- Merchant in Valley of Defilement
- Temple Knight starting weapon
Estoc
Attributes

Large Damage Bonus from the Fatal upgrade path
Locations

- Tower of Latria 3-1
Uchigatana
Attributes

- Has an A dexterity scaling when upgraded to the Sharp upgrade path.
- Fragile so be mindful of it's durability.
Locations

- Shrine of Storm 4-1
Kris Blade
Attributes
Increases damage dealt by magic attacks but lowers magic defense.
Locations

-Stonefang Tunnel 2-1
Blessed Mace
Attributes

- An early weapon with the blessing upgrade.
- Provides passive health regeneration.

Locations

-Valley of Defilement 5-1

Obtainable After Clearing Boletaria 1-1

All the weapons mentioned above can be obtained after clearing the first area of Boletarian Palace. Once all the arch stones become accessible, simply go to the area of the said weapon you wish to use for your demon hunting adventure.

Best Area 2 Weapons

Dragon Longsword
Attributes
A weapon that can deal fire damage.
Locations

-Stonefang Tunnel 2-2
Mirdan Hammer
Attributes

Can easily deplete enemy stamina and break guards.
Locations

-Valley of Defilement 5-2

Both Are Great Weapons For Progressing The Game

The Dragon Longsword is great for taking out most enemies, especially the ones in the Shrine of Storms and Valley of Defilement. While it doesn't scale with any stats, upgrading it to +4 or +5 will make its fire damage high enough to help you out even in the endgame.

The Mirdan Hammer is good not just for PVE but also at PVP. Both weapons can serve you well so do try to get them if possible.

Best Weapons For Strength Builds

Weapon Details
Dragonbone Smasher
Attributes

- The strongest weapon for strength characters.
- Also provides fire defense.
Locations

-Stonefang Tunnel 2-1 (Purewhite World Tendency)
Mirdan Hammer
Attributes

Can easily deplete enemy stamina and break guards.
Locations

-Valley of Defilement 5-2
Knight Sword
Attributes

One of the strongest among the straight sword category.
Locations

-Boletarian Palace 1-3 or 1-4.
Great Axe
Attributes

High Attack damage but slow.
Locations

-Stonefang Tunnel 2-2

Upgrade Them to the Crushing Upgrade Path

The Crushing upgrade path provides additional scaling to strength. With a high amount of strength, these weapons can decimate foes in a single hit.

Best Weapons For Dexterity Builds

Weapon Details
Uchigatana
Attributes

Insane Dexterity scaling when upgraded to the Sharp upgrade path.
Locations

-Shrine of Storms 4-1
Estoc
Attributes

Large critical bonus from the Fatal upgrade tree.
Locations

-Tower of Latria 3-1
Kilij
Attributes

- A curved sword that can easily be used offensively.
- Easy to get.
Locations

-4-1: Shrine of Storms
Flamberge
Attributes

A large sword but has great dexterity scaling.
Locations

-Tower of Latria 3-2

Upgrade Most of These Weapons to the Sharp Upgrade Path

The Sharp upgrade path increases the weapon's Dexterity scaling. This makes these weapons great for characters whose stats are invested into dexterity. In addition to the said weapons, Dexterity characters can also use Bows efficiently so it is highly suggested to have a one as a secondary weapon.

Best Weapons For Magic Builds

Weapon Details
Insanity Catalyst
Attributes

Provides insane magic damage but halves MP pool.
Locations

-Upgrade a catalyst using the Yellow Demon's Soul.
Talisman of Beasts
Attributes

Ability to use both Sorcery and Miracles.
Locations

- Reward from Mephistopheles
- Dropped by Blackphantom Scirvir
Kris Blade
Attributes

- Improves Magic Damage but reduces Magic defense.
- Equip in your offhand when casting spells
Locations

-Stonefang Tunnel 2-1
Crescent Falchion
Attributes

- Has a great magic scaling
- Easy to obtain.
Locations

-Shrine of Storms 4-1

Moon Upgrades and Crescent Upgrades Are the Ideal Upgrade Path

The Moon upgrade path and the Cresent upgrade path both scale with your Magic stat. The Moon upgrade lowers the strength and dexterity scaling while the Crescent completely removes it. The tradeoff is that the Crescent upgrade path provides MP regeneration while the Crescent does not. Both upgrade tree can deal magic damage upon attack.

Best Weapons For Faith Builds

Weapon Details
Talisman of Beasts
Attributes

Ability to use both Sorcery and Miracles.
Locations

- Reward from Mephistopheles - Dropped by Blackphantom Scirvir
Large Sword of Moonlight
Attributes

A large sword that specializes in faith.
Locations

- Valley of Defilement 5-2
Great Sword
Attributes

A very large sword that is much more fit to be upgraded to the Blessed tree.
Locations

- Boletarian Palace 1-3

Blessed Upgrade Path is Best for Pure Faith Builds

The blessed weapons scale with your faith stat and it also provides a good amount of passive health regeneration. In addition to your healing spells and some stat allocated to Vitality, Faith builds with blessed weapons are nigh unkillable.

Crescent Is Great for Balanced Faith and Magic Builds

The Crescent upgrade path is also great for a balanced magic and faith build. This works as the MP regeneration can be used either for unleashing spells against the enemy or using healing spells for yourself. The flexibility this build provides is great and the damage isn't lacking either.

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