Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 if you platinumed Demon’s Souls on PS3 or platinumed other Soulsborne games before. If it’s your first Soulsborne game it will feel quite a lot harder around 7/10 difficulty.
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 25-30 Hours if you played the original, around 50 hours+ if you didn’t
- Offline Trophies: 34 ( 5, 7, 22)
- Online Trophies: 3 (1, 2)
- Number of missable trophies: All trophies are missable except for automatic story trophies & online trophies, but you have multiple Playthroughs (at least 3) in front of you so there are more than enough chances to get what you’re missing.
- Glitched trophies: Nothing Yet
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No Difficulty Settings
- Minimum Playthroughs: 3 without Save scumming / 2 with Save scumming – Get all the boss souls you need more than once, rescue the merchants needed and secure your savefile. Buy all the miracles needed from Urbain and get the trophy. Reload your save and do the same with Spells.
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: No
- Release Date: November 12, 2020
Welcome to the Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake Trophy Guide! A remake of the game that started it all. And with “it all” I mean the Soulslike-Subgenre of action RPGs. If you played the original you already know what you’re getting yourself into. For people who haven’t played it on PS3, if you played any Dark Souls or Bloodborne that gives you a good idea of what to expect. If you never played any Souls games, expect a long learning curve, your first Souls game is always your hardest. For newcomers the Royalty starting class which focuses on magic is recommended.
The big difference to the Dark Souls Games is the fact that the game is divided in 5 Areas instead of one open world. Each Archstone, which are basically doors to the areas, are divided into 3 (or 4 for the Boletarian Palace) subareas with a boss waiting for you at the end of each of them. In usual Souls fashion you can unlock shortcuts throughout each level to make backtracking faster and easier.
The game stays mostly true to the original with a few changes and additions here and there, so if you managed to platinum the original the remake shouldn’t cause you troubles at all. The trophy list, while different, is still close to the original. The differences are welcome ones since you no longer have to upgrade weapons using all the different materials, which eliminated the hunt for Shining Lizards. In exchange for the tedious grind the remake added a bunch of trophies for specific ways of defeating a boss and a few NPC-related ones, which are basically just a milestone for the Magic/Miracles related trophies.
General Starting Tips – Important if you are new to the Game!
Before we even begin, here are a few VERY important things you have to know about:
- PLAY OFFLINE – playing online might mess up progress you make towards World Tendency (at least that’s how it was in the original, better don’t take any chances here)
- ALWAYS PLAY IN SOUL FORM – Dying in Soul Form has no negative influence on the Tendency system, while dying in Human Form does. After defeating a boss you will automatically turn human again – head into the Nexus and suicide there to be in Souls Form again before you move on since dying in the Nexus or dying in the Soul Form alltogether has NO influence on World/Character Tendency
- DO NOT CONSUME OR SPEND BOSS SOULS RANDOMLY – The Souls you get from Bosses are needed for Miracles/Spells and Weapon Upgrades needed for other trophies, do not just randomly use them
- DO NOT ATTACK NPCS – You might need them and you don’t want them to turn aggressive towards you
- PICK “PROVIDENTIAL RING” AS STARTING BOON – This is a new ring that didn’t exist in the PS3 version. You need all 30 Rings for a trophy. It’s highly recommended to pick it as a starting gift! If you didn’t pick it as a starting gift, you can still unlock it later (see Rings Guide).
General Starting Tips – Which class should I play?
Honetly, this question gets asked a lot in many RPGs but it doesn’t matter. Starting class only matters at the beginning of the game, since you can level up your stats however you want. Royalty is a good starting class for new players since it has strong Magic Stats from the beginning and magic is known to be strong in Demon’s Souls. Magic usage is not limited to a certain number like in Dark Souls but can be simply replenished with an item. Once you played the game for a bit you can decide yourself what suits you well – magic, swords, great swords – whatever you like. There is no “one fits all” weapon class.
Step 1: Finish all the Archstones with Pure White World Tendency
As mentioned above, always play in Souls Form. While it is a handicap since you will have less health, it is the only way that allows you dying in the game without messing up the World Tendency. Defeat 3 Bosses in each Archstone for the world to turn Pure White and take care of all the Trophy-relevant events like rescuing the merchants needed for Spells and Miracles.
Rescue Yuria ( Witch in the Tower), Sage Freke ( A Dash of Sage), Saint Urbain ( Umbasa) and buy all the stuff they offer (see their respective trophy info below). You CAN’T get all the stuff from them in your first run since some additional Boss Souls are needed for several Spells.
For the starting boons pick “The Providential Ring”. At the time of writing, it is not yet known how else to get this and you need all Rings for a trophy (only confirmed as a starting boon so far). The easiest starting class for newcomers is “Royalty” which is the one that starts with highest magic stats, but for trophy purposes it doesn’t matter what class you play. Magic makes it easier to get started in the first area.
Also, in the trophy list the bosses are not in the in-game order. If you get stuck and need to know where to find the next boss refer to the dedicated Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake Boss Guide for recommended order.
Step 2: Getting Rings / Spells / Miracles in NG+ and beyond
After your first run you will need to focus on all the collectibles in the game, while getting through the story a second and third time for Rings, Spells and Miracles. You will also have to play around with your character Tendency for a few Rings as well, but check the Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake Rings Guide for more info on that and also see the Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake Spells & Miracles Guide for the other Collectibles.
The way to go is as followed in your first Playthrough:
- Finish the game with Pure White World Tendency – Play only in Soul Form, suicide in the Nexus to get back to the Soul Form after defeating a boss since it turns you human each time. Gather all the rings (and weapons if you want some) that are only available in PWWT.
- Get Pure Black World Tendency – Once you are sure you have collected all the Rings and Weapons you want that are only available in Pure White, keep killing yourself in each of the 5 archstones in Human Form until they reach Pure Black World Tendency. Once they are Pure Black collect all the Rings you need in them and move on to step 3.
- Pure White Character Tendency – Now that all worlds are in PBWT you can traverse them and kill Black Phantom NPCs (Miranda in firste area of Boletarian Palace, Scirvir in second area of Stonefang Mines, Rydell in first region of Tower of Latria, Satsuki in first region of Shrine of Storms, Selen in second area of Valley of Defilement). This will help you turn your character Tendency Pure White. With Pure White Character Tendency talk to the Monumental in the Nexus for the Friend’s Ring and follow to step 4.
- Pure Black Character Tendency – Slaughter NPCs throughout the 5 Archstones like the Filthy Man in Stonefang Tunnels, Once Royal Mistress in Tower of Latria, Graverobber Blidge in Shrine of Storm, Dregling in Boletarian Palace, Filthy Woman in Valley of Defilement. When in Pure Black Character Tendency Mephistopheles will appear in Nexus, she will have you kill NPCs one after one and once she tells you to kill Yuria the Witch it will be her last request, killing Yuria and talking to her asfterwards will grant you the Foe Ring.
For you second Playthrough:
- Defeat 3 Bosses in each area
- Rescue the Merchants again
- Secure your Savefile
- Buy all Miracles from Urbain
- Reload your savefile
- Buy all the Spells from Yuria
Useful Tips, Tricks and Guides:
- Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake – Boss Guide (Recommended Order)
- Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake – All Ring Locations
- Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake – All Spells & Miracles Locations
Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake Trophy Guide
|Slayer of Trophies
All Trophies Obtained
|Earn all other trophies in Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake to unlock platinum.|
Slayer of Demon “Phalanx”
|Phalanx is the first boss you will encounter in Demon’s Souls and very likely your first trophy you will unlock as well. Phalanx is a blob-like enemy surrounded by smaller blobs protecting him with shields and spears forming the name-giving Phalanx formation. To drain the boss health you have to attack the big blob in the middle after taking down the small shielded enemies. They are weak to fire so make use of firebombs and turpentine you have found throughout the stage.
You don’t have to kill all the small enemies to defeat the boss, but once you do the boss becomes a punching bag and can’t protect himself anymore.
|Tower Knight’s Trophy
Slayer of Demon “Tower Knight”
|The boss of the second area of the Boletarian Palace. A huge knight wielding a humongous tower shield to protect himself. In order to defeat him you need to attack his ankles until he staggers and falls down on his back. Once he is on the ground his weakspot – his head – becomes reachable for melee attacks and his life will drain very quickly.
On both sides of the castle walls will be archers who will attack you to interrupt your attack attempts. You can dispose of them first but you should know that defeating the Tower Knight without killing the archers will grant you the One Shall Fall Trophy as well.
Slayer of Demon “Penetrator”
|The boss of the third area of the Boletarian Palace. Penetrator wields a long sword and is pretty fast. Use the statues in the area for your advantage to flank him. Additionally, you can have Biorr assist you in this boss fight, for info on how to get him check the Brother-In-Arms Trophy below.
You can’t fight the Penetrator until you have beaten one of the 4 Final Bosses of the other areas first: Dragon God, Old Monk, Storm King or Maiden Astrea.
|False King’s Trophy
Slayer of Demon “False King”
|The final boss of the Boletarian Palace and you could say the final boss of the game since the last boss battle is just a punching bag. The False King is fast and hits hard with both close combat and ranged magic attacks, as well as an AoE explosion. Another one of his attacks is unique and lets him drain your soul level! So watch out for his grabs. Take your time and don’t play risky.|
|Armor Spider’s Trophy
Slayer of Demon “Armor Spider”
|The first Boss of the 2nd Archstone which leads you to the Stonefang Mines. You will fight the Spider in a mining tunnel with it at one end and you at the other. Armor Spider will use ranged attacks to stop you from approaching it, so either dodge them to get closer or use ranged attacks like magic yourself. Once you are close to it, it will use short-range attacks and a flame-carpet that will make you retreat back to where you came from.|
Slayer of Demon “Flamelurker”
|The second boss of the Stonefang Mines. Flamelurker is weak to magic so as a magic user he shouldn’t cause you too much trouble. As a melee user Flamelurker can be a challenge since he hits like a freight train. Don’t overestimate your damage output and focus on blocking and dodging when he goes into rampage.|
|Dragon God’s Trophy
Slayer of Demon “Dragon God”
|The archdemon of the Stonefang Tunnels. It’s a relatively simple puzzle boss. Once the fight starts head right and destroy the rubble while hiding from his fist attack to reach a ballista on the right side. Once you use the ballista to shoot him follow the path to the other side of the arena to reach the second ballista. Once you have used both ballistas, Dragon God will go down for you to finish while hitting his head.
Additionally, you can get another trophy in this fight when using a specific weapon, for more info check Fists of Legend below.
|Fool’s Idol’s Trophy
Slayer of Demon “Fool’s Idol”
|Before you enter the boss room of Fool’s Idol in the Prison of Hope area of the Tower of Latria make sure to climb the tower on the right side of the boss room entrance. Walk to the very end of the hallway and kill the praying enemy there. If you don’t he will keep reviving the Fool’s Idol all the time and make her impossible to defeat.
During the fight itself Fool’s Idol will teleport and create clones to trick you off. The real Fool’s Idol will shoot thicker Soul Rays so that’s a way to recognize her. Watch out for magic traps she sets on the floor which will stun you when you step on them.
Slayer of Demon “Maneater”
|The second boss of the Tower of Latria is not a Maneater, it’s TWO Maneaters. The gargoyle looking enemy you will fight on a bridge like area will fly around the area and land in between to give you opportunity to strike. Once some times passes a second one will appear to make it a 2v1 fight in your disadvantage. Try to deal as much damage as possible to the first one before the second one arrives. A bow or magic can be helpful here to hit them while they are midair.|
|Old Monk’s Trophy
Slayer of the Demon “Old Monk”
|The archdemon of the Tower of Latria. This fight can be both very easy or very hard. While playing online this boss can be controlled by a real person and should you be paired up with someone who knows what they are doing very well you might get in trouble.
Playing offline you will face an NPC version of the boss which isn’t particularly difficult. The only attack you have to watch out for is when he summons 5 yellow orbs which are homing shots so keep your distance for easier dodging of this move.
Slayer of the Demon “Adjudicator”
|The first boss of the Shrine of Storms. You can either stay on top of the arena to shoot his head with magic or bow, or drop down and hit his stab wound on his belly while dodging to the right all the time. After some hits he will fall down and you will be able to hit his head. Hitting his belly will void the One Shall Stand Trophy, though.|
|Old Hero’s Trophy
Slayer of the Demon “Old Hero”
|The second boss of the Shrine of Storms is the Old Hero. He is a huge human-form enemy with a giant sword but there is a gimmick to this fight: he is blind. When walking slowly or having the Thief’s Ring equipped he will not be able to know your location. Use that to your advantage for a few safe hits before retreating again.|
|Storm King’s Trophy
Slayer of the Demon “Storm King”
|The archdemon of the Shrine of Storms. The boss will not be there from the start. Instead the arena will be filled with flying mantarays. Use a bow to kill as many as possible, so they don’t attack you during the fight. Once the air is clear (literally) sprint to the very end of the arena to find the Storm Ruler sword, which is a gimmick to this fight. The Storm Ruler is a longe range sword which will “split” the skies and deal massive damage to Storm King.
You can also just shoot him with arrows but using the Storm Ruler is way more satisfying.
Slayer of the Demon “Leechmonger”
|The first boss of the Valley of Defilement. He will wait for you on the bottom of a pit, which will give you many different approaches to the fight. You can either use your high ground to shoot him from above or you just go down and hit him up-close. It’s recommended using fire against him since he is weak to it.|
|Dirty Colossus’ Trophy
Slayer of the Demon “Dirty Colossus”
|The second boss of the Valley of Defilement. Get close to him and use fire attacks which he is very weak to. Just dodge his swings and watch out for his explosion which will cover you in dirt. Not a particularly difficult boss.|
|Maiden Astraea’s Trophy
Slayer of the Demon “Maiden Astraea”
|The archdemon of the Valley of Defilement. Maiden Astraea is a special case since you don’t fight her at all. She just sits at the very end of this grotesque arena and prays. Instead her bodyguard Garl Vinland will come after you and he hits like a freight train.
There are multiple ways of dealing with this fight. You can either defeat Garl and then kill Astraea, kill Garl and simply talk to Astraea or ignore Garl completely. Once you kill Garl head to Astraea and you will get her soul by either killing her or talking to her which will have her kill herself instead.
Check the May you be unharmed Trophy below on how to defeat Astaea without killing Garl.
|Return to Form
Help a player vanquish a boss
|After defeating the Phalanx and talking to both Maiden in Black and the Monumental in the Nexus you will be given the Blue Eye Stone. You can use it to set a summon sign and have someone call you into their world. Set your sign, wait for someone to call you in and help them defeat the boss.|
Vanquish a player as an invader
|Use the Black Eye Stone to invade another player and kill them. You have to deal the final blow, otherwise you won’t get the trophy.|
|One Shall Fall
Vanquish the Tower Knight without killing any archers
|In the second area of the Boletarian Castle- The Lord’s Path – the boss will be Tower Knight. On each side of the arena on top of the castle walls are archers who will try to disturb your fight. For this trophy you have to ignore them. Focus on Knight’s ankles until he falls down and hit his head for massive damage, while dodging the arrows.|
Vanquish Penetrator with Biorr
|Once you have unlocked the third area of the Boletarian Palace – Inner Ward – head through the level and kill the first and second Fat Official (the weirdly laughing enemies). This will grant you the Iron Ring of Keys and an Official’s Cap With that head back to the area just before the Tower Knight fight and open a door there. Inside the area you will find a cell where you can rescue Biorr.
Once done defeat the Penetrator with Biorr’s assist for the trophy.
|Fists of Legend
Vanquish Dragon God with the Hands of God
|In order to get this trophy you will have to defeat the Dragon God using the Hands of God. You have to use the ballistas in this fight but you will have to use the Hands of God for the last phase of the fight when his head lies on the rocks. You will have to equip BOTH Hands in order to get this trophy.
There are multiple ways of obtaining this weapon:
|Time for Rolling
Cross the walkway through the Idol’s volleys of arrows
|In the first area of Tower of Latria, shortly before the boss room you will encounter a big arrow shooting machine with a bunch of corpses lying in front of it. You have to time your rolls in between the arrow volleys to get past it for the trophy. It’s not as hard as it sounds since there is a bit of time between the volleys for you to roll past it.|
Vanquish the Fool’s Idol without hitting any clones
|Fool’s Idol will create clones during the fight to trick you into attacking them instead of the real Idol. There are 2 ways to figure out which Idol is the real one. Either get close to them and use the auto-aim to see if a short lifebar appears, which it only does for the clones or pay attention to the soul arrows they shoot. The real Idol will shoot soul rays which are way thicker than the ones of the clones.|
|One Shall Stand
Vanquish Adjudicator without having him fall down
|You will enter Adjudicator’s boss room from above, the perfect spot for this trophy. His weakspot is his head which you normally reach by attacking his stab wound on his stomach for him to fall down. For this trophy you need to focus only on his head and not attack his belly.
Use either a bow or magic while staying on top of the arena and dodging his tongue attacks.
|May you be unharmed
Vanquish Maiden Astraea without killing Garl Vinland
|The fight takes places in a very grotesque area with cursed baby corpses grabbing you in the swamp in the middle and Garl Vinland chasing you if you try to get too close to Astraea. You can get the trophy by shooting Astraea with a bow from far distance of simply outsmarting and outrunning Garl, but he will catch up to you eventually. Using the bow and shooting her from a distance is by far the safest way to get it done.|
|Seekest soul power
Embrace the power of the Old One
|Secure your savefile before entering the “fight” with the Old King at the end of the game! According to a report you have to kill the Maiden in Black in order to get this trophy… however you need to spare her in order to get her Soul which is needed for another trophy. So kill her, reload your savefile and beat the “boss” again without killing her this time around.|
|A Dash of Sage
Rescue Sage Freke the Visionary
|You will find him in the Prison of Hope, in one of the cells. In the area just before the Fool’s Idol on the wall behind the praying enemy you have to kill to make the Idol vulnerable will be the Special Key. With the Key head back to Sage Freke to save him from his cell. He will appear in the Nexus afterwards.|
Rescue Saint Urbain
|In the second area of the Shrine of Storms – The Ritual Path – head to the bottom of the area with the first Grim Reaper looking enemy and head behind the staircase. There Patches will kick you down a pit where you can rescue Saint Urbain. Saint Urbain is needed in order to learn all the Miracles in the game.|
|Worthy of the Sword
Deliver Makoto to Satsuki
|Satsuki will appear at the very beginning of the Shrine of Storms when it reaches the Pure White World Tendency (again, don’t die in the area in Human Form, always play as Soul Form and kill all the bosses). Satsuki wants you to show him the Magic Sword Makoto.
You can find the sword in the second area of the Shrine of Storms – The Ritual Path – on a rock where Patches kicks you down the pit behind the first Grim Reaper. Once you have the sword Satsuki will ask you to show it to him, agree and the trophy is yours.
|Road to Possibilities
Give the Searing Demon Soul to Blacksmith Ed
|After defeating the Flamelurker give its Soul to Ed the Blacksmith at the very start of Stonefang Tunnels. This will unlock the option to create weapons from Boss Souls. To unlock the shortcut to him you need to go straight past the second fog gate in Smithing Grounds up to the cliffs and activate the elevavator there.|
|One of the few
|In order to obtain Istarelle you will first have to achieve the Pure White World Tendency in the Valley of Defilement by defeating all 3 Bosses there without dying in the Human Form. So after each boss head back to the Nexus to suicide there to be in the Soul Form, since dying in the Soul Form doesn’t affect the World Tendency.
Once the Valley is Pure White head to the first area of the Valley and follow the stage until you reach the area with rats at the bottom of a ramp. Kill the rats and the huge enemy on the other side. Halfway across the path connecting the area with rat and the area with the huge deprived enemy you will see a ladder on your left. Climb up the ladder and follow the path while fighting huge enemies until you reach a cave at the end with 3 huge deprived ones. Kill them and the Istarelle will be yours.
|Witch in the Tower
Rescue Yuria the Witch
|Once you have unlocked the third area of the Boletarian Palace – Inner Ward – head through the level and kill the first and second Fat Official (the weirdly laughing enemies). This will grant you the Iron Ring of Keys and a Official’s Cap With that head back to the area just before the Tower Knight fight and open a door there. Inside the area you will find a cell where you can rescue Biorr.
Additionally, there will be a third Fat Official which will drop the Bloody Key. With the key head back to area before the Tower Knight again and open the gate there. Follow the path into a tower with a fat official above you. Equip the Official’s Cap you got earlier and he will lower the stairs for you. Defeat the Official, take off your cap and talk to Yuria afterwards to rescue her and have her appear in the Nexus. Yuria is needed in order to obtain all the Spells.
For the PS5 version rescuing Yuria has been changed a bit since you can’ trick the official to open the staircase by wearing only the Cap. You need to dress up as a fat official wearing all of his gear – you need to kill fat officials in both Boletarian Palace as well as in Stonefang Mines for them to drop all the gear pieces. Only with a full set the fat official can be tricked to open the staircase for you!
|Legacy of the Kings
Obtain the Northern Regalia
|Can be only obtained in a second playthrough. In your first playthrough you will need to obtain 3 items:
Will all 3 items go the Blacksmith Ed in the beginning area of Stonefang Mines. If you have the Soul of the Flamelurker in your Inventory he will let you use Boss Souls for smithing. Fuse the 3 Items with his service to obtain the Northern Regalia. You could theoretically use the Nexus Binding after picking up the second sword to get in your first playthrough as well if you wish.
All Magic Spells Obtained
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All Miracles Obtained
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|King of Rings
All Rings Obtained
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