Platinum Trophy Guide

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Introduction[edit]

This is a single player's guide to getting the Demon's Souls platinum trophy in 10 easy stages. Single player means all on your own, no Blue Phantom help, no Black Phantom invasions and with no dupes from other player's.

There are 38 trophies to collect, and with this guide you can get it in around 10-30 hours, depending on skill level and luck.

With this guide, we will be using the self duping technique, and we aim to get the platinum early into the 2nd playthrough. Note that if you choose not to duplicate items, this guide remains valid. However, at least three successive playthroughs will be required to obtain the required number of Boss Souls to obtain the Platinum Trophy.

Because this platinum trophy requires special in game events, called Pure White & Pure Black World Tendency, all new player's should aim to play the game in Soul Form. Playing in body form is risky and you may regret it. Don't forget to start the game in Offline Mode to ensure that server medians don't alter your hard-earned World Tendency.

A handy spreadsheet checklist is also available

This is not a walkthrough. Use the Wiki alongside this guide.

Before we get started[edit]

  • Choose your class - Royalty or Knight
  • D.I.Y - Learn the self duping technique and master it! You can master this as soon as you spawn in The Nexus, after the Tutorial, using the Nexial Binding. This video shows the Dupe It Yourself technique and gives a description.
  • Soul Form - Every time you get revived, you should suicide to get your soul back. The best place for this is in the Nexus. This is because, if you die in the various worlds, it changes the World Tendency towards Black, and we aim to get it to Pure White, to unlock essential weapons and areas.
  • Level Up - It is possible to get this platinum as a Soul Level 1 Royalty, but you should level up. Vitality and Intelligence are the most useful.
  • Monumental - Gives you a YES / NO option. Select YES or you will not get the Friend's Ring later on.
  • Demon's Souls - It's a good idea to self dupe each one after you collect it from killing each boss. They help you level up really quickly, and some are needed for multiple trophy's. This is what saves you from doing four or five playthroughs.
  • Consumables - Duplicate important items like Dark Moon Grass, Old Spice, Stone of Ephemeral Eyes and White Arrows.

Stage 1 - Collect Treasure and Kill Demons[edit]

1-1

  1. Collect the Cling Ring (1/26), Thief's Ring (2/26), Jade Hair Ornament ( give to Stockpile Thomas for a Ring of Herculean Strength (3/26) ), Scimitar, and Lead Demon's Soul
  2. Rescue and protect Ostrava
  3. Kill Phalanx ( Unlocks Phalanx's Trophy )

1-2

  1. Collect the Ring of Gash Resistance (4/26), Wooden Catalyst, Compound Short Bow, Winged Spear, and Iron Demon's Soul
  2. Rescue and protect Ostrava
  3. Kill Tower Knight ( Unlocks Tower Knight's Trophy )

2-1

  1. Collect the Ring of Poison Resistance (5/26), Kris Blade, Crushing Battle Axe +1, and Hard Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Shards of Hardstone, Sharpstone, Spiderstone, Clearstone, and Dragonstone
    2. Chunks of Hardstone, Sharpstone, Spiderstone, and Clearstone
    3. Pure Spiderstone
  3. Turn on the elevator to Blacksmith Ed
  4. Kill Armor Spider ( Unlocks Armor Spider's Trophy )

2-2

  1. Collect Hands of God, Dragon Long Sword +1, Ring of Disease Resistance (6/26), Ring of Flame Resistance (7/26), Club, Dark Heater Shield +1, and Red Hot Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Shards of Greystone
    2. Chunks of Dragonstone and Greystone
    3. Pure Sharpstone and Hardstone
  3. Help Patches, the Hyena
  4. Kill Flamelurker ( Unlocks Flamelurker's Trophy )

2-3

  1. Collect the Master's Ring (8/26) and Dragon Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ore
    1. Pure Dragonstone
  3. Kill Dragon God ( Unlocks Dragon God's Trophy )

3-1

  1. Collect the Ring of Magical Sharpness (9/26), Clever Rat's Ring (10/26), Geri's Stiletto, Baby's Nail, Mercury Rapier +1, Estoc, Claws, Secret Dagger, and Doll Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Shards of Moonlightstone
    2. Chunks of Moonlightstone
  3. Free Sage Freke
  4. Kill Fool's Idol ( Unlocks Fool's Idol's Trophy )

3-2

  1. Collect the Fragrant Ring (11/26), Ring of Avarice (12/26), Epee Rapier, Moon Short Sword +1, and Mixed Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ore
    1. Shards of Mercurystone
    2. Chunks of Mercurystone
    3. Possibly get Pure Moonlightstone1
  3. Free and Kill Yurt, the Silent Chief
  4. Kill Maneater ( Unlocks Maneater's Trophy )

3-3

  1. Collect the Yellow Demon's Soul
  2. Possibly get Pure Moonlightstone
  3. Kill Old Monk ( Unlocks Old Monk's Trophy )

4-1

  1. Collect the Regenerator's Ring (13/26), Graverobber's Ring (14/26), Adjudicator's Shield, Crescent Falchion +1, Compound Long Bow, Grey Demon's Soul, and Swollen Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Shards of Darkmoonstone, Cloudstone, and Bladestone
  3. Free Graverobber Blige
  4. Kill Vanguard and Adjudicator ( Unlocks Adjudicator's Trophy )

4-2

  1. Collect Ronin's Ring (15/26), Hiltless, and Hero Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Chunks of Darkmoonstone
    2. Possibly get Chunks and Pure Bladestone
  3. Free Saint Urbain and interact with Patches, the Hyena
  4. Kill Old Hero ( Unlocks Old Hero's Trophy )

4-3

  1. Collect Stormruler, and Storm Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Chunks of Cloudstone and Darkmoonstone
    2. Pure Cloudstone
    3. Possibly get Pure Darkmoonstone
  3. Kill Storm King ( Unlocks Storm King's Trophy )

5-1

  1. Collect the Ring of Magical Dullness (16/26), Blessed Mace +1, and Wriggling Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Shards of Faintstone
    2. Possibly get Shards and Chunks of Marrowstone
  3. Kill Leechmonger ( Unlocks Leechmonger's Trophy )

5-2

  1. Collect Cat's Ring (17/26), Broken Sword, Large Sword of Moonlight, and Eroded Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Shards of Suckerstone
    2. Chunks of Faintstone and Suckerstone
    3. Pure Suckerstone
    4. Possibly get Shards and Chunks of Marrowstone, Pure Faintstone
  3. Kill Dirty Colossus ( Unlocks Dirty Colossus' Trophy )

5-3

  1. Collect the Ring of Sincere Prayer (18/26), Dark Silver Shield, and Pureblood Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Pure Marrowstone, Mercurystone, and Suckerstone
    2. Possibly get Pure Faintstone
  3. Kill Garl Vinland and Maiden Astraea ( Unlocks Maiden Astraea's Trophy )

1-3

  1. Collect the Official's Cap, Iron Ring of Keys, and Silver Demon's Soul
  2. Collect Ores
    1. Pure Clearstone
  3. Rescue and protect Ostrava
  4. Collect the Bloody Iron Key, Ring of the Accursed (19/26), and Ring of Magical Nature (20/26)
  5. Free Biorr, of the Twin Fangs and Yuria, the Witch
  6. Kill Penetrator ( Unlocks Penetrator's Trophy )

Nexus

  1. Duplicate all boss souls

Stage 2 - Pure White World Tendency Events[edit]

If you did all of Stage 1 in Soul Form you should now have Pure White World Tendency in all five worlds.
2-3

  1. Collect the Dragon Bone Smasher

2-2

  1. Show the Dragon Bone Smasher to Scirvir, The Wanderer
  2. Collect Pure Greystone

3-2

  1. Collect Prison of Hope, 2F West Cell Key at the top of the first tower

3-1

  1. Free Lord Rydell
  2. Collect Dull Rat's Ring (21/26)

4-2

  1. Collect the Magic Sword "Makoto"

5-1

  1. Collect Istarelle

5-3

  1. Kill BP Garl Vinland
  2. Collect Bramd

Stage 3 - Pure Black World Events and Getting Pure White Character Tendency[edit]

Now it gets slightly harder. But you should be strong enough. Remember that you should be leveling up, using strong weapons, and have plenty of Vitality.
You need to suicide in all worlds, in body form seven times each. This unlocks the five named Black Phantoms. Killing them all will give you the needed Pure White Character Tendency, and some more weapons. Use Stone of Ephemeral Eyes, that you should have duplicated by now.

Note that killing these Black Phantoms with Poison Cloud, Death Cloud or Soulsucker will result in no change in Character Tendency. This will require you to go through at least one more playthrough, so try to avoid using Poison Cloud, Death Cloud, or Soulsucker in these battles.
1-1

  1. Kill BP Miralda

2-2

  1. Kill BP Scirvir
  2. Collect Talisman of Beasts

3-1

  1. Kill BP Lord Rydell
  2. Collect Phosphorescent Pole

4-1

  1. Kill BP Satsuki

5-2

  1. Kill BP Selen
  2. Collect Blind

Nexus

  1. Collect the Friend's Ring (22/26)

Stage 4 - The Secret Miracle Recovery[edit]

This miracle is often missed, but it is required for the trophy.

Saint Urbain will teach you a miracle called Recovery, however, you must kill a Primeval Demon and collect a Colorless Demon's Soul before it unlocks. One of these appears in each world in Pure Black World Tendency. The easiest one is in 2-1. So head there, suicide 3 or 4 times until you get Pure Black World Tendency, and can see it at the bottom of the elevator across the bridge. Because the drop is not guaranteed, it's recommended to use the Large Sword of Searching as well.

Once you have the Colorless Demon's Soul, duplicate it. You only need 3 Colorless Demon's Souls to learn the Recovery Miracle, but having 198 of them won't hurt.

Stage 5 - Magic, Miracles & Faith[edit]

Level up Faith to 20 and speak to the Worshiper of God that's close to Saint Urbain. She will give you a free Pure Faintstone. This saves hassle, as you may not get a Pure from the 5-2 or 5-3 Crystal Lizards.

Learn all the Spells and Miracles currently available because we're just about ready to kill the trainers. During Stage 1, after you gotten each Demon's Soul, you should have been duplicating each one. A few of them are needed more than once to learn multiple spells and miracles.
During this stage you will unlock the Saint's Trophy, and have one spell left for the Sage's Trophy, that comes in your second playthrough.
Before you start Stage 6, make sure you have your favorite spell and miracle remembered. Poison Cloud and Second Chance are good choices.

Stage 6 - Mephistopheles Quests[edit]

To unlock Mephistopheles, you must have Pure Black Character Tendency. If you kill the Crestfallen Warrior in the Nexus, the Dregling Merchant in 1-3, the Filthy Man in 2-1, the Once Royal Mistress in 3-1, and Graverobber Blige in 4-2. Kill the Filthy Woman in 5-2 if Mephistopheles did not appear after those. Head up to the middle level of the Nexus and you meet Mephistopheles. She gives you assassination tasks. Remember that you have to talk to her after every assassination and be handed the next task to actually receive the individual rewards. You should also be careful to kill each of these NPCs in the Nexus - she may not give you the next assassination if you kill them in the worlds they're found in.

  1. Kill Saint Urbain
    1. Collect the Ring of Devout Prayer (23/26)
  2. Kill Sage Freke
  3. Kill Patches, the Hyena
  4. Kill Biorr, of the Twin Fangs
    1. Collect the Large Brushwood Shield and Ring of Great Strength (24/26)
  5. Kill Ostrava in 1-42
  6. Kill Yuria, the Witch
    1. Collect the Foe's Ring (25/26)
  7. Kill Mephistopheles

Stage 7 - Into the Palace[edit]

1-4

  1. Collect Penetrating Sword, White Bow, Tower Shield, Rune Sword, Rune Shield.
  2. Kill Ostrava
    1. Collect the Mausoleum Key
  3. Kill the Blue Dragon ( Unlocks Flying Dragon's Trophy )

1-1

  1. Kill Old King Doran ( Unlocks Old King's Trophy )
    1. Collect Demonbrandt, Eternal Warrior's Ring ( Unlocks Rogue's Trophy )

Stage 8 - Crafting and Farming[edit]

Now is a great time to get all the remaining trophies for upgrading weapons. By now you should have all the stones required to make at least nine of them. Use the various weapons already collected, like the Scimitar, Claws, Secret Dagger, Winged Spear, Crescent Falchion +1, etc.

  1. Obtain maximum upgrade by Hardstone, Sharpstone, Clearstone, Spiderstone, Mercurystone, Dragonstone, Suckerstone, Faintstone, and Cloudstone

The Remaining Five

Greystone - You may need to farm 2-2 for a Chunk of Greystone
Bladestone - You'll probably need to farm 4-2 for a Pure Bladestone and Chunk of Bladestone *
Marrowstone - You may need to farm 5-1 or 5-2 for a Chunk of Marrowstone
Moonlightstone - You might not get a Pure. Only the Crystal Lizards in 3-2 and 3-3 drops them. Farm each one **
Darkmoonstone - You might not get a Pure. Only the Crystal Lizards in 4-2 and 4-3 drops them. Farm each one **

∗ The Holy Grail of farming. Try the Black Skeleton in the secret passage of 4-2 in any World Tendency. Or in Pure Black World Tendency - the BP Black Skeletons in 4-2
∗∗ It is possible to get these two pures by chance. You may get lucky without even trying. If you don't, wait until you're on your fourth and last spawn, and quit game with the screen still showing what stone you collected. If it's a chunk, quit game. It cancels the autosave. Repeat until you get a pure. This takes time, because you have to reload the game each time. Or you can simply try a new batch of Crystal Lizards in your second playthrough

Stage 9 - End Game[edit]

1-4

  1. Collect False King's Demon's Soul
  2. Kill False King Allant

End Game - Below the Nexus

  1. Collect Soulbrandt
  2. Kill King Allant

Warp back to the Nexus straight after you collect the sword. Either use a Shard of Archstone, Nexial Binding, Evacuate, or even quitting and loading the game works. Take Soulbrandt and Demonbrandt to Blacksmith Ed and forge the Northern Regalia. ( Unlocks Soldier's Trophy )

Warp back to Below The Nexus, walk away from The Maiden in Black, putting the Old One to sleep. ( Unlocks World Uniter's Trophy )

Stage 10 - New Game +[edit]

  1. Clear 1-1 and 1-2 quickly
  2. Kill an archdemon in any other archstone
  3. Get the Iron Ring of Keys again in 1-3
  4. Free Yuria, the Witch
  5. Learn Soulsucker spell from Yuria, the Witch ( Unlock Sage's Trophy and Toughest Soul Trophy)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. After killing the Crystal Lizard in 3-2 and while you are in this area, backtrack a little and reload your profile. This gives you another chance to get a Pure Moonlightstone from the lizard that respawns
  2. You can kill Ostrava while doing Stage 7, and then return back to the Stage 6 steps.