Soul Farming

This page contains different methods of efficiently obtaining standard souls to purchase items, upgrade equipment and level your character.

Farming Giant Memories

Credit to reddit user fewty: (original guide here).

At the cost of 1 Bonfire Ascetic, this farming route allows you to collect:

So you can farm infinite amounts of all of these rare goodies.

This guide assumes that the reader has already completed and collected all of the items from the Giant Memories, and so this guide will not cover every single item available in these areas. Only the useful rare items and large souls (10k and 20k ones) are worth picking up for speed efficiency.

I recommend wearing the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring+1 to maximise souls (+2 if you have it). You could wear Tseldora Set or Jester's Gloves too but the Smelter Demon Set lets one survive 1 hit in case one messes up.

Section 1. The Place Unbeknownst

To start off, you need to head to the Forest of Fallen Giants 4th bonfire - The Place Unbeknownst.

Section 2. Memory of Jeigh

First memory is the Memory of Jeigh - this is the one right by the 4th bonfire.

This is most easily done with high ranged damage, so you might want to respec into a spell caster - since you'll be getting infinite Soul Vessels anyways.

  • Enter Memory of Jeigh.
  • The main thing to remember here is to avoid the fire balls.
  • With that said, head up the stairs and through the mist, and onto the battlements.
  • On your left is a mini staircase - go up here and grab the Bonfire Ascetic (it's already paid for itself!).
  • Go back down and head forward along the right hand wall - the stone head should take out the giants.
  • Up ahead is the Giant Lord boss. Dodge his first attack and head up the mini staircase on the left.
  • This fight is all patience - the more ranged damage you can deal, the less patience you need.
  • Dodge an attack and return fire with ONE attack. This guy will most likely one-shot you, so play it safe. Moving to the left while shooting will make it easier to dodge through his horizontal attack, since you want room to dodge right (minimizes contact with the sword and thus the number of i-frames needed to survive).
  • Once he's dead, you'll receive the Giant Lord Soul (worth 25k souls) and a Ring of Giants+2.
  • Starting with Bonfire Intensity 8 you recieve 300,000 Souls for the kill Solo (or 225,000 Souls if you summoned Benhart Of Jugo or Captain Drummond). For maximum amount of Souls you should wear the full Tseldora Set and the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring+2 for a total increase of 61,5989375 %. This nets into 484,796 Souls for the Solo kill or 363,597 Souls with a summon.
  • On the platform with you is a Fire Seed.
  • Down and to the right of you is a Divine Blessing.

Section 3. Memory of Vammar

Warp to the 2nd bonfire - Cardinal Tower.
Head to Memory of Vammar (the one near where you meet Mild Mannered Pate).
You can do this memory without having to fight anything. I recommend equipping a high-stability shield, 2-handed just in case you have to take a hit.

  • Enter Memory of Vammar.
  • In the first room there are 2 doors; through the left one is a chest with Smooth & Silky Stone and a Petrified Something.
  • The door directly ahead leads to a corridor with a giant. I find that you can walk around this guy once he backs away from the door.
  • At the end of the corridor is a Fire Seed.
  • Outside of the hole in the wall are 2 more giants. The plan here is to circle to the right side of the first, and then roll spam between them going forward and left until you can circle left around the second giant.
  • The next section is where the guards are fighting giants. Sprint like mad down the left side under the shelters, and just head straight for the door directly ahead.
  • In this room there is a ladder to your right, take it up. The fireball giants should have jumped off the building leaving a Soul of a Great Hero and Bonfire Ascetic unguarded.
  • Go back down the ladder and out the door (opposite from where you entered) and take the stairs to your left.
  • This last giant is a beast and will smack you straight through your shield for a 1 to 2-hit kill, so do your best to avoid it.
  • Either head straight for the exit, or try to get the item on the edge of the far corner - a Soul of a Great Hero.
  • Warp back to the bonfire with a Homeward Bone/Homeward miracle/Aged Feather.

Section 4. Memory of Orro

Head to Memory of Orro (past where you fight The Pursuer).
You will have to fight enemies in this one, but only hollows (the giants can be avoided).

  • Enter Memory of Orro.
  • Head up the stairs and take care of the 4 hollowed infantry.
  • There is a Pharros' Lockstone contraption in here. Activate it (this isn't reset by the Bonfire Ascetic so you only have to do this the first time) and head into the secret room.
  • The chest is trapped so be careful, and contains 3x Soul of a Hero.
  • Head back downstairs and go through the other passage.
  • Immediately turn right when you go outside, and there will be a Soul of a Great Hero and Soul Vessel.
  • Turn around and head along the left side of the wall until you reach a ladder - go up.
  • Kill the 2 archers and get the loot on the roof, this is 3x Wilted Dusk Herbs. If you don't play a caster, you may not care about this one.
  • Warp back to the bonfire with a Homeward Bone/Homeward miracle/Aged Feather.

Notes
For pure soul farming, just running Section 2 of the guide is much more efficient, and there is a Bonfire Ascetic in that section which allows you to farm it infinitely, though you do not gain a extra Bonfire Ascetic or Soul Vessel.

Section 2 nets over 500,000 Souls a run and can be done in less then 2 minutes as a Caster Build if you only pick up the Bonfire Ascetic at the start, kill the Giant Lord, examine the dead Giant to exit the Memory, drop down the ledge to collect the 2x Twinkling Titanite and use Homeward Bone/Homeward miracle/Aged Feather to return to the Bonfire. Rinse, repeat.

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