Demon's Souls - World Tendency Guide


La World Tendency is one of the most complex and fascinating mechanics in Demon's Souls, which unfortunately, however, is not explained accurately during the game. This guide is therefore born with the intention of helping the player to discover every secret, so as to be able to find and unlock every equipment and secondary quest. While World Tendency may confuse or intimidate new players, actually manipulating it for your own goals is easier than it sounds. World Tendency can affect the game world in many different ways, and the player's ability to move it from Pure White a Pure Black it is essential if you want to complete the title 100%.



Before leaving to the text, we remind you that in the following lines you may find some major or minor spoilers about Demon's Souls, as regards some playful sections and the narrative sector. We therefore advise you to continue carefully before completing the game in its entirety.

Before starting to modify the World Tendency it is important to know that, unlike the Tendency of our protagonist, the changes we will make will not be instantaneous, but we will first have to go back to the Nexus. First of all, we list the main factors that change the World Tendency, and the reasons why these changes are so important also in the remake of Demon's Souls made by the guys of Bluepoint games.

Move the World Tendency towards White

  • Kill a Boss
  • Kill one of these Black Phantom NPCs:
  • Miralda the executioner (1-1)
  • Scirvir the traveler (2-2)
  • Lord Rydell (3-1)
  • Satsuki (4-1)
  • Selen Vinland (5-2)

Move the World Tendency towards Black

  • Dying in bodily form (within the world we want to change the Tendency)
  • Killing one of these NPCs in body form:
  • Miralda the executioner (1-1)
  • Scirvir the traveler (2-2)
  • Old King Doran (1-1)

The World Tendency will have different effects on the game world depending on whether it is oriented towards Pure White or Pure Black. In the first case the enemies will be weaker, they will give us very few souls by killing them, and they will tend to release more healing items rather than weapons or rare items, such as stones. On the contrary, in the second case we will have stronger enemies who will give us a higher number of souls from their killing, and will tend to drop more rare items and armor rather than healing items. However, keep in mind some aspects: dying in human form, as well as dying in the Nexus it will have no effect on World Tendency.



Unlock all Demon's Souls World Tendency events

In addition to the changes listed above, which relatively impact the structure of Demon's Souls, manipulating the World Tendency is the only way you will have to access all the characters and all the items. Below you will find listed all changes related to each world according to their Tendency, as well as a little guide so that you can access each scenario in a single playthrough. Please note that killing an NPC in their body form will cause theirs to appear Black phantom, and viceversa. So try to think of them as two distinct characters by Demon's Souls.

Boletaria 1-1 Palace in Pure White

  • La Red Wyvern it will come down from its nest.
  • The gate next to the first enemy on the bridge will open. The NPC Miralda the Executioner will attack the player in body form in the new area. From his defeat you will get theArmor of the Bound and the Ring of the Master.

Boletaria 1-1 palace in Nero Puro

  • The gate next to the first enemy on the bridge will open. The NPC Miralda the Executioner will attack the player in body form in the new area. From his defeat you will get the Guillotine Ax.
  • Some Black Phantoms will spawn near the mausoleum door.

Boletaria 2-1 Palace in Pure White

  • There will be no change.

Boletaria 2-1 palace in Nero Puro


  • Some Black Phantoms will appear near the fog of the Tower Knight.

Boletaria 3-1 Palace in Pure White

  • There will be no change.

Boletaria 3-1 palace in Nero Puro


  • A Primal demon (earns 3 World Tendency points by killing him).
  • 2 Black Phantom del Fat minister they will appear next to the primordial Demon.

Boletaria 4-1 Palace in Pure White

  • There will be no change.

Boletaria 4-1 palace in Nero Puro

  • There will be no change.

Stonefang tunnel 2-1 in Pure White

  • There will be no change.

Stonefang tunnel 2-1 in Nero Puro

  • A primal Demon will appear.
  • Some Black Phantoms will appear in the level.

Stonefang tunnel 2-2 in Pure White

  • The NPC Scirvir the traveler will appear. He will ask you to show him the Dragon Bone Smasher, giving you a pure gray stone in return.

Stonefang tunnel 2-2 in Nero Puro

  • The Black Phantom of Scirvir the traveler will appear. By killing him, you will get the beast talisman.
  • Some Black Phantom gods Bearbug will appear in the level.

Stonefang tunnel 2-3 in Pure White

  • The Dragon Bone Smasher access area will be clear of rubble, to the left as you enter the boss arena.

Stonefang tunnel 2-3 in Nero Puro

  • There will be no change.

Torre di Latria 3-1 in Pure White

  • The debris blocking access to the NPC Lord Rydell's cell will disappear, allowing us to obtain new equipment.
  • Once Lord Rydell is defeated, the elevator to the second floor of the area will become accessible.

Torre di Latria 3-1 in Pure Black

  • Some Black Phantom gods Mind Flayer will appear in the level.
  • Lord Rydell's Black Phantom will attack us. Once defeated we will get his weapon, the Phosphorescent Pole.

Torre di Latria 3-2 in Pure White

  • Above the first cult tower, a small wooden bridge will appear that will allow us to reach the top, so as to obtain the key to Rydell's cell.

Torre di Latria 3-2 in Pure Black

  • Some Black Phantom gods Facebugs will appear in the level.
  • A primal Demon will appear.

Torre di Latria 3-3 in Pure White

  • There will be no change.

Torre di Latria 3-3 in Pure Black

  • There will be no change.

Shrine of Storms 4-1 in Pure White

  • At the beginning of the level, the NPC Satsuki will appear and ask us to show him the katana Makoto. If we talk to him with the weapon equipped he will attack us. The same thing will happen if we show it to them, and if we refuse to do so.

Shrine of Storms 4-1 in Pure Black

  • Satsuki's Black Phantom will attack us at the start of the area. Once defeated we will get his weapon, the Hiltless.
  • Some Black Phantoms of the silver skeletons will appear in the level.

Shrine of Storms 4-2 in Pure White

  • The Makoto Magic Sword will appear near the chasm where Patches the hyena is.

Shrine of Storms 4-2 in Pure Black

  • A primal Demon will appear.
  • 2 Black Phantoms of a golden skeleton, and one of a silver skeleton armed with two katanas will appear in the path between the second and third the Reaper.

Shrine of Storms 4-3 in Pure White

  • There will be no change.

Shrine of Storms 4-3 in Pure Black

  • There will be no change.

Marshes of Rot 5-1 in Pure White

  • Near the first Giant Goblin you will encounter a staircase that leads to Istarelle.

Swamps of Rot 5-1 in Pure Black

  • There will be no change.

Marshes of Rot 5-2 in Pure White

  • Selen Vinland will appear near the first fog.

Swamps of Rot 5-2 in Pure Black

  • Some Black Phantoms from the Giant Goblins will appear in the level.
  • Selen Vinalnd's Black Phantom will attack us. once defeated we will get his weapon, Blind.
  • In the boss area Leachmonger extra items will appear.

Marshes of Rot 5-3 in Pure White

  • After eliminating the bodily forms of Astraea and Garl Vinland, the black phantom of the latter will appear to attack us. once he is defeated, we will get his Crest.

Swamps of Rot 5-3 in Pure Black

  • There will be no change.

Complete all Demon's Souls events in one run

To unlock all the events related to the World Tendency in a single run you will have to pay attention to never kill the Archdemon of a single world, as you will need to save the game to get the Pure White Tendency after completing the events of the Pure Black tendency. First, play up to the Archdemon of one of the 5 worlds. At this point, commit suicide 5 times, using the stone with ephemeral eyes to return to bodily form between one death and another. Having thus reached the Pure Black Tendency, do not resurrect, but complete all the events in the world related to the Pure Black Tendency without returning to Nexus (which would compromise some quests). When you have completed all the events, finally kill the Archdemon. Once defeated, you will get the Pure White Tendency, which will allow you to unlock the other events related to it. Again, we recommend that you complete them in a row without returning to the Nexus. There remains, finally, that repeat this procedure for all 5 worlds to complete all Demon's Souls events.




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