Resistance

stat_resistance.jpg

Uses

  • Increases Physical Defense
  • Increases Fire Defense
  • Increases Poison Resist

Notes

  • Putting points in Resistance doesn't increase additional Magic or Lightning resistances beyond the standard increases granted for any level increase.
  • Armor does not scale with Resistance, all effects are additive.
  • Fire Defense can not be properly determined by Resistance alone, as it also is affected by the total amount of stats + Humanity.
  • Fire Defense and Magic Defense use identical equations.
  • Major break points after 15 and 30 Resistance with the Resistance increase awarded per level being reduced by approximately half at each break.
  • The consensus among Dark Souls players is that it's a waste to level up this stat, as doing so doesn't provide enough benefits. If the player wants to mitigate damage, better alternatives would be to invest in Vitality (to increase Hit Points), or Endurance (to wear heavier, more protective armor while keeping dodge speed). Poison and Fire Defense can be more practically increased by wearing armor that is high in those values.
  • Unlike every other stat, Resistance isn't factored into initial Soul Level for starting classes. This means high starting Resistance for a class has no disadvantages, even if you don't intend to level it, and is still slightly beneficial.
  • This also means each class' highest possible Soul Level can be calculated by starting Resistance. For instance, Wanderer with 12 Resistance has a max level of 709. Knight on the other hand, with 10 Resistance, can level up a total of two more times, for a max soul level of 711, while Sorcerer, with 8 Resistance, can level up to the highest possible level of 713.

Exact Values

Resistance Poison Resistance
08 26
09 28
10 30
15 60
20 73
30 100
40 107
50 114
60 122
70 129
80 136
90 143
99 150

Enemy Resistances

This table lists all known enemy resistances. Note that negative modifiers for Slash, Strike and Thrust resistances means that this enemy is especially weak against those types of attack.
Humanoid enemies (Forest Protectors, Darkmoon Soldiers, etc.) do not have hard set values. Instead they gain resistances from their attributes and equipment like the player. They always use max. upgraded gear.

Enemy Physical Defense Physical Defense Slash Physical Defense Strike Physical Defense Thrust Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Resistance Toxic Resistance Bleed Resistance
Armored Hollow 85 - - - 64 60 64 72 72 72
Armored Tusk 248 25 -30 - 238 178 34 75 75 Immune
Balder Knight 118 - - - 86 89 77 78 78 104
Balder Knight (Crossbow) 108 - - - 79 81 70 78 78 104
Basilisk 83 - - - 66 50 62 111 111 93
Bat Wing Demon 92 - - - 88 68 208 100 100 100
Black Knight 128 - - - 85 95 106 145 145 245
Bloathead 77 - - - 64 68 62 80 80 72
Bloathead Sorcerer 72 - - - 96 64 66 199 199 72
Blowdart Sniper 84 - - - 78 68 78 66 66 66
Bone Tower 136 - -30 25 105 92 150 Immune Immune Immune
Bounding Demon of Izalith 64 - - - 45 320 28 Immune Immune Immune
Burrowing Rockworm 146 25 - - 102 292 110 94 94 220
Butcher 81 25 -25 - 61 81 61 76 76 72
Chained Prisoner 127 25 -10 -30 188 223 110 250 250 250
Channeler 128 - - - 256 77 77 107 107 107
Chaos Bug 47 - - - 28 235 47 96 96 96
Chaos Eater 73 -25 -25 - 47 73 58 203 203 86
Cragspider 98 - - - 76 540 81 103 103 103
Crow Demon 102 -25 - - 77 61 77 120 120 73
Crystal Butterfly 102 - - - 128 61 82 Immune Immune Immune
Crystal Golem 135 - -25 - 270 108 88 Immune Immune Immune
Crystal Lizard 184 25 - - 162 152 162 Immune Immune Immune
Darkwraith 119 - - - 89 77 83 200 200 200
Demonic Foliage 96 - - -25 77 38 86 88 88 Immune
Demonic Statue 152 - - - 99 304 304 Immune Immune Immune
Drakes 136 - - - 109 82 272 242 242 120
Egg Carrier 68 -25 - - 51 68 51 103 103 103
Engorged Zombie (Unarmed) 77 -25 - - 58 54 58 92 92 92
Engorged Zombie (Torch) 77 -25 - - 58 62 58 92 92 92
Flaming Attack Dog 83 - - - 54 415 62 150 150 100
Frog-Ray 76 -25 - - 57 49 57 88 88 53
Gargoyles 105 - - - 81 66 102 220 220 220
Ghost (Male) 81 - - - 61 41 162 Immune Immune Immune
Ghost (Female) 83 - - - 62 42 166 Immune Immune Immune
Giant Leech 58 - - - 41 46 44 440 440 87
Giant Mosquito 32 - - - 24 22 24 360 360 360
Giant Skeletons (All) 146 - -30 25 112 99 152 Immune Immune Immune
Giant Stone Knight 248 25 -60 - 198 198 496 Immune Immune Immune
Giant Undead Rat 78 -25 - - 59 47 59 280 280 72
Giant 90 - - - 56 81 68 94 94 94
Golden Crystal Golem 145 - -25 - 725 145 94 Immune Immune Immune
Great Feline 73 - - - 62 44 55 135 135 135
Heavy Knight 128 - - - 93 102 77 72 72 190
Hollow 77 - - - 58 54 58 66 66 66
Hollow (Dormant) 10 - - - 8 7 8 66 66 66
Hollow (Torch) 77 - - - 58 62 58 66 66 66
Humanity Phantoms 67 - - - 101 117 109 Immune Immune Immune
Hydra (Both) 108 - - - 86 65 86 Immune Immune Immune
Infested Barbarians 65 -25 25 - 49 52 49 165 165 70
Infested Ghouls 71 -25 - - 53 57 53 105 105 75
Large Undead Rat 72 -25 - - 54 43 54 190 190 60
Lesser Sanctuary Guardian 100 - - - 256 160 352 250 250 100
Man-Eater Shell 140 25 -50 - 126 98 112 78 78 Immune
Mass of Souls 73 - 25 - 55 47 55 213 213 108
Mimics 99 - - - 69 59 84 230 230 230
Minor Capra Demon 115 - - - 75 98 75 130 130 130
Minor Taurus Demon 98 - - - 64 83 64 110 110 110
Mushroom Child 43 -25 25 - 39 26 86 173 173 173
Mushroom Parent 57 -25 25 - 51 34 114 212 212 212
Necromancer 73 - - - 55 58 55 94 94 69
Painting Guardian 97 - - - 78 65 73 115 115 95
Parasitic Wall Hugger 112 -25 25 - 67 112 67 156 156 73
Phalanx 75 -25 25 - 64 49 56 104 104 104
Pinwheel Servant 84 - - 71 67 55 200 200 200 200
Pisaca 67 -25 25 - 44 40 44 112 112 54
Picasa (Sisters) 92 -25 25 - 60 55 60 112 112 54
Possessed Tree 100 - - - 80 50 90 84 84 Immune
Prowling Demon 168 - - - 120 120 106 Immune Immune Immune
Scarecrow 88 -10 - - 80 40 110 77 77 Immune
Sentinel 125 25 - - 88 100 100 116 116 116
Sentinel (Royal) 142 25 - - 99 121 114 116 116 116
Serpent Mage (Sen's) 146 - - - 74 65 62 145 145 74
Serpent Mage (Duke's) 146 - - - 77 65 62 145 145 74
Serpent Soldier (Sen's) 154 - - - 79 69 66 145 145 74
Serpent Soldier (Duke's) 154 - - - 82 69 66 145 145 74
Silver Knights 128 25 - - 102 86 128 95 95 160
Skeleton 128 - -30 25 99 87 138 Immune Immune Immune
Skeleton Baby 76 - -30 25 59 52 96 Immune Immune Immune
Skeleton Beast 124 - -30 25 95 84 144 Immune Immune Immune
Skeleton Wheel 116 - -30 25 89 79 122 Immune Immune Immune
Slime 898 - - - 292 45 292 Immune Immune Immune
Small Undead Rat 68 -25 - - 51 41 51 190 190 60
Snow Rat 74 -25 - - 56 44 56 340 340 60
Stone Guardian 248 25 -35 20 200 212 501 Immune Immune Immune
Tree Lizard 78 -25 - - 59 47 59 106 106 68
Undead Assassin 95 - - - 71 62 71 125 125 98
Undead Attack Dog 79 - - - 59 47 59 150 150 100
Undead Crystal Soldier (Sword) 214 25 -25 - 111 111 111 180 180 220
Undead Crystal Soldier (Bow) 166 25 -25 - 108 108 108 180 180 220
Undead Dragon 100 - - - - - - Immune Immune Immune
Undead Soldier 103 - - - 77 72 72 76 76 76
Vagrants 136 - - - 102 95 136 135 135 Immune
Vile Maggot 74 - - - 56 74 56 94 94 94
Wisp 22 - - - 17 22 17 Immune Immune Immune
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License