World Tendency Guide
What is World Tendency?
World Tendency is a changing state of the worlds that you can explore in Demon’s Souls. It is affected by a number different actions that you take in a specific world and will take effect after you return to the Nexus.
World Tendency States
There are five main states of World Tendency which are Pure White, White, Neutral, Black, and Pure Black. When starting a new game, all worlds will have Neutral World Tendency which serve as the “default” state.
World Tendency events
World Tendency also affects the occurrence of certain events. These include the appearance of certain NPCs, quests, and enemies throughout each world. Some locations will also be inaccessible unless the a specific World Tendency state is achieved.
World Tendency Numerical Value
World Tendency states are more accurately read and measured by numerical values. In this guide, certain actions will have a corresponding number value that determines whether the act leads to White – Pure White World Tendency (+1 to +3) or Black – Pure Black World Tendency (-1 to -3).
All worlds will have Neutral World Tendency (0) when starting a new game. Note that World Tendencies carry over to New Game Plus (NG+).
Death and World Tendency
Dying a certain number of times while in body form outside the Nexus will affect World Tendency as summarized in the table below.
|No. of Deaths (Body Form)||World Tendency Value|
|0||+3 (Pure White)|
|7||-4 (Pure Black)|
White – Pure White World Tendency
White World Tendency is the “positive” state of a world and is characterized by the effects below that become greater as it moves to Pure White World Tendency.
- Weaker enemies with lower HP, attack, and defense than Neutral World Tendency.
- Fewer equipment upgrade stones dropped by enemies
- Increased attack power in Soul Form with 10% boost at White, and 20% at Pure White World Tendencies. Note that this also stacks with damage increase gained through current Character Tendency.
Actions that Lead to White – Pure White World Tendency
|Action||White World Tendency Value|
|Kill the Demon (boss) of any world.||+1|
|Kill the Red Dragon in Phalanx Archstone (1-2)||+1|
|Kill the Blue Dragon in Penetrator Archstone (1-4)||+1|
|Kill Black Phantom Executioner Miralda in Boletaria Palace (1-1) during Pure Black World Tendency.*||+3|
|Kill Black Phantom Scirvir the Wanderer in Armor Spider Archstone (2-2) during Pure Black World Tendency.*||+3|
|Kill Black Phantom Lord Rydell in Tower of Latria Archstone (3-1) during Pure Black World Tendency.*||+3|
|Kill Black Phantom Satsuki in Shrine of Storms Archstone (4-1) during Pure Black World Tendency.*||+3|
|Kill Black Phantom Selen Vinland in Leechmonger Archstone (5-2) during Pure Black World Tendency.*||+3|
|Kill Primeval Demon found in various locations slightly before Black World Tendency (only once per world per playthrough).||+3|
|Kill a Black Phantom Invader (player) during online mode.*||+3|
*The action also raises your character tendency by 1 or (+1). When killing a Black Phantom invader (player), you gain (+1) character tendency only when the boss of the area is still alive.
Black – Pure Black World Tendency
Black World Tendency is the “negative” state of a world and is characterized by the effects below that become greater as it moves to Pure Black World Tendency.
- Reduced character maximum HP (soul form)
- Stronger enemies with higher HP, attack, and defense than Neutral World Tendency.
- More souls dropped by enemies
- Higher chance for enemies to drop rare items
- Black Phantom enemies (NPCs) will appear in specific locations and will always drop their primary equipment upon death
- A Primeval Demon will appear in each world
Actions that Lead to Black – Pure Black World Tendency
|Action||White World Tendency Value|
|Die outside the Nexus in body form.||-1|
|Kill Old King Doran instead of just defeating him in Boletarian Palace Mausoleum (1-1)||-2|
|Kill Executioner Miralda (body form) in Boletaria Palace (1-1) during Pure White World Tendency.||-3|
|Kill Scirvir the Wanderer (body form) in Armor Spider Archstone (2-2).*||-3|
|Kill Lord Rydell (body form) in Tower of Latria Archstone (3-1).*||-3|
|Kill Satsuki (body form) in Shrine of Storms Archstone (4-1).*||-3|
|Kill Selen Vinland (body form) in Leechmonger Archstone (5-2).*||-3|
*The action also lowers your character tendency by 2 or (-2).