Dark Souls 3 15 Hidden Gameplay Mechanics
So Dark Souls 3 has added a bunch of newrefinements that are really good for the game but of course they're also reallyhidden and you shouldn't have to puzzle them out yourself like I did. Let metell you about them number one is that you can hold down onthe D pad and you'll be brought to the first item in your quick select bar. Formost people this will be their healing estus flask and I recommend you keep it thatway because, man, once you discover this mechanic you'll no longer be like quot;Ah wherethe fuck is my estusquot; and die while you're toggling for it. It's greatthere's no longer a drawback to having
ten items in your quick select bar. For number two everyone knows that fashion Souls is far more important than theworthless stats on your armor. For example, these gloves have far betterdefense, poise and resistances but they show my skinny hollow elbows and thatjust won't do so now the game helps you curate the perfect fashion all with thepress of the right analog stick at the equipment screen. That's better. And atsome point in your journey you gonna take off that helmet and be like quot;holyshit I look like beef jerkyquot;. Well don't worry. In Dark Souls 3 it's almost agood thing to go hollow, so let me explain.
When you rescued a character calledYoel on the Undead Settlement bridge, you can bring him back to your shrine andwhen you talk to him there, you have the option to quot;draw out your true strengthquot;. Selecting this option lets you level up once for free, but there is a hiddencatch. When you level up for free at Yoel, you receive a Dark Sigil in the key slot of your inventory and every time you die with a Dark Sigil in your inventory,you receive a point of hollowing in your Stat screen, visible here. The morehollowing you get, the more you look like beef jerky, the darker your covenantsymbol becomes and the more excited
Yoel gets. Every few points of hollowingjust check back at Yoel and he'll let you level up again getting you another Dark Sigil in your inventory, giving you morepoints of hollowing when you die and again and again until you level up fivetimes at Yoel and he dies of excitement. In his place Yuria appears and the hollowing quest line continues. Ihighly highly recommend that you go down this quest line because in my opinionit's one of the best ones in the game
however it is very very tricky to doright so check out my lore through series if you're interested in doing the questline we're gonna go through it there. If you spent hours curating the perfect waifu Iwouldn't do that but some people like to do it it's weird anyway don't worry it'seasy to reverse hollowing: just buy a purging stone from Yuria and you canremove all the hollowing points and furthermore if you give a fire keepersoul to the fire keeper then she'll heal the dark sigils in your inventory so youwon't hollow again. Good looks don't come cheap though so remember that. Numberfour is that it's now way easier to play
with your mates: just set a passwordshared between you both and all of a sudden you will be able to be summonedregardless of your soul level. To balance this the game will scale down the Phantomsstrength to match the hosts. Also you can't drop a weapon for your friend thatexceeds his or her maximum upgraded weapon. How cool is this summoningsystem though. For so long we've been leveling up characters alongside ourfriends and that gets so tricky and complicated. This simplifies things somuch. But I'll tell you what I like more than friends: