Dark Souls 3 New Patch Releasing This Friday

Dark Souls 3 New Patch Releasing This Friday

A new patch is releasing this Friday, May 12th for Dark Souls 3. The patch will release during the following times per region: JST: 17.00 to 19.00, CEST: 10.00 to 12.00, PDT: 01.00 to 03.00.


The changes are as follows and they address some issues related to The Ringed City DLC as well as the base game overall:

Dark Souls 3 Patch 1.14

  • Fixed issue where the first spell would disappear if either Seething Chaos or Crystal Hail is used twice in succession
  • In PvP battles, the 2nd attack of the Call to Stone (skill for Ledo’s Great Hammer) attack can now be cancelled by rolling immediately after successfully delivering a different attack to the enemy
  • Fixed issue where 2 Spears of the Church were occasionally summoned in the Ringed City
  • Increased absorption and stamina recovery speed when summoned as the Spears of Church in a world with 2 or more White Spirits.
  • Decreased cooldown time for Ritual Spear Fragment and Divine Spear Fragment when summoned as the Spear of the Church in a world with 2 or more white spirits.
  • Fixed issue where following certain steps could make the Ringed City Streets bonfire inaccessible
  • Fixed issue where the player was unable to use the bonfire despite having defeated the Demon Prince in The Dreg Heap.
  • Fixed issue where further progress was disabled when interacting with the Crystal Sage Clone in a certain way.
  • Animation cancel now available for whips except the Rose of Ariandel.
  • Fixed issue where the weapon reinforcement effect of the right-hand weapon was applied to the left hand equipped with a Greatshield weapon when performing the Shield Bash skill
  • Reduced rotation capabilities of the Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords
  • Decreased stamina consumption for Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords attack and increased attack power of Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords
  • Fixed issue where the art for the Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords could still be performed when there was insufficient FP
  • Fixed issue where a combination of the Lothric War Banner’s Art and the Aquamarine Dagger would result in FP continuously replenishing
  • Increased attack power and motion cancel speed for Call to Stone skill attached to Ledo’s Great Hammer
  • Increased attack power for the skill attached to Quakestone Hammer
  • Decreased attack power and R1 projectiles of the Blade of Peril skill attached to Gael’s Greatsword
  • Increased attack power and decreased stamina consumption for Farron Greatsword
  • Decreased stamina consumption when attacking with Darkdrift
  • Increased animation cancel speed for the Darkdrift skill attached to Darkdrift
  • Increased bleeding attack power for Bloodlust skill attached to Bloodlust.
  • Increased luck for poison, bleed, and hollow-infused and decreased stamina consumption of Astora Straight Sword.
  • Decreased strength and dexterity of Sunlight Straight Sword
  • Decreased stamina consumption for Aquamarine Dagger’s Crystal Blade skill.
  • Increased attack for Repeating Crossbow
  • Fixed issue where no more stamina was required to use the Repeating Crossbow weapon art when the player did not have the minimum stats.
  • Fixed an issue when a female character or a male character wearing the Reversal Ring uses the Repeating Crossbow art, the character would move forward without any analog stick input.
  • Fixed issue where the effectiveness of the Preacher’s Right Arm art did not decrease when the player did not have the required Intelligence
  • Fixed issue where the weapon reinforcement effect of the right-hand weapon was applied to the left hand equipped with Preacher’s Right Arm when performing the Feasting Branch skill
  • Fixed issue where the Unfaltering Prayer effect was retained when casting certain miracles and quickly casting another spell afterwards
  • Fixed issue when activating the Wrath of the Gods miracle through a catalyst held in the character’s right hand, the idle time after the spell cast was longer than it should be
  • Decreased vitality recovery when using the Projected Heal miracle
  • Increased stamina consumption of Lightning Arrow and decreased stamina recovery speed while the player is drawing the bow
  • Fixed issue where players could parry the Flame Fan
  • Fixed several other small issues

There’s your list of changes. The game is now content complete but From Software is still fine tuning the game’s balance. Thoughts on the patch? Let us know in the comments!

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36 comments on “Dark Souls 3 New Patch Releasing This Friday”

  1. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    To break the meta, or not break the meta? That is the question.

  2. Avatar TSMP says:

    Wait, there’s more? It’s pretty cool that they’re still trying to find a good balance for everything here rather than just moving completely onto the next game.

    Soo… increased the Luck scaling for Astora Straight Sword (relative to bleed, poison, and hollow), and decreased the Str/Dex scaling for Sunlight Straight Sword. By how much, I wonder? Is ASS going to be like a hobo Anri’s sword? Will Sunlight be a straight Faith weapon? I can see the former being nice since you can’t get Anri’s until way later without screwing up the Yuria questline, and the latter being nice because it makes Solaire cosplays a heck of a lot easier.

  3. Avatar Claymorelinx says:

    I’m so glad they are fixing some of the major problems in pvp right now! RKPG were way too strong with their tracking, projected heal was way too powerful, and it looks like they are making Ledo’s skill actually worth while! Though… I can’t say I like the move cancels. We’ll see how this balances, but they are mostly welcome changes to me. :00020: :00020:

  4. Avatar skarekrow13 says:


    Bloodlust adjustment! I love that sword

  5. Nunkuruji says:

    Sunlight SS has 46.4/46.4/69.6 scaling factors. Nerf should still be great for non meta SL pure faith buff. Will just lose its potency in over inflated SL builds.

    Astora’s – Hollow, it’s Luck scaling factor is a mere 19.0. Including this weapon, there are a lot of weapons that have really poor bleed/poison/hollow luck scaling. Since they nerfed this weapons Raw form, I’m guessing they wanted to fill the gap until acquiring Anri’s with something other than Bandit Knife.

    Decreased stamina consumption for Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords attack and increased attack power of Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords.
    What? Wasn’t this a 1-shotting problem?

    Increased attack power and decreased stamina consumption for Farron Greatsword
    Couple of other boss weapons could maybe use this treatment.

    Increased bleeding attack power for Bloodlust skill attached to Bloodlust.
    OK, and IMO Chaos Blade bleed power is way too low.

  6. Avatar eremHaNeoN says:

    Looks like they heard the complaints of people about nerfing the Spears of the Church covenant when summoned as a boss vs. ganks. Increased absorption & stamina recovery and decreased cooldown time for the spear fragments specifically when fighting 2 or more people. That’s good. But as usual that will depend on how significant the actual numbers are when the patch comes rolling around.

    If they’re going to reduce the SSS’s strength and dex scaling (assuming that’s what they’re talking about?) they should bump its faith scaling a tad. At +5 IIRC it was still B scaling. A lower-end C/C scaling with higher-end B or D/D with A faith scaling, I wouldn’t mind.

    Any word if they are officially done with the Undead Arena? Or is there a possibility of more maps on the horizon? Here’s where I think they should somehow create a custom map maker for players to put together their own maps to put out online or for friends/password groups. It would be very feasible to do for the Steam version, I don’t know about the console versions. One small gesture for the community to allow them at last to exercise some in-game creativity of their own before sealing off the series for good.

    The Angels remain the way they are it seems. When I got to playing the game after they nerfed them the change I saw was that the damage their lasers did was about the same, just the number of lasers fired decreased significantly and their tracking much worse. As a compromise, maybe they could make the Angel’s individual lasers do much more damage while still keeping the number of shots fired and the tracking as it is now. Seeing how they seem to be reverting the over-nerfing they did to Spears of the Church someone should request this (how best to get through to make suggestions? I know there’s a thread on the DkS3 subreddit for suggestions I think that Kimmundi answers to sometimes but suggestions can get lost in the clutter). Depending on how they go with this if they ever did they could make the Angels an actual threat again, just in a different way.

  7. Avatar TSMP says:

    Out of curiosity, what are the five highest Luck scaling factors excluding Anri’s? Is it related to weapons that have natural status effects? If so, then which ones without natural bleed/poison have the highest Luck scaling?

  8. Avatar eremHaNeoN says:

    Speaking of the hollow infusion and the nerf it received, does anyone know if 60 luck now is a good cap to good for for hollow weapons or do the heavily diminishing returns still start after 40?

  9. Avatar TSMP says:

    Still 40, at least on Mugen.

  10. Nunkuruji says:

    Man-Grubs Staff 118.3
    Anri’s 91.6
    Hollow Corvian Scythe 40.8
    Hollow Winged Spear 40.8
    Hollow Murakumo 39.4
    Hollow Carthus Greatsword 39.4
    Hollow Astora Greatsword 38.1
    Hollow Lothric Sword 38.1

    I don’t know what the scaling factor is towards Bleed/Poison aux, but it is definitely not universal, and different per weapon.
    I’ll scrounge around the spreadsheet tables to see if I can find it. It just isn’t in a nicely formatted place to look at.

  11. Avatar TSMP says:

    Winged Spear!?

    Barring the Corvian Scythe and Grub/Anri’s, these were all huge surprises for me. I mean, seriously. Winged Spear. What the fuck.

  12. Nunkuruji says:

    The scaling factors actually used to be slightly higher, in the 42-45 range (1.07 data). Guess they got swept up in the boo-hoo Hollow Onikiri.

  13. Rangrok says:

    That’s the wrong dagger silly!

    And they better completely wreck the Ringed Knight Paired Greatsword’s turning speed if they’re going to improve it’s power and stamina consumption.

    Also, are we going to see some Seething Chaos minefields now?

  14. Achtpuntzes says:


    u can kill Anri where u first meet her to get her sword. no need to do the yuria questline for it.

  15. Avatar TSMP says:

    But if you want to do Yuria’s questline and also have Anri’s sword, then you need to wait for it. Like, maybe you want poison knives, 8 dark sigils, and Vow of Silence. It’s a thing that happens sometimes.

  16. Avatar announakis says:

    It feels really good to not care :00008:

  17. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    You stop playing too? I’ve been feeling that way for a long time.

  18. Avatar announakis says:

    yes I finally freed myself but I had to do it the hard way: I sold the PS4 all together ^_- in a desperate last move to regain my sanity and it worked (I play S&S on vita a bit but nothing as bad as DkS3 or BB).

  19. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    But but but, how will you play the next Fromsoft game?

  20. Avatar TSMP says:

    By buying another PS4, naturally.

  21. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    Or the PS5 maybe?

  22. Avatar TSMP says:

    Huh… hey, do you think it’ll ever end? Like, maybe there’ll be a point where they decide "nah, this is good, we can stop here"?

  23. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    If the answer to the question, "Will this make us more money?", remains yes, then no, no it don’t, unless they find something that makes even more money.

  24. Avatar announakis says:

    I will indeed buy another gaming rig once I complete my overseas moving. But it will be a PC this time.
    Now, if FROM grants us another Sony exclusive as good as Bloodborne (i.e. not a money grab like DkS3 but a game with real insight :no see: ) or a Bayonetta or another last of us, then sure I will give my money back to Sony just for this.
    But from now on, I will actually game on PC because now I can.

  25. Avatar Grehym_Blak says:

    which sea are you moving across? More importantly, from which land without PCs? Antarctica? Hehehehehe…fair thee well on the high seas, and beware the Dread Pirate Roberts

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