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General Information[edit]

Voiced by: Hannah McBride

Mephistopheles is a grim woman with a deadly secret. She seeks the assistance of Yurt, the Silent Chief , and later the player if Yurt is killed. She also wishes the death of key NPCs in the Nexus; specifically, those with knowledge of the Soul Arts. Upon completion of her requests, Mephistopheles will say that the Order of the Soul has commanded her to remove all those who know the ways of Soul Arts from Boletaria, the player included, in order to keep the ancient rite a secret.


Vitality Intelligence Endurance Strength Dexterity Magic Faith Luck
20 40 15 19 26 24 6 14

Note - This information was captured directly from the game data. Please note that the stat levels often to not correlate to actual health or performance levels as they would the player due to special effects applied in the background.



Right Hand 1 Right Hand 2 Left Hand 1 Left Hand 2
Epee Rapier +5 Talisman of Beasts Parrying Dagger +10 -


Helmet Armor Gauntlets Leggings
Gold Mask Rogue's Clothes Rogue's Gloves Rogue's Boots


Arrow Type Arrow Number Bolt Type Bolt Number
- 0 - 0

Ring and Spells[edit]

Ring 1 Foe's Ring
Spell 1 Soulsucker
Spell 2 -
Spell 3 -
Spell 4 -
Spell 5 -


Item Slot Name Quantity
Slot 1 - 0
Slot 2 - 0
Slot 3 - 0

Special Effect Multipliers[edit]

Special Effect Multipliers are blanket multipliers that are applied to NPCs, including Black Phantoms. For example, if the HP multiplier is "x2", the NPC will have twice the health that the player would have if they had identical stats and equipment. The NPC's attack multipliers are applied before the damage is affected by the player's defenses and resistances. Damage received by the NPC is slightly more complicated. When the player does damage to the NPC, the raw damage is put into a formula and computed against the NPC's resistances. These resistances are multiplied by the values in the Physical/Magic/Fire Defense columns before calculation. After the remaining damage is reduced by resistances, it is then multiplied by the Damage reduction multipliers in the Physical/Magic/Fire Reduction columns. The output damage remaining is the dealt to the NPC.


HP MP Equip Load Stamina Recovery Stamina Damage
- - - - -


Physical Attack Magic Attack Fire Attack
- - -

Damage Reduction and Resistance[edit]

Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Physical Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense
- - - - - -

Effect Resistance[edit]

Poison Resistance Plague Resistance Bleed Resistance
- - -

NG+ Multipliers[edit]

NG+ Multipliers are the factors by which an NPC's Stats are adjusted when entering NG+. These stack with Special Effect Multipliers.

  • In NG+, each NPC and stat has a unique adjustment. These values are shown below
  • In NG++, all stats are increased by 7% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG+++, all stats are increased by 10% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG++++, all stats are increased by 14% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG+++++, all stats are increased by 19% from the NG+ values.


HP MP Stamina Stamina Damage Souls
x1.95 x1.5 x1.82 x1.93 x4


Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage
x1.85 x1.85 x1.85

Damage Reduction and Resistance[edit]

Physical Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense
x1.5 x1.5 x1.5


Nexus, second floor using the outer staircase (ie. not the one with the Archstones), with Stockpile Thomas behind you (Unlockable)

To Unlock[edit]

  • Kill Yurt.
  • Must have Pure Black Character Tendency
  • Note: If you still can't see her, exit the Nexus and return. If you fulfill the requirements while you're inside the Nexus, Mephistopheles will not appear until you re-enter.

Tendency Events[edit]

Only appears after reaching Pure Black Character Tendency Note that if you are planning on getting the Friend's Ring, you should get this before starting the Mephistopheles quest or otherwise taking actions that darken your Character Tendency because it is harder to get to Pure White than Pure Black and getting to Pure White once you've gone to Pure Black becomes much harder (2 playthroughs killing only named NPC BPs instead of just one playthrough).


  • She offers you rewards in turn for assassinating other NPCs
  • If an assassination target is already dead, Mephistopheles will skip to the next person on the list. You do not receive a reward.
    • If you do not kill your target in the Nexus, Mephistopheles will not give you a reward and will not skip to the next person on the list.
    • You have to talk to her after every assassination and be handed the next task to actually receive the individual rewards.
  • When all assassinations are complete and you speak to her for your reward, she will attack you after giving you the reward
  • NPCs you assassinate are gone for the rest of the game, but will reset once you complete the game and enter another cycle.
  • If you kill Mephistopheles, she will drop the following:
Target Reward
Saint Urbain, Worshiper of God, and Acolyte of God Stone of Ephemeral Eyes
Sage Freke and Freke's Apprentice Stone of Ephemeral Eyes
Patches, the Hyena Colorless Demon's Soul
Biorr, of the Twin Fangs Colorless Demon's Soul
Ostrava of Boletaria Talisman of Beasts
Yuria, the Witch Foe's Ring

Assassination Strategies[edit]

  • Many of the NPCs in the Nexus can easily be killed by casting normal spells or using your melee weapon of choice.
  • In general, an easy way of killing everyone on the list as quick as possible is using the Clever Rat's Ring and Morion Blade trick.
  • Use your fastest weapon, that deals a lot of damage and keeps them locked in a combo. Straight Swords are good for this.
  • You will do massive amounts of damage per hit and maybe kill them before they can react, if you have enough stamina.
  • The only exceptions would be high hp characters like Ostrava and Biorr.
  • An easy way for magic users to kill everyone is call up Homing Soul Arrow and a sword with a strong thrust.
  • Once you thrust, the Homing Soul Arrow will target.
  • If your magic is high enough all five shots will hit.
  • If they survive they shouldn't need more than 1-2 quick swings.
  • All of the targets are vulnerable to Death Cloud, allowing you to simply cast the spell and wait if you have the patience or are simply having problems killing them. (Note: As you accept each assassination request the target will remain friendly until you attack them, however most simply do not notice if you use Death Cloud, except Ostrava who remains friendly until under 25% health. At which point he becomes hostile)
  • For ranged assassinations use a mixture of the Clever Rat's Ring, Morion Blade, and Thief's Ring with a strong bow. Shoot once and the NPCs get up. They remain standing in place since they don't recognize an attacker. A second shot should kill them. Just remember to kill Urbain's and Freke's followers first, since they'll turn hostile if you defeat their respective masters.
  • Every NPC can be killed in one hit using Soulsucker.

Freke and Urbain[edit]

You don't want to give Sage Freke or Saint Urbain a chance to counter-attack. Ambush them with God's Wrath and then knock them down with the Meat Cleaver; or a similar large melee weapon, when they try to get up. You should be able to kill them before they can gather themselves.


Don't get too cocky against Patches, the Hyena. His spear is a deadly weapon, and he also has an Adjudicator's Shield to regenerate his hit points, so he's not quite the pushover that he might seem. Though, as long as you're careful, you can take him out just about any way you want.


  • Note: If you have rescued Biorr, the last chance to kill him is right after you have defeated the Blue Dragon. If you leave for the Nexus without killing him, or walk too far away from him, he will disappear for good.
  • Biorr will also stay in his cell for the duration of the game, as long as he's not rescued. If you have already killed the Blue Dragon or Old King Allant, he must be killed right after being released, since going to the Nexus will make him disappear for good.
  • Possible bug: Sometimes Biorr will not attack you at all even if you do repeated 2 handed heavy melee attack or backstab attacks.
  • If this happens, you will still get the reward from Mephistopheles. This only happens in The Nexus.


Note: Speaking to Ostrava and making him suicide in 1-4 just before Old King Allant, wont count as a kill, thus you wont get the reward. Walking past him will also result in him killing himself, so you'll have to attack him while he's sitting in the staircase, without talking to him. He will still drop the Mausoleum Key when killed.


Unlike the other two spell trainers, Yuria, the Witch has a wicked temper, and will become hostile within the first few attacks. If you ambush her with God's Wrath, she'll quickly recover and counter with Firestorm, which will likely kill you, regardless of your Soul Level, equipment, or defensive spells. To play it safe, get a good bow and some heavy arrows, hide behind the Archstones (the Shrine of Storms side of the steps), and slowly wear her down. She'll throw fire at you, but from that distance, it's easy to dodge her attacks. If she positions herself out of range, walk over to the other side of the Nexus, behind the place where Urbain's female follower normally sits, and you'll have a clear shot at Yuria until she moves back to her original position. Casting the Anti-Magic Field Spell and using a melee attack also works against Yuria.


An easy way to kill Mephistopheles is to keep her just out of melee range and zap her with Soul Arrow until she dies, blocking her attacks with a good shield. Just don't let her touch you, as she will use the Soulsucker Spell


Use Mephistopheles as an easy way to delevel. You can be soul sucked up to 4 times during your battle with her. This is most easily achieved if you keep within melee range of her with your shield up. Once you have blocked 1-2 of her attacks and she has staggered, she will usually pull out her catalyst and cast Soulsucker When she pulls out her wand, keep your shield on her left shoulder. She will either dodge or strafe. If she dodges walk up and place your shield on her left shoulder again. If she strafes she is going to cast soul suck. If she leads you out on the edge by the staircases, back off. Let her follow you back into the upstairs room. She may roll/dodge from the ledge all the way down to the nexus ground floor. This will certainly kill her for the game cycle.


All dialogue text is © Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

First encounter
I can see, that you have killed in the past…
No one can blame you for that. Demon souls are too precious to relinquish.
…Perhaps a knight like you, would have an interest in my offer?
Excellent. I'm relying on you.
Hm, I see… My ears are open if you ever change your mind.
But remember, I will not linger here long.
Mission #1
I want you to kill Saint Urbain and his followers.
You will be rewarded amply. Do we have an agreement?
A reason? Just think of it as an opportunity to extinguish a competitor.
Hm, done already? Here is your reward. Take it.
Mission #2
Now, for your next task.
I want you to kill Sage Freke and his apprentice.
I will of course provide you with a reward of similar value.
Hm, done already? Here is your reward. Take it.
Mission #3
Don't look at me with that ravenous countenance of greed.
There is more work for you.
I want you to kill Patches the Hyena.
No reason for pause now, is there?
Hm, done already? Here is your reward. Take it.
Mission #4
Don't look at me with that ravenous countenance of greed.
There is more work for you.
I want you to kill Biorr.
No reason for pause now, is there?
Hm, done already? Here is your reward. Take it.
Mission #5
I want you to kill Prince Ariona Allant.
He goes by the pseudonym Ostrava.
No reason for pause now, is there?
Well, well… Very smooth work. Almost… merciless.
Here is your reward.
Be thankful for it; normally it would never find its way into your impure hands.
Mission #6
Don't look at me with that ravenous countenance of greed.
There is more work for you.
I want you to kill the witch Yuria.
I will of course provide you with a reward of similar value.
So, you've completed everything, eh?
You're what they might call a miracle worker.
Lastly, I must only kill you, and the secret of the souls shall be eternally safe…
While Active Mission

If a Mission is failed because the NPC committed suicide or disappeared, only the first line will play

What's wrong?
I granted you a simple task; get on with it.
Mission #1
Kill Saint Urbain and his followers.
Mission #2
Next, you will kill Sage Freke and his apprentice.
Mission #3
Next, you will kill Patches the Hyena.
Mission #4
Next, you will kill Biorr of the Twin Fangs.
Mission $5
Next, kill Prince Ariona Allant, who goes by the pseudonym Ostrava.
Mission #6
Next, you will kill the witch Yuria.
When Attacked
Are you mad?
A fool such as you is a rare thing…
When the player is killed
Fool. Did you really think that you were special?