With this exploit you can use a soul without actually consuming it as it stays in your inventory. You can make up to 20,000 souls every 7 seconds with this by consuming the boss soul over and over again. It works on every platform (PS4 / XB1 / PC).
Step 1: Equip a shield that lets you parry , you can do it with the Knight’s starting shield.
Step 2: Equip one single boss soul in the first quick item slot and make sure you unequip all other quick item slots. It’s important the boss soul has a confirmation box when trying to consume it. this wont work on normal souls don’t work because they don’t have a confirmation box.
Step 3 Put an empty estus flask in the first toolbelt slot.
Step 4:: You need to press the following buttons.
On PS4: While holding Down-Button press L2, Square, Options, X
On XB1: While holding Down-Button press LT, X, Start, A
On PC: While holding Down-Button press [Strong Attack Left], [Use Item], [Open Menu], [Confirm]
You hold the Down-Button at all times during the entire combo. Don’t let go of it. Then you parry. During the parry, when your shield is parallel to your character’s shoulder you press the combo as quickly as possible. It takes some practice to get the timing right and you must be super quick with pressing the buttons. If you press them too early or too late it won’t work. Once you get the timing down you will be able to do this more and earn huge amounts of souls in seconds. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t get it to work right away, just keep practicing and try a different shield.
For clarification: other than the Down-Button you don’t hold any buttons permanently. You only press the other buttons very shortly and release them again. The video above shows the exact timing.
When done correctly the confirmation box will show and your item select disappears. Then you can consume the soul and it stays in your inventory. Repeat as often as you like. A successful try takes 7 seconds. The Deacons of the Deep boss soul is from an early boss and gives you 20k souls. 20k souls per 7 seconds / 160k per minute / 9,6 million per hour.
– Works with Patch 1.03. If you want to keep using this don’t download new patches (or simply uninstall them).
– Make a backup of your save game before doing this (USB / Cloud). Just in case you consume the soul by accident. The souls are required to buy spells, rings, weapons and armor. They are also needed for trophies / achievements.
– In the Japanese version the Confirm-Button is switched around (on PS4 it’s O not X / On XB1 it’s B not A).
– On PC you can change the buttons around. Put all the required buttons on the num-pad to press them quicker.
– On PS4 you can change some buttons around in the system settings (accessbility settings).