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Darksiders 3 – Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Let us go ahead and see which things you need to grasp a hold of from the beginning if you want to harvest souls quicker than everyone else.

How to Fast Travel

Since the map is quite large, fast travelling is going to be very important. In order to fast travel, you need to head on to the Serpent Holes which are used by Vulgrim to teleport you to his designated Plinth locations.

If you want to fast travel, you need to go ahead and speak to Vulgrim and select the option “Serpent Holes”. After that, you will be able to view all of the fast travel locations that are available to you and select one of them.

You can use your bumper keys to scroll through the regions and simply select the one that you need to move to.

Whenever you find a new Vulgrim Plinth, you can fast travel to that specific location and it is added for future use. Make sure to visit each of the Plinths in every region since you will only be able to fast travel to the Plinths that you have visited previously.

How to Heal

Your health meter will be visible in green towards the top left side of your screen. The healing is done through consumables that you can find all over the world.

The consumables are visible in the bottom left corner and you can press up on the d-pad to use a consumable. Let’s take a look at some of those consumables.

Nephilim’s Respite
This is the main way that you will be healing yourself with. They can restore your health and are found in the green souls that occasionally drop from enemies. Invigoration Cores can be used to increase the maximum capacity of Nephilim’s Respite.

Health Shards
These shards can be found in the world or bought from Vulgrim. They are much rare than Nephilim’s Respite so be careful about when you use them.

Their price increases every single time you buy them from Vulgrim, so it is best if you limit their purchases for use when you are in desperate need to top off your health.

Enhancements offer health bonuses that can allow you to survive longer. The Leviathan Enhancement offers you passive health regeneration. This enhancement can be bought for a total of 5,000 souls.

Another enhancement that you can buy is the Marauder Enhancement. This enhancement allows you to have a 5% increase in the spawn rate of Health Lurchers which will recharge your Nephilim’s Respite.

This enhancement can be found where you *fight the Wrath boss*. Move through the upper passage and go to the path found beside the cliff. Here, a lava room will have the enhancement.

Switching Hollow Forms

There are a total of 4 different Hollow Forms that you will slowly acquire during the time you play this game. Being able to quickly change between all of them will allow you to have a hefty advantage as all of them bring along certain buffs with them.

In order to change the form, you need to be holding the LB/L1 button and then press the button corresponding to each form. Here are all of the forms and their respective buttons:

  • Force Hollow: A, X
  • Flame Hollow: B, Circle
  • Stasis Hollow: X, Square
  • Storm Hollow: Y, Triangle

Once you understand how to quickly switch between these forms, you will be able to do that instantly when in combat or solving a puzzle.

How to Farm Souls

Souls are the main currency that you will be dealing in as you play DS3. They can also be used to level up. You collect souls when you slowly defeat enemies.

The souls are automatically added to your count and they are visible if you look in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Another way to gain souls is by breaking objects and shattering Lurcher Crystals.

Lurcher Crystals are essentially bundles of souls that you can get when you shatter them in your inventory. In order to break Lurcher Crystals, you need to head to your inventory and go to the “Crystals” section.

Simply press and hold the “Shatter All” button in order to break them all. Try to break them before you visit Vulgrim, as you do not want to lose all of your crystals from dying.

Moreover, there are different types of Lurcher Crystals, each differentiated by the number of souls they contain. Here is a list of all types of Lurcher Crystals and the amount of souls they contain.

  • Small Lurcher Clump: 25 Souls
  • Medium Lurcher Clump: 75 Souls
  • Large Lurcher Clump: 150 Souls
  • Small Lurcher Cluster: 400 Souls
  • Medium Lurcher Cluster: 800 Souls
  • Large Lurcher Cluster: 1,200 Souls
  • Small Luster Cache: 2,000 Souls
  • Medium Lurcher Cache: 5,000 Souls
  • Large Lurcher Cache: 10,000 Souls
  • Grand Lurcher Crystal: 1,000 Souls

Luminous Visages Locations

Luminous Visages are important if you want gain Attribute Points. Here we will note down Luminous Visages locations as they are scattered about the game and some of them are only acquired by defeating bosses.


  • Inside the Lava just below the platform. Near the Lord of the Hollows Chamber
  • At the base of the colossal statue. Near the Catacombs serpent hole


  • Defeat Avarice
  • On the balcony above the intersection. Near the Cistern serpent hole.
  • Defeat Sloth


  • On the balcony above the intersection. Near North End serpent hole


  • Near the Drowned District serpent hole. In a hidden cave revealed by a bomb bug.
  • Inside the vent in the Flooded hallway. Near Mangled Freeway serpent hole.
  • Inside the vent in the Flooded hallway. Near Mangled Freeway serpent hole.


  • In the underwater temple near the Forgotten Lake serpent hole.
  • Defeat Gluttony.
  • Near the Sunken Tracks serpent hole. Inside roam located atop the south end of the main corridor.


  • Inside Abraxis’s throne room.
  • Below the platform overlooking the field. Near the Refinery serpent hole.

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