New Game Plus is a feature of Salt and Sanctuary, whereas once the last boss is defeated and the credits roll, players have the option of replaying the game with all their stats and gear from the previous run. The consecutive playthroughs bring a new challenge as enemies increase in difficulty, and hide new treasures for players to continue developing their characters.

Note: The Final Boss can be defeated without triggering the ending, to leave you have to use a Bell of Return, Calling Horn or just leave to the main menu and then continue to reset to your last used sanctuary.


Changes with New Game Plus

  • All bosses, NPCs and shortcuts reset
  • All keys are lost and must be re-acquired
  • All brands are lost and must be re-acquired
  • All Sanctuaries and their offerings reset.
  • Enemies and Bosses do more damage, have more health, and drop significantly more salt
  • All merchant inventories reset


What carries over to New Game Plus

  • Player level, equipment and inventory including materials and boss remains, but excluding keys
  • Character Devotion to a specific creed
  • Unspent salt and gold


To-do list before New Game Plus


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    • Anonymous

      02 Jun 2020 10:08  

      NG+just takes the fun out I mean yea it can be done but there is little enjoyment in being forced to wear heavy armor or be perfect with your rolling while bosses just soak up damage

      • Anonymous

        27 Dec 2019 21:06  

        Worth noting that all your boss souls reset, at least mine did. I was thinking of making a tier 5 reaper but nvm.

        • Anonymous

          08 May 2018 14:27  

          Nothing like geting insta-killed by half of the enemies in late game ng+.
          The one who did the scaling for some bosses and enemies really fucked up.
          Also there is basically no additional content in ng+, theres pretty much no reason why to play it, just start a new game with new character.

          • Anonymous

            10 Apr 2018 13:47  

            something to remember that will make your runs easier is that you can stack multiple buffs on your weapon at the same time. They do not cancel each other out. I use the greater holy buff spell, fireurn, pessmud, and a shockstone before popping a goldenwine sometimes lol. Combine that with the jaws of death and your chunking the bosses hard even on NG+

            • Anonymous

              24 Jan 2017 01:52  

              Meh, depending on your build NG+ can be *****ing impossible or a piece of cake. I myself recommend a caster OR paladin build, got to NG+ 4 and +7 with these. My whip hunter could barely do anything in NG+1 tho, I think Dex based builds are really bad.

              • Anonymous

                05 Jan 2017 10:40  

                Bull*****! Beat the last boss>Door appeared>Entered>Ran right>Cutscene>Im in ng+."players have the option" bull*****.Dark souls 2 and 3 has the option.Salt and sanctuary doesn't

                • Anonymous

                  lol30 Aug 2016 01:53  

                  did a 2nd char and beat the game in total (all bosses including optiional ones done in every run from 1st to ng+7) in 47h 46min 54sec. this was no planned speedrun or sth just playing the game so pls guys never ever call this any hard again anywhere. if this is too hard for u u didnt understand this game.

                  • Anonymous

                    so u call this hard? uhm.... dafuq?15 Aug 2016 01:11  

                    NG+ kills all the fun? maybe NG7+ :'D actually i ran through the normal game in light armor with a staff in hands as a caster.... as i got to NG+ i simply realised light armor is not the way to go anymore and kept farming up till i was able to run around in tainted armor. no i am working on some physical dmg but holy crap my caster 3shots kryptkeepers and nothing is able to kill me. just hammered murdiella mal away without using 1 potion so pls dont cry. if u are not able to beat NG+ ur simply doing it wrong.

                    • Anonymous

                      For the lazy and cheaters31 May 2016 08:26  

                      Listen I know that the first play through was rough(It took two days to beat for the very first time, no shield) but making the game almost impossible is not cool, so If you want a simple second journey go here"". listen this is only for those who have reached NG+, If done before then you must really suck at games. note: I'm 14 years old and it was a very salty journey there was so much rage all I used to win was a Shrouded Bulwark with a flame charm. I also have anger issues. so in all what i'm trying to say is cheat if you've earned it by getting to NG+, if you not there dot't give up you can make it, I(Spike: first character) believes in you. so be a winner and when online multi-player comes I will fight alongside you fine warriors, ok. I will be around for those who need info and help with the game. P.S. Nameless god is weak to my items(Shrouded Bulwark VI and flame charm). so theres some helpful advice guys and gals see you nets time, Need anything contact"Kevon johnson" is not my real name, well "Kevon" is my first name.) till next time.

                      • Anonymous

                        Nonsense28 May 2016 13:22  

                        NG+ kills all the fun, there is nothing new in the game and everything 2 shots you for no particular reason. And that's wearing Class 5 Heavy armor. I've gotten to Disemboweled Husk and one bullet from the rain attack almost kills you, with Divine Armor on. Amping the difficulty is one thing, turning enemies into one finger death punch HP sponges is another, with no real reward to top it off.

                        • Anonymous

                          NG+ is impossible23 May 2016 16:09  

                          I can't advance from the Tree of Man level. I have a Scythe-Pistol build *I leveled up several weapons to the max) and everything just 2 shots me. Is there any way to up the HP number? Also the wounding effect destroys you on ng+.Any tips?

                          • Anonymous

                            work orders03 Apr 2016 20:59  

                            make sure to do the 6 work orders from your chosen faction from the leader stone. They reset in NG+ so if you don't do them on each playthrough you miss out on potions and other things.

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