I wonder how the number of souls earned after killing a player in PVP are calculated.

  • Does it depend on the number of souls owned by the killed player?
  • Is the reward the same for the invader and the invaded?

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From the Wiki

The amount of souls awarded in PvP is a fixed amount based on your opponent's level. The amount they are carrying has no effect on what they drop, and is instead a percentage of the cost it took them to reach their current level (from their previous one). A level 100 player will drop some percentage of 13,545 souls, the cost of leveling up from level 99 to 100.

Rewards 10%

In most situations where an invader or hostile phantom kills another player, the invader will receive 10% of the leveling cost. This includes:

  • Defeating a host through a Cracked Red Eye Orb invasion.
  • Defeating a host as a Bell Keepers Invader.
  • Defeating a host as a Red Sign Soapstone summon.
  • Defeating a host as a Dragon Remnants summon.
  • Defeating a Red Phantom as a Blue Sentinels summon.

Additionally, hosts will also only receive 10% in cases where the PvP is consensual for the host. This includes:

  • Defeating a Red Phantom summoned through a Red Sign Soapstone sign.
  • Defeating a Dragon Spirit summoned through a Dragon Eye sign.
  • Defeating a Grey Spirit summoned through the Rat King Covenant.

Rewards 37.5%

In most situations where a host defeats a hostile phantom who invaded their world without consent, the host is awarded 37.5% of the leveling cost. This includes:

  • Defeating a Bell Keepers invader.
  • Defeating a Cracked Red Eye Orb invader.
  • Defeating a Cracked Blue Eye Orb invader.

This category also includes:

  • Defeating a Rat King Covenant host when summoned as a Grey Spirit.

Rewards Zero Souls

Killing a host when invading through the Cracked Blue Eye Orb awards the player with 0 souls. The Brotherhood of Blood and Blue Sentinels covenants also do not reward any souls when dueling through their arenas.

  • Perfect answer, thx !
    – Morniak
    Commented May 28, 2014 at 11:41

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