Materials

Materials can be used by Blacksmith Andre to change the properties of weapons, shields and catalysts.
There are two kinds of materials in Dark Souls III:

  • Reinforcement materials, i.e. titanite: Can be used to upgrade an item to the next reinforcement level, i.e. upgrade a Long Sword to a Long Sword +1.
  • Infusion materials, i.e. gems: Can be used to change the damage type and attribute bonuses of a weapon, i.e. infuse a Long Sword with a Fire Gem to create a Fire Long Sword.

List of reinforcement materials

Material Effect Acquisition
Titanite Shard
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Used to reinforce regular weapons up to +3.

Can be bought from the Shrine Handmaid for 800 souls each after giving her the Dreamchaser's Ashes or the Grave Warden's Ashes.

Large Titanite Shard
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Used to reinforce regular weapons up to +6.

Can be bought from the Shrine Handmaid for 4,000 souls each after giving her the Easterner's Ashes.

Titanite Chunk
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Used to reinforce regular weapons up to +9.

Can be bought from the Shrine Handmaid for 13,000 souls each, after giving her the Dragon Chaser's Ashes.

Titanite Slab
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Used to reinforce any weapon to its highest level.

See the item page for details.

Twinkling Titanite
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Used to reinforce unique weapons up to +4.

Can be bought from the Shrine Handmaid for 15,000 souls each after giving her the Dragon Chaser's Ashes.

Titanite Scale
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Used to reinforce soul-transposed weapons up to +4.

Can be bought from the Shrine Handmaid for 20,000 souls each after giving her the Dragon Chaser's Ashes.

List of infusion materials

Material Effect Acquisition
Heavy Gem
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Increases the Str. scaling, and reduces the base damage and Dex. scaling.

Dropped from Elder Ghrus, Mad Ghrus and Rotten Slugs.

Sharp Gem
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Increases the Dex. scaling, and reduces the base damage and Str. scaling.

Dropped from Carthus Swordsmen and Corvian KnightsAoA.

Refined Gem
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Balances the Str. and Dex. scaling and reduces the base damage.

Dropped from red-eyes Lothric Knights wielding either sword and shield, or spear and greatshield.

Raw Gem
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Increases the base damage, and removes all attribute scaling.

Dropped from Hollow Assassins, Hollow Soldiers, Large Hollow Soldiers and Praying Hollow Soldiers.

Crystal Gem
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Adds Magic damage and Int. scaling, and reduces the base damage, Str. and Dex. scaling.

Dropped from Sage's Devouts (on the Road of Sacrifices), Large Devouts of the Deep (in the Cathedral of the Deep) and Archive Scholars (in the Grand Archives).

Simple Gem
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Adds Magic damage to a weapon, as well as an FP restoring effect.

Dropped from Jailers in the Irithyll Dungeon.

Fire Gem
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Infuses a weapon with Fire damage, but removes all attribute scaling.

Dropped from Smouldering Conjurator Ghrus, Smouldering Mad Ghrus and Smouldering Rotten Flesh below the Smouldering Lake.

Chaos Gem
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Infuses a weapon with Fire damage, and adds Int. and Fth. scaling.

Dropped by Demon Clerics in the Demon Ruins below the Smouldering Lake.

Lightning Gem
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Adds Lightning damage and Faith scaling.

Dropped from Serpent-men and Large Serpent-men on Archdragon Peak, and from red-eyed, greatsword wielding Lothric Knights.

Blessed Gem
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Adds Fth. scaling and a slow health regen effect to weapons, but reduces Str. and Dex. scaling.

Dropped from Winged Knights, Lothric Priests and Gertrude's Knights.

Deep Gem
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Adds Dark damage and increases the base damage, but removes all attribute scaling.

Dropped from Hollow Slaves and Devouts of the Deep in the Cathedral of the Deep, and from Deacons of the Deep in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Anor Londo.

Dark Gem
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Can be used to infuse weapons, adding Dark damage, as well as Int. and Fth. scaling.

Dropped from Rotten Slugs in the Consumed King's Garden.

Blood Gem
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Adds a Bleed effect, but reduces the base damage and attribute bonuses.

Dropped from Irithyllian Slaves, Irithyllian Soldier Slaves, and Sewer Centipede in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Poison Gem
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Adds a Poison effect, but reduces the base damage and attribute bonuses.

Dropped from Elder Ghrus, Ghrus, and Rotten Slugs in the Farron Keep.

Hollow Gem
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Adds Luck scaling; Reduces the base damage, and Str. and Dex. scaling.

Dropped from Corvian Storytellers in Road of Sacrifices and Untended Graves.

Shriving Stone
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Removes infusions from weapons.

Dropped from Corvians.

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