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Dark Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Dark Gem


A gem of infused titanite. Born of disembodied humanity.

Used in infusion to create dark weapons.

Dark weapons inflict dark damage, and scale with intelligence and faith.

 

Dark Gem Usage

 

 

Dark Gem Locations

  • Rare drop from Pus of Man in High Wall of LothricConsumed King's Garden, and Lothric Castle.
  • Drops from the second rolling "boulder" in Catacombs of Carthus. You must destroy the hat wearing skeleton for the boulder to stop rolling.
  • Consumed King's Garden: Under the left set of stairs leading up to the courtyard full of knights just before the boss room. (Video location)
  • Located after the Corvian Settlement bonfire (Ashes DLC). Head up toward the large NPC wielding Crow Quills and turn right before the gate at the end of the path, drop down and into the open window and defeat the two fly type mobs inside. Gem is on a corpse here.
  • Can drop from the Harald Legion enemies (The Ringed City DLC).

 

 

Notes

  • Requires the Profaned Coal in order to start infusing weapons.
  • The scaling on weapons differs depending on the weapon infused (Corvian Greatknife gets E scaling at +0 for both, while a Notched Whip gets D scaling).

 

 

Trivia

  • An alternative to the Dark Blade miracle for a non-caster character. Dark damage is exceptionally good against a variety of enemies (Silver Knights, for example) and a couple of bosses (Vordt and Dancer of the Boreal Valley), however at minimal Intelligence and Faith investments one might consider using a Refined weapon paired with Human Pine Resin for greater AR values. 

Upgrade Materials
|  Blessed Gem  | |  Blood Gem  | |  Chaos Gem  | |  Crystal Gem  | |  Deep Gem  | |  Farron Coal  | |  Fire Gem  | |  Giant's Coal  | |  Heavy Gem  | |  Hollow Gem  | |  Lightning Gem  | |  Player Trade  | |  Poison Gem  | |  Profaned Coal  | |  Raw Gem  | |  Refined Gem  | |  Sage's Coal  | |  Sharp Gem  | |  Shriving Stone  | |  Simple Gem  | |  Titanite Chunk  | |  Titanite Scale  | |  Titanite Shard  | |  Titanite Slab  | |  Transposing Kiln  |



    • Anonymous

      31 May 2017 22:10  

      are weapon's infusion buff enhanced with clutch rings?
      I mean... if i use a dark clutch ring with a dark infused weapon, would that work?

      • Anonymous

        22 Apr 2017 05:18  

        Here to confirm that the dark gem drops off of the harald legion enemies in TRC DLC. (Don't know how rare, but dropped pretty frequent for me.)

        • Anonymous

          16 Apr 2017 11:23  

          The best place to farm these is from Oceiros, the Consumed King Bonfire go past the knights then to the right first they will stop following you kill the 2 man of pus (VERY LOW DROP RATE) then use a bow with fire arrows and kill every slug in the area (low drop but higher than man of pus) kill the last man of pus then homeward bone.

          Repeat.

          2 hours=2/5 gems with CSR-CSGR+3-Avarice-Coin.

          Hope for good RNG with this gem.

          • Anonymous

            11 Apr 2017 06:34  

            Is there a quick and easy way to check for weapons with S scaling in dark or do I have to check each weapon manually?

            • Anonymous

              26 Mar 2017 00:58  

              this needs an update: The slugs in the consumed kings garden also drop these. Not too sure if its rare but I get more from them rather than the pus of man

              • Anonymous

                11 Nov 2016 17:26  

                Farmed about 15 runs from Ocerios Bonfire. (To not bother with elevators)
                Used Hidden Body and Chaos Great Fireball.

                1 Dark Gem dropped from one of the eight slugs in the middle of the zone, another 1 Dark Gem dropped from Pus of Man.
                Had 307 item discovery in both instances.

                That's about 1 dark gem from about 30 Pus of Man and 1 dark gem from about 120 slugs. And that's at 307 item discovery.

                • Anonymous

                  31 Oct 2016 13:06  

                  Instead of Pus of Man, the enemies that drop Dark Gems in Consumed King's Garden are the Slugs in the toxic pool. (Confirmed: Took me 4 runs to get 1)
                  Also i think that it is just 1 of the slugs that drop it. The ones that are near trees. (still needs confirmation).

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Oct 2016 18:04  

                    For a Pyromancer, Chaos and Dark infusions are very handy, and best, obviously if you just buff your weapon with Carthus Flame you will deal more damage, but using Chaos or Dark infusions come very handy, you don't need to use a slot for Carthus Flame Arc, you don't have to rebuff your weapon everytime, you don't spend time buffing your weapon(and specially in PvP and boss fights you may not have time to do buff), you don't need FP to buff your weapon.

                    Also many weapons have really good scaling with Chaos or Dark infusions(both infusions always have same scaling):
                    A/A scaling for Carthus Curved Greatsword, Astora Greatsword, Murakumo, Great Corvian Scythe, etc.
                    B/B scaling for Carthus Curved Sword, Zweihander, Dark Sword, Claymore, Gotthard Twinswords, Greatsword, Cathedral Knight Greatsword, Lothric Knight Greatsword, Exile Greatsword, Onikiri and Ubadachi, etc.

                    These are just some examples there is a lot more good weapon with A/A or B/B scaling, and a few "meta" weapons with C/C scaling. As a note, if you know any weapon that scales S with Lightning or Crystal, this means it will have A/A for Chaos or Dark, if it has A instead of S then it will be B/B, and etc.

                    • Anonymous

                      Gems21 Aug 2016 08:56  

                      I have killed about a hundred transformed puss of man with a discovery rating of 361 and not a single gem. It there something I have to do to enable the drop?

                      • Anonymous

                        weaker ar21 Aug 2016 07:46  

                        is it only me or is the ar of a dark weapon alot lower than a chaos one because i have 2 Lothric Knight Swords on my pyromancer both +10 one chaos one dark and the chaos one is 516 but the dark one is only 466 what there a nerf to dark recently because they both used to have the same ar

                        • Anonymous

                          Dark11 Aug 2016 13:12  

                          Does dark deal extra poise damage like in dark souls 2. if yes it would be better than chaos in pvp for breakin guards

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