Heavy Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Heavy Gem

A gem of infused titanite. 
Famously used to forge Farron greatswords.

Used in infusion to create heavy weapons.

A warrior can appreciate a heavy weapon, for they scale effectively with strength.


Heavy Gem Usage

  • Used in infusion to create Weapons along the Heavy upgrade path.
  • Heavy Weapons have lower base damage, but higher Strength scaling.
  • The Farron Coal is also required to enable Heavy upgrades.



Heavy Gem Location

  • Drops from normal hollows in The High Wall of Lothric (rare).
  • Drops from the Elder Ghru in the poison swamp of Farron Keep (rare).
  • Drops from slugs in the poison swamp of Farron Keep (rare).
  • Drops from Ghru (unarmed) and Ghru Conjurators in Farron Keep (rare). 
  • Gift from Hawkwood after defeating the Curse-Rotted Greatwood or Crystal Sage. Dropped by Hawkwood if killed.
  • 1x from a Crystal Lizard, down in the ravine near the open sewer entrance in Undead Settlement.
  • 1x from a Crystal Lizard, near the dead dragon at the top of the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire in Farron Keep. It is found behind the large gate on the opposite side of the Asylum Demon, and is the Crystal Lizard (1 of 3, the other two drop 1 Large Titanite Shard) found by going up the stairs to the left once on the other side of the bridge. You can access this part of the bridge by a small set of platforms just to the right of the gate nearest to you after going up the elevator.
  • 1x from Hawkwood the Deserter, you will find him on the steps next to the firelink shrine bonfire once defeated he will drop a Heavy Gem.
  • Drops from Millwood Knights int the Painted World of Ariandel




  • This is perfect for builds going for a high investment in strength, since it completely gets rid of the dex scaling, even at +0. 
  • However, even if you have low investment in dex, it might be beneficial to check out a refined path, since some weapons have a terrible scaling even with the heavy gem, such as a Rapier or Carthus Curved Sword



Heavy Gem Farming Guide



Trivia here

Upgrade Materials
|  Blessed Gem  | |  Blood Gem  | |  Chaos Gem  | |  Crystal Gem  | |  Dark Gem  | |  Deep Gem  | |  Farron Coal  | |  Fire Gem  | |  Giant's Coal  | |  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  |


    • 05 Jan 2017 13:52  

      Either I have been super unlucky or then they dont spawn anymore from slugs from Farron Keep... Before like I could get heavy gem from slugs near Keep Ruins bonfire with couple of back and forths between slugs and bonfire... Now I have been doing it for an hour and no heavy gem, just poison gems :(

      • 21 Dec 2016 20:17  

        There is also a crystal lizard in the grand archives that gives you one. It is one of two crystal lizards that are on the roof near two flaming gargoyles

        • 21 Oct 2016 10:31  

          When i infused my Cathedral knight gs with this thing on 40 i thought it was pretty crap. But that is because for whatever reason the scaling from 40-50 is terrible, but after 50 it skyrockets. So you should only use strength only weapons with massive strength, they are considerably weaker on a quality build. (Not terrible, just out damaged by a substantial amount of points.

          • This is pretty awesome.08 Jul 2016 13:58  

            Has never really given infusion a chance, but when i realized that my Lothric Knight Greatsword was a Dex weapon, while i was originally planning it for my STR build, i decided to put a heavy gem on it. Now it can actually match my STR build, and still does crazy damage.

            • Incorrect info29 Apr 2016 22:40  

              All those "rare drops" from the creatures in Farron keep? None of them are rare. They're uncommon, but are viable for farming. And the swamp monsters are almost for sure drop a heavy gem. Change the wiki.

              • My Heavy recommendation17 Apr 2016 13:11  

                I've found, after comparing a few weapons, that heavy STR scaling weapons will not benefit from this item. Instead, I would suggest slapping it on a DEX weapon. This will allow you to have a fast, longer-than-club range STR scaling weapon. I put one on a Lothric Knight Sword and it now has an A STR scale. With 20 Dex / 40 Str, i found that the dex scaling you lose from this gem on greatswords is not worth it, but having a light sword with an A scaling is AWESOME. I suspect it might convert the dex scaling on weapons into str.

                • Problem with infusing my weapon16 Apr 2016 15:45  

                  I have several heavy gems, titanite and plenty of souls, but I whenever I ask Andre to infuse my weapons I only get the options for fire, raw and quality builds. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

                  • what is the scale?14 Apr 2016 23:04  

                    what level would my strength need to be so that my greatsword does the same amount of damage as if I were using a raw stone on it?<br/>

                    • Possible quality katana infusion11 Apr 2016 11:14  

                      If this only affects the base damage and not other scaling bonuses, then this could potentially be used by quality builds to improve katana gameplay instead of going straight dex for a build

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