Hollow Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Hollow Gem

A gem of infused titanite. A stone plentiful in Londor, land of Hollows.

Used in infusion to create Hollow weapons.

Hollow weapons are said to peer into the essence of its wielder, whose luck boosts attack.


Hollow Gem Usage



Hollow Gem Locations


  • Weapons and Shields both scale with Luck and also grant a bonus amount to your Luck stat.
  • Hollow weapons grant up to +5 Luck at +10 upgrade level and 15 hollowing.
  • The Luck boost stacks by equipping Hollow weapons in both hands.
  • Requires the Profaned Coal  to infuse.
  • Hollow weapons can be buffed.


Hollow Gem farming guide.




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Upgrade Materials
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    • 20 Dec 2016 20:20  

      After returning to the game i realized my Hollow Lothric Shield is not raising my luck. Do hollow infusions only raise luck when they're on weapons now? Can anyone confirm?

      • 18 Nov 2016 00:02  

        There is one located in the DLC. Its on a corpse right outside the Ariandel Chapel to the right and behind Sir Vilhelm.

        This can be your second hollow gem even before reaching Lothric Castle or so you don't have to farm one from the storytellers.

        Just rush past all the enemies til you reach the second bonfire and then you need only to cross the bridge and pick it up.

        • 16 Nov 2016 02:59  

          For those who care about the higher stats---

          99 Hollowing

          At 99 STR, 99 DEX, 99 Luck: only a few weapons have a significant AR increase using a HOLLOW gem than using a REFINED (I'm talking 1-10 AR difference). One that surprised me was the Greatsword. It went from 716 to 765. The infusible Katanas, Flamberge, and spears all increase 20-30 AR, but I really couldn't find anything else that increased much or at all. The Corvian Great Scythe goes up 15 AR. Bleed damage goes up a bit, but not really by much. I'd spend points elsewhere and use the Rouge. Just saying.

          • 31 Oct 2016 01:11  

            Conflicting information between this and the page with the Luck Stat. Luck Stat page states that at 99 hollow you get +10 luck from holding a Hollow weapon. Here it states that a Hollow weapon only gives up to +5. Test to see which it actually is?

            • 27 Oct 2016 11:10  

              So I have to have both hollow infused weapons in my hands in order to get +10 luck or can I have one on my back and two-hand the other one and still get +10 on luck?

              • Good Luck29 Sep 2016 02:48  

                I got carthus curved sword in 4th kill and then walked to the carthus greatsword skeleton and killed him once and got both swords, then I try to farm this and do 76 runs with 333 item discovery and still didn't receive a single hollow gem hehe xd

                • Farming method18 Jun 2016 01:23  

                  40 luck + crystal sage rapier + rusted coin + mimic hat + gold serpent ring to get 390 item(my current set +1or2 gold rings is more optimal)<br/>at the half way fortress bonfire kill the staff wielding corvian<br/>Averaging 1 gem per 20~30 minute <br/>got over 10 gems by doing this not that hard to but the drop rate is so bad that you could easily have trouble even getting 1 gem my time average is because one lucky time i got 3 in 10 minutes so don't get salty if you don't get one as fast as you would like

                  • Farming tips16 May 2016 11:06  

                    It seems alot of players have trouble getting these gems from the staff wielding crow things. Here's my tips:<br/>-use rusted coins<br/>-use Covetous Gold Serpent Ring <br/>-use the mimic head item<br/>-train your luck to 30+ before farming<br/>-only kill the crow that wields the staff (only one able to drop hollow gems)<br/><br/><br/>I just got 3 gems in 20 minutes using all items listed above.

                    • The worst gem to farm imo13 May 2016 09:09  

                      I'm just venting, but curse the drop rate of these bloody things.<br/><br/>I've lost count of how many corvian staves I've sold.<br/><br/>

                      • Farming @ 340 Item find09 May 2016 06:59  

                        After 35 minutes of farming the Staff wielding Corvians I had 7 Storyteller's staffs and 5 Shriving Stones (from killing just one scythe Corvian)<br/><br/>No Hollow gems have dropped. The staff wielding Corvian nearest to the Halfway Fortress bonfire may not drop them.

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