Raw Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Raw Gem

A gem of infused titanite.
Forged the weapons of Lothric foot soldiers.

Used in infusion to create raw weapons.

Raw weapons are easily wielded and have higher attack, but lose scaling effects.


Raw Gem Usage

  • Infuse into a weapon to create Raw weapons
  • Raw weapons have higher base damage but no stat scaling



Raw Gem Locations

  • Drops from a Crystal Lizard, on the roof with the praying hollows, near the second bonfire in High Wall of Lothric.
  • Small chance to drop from most hollows in High Wall of Lothric.
  • 1x on a Corpse to the left from the bridge and inside the castle. Near where the hollow who is throwing undead hunter charms to stop your estus. Fextralife Video Location




  • This is a very good upgrade choice for early game. Raw weapons inflict decent damage without relying on more stat investment than what is needed to wield the weapon, which leaves the player free to level other attributes needed for survival, like health and stamina. Weapon infusions can also be converted to any other infusion type later, without downgrading the titanite reinforcement level of the weapon, which is nice because Raw gradually loses its lustre as the weapon is upgraded further.
  • Raw weapons can be buffed with resins or weapon buffs.
  • Since Raw infusion does remove scaling from character stats, two handing a Raw weapon will not give any AR increase
  • The best farming location is the High Wall of Lothric bonfire. Keep killing the crossbow wielding Hollow behind the broken wall next to the bonfire, and then returning to the bonfire to respawn him.



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


    • Anonymous

      04 Jan 2018 21:56  

      Idk if it matters, but after farming the "tower on the wall" bonfire for quite some time, a raw gem dropped from the hollow with the lantern that alerts the mobs

      • Anonymous

        01 Oct 2017 18:20  

        Raw gems also make it so weapons don't gain ar for two handing because it takes all of the scaling bonuses away.

        • Anonymous

          13 Jun 2017 10:54  

          Im using raw infusion on my 40 faith/40 intelligence build, have 20 str and 18 dex and still get 450ar on my katana with dark weapon buff, removing scaling and buffing your weapon with high inteligence or faith makes its a great choice for builds with no investiment in STR or DEX but still want some good weapon damage, not all weapons scales good with dark or chaos infusion soooooo RAW for the win xDD

          • Anonymous

            07 Apr 2017 20:32  

            Just kill the praying Hollows that dont attack you. They drop the Gem from time to time, although its not common at all.
            Try your best.

            • Anonymous

              02 Apr 2017 23:24  

              Raw weapons to consider:

              - Mail breaker
              - Greataxe
              - Flamberge
              - Dragonslayer's Axe
              - Astora Sword/Longsword/Broadsword

              • Anonymous

                21 Jan 2017 06:06  

                I just infused a raw gem into one of my Lothric Swords. However, according to the stats, it didn't drop the scaling. might it be a bug?

                • Anonymous

                  24 Oct 2016 14:45  

                  Raw gem easy farming without any rings / equipment to add item discovery: High Wall Lothric go toward the tower shortcut boss, in the direction where there's a crosbow hollow on that small roof, walking the stairs up, theres an axe big hollow, drops them like candy.

                  I tried to thank him but he was too incessant on me checking out his massive axe, and you know how these enthusiastic guys can be, can't let it go...

                  • Anonymous

                    Raw Astora Straight Sword +322 Aug 2016 09:57  

                    Lasted me all the way to Anor Londo whilst conserving materials for other stuff and allowing me to dump points into Faith and Intellect, until I got the Giants Coal for Chaos infusions.

                    • Anonymous

                      Question23 Jul 2016 10:17  

                      I have a question. i am using an Uchigatana and its currently +9 i think? +8 ? should i use a raw gem? i do increase Dex a bit. but would it increase the damage even further? or is it a waste of time and a gem?

                      • Good Weapons with Raw Gem23 Jun 2016 20:20  

                        Spiked maze very high raw damage + Spell buff = insane damage ( you can even stay at 14str/13dex and just use it in two hands)Elonara, flamberge, pickaxe, large club (very underrated, only 15/16str need for two hands, dont rly know tbh) you can try almost evey weapon and go for a strong spell bufffor example spiked maze 14 str 13 dex + 60 faith and Darkmoon blade

                        • Anonymous

                          Lothric castle drop20 Jun 2016 13:01  

                          After the lothric castle bobfire there is a spot where 3 naked hollows climb over a ledge to jump you. Got 2 raw gems . Random drop but they drop em

                          • Anonymous

                            Farm near the Dragon on the Wall20 May 2016 16:41  

                            I think that spot is the best to farm Raw Gems. Just go to the second bonfire then use a coin before you trigger the fire breath and get all the hollows on the upper and lower wall killed. Repeat and Profit.

                            • Anonymous

                              Lantern hollows04 May 2016 19:49  

                              Got a drop from the lantern hollows in the high wall of lothric, particularly the one right down the stairs from the first bonfire. It says that they have a chance of dropping from most hollows in the locations list above so I figured more specifc information would be useful.

                              • Anonymous

                                Amazing01 May 2016 17:14  

                                Godly infusion for early game, lets you vitality gouge early while still having great damage. It actually takes a surprisingly decent amount of investment in Str/Dex for most weapons scaling to outclass raw.

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