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.
  • Video Location
  • 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.




  • 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.



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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  |


    • 07 Apr 2017 14:32  

      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.

      • 24 Oct 2016 08:45  

        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...

        • Raw Astora Straight Sword +322 Aug 2016 03:57  

          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.

          • Question23 Jul 2016 04:17  

            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 14:20  

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

              • Lothric castle drop20 Jun 2016 07:01  

                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

                • Farm near the Dragon on the Wall20 May 2016 10:41  

                  I think that spot is the best to farm Raw Gems. <br/>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.

                  • Lantern hollows04 May 2016 13:49  

                    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.

                    • Amazing01 May 2016 11:14  

                      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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