Refined Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Refined Gem

"A gem of infused titanite.

Forged in the weapons of Lothric knights.

Used in infusion to create refined weapons.

Refined weapons are difficult to wield properly, and scale effectively with strength and dexterity."


Refined Gem Usage

  • Used in infusion to create Refined Weapons.
  • Refined weapons have a balanced, mid range, Strength and Dexterity scaling.

Refined Gem Locations

  • x1 guaranteed drop per NG from the Red Eyed Blue Knight to the left of the entrance to Emma at her church in High Wall of Lothric. Afterwards drop rate decreased greatly but is still farmable here (Item Location Video Guide).
  • 1x on a Corpse, in the midst of the blaze, beneath the two dragons who spew fire in Lothric Castle, near  the Dragon Barracks bonfire.
  • 1x from a crystal lizard on the room in Grand Archives.
  • Rare drop from Cathedral Grave Warden in Untended Graves.
  • Rare drop from Lothric Knights in Lothric Castle.
  • Can drop from the Red Eyed Knight in Grand Archives. From the bonfire, go in the opposite way of the grand archives, you can find a tougher knight with a sword. 
  • Rare drop from the Red-Eyed Lothric Knights outside of the Twin Princes' bonfire. All three knights are almost guaranteed to drop Large Titanite Shards, have a chance to drop Embers and Titanite Chunks, and also yield a high amount of souls (an especially high amount for NG), making this an ideal grinding spot.


Refined Gem Farming Guide


  • Refined weapons are often the best Infusion choice for high level characters who have invested heavily in both strength and dexterity.
  • They can be farmed from the Red Eyed Lothric Knight outside of the Dancer of the Boreal Bonfire. Just a very rare drop. Stack as much discovery as possible. 


  • Refined weapons are similar to the Quality upgrade in Demon's Souls. 
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  | |  Raw Gem  | |  Sage's Coal  | |  Sharp Gem  | |  Shriving Stone  | |  Simple Gem  | |  Titanite Chunk  | |  Titanite Scale  | |  Titanite Shard  | |  Titanite Slab  | |  Transposing Kiln  |


    • 27 Apr 2017 23:20  

      Probably ideal to mention that for those with Ariandel, the captain's ashes allow you to buy 3 for 5000 a pop. As for why the bigstrong guys with their bigstrong weapons would allow for anything even remotely dex is beyond me. Either way, you can stop farming now.

      • 04 Feb 2017 18:28  

        with 314 item discovery, I managed to get 8 sets of lothric knight armour before I got a refined gem from the red eyed knight for the second time so unless I was very unlucky, the drop rate is incredibly low.

        • 07 Jan 2017 19:44  

          Confirmed guaranteed drop from the Blue Red Eyed Knight in High Wall of Lothric, once every first kill in a New Game.
          Droprate from the same knight is roughly 5-8% with 310 Item Discovery per kill. Farmable from either Vordt of the Boreal Valley or Dancer of the Boreal Valley bonfire.

          • 05 Jan 2017 05:32  

            Page mentions that it is dropped from Lothric Knights in Lothric Castle, unsure of whether this specifically refers to the Red-Eyed one at the beginning or just to the Blue Armor Red-Eye variants, but otherwise this absolutely can't be true. Killed 100 of them and no drop, also the page for Lothric Knights doesn't list these as a drop.

            • Greatsword Lothric Knight Gem04 Aug 2016 11:26  

              I'm pretty sure the greatsword-wielding knight outside twin princes only drops lightning gems. Killed him about 60-70 times with 360 discovery and got 6-7 lightning gems off him and no refined. The other three obviously drop refined gems though.

              • Dragon Barracks Bonfire25 Jul 2016 08:33  

                The kneeling open visor lothric knight just to the left of the bonfire has a higher chance to drop a refined gem. I got 2 refined gemsfor about 15 tries. I had the gold serpent ring equipped though.

                • Farming07 Jul 2016 10:39  

                  Hello, i don't know if someone said this already but, from the 1.09 patch you can get this stone from the blue knight outside the dancer bonfire in the high wall of lothric (sorry if my spelling is bad, not my first language)

                  • The Best Location25 Jun 2016 02:50  

                    Is by far the area near the twin princes bonfire I got 3 refined gems in one run!! here is the location of the knights that drop them, it seems the spear ones drop it the most often while the ultra greatsword ones drop it the least

                    • I don't like24 May 2016 23:55  

                      How every weapon becomes viable with this and a 40/40 quality build. Never mind the fact that 1/2 of all weapons in this game are quality based too. I can only hope for a DLC right now...

                      • Refined Gem from Lothric Knight22 May 2016 19:36  

                        Just had a refined gem dropped randomly from the red-eyed Lothric Knight left of Emma -- can someone confirm this is possible?

                        • Best Luck so far22 May 2016 15:26  

                          The red eyed knight with spear by Dragon Barracks Bonfire in Lothric Castle. There's only one but it's very close to the bonfire (Close enough to reap the effect of a rusted coin with 2 runs). Got a gem on my 2nd try with 307 discovery with Covetous Gold Serpent Ring, Symbol of Avarice, and Rusted Coin. Might've gotten lucky though

                          • Red eyed Blue knight does not drop the refined gem again.10 May 2016 12:10  

                            I must have killed him about 80 times trying to get the refined gem but still nothing. Thanks DS3 wiki.

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