Shriving Stone is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Shriving Stone

A gem of infused titanite. Also known as stark stone.

Reverses weapon infusion.

Has the benefit of undoing the effects of infusion without reducing the reinforcement level.


Shriving Stone Usage

  • Reverses weapon infusion



Shriving Stone Locations

  • 1x Found at Road of Sacrifices, down a path to the left, near where you first enter the area (Watch the Item Location Video Guide)
  • 1x Found at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley: On the beams on the ceiling of the dark room with invisible hollow creatures. (Video) This room is reached by heading left from the Church of Yorshka Bonfire, going towards the swamp/dungeons. (Video)
  • Drops from the Corvians that you encounter at the start of the Road of Sacrifice and in Farron Keep beyond the poison swamp.
  • 1x Found in the toxic swamp of Profaned Capital, right next to the chapel entrance.




  • The previous infused gem is also lost in the process, but the titanite reinforcement level is unaltered.
  • Changing an infusion to another type does not require a Shriving Stone, it is only needed to remove an infusion.
  • Can be dropped in Picklepum the Crow's nest to receive the I'm sorry Carving item.




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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  | |  Raw Gem  | |  Refined Gem  | |  Sage's Coal  | |  Sharp Gem  | |  Simple Gem  | |  Titanite Chunk  | |  Titanite Scale  | |  Titanite Shard  | |  Titanite Slab  | |  Transposing Kiln  |


    • 16 Apr 2017 12:33  

      Shriving Stone isn't as useless as everyone thinks it is. There are some weapons that can potentially be at their strongest when uninfused (perhaps infused unwittingly by the owner considering the oddity of a weapon becoming unobjectively worse): Onikiri & Ubadachi on quality builds, for example; well, historically this WAS the case, but I think the scaling and infusion changes of the recent update may have changed things slightly to favor scaling of infusions more... well, favorably. That being said, a patch that changes infusion/scaling could just as likely worsen an already infused weapon. Thus, the Shriving Stone does have a place outside of being used for the "I'm Sorry" carving.

      (PS: also, maybe as a kind of OCD sort of thing, when completely rethinking which infusion to use after say completely respeccing, resetting to Normal before looking at how damage and scaling is affected would feel much better without having to readjust the changes based on the current infusion)

      • 01 Jan 2017 02:22  

        Feels like the most useless gem in DS3. Use it to remove infusion without losing reinforcement level, but you can do that already if you have a gem to replace the current (like Fire > Chaos). Yeah, any infusion will change the stats of a weapons, thats obvious. To use these "shriving" stones feels rather pointless. Now if the stones were used to remove the infused gem without it being lost (recovered instead of lost), THEN I could see the shriving stones as useful. And yeah, people can use them to turn weapons into regular, but most weapons in DS3 can be obtained multiple times, even Uniques if going from NG+ to 1 to 2 to 3 etc.

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