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Ore in Dark Souls 3 are items that can be used to improve Weapons and Shields via Upgrades. These are done at the Shrine via the Blacksmith. In contrast to previous Dark Souls games, now Armor isn't upgradable at all.

For more detailed info on locations, see the item's page.

Name & Icon Usage Location*

Profaned Coal

Enables Dark, Blood and Hollow infusion

Farron Coal

Enables Heavy, Sharp and Poison infusion

Sage's Coal

Enables Crystal, Blessed, and Deep infusion

Giant's Coal

Enables Lightning, Simple and Chaos infusion

Titanite Shard

Reinforce weapons to +3

Large Titanite Shard

Reinforce weapons to +6  

Titanite Chunk

 Reinforce weapons to +9

Titanite Slab

Reinforce weapons to +10
Reinforce unique and transposed weapons to +5

Twinkling Titanite

 Reinforce unique weapons to +4

Titanite Scale

Reinforce soul-transposed weapons to +4

Fire Gem

Used in infusion to create Fire weapons

Refined Gem

Used in infusion to create Refined weapons

Transposing Kiln

Enables Transposition

Heavy Gem

Used in infusion to create Heavy weapons

Raw Gem

Used in infusion to create Raw weapons

Shriving Stone

Reverses weapon infusion.

Crystal Gem

Used in infusion to create Crystal weapons

Hollow Gem

Used in infusion to create Hollow weapons

Deep Gem

Used in infusion to create Deep weapons

Blessed Gem

Used in infustion to create Blessed weapons

Poison Gem

Used in infusion to create Poison weapons

Sharp Gem

Used in infusion to create Sharp weapons

Chaos Gem

Used in infusion to create Chaos weapons  

Lightning Gem

 Used in infusion to create Lightning weapons

Blood Gem

 Used in infusion to create Lacerating weapons

Simple Gem

 Used in infusion to create Simple weapons

Dark Gem

Used in infusion to create Dark weapons

 *For more detailed info on locations, see the item's page.




    • 07 Jan 2017 20:09  

      Upgrade materials can't be picked up by other players. Upgraded Equipment however can be traded, provided that the dropped item does not have a higher upgrade level than the other person's highest upgraded weapon. This also works for any infused weapons, and also special and boss weapons. (Example: if a friend makes a +0 Lightning Long Sword, he/she can trade it to you as soon as you reach the first area of the game.)

      Every weapon requires it's respective amount of Titanite to upgrade, depending on if the weapon is Normal, Special, or Boss. Normal weapons upgrade with regular Titanite, Speacial weapons with Twinkling Titanite, and Boss weapons with Titanite Scales.
      Every piece of upgradeable equipment requires a Titanite Slab to reach maximum upgrade level. All forms of Titanite, except Titanite Slabs, can be farmed/bought.

      Normal weapons can be Infused by the Blacksmith with special Gems. Each Gem modifies the weapon's Stats and Scaling on a different level, and are used by specific Character Builds. (Example: a Refined Gem modifies the weapon by equalizing the weapon's Strength and Dextery scaling. It is commonly used on "Quality"(Refined) Character Builds, whom focus on leveling Strength and Dexterity alike.)

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