Blood Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Blood Gem

A gem of infused titanite. Slurped by Irithyll slaves.

Used in infusion to create lacerating weapons.

Such weapons inflict lacerating damage. Most effective with sharp or spiked weapons.


Blood Gem Usage

  • Infuse lacerating weapons, which inflicts Bleed damage to susceptible foes.


Blood Gem Locations

  • There is one located by a tree after the Church of Yorshka bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. Drop down the ledge to the right after the dark room filled with the Irithyllian Slaves. (Video location)
  • In Painted World of Ariandel, found at the bottom of the rotted basement of Ariandel Chapel, guarded by numerous Giant Flies.
  • It also drops rarely from the Irithyllian Slaves. To farm the gems, go to the Church of Yorshka bonfire. Equip farming gear, and simply kill all slaves as you head down the steps to the graveyard, through the very dark stable, and out above the water.



  • Requires the Profaned Coal in order to start infusing weapons.
  • Lacerating weapons cannot be buffed with spells or resins.
  • Increases bleed build up - effect seemingly varies from weapon to weapon.
  • The bleed buildup rate scales with the Luck stat and has a hard cap at 40.
  • Most effective on fast, poor scaling, and low damage weapons that already cause bleed, such as the Bandit's Knife and Warden Twinblades.




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Upgrade Materials
Blessed 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  ♦  Shriving Stone  ♦  Simple Gem  ♦  Titanite Chunk  ♦  Titanite Scale  ♦  Titanite Shard  ♦  Titanite Slab  ♦  Transposing Kiln


    • Anonymous

      23 Sep 2019 13:05  

      You know when you think about all the infusions in ds3 in it's entirety, blood infusions are the worst possible infusion one can get, even more then hollow. First of all, the amount of bleed build up on any weapon, no matter if it's +10 or not, is pretty minimal. 72 bleed = over 7 hits for a bleed perk for me during a pvp session ( Mind you i was pretty cumbersome at it, but that's still no excuse for the amount of hits required to bleed an average player, with a bloodbite ring on, i presume). Second of all, is that you need a tremendous amount of luck for the bleed perk to actually increase, and luck isn't usually stat used for increasing dmg. And it's not the stat investment that kills the experience of using a bleed weapon build, gathering souls and spending then level by level is a necessity for any build for accumulating more dmg/dps, but the simple fact that every weapon infused with blood will ALWAYS get a D in STR and DEX, as well as a lowered base dmg. and that will obviously mean, you will need more hits to: A. KIlls things in general B. Get the bleed perk, which isn't necessarily guaranteed for every mob, as we know. All of this cobined meaning that, in reality, you are just wasting more souls for a status effect that requires more hits on an enemy to perk the effect, as well as doing far form adaquete or comparible dmg to other more promising builds. more grinding for less AR and pure chance of a status effect perk..hmmm ill pass. Im not hating, i just feel that... blood infusions are very under-powered, and are more circumstantial then a normality when it comes down to PVP as well as PVE. The same with hollow builds as well, except keen difference being is that the base dmg and scaling isn't too bad for those builds, and increasing ones hollowing doesn't require soul investment so yeah.

      • Anonymous

        14 Jul 2019 04:28  

        So I was infusing my Wardens with a blood gem and I looked at the poison can just to see what it would look like and it kind of blew my mind. My character has 40 luck with a hollow parma sheild, and my Warden's were +9. The poison gem actually upped the poison AND the bleed, giving me 42 bleed and 78 poison. I didnt do it yet, because I want to try it on my other Wardens that I havent upgraded yet, but that seems Kinda OP somebody please confirm this

        • Anonymous

          02 Feb 2019 13:05  

          I can't seem to be able to infuse the bandit's knife with the blood gem anymore... I have 6 blood gems and a Bandit's knife+6 for now. I haven't played the game for about a year and idk if they made the blood infusing imposible for items that already had bleed on them. If asking, yes, i have given the Profaned coal to Andre. Can anyone help me please?

          • Anonymous

            16 Jan 2019 08:43  

            Highest bleed I’ve managed is with 70 luck (max cap for bleed change from testing) with a blood gem on a Carthus Greatsword. Managed 109 bleed per hit, which bleeds even resistant bosses fairly well

            • Anonymous

              13 Jul 2018 06:59  

              In case anyone sees this, I'm still trying to figure out whether a bleed infusion or a hollow infusion are better for the buildup. Obviously I'm going to be putting quite a bit of points into luck, but what infusion is going to scale better with that on a bleed build? Or is it going to be more dependent on which weapon I'm infusing than anything else? Any advice would be appreciated.

              • Anonymous

                19 Oct 2017 17:49  

                Bleed buildup is not hard capped at 40 luck, this is outdated info.

                Buildup scales all the way to 99 luck since 1.11, however you get extremely little returns after 50.

                • 09 Sep 2017 21:05  

                  Honestly just buff your weapon with bleed. Don't bother with this gem. Use the bleed buff and have an off hand scaling with your luck!

                  • Anonymous

                    20 May 2017 14:14  

                    Wether you want to use infusion vs buff is a simple matter of your playstyle. If you intend to swap weapons a lot then dont use the rouge since you will limit yourself. Otherwise if you intend to use a main weapn only by all means use the buff :)

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Apr 2017 20:21  

                      Still useless in pvp compared to sharp, heavy or refined infusions as it basically cuts your weapons damage in half. Bleed also still has the issue of not dealing any damage half the time when it does proc due to rolls cancelling damage for some stupid reason.

                      • 06 Apr 2017 13:03  

                        So, I have a question, and it may sound silly to some or obvious to others, but does the Luck stat do anything for this gem or that of the poison gems?

                        I ask cause it's the first time I am using a build centered around bleeding (though after the recent patch I hear bleeding got nerfed? idk) and so I don't know much about the status gems. I know that Luck is supposed to help increase the build up for Bleeding and Poison, but how much exactly does Luck increase it by?

                        I have Luck on my character because I foolishly thought that Anri's Straight Sword had Bleed on it (I mistook the critical symbol for bleed...oops) and since I hear that bleed has been nerfed in terms of Carthus Rouge and Hollow, and you can't make Anri's sword blood...that kinda screws up my plans a bit.

                        So now I'm using Warden Twinblades currently (which I hear also sorta fell off being good? but they're the only ones that really go/feel right for my build) and I haven't really noticed any huge leaps and bounds with the bleed aux with my Luck stat nor have I really noticed myself bleeding any enemies or npc phantoms or anything. But I then made them poison (took a bit of a hit to my damage, but RIP. My damage was***** already anyways) and I poison faster than I bleed people. Unless the damage is SO SMALL on the bleed that it doesn't even matter...either that or enemies bleed meters run out a hell of a lot faster than ours. :|

                        Anyways, if anyone could answer if Luck is worth it or if I should completely respec elsewhere that'd be great. Thanks.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Mar 2017 12:13  

                          This gem is now amazing as well as the poison gem. Someone should add the location of the gem in the DLC. The painted world, beneath the chapel on the lowest level with the giant flies, it's in the middle of the room

                          • Anonymous

                            Claws with bleed23 Sep 2016 05:25  

                            I'm making a bleed build that uses both claws and manikin claws, one in each hand, so I can swap weapon arts as needed and parry as well. I just 2 hand whichever is better at tthe moment. Because of constant and rapid switching, do u think using hollow gem and carthus buff would bad? I'm determining whether to use hollow gem or blood gem.

                            • Anonymous

                              Useless16 May 2016 14:59  

                              This gem is crap. On weapons with already high bleed the increase is negligible and it prevents other buffs. Much Better to go with hollow and the carthus resin that increases bleed. (And a high luck stat)

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