Chaos Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Chaos Gem

A gem of infused titanite. Relics of land scorched by the Chaos Flame.

Used in infusion to create chaos weapons.

Chaos weapons inflict fire damage, and scale with intelligence and faith.


Chaos Gem Usage

  • Used in infusion to create chaos weapons
  • Chaos weapons inflict fire damage, and scale with Intelligence and Faith.



Chaos Gem Locations

  • On a corpse at the far end of the Smouldering Lake, near the left group of big crabs.
  • Crystal lizard at the start of Demon Ruins, down the hole in Smouldering Lake.  Drop down and go left around a corner. (Video)
  • Low chance drop from a Smoldering Ghru (Video)
  • Crystal lizard in the Grand Archives. From the bonfire follow the path forward until a dark room with 2 lizards that run up the movable stairs. It is the closest lizard to you, on the left.




  • Requires the Giant's Coal in order to start infusing weapons.
  • Weapon is no longer able to be buffed with resin or spells after infusion. (However, weapon can still be buffed with Warcry Skill.)
  • The scaling on weapons differs depending on the weapon infused. (A corvian greatknife gets E scaling at +0 for both, while a Notched whip gets D scaling)




  • Trivia goes here


Upgrade Materials
Blessed Gem  ♦  Blood 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


    • 09 Dec 2017 13:22  

      This gem weakens Strength and Dex and adds Faith and Int scaling to the fire damage. You can still get normal damage scaling although it is generally weaker. This gem works great for pyromancers as it deals fire damage with scaling so its better than the fire gem but its still not the best for pvp, try a dark gem as its gives the same outcome but with Dark damage. Hope this helped some people.

      • Anonymous

        14 Oct 2017 06:38  

        Complete noob here. My question: Does chaos infusion simply add an INT/FTH scaling fire damage to the weapon (while the weapon retains its original stat scaling and physical damage), or does it overwrite the original scaling to add the damage?

        • Anonymous

          15 May 2017 02:59  

          I've literally tried killing the fire demons that allegedly 'drop' the Chaos Gem (like the one right outside of Old King's Antechamber) at least 100+ times now (not even joking) while wearing the gold serpent ring +3 AND symbol of avarice... not ONCE have I gotten the Chaos Gem. Anyone have any idea wtf is up with this bullsh*t??? I'm like desperate for this gem and I absolutely CANNOT get more than 3 without starting a new game -_-

          • Anonymous

            12 Mar 2017 12:53  

            for pvp dark gem is way better since people have less defense against it. Fire and lightning defense is so common

            • Anonymous

              29 Oct 2016 18:04  

              For a Pyromancer, Chaos and Dark infusions are very handy, and best, obviously if you just buff your weapon with Carthus Flame you will deal more damage, but using Chaos or Dark infusions come very handy, you don't need to use a slot for Carthus Flame Arc, you don't have to rebuff your weapon everytime, you don't spend time buffing your weapon(and specially in PvP and boss fights you may not have time to do buff), you don't need FP to buff your weapon.

              Also many weapons have really good scaling with Chaos or Dark infusions(both infusions always have same scaling):
              A/A scaling for Carthus Curved Greatsword, Astora Greatsword, Murakumo, Great Corvian Scythe, etc.
              B/B scaling for Carthus Curved Sword, Zweihander, Dark Sword, Claymore, Gotthard Twinswords, Greatsword, Cathedral Knight Greatsword, Lothric Knight Greatsword, Exile Greatsword, Onikiri and Ubadachi, etc.

              These are just some examples there is a lot more good weapon with A/A or B/B scaling, and a few "meta" weapons with C/C scaling. As a note, if you know any weapon that scales S with Lightning or Crystal, this means it will have A/A for Chaos or Dark, if it has A instead of S then it will be B/B, and etc.

              • Anonymous

                not worth it18 Sep 2016 21:19  

                this infusion is only good for build who both have hight int/faith but all those builds are crapp,having like only 60 faith and buffing your weapon is miles better

                • Anonymous

                  Is it worth it?30 Jul 2016 14:55  

                  For a pyromancer build, is it better than the carthus flame weapon? Because of the scaling loss in str/dex maybe the spell is more usefull

                  • Anonymous

                    Possible Drop Rate12 Jul 2016 16:01  

                    Tested on Smouldering Ghru just outside Old King Antechamer. Wearing Symbol of Avarice, +1 Gold Serpent Ring and Crystal Rapier with both Rusted coins used. Got 2 out a total of 53 attempts.

                    • Anonymous

                      Drops?30 May 2016 18:12  

                      As far as i know every gem can drop from some normal enemies. Does anybody know from which this drops?

                      • Anonymous

                        Hard to say02 May 2016 00:51  

                        if this is one of the better infusions. Like Dark it fits a magic/melee character, since it scales with all stats. Not being able to infuse your weapon is a bummer, but the damage seems to be pretty good.40/40 Int/Fth seems like a good idea, a long with balanced Str/Dex (depending on the weapon).

                        • Anonymous

                          Build25 Apr 2016 05:01  

                          Will be great for a 30/30 int/faith build and pair that with pyromancies and some miracles and you will have a nice combo :D

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