Crystal Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Crystal Gem

A gem of infused titanite. Introduced to Lothric by the Crystal Sages.

Used in infusion to create crystal weapons.

Crystal weapons inflict magic damage, and scale effectively with intelligence.


Crystal Gem Usage

  • Infuse into a weapon to create Crystal weapons
  • Crystal weapons inflict magic damage which scales with the Intelligence stat
  • Requires the Sage's Coal in order to start infusing weapons



Crystal Gem Locations



  • Despite its name it has nothing in common with the brittle Crystal infusion of the first Dark Souls game.


Upgrade Materials
Blessed Gem  ♦  Blood Gem  ♦  Chaos 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

      19 Aug 2019 23:19  

      The crabs in the Depths of the Painting can drop these as regular drops as well, not just the one guaranteed drop. Still probably better to farm the area before the Crystal Sage, though.

      • 05 Mar 2019 22:51  

        More Gems; 1x Grand Archives First crystal lizard left of Crystal Sage appearance 1x By a wax candle head up the stairs to the left in dark room (One with witchs locks) Needs to be added to wiki page

        • Anonymous

          20 May 2018 20:26  

          Is this one good to infuse a dagger only used for riposte in a dex/int build ( my sharp twinblades are my main weapon)

          • Anonymous

            22 Mar 2018 23:09  

            If I have 50 int, 30 faith, am i better off with a crystal longsword for int scaling only, or dark / chaos for int and faith scaling?

            • Anonymous

              01 Mar 2018 16:02  

              I know this is a bit stupid on my part, but whenever I pick one up I think to myself “we are the crystal gems!”....

              • Anonymous

                01 Aug 2017 18:17  

                •Dropped by the large undead with a Great Axe, near the entrance to Cathedral of the Deep (ng+).

                You don t neet NG+ and Undead with a Halberd dropped too.

                • Anonymous

                  20 May 2017 23:06  

                  Important note for any fledgling caster looking at this/chaos gem/etc vs weapon buffs: Flat means *flat*. Crystal Magic Weapon looks impressive on the status sheet but doesn't multiply with critical or even charged r2. My buffed raw rapier at an impressive 538 AR only did 740 on a backstab, vs crystal rapier at a humble 424 doing 1027. Crystal Dagger +10 can easily do 1.3k-2k on a critical hit depending on how much you RTSR etc up, and at 60 int can one-shot King of Storms (NG) off a *regular* Soul Spear stagger. Buffs are optimal for r1/l1 spam (and even then only by a smaller margin than people rage quit Soul Spears over) and for physical builds with a buff supplement. But for any caster base, infusion is going to be better in just about every way.

                  • Anonymous

                    one more guaranteed drop10 Aug 2016 08:28  

                    The first crystal lizard you see when you go to the Grand Archives drops a crystal gem and a Twinkling Titanite

                    • Anonymous

                      Cannot buff your weapon with magic/crystal weapon09 May 2016 08:58  

                      Title says it all ;)Buffing your sword with crystal or simple gem makes the weapon unable to be buffed....You forgot to mention that wiki! -.-

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