Heavy Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Heavy Gem

heavy gem

A gem of infused titanite. 
Famously used to forge Farron greatswords.

Used in infusion to create heavy weapons.

A warrior can appreciate a heavy weapon, for they scale effectively with strength.

 

Heavy Gem Usage

  • Used in infusion to create Weapons along the Heavy upgrade path.
  • Heavy Weapons have lower base damage, but higher Strength scaling.
  • The Farron Coal is also required to enable Heavy upgrades.

 

 

Heavy Gem Location

 

 

Notes

  • This is perfect for builds going for a high investment in strength, since it completely gets rid of the dex scaling, even at +0. 
  • However, even if you have low investment in dex, it might be beneficial to check out a refined path, since some weapons have a terrible scaling even with the heavy gem, such as a Rapier or Carthus Curved Sword.
  • Be aware that when comparing infusion damage at Blacksmith Andre, the AR increase by two-handing a weapon is not displayed, unless the player is two-handing the weapon while in the infusion menu.

 

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Trivia

  • Trivia here

 

Upgrade Materials
Blessed Gem  ♦  Blood Gem  ♦  Chaos Gem  ♦  Crystal Gem  ♦  Dark Gem  ♦  Deep Gem  ♦  Farron Coal  ♦  Fire Gem  ♦  Giant's Coal  ♦  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



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    • Anonymous

      This gem reaches peak efficiency with the smallest investment of stats, but consequently will fall off at very high levels compared to sharp, refined, and hollow

      • Anonymous

        i have farmed for around 2h the slugs in the swamp with 361 item discovery and i got not even one, but i got 2 poison gems from 'em (surely "useful" on a str build).... i gotta get gud even at this?

        • Anonymous

          with the curse of avarice (doubles item discovery if you aren't upgrading your luck) , managed to get 1 heavy gem after killing 42 hollows at the "high wall of lothric" bonfire (to the left side).

          This gem + Astora is very good, but I personally prefer the good ol' fashioned Longsword.

          • Anonymous

            Millwood knight at the depths of painting bonfire has a very good drop rate for this. I got 10 within 30-40 mins of farming with max item discovery.

            • Anonymous

              "A gem of infused titanite.
              "Famously used to forge Farron greatswords."

              "Has an A scaling in DEX when fully upgraded which is unusual for an Ultra Greatsword."

              ???

              • Anonymous

                Can someone update the page? There are multiple heavy gem set locations you haven't listed such as the Heavy Gem behind thee quakestone Millwood Knight on the way to the tower, there is also another Heavy Gem obtained from one of the Crystal Lizards on Grand Archives roof.

                • Anonymous

                  There's one heavy gem you can also loot in Painted World of Ariandel, behind a Millwood Knight wielding a Quakestone Hammer, on your way to the watchtower where you find the Captain's Ashes.

                  • Anonymous

                    Took me 50 runs killing the 7 slugs at farron keep at 9 luck to get 3 poison gems and 1 heavy gem, so the farming works.

                    • Anonymous

                      If you need heavy gems and have Ariandel, save your sanity and just go kill Millwood Knights (use Rapport for easy killings).

                      • Anonymous

                        This game actually sucks such huge monkey donkey ****. I have been farming slugs for 2 ****ing hours now with 200 item discovery and I've only gotten poison gems. 9 of them. Are these gems like 0.0000000000000001 percent item drop rate. Or am I the unluckiest person on earth?

                        • Anonymous

                          Completely ignore the Hollows. Farm the slugs near the Farron Keep bonfire. Kill the seven nearest the bonfire on the left, then reset. I got two after a few minutes with only 212 item finding.

                          • Anonymous

                            Is this wiki correct? I have been farming on High wall of Lothric for a long time and they only drop raw gems and not heavy gems, with 199 item find.

                            • Anonymous

                              Don't underestimate this gem even on low levels when barely meeting a weapon's minimum requirement two-handed. Many weapons like Greatsword or Great Club will get an immediate boost upon infusion and will make you question why the Raw infusion is even there. One or two upgrades to the weapon and a few points in strength will further increase the damage in nice leaps unlike with more puny weapons.

                              • Anonymous

                                Farmed the ghrus by the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire for over an hour. No gems, but 23 wolf's blood swordgrass. Then I tried the slugs at the first Keep bonfire. I got 5 in 10 minutes. Thanks RNG

                                • Anonymous

                                  I know this Is off topic, but In the description for the heavy gem, does It mean It was used to forge the blade, or applied to the blade, and If It was, what Farron blade can be Infused?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Ran entire high wall of lothric with 307 item discovery. Only found raw gems. Went to the slugs near farron keep instead and found 2 in 10min

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I have also found out that it really destroys any enemy's poise. I recommend heavy infusion when exploring the catacombs of carthus, it stun locks all skeletons big and small. But of course for a few seconds but still can zoom through it like it was nothing.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Either I have been super unlucky or then they dont spawn anymore from slugs from Farron Keep... Before like I could get heavy gem from slugs near Keep Ruins bonfire with couple of back and forths between slugs and bonfire... Now I have been doing it for an hour and no heavy gem, just poison gems :(

                                        • Anonymous

                                          There is also a crystal lizard in the grand archives that gives you one. It is one of two crystal lizards that are on the roof near two flaming gargoyles

                                          • Anonymous

                                            DISCLAIMER
                                            When i infused my Cathedral knight gs with this thing on 40 i thought it was pretty crap. But that is because for whatever reason the scaling from 40-50 is terrible, but after 50 it skyrockets. So you should only use strength only weapons with massive strength, they are considerably weaker on a quality build. (Not terrible, just out damaged by a substantial amount of points.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Has never really given infusion a chance, but when i realized that my Lothric Knight Greatsword was a Dex weapon, while i was originally planning it for my STR build, i decided to put a heavy gem on it. Now it can actually match my STR build, and still does crazy damage.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If you get the Heavy Gem from Hawkwood after beating the Crystal Sage you won't get it again if you kill him. Oh well I guess.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  All those "rare drops" from the creatures in Farron keep? None of them are rare. They're uncommon, but are viable for farming. And the swamp monsters are almost for sure drop a heavy gem. Change the wiki.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I've found, after comparing a few weapons, that heavy STR scaling weapons will not benefit from this item. Instead, I would suggest slapping it on a DEX weapon. This will allow you to have a fast, longer-than-club range STR scaling weapon. I put one on a Lothric Knight Sword and it now has an A STR scale. With 20 Dex / 40 Str, i found that the dex scaling you lose from this gem on greatswords is not worth it, but having a light sword with an A scaling is AWESOME. I suspect it might convert the dex scaling on weapons into str.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I have several heavy gems, titanite and plenty of souls, but I whenever I ask Andre to infuse my weapons I only get the options for fire, raw and quality builds. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        what level would my strength need to be so that my greatsword does the same amount of damage as if I were using a raw stone on it?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If this only affects the base damage and not other scaling bonuses, then this could potentially be used by quality builds to improve katana gameplay instead of going straight dex for a build

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