Heavy Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

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




  • 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.






  • 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

      03 Aug 2021 17:17  

      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

        28 Jul 2021 15:45  

        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

          06 Jul 2021 00:44  

          "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

            23 Jan 2021 18:01  

            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

              28 Dec 2020 20:01  

              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

                01 Dec 2020 21:24  

                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

                  18 Sep 2020 17:40  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Jul 2020 21:50  

                    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

                      17 Jul 2020 07:35  

                      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

                        17 Jun 2019 20:49  

                        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

                          24 Nov 2018 15:37  

                          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

                            23 Nov 2018 20:42  

                            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

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