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

    • Anonymous

      31 Jul 2020 03:50  

      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 13:35  

        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

          18 Jun 2019 02:49  

          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 21:37  

            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

              24 Nov 2018 02:42  

              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

              • Anonymous

                28 May 2018 05:32  

                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

                  03 Apr 2018 21:53  

                  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

                    25 Mar 2018 10:47  

                    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.

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