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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

 

 

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.

 

Videos:

Heavy Gem Farming Guide

 

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

 




    • 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.

              • Anonymous

                05 Jan 2017 19:52  

                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

                  22 Dec 2016 02:17  

                  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

                    21 Oct 2016 16:31  

                    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

                      This is pretty awesome.08 Jul 2016 19:58  

                      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

                        Killing Hawkwood13 May 2016 08:34  

                        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

                          why i can't infuse my greataxe with heavy gem?04 May 2016 15:11  

                          i have it on my inventory but i can't use it to infuse my greataxe for some reason

                          • Anonymous

                            Incorrect info30 Apr 2016 04:40  

                            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

                              heavy katanas28 Apr 2016 18:46  

                              from look at the scaling on the upgrade menu, it seems like strength scaling katanas could be a thing.

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