Hollow Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Hollow Gem

A gem of infused titanite. A stone plentiful in Londor, land of Hollows.

Used in infusion to create Hollow weapons.

Hollow weapons are said to peer into the essence of its wielder, whose luck boosts attack.


Hollow Gem Usage



Hollow Gem Locations


  • Requires the Profaned Coal to infuse.
  • Hollow weapons can be buffed.
  • Hollow Weapons and Shields scale with Luck, and also grant a bonus amount to your Luck stat.
  • Hollow weapons grant up to +5 Luck at +10 upgrade level, only when your character is Hollow.
  • The Luck boost stacks by equipping Hollow weapons in both hands, providing you with 10 extra Luck.
  • The Luck boost does not increase your bleed/poison capabilities. It only raises damage and item discovery.
  • Hollow scaling is C in average. Some unremarkable weapons perform slightly better with Hollow.
  • Rings of Sacrifice and Purging Stones can postpone or erase your Hollow condition. This will negate the bonus Luck.


Hollow Gem farming guide.




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    • Anonymous

      13 Aug 2018 21:38  

      Did they debuff hollow infusions? I remember hollow was good in adding DPS to weapon (excluding the bleeding build up), but now it seems usless except with certain weapons.

      • Anonymous

        09 Apr 2018 01:31  

        Aside from Katanas which are better Hollow than Sharp on a Luck/Dexterity build (at 20/40/40 they outperform Sharp before the bonus luck). It seems that Sharp outperforms Hollow infused weapons when one-handed (sometimes by a pretty large margin), but Hollow outperforms Sharp when two-handed in most cases thanks to the unaltered Strength scaling. For example the Carthus Curved Greatsword with 10 bonis luck has 498 AR one-handed when Hollow infused but 500 AR when Sharp infused. But when two-handed it hits 532 AR Hollow and 512 AR sharp.

        • Anonymous

          30 Jan 2018 00:35  

          Tested bleed buildup value with and without hollow infusion, including with and without an offhand hollow weapon, and I can confirm that the +5 value to luck does not increase bleed buildup, rather bleed buildup will ONLY be determined by your "true" Luck stat.

          • Anonymous

            08 Jan 2018 01:15  

            I'm convinced there's only two reasons to use the Hollow Gem:

            A: Farming
            B: You rely on DOTs

            There's no other reason to use this gem.

            • Anonymous

              27 Aug 2017 06:03  

              Everyone is talking about farming for these things and I have a minimum of 13 at the end of a playthrough and end up selling them cause I can't stand being human bacon... I'm on PC and not even grinding.

              • Anonymous

                07 Jul 2017 17:17  

                So i guess, the best method would be to get to Ringed Inner Wall's bonfire, equip every Item Discovery item possible, kill the four pilgrims behind the bonfire, then going forward, killing the two guarding the stairs, the one in the middle of the stairs and the two at the bottom.

                Or just do half a run and reset at the bonfire to repeat.

                • Anonymous

                  12 Jun 2017 22:11  

                  The red-robed pygmies, regardless of whether or not they inflict curse, can drop these. The ones that don't inflict curse can also drop lightning gems.

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Jun 2017 02:10  

                    Does anyone know what the luck scaling is for hollow weapons? By that I mean S,A,B,C... so on. It doesn't seem to say in the Luck or Hollow gem pages.

                    • Anonymous

                      25 May 2017 18:15  

                      400 item find, 40 tries got none. Took turns killing the 2 story teller corvians in road of sacrifices. Pretty sure it is a bug, as I farmed this***** before on my other characters and I'd say I got 1 every 10 or 15 kills or so.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Apr 2017 16:49  

                        Hollow Gems can be found curse-inflicting mobs in the Ringed City, the ones that have crystals growing from their bodies or something. Not sure if the regular lightning-throwing variants drop them, but I'm 100% sure that the cursed pygmies or whatever drop them.

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Apr 2017 14:41  

                          Hollow Gems can be found curse-inflicting mobs in the Ringed City, the ones that have crystals growing from their bodies or something. Not sure if the regular lightning-throwing variants drop them, but I'm 100% sure that the cursed pygmies or whatever drop them.

                          • Anonymous

                            30 Mar 2017 08:39  

                            There seem to be some dredgling mobs early in The Ringed City (as in the area rather than the expansion as a whole) that drop hollow gems. I got two going through the area, I'm not sure on any of the specifics, I'd have to go through the area again to pinpoint exactly which mobs I fought, if someone more dilligent doesn't beat me to it I'll post some details after further investigation.

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Feb 2017 06:00  

                              Worst garbage to drop for all the game. 335 item discovery and i killed more than 300 storytellers to get only 2 of those gems. Good luck.

                              • Anonymous

                                21 Dec 2016 02:20  

                                After returning to the game i realized my Hollow Lothric Shield is not raising my luck. Do hollow infusions only raise luck when they're on weapons now? Can anyone confirm?

                                • Anonymous

                                  18 Nov 2016 06:02  

                                  There is one located in the DLC. Its on a corpse right outside the Ariandel Chapel to the right and behind Sir Vilhelm.

                                  This can be your second hollow gem even before reaching Lothric Castle or so you don't have to farm one from the storytellers.

                                  Just rush past all the enemies til you reach the second bonfire and then you need only to cross the bridge and pick it up.

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