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 increase your bleed/poison capabilities, although not shown on menu.
  • 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.
  • Unlike all physical gems it negatively effects innate damage. This being because it has a penalty for increasing aux effects.








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    • Anonymous

      20 Aug 2021 23:28  

      If you go to max level, nearly every weapon gets the highest AR with hollow infusion, while still being buffable. So, start farming those gems, big bois

      • Anonymous

        05 Aug 2021 15:23  

        this gem is best used on heavy weapons dealing strike damage. For example, the cathedral knight greatsword has insane damage when infused with this with the right stats. A mace also works pretty well, and any hammer too. It's just a great infusion for heavy weapons in a balanced build if you level up your luck first. In addition you get more drop rate which also means more souls if yous sell duplicates so when starting a new character I would 100% recommend using this gem as soon as possible.

        • Anonymous

          26 Jun 2021 13:27  

          I noticed it says increases aux effects in the notes section, so would this apply to frost as well. I know you can't hollow infuse an innate frost but would it scale frost weapons buff?

          • Anonymous

            26 Sep 2020 14:27  

            Well, after making a glasscannon ninja gandalf (attune/dex/int and staying at 10 end,vig and vit) ive decided to go for a luck build based on inflicting bleed n poisons. Got sellsword twinblades as my main weapon atm. Not sure if im gonna go into spellcasting with the mangrub staff yet or not. Will more than likely have anri ss as a main for pve when I reach that part of the game but for now these twinblades are doing ok with base stats required to wield. Need to reallocate my stats when I can as I put 18 into str to effectively wield lothric knight shield at the beginning but now I have 100% physical protection from the crest shields and silver kite shields I no longer need that much str. Ill post an update when I have gotten to a good sl and have added the bleed inf to the twinblades and hollowed my shield for luck boost

            • Anonymous

              21 Mar 2020 23:06  

              At low levels I can see how this Infusion can be a jerk, since compared to other infusions that utilize another 1 to 2 stat, this one requires Luck which isn't used in any other cases. However, this infusion DOES do more damage than any other infusion at VERY VERY VERY late game, meaning around level 802.

              • Anonymous

                10 Mar 2020 08:42  

                Taken from the best infusion in the game to being significantly the worst. Fromsoft and its nuclear approach to nerfs made luck builds unviable. Blood gem does no damage and hollow + rogue won't bleed anyone ever.

                • Anonymous

                  04 Dec 2019 13:23  

                  I have a lot more respect for hollow gems after playing a hollow build for the first time, especially because they are fairly rare compared to other gems. There's like two or three in the base game, and they can't be farmed unless you have the ringed city as far as I can tell.

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Aug 2019 08:14  

                    Im currently doing a luck build right now. Unfortunately, many weapons are only really good when scaled with another stat as well as luck. The washing pole performs excellently on a 40/40 Dex Luck build, for example. However, the only weapon I have found thusfar to even make a luck only build worth considering is Anri's Straight Sword (hereby referred to as ASS) ASS is the only reason this build works. With ASS+5 and 15 Faith and 12 Str, you have one of the best PVE builds available. Simply use Blessed Weapon on ASS, use replenishment, and equip your Etheral Oak Shield and toss on your Sun Princess Ring. At 40 luck, ASS deals just shy of 400 AR. Add about 30-35 points from Blessed Weapon and you deal respectable damage, but thats not it. With all that HP regen, you can win duels easily by playing around at low HP with Red & Blue tearstones and backing off to let your regen take you to more comfortable levels. Its not exactly fair, but you are playing a pure luck build.

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Jul 2019 16:46  

                      Hello. Did you know? Hollow infused weapons also increase your defense and resistance stats. Quite the lovely bit of information missed here.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Jun 2019 14:13  

                        With 40 dex and base strength a sharp gem on any infusable weapons will ALWAYS outperform a hollow infused weapon. Even at 99 luck, sharp weapons will always be better. And that's not even getting into 40/40 strength/dex builds with refined gems So honestly whats the point? Unless youre doing a dedicated bleed build with literally no investment in dex or strength beyond base weapon requirements, but then your physical damage is atrocious even with high luck and a hollow gem, so you might as well just use a blood gem to procc bleed as much as possible

                        • Anonymous

                          28 May 2019 09:50  

                          You would imagine that hollow infused weapons would scale their damage with your hollowing. Right? But no, They had to make it scale with the worst stat in Dark Souls since Resistance.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Feb 2019 14:16  

                            There hollow gem can be picked up by running and rolling up rocks once up point up keep running But don’t forget to eliminate the curse givers

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Dec 2018 22:30  

                              It says +10 weapons grants +5 Luck, does this mean +0 and +1 weapons don't provide any Luck, only from +2 upwards?

                              • Anonymous

                                27 Aug 2018 13:56  

                                Need more test but I think the Luck boost INCREASES the poison and bleed capabilities. But it doest show up on the menu.

                                • Anonymous

                                  25 Aug 2018 13:12  

                                  Ok a had a corvian great scythe and decided I wanted to make a hollow build so I infused it with hollow and went to reallocate my stats but from 14 luck al the way to 32 the damage did not change does this weapon not have luck scaling even when hollow infused ( btw it is +9)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    24 Aug 2018 12:35  

                                    So, this gem is more for the undead bacon out there that want a weapons for pure damage rather than bleed or poison. Some bosses in the game are immune to bleed, poison, lightning, etc. This just buffs physical for those specialising in luck. Neat.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      24 Aug 2018 09:35  

                                      Looking for weapons in todays meta that would perform moderately or better with this infusion. (I have 40Str/40Dex/60Lck and want to experiment.)

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