Profaned Coal is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Profaned Coal

Coal used for weapon infusion.

Remnants of the fire that burned down the Profaned Capital, preserved in an icy skull. 

Give to the blacksmith in the shrine to allow the use of gems for dark, blood, and Hollow infusion.


Profaned Coal Usage


Profaned Coal Location




  • Player note 1




  • Andre's Dialogue upon giving him the Profaned Coal:
    "Lords... where didye hap'n upon this Coal?"
    "This is much too dark. I see the abyss in it..."
    "Yet, a smith i remain. I won't turn down a request."
    "But forget not, Your fight is for the flame, and y' fellow kin. Just like mine."
    "A cursed fate this may be, but hope remains, does it not?"


Upgrade Materials
Blessed Gem  ♦  Blood Gem  ♦  Chaos Gem  ♦  Crystal Gem  ♦  Dark Gem  ♦  Deep Gem  ♦  Farron Coal  ♦  Fire Gem  ♦  Giant's Coal  ♦  Heavy Gem  ♦  Hollow Gem  ♦  Lightning Gem  ♦  Player Trade  ♦  Poison Gem  ♦  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

      How do you play a build when an item that is central to the build is so late in the game? I'm trying to do a hollow/quality/luck build, but my weapons are so underpowered and my stat distribution is spread so thin that it's just turned into a strength build for most of the playthrough. I don't plan on playing NG+. Matter a fact after I'm done with this playthrough the game is getting shelved, because I've been playing for over 200 hours most of which has been spent restarting because of the same problem I just mentioned.

      • Anonymous

        I got the coal but I never gave it up now I can't give it to Andre and it's not with me. Anyone have a thought on why?

        • Anonymous

          y'know what they should have done, instead of the regular pick up noise for this, they should have used the bloodborne pick up noise, to really signify the feeling of "you got this item, but are you sure you want it?"

          • Anonymous

            Andre is lying, there is no more "Abyss" in this skill than in any other human being. Description says "Remnants of the fire that burned down the Profaned Capital", and "The Profaned Capital was consumed by fire after Yhorm the Giant became a Lord of Cinder. The fire, born of the sky, is said to have incinerated naught but human flesh". In other words, Yhorm created Profaned Flame by burning down the capital when he become Lord of Cinder, with all "naughty humans" who was inside the capital (all corpses in the room before Yhorm". Description of Jailers items state that they are few survivors of the Flame.

            • Anonymous

              The damn rats in Irithyll Dungeon and Smouldering Lake will eat a low level character alive... so damn annoying, the horror if FS had though about using more rats in later game with more damage and aggro attacks...

              • Anonymous

                found it in Irithyll dungeon, in a room adjacent to the one with the 6 branding iron ladies, right before the shortcut.

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