Raw Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Raw Gem

A gem of infused titanite.
Forged the weapons of Lothric foot soldiers.

Used in infusion to create raw weapons.

Raw weapons are easily wielded and have higher attack, but lose scaling effects.


Raw Gem Usage

  • Infuse into a weapon to create Raw weapons
  • Raw weapons have higher base damage but no stat scaling



Raw Gem Locations

  • Drops from a Crystal Lizard, on the roof with the praying hollows, near the second bonfire in High Wall of Lothric.
  • Small chance to drop from most hollows in High Wall of Lothric.
  • 1x on a Corpse to the left from the bridge and inside the castle. Near where the hollow who is throwing undead hunter charms to stop your estus. Fextralife Video Location




  • This is a very good upgrade choice for early game. Raw weapons inflict decent damage without relying on more stat investment than what is needed to wield the weapon, which leaves the player free to level other attributes needed for survival, like health and stamina. Weapon infusions can also be converted to any other infusion type later, without downgrading the titanite reinforcement level of the weapon, which is nice because Raw gradually loses its lustre as the weapon is upgraded further.
  • Raw weapons can be buffed with resins or weapon buffs.
  • Since Raw infusion does remove scaling from character stats, two handing a Raw weapon will not give any AR increase
  • The best farming location is the High Wall of Lothric bonfire. Keep killing the crossbow wielding Hollow behind the broken wall next to the bonfire, and then returning to the bonfire to respawn him.



  • Trivia goes here.


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  ♦  Profaned Coal  ♦  Refined Gem  ♦  Sage's Coal  ♦  Sharp Gem  ♦  Shriving Stone  ♦  Simple Gem  ♦  Titanite Chunk  ♦  Titanite Scale  ♦  Titanite Shard  ♦  Titanite Slab  ♦  Transposing Kiln


    • Anonymous

      08 Mar 2019 23:17  

      Ok so why on earth are gems not purchasable i will never know but ive been farming these on the high wall a goood 4 hours with gold serpent ring and have had 2 WTF

      • Anonymous

        01 Nov 2018 23:47  

        See I don't get raw infusion. " Raw weapons inflict decent damage without relying on more stat investment than what is needed to wield the weapon", This isn't entirely true. The AR increase is about 20-25% depending on the weapon, and with little stat investment weapons like the LKS and CCS will naturally get decent DMG without this infusion

        • Anonymous

          20 Jul 2018 00:54  

          The info on this page for farming the raw gem says the best way is to kill the crossbow hollow near the bonfire and then refresh. Well surprise, that's absolutely the worst way to farm, considering if you turn around the other direction and go down the stairs there are 15 praying hollows you can mow down in just a few extra seconds. All the raw gems I've ever had to farm have been from those praying hollows, so I can guarantee they do drop them.

          Or follow this page and spend hours tediously bonfire-refreshing one kill at a time for something that drops maybe every 300 kills.

          • Anonymous

            08 Jul 2018 17:43  

            They should buff the raw enchantment to increase buffing items or spells' damage potential. Just a thought.

            • Anonymous

              04 Jan 2018 21:56  

              Idk if it matters, but after farming the "tower on the wall" bonfire for quite some time, a raw gem dropped from the hollow with the lantern that alerts the mobs

              • Anonymous

                01 Oct 2017 18:20  

                Raw gems also make it so weapons don't gain ar for two handing because it takes all of the scaling bonuses away.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Jun 2017 10:54  

                  Im using raw infusion on my 40 faith/40 intelligence build, have 20 str and 18 dex and still get 450ar on my katana with dark weapon buff, removing scaling and buffing your weapon with high inteligence or faith makes its a great choice for builds with no investiment in STR or DEX but still want some good weapon damage, not all weapons scales good with dark or chaos infusion soooooo RAW for the win xDD

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Apr 2017 20:32  

                    EASY FARMING WAY HIGH WALL:
                    Just kill the praying Hollows that dont attack you. They drop the Gem from time to time, although its not common at all.
                    Try your best.

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Apr 2017 23:24  

                      Raw weapons to consider:

                      - Mail breaker
                      - Greataxe
                      - Flamberge
                      - Dragonslayer's Axe
                      - Astora Sword/Longsword/Broadsword

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Jan 2017 06:06  

                        I just infused a raw gem into one of my Lothric Swords. However, according to the stats, it didn't drop the scaling. might it be a bug?

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Oct 2016 14:45  

                          Raw gem easy farming without any rings / equipment to add item discovery: High Wall Lothric go toward the tower shortcut boss, in the direction where there's a crosbow hollow on that small roof, walking the stairs up, theres an axe big hollow, drops them like candy.

                          I tried to thank him but he was too incessant on me checking out his massive axe, and you know how these enthusiastic guys can be, can't let it go...

                          • Anonymous

                            Raw Astora Straight Sword +322 Aug 2016 09:57  

                            Lasted me all the way to Anor Londo whilst conserving materials for other stuff and allowing me to dump points into Faith and Intellect, until I got the Giants Coal for Chaos infusions.

                            • Anonymous

                              Question23 Jul 2016 10:17  

                              I have a question. i am using an Uchigatana and its currently +9 i think? +8 ? should i use a raw gem? i do increase Dex a bit. but would it increase the damage even further? or is it a waste of time and a gem?

                              • Good Weapons with Raw Gem23 Jun 2016 20:20  

                                Spiked maze very high raw damage + Spell buff = insane damage ( you can even stay at 14str/13dex and just use it in two hands)Elonara, flamberge, pickaxe, large club (very underrated, only 15/16str need for two hands, dont rly know tbh) you can try almost evey weapon and go for a strong spell bufffor example spiked maze 14 str 13 dex + 60 faith and Darkmoon blade

                                • Anonymous

                                  Lothric castle drop20 Jun 2016 13:01  

                                  After the lothric castle bobfire there is a spot where 3 naked hollows climb over a ledge to jump you. Got 2 raw gems . Random drop but they drop em

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