Refined Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Refined Gem

"A gem of infused titanite.

Forged in the weapons of Lothric knights.

Used in infusion to create refined weapons.

Refined weapons are difficult to wield properly, and scale effectively with strength and dexterity."


Refined Gem Usage

  • Used in infusion to create Refined Weapons.
  • Refined weapons have a balanced, mid range, of Strength and Dexterity scaling.



Refined Gem Locations





  • Refined weapons are often the best Infusion choice for high level characters who have invested heavily in both strength and dexterity. 
  • Most weapons have a scaling leaned to one stat (either str or dex). Compare attack rating loss and gains on different infusions before applying them.
  • No weapon in the game using a refined gem will achieve above B scaling, keep this in mind when choosing a weapon as another gem might benefit the weapon more.



  • Refined weapons are similar to the Quality upgrade in Demon's Souls. 


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  ♦  Raw 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

      03 May 2021 17:47  

      Under NOTES it says "When comparing AR at Blacksmith Andre for infusions, be aware that the damage increase that will occur by two handing a weapon is not taken into account."

      This is incorrect and needs to be updated. If you are two-handing your weapon, the two-handed stats will be shown. If you are one-handing, it shows the one-handed stats. As soon as you upgrade or infuse a weapon that is equipped, the game will shift to a one-handed stance (presumably because the weapon's ID changed and there's some sort of backside unequip/re-equip going on).

      • Anonymous

        26 Nov 2019 13:46  

        if you guys running a quality build with varaties of weapon I suggest you farm this on twin princess bonfire then outside 3 lothric knights, throw a alluring skull in the middle stairs, use rapport and let them kill each other, stack item discovery as much as possible, having 2 crystal sage, gold ring +3, mimic helm and popping up rusted coins, you'll get like 470+ item discovery! this can be done within 50secs.

        • Anonymous

          04 Sep 2019 00:50  

          I farm these at Dragon Barracks bonfire. Run up the stairs, do a 180, backstab/beat the crap out of the red eyed spear wielding lothric knight. Rinse and repeat. Safest and easiest place to farm these by far.

          • Anonymous

            02 Jul 2018 12:26  

            The stairs in front of Twin Princes is a good spot to farm. 367 item discovery I have gotten 3 refined gems after around 30 mins. Also getting some lightning gems and titanite chunks.

            • Anonymous

              17 Apr 2018 18:31  

              The Blue Knight next to emma does indeed drop Refined Gems, but it took like 7 kills to net 1 Refined Gem for me.

              • Anonymous

                04 Jan 2018 01:10  

                i went searching high and low through the grand archives before looking at the grand archives map on this website. i can't find a crystal lizard that drops the refined gem. i guess i'm off to go farm.

                • Anonymous

                  27 Aug 2017 03:44  

                  "They can be farmed from the Red Eyed Lothric Knight outside of the Dancer of the Boreal Bonfire. Just a very rare drop. Stack as much discovery as possible." First try baby xD

                  • Anonymous

                    10 May 2017 00:04  

                    Level 37. Been farming that dumb blue-caped knight in the High Wall of Lothric for 2 hours. Nothing. As I've just arrived at the Cathedral of the Deep, I rolled through AoA all the way to Captain's Ashes on the top of that tower on my first try. Should have done that at the beginning. 3 refined gems on top of the initial guaranteed drop from that knight is more than enough for early-to-mid game.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Apr 2017 05:20  

                      Probably ideal to mention that for those with Ariandel, the captain's ashes allow you to buy 3 for 5000 a pop. As for why the bigstrong guys with their bigstrong weapons would allow for anything even remotely dex is beyond me. Either way, you can stop farming now.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Apr 2017 23:42  

                        I went to kill the red eyed knight outside dancer and whats ya know, he also drops a refined gem, what are the chances pf that?

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Feb 2017 00:28  

                          with 314 item discovery, I managed to get 8 sets of lothric knight armour before I got a refined gem from the red eyed knight for the second time so unless I was very unlucky, the drop rate is incredibly low.

                          • 08 Jan 2017 01:44  

                            Confirmed guaranteed drop from the Blue Red Eyed Knight in High Wall of Lothric, once every first kill in a New Game.
                            Droprate from the same knight is roughly 5-8% with 310 Item Discovery per kill. Farmable from either Vordt of the Boreal Valley or Dancer of the Boreal Valley bonfire.

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Jan 2017 11:32  

                              Page mentions that it is dropped from Lothric Knights in Lothric Castle, unsure of whether this specifically refers to the Red-Eyed one at the beginning or just to the Blue Armor Red-Eye variants, but otherwise this absolutely can't be true. Killed 100 of them and no drop, also the page for Lothric Knights doesn't list these as a drop.

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