Sharp Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.



Sharp Gem Effect

  • Infuse into a weapon to make Sharp weapon.
  • Lowers the base damage on weapons, but gives them a higher Dexterity scaling.
  • Does not prevent resins/buffing the infused weapon.
  • Farron Coal must be given to Blacksmith Andre to unlock sharp infusions.



Where to Find Sharp Gem

  • Most commonly drops from both talon and rapier crows in Painted World of Ariandel DLC. To farm the most effective way just warp to Corvian Settlement bonfire and jump down to the river where the talon crow ambushes you by dropping down from the ceiling. You can kill him twice before rusted coin buff runs out if you are fast enough. Uncommon drop ().
  • Drops from Red-Eyed curved sword wielding Skeletons at Catacombs of Carthus bonfire (Turn left after the skeleton ball, these enemies are after the rats). Ultra-Rare drop.
  • Drops from Red-Eyed curved sword+shield Skeletons just before Catacombs of Carthus bonfire. (From the bonfire, turn RIGHT, kill the two skeletons, repeat cycle.) Ultra-Rare drop.
  • Also drops from shotel wielding Carthus Skeletons. Rare drop
  • 1x found at Catacombs of Carthus (Video).
  • 1x from a Crystal Lizard, near the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire (where the invader spawns), in Undead Settlement. Note: Lizard may escape as you spawn, instead try coming from Undead Settlement bonfire (video location).
  • 1x from a Crystal Lizard on the rooftops in The Grand Archives (the spot where there are two lizards and giant gargoyles in the area)



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  • Sharp infusions are worse for the weapon's base damage than Heavy infusions, but less severe than Refined infusions.
  • Infusing degrades Strength scaling, but doesn't nullify it.
  • most sharp infusable weapons have a 4 components slope regarding return on investment in dexterity : steep positive slope up to 40; slow positive slope between 40 and 60; very steep positive slope between 60 and 83-84; very slow positive until 99.




  • The function of this gem is similar to the Bladestone 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  ♦  Refined Gem  ♦  Sage's Coal  ♦  Shriving Stone  ♦  Simple Gem  ♦  Titanite Chunk  ♦  Titanite Scale  ♦  Titanite Shard  ♦  Titanite Slab  ♦  Transposing Kiln

    • Anonymous

      25 Jun 2020 10:20  

      Just got 1 in 3 tries only with a rusted coin right before catacombs of carthus bonfire, I think my item discovery was 159

      • Anonymous

        02 Jun 2020 08:06  

        I see people complaining about how many heavy gems you have in dark souls 3 while you only have 3 guaranteed sharp gems and the farmable drops are all ultra-rare until you reach painted world of ariandel and if you dont have DLC (believe me, many people dont have it) you won't even get past the ultra-rare... *sigh* i guess even miyazaki hates the dexterity builds :(

        • Anonymous

          12 Apr 2020 12:31  

          Ik im late to this but if you use a +10 dragonslayers axe from Creighton and use a lightning buff on it you can melt through the corvian knights HP

          • 16 Jan 2020 22:55  

            Edit: Right after posting I forgot to add I am also wearing Symbol of Avarice. Right after posting the previous comment I got 3 in a row. Drops are definitely inconsistent.

            • 16 Jan 2020 22:52  

              With 99 luck and 515 Item discovery (99 luck, crystal sage rapier, gold serpent +3, and rusted coin) the drop rate for Sharp Gems seems to be about 1/6. I'd say roughly around 15% - 20%.

              • Anonymous

                18 Sep 2019 07:31  

                Farm these from the first Corvian Knight in AoA, the one a stone's throw away from the Settlement bonfire. You can farm them at low soul-level if you're good at parrying. Three ripostes with a deep or fire infused +3 dagger will kill them (or almost kill them) WITHOUT the hornet ring. I got 9 gems in an hour of farming without even using the Symbol of Avarice (210 item discovery). I pity people that had to farm these gems in the Catacombs before AoA's release.

                • Anonymous

                  31 Aug 2019 11:56  

                  "1x from a Crystal Lizard on the rooftops in The Grand Archives (the spot where there are two lizards and giant gargoyles in the area" This is wrong. The lizard up the stairs from the first Sage encounter drops the crystal gem. The rooftop ones drop a Sharp and Heavy Gem

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Aug 2019 12:48  

                    If you don't want to fight the Talon Crow head-on during your farming of the sharp gem, pyromancy is one way to go. Be sure to attune Toxic Mist and a powerful fire spell (like Great Chaos Fire Orb or Chaos Bed Vestiges). Use Toxic Mist while the crow is still hanging upside down, then follow up with a fire spell. Don't drop down into the river but keep the high ground. The crow can't reach you there, but you can reach it with your fire. Just make sure not to stand too close to the edge when casting, you might accidentally fall off and become Talon Crow's *****. It may not be the fastest method, but it's relatively safe.

                    • Anonymous

                      03 May 2019 17:11  

                      ok folks. Here’s the the deal: farm the crow with the claws that is hanging upside down from the bridge. you will see it directly to your right when you exit the house from the corvian settlement bonfire (i.e. DO WHAT THE WIKI SAYS). Do NOT try to farm the rapier crow. he is a *****. farm the claw crow ONLY, then run back the the bonfire. Repeat ad nauseam. I got 9, NINE sharp gems in 1 hour. 9 in One. with only 168 item find. So easy, feels good. Rapier crow is the rapiest crow. he will rape you with his crow cock. Claw crow will have you crawlin’ back for more. More Sharp Gem to be precise. Just the sharpest. you can even see in the picture. they are pointy. #MeTooRapierCrows

                      • Anonymous

                        24 Jan 2019 22:49  

                        NICE, got 3 on 3 tries at Corvian settlement, farming with rusted coin, crystal sage´s rapier and corvetus golden serpent ring +3 :D I am set for life.

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Sep 2018 06:08  

                          Drop is so inconsistent. I got one out of maybe 50 attempts over the weekend then tonight I got large shards twice, a chunk, then 2 sharp gems in a row, another l shard and then a 3rd sharp gem in 10-15 minutes with only gold ring+3 and rusted coins

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Sep 2018 00:42  

                            I would like to have words with the idiot at FromSoft who input these drop rates. Those words will have plenty of expletives.

                            • Anonymous

                              09 Aug 2018 14:44  

                              with 325 item discovery, i got 0 sharp gems from 20 minutes of farming the corvian rapier crows. feels sad

                              • Anonymous

                                05 Jan 2018 22:35  

                                Undead Settlement right after the 2nd fat caster sitting on an archway above the middle of the street after you grab the titinite shard from his area and you go down and to the roof tops on the right you have to be fast there is 1x small crystal lizard that starts to scurry as soon as you jump on to the rooftops.

                                • Anonymous

                                  03 Oct 2017 15:59  

                                  sharp infused causes adding dex from 60-75 to add around 2-3 ar per dex for most if not all infusable pure quality weapons such as the longsword,lothric knight greatsword,greatsword,greatlance,lucerene,halberd and caestus
                                  In testing this I have found for many of these weapons leveling minimum str and going 40 dex actually strangely provides more AR than 40/40 refined

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