Sharp Gem is a 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)



Sharp Gem Farming Guide


  • 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.




  • 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

      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

            • Anonymous

              22 Sep 2017 14:49  

              It dropt from red-eyed skeleton mobs BUT only after 15 mins of farming with 290 item discovery ( seal of avarice + 40 luck + golden serpeant ring ). It is an ultra rare drop indeed.

              • Anonymous

                18 Sep 2017 05:22  

                those greataxe wielding undead in High Wall of Lothric dropped a raw gem, not sure about a sharp.. soo far nothing.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Aug 2017 19:19  

                  Can someone add that you can use hidden body + Slumbercrest ring/Spook to just walk up to the crystal lizard and spawn at it from Dilapitated bridge?

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Jul 2017 10:44  

                    Sharp is actually better than refined or strength in a lot of cases now like if you have minimum requirements for strength to weird the zwiehander but 75 dex and sharp infuse it gets 30+ ar when the reverse is done but with a heavy infusion also a broadsword at 20/75 str/dex with sharp infusion it gets 478 ar

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Jun 2017 21:26  

                      So, the corvian settlement is by far the better place to farm these gems than the catacombs. I got 3 gems in the catacombs after about 30 min farming there. In corvian settlement I killed the corvian knight with the rapier, who is near the bonfire. I got 6/14 gems, it cost me about 15 min. It's harder, but a lot faster. I equipped a sharp ifused lothric knight sword +10 and stacked as much poise as I could. I had in both places an item discovery of 423. Good luck farming.

                      • Anonymous

                        18 Jun 2017 09:29  

                        another good place to farm sharp gems is in the corvian settlement. corvian knights drop them. knights are normally a pain, but are affected by rapport so use this on them and have your way with 'em.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 May 2017 23:59  

                          Something to think about: For dex builds using two-handed weapons, you may be better off stacking a bit of strength and infusing refined. Strength scaling increases by 50% when two-handing. I found early on when I was trying to decide between sharp and refined on the great scythe, if I was two handing it the AR was better if I used refined scaling over sharp, even with much more dex than str.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Apr 2017 07:28  

                            To anybody that wants to know, you can use Rapport on the Corvian Knights, which makes the farming process incredibly easier since they'll just stand there and let you backstab them until the effect runs out.

                            • Anonymous

                              01 Apr 2017 03:45  

                              Whenever I infuse a weapon it always says that sharp is the best at 40/40 str/dex. Did they get buffed or is sharp better than refined?

                              • Anonymous

                                28 Feb 2017 23:39  

                                Just farmed these from the crow knight with the claws under the bridge right in front of the corvian settlement, in around 20 mins he dropped 4 sharp gems, large titanite shards and chunks. I dont know the drop rate of the crow quills´s knight but this is fast and safer way to farm these gems.

                                • Anonymous

                                  07 Feb 2017 11:38  

                                  You can update the place to get the Sharp Gem, I luckily got a Sharp Gem on the dancing/jumping Skeletons in the Catacombs of Carthus next to the Skeleton that shoots fire arrows. That's the place I farm large tartanite too


                                  • Anonymous

                                    02 Feb 2017 04:43  

                                    If a weapon with a high strength requirement and a low dex requirement would The weapon scale better with strength or dex

                                    • Anonymous

                                      12 Dec 2016 14:19  

                                      Don't even bother farming these if you don't have the dlc. It's so impossible to get them to drop from the carthus skeletons that it isn't worth it. Once you can farm the corvian knights just do it there. I have like 10 gold coins and I know they drop like rain drops from those suckas

                                      • Anonymous

                                        06 Dec 2016 19:15  

                                        If farming the rapier Knight gives you trouble you can always farm the Claw guy in the river and bone back to the Corvian Settlement bonfire right next to him

                                        • Anonymous

                                          29 Oct 2016 00:50  

                                          I found a new spot for farming which is better then the carthus one (imo). Just go to the Crowdemon-Settlementbonfire in the dlc and kill the big rapier crow a buch of times.
                                          I did this for 30min with full lootequip (goldserpentring, mimichelm, chrystal rapierin off hand and i used a coin every second time) and got 6 shards. Thats only 5min/shard!!!!! Also keep in mind that i also died multiple times during these 30min. But after i got the hang of it it became quite easy.
                                          I started with the ceastus and tried to stunlock them with l1. But he seem quite resistant to something like that so i ended up using a sharp dagger, circling to their
                                          left (where they hold their knifes) and backstab him. This worked a lot better for me although you had to stay very close for the attcks to miss.
                                          A bleed dagger could also work but i didnt try that just me guessing. I hope this helps all those struggling to get shards form these carthus skellies.

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