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

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    • Anonymous

      Why can’t you just buy these from the handmaiden after getting the gravewarden ashes, or any of the other infusion gems for that matter? I sure hope if infusion returns in Elden Ring we’ll just be able to ****ing buy them.

      • Anonymous

        "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." makes it seem a lot less viable than it really is.

        I got 2 sharp gems from those 2 skeletons in less than 20 runs while wearing the CoA(varice).

        So if you are farming these for the first time, just put on a short podcast and you will get several by the time it finishes.


        • Anonymous

          If you have the ashes of ariandel DLC, go there with gold serpent ring and a mace (or any weapon w/ perseverance) and travel to the corvian settlement and fight the corvian knight you fight before the bonfire, and use perseverance to make it a cakewalk. Drops large and sharp gems somewhat commonly.

          • Anonymous

            took me nearly 2 hours to farm the 2 sharp gems i needed from the skellys to the right of the catacombs bonfire. (360 item discovery)

            in that time i also got:
            15 swords
            10 shields
            5 shackles
            160 small shards
            29 large shards
            and ~12 embers

            why tf cant you just buy them

            • Anonymous

              Drops aren't always great.. rng is bs.. I reload after a nothing spree... Recommend all item discovery equipment

              • Anonymous

                Can confirm that they still drop from the Red-eyed skellies in Catacombs, albeit with an incredibly low drop rate. Took 40 runs killing all 8 skellies to get my first gem. Ironically I got two sharp gems in the same run. Don't forget to stock up on rusted coins.

                • Anonymous

                  Whether we like it or not it's the most useful gem.. great ar on most weps and won't need the 2 hand to amp up DMG... So I co sign having to earn them

                  • Anonymous

                    Say what you want about dks2, but at least they were generous with infusion materials with the option to buy more if you want. Farming these without the dlc is near impossible

                    • Anonymous

                      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

                        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

                          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

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