Simple Gem is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Simple Gem

simple gem

A gem of infused titanite, said to be an object of infatuation for victims of stunted development.

Used in infusion to create simple weapons.

Simple weapons inflict magic damage and restore FP very gradually, to help even a simpleton muster some mettle.

 

Simple Gem Usage

  • Infuse into a weapon to make it Simple.
  • Simple weapons deal magic damage which scales with Intelligence.
  • Simple weapons also restore FP while the weapon/shield is visible.

 

 

Simple Gem Locations

  • Rare drop from Jailers in Irithyll Dungeon (1%)
  • Irithyll Dungeon on a corpse across the bridge, immediately on the left when going down the stairs, next to 3 jailers and some cage spiders.
  • One dropped by crystal lizard above Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire (which is found by taking the one pathway leading opposite to an elevator shortcut before Anor Londo). It's where the fire-casting undead are at.
  • One in the Painted World of Ariandel, Corvian Settlement. From the Corvian Settlement bonfire, go across the bridge and drop down behind the gated area to the left containing a lever, a Sewer Centipede, and a Simple Gem.

 

 

Notes

  • Requires the Giant's Coal in order to start infusing weapons.
  • FP restoration is only affected by the weapon's upgrade.
    • The FP base regeneration rate for is 1 FP every 5 seconds. (0.2 FP/sec)
    • It decreases by 0.217 seconds per upgrade level. (or increases by 0.015 FP/sec)
    • At +10 it replenishes 1 FP every 2.85 seconds. (0.35 FP/sec)
    • If two Simple weapons +10 are equipped, regeneration rate is a total of 0.7 FP/sec.
  • All weapons and shields have the same FP regeneration rate.
  • It may be a good idea to infuse a parrying item (such as the Buckler, Parrying Dagger, or Caestus in the offhand) with the Simple gem, as you are unlikely to use these items to block actual attacks in a PvP scenario. Therefore, you sacrifice a very small amount of damage absorption in exchange for a small FP regen buff. 

 

 

Trivia

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Upgrade Materials
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    • Anonymous

      It's either this or the candle with 10% multiplicatively stacking damage for sorceries. Pyro/miracles can hold one of these in their offhand, but the regen is so minor that it doesn't really matter anyway.

      • Anonymous

        Almost all the comments are about it's viability in PVP or active gameplay. Nobody ever needs to go to the bathroom or go get a snack? You can't pause the game anyways why not get free FP while you go get stuff done.

        • Anonymous

          this says: "Simple weapons also restore FP while the weapon/shield is visible." so, if you got an offhand-simple weapon, and you use your main weapons two handed, the regen stops?

          • Anonymous

            Ready to start a 15th Save File and plan to try using Simple Infusions with maybe a Greatshield or a Caestus. I’m not much of a Shield kind of guy, given that Bloodborne made me realize why I preferred the faster and offensive playstyle that’s discouraged in PVE, but it’s probably worth giving it another go.

            Maybe this time I can actually beat Lothric & Lorian (Twin Princes) for a 3rd time (I lucked out the first couple times; could never beat them w/o the BKGA) by being defensive in the Second Phase.

            Would any of you ever recommend using Simple on an Offensive weapon alongside Pyromancies/Miracles/Spells?

            • Anonymous

              It decreases by 0.217 seconds per upgrade level. (or increases by 0.015 FP/sec)
              so it's better to upgrade or not this thing, i'm confused, honestly i thought it worked similar as blessed

              • Anonymous

                For me, the Stone Parma works best as a simple infused Shield. You get the regen, it still blocks about 95% physical and you can use your right hand weapon art. Silver Eagle Kite shield is a lighter alternative and regular Kite Shield is If you want to parry. Keep in mind this is only good If you want to use your shields ability.

                • Anonymous

                  What kind of WAs benefit best from this infusion? let's say, for example, I'm at like 3 FP and use spin slash. Would I get the full effect, or does that only work for "buff" WAs like the sunlight SS?

                  • Anonymous

                    If I infuse this on a weapon like the cestus or the sellsword twin blades, will it double the regen when I switch to dual wielding?

                    • Anonymous

                      On my pyro, I usually main a simple kite shield with a chaos longsword. Let's me regen my fp for blasting the tougher enemies in any area at the cost of only a little damage absorption on my shield (drops from 100 physical absorption to 95).

                      • Anonymous

                        I like to put this enchantment on the Executioners Greatsword, put it in the off hand, and use whatever else weapon I prefer at the time/build to spam the WA on easier, without having to give up Estus charges for Mage problems.

                        • Anonymous

                          Simple cestus+ simple javilin

                          Farron ring for -25% WA Cost

                          Only 50% of full WA Fp cost is required to get full effect

                          Free Javelin throw every 8 secs

                          Yeetus Build

                          • Anonymous

                            When I spwan in TRC or any of the other large areas (where you need to run a bit to find the host) I usually equip two simple infused cestus +9 (no need to waste slabs) after casting tears.

                            By the time I find the host, I have already regenerated half my fp (I have 14 attunement, for tears) and quickly swap for any weapon.

                            That's a good way to not waste an ashen flask right away at spawn. Also it can be helpful after running away to recast tears and estus refill when you're basically dry and the host resummoned.

                            • Anonymous

                              Fantastic infusion, works fantastically with low FP WAs and the Farron Ring. Use it with the Ringed Knight Straight Sword or the Frayed Blade on a Weapon Skill shield, works fantastically.

                              • Anonymous

                                This should've added INT scaling and no split damage like the blessed gem, (although it'd be more fitting for the crystal gem because, y'know, crystal in DS1, but this has FP regen like how blessed has HP regen)

                                • Anonymous

                                  People using this gem for the FP regen as mages are retarded. Try using in on a caestus, keep it on your hip, 2-hand a Perseverance WA weapon and start collecting hatemail from the R1 spammers calling you a hacker.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This gem would have been so much better as a sort of raw magic gem, or at least a gem that allowed weapons to do physical damage that scaled with intelligence just like what enchanted did in SotFS I get where they were going with it personally, they tried to mimic the amount of infusions that Demon's Souls provided (they provided 2 types of magic infusions in DeS: crescent and moon, crescent being the one that made your weapon scale entirely with magic and negated all other scalings and gave you magic regen) but where Demon's Souls succeeded (debatable) DS3 flat-out failed with this My suspicions that this gem was meant to be similar in function to moon in DeS is not unfounded either because I notice when I infuse something with simple, the strength or dexterity scaling ends up being a bit higher than with crystal infusion, but that's not saying much as it's only a couple of units in exchange for weaker magic damage

                                    • Anonymous

                                      You know? [0.7/second] is the same energy regen rate on Energy Siphon in Warframe. It’s kinda balanced.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Carthus flame arc costs 30fp and lasts 90 secs. +10 simple infused caestus restores 30fp every 90 secs. Your welcome

                                        • For anyone who still thinks there is no point in reinforcing blessed and simple weapons, for every level, it will restore more per second. For example, an un-reinforced simple caestus would regen 1 Fp every 2.5 seconds. Whereas, a +10 simple Caestus would regen ~5 Fp every 2.5 seconds

                                          • Anonymous

                                            You should not use this to attack as a mage, you should instead either use crystal infusion or crystal magic weapon, however this is incredibly useful on an offhand parry tool or buff tool, the 1 fp every three seconds may not seem like much but in an invasion it can be incredibly useful, ironically mainly for people with low attunement, there will be times in an invasion where the host or his phantoms hold a strong point an refuse to move forward, this lets you replenish yourself in that time, and over the course or the invasion it will add up, it will let you cast force another time, or tears of denial one more time, or a shield breaker WA one more time, especially if you don’t want to waste your estus supply on ashen estus, you no longer just blow it all in one or a few WA’s

                                            • Anonymous

                                              You probably came here looking for the FP regen stuff, but even with two maxed out Simple infused things the regen won't be so great that you'll be able to rely on it to replenish your FP for whatever use you want to give it when compared to an Ashen Estus charge, unless you don't have a very high FP pool to begin with. There's two ways to actually replenish your FP without relying on either the flasks or the infusions, but since the Aldrich Sapphire doesn't do it reliably enough without outright killing your opponent, the Simple infused Lothric War Banner and Handmaid's Dagger combo is what you're looking for: using the Lothric War Banner's WA, then attacking with the Handmaid's Dagger on your offhand replenishes FP at the fastest rate possible. The usage of this in actual gameplay would be best suited for long invasions or a backup in case your Ashen Flasks have run out during PvE. Thoughts?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Atleast with Blessed you can put it on weapons like the Drakeblood, Dragonslayer Axe and Lothric GS. I don't even think there are any Simple equivalents to that, maybe the Drakeblood...? Ill just stick with Moonlight GS

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I’ve noticed that in most weapons the INT scaling is higher for simple than crystal. Does this infusion do more damage than crystal on a pure INT build?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I find the design decisions with this gem pretty funny. Through most of the game you accumulate estus shards so that you can replenish FP...and then almost at the end when you can finally infuse this with its paltry regen rate you're already nearly at maximum estus and not likely to run out of fuel outside of invasions anyway.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Another easy simple gem location is by the Corvian Settlement bonfire. If you go outside from the building, make a left and drop down at the next bridge on the right side. There will be a simple gem there but theres also a spittle witch monster so be careful.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Works well with a non-magic build on an offhand parry tool, since most WAs dont require more than one fp to work. This is quite valuable since you dont need an ashen estus.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The FP regen is very slow compare to the HP regen, Bless regen 2 HP/sec, Simple 1HP/2,85 sec..how can this fair??? Magic Class rely on FP to attack and the FP won't regen itself, while every melee class only need their stamina to keep fighting and even perform weapon art with little FP left..

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I used 2 +10 simple infuse parry daggers on my mage when I don't feel like wasting estus. Really helpful when your helping in other worlds.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So if I smiple infuse Duel wielded weapons does that count as 2 simple weapons?? Meaning .7 FP Regen...Or no

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                For reference, one +10 Simple weapon would take 8.55 seconds to restore enough (3) FP to cast a single Farron Dart. It would take slightly more than two minutes for a Crystal Soul Spear.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  So, I was being invaded at Pontiff, and while I waited for him to come to me (he never did even though I waited in at the arena, I guess he couldn’t see me?) I started using a bunch of random gestures, and when I left the gesture menu, I suddenly had a simple gem. I have no idea why

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    A blessed infusion heals 2hp/sec.
                                                                    However, if you'd use simple infusion and use all FP for healing, the minimum you'd get would be 4hp/s - and that's, for example, from Sacred Chime of Fillianoire weapon art at half the FP required.
                                                                    If used for Warmth spell or high faith Great Heal (for former one could even put on the dusk crown ring for the initial second) the healing output can be - again, averaging several minutes of use - about 11hp/second.

                                                                    In other words buffing Simple infusion and FP regen of it would make Estus obsolete. We'd be back to Dark Souls 1 with 20 estus and 1-10x3 Great Heals healing twice the amount of an Estus Flask.
                                                                    Right now you 'can' make it semi-obsolete, what by dual wielding + OldWolfCurvedSword/Pontiff's Left Eye, 6hp/s from 2xBlessed infusion+Sun Princess Ring, or using 1-2xSimple infusion+optinally dusk crown ring for a Warmth or, with high faith, a good heal. The drawback is that it's slow.
                                                                    Higher FP regen would annihilate that 'slow' and Estus would be used only in an emergency, not as a limited resource you need to manage.
                                                                    My thought is you can thank the healing spells/skills for the necessarily slow FP regen.

                                                                    • It bothers me how it doesn't make Physical scales of Intelligence just like blessed infusion does. It would be way better this way, and more logical since it's the counterpart of blessed.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        the regen scaling down with the level seems to be incorrect, after testing a simple caestus +0 and +10, the difference is twice as fast (form 6 seconds to 3 seconds)

                                                                        • There was a ring in Demon's Souls called the fragrant ring that had the same effect. There was also a the phosphorescent pole weapon that always regenerated mana and could be upgraded. This gem is like a very weak version of those and wish FROM would make it stronger or add a ring that offers FP regen.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            FROM, PLEASE BUFF THIS INFUSION AT LEAST UP TO 1 FP/2 SECONDS ON EACH WEAPON!!! THIS ISN'T EVEN USEABLE ON ANY TYPE OF INT BUILD ASIDE FROM SPAMING GREAT FARRON DART! 2 FP/2 SECONDS WOULDN'T EVEN COME CLOSE TO THE BLESSED INFUSION ON FAITH BUILDS SO I DON'T SEE WHY THIS CAN'T HAPPEN! HELL, I'D LIKE THE TICK RATE TO DROP TO 1.5 SECONDS LIKE BLESSED AT +10, BUT ANYTHING WOULD BE BETTER THAN THIS? SOMEONE SET UP A DAMN PETITION OR CONTACT THEM ABOUT THIS PLEASE! IDK HOW TO... : /

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Simple gem infusion? Perfect for katanas.

                                                                              Currently running a low quality build mixed with sorcery - yet to finish first completion. 18 STR, 24 DEX, 32 INT

                                                                              Simple infusion on Black Blade at +6 gives C rank INT scaling, and unlike Crystal infusion it doesn't completely annihilate physical scaling bonuses :) Solid damage buffs and even damage scaling make it a very stable and reliable option.

                                                                              But best of all? Focus regeneration for weapon arts. I find the katana weapon parry to be the fastest responding parry in the game with the biggest window. Great for skewering Black, Silver and Lothric knights. Quick slice keeps opponents off balance with great lunge, high speed and burst damage potential. DIRT CHEAP WITH SIMPLE INFUSION!!!

                                                                              Guys, there's a reason Crystal becomes available in Farron Keep, but you have to suffer Irithyl and Anor Londo for Simple!

                                                                              • "It is possible to stack FP regen by equiping a Simple infused weapon or shield in each hand, however the regen appears to differ between equipment and thus is difficult to record in this manner. "

                                                                                As I posted in the forums, this is false / no longer the case (although, I did not test every item, so perhaps clarification is needed). It seems though, every item regens at the same rate of ~ 1 FP per 3 seconds. Dual wielding does not change the regen rate, but equipping two items (even two of the same, e.g. two caestus') will double the regen, i.e. instead of it taking ~18 seconds to regen 6 FP it will take 9 seconds to regen said 6 FP when utilizing two items.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  They all give the same fp regen tick rate in my test case scenario (+6 caestus)So is that part of the page that says dual wielding doubles incorrect or is it for +10 only?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    This is a new melee focused iteligence build that i found to be quite effective use caestus +10 with simple infusion, darkmoon blade, or crystal magic weapon with moonlight greatsword or greatsword of judgement with 40 40 vig end 20 str 15 dex with 50 int pour watever stat you want your remaining points in this is a heavily weapon focused build so any rings work but darkmoon ring and wood grain and advised

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      IMO FP regen from simple infusion is too low. 0.35 FP. At the very least it should be double the amount, 0.7 FP/sec.Therefore, I propose two rings dedicated to regenerating FP, the 1st ring for physical builds and the 2nd for magic builds. The rings provide a minimum of 0.1 FP/sec per stat with 3 caps. If you wear the PHYS FP ring, you gain FP/sec for points in STR & DEX. If you wear the MGK FP ring, you get FP/sec for INT & FTH. Luck also forks out FP regen, and equiping both rings doubles the FP regen from LCK.1st soft cap: 25 pts = 0.3 FP/sec2nd sharp cap: 40 pts = 0.4 FP/sec3rd hard cap: 60 pts = 0.6 FP/secSo assuming the build 40/25/10/10/5040 STR = 0.4 FP/sec25 DEX = 0.3 FP/sec10 INT = 0.1 FP/sec10 FTH = 0.1 FP/sec50 LCK = 0.4 FP/secIf the PHYS FP ring were worn alone, that would give a total of 1.1 FP/sec. If the MGK FP ring were worn alone, it would give 0.6 FP/sec. When worn together, FP regen from LCK doubles, so it would be 1.7 FP/sec

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        just equip a simple infused item in off-hand and use the handmaid's dagger the dagger recovers 1 fp per hit and recovers 2 fp if used left handen (off-hand) i have two of them and use the one i my left hand if i'm in battle as a warrior and i use my simple off-hand item and my right handmaid's dagger if i face af big slow enemy so i can spam my fp regen with the daggers quick right handed moveset

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          You will be missed. as of the latest patch this infusion is useless for pvp you're better off with a blessed infusion now for pvp.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            "As weapon skills do not actually require the full amount of FP to use, Simple infusions are extraordinarily helpful to continue using your weapon skills with maximum effectiveness. For weapons that suffer greatly without any remaining FP, a Simple infused offhand can allow continuous use of weapon skills" That is no longer the case as of recent update

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              As of the patch 1.05, weapon skills no longer can work with 1 FP. I haven't tested many weapons, but sunlight straight sword buff no longer works, which is an unfortunate loss for this character.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Exactly where it says it is in the dungeon. right down the stairs when you cross the bridge coming from!the bonfire and its in the first cell" youll see to the left. bewary of baby dragon

                                                                                                • In case anyone wanted to know the best shields to infuse for simple or blessed:Stone Greatshield (if you can manage the weight)Lothric Knight Shield (lightweight alternative)

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I'm not going out of my way to get the gems for it, but I would like whatever the person who made that edit is smoking.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Hey, i'll be posting that here since there isn't much people passing on this page but...Using an off-hand with this allow you to throw a weapon art every 3 seconds or so, with that single FP you just regained...Just sayin'... Use your newfound power wisely, it would be a shame if such a strong thing ended up in every players hands...

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        With no way to increase it? Like.. Upgrading the weapon doesn't increase the regen rate? *****. And here I thought this might be a good supplement to a mage like the DeS version..

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I buy a cheap dagger and infuse it with this gem.When I'm wanting to save on Magic, I put the dagger in my left and let my focus recharge...at a snails pace but better then nothing.Highly recommend this tactic it for spell casters. It works out but very slow.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            ME NEED BRAIN-simple weapon-I doth now understand how thou shalt use thine simple weapon.It beith a weapon of great virtue, to aid a sorcerer in thine war-waging.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Would the effect stack with or over ride the effect an item such as a shield may have, because if not then you could infuse the grass crest shield with this and have both stamina and fp regen without using a ringslot for either, which would kinda be abusing a game mechanic, and if this does work, would not be surprised if they patch it pretty quickly upon its discovery.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                it look's like you get 1 FP/5sec, pr. item.And the effect are not present, if it isn't the item in your hand.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Can anyone actually test whether you gain the FP regen while your shield or weapon is equipped, but on your back?

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