Titanite Scale is an Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 3.

Titanite Scale

Titanite altered by a soul.

Reinforces soul-transposed weapons to +4.

Weapons forged by souls transposition can only be reinforced by titanite of the same kind. In rare cases, Crystal Lizards devour souls, growing to monstrous proportion and leaving these great scales."


Titanite Scale Usage

  • Reinforces all Soul-Transposed Weapons to +4.
  • Also reinforces some other unique weapons listed at the bottom of the page.
  • 15 scales required in total to get a weapon to +4:
    • 1 scale for +1
    • 2 scales for +2
    • 4 scales for +3
    • 8 scales for +4 

Titanite Scale Locations

  • Can be purchased infinitely from Shrine Handmaiden for 20,000 souls each after obtaining the Dragon Chaser's Ashes from Archdragon Peak.
  • 3x Bought from Greirat for 16,000 souls each, if he returns alive from his second expedition. If he doesn't survive, his ashes make the scales purchasable from the shrine maiden. (note: step must be complete, killing Greirat before this step does not give the scales)
  • Dropped by Rock Lizard in Archdragon Peak (rare drop).


  • 5x at Cemetery of Ash:
  • 2x at Farron Keep: dropped by a Giant Crystal Lizard, in the shortcut between the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire and Crucifixion Woods.
  • 1x at Cathedral of the Deep: dropped by a Giant Crystal Lizard outside the cathedral down by the moat. At the base of the hall with the giants, there's a door that leads outside. Jump off the ledge and go through the gap to get out and it will be to the right,
  • 1x in Smouldering Lake: found in the catacomb maze under the lake, in the room with the Basilisks.
  • 1x in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley: found on a corpse before the Silver Knight archers, after the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire. It's on top of the building that hides the entrance to the Water Reserve bonfire.
  • 3x in Irithyll Dungeon:
    • 1x dropped by a Crystal Lizard in a hallway near the first exit.
    • 2x dropped by a Mimic chest in a side passage on the lower level with many Jailers.
    • Dropped by Wretch (rare drop)
  • 3x in Consumed King's Garden:
    • 1x found on a corpse under the staircase, in the shortcut area that leads back to the start of the level.
    • 2x found in two chests in the same room, after the Oceiros bonfire.
  • 4x in Untended Graves: 2x dropped by each of 2 Giant Crystal Lizards in Untended Graves (in the same location as the Lizards in Cemetery of Ash).
  • 10x in Lothric Castle:
    • 1x found in a chest near the Dragons, guarded by an Outrider Knight.
    • 1x found on a corpse under the right-hand Dragon (seen from dragon barracks), the dragon has to be killed to reach it.
    • 3x dropped by a Mimic chest, at the back of the dark room at the top of the stairs, after the dragons.
    • 1x found on the balcony outside the dark room with the mimic. (Temp Video timestamp 1h 11m)
    • 1x found in a chest, in the chapel with a shortcut lift, right next to the Dragonslayer Armour boss.
    • 3x found in a chest in the Warriors of Sunlight covenant room.
  • 13x in Grand Archives:
    • 1x found on a body at the top of a bookcase, in the corner of the room with the giant wax basin.
    • 1x to the left at the top of the staircase, in the dark room past the large wax basin.
    • 1x on top of a bookcase beside the shortcut ladder on the second floor, drop down to it from the balcony above.
    • 1x in a corner of the room with the illusory wall hiding the Outrider Knight, past the Crystal Sage's second location.
    • 1x behind a bookcase next to the ladder leading down to the bridge, in the room with the illusory wall.
    • 2x dropped by a Crystal Lizard on a bookcase near the large wax basin, drop down from the bridge to reach it.
    • 3x in a chest in the room with several Scholars above the first shortcut lift, the area where Orbeck's body can be found.
    • 3x on a roof outside the Crystal Sage's second location, next to where Greirat's Ashes may appear, jump down to it from the area with the Corvians.
  • 9x at Archdragon Peak:
    • 2x on 2 separate corpses, up the left stairs after the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum bonfire, on the outside near a Rock Lizard.
    • 1x from a corpse up the stairs from the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum bonfire, outside of where two Serpent Men ambush the player.
    • 3x in a chest near a Crystal Lizard right before the second Wyvern, before the Great Belfry bonfire.
    • 3x dropped by the Wyvern past the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum
  • The Ringed City:
    • Rare drop from Ringed Knight
    • 1x The Dreg Heap after the second bonfire in a fallen tower.
    • 1x After the shortcut at the Ringed City Streets Bonfire, where you drop down to the Dragonhead Greatshield.
    • 2x At the first hole after the Bridge where you first encounter Midir.


Titanite Scales are also used to reinforce the following non-soul transposed weapons/shields:


  • It looks very similar to Demon Titanite from Dark Souls, and also serves the same purpose.
  • In DS2, the function of Demon Titanite was taken over by Petrified Dragon Bone, explaining this demon dragon scale.
  • It costs 300,000 Souls to purchase 15 titanite scales, which is the required amount to upgrade to + 4.


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  ♦  Sharp Gem  ♦  Shriving Stone  ♦  Simple Gem  ♦  Titanite Chunk  ♦  Titanite Shard  ♦  Titanite Slab  ♦  Transposing Kiln

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    • Anonymous

      21 Feb 2021 21:09  

      looted the chests in the area with the outrider k***ht and i only got twinkling titanite, is there a illusionary wall somewhere?

      • Anonymous

        20 Jun 2020 02:16  

        I made a short video showcasing what I believe to be the most effective (and safe) method for farming these. Involves a Dragonslayer Greataxe, +5 idealy but lesser still does the trick. Warp to Great Belfry bonfire, and rush to the stairs with the 4 Rock Lizards. Just as you exit into the open aggro all 4 rock lizards by standing at the edge of the right level/floor thing. Pull back so they stack against the short wall. Walk again and use WA from above. You can safely and efficiently cheese all 4 of them if you stack them right. So walk, aggro, stack, WA, pull back from fire, walk again, WA until they die. You can do you it in 3-5 strikes depending on the level of reinforcement. I'd put this info on the wiki along with the actual video butI don't know how to edit the wiki.

        • Anonymous

          13 Oct 2019 20:17  

          There is a titanite scale drop on the way from pontiff to anor londo above the Aldritch Faithful covenant room overlooking the giants

          • Anonymous

            01 Jun 2019 16:01  

            should probably remove the "3x" in irithyll dungeon considering it's a rare drop and not a guaranteed find.

            • Anonymous

              22 Aug 2018 13:10  

              i figured out if the wretches drop the titanite scale. and they dont. i downloaded a trainer thing called Infinity or as its called now Wemod and it has a trainer for a***** ton of games and it has one for Dark Souls III and it had a item discovery hack in there. so i tried it and i killed about 20 of those baby faced demons (wretches) and none of em dropped a titanite scale.

              • Anonymous

                30 Jul 2018 14:33  

                In case nobody has pointed it out, the Earth Seeker should be added to the list of non-boss weapons upgraded with titanite scales. Not sure how to edit and too lazy to find out haha

                • Anonymous

                  16 Jul 2018 11:11  

                  From a recent playthrough, I have consistently been getting scales from the Overgrown Lothric Knight in Dreg Heap. From the first to the second bonefire, I have been able to get at least 4 scales per run by killing all the Overgrown Lothric Knights I run into.
                  Scales drop from any ‘common enemies’ from earlier stages in Dreg Heap I believe, since I have also been consistantly getting scales from Thralls as well.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Mar 2018 05:17  

                    There are 4 titanite scales In the area where midir first appears, the first 2 are on a corse at the end of a tunnel, the same one an undead cleric is hiding in, the other 2 are on a corpse below the path just before the mini catacombs area entrance. There is also a cystal lizard not far from the shared grave bonfire that drops a scale and a twinkling.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Apr 2017 21:32  

                      Titanite scale right after demon prince boss fight in ringed city, behind you after you are carried by the demons

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Jul 2016 07:10  

                        Could someone please fix the error "...with the single exception of the Cleric's Candlestick well as some other weapons..." It's a contradiction. I won't because I am just too lazy to go and start. Thanks n' much love.

                        • Anonymous

                          03 May 2016 13:31  

                          Today I found out, that they are acutally very easy to farm. I wonder if they nerf it on the long run https://youtu.be/H21_Y7YtGwE

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