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Dark Souls II Upgrade Guide

Upgrade Guide







The upgrade system in all Souls games often proves confusing to new players, and Dark Souls II tweaks the system yet again with new shard requirements and upgrade stones. Listed below are all upgrade materials, where to find them, and what effects they have on equipment.



Upgrade Items

*Though not listed here, be on the look out for crystal lizards, as they often drop important upgrade materials*



Titanite Shard (reinforce standard equipment to +3)
  • Sold by Blacksmith Lenigrast and Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Undead Steelworkers (Harvest Valley/Earthen Peak)
  • Dropped by Skeletons (Harvest Valley)
  • Dropped by Undead Peasants (Brightstone Cove Tseldora)
  • Found in various chests/corpses in Lost Bastille, Majula, Forest of Fallen Giants, Harvest Valley, and Brightstone Cove Tseldora.



Large Titanite Shard (reinforce standard equipment to +6)

  • Sold by Steady Hand McDuff and Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Coal Tar (Black Gulch)
  • Dropped by Ironclad Soldiers (Iron Keep)
  • Dropped by Undead Steelworkers (Harvest Valley)
  • Dropped by Parasitized Undead (Brightstone Cove Tseldora)
  • Dropped by Gyrm Warriors (Door of Pharros)
  • Found in various chests/corpses in Forest of Fallen Giants, Lost Bastille, No-Man's Wharf, Harvest Valley, Iron Keep, and Brightstone Cove Tseldora.



Titanite Chunk (reinforce standard equipment to +9)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Coal Tar (Glack Gulch)
  • Dropped by Gyrm Warriors (Doors of Pharros)
  • Dropped by Undead Peasants (Brightstone Cove Tseldora)
  • Found in various chests/corpses in Forest of Fallen Giants, Harvest Valley, Shaded Woods, Doors of Pharros, Brightstone Cove Tseldora, the Gutter, and Undead Crypt.



Titanite Slab (reinforce standard equipment to +10)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Prowling Magus and Congregation boss (Brightstone Cove Tseldora)
  • Dropped by Stone Soldiers (Drangleic Castle)
  • Dropped by Stone Knights (King's Passage)
  • Found in secret room in Forest of Fallen Giants (chest).



Twinkling Titanite (reinforce special equipment to +5)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Flexile Sentry (Shaded Woods)
  • Dropped by Amana Shrine Maidens (Shrine of Amana)
  • found in various chests/corpses in Lost Bastille, Earthen Peak, Iron Keep, Shaded Woods, Doors of Pharros, Brightstone Cove Tseldora, The Gutter, Drangleic Castle, King's Passage, Shrine of Amana, Undead Crypt, Forest of Fallen Giants, Dragon Aerie, and Dragon Shrine.



Petrified Dragon Bone (reinforce boss equipment to +5)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Giant Basilisk (Shaded Woods)
  • Dropped by Dragon Acolytes (Aldia's Keep)
  • Dropped by Guardian Dragons (Dragon Aerie)
  • Dropped by Mimic (Dragon Shrine)
  • Dropped by Ancient Dragon (Dragon Shrine)
  • Found in various chests/corpses in Lost Bastille, Iron Keep, Shaded Woods, Doors of Pharros, Black Gulch, Shrine of Amana, Undead Crypt, Aldia's Keep, and Dragon Aerie.

Infusion Stones







Dark Souls II introduces an infusion mechanic, in which the following stones can be applied to equipment in order to change its properties. First the player must find the Dull Ember (in Iron Keep) and give it to Steady Hand McDuff.



Bleed Stone (Add bleed effect, reducing physical damage/scaling)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Basilisks
  • Dropped by Lizardmen (Shrine of Amana)
  • Dropped by Undead Supplicant (Shrine of Amana)
  • Found in Sinner's Rise behind an illusory wall.



Boltstone (Add lightning damage/scaling, reduce physical)

  • Sold by Blue Sentinel Targray
  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Basilisks



Darknight Stone (Add dark damage/scaling, reduce physical)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Leydia Pyromancers (Undead Crypt)
  • Dropped by Basilisks
  • Found in chest in Undead Crpyt.



Faintstone (Add magic damage/scaling, reduce physical)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Leydia Pyromancers (Undead Crypt)
  • Dropped by Basilisks
  • Found in chest in Doors of Pharos and on a corpse in Dragon Shrine.



Firedrake Stone (Add fire damage/scaling, reduce physical)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Lion Clan Warriors (Shaded Woods)
  • Dropped by Ironclad Warriors (Iron Keep)
  • Dropped by Basilisks
  • Dropped by Iron Warriors
  • Found near Flame Salamdner in Forest of Fallen Giants.



Magic Stone (Add Intelligence scaling)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Desert Sorceresses (Earthen Peak)
  • Dropped by Gyrm Warriors (Doors of Pharros)
  • Dropped by Leydia Witches (Undead Crypt)
  • Dropped by Basilisks
  • Found in chest in Undead Crypt.



Old Mundane Stone (Gain a special scaling with smallest stat, but lose physical damage/scaling)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Gyrm Warriors
  • Dropped by Primal Knights
  • Dropped by Undead Steelworkers



Palestone (Remove infusions)

  • Dropped by Old Knights (Heide's Tower of Flame)
  • Dropped by Stone Trader Chloanne



Poison Stone (Add poison effect, reduce physical damage/scaling)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Basilisks.
  • Dropped by Undead Supplicants (Shrine of Amana)
  • Dropped by Razorback Nightcrawlers (Black Gulch)
  • Found in Earthen Peak and a chest in Harvest Valley.



Raw Stone (Increase base damage, reduce physical scaling)

  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne
  • Dropped by Basilisks
  • Found in a chest in Harvest Valley.