Infusion

Weapons, shields and spell tools can be enhanced through infusion, which adds elemental damage and/or modifies the attribute bonuses.

Infusions are conducted by Blacksmith Andre in Firelink Shrine or at any Bonfire.

Weapon Infusions

Weapons require gems to infuse, and Shriving Stones to remove the infusion.

Infusion Gem Used Effect
Lethal Lethal Gem Boosts Strength and Dexterity scaling.
Adds 10 additional Critical.
Effect: reduces weapon and spell Stamina Consumption by 15%.
Poison Poison Gem Adds Poison aux.
Reduces weapon scaling.
Blood Blood Gem Adds Bleed aux.
Reduces weapon scaling.
Curse Curse Gem Adds Curse aux.
Reduces weapon scaling.
Frost Frost Gem Adds Frost aux.
Reduces weapon scaling.
Magic Magic Gem Adds Magic damage with Intelligence scaling.
Effect: absorbs X% FP on hit. X depends on weapon type.
Fire Fire Gem Adds Fire damage, reduces all weapon scaling to 0.
Effect: reduces Fire absorption by 1% for 5 seconds. Stacks.
Lightning Lightning Gem Adds Lightning damage with Faith scaling.
Effect: reduces enemy Armor Poise by 50% for 5 seconds on hit. Does not stack.
Dark Dark Gem Adds Dark damage with Intelligence and Faith scaling.
Effect: absorbs X HP on hit. X depends on weapon type.
Lucky Lucky Gem Adds Luck scaling.
Effect: increases Item Discovery by 25 and grants 10% more Souls gained from defeated enemies.
Enchanted Enchanted Gem Adds Physical damage with Intelligence scaling.
Effect: grants 2 FP every second.
Holy Holy Gem Adds Physical damage with Faith scaling.
Effect: grants 5% bonus damage against Undead enemies and regenerates 3 HP every second.
Blunt Blunt Gem Increases Strength scaling.
Effect: increases Stamina Damage by 25% and Equipment Load by 10%.
Sharp Sharp Gem Increases Dexterity scaling.
Effect: consecutive attacks boost damage, up to 15%.

General effects from Magic and Dark infusions per weapon class

Weapon Class HP on Hit FP on Hit
Daggers 5 2
Straight Swords 5 2
Greatswords 10 4
Ultra Greatswords 15 6
Curved Swords 5 2
Curved Greatswords 10 4
Thrusting Swords 5 2
Katanas 5 2
Axes 5 2
Greataxes 15 6
Hammers 5 2
Great Hammers 15 6
Spears/Pikes 10 4
Halberds 10 4
Reapers 10 4
Whips 5 4
Fists 5 4
Claws 5 4
Battlestaves 10 4
Sidearms / Cannons 5 2
Torches 5 2

Shield Infusions

Shields require Infusing Essence to infuse, and Degrading Essence to remove the infusion.

Infusion Effect
Clarity Reduces Stability by 5%.
Grants 2 FP every second.
Rejuvenation Reduces Stability by 5%.
Grants 15 Stamina Recovery.
Restoration Reduces Stability by 5%.
Grants 3 HP every second.
Respite Reduces Stability by 5%.
Grants 10% Equipment Load.
Lucidity Reduces Stability by 5%.
Grants 5% reduction to Weapon Arts / Spells FP Consumption.
Greed Reduces Stability by 5%.
Grants 10% more Souls gained from defeated enemies.
Magic Reduces Stability by 5%.
Boosts Magic block by 10.
Effect: increases Magic absorption by 5%.
Fire Reduces Stability by 5%.
Boosts Fire block by 10.
Effect: increases Fire absorption by 5%.
Lightning Reduces Stability by 5%.
Boosts Lightning block by 10
Effect: increases Lightning absorption by 5%
Dark Reduces Stability by 5%.
Boosts Dark block by 10.
Effect: increases Dark absorption by 5%.

Spell Tool Infusions

Spell Tools require covenant reinforcement materials to infuse, and Degrading Essences to remove the infusion.

Infusion Material Used Effect
Pulsating 20 Crystal Fragments Grants 2 FP every second.
Reduces scaling.
Vibrating 20 Holy Fragments Grants 3 HP every second.
Reduces scaling.
Throbbing 20 Fire Seeds Unlocks Spell Ascension.
Reduces scaling.
Quivering 20 Abyssal Fragments Increases casting speed by 25.
Reduces scaling.

Transformation

By using certain infusions some weapons change their properties as usual while also changing their appearance or the attacks they can perform, creating Unique Weapons.

Limitations

The following equipment cannot be infused:

Buffs and Infusion

All Weapons, Spell Tools and Shields can be buffed regardless of infusion and Reinforcement path, except:

Notes

  • Infusing weapons with an innate aux. effect with a different one removes the innate effect.
  • Using the aux. infusions on a weapon will boost its block resistance against said aux. effect.
  • Infusing weapons with an already existing and similar effect (i.g. Demon's Fist with Fire infusion) stacks it with the innate effect.
  • Using the Enchanted and Holy infusions on weapons with split damage (i.g. Quelaag's Fury Sword) converts the elemental attack rating to Physical.
  • Lucky infusion adds scaling to all damage types the weapon might have, even if the weapon didn't have scaling on one of its damage types (i.g. Lucky infusing a Smouldering Spear will add Luck scaling for both its Physical and Fire damage).
  • Blunt, Sharp, Lucky, Enchanted and Holy infusions can be used on an off-hand weapon to gain their benefits while using a different weapon on the other hand (as long as the weapon is in the character's active slot/his back).
  • Using the elemental infusions on an elemental damage weapon (either pure elemental or split damage) converts the elemental rating to that element (i.g. fire infusing an Moonlight Greatsword will convert all its damage to Fire).
  • Dark infusion gains 20% of the total scaling by default until reaching 60 in Intelligence and Faith, then slowly gain the remaining 20% scaling of the total, capping at 99 for each stat.

Information here is accurate for version 1.91.

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