Reinforcement

Each weapon and shield has a reinforcement path, allowing you to upgrade its stats in exchange for certain materials and souls. Reinforcement can be performed by Blacksmith Andre in Firelink Shrine or at any Bonfire.

Regular

Regular reinforcement goes up to +10, and applies to most normal weapons (i.g. Long Sword) or normal shields (i.g. Knight Shield).

This path uses the following materials:

Level Cost
+1 2 Titanite Shard
+2 4 Titanite Shard
+3 6 Titanite Shard
+4 2 Large Titanite Shard
+5 4 Large Titanite Shard
+6 6 Large Titanite Shard
+7 2 Titanite Chunk
+8 4 Titanite Chunk
+9 6 Titanite Chunk
+10 1 Titanite Slab

Unique

Unique reinforcement goes up to +5, and applies to weapons (i.g. Black Knight Greataxe) or shields (i.g. Black Knight Shield) with more unique elements, or which drop from special enemies.

This path uses the following materials:

Level Cost
+1 2 Twinkling Titanite
+2 3 Twinkling Titanite
+3 4 Twinkling Titanite
+4 5 Twinkling Titanite
+5 1 Titanite Slab

Boss

Boss reinforcement goes up to +5, and applies to weapons (i.g. Yhorm's Great Machete) or shields (i.g. Yhorm's Greatshield) that are transposed from boss souls.

This path uses the following materials:

Level Cost
+1 2 Titanite Scale
+2 3 Titanite Scale
+3 4 Titanite Scale
+4 5 Titanite Scale
+5 1 Titanite Slab

Dragon

Dragon reinforcement goes up to +5, and applies to weapons (i.g. Tailbone Sword) or shields (i.g. Immortal Dragon Greatshield) that are associated with dragons.

This path uses the following materials:

Level Cost
+1 2 Dragon Scale
+2 3 Dragon Scale
+3 4 Dragon Scale
+4 5 Dragon Scale
+5 1 Titanite Slab

Pyromancy Flame

Pyromancy Flame reinforcement goes up to +10, and applies to Pyromancy Flames.

This path uses the following materials:

Level Cost
+1 2 Fire Seed
+2 3 Fire Seed
+3 4 Fire Seed
+4 5 Fire Seed
+5 1 Titanite Slab

Ascension

All weapons can be further upgraded beyond their max reinforcement level with Acension.

The only requirement to Ascend a weapon is to first reach their max upgrade level.

This path uses the following materials:

Level Cost
+11/+6 2 Primordial Titanite
+12/+7 4 Primordial Titanite
+13/+8 6 Primordial Titanite
+14/+9 8 Primordial Titanite
+15/+10 1 Titanite Slab

Notes

Upgrade materials can be picked up as floor loot, dropped by Enemies and forged at Bonfires after defeating certain Bosses.

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