Reinforcement

Each weapon and shield has a reinforcement path, allowing you to upgrade its stats in exchange for certain materials and souls. To perform reinforcement, visit Blacksmith Andre in Firelink Shrine.

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 +10, 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 1 Twinkling Titanite
+2 1 Twinkling Titanite
+3 2 Twinkling Titanite
+4 2 Twinkling Titanite
+5 3 Twinkling Titanite
+6 3 Twinkling Titanite
+7 4 Twinkling Titanite
+8 4 Twinkling Titanite
+9 5 Twinkling Titanite
+10 1 Titanite Slab

Boss

Boss reinforcement goes up to +10, 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 1 Titanite Scale
+2 1 Titanite Scale
+3 2 Titanite Scale
+4 2 Titanite Scale
+5 3 Titanite Scale
+6 3 Titanite Scale
+7 4 Titanite Scale
+8 4 Titanite Scale
+9 5 Titanite Scale
+10 1 Titanite Slab

Dragon

Dragon reinforcement goes up to +10, 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 1 Dragon Scale
+2 1 Dragon Scale
+3 2 Dragon Scale
+4 2 Dragon Scale
+5 3 Dragon Scale
+6 3 Dragon Scale
+7 4 Dragon Scale
+8 4 Dragon Scale
+9 5 Dragon Scale
+10 1 Titanite Slab

Pyromancy Flame

Pyromancy Flame reinforcement goes up to +10, and applies to Pyromancy Flame, Fool's Flame,
Holy Flame, Sorcerous Flame and Black Flame.

This path uses the following materials:

Level Cost
+1 1 Fire Seed
+2 1 Fire Seed
+3 1 Fire Seed
+4 1 Fire Seed
+5 1 Fire Seed
+6 1 Fire Seed
+7 1 Fire Seed
+8 1 Fire Seed
+9 1 Fire Seed
+10 1 Titanite Slab

The Chaos Flame has an alternative progression:

Level Cost
+1 1 Fire Seed
+2 1 Fire Seed
+3 1 Fire Seed
+4 1 Fire Seed
+5 2 Fire Seed
+6 2 Fire Seed
+7 2 Fire Seed
+8 2 Fire Seed
+9 2 Fire Seed
+10 3 Fire Seed
+11 3 Fire Seed
+12 3 Fire Seed
+13 3 Fire Seed
+14 3 Fire Seed
+15 3 Fire Seed

Notes

Upgrade materials can be picked up as floor loot, dropped by enemies and bought from the Shrine Handmaid,
if given the right Ashes.

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