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Blacksmith Ed

Health 1250 magic defense demonssouls 25px 110
normaldefense 25px 165 fire demonssouls 25px 126
bluntdefense 25px
165 bleeding 25px 100
slashdefense 25px 165 poison 25px 200
piercedefense 25px 165 plague 25px 200
Location Stonefang Tunnel
Drops Hands of God
2420 Souls

Blacksmith Ed is an NPC in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake. NPCs are the various characters that are encountered by the player throughout their journey. NPCs provide information, others are quest givers, while some are categorized as Merchants and/or Blacksmiths whom you can trade with or request for certain services.


He is the second of the two blacksmiths the player can encounter. He will upgrade materials to superior levels that what Blacksmith Boldwin is capable of.

Additionally, he is able to create boss weapons after being given a Red Hot Demon's Soul. He sells all of his wares for souls, as do all other merchants.


Blacksmith Ed Information

  • Can upgrade weapons using any ore (does not require Searing Demon Soul)
  • Can upgrade many weapons into unique weapons using Demon's Souls once given a Red Hot Demon's Soul from Flamelurker.
  • Must talk to him until he doesn't say anything different to get him to take the Searing Demon Soul
  • Drops Hands of God if killed.
  • See Upgrades to understand what each upgrade does
  • See Demon's Souls to see what you can use each soul for, including list of spells and miracles.


To give the Red Hot Demon's Soul

  • Must have the Searing Demon Soul in your inventory.
  • Select the talk option with him multiple times until you have exhausted all his dialog and he just repeats himself.
  • Must have defeated the Armor Spider and Flamelurker on the current playthrough.
  • You must use the Armor Spider Archstone to return to the Nexus before he will mention wanting the Flamelurker Soul


Blacksmith Ed Location: Where to Find Blacksmith Ed


Blacksmith Ed Dialogue

First encounter

  • Hm? I haven't seen you around these parts.
    Bah, what does it matter? You need a blacksmith, show me some coin. If not, head straight for the door.
  • I am busy. I'm not here to chit-chat.
    Forging a weapon strengthens it, and alters its character.
    Ores are transmogrified sprites. Their presence blesses the weapon.

Second encounter (after beating Armor Spider)

  • Bah. What be your need? If it be a blacksmith, then show me some coin. If not, head straight for the door.
  • Demon Souls? The Demons are powerful spirits; some can even bless weapons.
    But doing so requires a powerful flame… For the soul of a Demon is an inferno of wrath.

Third encounter (after beating Flamelurker)

  • I told you that I am busy.
    Each ore has a grade. Mighty weapons can only be blessed by ores of high grade.
    The highest grade of all is a pure ore that shines in utter brilliance. A spirit force that delights the eyes…
    Keh heh heh heh.


Fourth encounter (with Red Hot Demon Soul)

  • Yes, that's the one, a red-hot Demon Soul. Now you can bless your weapon with another Demon Soul.

Give Red Hot Demon's Soul?

  • Yes
  • Hm, a wise choice. You have done well to put your trust in the great blacksmith Ed.
    Bring me a Demon soul, and I shall use it to bless your weapon.
  • No
  • Surely you jest. Why talk all that nonsense if you have no such intention.
    The poor lad doesn't know a good blacksmith when he sees one, and hardly deserves a Demon soul.

When approaching

  • Bah. What be your need? If it be a blacksmith, then show me some coin. If not, head straight for the door.

Running off and returning

  • Wait! Come back this instance!
    • I have no business with your kind. I'm busy, begone with you!

Leaving after doing business

  • All done? Then be gone. I work alone.

Leaving without doing business

  • Bah. Don't waste my time.



Blacksmith Ed Notes, Tips, and Trivia

  • Note: There is a bug which causes Ed to disappear from the game. It's been reported that if you achieve PWWT, and then drop it down to PBWT, and then bring it back to PWWT, Ed will vanish from the game without a trace. Making it impossible to gain trophies, upgrading weapons with rare ores, and forging weapons from Demon's Souls. However, like all NPCs, he will return on your next playthrough.



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    • Anonymous

      My Ed just talks about always knowing there was a god and about a nest of sparkling lizards,won’t ask about souls.

      • Anonymous

        You forgot to add a quote he says: With your souls, I can make a living. And with my weapons you can KEEP ON living....not a bad trade eh?

        • Anonymous

          Is/was he the Digger King? The guy on the archstone is a bald dude with a white beard and smithing tools. Ed drops Hands of God when killed, his abilities are uniquely powerful, etc...whaddya think?

          • Anonymous

            Do you have to give him the Searing Soul to upgrade weapons using Colorless Demon Souls (such as the Large Sword of Moonlight or Baby’s Nail)?

            • Anonymous

              I remember seeing another dialogue that was along the lines of "Don't you dare turn your back on me." after leaving abruptly in the remake. Can someone else confirm or am I just tripping?

              • Anonymous

                He’s gone in my NG+ on remake? Is the bug still there? I went from black to neural in first run and then to white in 2nd run?

                • Anonymous

                  It would be convenient if this page actually linked to the weapon upgrades available at Blacksmith Ed. Been looking for a comprehensive tradeoff list for boss souls to weapons/spells/etc.

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