Weapon Upgrades in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake are an essential part of character development. Weapons can be upgraded using different type of Stones, increase their damage output in different ways such as Stat Scaling, Fire Damage, Magic Damage, etc.

After finding a Weapon that you like given its moveset, reach, and weight, you will want to invest in upgrading it in order to increase its damage output. Upgrading your weapons is actually better than outright leveling up.

Some special upgrades can be made out of Demon's Souls, please refer to Boss Soul Weapons for details.

Weapon Upgrades in Demon's Souls

How can I upgrade my Weapons?

Weapons can be upgraded by talking to a blacksmith. There are two blacksmiths in the game: Blacksmith Boldwin and Blacksmith Ed

Note: You don't need to have the stones in your inventory to upgrade your weapons. You can keep them with Stockpile Thomas, and they will still be available to use when you talk to the blacksmith.

Blacksmith Boldwin

You can find him in The Nexus, next to Stockpile Thomas. He provides low-level upgrades (Hardstone, Sharpstone and Clearstone)

Blacksmith Ed

He is located in World 2 - Stonefang Tunnel near the archstone. You'll need to activate the platform that leads to him.

Blacksmith Ed can upgrade Weapons using any Stones that you have.

You can unlock advance upgrades by brining him the Searing Demon Soul (You can get it by defeating the Flamelurker). The Advanced upgrades include Colorless Demon's Soul and Demon's Souls.

Demon's Souls Upgrade Guide

 

 

 

Demon's Souls Upgrade Paths

Regular Upgrades

Upgrade your weapons from +0 to max. level of +10. The basic or regular path requires the use of Hardstones and Sharpstones. It can be used to increase the damage output of all the Weapons in the game.

Quality Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Quality path from +1 to a max level of +5. This upgrade path can be applied to the majority of the Weapons in the game and it balances out the STR and DEX bonuses. Requires Clearstone

Crushing Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Crushing path from +1 to a max level of +5. Forge weapons with the Greystone that provides STR bonus but at the same time, it removes any DEX bonus.

Sharp Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Sharp upgrade path from +1 to a max level of +5. Forge weapons with the Bladestone that provides a DEX bonus but at the same time, it lowers any STR bonus.

 

Dragon Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Dragon upgrade path from +1 to a max level of +5. Grants high base damage and adds fire damage. However, it removes all Stat bonuses. Requires the Dragonstone.

Tearing Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Tearing upgrade path from +1 to a max level of +5. Requires the Suckerstone. Increases DEX bonus, lowers any STR bonus, and it also applies bleeding damage to the weapon.

Mercury Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Mercury upgrade path from +1 to a max level of +5. Requires the Mercurystone. A slight increase to DEX and lowers the STR stat. But it applies the Poison effect that can inflict poison against enemies that are hit. Further increasing it boosts the effect of the poison.

Fatal Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Fatal upgrade path from +1 to a max level of +5. This upgrade path requires the Marrowstone. The effect of the Marrowstone applied to weapons such as the Dagger, Estoc, and Rapier grants a Critical damage bonus towards backstabs/ripostes. But it also lowers the base damage of the weapon.

 

Moon Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Moon upgrade path from +1 to a max level of +5. Requires the Moonlightstone. Low STR and DEX but it also provides a magical damage effect to the weapon that scales with the MAG stat.

Crescent Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Crescent upgrade path from +1 to a max level of +5. This path requires the Moonshadestone material. Removes any STR and DEX bonuses but it also provides a magical damage effect to the weapon that scales with the MAG stat. It also provides a Mana regen. effect of +1 regen / 5~3 seconds.

Blessed Upgrades

Upgrade weapons with the Blessed upgrade path from +1 to a max level of +5. This path requires the Faintstone material. Lowers any STR and DEX bonuses but it also provides a magical damage effect to the weapon that scales with the Faith stat. It also provides an HP regen. effect of  +2~6 / second.

Sticky Upgrades

An exclusive upgrade path for strengthening ranged weapons such as Bows. Requires Spiderstone for upgrading. Greatly increases DEX bonus, lowers STR bonus, and increases Range of bow by 5 at +1.

 

Dark Upgrades

An exclusive upgrade path for strengthening Shields. Requires the Cloudstone material for upgrading. The effect raises the Magic Damage Reduction % but it also resets the Guard Break Reduction of the shield to default.

 

Weapon Upgrade Charts in Demons Souls

In order to upgrade your Weapons you'll need Stones. Each type of Stone allows you to modify your Weapon differently. There are two types of upgrades in Demon's Souls: Basic Upgrades and Special Upgrades.

Basic Upgrades

Basic upgrades increase the weapon's basic scaling. They require either Sharpstone or Hardstone and can allow you to upgrade the Weapon up to +10. Sharpstones and Hardstones come in four different types: Shard, Large Shard, Chunk and Pure. Each upgrade require a combination of various types and the amount required will increase the further you level up the weapon.

Special Upgrades

Special upgrades can be performed by using all other types of Stones. All other stones come in three types: Shard, Chunk and Pure. Special upgrades provide special properties such as different Stat Scaling, Special Properties or Bonuses. Weapons can only be upgraded up to +5 using these stones and the weapon will need to meet certain requirements before you can perform them such as being +3 or +6 using regular Sharpstones or Hardstones (See the Charts below for further information).

Some Weapons can also be upgraded using special Demon's Souls creating unique and distinctive Weapons. You can visit the Boss Soul Weapons for detailed information on how to craft them.

 

Sharpstone Upgrade Chart

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Hardstone Upgrade Chart

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Upgrade Materials in Demon's Souls

Name & Icon Prefix Descriptions
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Hardstone
N/A Hard ore. Enhances straight swords, axes, hammers, and so on.
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Sharpstone
N/A

Sharp ore. Enhances daggers, curved swords, spears and so on.

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Clearstone
Quality Crystalized white ore. Capable of enhancing a variety of weapons.
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Greystone
Crushing Grey ore that gives off a dull light. Enhances straight swords, axes, hammers, and so on.
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Bladestone
Sharp Ore wet with dew. Enhances knives, curved swords, spears, and so on.
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Dragonstone
Dragon

Dragon bone fossilized by lava. Enhances straight swords, axes, hammers, and so on.

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Suckerstone
Tearing Vampiric ore that sticks to the skin. Enhances curved swords, katanas, and so on.
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Mercurystone
Mercury

Melted, poisonous ore. Enhances knives, curved swords, spears, and so on.

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Marrowstone
Fatal

Very thin, sharp, ore. Enhances daggers, knives, spears and so on.

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Moonlightstone
Moon

Ore which reflects moonlight. Enhances straight swords, curved swords, axes, hammers, and so on.

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Moonshadestone
Crescent

Moonshadow. Enhances daggers, knives, and so on.

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Faintstone
Blessed

Cold, holy ore that shines dimly. Enhances straight swords, axes, hammers, and so on.

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Spiderstone
Sticky

Fabric-like, transparent ore. Mainly used to enhance bows.

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Cloudstone
Dark

Green ore said to be found in the sky. Enhances shields in particular.

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Meltstone Shard
N/A

A shard of lava containing intense heat.
This unique ore can melt all other ores and
return an enhanced weapon to its orignal state.

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Colorless Demon's Soul
N/A

The Soul of a Primeval Demon.
You don't feel any power from it…

Grants the holder a large number of Souls when
used. Alternatively, it can be made into spells,
miracles, or weapons.




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