Since I'm a sucker for mystery gifts in Dark Souls, I chose the "Petrified Something" as my starting gift. Knowing what I knew about the Old Witch's Ring in Dark Souls, I figured that the item's usefulness (if it had any at all) wouldn't become apparent until much later in the game.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I came across the birds' nest in the tutorial area that enticingly asked me for a "smooth" object. Figuring that my petrified lump fit the bill quite well, I dropped it in the nest, and got a White Ring in exchange.

That's a neat ring, of course, but since I traded away my starting gift only minutes into the game, it makes me curious if I've now missed out on anything else I could've used it for instead. Does the Petrified Something have any other uses than to trade at the birds' nest?

  • The trade list is randomized. Some examples: darksouls2.wikidot.com/petrified-something. I got a titanite slab when I traded it.
    – Morinar
    Mar 14, 2014 at 22:33
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    Good find! I also thought I'd throw in here that I found a second Petrified Something in a chest, so it's not even a truly unique item.
    – Cloudy
    Mar 16, 2014 at 20:37
  • Shouldn't this post be marked as spoiler? May 15, 2014 at 13:25
  • I think I managed to get an old favourite weapon from dark souls 1: the stray demons hammer when I traded it. Aug 21, 2014 at 10:13

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The one and the only use for the Petrified Something is in the tutorial's nest. As mentioned before, the item you will receive in return is randomized. No other relevant uses for the PS are known as of yet.


i used it and got a titanite that is able to upgrade a weapon once after normally reachign max upgrade lvl.


You use it at Brightstone Cove, after defeating the boss. You touch that little colorful pool, then leave and come back, and revive the dragon.

  • pretty sure you are referring to the ashen mist heart, not petrified something.
    – Colin D
    May 31, 2014 at 3:55

You can use it to heal petrification on a mob


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