Ive been playing Dark souls 2 for some time now and I was wondering how to add elemental damage to my weapon. Does anyone know how?

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In order to add elemental damage to a weapon you have to unlock a series of events.

  • Unlock Blacksmith McDuff in Lost Bastille
  • Light the torch on the far side of the room
  • reload so he is sitting at the bench.
  • Get the 'Dull Ember' from the Iron Keep
  • Go back to McDuff and give the ember to him

You can now interact with him to create elemental weapons. In order to create one, you must have an elemental stone to give to him. This stone will be used in the process so be careful what you choose.


Here is some info on upgrading your weapon to include elemental damage.

With reference to: LINK

At certain reinforcement levels, specific blacksmiths can ascend a weapon. There are numerous ascension paths to choose from. They can change the stat scaling of the weapon, altering its base statistics dramatically, and sometimes add an elemental damage type and/or an auxiliary effect.

The weapon must be at the required level in order to be upgraded down a specific path and some require specific Embers that can be found throughout the world.

There is a lot of types of upgrades you can make. Simply refer to the link to check them out.

  • if you want me to state the upgrades and their requirements, just say so. However, it is more convenient to check the wikia page. everything there is stated \
    – David Toh
    Mar 13, 2014 at 8:28
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    The page that you linked refers to Dark Souls, not Dark Souls II. Here is the link to the list of blacksmiths in Dark Souls II, but DS2 being released just days ago, the list is far from complete darksouls.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Dark_Souls_II:_Blacksmiths
    – Martin
    Mar 13, 2014 at 9:46
  • Please add that some of the weapons have elemental damage even without upgrading.
    – 008
    Mar 13, 2014 at 16:21

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