Dull Ember is a Key item in Dark Souls 2. It has special importance to weapon upgrades.
dull_ember.png An ember radiating a dull light.
This flame seems nearly exhausted, but exhibits an eerie resilience.
Perhaps this is its ordinary state?


  • Give the dull ember to Steady Hand McDuff at the Lost Bastille to gain access to Infusions, the application the special upgrade stones.
  • It is the only blacksmith's ember available in the game and functions as an all-purpose upgrade for all elemental types.


  • The dull ember is found at the Iron Keep, in the first large open area, after you lower the draw bridge, walk up the bridge, roll down and go right. (You may first want to kill an archer on your left before the first fog). Run and jump towards the chest that contains the Zweihander opposite the fog, then run and jump again towards the metal platform without falling into the lava below. There will be a corpse almost falling off the ledge that has the ember.

  • After the Pursuer Boss Fight , head for the small nest at your right and examine it. Then you will travel at the Lost Bastille - The Tower Apart Bonfire ,where there are two iron chest with the ember inside one of them.

    • Why people in PS3/X360/DX9 Versions of SoTFS do not get the chests29 Aug 2016 04:56  

      The Scholar of The First Sin edition for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and DirectX9 do not include new item and enemy placements, just the new content. <br/>Meanwhile, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and DirectX11 versions of The Scholar of The First Sin get the new content ALONG with new item and enemy placements. The Dull Ember, for the Old Gen will be located on Iron Keep, as it was on the Base Game.

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