Dragon Scale


A scale from the body of an ancient dragon.
Offer to the dragon to bring your own flesh
closer to that of the eternal ancient dragon.
Touching an ancient dragon scale
gives one a glimpse into the abyss.
Believers in the dragon will rise above
this petty corporeal existence."

Dragon Scale is a multiplayer & Covenant item in Dark Souls 2.




  • Turn in Dragon Scales to gain rank in the Dragon Remnants covenant
  • Unlike Dark Souls 1's counterpart, this one is not weapon upgrading material.



  • Rare drop from Black Dragon Knights before Ancient Dragon
  • Rare drop from Dragonfang Villard
  • Acquire by invading world of another player, using the Dragon Eye, and defeating the player.
  • Summoning a member of the Dragon Remnants covenant as an invader (using the Dragon Eye) and defeating them.
  • On a body near the elevator found after defeating the Guardian Dragon in Aldia's Keep.
    • You can actually farm the scales here without doing any PVP. Using a bonfire ascetic will respawn the Dragon Scale, but you will have to defeat the Guardian Dragon again. (Note: You can use a bonfire ascetic in Aldia's Keep, teleport to the eyrie bonfire, and simply go back down the elevator to get a new scale. Edit, As of Sotfs you must kill the guardian dragon to burn another Ascetic.)
  • The Imperfect near the third bonfire of Dragon's Sanctum


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    • Anonymous

      I found it much more effective time wise to farm them at Aldia's keep with ascetics by beating the dragon.
      Imperfect has waaaaaaaay too low of a drop rate and even with max item discovery you will have to spend a good day's worth of killing imperfects, which is very tedious and even dangerous at times. Whereas the dragon at the keep is easy to deal with.
      Only downside is how many souls the dragon yields, which you have to take into account in case you are making a build with limited soul memory. Also you need the ascetics, the game has enough of them for over 20 scales, but for the whole 30, you will need to either go to NG+ or farm ascetics as well, such as with cave of the dead (requiring yet an other boss run)
      Still beats farming imperfects.

      • Anonymous

        You can farm them from the walking dinosaur things by the bonfire "Lair of the Imperfect". They are easy to kill but you need to farm them a lot (COC on).
        Most time the dinosaur things drop Petrified Dragon Bones and Titanite Slabs but from time to time they drop the scales (very low chance)

        • Anonymous

          Offline farming for these things is ROUGH. Either the Black Dragon Knights at Ancient Shrine, or the Imperfect in the Shulva DLC. Both have such high damage output, and their drops seem to be Awestones like 8 outta 10 times, with COC on. I cleared both areas to the 12x empty condition pretty quickly. I have tons of gear now, but so few scales. Plus, I don't want to use Bonfire Asetics because that will increase the damage the enemies do to me!

          At this point, I have like 30 Awestones and 5 Scales. Thank gawd this covenant isn't required for platinum. This grind is making me think about actually installing mods. We've been offline anyway since Feb 2022! Nothing to lose! Even the grind for the Sunlight Medals offline, on the Falconers outside of Ruined Fork Road, wasn't THIS hollowing...

          • Anonymous

            Kalameet has no known relationship to the abyss so far i know.
            He is just part of the ds1 dlc. I could becwrong of course but being a black dragon doesnt mean to be an abyssal dragon of some sort

            • Anonymous

              Imo, most polite and respectful covenant. Sucks that you can't summon more than one of them though
              Also probably the easiest one for just 30 dragon scales

              • Anonymous

                I personally love how 2 portrayed dragons. They felt like mystical creatures capable of things most could only dream of. And the dragon form actually looks amazing. In 3, (with very few exceptions) they just felt like animals in a nature reserve. And the only one with promise? Corrupted by the abyss and reverted into an animal. Hate me if you want, its perfectly fine. But I hated how 3 portrayed dragons... Oh yeah... and NGAAAA Goat...

                • Anonymous

                  I’ve had some success in the 3-5 million bracket using the eye at the Ivory King bonfire on PS4 recently. I had 4 or 5 different people there summon me a few times and earned 11 dragon scales last night. If you are in this bracket I would suggest trying your luck there. I gave the Iron Keep Bridge a shot but only got one match.

                  • Anonymous

                    I am terrible at PVP so if anyone can ever help that'll be nice. I'll ever help you back. I only have it for Xbox One. Gamertag is KILLERKILLER72 (yes it's stupid I know this)

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