Large Titanite Shard

Large Titanite Shard

Reinforces equipment up to +6.

Large Titanite Shard is a type of Upgrade Material in Dark Souls 2 (DKS2)Large Titanite Shard, a sizable piece of titanite sourced from an ancient layer of earth, believed to be a divine gift. Titanite of this caliber holds considerable power and is an exceedingly rare discovery. It is used to reinforce equipment, enhancing it up to +6. Upgrade Materials are items that are used to strengthen the statistical value and to increase the effect of a certain piece of equipment.


Large Titanite Shard used to reinforce equipment. Reinforces equipment up to +6.
Titanite was discovered in an ancient layer of earth, and is said to be a gift of the gods. Titanite of this size has tremendous power, and is a very rare find."

Dark Souls 2 Large Titanite Shard Usage:

  • Reinforce standard equipment from +3 to +6


Large Titanite Shard Location in DKS2:

  • In a chest underneath the Cardinal Tower bonfire. Go down to the room with all the ballistae (just before Pate) and go down the ladder. There is a door behind you that you cannot open. Hit the door and the hollows on the other side will open it. Kill them. Inside that room is a chest with a Large Titanite Shard. This is the earliest one you can find in the game.
  • In No Man's Wharf in a hidden room behind a destructible wall on the first floor of the house containing the poison jars and Estus Flask Shard. There is a chest, corpse loot, and lizard in the room. The Large Titanite Shard is dropped by the lizard.
  • Also in No Man's Wharf, behind an illusory wall in the neighboring house.
  • In the Harvest Valley mines.
  • One drops from each of the three Crystal Lizards after the second bonfire in Harvest Valley.
  • In Iron Keep.
  • Sold by McDuff the Blacksmith in the Lost Bastille for 2500 souls after acquiring the Dull Ember (Unlimited Supply)
  • In a chest in McDuff's Workshop (x2)
  • Sold by Stone Trader Chloanne for 2500 souls (x10) After defeating Old Iron King and (Unlimited Supply) After defeating Looking Glass Knight (Confirmed)
  • From the Tower Apart bonfire in the Lost Bastille go left and hug the wall until you come to a corpse. Shard is on the corpse.
  • Above Lucatiel of Mirrah on a small ledge in the Lost Bastille. (x1 at NG, and x5 at NG+ [Use ascetic at Mc Duff's workshop]) Accessed from the broken wall facing away from McDuff's workshop.
  • In Brightstone Cove Tseldora, at the edge of the cliff just before entering the spider caves that lead down to the cathedral.
  • 5 in Brume Tower near the Foyer bonfire in the room with perpetual curse. Requires Tower Key.
  • 5 in Brume Tower in the area with the Possessed Armor surrounded by corpses, after the First Iron Warrior you encounter.
  • 7 on a corpse in The Iron Passage in one of the cells holding an Ashen Warrior near the first lever.


DKS2 Large Titanite Shard Drops from:

  • The Great Basilisk at the bottom of the cave after the first bonfire in the Huntsman's Copse ALWAYS drops 3 Large Titanite shards. 
  • The Darksuckers in the Black Gulch
  • The villagers in Brightstone Cove Tseldora
  • Ironclad Knights in Iron Keep
  • Smaller Gyrm in Doors of Pharros
  • Undead Mages in Brightstone Cove Tseldora
  • Spider Humans in Brightstone Cove Tseldora


Large Titanite Shard Notes and Tips in Dark Souls 2:

  • By killing the Great Basilisk in Huntsman's Copse. It always drops 3 LT shards (Best farm, farming possible very early in the game, can be done infinitely by joining Covenant of Champions).
  • Easy farming method: before beating The Rotten (or using an ascetic to respawn him), summon Lucatiel and Schmidt. Destroy all poison-spitting statues (they won't "respawn" as long as you don't die or leave the area). Use firebombs from a decent range and the Darksuckers won't aggro, but will take damage over time from the ignited tar pits. The phantom duo will do great damage. Send the phantoms home with the Black Separation Crystal, rest at the bonfire, and repeat. Once all 15 spawns have been exhausted, kill the Cragslippers and work on 15 spawns of the Darksuckers closer to the beginning of the Gulch. Repeat. You will mostly get large shards, but the Darksuckers also drop chunks, which is only a pleasant byproduct. (As with any farming, ensure that you've maxed out your item find as much as possible.)

Weapon Cost:

Weapon +3 to +4 Weapon +4 to +5 Weapon +5 to +6
1 2 3

Armor Cost:

Armor +3 to +4 Armor +4 to +5 Armor +5 to +6
1 2 3


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    • Anonymous

      Just farm "The Great Basilisk at the bottom of the cave after the first bonfire in the Huntsman's Copse drops 3 Large Titanite shards."

      • Anonymous

        I'm surprised it doesn't mention it dropping in the "Memory of Jeigh" level. At least in SotFS, they're dropping almost every single visit. Sometimes two at a time, even three. You don't even have to fight the boss at the end. As long as he's alive, the minions fighting each other seem to keep spawning.

        The REAL problem in this game is Titanite Chunk. ****'s incredibly rare. AFAIK, it can only be farmed in Black Gultch from the serpents/sphincter worms and from Tseldora peasants. I have 99 Large Titanite Shards but a Titanite Chunk ain't one.

        • Anonymous

          Use Binoculars and a pyro glove with basic fireball and you can hit the relevant 4 tar pits and ignite them without aggroing the darksuckers, then you can chill and wait for drops, rest at the bonfire next to you and carry on without ever having to mess with the lurkers or statues ~ OLR

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