Gradually restores a small amount of hp. 

Lifegem is a type of healing consumable in Dark Souls 2 (DKS2)Lifegem, a petite gem composed of crystallized souls. Slowly replenishes a modest amount of HP. Frequently discovered close to forsaken bodies, as if it embodies the remnants of the soul. Consumable Items grant various effects such as restorative properties for recovering HP, removing certain negative status effects, applying temporary buffs and debuffs, as well as activating various actions and effects.


Small stone made up of crystallized souls. Gradually restores a small amount of hp.
Often found near abandoned corpses, as if it were what remains of the soul.

Lifegem Usage in Dark Souls 2

Restorative item.

  • When used, it heals players by 500HP over 11 seconds.
  • Effect stacks with itself, resulting in faster healing.
  • Can be used while on a ladder.


DKS2 Lifegem Location

  • 1x found on a corpse towards the end of the first fog gate on the left in Things Betwixt
  • The starting gift Healing Wares contains 20 lifegems as well as other items.
  • Sold by Merchant Hag Melentia for 300 souls.
  • 20 found in The Gutter, below the second bonfire, near the gear-breaking pots.
  • Dropped by Forrest Grotesques in Shaded Woods.
  • Dropped by Poison Brumer in the Gutter, Earthen Peak and Shrine of Amana


Lifegem Notes and Tips in Dark Souls 2

Although it isn't as powerful as the larger variations of lifegems it can handle most occasions where you would use an Estus Flask and is much easier to acquire than the other variations. Keeping some on hand isn't a bad idea, although these lifegems will likely see less use once you start NG+.


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    • Anonymous

      Just discovered i can get infinite lifegems from the old merchat lady, all i have left to do is one dlc ;-;

      • Anonymous

        Just discovered i can get infinite lifegems from the old merchant lady, just after finishing the whole game

        • Anonymous

          These and blood vials never detracted from the game for me (moongrass definitely did, **** moongrass). You just spend less time backtracking from mistakes. That said I think DS3 has the best-balanced estus and should be the blueprint for future games, rather than giant stacks of consumables lol. It's just odd that so many players despise these; I can't imagine a few little lifegems ruining the game for someone.

          • Anonymous

            The fact people hate multiple healing in a game as difficult as dark souls. Lmao. I on the other hand want more healing mechanics in souls like these. Not to make the game easy, but to give you more options to play.

            Having 0 estus, and no way of healing is kinda annoying. And springing back to a bonfire just to get more is tedious gameplay wise. So having extra healing in game shouldn't be a problem to be honest. Only thing i can see that makes this a problem is in pvp. But trying now to invade a person isn't so easy anyway these days to even find one.

            Also some area in ds2 are just garbage in trying to even get to the boss. And having to waste estus on your way to the boss, only to not have enough to survive it is just not fun to deal with. So these gems are perfect for those areas

            • Anonymous

              "Duh! DS2 lifegems are OP, are cheese, DS2 is bad design, it's the worst game, you never die in DS2, duh"

              -Play DS2, enemy start an attack ripping him 2/3 his healt bar.
              -Pops a lifegem that will heal him 500hp after 11 seconds.
              -Enemy attacks again and kills him.

              • Anonymous

                It can be useful to pop a bunch and then rush the dragon at Heide's. As long as you survive one hit of flame breath, and have a few life gems active, you should be able to get in.

                Also, a lot of people have said that these can become extremely cheap if you use a ton of them, practically making you invincible against anything that doesn't 1-shot you if you use them repeatedly.

                • Anonymous

                  Lifegems can be very useful as their "use time" is fast and you get plenty around. Even movement is not as impaired as by an estus-shot, so I prefer to use one of these when things are getting heavy or seems like they will be, as the HealOverTime can cover future wounds if there's a flashy move you need to do to even the odds when playing GankSouls x.x

                  • Anonymous

                    These are excellent against poison! Just one lifegem alone will heal at the rate that poison damages so your health will stay constant. Use this if you want to explore the poison caves in Harvest Valley without stress.

                    • Anonymous

                      I can't believe how lacking this page/this wiki is. Popping multiple lifegems at once stacks the healing effect, which is hugely beneficial, allows you to heal faster, and keeps their use up no matter what level/NG+ you're on. They're sold for dirt cheap by Melentia, too, so you can always drop extra souls on a stack of 'em and just pop two or three for some fast heals.

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