Poison Stone

Poison Stone

An altered state of titanite. Use to imbue weapons with poison, or to provide poison resistance to shields.
Sorcerers at the Melfian Magic Academy once attempted to imbue titanite with various elements, but are said to have failed. Someone must have succeeded though; what else would explain this stone?

Poison Stone is a type of upgrade material in Dark Souls 2.




  • Can only be used at Blacksmith Steady Hand Mc Duff
  • Used to imbue equipment with poison. This reduces the Strength and Dexterity scaling, but adds poison build up. (Different weapons add different tiers of scaling). Increases poison resistance on shields.
  • Recommended to infuse it onto weapons which heavy attack is equal to hitting the target three times, such as Channeler's Trident and Pickaxe.




Drops from


Upgrade paths

Icon Name Type
Faintstone Magic
Firedrake Stone Fire
Boltstone Lightning
Darknight Stone Dark
Poison Stone Poison
Bleed Stone Bleed
Raw Stone Raw
Magic Stone Enchanted
Old Mundane Stone Mundane


Bleed Stone  ♦  Boltstone  ♦  Darknight Stone  ♦  Faint Stone  ♦  Fire Seed  ♦  Firedrake Stone  ♦  Large Titanite Shard  ♦  Magic Stone  ♦  Old Mundane Stone  ♦  Ores  ♦  Palestone  ♦  Petrified Dragon Bone  ♦  Raw Stone  ♦  Titanite Chunk  ♦  Titanite Shard  ♦  Titanite Slab  ♦  Twinkling Titanite

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    • Anonymous

      They also drop from Basilisks, making the Basilisk by the first Bonfire in the Shaded Woods the best farming source of them in the early game. It only takes at most 30 seconds per run so it's also pretty efficient.

      Though you will also get a ton of other Infusion stones as they can drop pretty much all of them (take this as a tip for farming ANY infusion stones in the early-game), so you won't know if you got what you wanted until you actually pick up the item.

      • Anonymous

        tf do you mean "worms" in Black Gulch? the worm-like hand things that grab you from the tar pits? or the worm-like salamander things that burst from the walls? especially when these enemies already have names, it's very confusing to rename them so generically. in either case, i'll be taking my chances in harvest valley's pits rather than farming enemies that may or may not be the right ones in a poison-hell area.

        • Anonymous

          This and bleed stone also drop pretty regularly from the crawly guys under the poison pool in front of the scorpion boss room under the hidden bonfire in earthen peak (only tested on NG, easier if you burn the windmill first)

          • For anyone wondering, YES, this is a useful item for PVP. Be you a Sorcerer, Pyromancer, Cleric, or Hexer, Poison is an amazing addition to your build. I am a Sorcerer/Hexer mix, and I use the Moon Butterfly Wings and a Poison Spear. Conclusion: God's gift to Dark Souls II. I poison my foes, and if they run from it I just use Dark Hail.

            • Anonymous

              Confirmed drop from basilisks (tested in Things Betwixt), as well as the enemies crawling in the poison fog at Harvest Valley.

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