Raw Stone


An altered state of titanite. Changes weapon class to Raw. Cannot be used on shields.
This unusually hard titanite raises a weapon's physical attack power, but lowers strength and dexterity bonuses.

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




  • Can only be used at Blacksmith Steady Hand McDuff
  • Used to change a weapons class to Raw. This increases the weapons base damage, but removes all scaling.
  • Adds approximately +6% to the chosen weapons all around attack stats. (Note: Almost everytime, there's a better option available for a certain weapon. Make sure that the damage bonus you get from this stone is worth losing ALL the scaling a weapon has.)
  • Crossbows are a good choice for this upgrade as they don't have scaling.
  • Also a good choice for Santier's Spear, as it has no scaling whatsoever. (However, once you get 50+ int, Enchanted will start to outscale Raw.)




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  ♦  Poison Stone  ♦  Titanite Chunk  ♦  Titanite Shard  ♦  Titanite Slab  ♦  Twinkling Titanite

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    • Anonymous

      You can switch the character stats shown on the infusion screen to see actual final damage difference that consists of base+scaling damage when you hover over various infusions, if you have that weapon equipped. Raw is usually worse than standard even at base requirements to wield the weapon (even at half the strength, two-handed). Heavy Crossbow is the only weapon I bothered infusing with Raw so far.

      • Anonymous

        For some reason on the thorned greatsword (which already is imbued with lightning) it increases both lightning and physical attack.

        • Anonymous

          A Gyrm Greathammer does about 150 more damage with raw than standard if you have 50 strength. I don't know why.

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