The Dark Ember is a weapon-enhancement tool in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Ember required for weapon ascension. The church long hid the forbidden black ember, and no living blacksmith knows of it.
Ascends +5 divine weapon to occult weapon. (occult weapons can be reinforced to +5)
Occult weapons were used to hunt the gods, and are effective against their following and kin.


Found in the Painted World of Ariamis. It is located on the petrified corpse of a blacksmith, inside the Annex structure. The Annex Key is normally required to obtain it, although it's possible to reach it without the Annex Key by jumping onto the bridge with Velka's Rapier from a nearby ledge.

General InformationEdit

Given to Andre of Astora to ascend +5 divine weapons down the occult path, allowing for occult weapon reinforcement to +5 (the highest).

Relevant VideosEdit

Dark Souls - Dark Ember location (Painted World of Ariamis)

Dark Souls - Dark Ember location (Painted World of Ariamis)

Dark Ember location