- x3 in a chest on a ledge accessible only with the Master Key (Starting gift, or purchased off Domhnall of Zena) or the Residence Key (purchased off the Undead Male Merchant) in the Undead Burg.
- Very common drop among the Mushroom Parents in the Darkroot Garden and The Great Hollow; semi-rare drop among Mushroom Children found at the same locations.
- x3 Domhnall of Zena sells a limited quantity per playthrough.
- x5 Elizabeth sells a limited quantity per playthrough.
Gold Pine Resin is useful at any stage in the game due to the significant amount of Lightning Damage it adds to weapons. The duration is long enough for most encounters at 1 minute. At the highest levels of upgrading, a regular weapon buffed with Gold Pine Resin is stronger than a Lightning weapon equivalent, especially when considering dex and strength scaling. For example, an Iaito +15 enchanted with Gold Pine Resin deals more damage than a Lightning Iaito +5 given a decent dexterity level.
Gold Pine Resin pales in comparison to weapon augmentations such as Sunlight Blade and Crystal Magic Weapon; however, it is the best choice available as a weapon buff for those that do not boast a high Faith or Intelligence level.