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Raw (Upgrade Path)

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Upgrade Path Raw

Raw is an upgrade path in Dark Souls.


Item Large Ember

The Large Ember grants access to the Raw path

Raw is available as an upgrade path for blacksmith Andre of Astora after he is given the Large Ember. Uniquely for an ascension path, Raw requires only Large Titanite Shards as upgrade materials, as well as a standard weapon +5 and the requisite souls.


Raw increases the base damage of a weapon, while reducing its stat scaling from Strength and Dexterity.

Unfortunately, this upgrade path was most likely not finished:

  • All upgrade paths, except Raw, end at the "same level" as Normal +15 and need a slab. Raw ends at the "same level" as Normal +10 and doesn't require a slab.
  • All upgrade paths unlocked at normal +5, except Raw, have a max level of +10 and need an ember to go from +5 to +6. Raw ends at +5 and has no ember.

​This may be why Raw is the weakest upgrade path in the game.


Raw Weapon Trophy Raw Weapon
Acquire the best weapon through raw reinforcement
Points 15
Trophy Bronze Trophy

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