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Crystal Weapon in Dark Souls: Remastered

Crystal Weapon32 (15)

Acquire best weapon through crystal reinforcement.

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Achievement Guide for Crystal Weapon

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vSully
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vSully
Achievement won on 25 May 18
TA Score for this game: 1,770
Posted on 26 May 18 at 02:44, Edited on 18 September 18 at 02:13
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This achievement requires upgrading a standard weapon to Crystal +5. The general procedure would be to have Andre in the Undead Parish upgrade a weapon to +10 (which would require the Large Ember from the Depths, 9 Titanite Shards, and 9 Large Titanite Shards), then have the Giant Blacksmith upgrade the +10 weapon to Crystal +5 (also requiring the Crystal Ember from the Duke's Archives), requiring 8 Titanite Chunks and 1 Titanite Slab.

The easiest way to get this achievement, though, is with the Crystal Halberd in Anor Londo, which any blacksmith can upgrade to +5 with 7 Titanite Chunks and 1 Titanite Slab.

Titanite Shards and Large Titanite Shards are found in limited numbers as you progress and can be bought from some NPCs. Titanite Chunks can be found in somewhat limited static locations throughout the mid-to-late stages of the game (as guaranteed enemy drops or on corpses). The first and third Black Knights in the Kiln of the First Flame (the final area of the game) respawn and always drop a Titanite Chunk. You can get two guaranteed Titanite Slabs per playthrough (one from the Stray Demon in the Undead Asylum and one in a chest in Kalameet's area) and a possible third as a reward for completing Siegmeyer's questline.

Lightning, Crystal, and Standard reinforcements use the same upgrade materials. The game only saves when you back out of an upgrade menu, so you can get these three weapon upgrade achievements with a single Titanite Slab and 7 Titanite Chunks if you'd prefer to not have to gather 3 Slabs and 21 Chunks. You'll end up losing the resulting fully upgraded weapon by dashboarding right after the achievement pops (before backing out of the upgrade menu) but you will get your upgrade materials back.

You'll need two specific weapons: the Lightning Spear from a mimic in Sen's Fortress and the Crystal Halberd from a mimic in Anor Londo. These weapons already have the Lightning/Crystal infusions applied, meaning that you won't have to bother with upgrades to get to that point (which would normally require 9 Titanite Shards, 9 Large Titanite Shards, and 1 Titanite Chunk each). For the Strongest Weapon achievement, you'll need the Very Large Ember found in the New Londo Ruins, but you won't need the Large Ember from the Depths since this process does not require ascending a weapon from +5 to +6.

Once you have everything you need, head to Andre in the Undead Parish and give him the Very Large Ember. Start by reinforcing the Crystal Halberd to +5. Wait a few seconds after applying the final upgrade (which requires 1 Titanite Slab) and this achievement will pop. Again, do not back out of this menu screen confirming that the weapon was upgraded to +5, but instead go to the dashboard and force quit the game, then restart the game and continue. You'll be back at Andre as if you had never done any of the Crystal upgrades.

Next, have Andre reinforce the Lightning spear to +5, unlocking the Lightning Weapon achievement. Without leaving the final upgrade screen, dashboard, force quit, reload game and continue. You'll be back at Andre as if you had never done any Lightning upgrades.

This time, have Andre "Modify Equipment." The far right option should allow you to revert the Lightning Spear to a +10 Spear. Then choose the option to upgrade ("ascend") the +10 Spear to +11, which requires having the Very Large Ember. Back up to Andre's main menu and choose to Reinforce Weapon, then upgrade the +11 Spear up to +15, at which point the Strongest Weapon achievement will pop. You can dashboard here if you'd prefer to save your Chunks and Slab for something else.

As always, refer to http://darksouls.wikidot.com for specific information relating to items or locations.
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