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Strongest Weapon

Acquire best weapon through standard reinforcement.

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It's usually 1-1-2-2-3 When you're upgrading weapon.

+1 = 1 Titanite Shard
+2 = 1 Titanite Shard
+3 = 2 Titanite Shards
+4 = 2 Titanite Shards
+5 = 3 Titanite Shards
+6 = 1 Large Titanite Shard
+7 = 1 Large Titanite Shard
+8 = 2 Large Titanite Shards
+9 = 2 Large Titanite Shards
+10 = 3 Large Titanite Shards
+11 = 1 Chunk of Titanite
+12 = 2 Chunk of Titanite
+13 = 2 Chunks of Titanite
+14 = 3 Chunks of Titanite
+15 = 1 Titanite Slab

- Shard can be bought for 800 souls from Andrei.
- Large Shard can be bought from the merchant in Sen Fortress for 4000 souls or also found in chest around Sen Fortress.
- Chunk can be farmed once you reach the zone filled with black knight (no spoiler here) or from different monster during your playthrough.
- Slab, the only one I found so far dropped from the Stray Demon, similar to the Asylum Demon but found on your 2nd visit of the Asylum. While I haven't found any, some people report getting Titanite Slab from Dark Hand Knight in the Lower part of New Londo.

Making a total of 9 Shards, 9 Large Shard, 8 Chunks, 1 Slab.

You also need 2 embers for the blacksmith to be able to do so.
-First one is found early in the Depth. Should be in the chest in the room with the first Butcher, the kitchen. It will allow you to move on to 2nd stage of reinforcing (6-10)
-Second found is found in New Londo. You have to go through the lower part of New Londo, but the chest containing the ember is actually in the upper part of New Londo, you most likely saw the chest on a ledge you couldn't reach when you explored the upper part. There should be a stair to your left when you get down with the elevator, go up the stairs and explore a bit, you should get to the chest and get the ember. it will allow you to move on the 3rd stage of reinforcing (11-15)

Edit : It's also possible to use shield for this achievement, not only "weapon". Shield are considered weapon. Useless fact: you can dual wield shield, but it's pretty retarded considering you'll do close to no damage with your main hand.
Darth BieberWhich zone is is the one with respawning black knights? And the Titanite Demon right below the Andrei the Blacksmith (Undead Parish going towards Darkroot Garden) drops a slab.
Posted by Darth Bieber on 14 Oct 11 at 05:38
You have to go through the lower part of New Londo, but the chest containing the ember is actually in the upper part of New Londo, you most likely saw the chest on a ledge you couldn't reach when you explored the upper part. There should be a stair to your left when you get down with the elevator, go up the stairs and explore a bit, you should get to the chest and get the ember.

As for the Slab, you're the first person telling me he's got a Titanite ore other than Demon Titanite (+ Twinkling Titanite in some rare occasion) from a Titanite Demon.
Posted on 14 Oct 11 at 05:43
ChepsI can confirm that the Black Hand Knights in New Londo Ruins after its drained drop both the Titanite Chunck and the Titanite slab. But the slab is rather rare
Posted by Cheps on 14 Oct 11 at 18:49
Thanks, updated the solution.
Posted on 15 Oct 11 at 01:15
NINja277While Im not totallly there yet I have an almost fuully upgraded shield so I can not say yet whether it counts for the achievement but I can say as of now I don't recommend it because as far as I can tell doing so ONLY increases the shield damage. No defensive capabilities are added.
Posted by NINja277 on 20 Oct 11 at 00:41
darkx1r0shields with + 10 can be transformed into two different boss weapons with Sifs soul or the butterfly soul.. otherwise upgrading shields is rarly usefull
Posted by darkx1r0 on 23 Oct 11 at 16:35
fbsartsShields count thoward the achievement. I upgraded mine into magic shield and got the "magic weapon" one all right. :-)
Posted by fbsarts on 30 Oct 11 at 19:36
Thank you, updated my post and added something "interesting" at the same time.
Posted on 31 Oct 11 at 02:06
a tea treeThere's also a sneaky little trick you can use to reduce the amount of farming you'll have to do throughout the game. It's the easiest (if not the only!) way to get all the weapon enhancement achievements in a single playthrough of the game. The game WILL save any ascensions to the weapon, but not the further enhancements, so long as you quit out to the dashboard as soon as the achievement message fades. When you reload, you'll have retained any materials since the most recent time the weapon was ascended (so, for this one it'll come back as a +11 weapon, and you'll keep the extra Titanite that you'd "spent" to get it to +12->+15, so you can spend those on other weapons later!)
Posted by a tea tree on 31 Oct 11 at 09:24
Page DaemonI was recently tracking down Crystal Lizards in the Great Hollow and two of them dropped Titanite Slabs. I'm not sure if they were random drops, but if anyone's looking for more Slabs, you might find them there.
Posted by Page Daemon on 27 Jan 12 at 23:59
What happens if I accidentally hit the blacksmith by the first bell and then had to kill him because he wouldn't leave me alone? Is there more than 1 blacksmith?
Posted on 07 Jun 14 at 01:59