Upgrade: Sharp (Bladestone)
In Game Description
Ore wet with dew. Enhances knives, curved swords, spears, and so on.
An ore used to make weapons that take skill to rend enemies. Weapons can be strengthened by Bladestones up to a maximum of level 5. Using Bladestones to enhance a weapon can cause them to become brittle, so exercise caution.
|Special Damage Type||None|
|Upgrade Path Starts||+0 (+6 for Spiked Shield)|
|Maximum Upgrade Level||+5|
|Notes||Increases DEX bonus, lowers STR Bonus|
Bladestone ore may only be obtained from Skeletons in the Shrine of Storms. Notably, the Pure Bladestone necessary to complete the upgrade path is only attainable as a rare drop from two of the Dual Katana Black Skeletons present in this area (see the table below for their locations). The chances of this dropping are, like all drops, affected by World Tendency; however, a glitch in the game's programming means that if the WT is Black but is not quite yet Pure Black, the odds of the Pure Bladestone drop become astoundingly low - in the area of 0.004%1. As such, ensure your World Tendency is completely black before attempting to farm the Pure Bladestone - otherwise you may never find it!
|Shard of Bladestone||4-x Silver Skeletons (common)|
4-x Black Skeletons (common)
|Chunk of Bladestone||4-x Silver Skeletons |
4-1 Dual Katana Black Skeleton (Turn left after first trap in passage under 2 Silver Skeleton Archer)
4-1 Dual Katana Black Skeleton (Just before the Adjudicator's chamber) (rare)
4-2 Dual Katana Black Skeleton in hidden passage (common)
4-2 Gold Skeletons (uncommon)
4-2 Black Phantom Dual Katana Black Skeleton (Black World Tendency) (More often than regular Black Skeleton)
4-2 Black Phantom Gold Skeletons (Black World Tendency)
|Pure Bladestone||4-1 Dual Katana Black Skeleton (Just before the Adjudicator's chamber) (very rare) |
4-2 Black Phantom Dual Katana Black Skeleton (Requires Pure Black World Tendency ) (very rare)
4-2 Dual Katana Black Skeleton in hidden passage (very rare)
- 1. These figures, and the nature of this glitch, were determined by u/illusorywall on Reddit in this post.
- 2. Total number of stones required to obtain a Sharp weapon +5 once the base upgrade level is attained