Pure Bladestone is easily one of the toughest upgrade materials to track down in Demon’s Souls. It’s an ultra-rare drop that has proved to be the bane of many a Souls fan’s existence.
In fact, there are only a couple of places in the wide world of Boletaria where Pure Bladestone can be found, though even once you’ve learned this arcane knowledge, it may still take you hours of grinding against challenging enemies to stand a chance of securing just a single piece. You could go to these great lengths to upgrade your +4 Sharp weapon to a +5, or you could throw in the towel and use the infinite souls glitch, duplication glitch, or one hit kill glitch to take down any foe with ease. We’re kidding, really. Better to save all of that fun stuff for New Game+.
The best Pure Bladestone farming spot can be found early on in world 4-1. Enter the Shrine of Storms, kill the bog-standard skeletons leading up the stairs, and turn left into the tight hallway just before the open area where the tutorial boss lurks.
Down this hallway is a pressure plate that will cause several high-damage arrows to be sent straight into your face – so be careful, stick to the wall as best you can, and keep your shield raised at all times.
Once you’ve come out of the other side, you’ll see a staircase and an open pathway leading back outside. Take the latter route and you’ll soon see a black skeleton with red glowing eyes.
This guy doesn’t go down all that easily, though there’s a good chance that you can spam him with magic attacks or arrows from afar before he eventually makes his way over to you.
All you need to do now is continue farming the same glowy-eyed skeleton until he eventually drops a piece of Pure Bladestone.
Your chances of earning a piece of Pure Bladestone quickly using this method will vary wildly depending on your Luck attribute. If your Luck is especially low, you should prepare to have to make up to 15 or so runs, though this is admittedly a hard number to nail down precisely.
If all of that looks like a little too much effort, you could set aside your dreams of a +5 Sharp weapon and instead head out in search of what is arguably Demon’s Souls’ best weapon, the Northern Regalia. Plus, be sure to check out our guide to the best soul farming spots.