How to Upgrade Weapons in Lords of the Fallen

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How to Upgrade Weapons in Lords of the Fallen

Have you started your adventure in Lords of the Fallen and want to know how to upgrade weapons in Lords of the Fallen? This article is the right one for you. Indeed, Lords of the Fallen is a very challenging and punishing game, especially when it comes to facing its bosses, so, in addition to relying on your skills, you will also have to improve your equipment. By doing so, in fact, you will be able to simplify things for yourself and not make your adventure in the realms of Axiom and Umbral too frustrating.

Lords of the Fallen how to upgrade weapons

As per tradition in all games belonging to the soulslike genre, Lords of the Fallen also gives you the opportunity to upgrade your weapons. This is a game mechanic that you should pay close attention to if you want to get to the end credits without encountering more difficulties than necessary. However, it is also possible to tackle the game without resorting to this opportunity, although we advise against it as Lords of the Fallen will become really difficult to complete.

In case you decide, as I'm sure most of you will, to continue down the path of upgrades, there are some things you need to know about how to upgrade weapons in Lords of the Fallen. The first thing you will have to do, in fact, is to find the right NPC who is able to upgrade your equipment. this NPC goes by the name of Gerlinde the Blacksmith and can be encountered in the early stages of the game.

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After you have defeated the boss Peta, you will necessarily have to cross some cliffs that lead you to Pilgrim's Perch. At this point, head to the Vestige of Blind Agatha and enter the tunnels that will allow you to reach the cliffside. In this area, you will find the elevator that will allow you to return to the previous checkpoint. However, from the location where the elevator is located, you will have to continue to defeat the shield-bearing knight who is located right under the Vestige of Blind Agatha and collect the key that he will release once you defeat him.

At this point, right in that area, you will find Gerlinde the Blacksmith. Interact with her exhausting all the dialogue options available to you and give her the key you obtained shortly before her. After doing this, you can find this NPC in Skyrest Bridge's smithy and he will be at your service for anything related to how to upgrade weapons in Lords of the Fallen. But let's go into a little detail on how this feature in Lords of the Fallen works.

how to upgrade weapons in lords of the fallen

Lords of the Fallen upgrade weapons

Once you have unlocked the NPC that allows you to upgrade your equipment, all you have to do is go to her and interact with her. To upgrade your weapons, however, keep in mind that you will need to be in possession of some materials, namely Vigor and Deralium, which will be essential to complete this operation. Based on the size of these materials, you can understand how much to upgrade your weapons. Below is a quick and useful recap:

  • Small Deralium Fragment: Up to +3
  • Regular Deralium Nuggets: Up to +5
  • Large Deralium Shards: Up to +9
  • Deralium Chunk: Up to +10
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As for boss weapons, unlike other games in which it was necessary to also be in possession of special materials that allowed them to be upgraded, in Lords of the Fallen there is no such limit. You can use the same materials as you would for normal weapons, with the exception that boss weapons can only be improved by a maximum of +5.

As for armor, however, Lords of the Fallen does not have a feature that allows you to upgrade it, although shields can be upgraded. Upgrading a shield has various positive effects, such as increasing its defensive power against all types of damage you can suffer in the game. However, both with regards to the upgrades and their basic statistics, keep in mind that the shields are very different from each other and therefore you will have to pay attention to their characteristics to choose the one that best suits your way of playing.

how to upgrade weapons in lords of the fallen

How to Upgrade Weapons in Lords of the Fallen
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly. She writes news, reviews, guides, and features about both AAA and indie games.