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Standard is an upgrade path in Demon's Souls.

Pure Hardstone

General Information[]

A weapon is upgraded down the standard path with either Hardstone or Sharpstone, the used ore is generally decided on the weapon's dominant scaling stat. Also, weapons that are downgraded using a Shard of Meltstone will always, regardless of previous upgrades, be a standard +0 weapon.


Standard upgrades improve the weapon's base damage as well as the scaling it receives from Strength and/or Dexterity. Upgrading weapons down the standard path is also required to access more advanced types such as the Crescent and Blessed paths.