Demon's Souls Cloudstone Shards, Chunks, & Pure Materials Guide

Demon's Souls Cloudstone shards, chunks, and pure materials enhance the effectiveness of shields. Here are the best ways to get the upgrade items, as well as where to farm them.

Demon's Souls Cloudstone is an upgrade path that enhances the effectiveness of shields against magic. There are a slew of upgrade paths to choose from in Demon's Souls, from Mercurystone to Marrowstone, all of which have their own unique traits. 

It's not easy to find Cloudstone, but in this guide, we'll show you where to find Shards, Chunks, and Pure versions, as well as where to farm them in Demon's Souls

Cloudstone Upgrades

The first thing you should know is that you'll need to upgrade your shield to +6 before going down the Cloudstone path. This upgrade path caps at +5 and strengthens your shield's defense against magic, which can come in handy for places like the Tower of Latria. 

As always, visit Blacksmith Ed in 2-1 to upgrade your gear. 

Shard of Cloudstone

The most effective way of tracking down Shards of Cloudstone is to take out the Storm Beasts in 4-1, Shrine of Storms. These are the large Manta Rays that fly around this level. You must attack them with a long-range weapon such as a bow or magic.

Alternatively,  you can purchase Shards of Cloudstone from Graverobber Blige in 4-2

How to Farm Shards of Cloudstone

If you don't want to purchase Shards from Graverobber Blige, you can continuously take down the Storm Beasts around this area, though, it's much easier to simply purchase them from Blige. 

Chunk of Cloudstone

You can find a Chunk of Cloudstone in 4-4 Storm King Archstone to the right of the starting point, close to the cliff. In addition, Chunks appear as rare drops from the Storm Beasts. 

How to Farm Chunks of Cloudstone

The best way to farm Chunks of Cloudstone is to take out the Storm Beasts in 4-3. This area is particularly useful for farming these creatures since there is a huge open area to maneuver around. 

While farming, don't attack the Storm Beasts when they're above the water, as you'll lose the drop when they die. Make sure you take them out above land you can reach.

It's also recommended to have high-damage magic like the Soul Ray to take them out, or you can use the Storm Ruler to take out some of the Storm Beasts during the Storm King boss fight. 

The drop rate isn't great, but this is the best way to get your hands on Chunks. When you've killed all the Storm Beasts in the area, run off the cliff and start the process again. 

Pure Cloudstone

As for Pure Cloudstone, there's a surefire way to get one by defeating the Storm King in 4-3. After you take out the boss, make sure you touch the Archstone to acquire The Storm Demon's Soul and a Pure Cloudstone. You can't miss it. 

Alternatively, you can farm Pure Cloudstone from Storm Beasts, though the drop rate is even lower than with Chunks. You likely won't need more than one Pure Cloudstone, but if you do, the best way to collect it is by farming from this area in Shrine of Storms. 

How to Farm Pure Cloudstone

Use the same method as described above to farm the Storm Beasts in Shrine of Storms. It helps if you have Black World Tendency, as it increases the chances of better drops. 

With that, you should be well equipped to start gathering Shards, Chunks, and Pure Cloudstone in Demon's Souls. The nice thing is that all of the materials are condensed into one area, meaning you won't have to make trips to different Archstones. For more on Demon's Souls, check out its hub page here and don't forget to check back for more tips, tricks, and walkthroughs. 


Joseph loves Nintendo and horror games. When he's not writing about video games he can usually be found petting his cats and listening to some Progressive Metal. He thinks Meshuggah is tight. Twitter: @JosephYaden

Published Oct. 28th 2020

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