As expected from any ARPG Soulslike, Lords of the Fallen has a weapon upgrade system. After all, how can you have all this gear without a means of improving it? With that said, unlocking the system itself isn’t as straightforward as making progress through the story. Our guide details how to upgrade weapons in Lords of the Fallen, along with a basic overview of the system.
How to Upgrade Weapons in Lords of the Fallen
The Lord’s of the Fallen weapon upgrade system is gated behind rescuing Gerlinde. You’ll find Gerlinde locked in a cage in Pilgrim’s Perch. You shouldn’t worry about exploring every nook and cranny of the area until you’ve come across the Vestige of Blind Agatha in Pilgrim’s Perch Bellroom. The vestige is pictured above.
Facing the vestige, there’s a lever that operates an elevator directly behind you. If the lever doesn’t work yet, there’s nothing to worry about. Simply take the route through the cave opposite the enemy with its back turned. Continue following this linear path until you encounter the elevator. We recommend stepping on it to unlock a shortcut in case you ever need it. After activating the shortcut, take the elevator down again.
Take the ladder to the elevator’s right. You’ll know you’re headed in the right direction if you see a prison cell and a few hounds roaming down below. Eliminate every enemy in the room, then speak to the NPC that’s behind bars. This is Gerlinde. Hand over the prison key to free Gerlinde.
We advise teleporting to a different vestige and then back to this area. Upon revisiting the prison cell, you can pick up some Deralium Fragments from the exact spot Gerlinde was.
Teleport to Skyrest
Teleport to Skyrest after freeing Gerlinde. While facing the Skyrest vestige, turn right and keep walking until the path splits three ways — one path outside, a path to your left, and a set of stairs leading you up. Take the stairs to your right. They lead to Gerlinde’s weapon upgrades room. Talk to Gerlinde to initiate the weapon upgrade process. All require a certain amount of Vigor and Deralium Fragments. These fragments can be found in chests, dropped from enemies, or as extraction points across Mournstead.
That’s how to upgrade weapons in Lords of the Fallen. Now, fighting the many enemies in your path should become much more manageable. If you want to learn more about the game, check out our Lords of the Fallen guides page.