Estus Shard Locations | Dark Souls 3

Estus Shards are items in Dark Souls 3. You can use them to reinforce your Estus flask, which increases the number of charges it carries. They can be found all over the game, sometimes well hidden, other times well guarded. This guide will show you all Estus Shard locations in Dark Souls 3.

Where to find Estus Shards

You’ll need to talk to Andre the Blacksmith in Firelink Shrine if you want the reinforcements. Here’s a list of all the shards we’ve found so far:

Area: Firelink Shrine
How to get: This shard is up on the arches near the ceiling of Firelink Shrine. You’ll need to buy the key from the Shrine Handmaiden for 20,000 souls. When you have the key, climb the stairs to the right, all the way to the top. Once outside, go to the tower, use the key and climb. Jump off the bridge to the roof, then onto the terrace on the far side. Enter the shrine again, and walk the arcs to get to the item.

Area: Undead Settlement
How to get: This one is next to the pyre in the middle of the village, the one with a bunch of burning bodies and a dozen enemies around it, next to the big tree. You don’t need to kill them all to get it – just draw them away from the fire, then run to it and snatch the item.

Area: Farron Keep
How to get: Go to the collapsed tower in the middle of the marsh – you’ll see a fire burning nearby. The shard is on a body next to the tower.

Area: Road of Sacrifices
How to get: Travel to the Crucifixion Woods bonfire, then go to the nearby church. Go under the small bridge connecting the two buildings, past the pyre, then left. You’ll see the shard in the corner.

Area: Cathedral of The Deep
How to get: Spawn at the Cleansing Chapel bonfire, then go out the main entrance. You’ll see a monument on the road that goes up the hill, with four figures praying in front of it. The shard is between them and the stone monolith – you’ll have to attack them.

Area: Lothric Castle
How to get: After you defeat the Dancer of the Boreal Valley in High Wall of Lothric, climb the ladder. Go up the stairs to your left and follow the path to the elevator. Ride it, but jump out before you get to the bottom. Exit onto the terrace and look to your right. There will be a corpse with the estus shard.

Area: Lothric Castle
How to get: Teleport to the Grand Archives bonfire and use the elevator to get up to the roof. Go right to exit the building, then climb the stairs on your left. Hop onto the dome and turn right. Take the last set of stairs, then turn right again. You can slip under an arch to get to the elevated section of the roof. The shard is on a corpse next to the railing.

Area: Catacombs of Carthus
How to get: Spawn at the Demon Ruins bonfire. Go down the stairs and to the right. Continue all the way to the end of the hall, then turn left and through the passage. Turn left again at the end of the room, then left once you’re in the corridor. Watch out for the gargoyle on the right. The shard will be across a gap – you’ll need to do a running jump to get to it.

Area: High Wall of Lothric
How to get: Go to the second bonfire in the area, then climb down the stairs into the tower. Jump down one floor and exit onto the terrace. Go to the far left corner of the roof, then jump down. Go through the room next to the ladder, turn right and go back into the building. The shard will be in the middle of the room.

Area: Irithyll of The Boreal Valley
How to get: Travel to the Anor Londo bonfire, climb the steps and enter the cathedral. The shard is in a chest to the left of the main entrance. If you haven’t unlocked it yet, you’ll have to go through the tower on the left.

Area: Irithyll Dungeon
How to get: Spawn at the Irithyll Dungeon bonfire and follow the corridor to the ledge. Go right and through the window, then jump down and go right again. There will be a Mimic in the first room you enter, and when you kill him, he’ll drop the shard.

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  1. D

    There is one that is left out that is on your way to the King’s Garden. Activate the elevator and quickly step back then walk onto the top of the elevator. Once on top look for the next floor the elevator does not stop at and roll off onto that floor. Walk out the door and turn right. Should be on a corpse at the end of the balcony.

    1. D

      oops nevermind! You do have it, please ignore!

  2. D

    I can’t give any estus shards to the blacksmith? It says I need an ashen estus flask.

    1. D

      Lol the ashten estus flask (that restores your FP) is in the tutorial area before the tutorial boss.

    2. S

      You need to go back to the beginner’s area, pre-firelink, and pick up the blue flask. You should’ve seen it when you started the game.

  3. T

    For the catacombs shard, you don’t have to make the jump. There’s an illusory wall in the chamber with the Old King’s Antechamber; break through and it’s down a corridor on the left (watch out for the fire slimes).

  4. C

    I did find one that dont look listed. Catacombs of Carthus at Old King Antechamber Bonfire. There an illusion wall at the opposite corner of the bonfire, then take left and kill the few slime, and there one after the slime.

    1. G

      The one listed that explains the gap jump is the same one.

  5. T

    Actually you don t need 20000 souls for the first one..just exit from the top right (facing the throne) and go to the nearby locked tower. Here run to the tree and then jump on top of the right roof. You need a couple of try but wou’ll get 1 more extus even before leaving the shrine for the first time.

    1. T

      Just said bul***its..

  6. B

    A comment for the one in the demon ruins: an easier strategy to get to it would be to travel to the old king’s antechamber bonfire and go to the right corner of the room. It is an illusory wall that leads to the hallway with the shard. It is an easier path than going through all those enemies and trying to make the jump. All you have to worry about are the fire slimes

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