Bonfires in Dark Souls 3 are safe points within Locations where players can rest, repair equipment, recover estus and travel to other already discovered bonfires. From a bonfire you select the following menu options:

  • Travel
  • Attune Spell
  • Organize Storage box
  • Burn Undead Bone Shard
  • Begin journey X (X = amount of times played through on character + 1. This will progress you to a new game cycle. Option only available once an ending has been reached).
  • Leave

The bonfire in Firelink Shrine can be upgraded (marked as bonfire level) using undead bone shards, thus increasing the amount of health regained per Estus. You can give an Estus Shard to Blacksmith Andre to increase the amount of Estus Flasks available.

In addition to bonfire checkpoints, there are rare healing stations along the way called Estus Soup where you can drink from a cauldron to restore your HP and FP gauges.

The Ember icons to the right of the Location names indicate the presence of a Host of Ember. The location tabs in the travel menu also highlight themselves with a faint glow around the edge if there is any Ember presence there.


List of Bonfires: 

Cemetery of Ash

High Wall of Lothric

Undead Settlement

  • Foot of the High Wall
  • Undead Settlement
  • Cliff Underside
  • Dilapidated Bridge
  • Pit of Hollows

Road of Sacrifices

Cathedral of the Deep

Catacombs of Carthus

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

Irithyll Dungeon

Lothric Castle

Archdragon Peak

Kiln of the First Flame

The Painted World of Ariandel

  • Snowfield
  • Rope Bridge Cave
  • Corvian Settlement
  • Snowy Mountain Pass
  • Ariandel Chapel
  • Sister Friede
  • Depth of the Painting
  • Champion's Gravetender

The Dreg Heap

The Ringed City

  • Mausoleum Lookout
  • Ringed Inner Wall
  • Ringed City Streets
  • Shared Grave
  • Church of Filianore
  • Darkeater Midir (Boss Bonfire)
  • Filianore's Rest
  • Slave Knight Gael (Boss Bonfire)

    • Seriously FromSoft? Nice role model skills16 Sep 2016 05:28  

      Why do you use Bonfires as the teleportation marks around the map? I don't want my child playing this game and thinking sitting around Bonfires is okay.. Because we all know bonfires lead to marijuana. Why couldn't you have used something more family friendly, like a board game? I'm tired of you guys over at FROMSOFT pushing drugs on my children!Sincerely, concerned parents everywhere

      • Anonymous

        What do I do??15 Jul 2016 06:07  

        So, I killed the giant guy boss first try, had a name that started with a y, forgot how to spell it. Then I'm summoned to some wierd place. A lady dies, a cutscene starts, and I try to fight the dancer guy. I die. I didnt get a bonfire there, so how do i get back to it??

        • Anonymous

          Dont understand the bonfire connection chart04 May 2016 12:34  

          What are you trying to show with this? You can warp anywhere, or walk if you really want. I really dont understand the "connections" ... please explain?

          • Anonymous

            Lothric word origin04 May 2016 10:05  

            A little theory I came up with regarding From Soft's development of the word Lothric. Not sure if someone has already thought of this but I will post it anyway ahaha'Lo'rdran = LoDark souls 'thr'ee = thrDrangle'ic' = ic :0

            • Anonymous

              Do it!26 Apr 2016 03:08  

              Dying on top of every bonfire in the game gives you the item "Eternally Scorched Woodchips" - these can be used to set up a bonfire ANYWHERE you want! So remember, as you play through the game, drag mobs onto bonfires and die on top of every one at least once! Trust me. :)

              • Anonymous

                Demon Ruins bonfire20 Apr 2016 10:47  

                I seem to be unable to Travel back to the Demon Ruins bonfire in the catacombs after returning to Firelink once I reached it.

                • Anonymous

                  Poison/Bleed and two other build ups17 Apr 2016 11:58  

                  Whenever I travel with a bonfire my poison and bleed build up, with two other things. I guess curse and something. Do more people have this? Is it something I did?

                  • Anonymous

                    Unable to warp to bonfires12 Apr 2016 16:18  

                    Occaisionally, I will not be able to warp to a bonfire and I have not figured out why yet. I lit the first bonfire at the High Wall and can warp to that, but after lighting the Tower on the Wall I cannot teleport to TotW. When I try, the text is greyed out, and there is an odd yellow icon to the left of it. Any thoughts? Might be useful to add to this entry...

                    • Anonymous

                      Bonfires won't show up after resting28 Mar 2016 16:48  

                      anyone have any idea why recently my bonfires don't show up in the list so i am unable to teleport to them?

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