Burial Gifts return in Dark Souls 3, just like the previous Souls games. One can be chosen by the player at the beginning of the game as sort of an extra bonus to help them get going. There are 9 gifts to choose from in total. All of the starting gift items are obtainable in-game, meaning these gifts provide a temporary advantage. A gift can only be chosen at the start of the first NG. The player may also opt to take none of these gifts during character creation.
|Life Ring||Ring set with a small red jewel. Raises Maximum HP.|
|Divine Blessing||Warm, blessed holy water. Fully restores HP and cures ailments.|
|Hidden Blessing||Pure, blessed holy water. Fully restores FP.|
Black Firebomb x5
|Firebomb charged with a special block. An uncouth gift for the departed.|
|Fire Gem||Material used to upgrade fire weapons. More appropriate for a warrior than pretty trinkets.|
|Sovereignless Soul1||The sovereignless soul of one who slept beside you. Use to acquire many souls.|
|Gold Coin x7||Burial item for good fortune after death. Greatly increases item discovery for a short while.|
|Cracked Red Eye Orb x4||Online play item. One use only. Become a dark spirit and invade another world.|
|Young White Branch||Branch of a young white birch, perhaps an offering of peace. Can be used to blend into environment, but only once.|
Notes for Players choosing Gift
For PvE the best options are the Life Ring, the Fire Gem or the Sovereignless Soul.
Everything else is either easily obtainable fairly early on, plentiful later in the game, or nearly useless until it can be obtained mid or late game.
The Fire Gem seems tempting, and rightfuly so, it's definitely an excellent choice for people who would like to focus on survival or magic stats, as the fire gem offers good damage but no scaling. Surprising amount of early found weapons scale well into the late game, for example Knight's starting long sword. Even if you go the damage fist path for at least few hours you won't match damage offered by this infusion. Otherwise firegem infusion is obtainable in the early mid game.
Early on, it is much more helpful to have the little buffer of health (especially versus Iudex Gundyr) or an extra level or two once you reach Firelink Shrine than having an extra Young White Branch, Rusted Gold Coin, or even a Divine Blessing.
The Young White Branch grants immediate friendship with the Giant Archer of the Undead Settlement, removing the need of talking the archer.
1The "Sovereignless Soul" shows up as the "Soul of a Nameless Soldier" if chosen. Both will grant 2,000 souls if used.