Undead Bone Shard is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Undead Bone Shard

Undead bones that yet burn.

Cast it into the shrine bonfire to boost the recovery provided by the Estus Flask.

The bonfire's cinders are the bones of Undead, and a bone that still burns is a fresh cinder indeed. Before feeding upon death, one must first pray to it.


Undead Bone Shard Usage


Undead Bone Shard Locations

  1. Undead Settlement - Starting at the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire, travel near the white birch tree where the giant fires arrows. To the right of this tree is a platform you can jump to with the Undead Bone Shard on a dead body.
  2. Farron Keep - From the Keep Ruins bonfire, head down the walkway towards the door that opens once you light the three bonfires. Before reaching the door head to the right and look for a tower full of slugs. It is in the center of that tower. Video location (fextralife video starting at 1h 22m 27s)
  3. Cathedral of the Deep - From the Cleansing Chapel bonfire, head out and through the graveyard. Head across the bridge and up some stairs past a Grave Warden and to the right. The shard is on a tombstone that is laying out over a gap, near a white birch tree.
  4. Catacombs of Carthus - Kill the skeleton with a hat at the bottom of the long stairs, near the first Skeleton Ball, to break the ball and reveal a shard.
  5. Smouldering Lake - Kill the Carthus Sandworm.
  6. Smouldering Lake - From the Demon Ruins bonfire, head down the stairs into the long room filled with floating fireballs and demons. Head left towards the end of the room and the boneshard is located with bodies of dead demons. Beware a Fire Slime that will attempt to fall on you. (Video)
  7. Irithyll of the Boreal Valley - Starting at the Church of Yorshka bonfire, go down the hallway stairs, and go right along the cliff. The Undead Bone shard is located behind the large tombstone at the end of this path. (Video)
  8. Profaned Capital - After you fight the first Gargoyle of the area, it will be on a corpse right next to the bonfire.
  9. Lothric Castle - Starting at the Dragon Barracks bonfire, go up the stairs and to the bridge where the two dragons are. Run almost all the way across the bridge and drop off at the end. The Undead Bone Shard is underneath the bridge.
  10. Grand Archives - Once you reach the rooftop area, head down the ladder and straight ahead until you can turn left to head up the rooftops. Head up and take a right and remain along the top until you can jump back into the archives. Defeat the Lothric knight and Thralls, walk past the wax pool, and find it on a corpse sitting in a chair. There is a ladder you can kick down here that will go back into the archive area where you will find the corpse of Orbeck (if you buy all his spells/defeat the Princes), and contains a number of Priests. It is also near the doorway that leads to the 3 NPC Hunters.
Bonfire Level Estus Flask Level Healing Delta Healing (/w Estus Ring) Delta (/w Estus Ring)
1 0 250 - 300 -
2 +1 335 85 402 102
3 +2 410 75 492 90
4 +3 470 60 564 72
5 +4 515 45 618 54
6 +5 535 20 642 24
7 +6 550 15 660 18
8 +7 565 15 678 18
9 +8 580 10 696 12
10 +9 590 10 708 12
11 +10 600 10 720 12




Upon burning all of the Undead Bone Shards, you will unlock the Achievement "Ultimate Bonfire" 



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    • Anonymous

      29 Dec 2017 23:44  

      I am at lvl 70 and just now started to wonder about these "undead bone shards" in my inventory. Glad i looked it up.

      • Anonymous

        29 Nov 2017 03:07  

        what's with these videos the starting location doesnt show you how to get there at all why even put them they are basically useless

        • Anonymous

          24 Oct 2017 02:36  

          So who's the dude we find the Undead Bone Shard on in the Profaned Capital? It's not just any ordinary corpse...

          • Anonymous

            16 Apr 2017 15:42  

            the location for the grand archives could be more clear; spent 20 minutes running all over the rooftops trying to figure out where this secret 'room' was before finally searching video and realizing the shard is on the chair on the walkway above the second(?) big group of wax-head dudes hanging around all those bookshelves and can be way more easily reached from the elevator right next to the grand archives bonfire if you've unlocked it already.

            • Anonymous

              24 Jan 2017 21:30  

              Here's the video with undead bone shard in cathedral of the deep -

              • Anonymous

                Not in Official Guide09 Sep 2016 19:32  

                Unless I have forgotten how to read, Prima's guide doesn't mention the Shard located inside one of the Skele-balls in the catacombs.So, for all of you unable to find your tenth shard - and came here, like I did - that is the one you're missing.

                • Anonymous

                  Water30 Jul 2016 15:10  

                  I accidentally spill a bucket of tears on my bonfire and put it out. Does anyone know how I can re-light it?

                  • Anonymous

                    NG+14 Jul 2016 11:38  

                    Do these re-appear in NG+? I want to be able to get every item and have my bonfire maxed, and I don't want to have to sacrifice estus power to get the shield

                    • Anonymous

                      learn to read27 Jun 2016 12:06  

                      @ first comment, you get the shield if you trade in 1 shard , not the shard if you trade the shield

                      • Anonymous

                        Possibly a Glitch15 Jun 2016 14:45  

                        I thought I picked all the shards up, I even re-checked the spots a few times, but my bonefire is still at +10 and I dont have any shards to burn.

                        • Early-game testing conflicts with existing data27 May 2016 21:44  

                          I just tested the +0 and +1 flasks, and got 250 / 335 points of healing respectively. I was not using the Estus Ring. Those values are already on the table for higher level flasks. I think that data must be wrong. PC, v1.07.

                          • Anonymous

                            The profaned capitol shard...24 May 2016 03:18  

                            Is right next to the bonfire (literally). I feel that's a better explanation than "After the first gargoyle on an corpse nearby."

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