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Caestus

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Requirements & Bonus
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5 8 0 0
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Caestus is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



A fistfighter's weapon made from thick straps of leather studded with iron rivets.

When two-handed, caesti are equipped in each hand.

Skill: Perseverance
Cross arms in front of the body to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

 

 

Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Infused and Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • An excellent parry tool when held in the left hand, for its parry frames are very fast.
  • If held in left hand can be dual-wielded by holding the two-hand button. This way one can activate the Perserverance skill then swap out of dual-wield and hit with the right hand weapon with the extra poise/damage reduction still active.
  • As it's the lighest infusable weapon, infusing it with Blessed or Simple provides regeneration with little consequence. 
  • When two-handed, L1 attacks will not be deflected by shields, enabling a player to break an enemy's guard quickly. Two-handed R1 attacks will be deflected. 
  • When infused with Blessed or Simple, upgrading it to +10 will increase regeneration over time.



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Caestus Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
Heavy Infusion
Sharp Infusion
Refined Infusion
Raw Infusion
Crystal Infusion
Simple Infusion
Fire Infusion
Chaos Infusion
Lightning Infusion
Blessed Infusion
Deep Infusion
Dark Infusion
Blood Infusion
Poison Infusion
Hollow Infusion

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular +10 182 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +10 168 - - - - A - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +10 168 - - - - E A - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +10 163 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +10 262 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +10 122 122 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Simple +10 103 108 - - - C C S - - - - - - - - -
Fire +10 177 - 177 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chaos +10 103 - 108 - - D D B B - - - - - - - -
Lightning +10 122 - - 122 - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Blessed +10 122 - - - - D D - S - - - - - - - -
Deep +10 177 - - - 177 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark +10 103 - - - 108 D D B B - - - - - - - -
Blood +10 141 - - - - C C - - - - 39 - - - - -
Poison +10 141 - - - - C C - - 39 - - - - - - -
Hollow +10
Luck Bonus ??   Discovery Bonus ??
172 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 91 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +1 100 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +2 109 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +3 118 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +4 127 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +5 136 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +6 145 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +7 154 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +8 163 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +9 172 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +10 182 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Heavy 78 - - - - C - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +1 85 - - - - B - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +2 92 - - - - B - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +3 99 - - - - B - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +4 106 - - - - B - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +5 113 - - - - B - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +6 120 - - - - B - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +7 127 - - - - B - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +8 134 - - - - B - - -   - - - - - - -
Heavy +9 141 - - - - A - - - - - - - - - - -
Heavy +10 148 - - - - A - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Sharp 76 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +1 83 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +2 90 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +3 97 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +4 104 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +5 112 - - - - E B - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +6 119 - - - - E B - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +7 126 - - - - E B - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +8 133 - - - - E B - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +9 140 - - - - E B - - - - - - - - - -
Sharp +10 148 - - - - E B - - - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Refined 72 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +1 79 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +2 86 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +3 93 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +4 100 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +5 100 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +6 108 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +7 115 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +8 129 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +9 136 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Refined +10 144 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
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icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Raw 104 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +1 113 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +2 123 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +3 132 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +4 142 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +5 152 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +6 161 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +7 171 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +8 180 - - - - - - -- - - - - - - -- - -
Raw +9 190 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw +10 200 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
- icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Crystal 60 60 - - - E E C - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +1 61 64 - - - D D C - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +2 63 68 - - - D D B - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +3 64 73 - - - D D B - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +4 66 77 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +5 68 82 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +6 69 86 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +7 71 90 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +8 72 95 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +9 74 99 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Crystal +10 76 104 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Simple 60 60 - - - D D D - - - - - - - - -
Simple +1 62 63 - - - D D D - - - - - - - - -
Simple +2 64 66 - - - D D C - - - - - - - - -
Simple +3 66 69 - - - D D C - - - - - - - - -
Simple +4 68 72 - - - D D C - - - - - - - - -
Simple +5 70 76 - - - D D B - - - - - - - - -
Simple +6 72 79 - - - D D B - - - - - - - - -
Simple +7 74 82 - - - D D B - - - - - - - - -
Simple +8 76 85 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Simple +9 78 88 - - - D D A - - - - - - - - -
Simple +10 80 92 - - - C C S - - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Fire 72 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +1 78 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +2 84 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +3 90 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +4 96 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +5 102 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +6 108 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +7 114 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +8 120 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +9 126 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fire +10 132 - 132 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Chaos 64 - 64 - - E E D D - - - - - - - -
Chaos +1 65 - 68 - - E E C C - - - - - - - -
Chaos +2 67 - 72 - - D D C C - - - - - - - -
Chaos +3 68 - 76 - - D D C C - - - - - - - -
Chaos +4 70 - 80 - - D D C C - - - - - - - -
Chaos +5 72 - 84 - - D D C C - - - - - - - -
Chaos +6 73 - 88 - - D D C C - - - - - - - -
Chaos +7 75 - 92 - - D D B B - - - - - - - -
Chaos +8 76 - 96 - - D D B B - - - - - - - -
Chaos +9 78 - 100 - - D D B B - - - - - - - -
Chaos +10 80 - 104 - - D D B B - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Lightning 60 - - 60 - E E - C - - - - - - - -
Lightning +1 61 - - 64 - D D - B - - - - - - - -
Lightning +2 63 - - 68 - D D - B - - - - - - - -
Lightning +3 64 - - 73 - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Lightning +4 66 - - 77 - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Lightning +5 68 - - 82 - D D - A - - - -- - - - -
Lightning +6 69 - - 86 - D D - A - - - - - -- - -
Lightning +7 71 - - 90 - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Lightning +8 72 - - 95 - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Lightning +9 74 - - 99 - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Lightning +10 76 - - 104 - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blessed 64 - - - - D D - C - - - - - - - -
Blessed +1 68 - - - - D D - B - - - - - - - -
Blessed +2 72 - - - - D D - B - - - - - - - -
Blessed +3 76 - - - - D D - B - - - - - - - -
Blessed +4 80 - - - - D D - B - - - - - - - -
Blessed +5 84 - - - - D D - B - - - - - - - -
Blessed +6 8 - - - - D D - B - - - -- - - - -
Blessed +7 92 - - - - D D - B - - - - - - - -
Blessed +8 96 - - - - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Blessed +9 100 - - - - D D - A - - - - - - - -
Blessed +10 104 - - - - D D - S - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Deep 72 - - - 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +1 78 - - - 78 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +2 84 - - - 84 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +3 90 - - - 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +4 96 - - - 96 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +5 102 - - - 102 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +6 108 - - - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -- -
Deep +7 114 - - - 114 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +8 120 - - - 120 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +9 126 - - - 126 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deep +10 132 - - - 132 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Dark 64 - - - 64 E E D D - - - - - - - -
Dark +1 65 - - - 68 E E D D - - - - - - - -
Dark +2 67 - - - 72 E E C C - - - - - - - -
Dark +3 68 - - - 76 D D C C - - - - - - - -
Dark +4 70 - - - 80 D D C C - - - -- - - - -
Dark +5 72 - - - 84 D D C C - - - - - - - -
Dark +6 73 - - - 88 D D C C - - - - -- - - -
Dark +7 75 - - - 92 D D C C - - - - - - - -
Dark +8 76 - - - 96 D D B B - - - - - - - -
Dark +9 78 - - - 100 D D B B - - - -- - - - -
Dark +10 80 - - - 104 D D B B - - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blood 72 - - - - D D - - - - 33 - - - - -
Blood +1 77 - - - - D D - - - - 33 - - - - -
Blood +2 82 - - - - D D - - - - 34 - - - - -
Blood +3 87 - - - - D D - - - - 35 - - - - -
Blood +4 92 - - - - D D - - - - 35 -- - - - -
Blood +5 98 - - - - C C - - - - 36 - - - - -
Blood +6 103 - - - - C C - - - - 36 - - - - -
Blood +7 108 - - - - C C - - - - 36 - - - - -
Blood +8 113 - - - - C C - - - - 37 - - - - -
Blood +9 118 - - - - C C - - - - 37 - - - - -
Blood +10 124 - - - - C C - - - - 38 - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Poison 72 - - - - D D - - 33 - - - - - - -
Poison +1 77 - - - - D D - - 33 - - - - - - -
Poison +2 82 - - - - D D - - 34 - - - - - - -
Poison +3 87 - - - - D D - - 35 - - - - - - -
Poison +4 92 - - - - D D - - 35 - - - - - - -
Poison +5 98 - - - - C C - - 36 - - - - - - -
Poison +6 103 - - - - C C - - 36 - - - - - - -
Poison +7 108 - - - - C C - - 36 - - - - - - -
Poison +8 113 - - - - C C - - 37 - - - - - - -
Poison +9 118 - - - - C C - - 37 - - - - - - -
Poison +10 124 - - - - C C - - 38 - - - - - - -
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Luck Bonus Discovery Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Hollow 76 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hollow +1 83 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hollow +2 91 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hollow +3 98 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hollow +4 106 - - - - D D - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hollow +5 114 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hollow +6 121 - - - - C C - - - - - - - -- - - - -
Hollow +7 129 - - - - C C - -  - - - - - - - -- - --
Hollow +8 136 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hollow +9 144 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - -- - -
Hollow +10 152 - - - - C C - - - - - - - - - - - -

 


Table Key

 

Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison

 Weight

icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)



 

 




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    • Anonymous

      17 Aug 2021 19:14  

      I’ve occasionally run into players who are “two-handing” this weapon, but are still able to do the parry instead of the perseverance WA. Is this a hack?

      • Anonymous

        05 Aug 2021 09:50  

        Great for parries, and off-hand utility, both as a weapon & WA. Been practicing parrying, but people automatically assume I want to parry when they see this. So they forget it's a weapon, and try to bait my parries. If they are dumb enough to roll into me, I just attack and catch them at the end of their rolls. Works 90% of the time, and deals a good +250 damage in 2 hits on blessed, assuming you're doing a hybrid FTH build.

        • Anonymous

          05 Aug 2021 09:30  

          Great for parry, & off hand back up both as a weapon & utility. Most people assume you want to parry, & forget it is a weapon. If your opponent is dumb enough to roll into you, and they don't do a roll attack, you can catch them easy 90% of the time for 1-2 hits, around 260+ in most cases.

          • Anonymous

            02 Jul 2021 00:06  

            I get 710 AR (not including right eye ring or old wolf CS) with these on my star platinum cosplay build. 50 dexterity 60 faith + darkmoon blade and I switch Sunlight SS in and out whenever I need it for oath of sunlight. One thing people often forget about fist weapons is that they require basically no stamina to swing, meaning you can pool all of the points you would've put into stamina into damage. That on top of flynns ring and master's attire means you do enough damage to trade with ultras and great hammers as long as you're buffed up and are using perseverance correctly.

            Full stats are here if anyone is interested, I basically never see people use this as a main weapon which is a shame because they do immense amounts of damage and nobody ever expects it when it happens.
            Cleric start: Vig-35 Att-20 End-10 Vit-7 Str-12 Dex-50 Int-7 Fth-60 Lck-13

            I out-damaged a guy in full havel armour with a buffed great mace, it's stupid. Lack of range and getting parried are the only issues, but most people suck at parrying and you don't need range when everyone just tries to trade with you anyway. Also it has one of the better running attacks in the game, both the running L1 and R1 are quite good for roll catching which you'll be doing a lot of.

            On a final note, Caestus gets over 50 poison damage when infused with a poison gem. That with the speed and ability to trade makes it likely the single best poison weapon in the game. I haven't tested this out but the numbers show that it should work in theory at least.

            • Anonymous

              11 Jun 2021 20:29  

              Just started using these little guys in the arena for the first time and I have never won so many matches before.

              • Anonymous

                02 Jun 2021 09:20  

                You know someome is salty about being beaten up/parried with this weapon when they use 8 paragraphs to say "i don't like it"

                • Anonymous

                  20 May 2021 20:20  

                  why does everyone use this as a parry rather than an actual weapon? it works surprisingly well as a weapon...

                  • Anonymous

                    09 May 2021 21:19  

                    Ah yes the humble caestus. Weighing In at 0.5 pounds this handy tool is a staple for all my builds. At +10 with a simple infusion they provide priceless utility in your off hand. No more wasting precious blessings because you got carried away spamming weaponarts. Just simply have it in your offhand, equip two in-between fights to double the effect. There is so much you can do with these babies.
                    And on top of the free for, you also have a handy deterrent to any r1 spammer with half a brain, even if you can't parry. Having a caestus out will make them think twice, or even hesitate expecting a parry.
                    As an actual parry tool I'd say this one is a mixed bag however. On the one hand you get a very fast and cheap parry tool. On the other it's a high risk high reward kind of tool. Whiff on a caestus parry and you can lose an entire bar of stamina. This can mean life or death vs ganks or certain high damage builds, as you will suddenly be pounding the b button trying to roll while your toon stands around and dies.

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