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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

      Having played DS2 and now going back to DS3 I weep. A scaling in both Str & Dex, the Caestus were mighty in DS2 but you had to be careful and precise, but the damage nerf hits hard in DS3. Perseverance is a nice reversal move I guess but I don't care about PvP and bosses will still do huge damage.
      Still a great weapon, but I am sad nonetheless.

      • Anonymous

        To my fellow strength purists: Are you tired of being cheesed by daggers in PVP? Well, when the quickstep spam is just too much to handle, look no further than the caestus. Slide these bad boys on your hands, and then show that greasy, beta murky hand scythe user who's boss. Press L2 for unlimited trading potential, and then beat the piss out of them with your own two hands. Satisfaction (mostly) guaranteed.

        • Anonymous

          0.5 weight, gives parry, gives perseverance, two hand running L1 gives guaranteed hit for TOD counter, off hand blessing/simple infusion. One of best offhand helper.

          • Anonymous

            God tier utilty. Amazing weapon.
            Chadstus is only looked down on because l1 spamming plebeians want their precious RaNgE and outspacing.
            GET IN THERE LIKE A MAN AND CRUSH YOUR OPPONENT'S SKULL BETWEEN YOUR FISTS.

            • Anonymous

              Not a very great weapon, but it does okay damage. Where it really shines is utility in the offhand, having a quick slap, a parry, and a reliable 2hand to perseverance for general use.don't even need to upgrade it.

              • Anonymous

                TIL the weapon art for caestus makes you inmune to the miracle Force, or that was my experience while being destroyed by 2 caestus users, p interesting

                • Anonymous

                  its L1 absolutely shreds through greatshields and after guard-breaking still has enough hits to kill most enemies, so useful in lothric castle.

                  • Anonymous

                    i use this weapon not for the perseverance like everyone else, but instead i use it for the L1 spam in PvE that does absolutely astounding amounts of damage.

                    • Anonymous

                      S+ tier utility item. Lighter than most rings. Blessed or Simple infusion provides almost free passive regen. Parry and Perseverance are both excellent weapon arts for both PvP and PvE. Surprisingly capable weapon on its own, with or even without an infusion that matches your stats; good for knocking through shields in PvE and chasing down low-HP runners in PvP. The only bad thing to say about it is that it is not as good a parry tool as a small shield; a partial parry will still hurt pretty bad and cost most of your stamina, a flub will open you up for counter damage and drain your whole stamina bar.

                      • Anonymous

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

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

                                • Anonymous

                                  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

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

                                    • Anonymous

                                      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.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I remeber when i got used to parrying and discovered this handy, little tool.
                                        First thing i marched back to Friede an MADE. HER. PAY.
                                        For everything.
                                        Ahhh, good times.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          mudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamudamuda

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Dumbest WA I've ever seen. The only counter is to use a heavy trading weapon or not attack at all. Tried using claws in PvP and this WA makes it impossible to attack since all my attacks bounce off and stun me

                                            • Anonymous

                                              All these notes about off-hand use, but is no one gonna mention the fact that this is quite possibly the best weapon for a Flynn build? The damage output is absurd with the right set-up, and Perserverance partially makes up for the lost defense.

                                              • I wonder, would it be worth applying blessed weapon on this?
                                                Since these pair well with the pontiff rings, blessed weapon would get buffed from them, since it purely applies physical damage.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This is a dagger-like weapon in terms of weight/damage ratio, but has the benefits of an ultra. Fits everywhere.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    How long is perseverance active? Only while you're glowing? I'm not seeing a buff icon for it so I have no idea how long it's actually active for.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      oh god, i'm doing an "punch to death" run and i didn't remember you grab these at the sewer, i thought you could build these at the hand maiden at firelink... i'll have to fist Vord't for like, 10min...

                                                      • caestus + pontiff right eye is a beast combo. My favorite build is a high lvl quality build that i use refined +10 caestus with pontiffs right eye, have caestus offhand and whatever weapon you are best with as your main. If the player youre fighting is wise and keeps distance whenever you two-hand caestus you still have your main weapon. You also can usually catch people even if they’re prepared, and if you do you get a ton of dmg(better than a lot of the high crit dmg)

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Imagine having an ultra and then do a roll/running attack with it only for your weapon to get slapped with a piece of leather, resulting in your death.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            meta strat is to have a caestus in each hand and then switch from one handed to two handed and back repeatedly so they can never guess if you are going to parry or l1 combo them.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              One of my favourite tools for punishing players who turtle, since the L1 doesn't stagger against shields.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I'm surprised at how many invaders get so intimidated and back off when you put your main weapon away, 2 hand the caestus and walk slowly at them.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I really like the concept of this weapon having the A rating for both Heavy and Sharp for str or dex respectively. For the Heavy/Strength you have someone like George Foreman, the KO potential is real. For the Refine/dex, your character is more like a Bruce Lee. Really dope iteration on this worlds fist weapons.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    looking by one side, a leather knuckle doing more damage than an actual dagger is bull*****but looking by the other side, if caestus actually did less damage, it would be useless, since caestus is slower and even the attack range from it is smaller, and there is already corvian greatknife that deals more damage than caestus, can be infused and buffed, is faster, and has a way bigger range (since corvian is the longest dagger)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      since this can both parry and use perseverance, and parry is technically a weapon art this is the first weapon to have 2 weapon arts

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Lightning God Ichiro rises from the depth to show just how he got that nickname. Swing if you dare, just know you won't make it out in one piece

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Good weapon, good tool, good fashion. Terrible range but killing a tryhard with a backhand slap will never get old

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I'm using a +10 Dark Caestus on my current playthrough and it has C C A A scaling, not D D B B as stated in the upgrade table. (Just soloed Nameless King wearing the Archdeacon set. They call me Fist Pope.)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              How to beat Dark Soul 3 1. Get Caestus in sewers, press Y to dual in both hands. 2. Max Dex to 40 you scrub bastard. 3. Infuse with Sharp. 4. Press L2, then spam L1 That’s it, you did it, you’ve beaten Dark Souls 3

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Caestus 101 - Not only can this weapon fit onto any build, most builds should have this weapon equipped at all times. There are two ways to use this weapon. The first way is to just put this on your off-hand when you don't plan on using a shield and you infused it with either blessed or simple. This allows for a fast and easy parry tool when needed and supplies constant passive HP or FP regeneration. While this is indeed useful, this isn't using the caestus to its full potential. The second, more apt way to use this weapon is to keep it on your off-hand, perhaps in the second slot after a shield. Instead of using it for regen purposes, infuse it for damage output. No matter the stats you have, you will be able to get decent damage out of the caestus with some infusion. Even if you have yet to learn how to parry, its still a great tool. At any time, you can hold down the two hand button for just a second and your character will two hand their off-hand weapon instead of their main one. Now, instead of a parry, you have access to one of, if not the best weapon art in the game: perseverance. This is a great counter to ultra weapons. As they begin to swing, activate perseverance and deal out an L1, L1 combo. So long as your opponent's ultra isn't enchanted with a powerful buff and as long as you're around 65% equipment load, you're almost guaranteed to win that trade, as perseverance sharply increases your defenses while you have hyper armor. This is pretty much a hard counter to the Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords' L1 spam. You can also use perseverance then quickly go back to one handing your main weapon. Giving you a small window of hyper armor and defense with any weapon in the game. You can even use perseverance to ensure an estus heal in a pinch. Just L2 then chug. If you're rocking an ultra yourself, caestus is an even greater assets. The slow wind up of ultra weapons can leave you pretty vulnerable. If you find yourself in a situation where you can't hit your opponent with your big weapon and they're able to hit you with their faster strikes, simply one hand your ultra with caestus in your off-hand. Now, you can choose between swinging wide with your ultra or giving a quick jab with your caestus. This will make you much more versatile and unpredictable. Having a caestus in your off-hand while one handing can even be a decent bluff. Even if you don't know how to parry yet, your opponent doesn't necessarily know that. Them just seeing it in your off-hand will make them think twice about mindlessly attacking you head-on. This weapon should be in one of your off-hand slots. It's only 0.5 units, there's no excuse not to. Start using it today!

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Excellent parry tool, secondary weapon, blessed HP regen option but I only use it for the ability to sheath my sword outside of combat engagements because it looks chill

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Best weapon for an invading pyro. Sacred Flame hits harder with two hit riposte weapons, and this one also has perseverance. Activate Power Within and then poise grab people for a 1 hit ko

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I wish we had a fist weapon like caestus that also could cast sorceries. It would at least make an interesting side weapon.

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