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Caestus

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Requirements & Bonus
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D D - -
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, 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
icon-magicbonus.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)



 

 




    • Anonymous

      27 Nov 2019 03:22  

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

      • Anonymous

        13 Nov 2019 17:47  

        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

          23 Sep 2019 02:00  

          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

            29 Aug 2019 10:25  

            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

              11 Aug 2019 23:08  

              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

                30 Jun 2019 22:37  

                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

                  14 Feb 2019 07:47  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Nov 2018 01:28  

                    I'm gonna use these babies in PVP on Christmas... Why? because, that's the best day of the year for Holiday Punch! ..... I won't let the door hit me on the way out.

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