Coiled Sword Fragment is a Tool in Dark Souls 3.

Coiled Sword Fragment

Fragment of the coiled sword of a bonfire which served its purpose long ago.

Returns caster to last bonfire used for resting, or to the bonfire in Firelink Shrine. Can be used repeatedly.

Bonfires are linked to one another irreversibly, retaining their affinity long after their purpose is exhausted.


Coiled Sword Fragment Usage

  • Same effect as Homeward Bone, only it can be used an infinite number of times. 


Coiled Sword Fragment Location

  • In the copy of Firelink Shrine in the Untended Graves, where the bonfire would be.




  • Can be traded to Crow for a Titanite slab. If you dont have a problem to use 500 souls per homeward bone it is a really good trade.
  • Does persist into NG+, however does not stack.  Upon receiving the second Coiled Sword Fragment, it is sent to your Storage Box.




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    • Anonymous

      02 Jun 2021 01:27  

      I’m new to this game and the souls series in general, and reading some of the replies about how you only get 15 slabs per playthrough so getting rid of this is worth it, I’ve got to ask: you guys have that many weapons you like using enough to fully upgrade? I only have 3 and 1 shield that I even keep in my inventory, one of which being the Crystal Sage Rapier that I only have for farming. I am only at Farron Keep, but I’ve looked up the movesets for pretty much everything and the only other thing I can see myself getting is the Farron Greatsword. That’s only 4 slabs used.

      Guess it’s cuz I’m kinda early game still and I don’t like having to restock bones, but it doesn’t really seem worth it to me to get rid of this. You can just get another in ng+ to trade anyway and just keep the first.

      • 14 Aug 2020 11:33  

        This might be the fragment of the broken Coiled Sword in the High Wall of Lothric. The first time you spawn there, there's a bowl with a seemingly dead coiled sword resting beside it, the tip is missing. Given this, and the fact that the Untended graves are nearby is... curious, to say the least.

        • Anonymous

          05 Aug 2020 15:19  

          i killed dancer, oceiros and gundyr to get this before vordt because i was tired of buying homeward bones while farming at highwall, was that a smart thing to do?

          • Anonymous

            09 Jul 2020 18:32  

            So I NG+ for the first time, but when I went to the untended graves for the second time I couldn't find it again.... is this normal?

            • Anonymous

              13 Apr 2020 22:59  

              Also usually I personally only upgrade 3 catalysts, one long sword and one shield to its max, so the extra slabs are pretty much useless.

              • Anonymous

                23 Oct 2019 08:51  

                While the idea of having an infinite homeward bone in your inventory is tempting, I don't really see much use for it other than trading it for a slab. When you pick it up you've come to a point in the game where paying 500 souls for a homewad bone is pocket change anyway. Getting a full stock of them is rather easy.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Apr 2019 17:28  

                  This item should be kept till your next cycle. Slab is good but you can prevent many unnecessary deaths with this.

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Jan 2019 09:21  

                    I always traded this. On launch it was a one time use (could have been a bug) but since then I always traded it

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Feb 2018 12:13  

                      Great for farming. Equip it to the quick select menu to return to the last bonfire rested at in a second rather than having to run all the way back, something too mundane for the finite Homeward bones. Which is way more useful than just another Titanite Slab. Once you've finally picked your favourite weapon, shield, bow and instrument, all the extra Titanite Slabs are just spares.

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Jun 2017 12:03  

                        It can be traded for a titanite slab in each new game+.However,it is present in the firelink shrine only if the original game progression is followed.Also the old coiled sword fragment is automatically transferred to the storage box after receiving a new one in a new game+.
                        Never forget that only one can be traded for a titanite slab in one playthrough at a time .

                        • Anonymous

                          14 Apr 2017 08:04  

                          Crow doesnt take my coiled sword fragment in NG+. I traded one fragment for a slab in NG, but in NG+ it doesnt work anymore.

                          • Anonymous

                            31 Oct 2016 03:02  

                            So I reached the firelink shrine in the Untended Graves but the sword fragment was not there. I got the Fire Keepers Eyes and the Blacksmith Hammer but the sword fragment was not there. Is it because I have not fought all the Lords of Cinder yet? Anyone else encounter this issue?

                            • Anonymous

                              04 Oct 2016 14:46  

                              Can I trade this with other players to be able to indirectly get the other player a slab?...since upgrade materials cannot be traded themselves...

                              • Anonymous

                                22 Jun 2016 06:55  

                                this happened on my ng+4 save although this is the first time i've ever tried this.after killing vordt, i immediately killed emma to gain access to the dancer boss fight and unlock several late game areas earlier than usual.after that, i proceeded to clear everything that i can't do early game if I went on the normal route. from the dragonslayer armour, to the consumed king, and also champion gundyr, i've beaten them all early game. although the grand archives is still locked at this point, still no drakeblood set on the area after the consumed king and before the untended graves(although i'll get one later after beating a drakeblood knight in archdragon peak, and still no coiled sword fragment yet on the other firelink shrine after champion gundyr. so with nothing else to do, i then proceeded on beating the game the usual way. after beating yhorm, i was summoned on emma's location for the dancer boss fight but i've already cleared this point of the game, i would then clear the consumed king's garden and untended graves before the rest of lothric castle but i've already cleared both so i went to check on the coiled sword fragment location instead which would usually be available by now but its nowhere to be found.uhhh.. what? i just want my titanite slab!!!

                                • Anonymous

                                  16 May 2016 07:36  

                                  If you've traded the coiled sword in ng for a slab, if you do it again in ng+ you don't get a slab again. It gave me a chunk instead.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    01 May 2016 03:29  

                                    If you already picked up a second Coiled Sword Fragment you can still trade it in to the crow and keep one to use. You just need to manually take the second Coiled Sword Fragment out of your item storage at the bonfire

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