Demon's Fist

111 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
100 icon-wp_stability.png -
icon_weight.png 5.5
Requirements & Bonus
D - E E
20 8 9 9
weapon_type-icon.jpg Fist damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Flame Whirlwind icon_fp_cost.png 10(-/10)

Demon's Fist is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A demonic fist that burns with fiery essence. Its wielder can release this power through use of its Skill. When two-handed, fists are equipped in each hand.

Skill: Flame Whirlwind
Spin through opponents with abandon, flaming fists outstretched. Using a strong attack while spinning utilizes your momentum to slam the ground with both fists.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • Pyromancers can easily make use of this weapon with some Strength investment.
  • Like all Fist and Claw weapons, having this weapon in the left hand allows it to be used as a parry tool.
  • The length of Flame Whirlwind depends on when the ground slam follow-up is performed. It can be done after one, two or three spins. Use the follow-up at the last spin to maximize your damage output. 
  • The stamina damage dealt when kicking with the Demon's Fist is very high, the second highest in the game behind the Follower Torch.


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 20/8/9/9 = 388 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/8/9/9 = 445 AR = Str Softcap
  • 20/8/40/40 = 439 AR = Pyromancy Softcap
  • 40/8/40/40 = 496 AR



Location/Where to Find:

  • Transposable from Soul of a Demon, which drops from the demon guarding the entrance to the Smouldering lake in the Catacombs of Carthus. This demon is not a boss and resembles the demon wandering the undead settlement.

Moveset and Videos:

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Demon's Fist Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 111 - 77 - - D - E E - - - - - - - -
+1 129 - 89 - - D - E D - - - - - - - -
+2 147 - 102 - - C - D D - - - - - - - -
+3 165 - 114 - - C - D D - - - - - - - -
+4 183 - 127 - - C - D D - - - - - - - -
+5 202 - 140 - - C - D D - - - - - - - -



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


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
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

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)


  • Two handing a short bow while the fist is equipped in the opposite hand will cause half of the screen on which the the fist is place to fuzz out. (Xbox One) (need confirmation on other bows)



Fist & Claws
Caestus  ♦  Claw  ♦  Dark Hand  ♦  Manikin Claws

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    • Anonymous

      22 Jul 2021 12:25  

      It's hilarious, most of the comments here are just meme comments instead of actual words discussing the pros & cons of this weapon.

      • Anonymous

        02 Apr 2021 17:22  

        Damn, should have bought the atomic karate instead of the lame ass fire axe I swapped for (LITERALLY ANY GREATSWORD)

        • Anonymous

          03 Mar 2021 11:26  

          Proceeds to use weapon art:omae wa mou shindeiru

          • Anonymous

            08 Feb 2021 09:34  

            Even if almost nobody will think about it, be aware that the ground slam foolow-up can be parried but if you touch the player with the spin you are fine.

            • Anonymous

              18 Jan 2021 05:51  

              ANCIENT WISDOM
              ARCANE ART
              EPIC POWER

              • Anonymous

                25 Nov 2020 15:59  

                This is such a good troll weapon, the damage isnt very good but launching hosts and phantoms up into the air with the special combo is so satisfying. I can land it surprisingly often, a lot of players especially noobs and mid tiers like myself never really come across it in pvp or dont see the full weapon special combo.

                • Anonymous

                  19 Feb 2020 12:10  

                  Sometimes, the last part of the spin wa can be cancelled to 2 l1 s. Must be a really precise timing, because is really hard to pull off

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Feb 2020 10:33  

                    Use these with havel's gauntlets and the demon fists look the same, but the textures line up so you have chains wrapped around them. Looks sick

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Feb 2020 10:26  

                      This, motion blade, old wolf curved greatsword, both pontiff rings and the red tearstone ring. L1 spam any boss or player to regain insane HP, dealing more damage with every hit, increased when further with the red tearstone ring. You are a boxing god. ***** weapons, play a monk today

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Dec 2019 04:16  

                        i made a character using this, SL65, invading as an aldrich faithful, and i almost didn't lose at all. The only weapons against wich i will definately lose with this, are astora GS and Red Hilted Halberd.

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Dec 2019 16:22  

                          Absolutely love this weapon. I use it offhand on a quality build with full Black Knight armour and Black Knight Ultra Great Sword main. In PVP enemies are so focused on avoiding the ultra great sword, when they get close they don’t expect a fiery tornado.

                          • Anonymous

                            01 Jul 2019 03:39  

                            Easily one of my favorite weapons, also criminally underrated. Grab yourself a weapon art shield (Preferably Black Night Shield) and bait for an opponent's attack. Punish with an R1 and follow into a weapon art, but let the spin last as long as possible for best damage, then release with your ride into the skies. Mixes well with Pontiff's Right Eye, but I recommend not use Old Wolf Curved Sword so you can have a shield since you lack a perseverance like caestus. Easy 600-800 damage!

                            • Anonymous

                              10 Jun 2019 18:29  

                              Currently running a build with these as a "monk" along with the Millwood Greatbow and utility Pyromancy. Super fun

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