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.
  • Reinfored 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. 


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

    • Anonymous

      16 Dec 2018 21:04  

      Cool idea, sad implementation. Moveset aside the Dark Hand beats this in every way: this is weaker, consumes much more stamina, seems slower and on top of all weighs a ton compared to other fist weapons.

      • Anonymous

        07 Mar 2018 14:36  

        Try this +5 with fire clutch and flynn's while wearing Master's set, loincloth and ragged mask and you can do some major damage before quickly rolling away

        • Anonymous

          24 Feb 2018 20:46  

          I feel i need to mention. A Chaos Infused Ceastus as the same stat spread for this weapon. Is actually better damage wise on a Pyro build.

          • Anonymous

            06 Feb 2018 06:26  

            defeating abyss watcher with this weapon its easy , but littlebit tricky , , check this video ----

            • Anonymous

              08 Dec 2017 01:07  

              I'm currently using this for a Yang Xiao Long cosplay build with bursting fireball, sacred flame, and GCFB. Just a fun fact, all NPC invaders can get stunlocked with a full weapon art to sacred flame, back to weapon art, so on and so forth. I bullied the Pale shade without taking a hit.

              • Anonymous

                14 Nov 2017 10:30  

                This weapon is not clocking in at 5.5 weight, i currently have 65.7% WR and equipping this puts me at 73.1% WR, not visual bug either, at perfect 64.50%% it still puts you over incorrectly

                • Anonymous

                  25 Sep 2017 01:14  

                  Is is poosible to Parry the Demons fist? i just don't know if i can parry someone while their using this

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Jul 2017 20:26  

                    resembles strongly the Ifrit fists form Devil May Cry (the good first part). If it only would have the kick and charged fire ball attack...and range.

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Apr 2017 02:20  

                      ***** THIS WIKI... It does not keep up with patch updates for weapons and makes you waste your time using it. SORRY but your page has suck since ds2.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Apr 2017 21:31  

                        Some of the best cosplays require fist weapons. Rocky, Xell Dincht, Kenshiro. And I think we all would miss a ton of fun if we had not at least one playthrough with caestus/demon fists only. I mean it can't be worse than a Mimic cosplay...

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Apr 2017 02:19  

                          I want them to get buffed. There isn't really anything wrong with them, I just want things to die faster by punching.

                          • Anonymous

                            04 Apr 2017 20:04  

                            L1 can't be deflected by shields. It gets blocked, but you don't have extra recovery frames like you do with the R1, meaning you can safely spam L1 against shielding opponents.

                            • Anonymous

                              31 Mar 2017 13:01  

                              I really love this weapon, but no matter how hard i try, i just cannot create a good balanced build around it.
                              Frequent hitbox bugs ruin PVE battles, low range ruins PVP. Of course it is possible to play using it, but there is no reason not to use dex dual weapons with the same moveset, unfortunately.

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