Demon's Fist

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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 (%)
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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 - - - - - - - -

 



Glitches

  • 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

      I'm thinking of making some sort of weeaboo genkai build and this seems perfect for the melee portion. Just need to figure out the spirit wave spell equivalent.

      • Anonymous

        Works great in off hand on a pure strength build with vordt's great hammer. A single hit with this weapons resets the frostbite status so it can be proc'd again for insane damage on bosses. Plus it is incredibly fast and does good damage for a strength build, which compliments the hammer wonderfully. That's not even mentioning that this thing can parry.

        • Anonymous

          You don't use the Demon's Fist because you want a fist weapon for your pyromancer character.
          You use the Demon's Fist because you want to send dark spirits to space.

          • Anonymous

            Are you running a Strength Build? Do you want one of the fastest weapon speeds in the game? Grab this ****. Even with high-levels of enemy fire defense it will almost always outperform the regular Caestus.

            • Anonymous

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

              • Anonymous

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

                • Anonymous

                  ATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATAT
                  Proceeds to use weapon art:omae wa mou shindeiru

                  • Anonymous

                    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

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                      • Anonymous

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

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

                                      • critically underated, ran a build with this in offhad, ringed knight SS in main hand, and relatively poisey armor. most people don't expect you to suddenly start using your parrying tool as a weapon, a GOOD one no less! only thing is that the weapon art should really only be used similarly to Stomp, it's pretty predictable but has hyperarmor.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          . . O̧̞̭̰̭͐̔̇͘͠Ŗ̡̖͔̞̝̟̖̻͛̏̉̇̅̇̎̚͠Ǎ̶̢̡̝̹̣̞͖̏̑̐̈́̚͢ Ơ̦̜̗̜̟̱͊̑̏̿Ŗ̸̺̻̖̩̬̭̮̅͛̌̔͛͜Ḁ̷̧̬̩̠̐̽͐̆͊͋̎͛̅͟͞ O̸̢͕̭͔̪̹̣͙̎̂͊̂̈́̆́͝ͅR̠̩̯̥̻͇̟͔͕̿̄́̂̄͒̀̚Ả̶̙̺̤͙̰̒̾̏̃̈̌̔͝ Ò̴͖̬̞̱̖̮̱̙̃͆͟͠͝R̮̠̬͕̹̫̗̗̈́͒̊̒̓Ȧ̵̡̧͚̟͈̮͇̞̈͒̌͗̌͘͟ . .

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Ơ̶̢̨̧̨̢̡̨̢̧̢̧̡̨̧̧̡̢̧̢̡̨̢̢̧̢̧̛̛̛̛̜̠̺̣̞̻̺͙͍̣͔̪̳̳̰̯̮̭̻̼̩͙̩͎͙̟̮̹̺̜̥̪͔̳̣̲̪̻̘̮̠̦͔̺̞͇̬̣̘͇̞͈̲̹̞̱̙̻̜̟̲͓̝͚̫͖̜̭̯̙͚̰̻̼͔͍͔̻̻̻̤̭̠̲̼͚̼̗̖̦̫̝͍̤̣̖̩͇̼̥̙̯͕̰͓̮̣̬͔͎̭̱̮̩͖̘̻͈̤̱̥̳̲̦̹̫͚͈̲͙̙͍̹͉̣̖̦̰̤̫̝̪̻͙̣̪̥̻̺̟̪͔͈̩͉̜͉̥̦̹̱̱̰͈̦̲̺̺̤̼͈̥̙͚͈̭̗̻̪̳̣̲̲̱͖̜̪̺̹͍̣̯̤̻͚̠̱̺̼̰̣̱͇͕̬̳͙̟̞̙̰̤̣̮͇͍̹͓̦̪̱̖̣͖̝̻̫̭̮͖̠͖͔̖͙͈̱̒̍͗͂̀́̈́̿̔̃̊͑̈́̈́͋̀͆͛̓̃͂̓̋̌̅̄͛͗͒̈̌͋͆̽̀̃́̉́́͐̂͗̋́̐̄̑̑̆̉̒̌̓̈͗͛͋́̐̌̈́͑̈̓̔̒̉̋̾̾̇̽͌͐͛̀̎̈́̀̏̏̆́̔͋́̾̌̃̌̔̉̂̋̆̉̃̌́̈́͛͒͋̒̈͊̔̉̏͆̾̒͊̌͊͆̂̏̅̓̇̉̉̓͒́̍̀̈́̽͌̀͑͒͆̚͘̕͘̚̚̚̕͘̕͘͜͜͜͜͜͜͝͠͝͝͠͠͝͝͠͝͝͠͝͝͝͠͝ͅͅͅͅR̵̢̧̢̡̡̢̧̨̨̧̢̡̧̢̡̡̧̨̡̨̨͚͓̺̤͎͎̙̹̱̜̯̻̪͓̳͇̟̜̖̯̥̮̼͈̥̘̬̼͓̼͍̭͙̮̗̲̣̙͍͎̟̪̩̘͎̮̰̮͓͓͔̱̯̲͈͔̺̝̹̗̫͔͉̭̘̭͇̣̮̪̖̱̣̙̖̙̺̠̹̹̹̣͇̲͇͓͈̼̩̲̤̤̠̯̯̤̞͔͖̠͙̭͍̠̙̫̼̠̟̻̜̜̙͔͖͓̗͍̤̪͚͇̳̱͕̦̠͎͕̭̠̞̙̣͓̯͎͎̘͙͈̫̭͈̤̲̙̹̪̲͕̖̲̥͕̙͇̼̠̳͔͖̝̳͎͓̜̦̮̟̥͎̯͚̪̪͈̺̤̗̻͚͉̩̺̣͙̺̲̟͔̼̗͔̹͖̠͔̝͎̬̺̘̟͈͙̙̫͈̬͎̪̳̬̘̙̼͓̖͚̣͉̥͎̥͉̙̖̣̼̙̪͎͉͔̤̱̜͇̠̼̠͍͍̳̫̥̃͑͐̎̋̎̓̏̾̄̏̑̅̋̄̃̉̂́̾͒͑͛͌̑̃̌̏̏́͛̈́̓͗̓̈́̔̈́̑̓̽̂͘̕̕̚̕̕͘͜͜͜͜͜͜͝͝͠͝ͅẴ̵̢̛̛̛̛̛͙̟̣̻̭̘̜̜̰̗̻̮̘̺͚̥̗͖̼̟̝̠͙͕̙͕͓͙̠̗̮̼̦̱̹̫̜̿͊̔̽̆͋̃͒̿̅̄͋̂̏̂̒͛͛̀̆̿̑̉̋̎́͌̒̾̂̑̾̍̇̔̌̐̓̂͒̄̐͊̀͑̿̓̈́̍̂̾́͗̔͗͗̉̄̔̓̋̂͗́̄̆͗̇͗̑͂̏̀̽̃͗̓͒̈́͐͒̅͋̐̋̾́̄̓̓̅̽͋̓͂̀̏͆͆̚͘̕̕͘͝͝͠͝͝͝͝ͅͅ

                                            • Anonymous

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    defeating abyss watcher with this weapon its easy , but littlebit tricky , , check this video ---- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdVvU2VynJE&feature=youtu.be

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      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

                                                        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

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

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            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

                                                              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

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

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  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

                                                                    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.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Am I the only one that is reminded of DMC by these? They look like Ifrit almost. And I mean the GOOD DMC, not that*****ty reboot.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I giggle like a maniac whenever I stunlock a Lothric Knight into oblivion with these. I don't care if they're not "good" or "viable" they're fun

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Dont let the haters turn you away, besides your only option is the demon axe...which is garbage. On a pyromancer with 20 str, 10 dex 26 faith and 22 int, this weapon hits hard for its speed, hits fast, and has a wonderfull wep art. Knocks up or guard breaks most things, dose good damage, cheap cost. Also good gap clowe and for a combo. Enemy rollsinto your pyromancys? Whiwind, knock em up and down, spit boulder on them while they are down

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            After fighting the same player twice who used this weapon, I noticed that after s/he used finished Flaming Whirlwind and I was knocked to the ground, they were able to use it again a second time in a row with no chance of me escaping the attack. I fought said player again, and the same thing happened. It seems the combo wouldn't work more than twice tho. Has this happened to anyone else?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Ive seen players with this weapon equipped and they had fire coming out of the fists, but the picture doesnt? It seems like it would blend in more than the ceastus with your fists but not if it glows.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                If anyone has played the original Devil May Cry, you'll notice this weapon bares resemblance to Ifrit. Maybe FROM drew inspiration from it? Thumbs up if you agree

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Testing this weapon myself, I found that the flame whirlwind didn't have the fire pillar at the end. Is this because my int was too low to use the weapon effectively? If so, that may be worth writing into the page.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    1. if you have 2 of this weapon it's slightly easier to parry players because they won't think twice normally2. having an off hand Curved wolf sword boosts potential damage only useful in PvE though due to being extremely unlikely landing more than 2 hits at a time in PvP

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      A fun and interesting Fist weapon to use, though not hugely effective.Much more flashy and interesting than the basic Caestus, its damage can be respectable too, but a properly infused Caestus will beat this out in the long run, mostly because of the disadvantages of split-damage weapons.The weapon art is very rewarding to land, but is difficult to use. Unlike most other weapon arts, the spin lacks hyper-armour, meaning that you can be knocked out of this move pretty easily, it has decent range though, and launching enemies into the air with the fire pillar feels great. In total (double-spin + fire pillar) the weapon art deals decent damage, with the fire pillar dealing the bulk of it, however the duration of the weapon art is pretty long, so chaining L1s or R1s will do more DPS.This weapon probably needs to be buffed, for the weight and damage potential, it's kinda lacking. Giving it hyper-armour on the weapon art would be a great buff, but in terms of straight numbers, increasing the STR scaling would be the best change, the base damage is already pretty low so boosting the scaling won't have that big of an impact, but it will help it to be a more competitive choice compared to a Heavy Caestus.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        the bone fist were done so right. and this weapon is just a shame. it go a low dmg and is slow. poor scaling. i was thinking fist weapons should be high scaling very low base dmg. not much items to stuck with it. hope it will get rework. i love fist weapons. and right now i feel like there is no fist weapon that is useable.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Fun weapon to use! Currently using it with the fire clutch ring, pontiff right eye, Flynn ring and an optional ring. Anyways, not that good for pvp. Opponents tend to roll out on the second fire spin hit thus makes it hard to activate pontiff right eye or carthous beacon. I say release the stone ring from DS2 or increase stun lock. Best way to utilize this weapon is running R1 or R1 followed by L1.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I could have sworn these had an A in Strength at +5 and no scaling in Intelligence and Faith. Did this change recently or have I gone bonkers?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Can someone post a guide for this? Right now this weapon has such low damage, it's nearly un usable in pvp. The weapon art doesn't stun lock either, so even if you hit someone with the first few spins they can roll out of the r2 downward smash.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                The Parry seems Slower than The Ceastus ... Or is it because i don't meet the requirements Anyone an idea???

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I'd really like to love these. But in pvp my gosh!!! It's the kingdom of long katanas and swords and I don't know if it's a problem with me not knowing how to play the fists or if it's general gameplay problem but I can barely touch my enemie with this, and when I do land 1 hit they just roll away like nothing happened. If anyone has some guidelines on pvping with this weapon, i'd like to hear them ^^

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    For me it does not build up the buff effect of Pontiff's right eye when I'm using the L1 or the Whirlwind..I'm rolling with pyromancy, but I'm not sure if Carthus' Beacon works on the L1 and L2..

                                                                                                    • These...look really cool. lolThey do probably need a buff, its the fist/claw weapons L1 combo attack and rolling attack. Its either a matter of range, damage output, or slow startup, or a bit of all of the above (although I don't want them to be too op either.)The L2 is really cool but it suffers from that same thing almost all the "spin2win" moves in this game have (with exceptions), that they just do not do even close to the damage necessary to justify both their FP cost, and how vulnerable they make you.It does look cool though, friend wants to make a Ken Masters cosplay with them lol. If fists are ever buffed, I do hope these become pretty mean. But I also really hope one of the DLC's has a new fist weapon that brings back the running kick from DkS2 bone fist or the Shoryuken from DkS1 Dragon Bone Fist lol.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        they are at +5, I have 50/STR, 30/INT and 30/FTH and I can barely scratch players health bars. Such a cool weapon being wasted by bad Damage output.

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