Estus Flask is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Estus Flask

"The Undead treasure these dull green flasks. Fill with Estus at bonfires, and drink to restore HP. The journey of an Undead has always traced the bonfires, and no journey of import has been made without an Estus Flask."


Estus Flask Usage

  • Allows the player to refill some of his/her HP bar.
  • The player will gain more Estus Flasks through out the course of the game, allowing for more healing to be used between Bonfires.
  • The player can also assign how many Estus Flasks become Ashen Estus Flasks at Blacksmith Andre in Firelink Shrine.



Estus Flask Locations

  • Players start the game with 3 Estus Flasks and pick up 1 Ash Estus Flask in the initial area.
  • To obtain more flasks, you must turn in Estus Shard at Blacksmith Andre in the Firelink Shrine.




  • Amount of flasks the player carries can be increased using Estus Shard
  • The player can carry 15 Estus Flasks total.
  • Can be reinforced by burning Undead Bone Shard, at the Firelink Shrine bonfire, up to +10. This allows each swig from the flask to replenish more health.
  • The Estus Ring increases the amount of health regenerated by Estus Flask by 20%.
  •  It's also possible to refill estus flasks by killing enemies. There is a hidden gauge filled by souls of fallen enemies (player doesn't need to kill the monsters themselves).
    • You cannot recover more than your maximum number of uses (i.e., if you have 5 estus flasks, gaining souls will not give you a sixth).
    • Defeating an invader as the host gives you two of each Estus type. Defeating another player as any type of phantom gives you one of each Estus type.
  • Every Estus flask upgrade yields less than the one before in recovery, this may be because it helps keep play somewhat balanced between a player who finds all the undead bone shards and one who only finds half of them, since the first half of the upgrades is a much more substantial boost than the latter half.


Flask Level HP Recovery HP Recovery with Estus Ring Increase in recovery from last level
+0 250 300 -
+1 335 402 85
+2 410 492 75
+3 470 564 60
+4 515 618 45
+5 535 642 20
+6 550 660 15
+7 565 678 15
+8 580 696 15
+9 590 708 10
+10  600 720 10





    • Anonymous

      26 May 2019 08:50  

      only carry a maximum of 15? NG + even if you get it, it cannot increase the number of estus flask. DS2 has many items to recover HP. when starting NG++ Estus Flask Shards become useless because it cannot be upgraded and the DS3 does not change. I wonder why they don't replace it with something more useful. Items to recover HP and MP are very stingy. In DS2 I use magic to travel and often exhaust items to restore MP.

      • Anonymous

        11 Jan 2019 09:17  

        I can't seem to carry more than 10 estus flasks even after reinforcing and allocating them. I should have 12, but only 10 appear

        • Anonymous

          11 Jun 2018 10:03  

          The Estus Flask +10 gains an increase in recovery from 15 rather than 10 from last level, assuming the HP recovery values are correct.

          • Anonymous

            06 Apr 2018 03:17  

            A flask is a bottle, you aren't munching on glass containers to regen health, that would do the opposite. They should br called swigs or something. It's really bugging me >_<

            • Anonymous

              13 Feb 2018 15:50  

              So I'm on NG+ right now, my Estus Flask is +9 with 14 charges (I don't have any Ashen charges, magic is for the weak), but I have 6 more Estus Shards and 3 Undead Bone Shards, which should be able to bring me up to a +12 flask with 20 charges. Will my extra shards just not work? Maybe if I never upgrade it to max, I can keep getting more shards, and then when I can get to 99 charges (+20 or further), I'll use them all. I'd probably have to get to at least NG+ 8 tho (It goes up to NG+ 99, right?)

              • Anonymous

                29 Dec 2017 15:34  

                I believe that the Estus Flask only heals because when the undead drink it when wounded, the heat from the bonfire activates their cells to rejuvenate dead tissue. The hotter the bonfire (burning a undead bone shard) the more heat and the more cell activation

                • Anonymous

                  12 Nov 2017 21:10  

                  seems in pvp some players can rinse faster which helps them stay alive easier.I have died many times just trying to replenish health and it seems agonizingly slow as it was in Bloodborne too.Is there a ring that speeds up the process

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Oct 2017 16:44  

                    Maybe due to a patch, or my luck of Luck based characters, but I've noticed a significant increase in how many times I'll randomly get a refill while playing. Anyone know if Luck directly affects it?

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Feb 2017 01:48  

                      Guys. Whenever you kill someone who invades you. You get +2 estus drinks. It's not random. You earn it for crushing someone. Also is it normal to have bonfire lvl 8 but estus +7 drinks? I think my game ate itself.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Feb 2017 06:32  

                        Hey I have 15 Estus Flasks already, what happens if I reinforce it again... do I get extra uses for my alternate flask? or does it just do nothing?
                        If I give him a total of 17 Shards could I have 15 Norm Estus and 2 Ashen?

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Feb 2017 19:28  

                          for some reason i get estus more frequently during invasions after you kill another player. i guess that boosts your chances of getting more estus flasks

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Dec 2016 05:20  

                            What if you just get a "random" refill when someone in the same general area as you dies in their own world. Since we can see phantoms from other peoples games, and you get refills when a phantom in the same world as you dies, it might at least be worth testing.

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Nov 2016 16:09  

                              Estus is Latin for 'heat'. We know the flame of bonfires heals the undead- I think this might be a poke towards the same fact. Undead carrying bits of heat around with themselves, to be used whenever injured and far from fire...

                              • Anonymous

                                29 Oct 2016 15:55  

                                So I have 15 Estus flasks, I have burnt all 10 undead boneshards but have not got my achievement for it. Is it because I did it offline? (I did it on Steam btw) Does anyone know how I get the achievment?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Refill on level25 Sep 2016 06:22  

                                  I have noticed you are more prone to get estus in either flask if you have enough souls to level up; Also if you haven't beaten the area boss too. I play as a luck build cuz i am 1/4% irish...

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