Estus Flask is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Estus Flask

EstusFlask

"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 their 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.

 

 

Notes

  • 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 (the player doesn't need to kill the monsters themselves).
    • The player cannot recover more than the maximum number of flasks (i.e., if the player has 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

 

Trivia

  • The Japanese translates to: "A glass bottle of dull green. A treasure of the Undead. / Accumulate estus at a bonfire and drink to restore HP. / Since ancient times, journeys of the Undead have been around bonfires. The Estus bottle was always part of the journey."

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      it says that the max estus uses is 15, but i got up to 14 and it wouldn't let me reinforce anymore, i don't know why

      • Anonymous

        Please use estus. When im invading and seeing a noob chugging estus i know its a easy win I love pointing down on Casul scrub who use estus when they should git gud and use a pkcs instead. keep using estus cuz us pkcs users will keep pointing down on you and throwing 6 or 7 dung pies at you Casuls. your lkss won't help because pkcs is the best weapon and all your ganking friends are cheap "estus scrubs" as well lol

        • Anonymous

          Got all the way to the Dancer before I realised I could upgrade my Estus to +8 with Undead bone shard, did them all on standard estus, no wonder I had to heal a lot.

          • Anonymous

            one flask, or many? or a better question: how do you drink all that orange goodness through the helm you're probably wearing?

            • Anonymous

              What’s the maximum amount of Estus flasks you can have while invading someone because someone invaded me and healed 10 times I thought the maximum was 7

              • Anonymous

                what about when you kill an enemy and it gives you an estus flask back? what are the odds/chances of that to happen?

                • Anonymous

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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?
                                    EX:
                                    If I give him a total of 17 Shards could I have 15 Norm Estus and 2 Ashen?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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

                                              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...

                                              • Anonymous

                                                hi,i have an annoying bug where i can't get new estus flasks even tho i have estus shards it always tells me that i don't have any I'm playing the game with 3 *****ing flasks and after a few weeks it gets anonying to die cause i can't heal myself

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  so according to this chart, it's only ever significant to get your flasks to +4 or +5 since healing is improved by nearly 300hp from unupgraded flask (nearly 350hp with the Estus ring) while +6 to +10 upgrades only get you a pitiful 75hp increased healing (<100hp with Estus ring)

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    To be tested : I played several runs and never witnessed a random refill of an Estus Flask, ever. Then, I started a luck based build, and that's when I witnessed random refills, like, quite often. I have 30 luck right now with this character.

                                                    • I'm currently on a pure faith character and I've gotten at least one extra flask just from standing around. I feel like I've gotten more without killing but I can't say for sure.Moreover, I wonder if it's got anything to do with stats or levels, because I'm getting substantially more refills on my cleric than I got with my tank. I'm around level 30 now and I'm pretty sure I've gotten more refills now than my tank has ever gotten and he's 120 and farming covenant items before going into NG+.It was especially noticeable during the deacons boss fight. I was somehow getting estus flasks faster than I could consume them.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I think it may be related to the amount of souls required to level up.In my experience, if I need 2000 souls to level up, I will gain an Estus refill when I kill enough enemies to give me 2000 new souls. As I gain more and more levels, this requirement will increase from 2000 to 2500 and so on up to over 25000 souls or whatever in the endgame.However, it seems to ignore soul-giving items and selling to NPCs, so it gets out of sync with your actual next level requirement as displayed in the stats.

                                                        • Frequency of refils seems to have randomness to it maybe the luck stat?Bigger enemies are more likely to give you a drop.Getting hit a lot seems to slow down rate of refils, like receiving damage to refill bar.Ashen estus recovers from casters only?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The article states "It's 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). For every +1000 souls you recieve, you recover one of your consumed estus flask uses. Side note: you cannot recover more than your maximum number of uses. i.e., if you have 5 estus flasks, gaining 1000 souls will not give you a sixth.." Later in the game enemies drop thousands of souls. And I'm definitely not even getting one estus flask per enemy, let alone one for every 1000 souls.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              As I'm farming the little knight that infinitely respawns near Dragon-Kin Mausoleum, every 3 to 5 times I kill him, my estus gets refilled by 1 use.I can't replicate or guess exactly when the refill occurs, but it always happens. For each time I kill the knight, I get 7,920 souls on NG. (silver ring, mimic head, shield of want all equipped) so the '1000' souls idea is way off. There certainly IS a 'hidden mechanic' that triggers the refill, but I need more time to figure exactly what makes it happen.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                what does it mean "When you reach your souls +1000, you gain a use up to your maximum number of uses"?what is "my souls" in this situation?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I don't really use FP so I try to equip all my estus flasks to hp and I have 9 but can only equip 6 to my hp. Any ideas why this happens

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Went through half the game not being able to figure out how to actually upgrade Estus, only to get more with Andre. Finally figured it out, upgraded to +6 right away. Sweet release

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I'm not sure if i'm the only one as i thought it was a glitch. But often i'll use my last flask then kill some baddies and i have more in my estus. It really saved me fighting the abyss watchers.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Me and several of my jolly cooperators have noticed an effect where we have used up all our estus, and after a couple of kills (PVE) an estus flask refills. It is currently unknown what the parameters for this refill are or if it is possible to recover more than one estus flask.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          i was wondering what the maximum amount of estus flasks possible to obtain in the game even through new game cycles is?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            What is the starting number of estrus flasks? I'm at 4 after defeating the first boss. I read I should have 5(?).

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I often wonder what estus tastes like. Fans say Sunny D but I doubt it! Lol!I remember from an old Doctor Who episode that Estus had something to do with warmth and stimulated rejuvenation...also it was very sweet like honey or something. It's the Tom Baker episode where he runs into the Sisterhood of the Sacred Flame and some evil time lord. I could also be confused for I haven't seen it in YEARS! Lol!

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