Estus Shard is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Estus Flask Shards

EstusShard

A shard soaked in Estus.

Give to the blacksmith at the shrine to increase usages of the Estus Flask.

In the old days, it was rare to see an Estus Flask far from its owner, but this shard offers hope, however shattered."

 

 

Estus Shard Usage

 

 

Estus Shard Locations

  • High Wall of Lothric: On an anvil in the room where you get the Cell Key
  • Undead Settlement: By the burning tree with worshipping undead. This is to the left of the Undead Settlement  bonfire, past the house
  • Road of Sacrifices: From the Crucifixion Woods bonfire head towards the Crystal Sage. Pass under the small bridge. The shard will be on the left side of the ruins near a fire that has two Lycanthrope.
  • Farron Keep: Go straight out from the starting bonfire. The shard is near a fallen tower guarded by slugs.
  • Cathedral of the Deep: Right outside the Cleansing Chapel bonfire where enemies are praying
  • Smouldering Lake: On a body near a hole from the Old King's Antechamber bonfire. Look for an illusory wall in the bonfire room.
    • Alternatively there is a separate path that leads you to the opposite side of the hole and can be reached if you go down the hall to the right of the one containing a black knight behind an illusionary wall 
  • Irithyll Dungeon: From the bonfire, walk forward into the dungeon and turn right. Now go straight, head through the locked gate that requires the Jailbreaker's Key, then drop down. Go right into the room and there should be a chest which is a mimic that contains the shard.
    • Alternatively, as you play through the level you will eventually reach an open area with 3 enemies, one who will shoot a crossbow at you from beside an archway, one with an axe, and one who will ambush you from behind. Kill these enemies, proceed through the archway and there will be a mimic on your right. This mimic will drop the Estus Shard when killed.
  • Anor Londo: In a chest on the first floor of the large dark room with the Deacons (before the Aldrich fog wall). Enter from the double doors and hug the left wall to find it.
  • High Wall of Lothric/Consumed King's Garden: From Dancer of the Boreal Valley bonfire, climb up the ladder and go first left. Proceed down the stairs and kill the knight standing in front of the elevator. Use the elevator and jump out halfway, onto the wooden ledge. The Estus Shard is down the stairs to the right.
  • Lothric Castle: From Grand Archives bonfire, on the top of Lothric Castle near the Winged Knights. From the ladder that takes you to the Hunter's Ring, you will see an archway that leads to a lower roof/balcony.  Estus Shard will be found all the way out near the railing.
  • Firelink Shrine: Purchase the Tower Key and get to the bridge that overlooks the Shrine. Drop down and find a window that allows you to get inside and get the shard on the rafters.
    • Alternatively, go upstairs and outside and find the tree near the raised area with loot on it, then run up the tree and jump onto the raised area - no key needed!

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Notes

The Ashen Estus Flask, found in the Cemetary of Ash, will also increase the estus count.

  • All shard upgrades plus the ashen estus makes it possible to get the full amount, 15 flasks, in one playthrough.
  • Upon reinforcing with all Estus Shards you will get the Achievement "Ultimate Estus"

 

Trivia

  • Description makes a small reference to the description of the Dark Souls 2 Estus Shard

 




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    • Anonymous

      What do with ng+ estus shard
      Doesn't seem like the Handmaiden takes them as fawrley..
      I'll see if the crow accepts then, once I've bought the key

      Same for bone shard

      • Anonymous

        Irithyl Dungeon shard is wrong. if you follow the directions. It'll lead you to a mimic, yes, but when killed it drops The Symbol of Avarice.

        • Anonymous

          I missed the one in the chest in Anor Londo in the room before the Aldrich boss battle. The big room where you fight the deep accursed creature.. it is certainly tucked away there in that chest. I’d check this location if anyone is missing just one. It’s the sneakiest in my opinion. Can barely see the chest in the dim light tucked behind a column in the nook of a staircase! Ran past it numerous times going to fight Aldrich smh

          • Anonymous

            i just killed all the bosses in the main game and both DLCs without 3 of these shards >.< i feel so dumb! so glad i came here! Wish i had earlier! lol

            • Anonymous

              Hey sorry i'm a little confused, can you have 15 of each estus if you get enough shards? Or is it only 15 estus total counting both of them?

              • Anonymous

                I feel like they should’ve made the Estus Flask count an even 14 or 16. Just seems wonky having that odd one left out of the equation during invasions.

                • Anonymous

                  For anyone confused about the Golden Winged Knight shard, if you approach the rooftop WITHOUT going up the stairs and triggering the knights to drop, run to your right to circle the rooftop. Halfway around the roof, you'll get blocked off by a railing. Run and jump diagonally over the railing (like the tree in firelink to get on the roof) and you'll be on an extended rooftop. It's at the very end of that area. That's the last one that was missing for me. You can also kill/run past the knights and use the staircase opposite of where you started. The description made me think I had to go to the center of the building with the ladder and was driving me nuts lol.

                  • Anonymous

                    I found on another site for the missing 15 shard, go to grand archive, take the elevator up to the 3 gold wing knight. Circle around the roof that they land on, until you're facing top of the stair and the ladder, behind you should be an extended roof platform. that where I found my missing one. It not on the list.

                    • Anonymous

                      Twice now I've been screwed out of shards. The shard in Road of Sacrifices and from the mimic in Irithyll Dungeon have both disappeared from my inventory. I have 10 now when I should have 12. Anyone know what might be causing it? Guess I'll see some use from those NG+ shards after all.

                      • Anonymous

                        I actually cant get all of the estus shards because of the mimic one, I killed them all of them in the dungeon but none of them dropped it

                        • Anonymous

                          So what do I do with them after maximizing my Estus count? I can't sell any I find in NG+, so can I just ditch them somewhere? Because they're getting to be pretty worthless baggage... Man, I miss in Bloodborne how single-use items would be replaced with Madman's Knowledge in NG+. Don't know why they didn't carry something like that over into DS3.

                          • Anonymous

                            "throwing an undead hunter charm at the mimic in Irithyll will make it drop 10 Dragonslayer Lightning Arrows instead. Doing this will render the estus shard unnatainable. I learned this the hard way"

                            ...There's more than one mimic chest in Irithyll, silly. It's the one past the 3 relatively human enemies with weaponry.

                            • Anonymous

                              throwing an undead hunter charm at the mimic in Irithyll will make it drop 10 Dragonslayer Lightning Arrows instead. Doing this will render the estus shard unnatainable. I learned this the hard way

                              • Anonymous

                                High Wall of Lothric: On an anvil in the room where you get the Cell Key
                                Undead Settlement: By the burning tree with worshipping undead. This is to the left of the Undead Settlement bonfire, past the house
                                Road of Sacrifices: From the Crucifixion Woods bonfire head towards the Crystal Sage. Pass under the small bridge. The shard will be on the left side of the ruins near a fire that has two Lycanthrope.
                                Farron Keep: Go straight out from the starting bonfire. The shard is near a fallen tower guarded by slugs. (video)
                                Cathedral of the Deep: Right outside the Cleansing Chapel bonfire where enemies are praying
                                Smouldering Lake: On a body near a hole from the Old King's Antechamber bonfire. Look for an illusionary wall in the bonfire room. (video)
                                Irithyll Dungeon: From the bonfire, walk forward into the dungeon and turn right. Now go straight, head through the locked gate, and then drop down. Go right into the room and there should be a chest which is a mimic that contains the shard.
                                Anor Londo: In a chest on the first floor of the large dark room with the Deacons (before the Aldrich fog wall). Enter from the double doors and hug the left wall to find it.
                                High Wall of Lothric/Consumed King's Garden: From Dancer of the Boreal Valley bonfire, climb up ladder and go first left. Use the elevator and jump out halfway. Estus Shard is down the stairs to the right.
                                Lothric Castle: From Grand Archives bonfire, on the top of Lothric Castle near the Winged Knights. From the ladder that takes you to the Hunter's Ring you will see an archway that leads to a lower roof/balcony. Estus Shard will be found all the way out near the railing.
                                Firelink Shrine: Purchase the Tower Key and get to the bridge that overlooks the Shrine. Drop down and find a window that allows you to get inside and get the shard on the rafters. (Alternatively go upstairs and outside and find the tree near the raised area with loot on it, then run up the tree and jump onto the raised area - no key needed!)




                                YOU SUCK AT NAVIGATION EXPLANATION.

                                • Anonymous

                                  There is one located in the upper beams towards the ceiling to the left of Pump-a-rums indoor nest. You have to unlock the tower in order to reach this place. After unlocking the tower head up the stairs to the broken bridge,Then drop down onto the rooftops and you'll see pump-a-rum's outdoor nest,Run past it and drop down onto the lower rooftops,Then look for the opening that will lead you indoors to the firelink shrine,There will be walkable beams similar to the upper part of the Cathedral of the deep,To the left of the indoor nest, a corpse will be hanging off the edge slightly and will contain an estus shard when grabbed.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Why not attach short videos that show how to get the shard from the closest bonfire, for instance? If I wanted to watch LPs, I'd search for LPs.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      What about left over estus shards? Is there anything you can do with them? I have 15 flasks, but I have 6 leftover estus shards. Can I do anything with these?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Whats the point of them after all 15 is acquired? Could it be possible that they may be part of the DLC for another Flask (Doubt) or can we use them as something else like breaking them for souls?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          You start off with three and pick up 11 shards. I have 14 flasks at +10, bonfire intensity of 11. How do I get my 15th flask in the first playthrough?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Is there any use to extra Shards that can be obtained in subsequent playthrough or are they just trash at this point? The same question for Undead Bone Shard.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I had the thought that maybe you were able to give unused estus shards to a friend and that friend could give them to a lower level so you can get 15 Estus Flasks before you even fight Vordt for the first time..

                                              • Anonymous

                                                On my First play through I gained already 13 of those estus shards, and didn't get the trophy. Also one is missing here. The one from Catacombs.Area: Catacombs of CarthusHow to get: Spawn at the Demon Ruins bonfire. Go down the stairs and to the right. Continue all the way to the end of the hall, then turn left and through the passage. Turn left again at the end of the room, then left once you’re in the corridor. Watch out for the gargoyle on the right. The shard will be across a gap – you’ll need to do a running jump to get to it. Source: http://www.gosunoob.com/dark-souls-3/estus-shard-locations/

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Like say the Ithryll mimic shard? Maybe I didn't see it or pick it up when I was running through and I can't seem to find out which shard I'm missing

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I think there must be more than 12 shards, because I'm at 11 Estus and have yet to get the shards in Irithyll Dungeon, Anor Londo, High Wall/Garden, or Grand Archives. I have no idea where I got the ones not on this list though, I'll have to make another character to truly find that out.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I currently have 12 standard estus and 2 ashen estus, I can't say exactly where I found them since I can't remember though

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Is it possible for me to get the ultimate Estus/ultimate Bonfire achievements by getting the remaining shards or bone parts in NG+?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I got 14 Estus right now. Can anyone confirm that ther Estus max is 14? Or are there any more?—> I'll try and list the ones missing here on my second playthrough.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Hey! I'm on NG+, what to do with the unnecessary estus and bone shard? I can't sell, can't use, and can't trade it (except once, and onlybone shard).. Can I use it for ANYTHING?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I'm at the end game & I've got 14 Estus Flasks. I'm 100% sure that I've picked up all the Estus shards & I've got no idea where to get the last.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I recently finished the game and I managed to find 14 estus shards in total. Once I replay the game I will make sure to notify about the rest.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I got the shard but when I try to turn it in to the blacksmith it say no ashen estus flask in inventory and ideal?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    There is a shortcut to get the shard without the bell key. Neat the bell tower is a slanted white tree that you can kinda run up and quickly turn and jump to get on the roof.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Hi, i had killed the blacksmith, after a reload he is alive but he dont want to speak with me anymore, what can i do ?

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