Estus Shard is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Estus Flask Shards


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!

 Videos

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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

      07 Sep 2021 20:55  

      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

        13 Jul 2021 21:21  

        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

          08 Feb 2020 05:52  

          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

            12 Mar 2019 19:46  

            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

              16 Sep 2018 22:46  

              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

                02 Aug 2018 11:52  

                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

                  22 Feb 2018 00:08  

                  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

                    22 Oct 2017 18:44  

                    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

                      21 Sep 2017 11:12  

                      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

                        24 Jun 2017 15:04  

                        "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

                          09 Apr 2017 01:55  

                          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

                            15 Nov 2016 17:22  

                            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!)




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