Type Base Power

FP stands for Focus Points is a stat and is used to cast magic and perform Skills in Dark Souls 3. It is the blue bar and stat on the player character's HUD and stat screen respectively. FP is not self regenerating so, in order to refill some of the FP bar, the player must consume an Ashen Estus Flask. FP can only be increased by investing points into Attunement via Fire Keeper.


Items That Regenerate FP


Items That Reduce FP Consumption


FP Notes

  • The maximum amount of Focus Points is 450 at 99 Attunement.
  • The soft cap for FP is at 35 Attunement.
  • Patched with regulation 1.08: You can still perform Weapon Arts, even though you have very little FP left. Does not apply to magic
  • Patched with regulation 1.08: Weapon Arts can still be performed with no FP, albeit significantly weaker

FP Trivia

  • FP is commonly refered to as Fancy Points by the community or "Fig Pops"


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    • Anonymous

      27 Aug 2021 12:29  

      I personally don't like the FP system they have. Like, I'd prefer if FP was Regened Via hitting the enemy with a Melee attack or something instead of needing to get rid of Estus or have it always Regen very slowly and you'd need the needed amount to cast something. IDK, the Ashen Eatus Flasks only really annoyed me in Magic Runs instead of making it feel strategic

      • Anonymous

        07 Jun 2021 13:56  

        Is there a weapon you can infuse in dark souls 3 that does more fp regen than 1 ?

        Or is there no other way to regen fp faster?

        Becease i have 2 simple gem weapons but there fp isn't high so i was wondering if there was a weapon that could regen it faster if infused with a simple gem

        • Anonymous

          09 Aug 2020 23:09  

          Y’all talk about running out of f******ot being able to do this or that bc youhave no fp and making all these complaints but that’s where the skill and strategy comes into play. You have to have something else to fall back on. That what makes a game worth playing is the challenge. It wouldn’t be any fun if you could run through the game op asf destroying everything. There has to be a balance. I can tell most of you can’t play dark souls worth crap and have no skill at all and probably are scared of pvp bc ppl that actually have skill will beat you without a doubt. The dark souls series was meant to be challenging not easy everyone let that sink in.

          • Anonymous

            02 Jan 2018 21:15  

            The fight that spell casters have is not actually fighting enemies, but figuring out how many Estus and Ashen to allot.

            • Anonymous

              20 Dec 2017 22:37  

              Why isn't there even a link to the Attunement page here? Also worth mentioning the rings that reduce costs for magic/wa.

              • Anonymous

                01 Dec 2017 09:40  

                Call me old fashioned but I just say the blue bar is my remaining Fart Power. The blue soy milk is how you get it back.

                • Anonymous

                  22 Sep 2017 05:43  

                  Magic in Dark Souls 3 sucks a**, very limited usage and not much damage. Out of 103+ something spells, I think only 20 of them are useful, and rest of them are trash. They should've used ember like magic so we could summon characters without losing our embers, and also there is limited amount of ember in the game which makes it more frustrating. Oh Lord, this game has too much faults I could go on and on, the camera angle, the dodging technique, and physical defense are all*****.

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Jul 2016 09:59  

                    The way Ashen Estus Flasks work is stupid. Shouldn't they be separate from regular Estus instead of sacrificing your precious Estus Flasks. I feel that you should be able to find Ashen Estus Shards scattered throughout the world (albeit a lot less compared to Estus Shards) in order to upgrade up to a maximum of 5 Ashen Estus Flasks. The only person who wouldn't benefit is a pure Mage who needs all the FP they can get and alloting Estus wouldn't be possible. Unfortunately this is the ideally perfect scenario and probably won't happen, hopefully we get some FP restoring and increasing items in the DLC.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Jun 2016 14:26  

                      Since the page for them doesn't seem to have anything on it, I'll ask my questions here; how do I get more slots? I have about 30 attunement, and only have 4 (5 including the deep ring) Is this the max amount?

                      • Anonymous

                        24 Apr 2016 01:39  

                        Items That Increase FP-Ashen Estus Flask-Hidden BlessingNotes-You can sitll perform Weapon Arts even if you don't have the required amoint of FP left. Spells don't apply.-You can still perform Weapon Arts without FP, but it's significantly weaker.

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Apr 2016 22:52  

                          It appears as if you can use some Weapon Arts without the necessary FP, but what does come out will usually lose its unique effect. For example, the roaring buff without FP doesn't seem to apply the bonus damage at all (only the initial stagger and an inferior version of the modified R2 on clubs), Quickstep still quick steps but looks to have fewer iframes, Perseverance (instant infinite poise for a moment, found on caesti and maces) loses the damage resistance and might even make you take MORE damage than if you hadn't used the ability, maybe counter damage. Spells just plain don't work without FP, though, and the catalyst buffs mostly seem to just stick you in a long animation as punishment for trying, like when trying to chug empty Estus.

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