fire_keeper_gesturesGestures are a game mechanic that allows players to express emotion or direction. There are a total of thirty-three gestures in Dark Souls 3. Collection of all gestures rewards the player with the Master of Expression trophy.

Certain gestures performed towards the Fire Keeper will result in different reactions from her, such as 'Dignified bow' responding with a bow, 'Legion Etiquette' with a look of consternation, 'Stretch out' with a small laugh, or 'Path of the Dragon' with a twirl.

Icon and Name


~point_forward Point forward

Automatically received.

~point_up Point up

Automatically received.

~point_down Point down

Automatically received.

~wave Wave

Automatically received.

beckon Beckon

Received from Yoel of Londor. Talk to him near the Foot of the High Wall bonfire and take him into your service. Talk to him again in Firelink Shrine to get the gesture.

call_over Call over

Received after you trade with the Pump-a-Rum Crow for the first time.

welcome Welcome

Received from Cornyx of the Great Swamp. Talk to him in the Undead Settlement and accept his services. Then talk to him in Firelink Shrine, leave the conversation, and talk to him again to receive this gesture.

applause Applause

Received from Ringfinger Leonhard:

  1. Talk to him once he appears in Firelink Shrine. He will give you five Cracked Red Eye Orbs.

  2. Talk to him again after acquiring a Pale Tongue and he will give you the Lift Chamber Key.

  3. Unlock the door at the lowest level below the Tower on the Wall bonfire and descend the lift. Kill the Darkwraith to receive a Red Eye Orb.

  4. Talk to Leonhard afterwards and he will give you the gesture.

quiet_resolve Quiet Resolve

Received from Anri of Astora near the Church of Yorshka bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, if you are following his/her questline.

jump_for_joy Jump for joy

Automatically received.

~joy Joy

Automatically received.

rejoice Rejoice

Received from Siegward of Catarina after you give him his armor just outside the Cleansing Chapel in the Cathedral of the Deep.

hurrah! Hurrah!

Received after selecting 'Talk' twice to Blacksmith Andre.

praise_the_sun Praise the Sun

Received after praying at the Altar of Sunlight in Lothric Castle. [Video Location]

my_thanks! My thanks!

Received from Knight Slayer Tsorig upon killing him or being killed by him, either as an invader in the Catacombs of Carthus or as an NPC in Smouldering Lake near the lake of fire with the bridge leading to a ladder to the ballista above it.

~bow Bow

Automatically received.

proper_bow Proper bow

Received upon summoning Yellowfinger Heysel in Farron Keep:

  1. Offer a Pale Tongue to Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth.

  2. Yellowfinger Heysel's summon sign will appear next to the tower full of slugs near the Keep Ruins bonfire.


dignified_bow Dignified bow

Received from talking to Yuria of Londor.

duel_bow Duel bow

Received upon summoning the Londor Pale Shade once you have five Dark Sigils. Can be summoned near the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire for the Abyss Watchers fight, or outside the fog gate for the Pontiff Sulyvahn fight if you are following the Lord of Hollows questline. Note that while the Londor Pale Shade can be summoned for the Soul of Cinder fight, doing this will not grant you the gesture.

legion_etiquette Legion Etiquette

Received from the Old Wolf of Farron after praying to it near the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire within Farron Keep.

darkmoon_loyalty Darkmoon Loyalty

Received from speaking with Sirris of the Sunless Realms in Firelink Shrine after giving the Dreamchaser's Ashes to the Shrine Handmaid.

by_my_sword By my sword

Received from summoning Black Hand Gotthard, either before the Abyss Watchers or Pontiff Sulyvahn fights.

prayer Prayer

Received from Irina of Carim. Talk to her for the first time in the Undead Settlement, and agree to touch her.

silent_ally Silent Ally

Received from Orbeck of Vinheim after purchasing Aural Decoy, Farron Flashsword, Hidden Body, Pestilent Mist and Spook. Talk to him again after purchasing these spells, and he will give you this gesture.

~rest Rest

Received after resting at a bonfire for the first time.

~collapse Collapse

Received from Hawkwood the Deserter after talking to him for the first time.

patches_squat Patches Squat

Received from Unbreakable Patches. Talk to him in Firelink Shrine, then reload the area and he will be in this pose; talk to him to receive the gesture. Can also be received from Lapp at the beginning of the Shared Grave in The Ringed City at the bottom of the staircase.

prostration Prostration

Received from Unbreakable Patches, after replying 'No' when he asks for forgiveness in Firelink Shrine, or after confronting him in the Cathedral of the Deep after he lowers the bridge with 'You know who I am'.

toast Toast

Received from Siegward of Catarina. Talk to him after defeating the Demon in the Undead Settlement, or talk to him in the kitchen near the Distant Manor bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley if previously missed.

sleep Sleep

Received from Siegward of Catarina. Talk to him after receiving the 'Toast' gesture after defeating the Demon in the Undead Settlement, or talk to him in the kitchen near the Distant Manor bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley after receiving the 'Toast' gesture if previously missed.

curl_up Curl up

Received from Greirat of the Undead Settlement. Give him Loretta's Bone in Firelink Shrine, then reload the area and talk to him to receive the gesture.

stretch_out Stretch out

Found in the Profaned Capital on poor Laddersmith Gilligan's corpse next to the Profaned Capital bonfire.

path_of_the_dragon Path of the Dragon

Found on a Drakeblood Knight's corpse in the hallway past the Oceiros, the Consumed King fight. Gesture required to access Archdragon Peak. [Video Location]


  • The 'Quiet Resolve' gesture was originally from the first Dark Souls trailer, where the character who uses the gesture in the trailer is wearing the Elite Knight Set. The same set is worn by Anri of Astora, who teaches you this gesture.
  • There are several gestures that are performed by NPCs that can not be obtained by the player, most notably the majority of sitting and standing idle poses, the gestures the Fire Keeper does in response to gestures done towards her, and the standing 'Toast' gesture performed by Lapp.

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    • Anonymous

      09 Feb 2021 02:08  

      This is the last achievement I need and the only one I don’t have is the proper bow from yellowfinger because I always do the deacons before the watchers. Fml

      • Anonymous

        08 Feb 2021 06:07  

        Point down is definitely the most toxic emote in the game, I personally only do it if my combatant does something that genuinely pisses me off, like attack while we're toasting. It's pretty aggravating when someone points down on you after getting ganked.

        • Anonymous

          07 Feb 2021 18:12  

          Collapse is hands down, the second best gesture after praising the sun. I just love it when people does it in pvp if they kill me.

          • Anonymous

            20 Jan 2021 08:45  

            You receive 'Call Over' not from the first trade. You have to trade a specific item, one would be a Homeward Bone.

            • Anonymous

              19 Jan 2021 15:52  

              Them: pointing down is for people with no skill

              Also them : this guy couldn’t kill my gank squad I’m going to point down at him now

              • Anonymous

                26 Dec 2020 18:51  

                Make you help the opponents you defeat by using point down

                You gotta let them know where their bloodstain is cause even the brightest of us forget sometimes

                • Anonymous

                  09 Nov 2020 15:11  

                  I just discovered this, and dont think ive seen it ever mentioned or shown. If you use the sleep gesture next to the fire keeper she will not react, but when you end the gesture it will surprise her and she jolts slightly. Small details

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Oct 2020 17:20  

                    I don't like how gestures work in this game because I can no longer kick people out of bows, they just roll away.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Sep 2020 17:02  

                      best Giantdad cosplay i've seen is the welcome gesture, exile mask, Gundyr's chestpiece, gauntlets, and leggings, zweihander, grass crest shield, havel's ring, ring of favor, chloranthy ring ( for the fourth ring do what you want but i recommend either ring of steel protection or life ring for extra tankiness).

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Sep 2020 09:35  

                        I feel like there need to be more varied gestures and fewer bows; I mean, isn't one bow good enough?

                        I'd like some sort of gesture to communicate "yes" or "no" concepts, as well as some more of the friendly gestures, like the toast.

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Sep 2020 14:37  

                          Unforgivable sin: Legion Etiquette with Farron Greatsword equip removes the dagger from going over the wrist like the boss cutscene

                          • Anonymous

                            26 Aug 2020 00:56  

                            I miss the shrug and looking skyward gestures from ds1, there are many online encounters I had that those gestures would useful for. Seriously

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