Undead Bone Shard

undead bone shard

Undead bones that yet burn.

Cast it into the shrine bonfire to boost the recovery provided by the Estus Flask.

The bonfire's cinders are the bones of Undead, and a bone that still burns is a fresh cinder indeed. Before feeding upon death, one must first pray to it.

Undead Bone Shard is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

 

Undead Bone Shard Usage

 

Undead Bone Shard Locations

  1. Undead Settlement - Starting at the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire, travel near the white birch tree where the giant fires arrows. To the right of this tree is a platform you can jump to with the Undead Bone Shard on a dead body.
  2. Farron Keep - From the Keep Ruins bonfire, head down the walkway towards the door that opens once you light the three bonfires. Before reaching the door head to the right and look for a tower full of slugs. It is in the center of that tower. Video location (fextralife video starting at 1h 22m 27s)
  3. Cathedral of the Deep - From the Cleansing Chapel bonfire, head out and through the graveyard. Head across the bridge and up some stairs past a Grave Warden and to the right. The shard is on a tombstone that is laying out over a gap, near a white birch tree.
  4. Catacombs of Carthus - From the Abyss Watchers bonfire go down the stairs and to the right side of the ledge overlooking the level. Drop down on the series of platforms below, be careful  of the two archer skeletons. Head through the doorway and kill the skeleton with a hat immediately to the right. This will cause the first Skeleton Ball, to break on impact with the wall and reveal a shard.
  5. Smouldering Lake - Kill the Carthus Sandworm.
  6. Smouldering Lake - From the Demon Ruins bonfire, head down the stairs into the long room filled with floating fireballs and demons. Head left towards the end of the room and the boneshard is located with bodies of dead demons. Beware a Fire Slime that will attempt to fall on you. (Video)
  7. Irithyll of the Boreal Valley - Starting at the Church of Yorshka bonfire, go down the hallway stairs, and go right along the cliff. The Undead Bone shard is located behind the large tombstone at the end of this path. (Video)
  8. Profaned Capital - After you fight the first Gargoyle of the area, it will be on the corpse of Laddersmith Gilligan next to the bonfire.
  9. Lothric Castle - Starting at the Dragon Barracks bonfire, go up the stairs and to the bridge where the two dragons are. Run almost all the way across the bridge and drop off at the end. The Undead Bone Shard is underneath the bridge.
  10. Grand Archives - Once you reach the rooftop area, head down the ladder and straight ahead until you can turn left to head up the rooftops. Head up and take a right and remain along the top until you can jump back into the archives. Defeat the Lothric knight and Thralls, walk past the wax pool, and find it on a corpse sitting in a chair. There is a ladder you can kick down here that will go back into the archive area where you will find the corpse of Orbeck (if you buy all his spells/defeat the Princes), and contains a number of Priests. It is also near the doorway that leads to the 3 NPC Hunters.
Bonfire Level Estus Flask Level Healing Delta* Healing (w/ Estus Ring) Delta* (w/ Estus Ring)
1 0 250 - 300 -
2 +1 335 85 402 102
3 +2 410 75 492 90
4 +3 470 60 564 72
5 +4 515 45 618 54
6 +5 535 20 642 24
7 +6 550 15 660 18
8 +7 565 15 678 18
9 +8 580 15 696 18
10 +9 590 10 708 12
11 +10 600 10 720 12

 *Change from previous level

 chart estus flask levels

 Videos

Notes

  • Upon burning all of the Undead Bone Shards, you will unlock the Achievement "Ultimate Bonfire" 

 

Trivia

  • Trivia goes here.

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I ****ing thought they just increased the amount of flask you can carry if you rest in the bonfire where you used the ting, like in ds 1 where you use humanity to increase the amount of flasks

      • Anonymous

        The official (Prima Games) guide states that

        "Bone Cinders (early name of the Undead Bone Shard) are burned in the Bonfire at the Ashen Shrine. They increase the power of each sip from the flask. (...) Not only do they make your flasks last longer, but they reduce the amount of time you need to spend drinking during boss battles."

        Does anyone know anything about this? Is the drinking animation really faster in boss battles for a +10 flask than a +0 one?

        • Anonymous

          THe only one i missed was the one in catacombs where u have to kill that skeleton with a hat and then the ball spawn u that 1 shard or smth. I haven't kill him once withough checking out the tutorial locations on yt. If u cant figure out which one u're missing i recommend starting with this one at 1st i thought it's impossible that i didn't see that shard in the middle of corridor so it was the last one i checked ehh...

          • Anonymous

            For anyone who's wondering why they might be missing a shard, double check that you got both of the shards from smouldering lake, I made the dumb mistake of skipping over number 6 in the list and it confused me for a few minutes

            • Anonymous

              Wish I knew you could increase the power of estus earlier, I thought you could only get more of it. A couple of bosses if I got hit once running past the enemies I would just let them kill me because I knew that run was dead.

              • Anonymous

                Went through every location with videos, and I am missing a shard. Nice meme. Never used the crow, don't have it in my box. Great game From Software!

                • Anonymous

                  I reached lvl 95 without knowing what's the use of the Undead Bone Shard until I came across this page. I am very dissapointed with myself.

                  • Anonymous

                    In Ds1 you need firekeeper souls to upgrade the Estus. In Ds2 it’s burning Sublime Bone Dust, but even though you find a Firekeeper Soul in Ds3 you need Undead Bone Shards to do it. Would’ve been cool and a nice call back if the firekeeper soul pushed it to 12.

                    • Anonymous

                      The moment you missed one and have to look at every single spot again. The moment you find it . It was the last place you looked at...

                      • Anonymous

                        The bonfire starts at level one. Your bonfire must be level 11 before your flask will be +10. Yeesh people it aint that hard.

                        • Anonymous

                          When i used one and saw the bonfire intesnsity rise I though it was like the bonfire asstectics from DS2 and I almost had a heart attack

                          • Anonymous

                            When I started playing I thought these were just consumables with a temporary effect like embers, and gave one of the first bone shards to the crow. Now on NG+ I got the final bone shard and turns out you only get the achievement if it's maxed out in a single playthrough.

                            • Anonymous

                              The corpse on the chair in the grand archives gave me the divine pillars of light miracle instead of the bone shard. Can someone please help?

                              • Anonymous

                                JUST GOT TO 78 JUST FIGURING OUT WHAT THESE ARE LMAO. Huh I guess out of all the things I've looked up I JUST NEVER THOUGHT THESE WERE IMPORTANT LOL

                                • Anonymous

                                  I can't find the hat skeleton. Is it a ione time thing? I played through all of carthus before realizing you could get a shard here

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Somehow I played through NG until twin princes, then had to chug estus beer like a mother*****er before I noticed this ugly looking item in my inventory. Wtf.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      On my STR/DEX char, I think I made the mistake of giving one to Pickle Pee in Firelink... Baaaaaaaaaaa.....

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I’m playing Ds3 now, an I had 3 of these bone shards...unused, till now.......I’m looking for the doll for the bridge at the moment but I ended up at demon ruins, went through the bull*****killed the old prick after 13 deaths, didn’t get the doll of course, decided ***** it wiki........my low level ass just shot it self in the foot for going in the ruins but I beat it *****, got me demon souls now for the Deacons......after some time I wondered if those estus shards boost the gain of hp......***** me, back to the shrine now I’m properly prepared with lvl 4 gatoraid instead of lvl 1. dark souls 1 I ate the fire keeper souls without knowing there purpose I just completed a tradition except for Ds 2 where I started but in short *****

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I didn’t know about these until just before the dragonfighter armor boss and had seven of them. After throwing them all into my shrine bonfire I feel like I’m cheating

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I am at lvl 70 and just now started to wonder about these "undead bone shards" in my inventory. Glad i looked it up.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              what's with these videos the starting location doesnt show you how to get there at all why even put them they are basically useless

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So who's the dude we find the Undead Bone Shard on in the Profaned Capital? It's not just any ordinary corpse...

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  the location for the grand archives could be more clear; spent 20 minutes running all over the rooftops trying to figure out where this secret 'room' was before finally searching video and realizing the shard is on the chair on the walkway above the second(?) big group of wax-head dudes hanging around all those bookshelves and can be way more easily reached from the elevator right next to the grand archives bonfire if you've unlocked it already.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Here's the video with undead bone shard in cathedral of the deep - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SGWatWWSBs

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Unless I have forgotten how to read, Prima's guide doesn't mention the Shard located inside one of the Skele-balls in the catacombs.So, for all of you unable to find your tenth shard - and came here, like I did - that is the one you're missing.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I accidentally spill a bucket of tears on my bonfire and put it out. Does anyone know how I can re-light it?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Do these re-appear in NG+? I want to be able to get every item and have my bonfire maxed, and I don't want to have to sacrifice estus power to get the shield

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I thought I picked all the shards up, I even re-checked the spots a few times, but my bonefire is still at +10 and I dont have any shards to burn.

                                                            • I just tested the +0 and +1 flasks, and got 250 / 335 points of healing respectively. I was not using the Estus Ring. Those values are already on the table for higher level flasks. I think that data must be wrong. PC, v1.07.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Is right next to the bonfire (literally). I feel that's a better explanation than "After the first gargoyle on an corpse nearby."

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Delta is a math symbol used to signify the difference or change from the previous. Delta symbol is a triangle. Ex: +10 gives 600 health back and the +9 gives 590 health back. The difference is the New number minus the Old number which gives the change or difference in total health received. 600 - 590 = 10.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I never even noticed that guy was there. For me he wasnt on the stairs, he was hiding in the back corner of the room the ball rolls into. directly across from the bonfire. I must have run past that guy a hundred times

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Dont kil the worm using the balista only, i did so and got no bone shard drop, make sure you land at least several hits.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Delta is the increase of health you get from an upgraded flash. I.E. Bonfire level 10 gives 590 health while level 11 gives 600, giving a delta of 10. Which btw means that the last few shards give very minor boosts so if you want to trade 1 to pickle you could and only lose 10 health gain.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Can you find them again in NG+ ? I traded one to Picklepum and now I'm missing one Estus upgrade for the Trophy.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This could be more detailed.Profaned capital? Wtf no corpse around the first gargoyle, with bone ash, at least not obvious enough with that little info to go on.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              In the Catacombs, those 2 rolling skeleton balls will eventually break and will drop Undead Bone Shard. If the first one drop, then the second one won't and apparently only 1 of them will break. Somif you trigger the first one first, then it will break. I have been waiting 10 mins and now writing this, still waiting for the second one to break, but I guess it's a No.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                So because of my ignorance, i gave a shard to pickle pee the crow, is there a way for me to get a shard still? i can't remember where i got it.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I just got an undead bone shard near the end of the Irithyll dungeon somewhere. It was definitely after the giant that is ''sleeping'' near the place with the rats. It might have been dropped by a mimic at the place that is just before the Profaned Capital, the huge open space with a bunch of the branding iron/stick/thing guys(this place also has a room that is filled with the baby faced monsters, and has a room with one of the red eyed guys with a wooden thing on their back, this is as specific as I can get lol). If someone that has a character near that area could check that out to put it on this list, It'd be cool.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    With an estus flask at +9, one drink took me from 163 health to 753 health, an increase of 590. At estus +10, I want from 176 health to 776 health, an increase of 600. Were the current numbers on the page determined while wearing an Estus Ring? The healing values seem too high.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Played through the whole game without using these, thought they made the area more difficult like in Dark Souls 2, kill me.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Thank you I found all these if someone needs help finding one of the areas dm me on Instagram @ csgophotos

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Killing the worm got me an estus shard not an undead bone shard; I'm guessing this is wrong or maybe in ng+ it does drop the bone shard?

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            "Behind a group of demons in the demon ruins." Literal WORST description. That's like saying "the key is behind a school of fish in the ocean." There is a ton of "group[s] of demons" in the demon ruins! Can we get a starting point, a "left or right from...", or anything?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              in the carthus catacombs the ball of skelleton parts also drops a undead bone shard once defeated, it dropped after the first one i saw. it dies once it rams himself into the walls a few times

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Do the shards respawn in ng+ ? Just wanting to know if I should get them before or just wait till I come across them again.

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