Undead Bone Shard is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

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 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 - Kill the skeleton with a hat at the bottom of the long stairs, near the first Skeleton Ball, to break the ball 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 a corpse right 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

 Estus Flask Chart




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



  • Trivia goes here.



    • Anonymous

      29 Nov 2019 01:33  

      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

        27 Sep 2019 17:42  

        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

          30 Aug 2019 05:10  


          • Anonymous

            18 Aug 2019 07:24  

            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

              28 Feb 2019 13:23  

              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

                29 Sep 2018 21:54  

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

                • Anonymous

                  22 Sep 2018 06:09  

                  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

                    28 Jun 2018 07:10  

                    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

                      29 Dec 2017 23:44  

                      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

                        29 Nov 2017 03:07  

                        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

                          24 Oct 2017 02:36  

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

                          • Anonymous

                            16 Apr 2017 15:42  

                            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.

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