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The Caestus is a gauntlet in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

The weapon augments one's bare hands with thick, studded leather.
The Caestus has a short reach, but quickly cools down. Amount of damage inflicted is dependent on its wearer's strength.

AvailabilityEdit

Caestuses are sold by Andre of Astora for 200 souls.

CharacteristicsEdit

The caestus deals very low damage and has a short reach, in exchange for a relatively fast attack speed.

Although it deals less damage than the Claw, it can be obtained much earlier.

Due to its size, wearing concealing clothing or using certain effects can 'mask' the fact the player is wielding the Caestus. With a Ring of Fog in PvP, the player would look like they are bare-handed and friendly until they get a backstab or riposte. In PvE, the Caestus does deal enough damage to give the player a chance of survival against weak or humanoid enemies like Hollows, but against Royal Sentinels or a Boss a better weapon would be required.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Right hook followed by backhand. Some starting lag. Additional inputs have greatly reduced starting lag.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Stronger straight punch followed by uppercut. Some starting lag.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Cannot be two-handed.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Cannot be two-handed.
Jump Attack Jumps forward and buries fist into the ground.
Running Attack Running backhand.
Rolling Attack Uppercut backhand.
Kick Knee strike. Functionally identical to the kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Quick jab.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Standard parry.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Caestus, Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Standard+11 Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Caestus 66 C C
Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 72 C C
Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 79 C C
Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 85 C C
Caestus +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 92 C C
Caestus +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 99 C C
Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 105 C C
Caestus +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 112 C C
Caestus +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 118 C C
Caestus +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 125 C C
Caestus +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 132 C C
Caestus +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 138 C C
Caestus +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 145 C C
Caestus +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 151 C C
Caestus +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 158 C C
Caestus +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 165 C C

Requires: Standard Caestus +5, Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Raw Caestus (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 114 D D
Raw Caestus +1 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 121 D D
Raw Caestus +2 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 129 D D
Raw Caestus +3 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 136 D D
Raw Caestus +4 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 144 D D
Raw Caestus +5 (Large Titanite Shard ×3) 152 D D

Requires: Standard Caestus +10, Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Crystal Caestus (Titanite Chunk ×1) 145 C C
Crystal Caestus +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 151 C C
Crystal Caestus +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 158 C C
Crystal Caestus +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 165 C C
Crystal Caestus +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 171 C C
Crystal Caestus +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 178 C C

Requires: Standard Caestus +5, Green Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Magic+6 Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Magic Caestus (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 75 81 E E C
Magic Caestus +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 80 86 E E C
Magic Caestus +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 85 91 E E C
Magic Caestus +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 90 97 E E C
Magic Caestus +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 95 102 E E C
Magic Caestus +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 100 108 E E C
Magic Caestus +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 104 113 E E B
Magic Caestus +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 110 118 E E B
Magic Caestus +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 115 124 E E B
Magic Caestus +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 120 129 E E B
Magic Caestus +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 125 135 E E B

Requires: Magic Caestus +5, Blue Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Enchanted Caestus (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 100 106 E E B
Enchanted Caestus +1 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 104 109 E E B
Enchanted Caestus +2 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 108 112 E E A
Enchanted Caestus +3 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 112 115 E E A
Enchanted Caestus +4 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 116 118 E E A
Enchanted Caestus +5 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 120 122 E E A

Requires: Standard Caestus +5, Green Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Divine+6 Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Divine Caestus (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 67 82 D D C
Divine Caestus +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 72 88 D D C
Divine Caestus +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 76 93 D D C
Divine Caestus +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 81 99 D D C
Divine Caestus +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 85 104 D D C
Divine Caestus +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 90 110 D D C
Divine Caestus +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 94 115 D D B
Divine Caestus +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 99 121 D D B
Divine Caestus +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 103 126 D D B
Divine Caestus +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 108 132 D D B
Divine Caestus +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 112 137 D D B

Requires: Divine Caestus +5, White Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Occult Occult Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Occult Caestus (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 80 100 E E B
Occult Caestus +1 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 95 104 E E B
Occult Caestus +2 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 100 110 E E B
Occult Caestus +3 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 106 115 E E B
Occult Caestus +4 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 111 120 D D A
Occult Caestus +5 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 117 125 D D A

Requires: Standard Caestus +5, Green Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Fire+6 Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Fire Caestus (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 85 85
Fire Caestus +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 92 92
Fire Caestus +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 99 99
Fire Caestus +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 105 105
Fire Caestus +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 112 112
Fire Caestus +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 118 118
Fire Caestus +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 126 126
Fire Caestus +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 134 134
Fire Caestus +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 142 142
Fire Caestus +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 150 150
Fire Caestus +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 158 158

Requires: Fire Caestus +5, Red Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Chaos Chaos Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Chaos Caestus (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 102 118
Chaos Caestus +1 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 108 125
Chaos Caestus +2 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 114 132
Chaos Caestus +3 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 119 138
Chaos Caestus +4 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 125 145
Chaos Caestus +5 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 131 151

Requires: Standard Caestus +10, Titanite and 100 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
Lightning Caestus (Titanite Chunk ×1) 118 118
Lightning Caestus +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 128 128
Lightning Caestus +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 137 137
Lightning Caestus +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 146 146
Lightning Caestus +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 155 155
Lightning Caestus +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 165 165

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