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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Caestus (Dark Souls II).
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Caestus (Dark Souls III).

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 tougher enemies 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

GalleryEdit

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