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For the Dark Souls variant, see Caestus.

The Caestus is a fist weapon in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Weapon used to strike with one's fists. The thick leather covering bears iron studs, and protects the hands while augmenting their striking power.
Attacks with the fists are solely dependent on one's strength. With this weapon, any encounter becomes a brawl.

AvailabilityEdit

Can be purchased from Merchant Hag Melentia for 1,000 souls.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Caestus is one of only two fist weapons in the game, the other being the Bone Fist. The Caestus does not replace the player's hand armor, but goes over the top of it, and cannot be wielded in the same slot as another weapon. In terms of scaling, the Caestus is one of the best weapons in the game for a build with somewhat-balanced Strength and Dexterity stats, as at full-reinforcement, the Dexterity scaling improves, going from B to A.

When two Caestuses are power-stanced, they are capable of stunning enemies with the weak power-stanced attack (LB/L1), allowing for multiple hits that can quickly rack up damage.

Notes Edit

  • When punching with either a single Caestus in the main hand, or with two that are power-stanced, the player attacks a bit faster than a standard punch without one. This is unique to only this fist weapon, as neither the Bone Fist or the Vanquisher's Seal are capable of attacking at the faster speed.
  • The Caestus synergises very well with the Stone Ring and the Vanquisher's Seal. If one lacks another Caestus to power-stance the two, they can use the Vanquisher's Seal to greatly increase the damage of their unarmed attack for their other hand.
  • Unlike most weapons, the Caestus cannot be infused with a Bleed Stone.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
A punch that offers decent recovery time to roll. Has short range and medium-fast swing speed
One-handed
Strong Attack
A punch that will usually stun an enemy for a small amount of time. Offers decent recovery for a roll
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Two handed: Both fists come together and user will upper cut then spin for the second hit, can miss but is okay for some attempt to dodge attacks.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Normal: Down slam followed by another spin that does more damage. Uses little stamina, offers good rolling window after each.
Jump Attack Leap that does a moderate amount of damage and can be combo'd off of
Running Attack Running punch that deals damage, simple as that.
Rolling Attack After roll, an uppercut occurs.
Power Stance Weak Attack
Two quick jabs
Power Stance Strong Attack
The player performs a 'roundhouse' series of punches
Guard break
Standard guard break
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Quick jab that deals little damage.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Parry

UpgradesEdit

Standard Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Caestus 45 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 49 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 54 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 58 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 63 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 67 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 72 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 76 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 81 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 85 A B 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 90 A A 45 10 30 30 20 15 15

Requires: Caestus, Raw Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Raw Caestus 51 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 56 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 62 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 67 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 72 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 77 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 82 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 87 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 93 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 98 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Raw Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 103 D E 45 10 30 30 20 15 15

Requires: Caestus, Old Mundane Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Mundane Mundane Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Mundane Caestus 22 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 24 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 27 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 29 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 31 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 33 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 36 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 38 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 40 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 42 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Mundane Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 45 C D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15

Requires: Caestus, Faintstone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Magic Magic Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Magic Caestus 31 31 B C C 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 34 34 B C C 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 37 37 B C C 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 40 40 B C B 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 44 44 B C B 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 47 47 B C B 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 50 50 B C B 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 53 53 B C B 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 56 56 B C B 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 59 59 B C B 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Magic Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 63 63 B C B 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9

Requires: Caestus, Magic Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Enchanted Caestus 45 D E D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 49 D E D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 54 D E D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 58 D E D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 63 D E D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 67 D D D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 72 D D D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 76 D D D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 81 D D D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 85 D D D 45 10 30 30 20 15 15
Enchanted Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 90 D D C 45 10 30 30 20 15 15

Requires: Caestus, Firedrake Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Fire Fire Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Fire Caestus 31 31 B C C 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 34 34 B C C 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 37 37 B C C 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 40 40 B C B 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 44 44 B C B 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 47 47 B C B 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 50 50 B C B 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 53 53 B C B 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 56 56 B C B 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 59 59 B C B 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9
Fire Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 63 63 B C B 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9 12.9 12.9

Requires: Caestus, Boltstone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Lightning Caestus 31 31 B C C 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 34 34 B C C 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 37 37 B C C 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 40 40 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 44 44 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 47 47 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 50 50 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 53 53 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 56 56 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 59 59 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9
Lightning Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 63 63 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 17.9 12.9 12.9

Requires: Caestus, Darknight Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Dark Dark Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Dark Caestus 31 31 B C C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 34 34 B C C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 37 37 B C C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 40 40 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 44 44 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 47 47 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 50 50 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 53 53 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 56 56 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 59 59 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9
Dark Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 63 63 B C B 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6 12.9 12.9

Requires: Caestus, Poison Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Poison Poison Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Poison Caestus 31 112 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×1 & 250 souls) 34 114 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 320 souls) 37 117 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×3 & 380 souls) 40 120 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1 & 500 souls) 44 123 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 570 souls) 47 126 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3 & 630 souls) 50 128 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1 & 750 souls) 53 131 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 820 souls) 56 134 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3 & 880 souls) 59 137 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9
Poison Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1000 souls) 63 140 B C 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9 26.6 12.9

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