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The Caestus is a fist in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A fistfighter's weapon made from thick straps of leather studded with iron rivets.
When two handed, caesti are equipped in each hand.
Skill: Perseverance
Cross arms in front of the body to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

AvailabilityEdit

Found in the Undead Settlement, on a corpse in the sewers with several Hound Rats and one Giant Hound Rat, between Cliff Underside and Dilapidated Bridge bonfires.

CharacteristicsEdit

Unlike most weapons in Dark Souls III, the Caestus cannot be two handed. Instead, a second Caestus is equipped onto the player's other hand. Like all fist-based weapons, Caesti have a small range and can be easily punished by an enemy, should the player miss with their attacks. In addition, they possess a relatively low level of base damage, meaning that other weapons will likely outclass them in terms of damage output, especially as the player progresses through the game.

However, Caesti possess very quick attack speeds, potentially allowing the player to more easily interrupt the actions of other players with them in close combat. The use of the Perseverance Skill can also be assist with this, as it enables the user to boost their Poise and trade hits with other enemies for a short time.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
A quick jab with a downward arc. Additional input yields a backhand slap going from left to right.
One-handed
Strong Attack
A slower forward jab. Additional inputs yields an uppercut attack.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Two punches are thrown in quick succession. Additional input yields a third punch from the left hand, followed by a right-hand uppercut.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Perseverance Skill.
Jump Attack The player raises their fist whilst in flight, then slams it into the ground upon impact.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
None.
Running Attack A backhand slap.
Two-handed
Running Attack
A slap with the left hand, followed by a jab from the right hand.
Rolling Attack A backhand uppercut.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
A rising backhand slap with the left fist, followed by a right-hand uppercut
Kick A standard kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Identical to a weak attack in the right hand
Off-handed
Strong Attack
A quick parry.

UpgradesEdit

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Caestus 91 D D
Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 90 souls) 100 D D
Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 108 souls) 109 D D
Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 126 souls) 118 D D
Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 140 souls) 127 D D
Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 162 souls) 136 D D
Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 145 D D
Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 198 souls) 154 C C
Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 216 souls) 163 C C
Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 233 souls) 172 C C
Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 270 souls) 182 C C

Requires: Caestus, Heavy Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Heavy Caestus 89 C
Heavy Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 97 C
Heavy Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 105 B
Heavy Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 112 B
Heavy Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 120 B
Heavy Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 128 B
Heavy Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 136 B
Heavy Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 144 A
Heavy Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 152 A
Heavy Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 160 A
Heavy Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 168 A

Requires: Caestus, Sharp Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Sharp Caestus 86 E C
Sharp Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 94 E C
Sharp Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 102 E B
Sharp Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 111 E B
Sharp Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 119 E B
Sharp Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 127 E B
Sharp Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 135 E A
Sharp Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 143 E A
Sharp Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 151 E A
Sharp Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 160 E A
Sharp Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 168 E A

Requires: Caestus, Refined Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Refined Caestus 81 C C
Refined Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 90 C C
Refined Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 98 C C
Refined Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 106 C C
Refined Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 114 C C
Refined Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 122 C C
Refined Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 131 C C
Refined Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 139 C C
Refined Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 147 C C
Refined Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 155 C C
Refined Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 163 C C

Requires: Caestus, Raw Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Raw Caestus 116
Raw Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 133
Raw Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 150
Raw Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 167
Raw Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 182
Raw Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 195
Raw Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 209
Raw Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 222
Raw Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 235
Raw Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 248
Raw Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 262

Requires: Caestus, Crystal Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Crystal Caestus 70 70 E E C
Crystal Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 75 75 D D C
Crystal Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 80 80 D D B
Crystal Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 86 86 D D B
Crystal Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 91 91 D D A
Crystal Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 96 96 D D A
Crystal Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 101 101 D D A
Crystal Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 106 106 D D A
Crystal Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 111 111 D D A
Crystal Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 117 117 D D A
Crystal Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 122 122 D D A

Requires: Caestus, Simple Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Simple Caestus 70 70 D D D
Simple Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 73 74 D D C
Simple Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 77 78 D D C
Simple Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 80 81 D D C
Simple Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 83 85 D D B
Simple Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 86 89 D D B
Simple Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 90 93 D D A
Simple Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 93 96 D D A
Simple Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 96 100 C C A
Simple Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 100 104 C D A
Simple Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 103 108 C C S

Requires: Caestus, Fire Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Fire Caestus 81 81
Fire Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 90 90
Fire Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 98 98
Fire Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 107 107
Fire Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 114 114
Fire Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 124 124
Fire Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 135 135
Fire Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 145 145
Fire Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 156 156
Fire Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 167 167
Fire Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 177 177

Requires: Caestus, Chaos Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Chaos Caestus 75 75 E E D D
Chaos Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 78 78 E E C C
Chaos Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 80 81 D D C C
Chaos Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 83 85 D D C C
Chaos Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 86 88 D D B B
Chaos Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 89 91 D D B B
Chaos Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 92 94 D D B B
Chaos Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 94 98 D D B B
Chaos Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 97 101 D D B B
Chaos Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 100 104 C C A A
Chaos Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 103 108 C C A A

Requires: Caestus, Lightning Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Lightning Caestus 70 70 E E C
Lightning Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 75 75 D D B
Lightning Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 80 80 D D B
Lightning Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 86 86 D D A
Lightning Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 91 91 D D A
Lightning Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 96 96 D D A
Lightning Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 101 101 D D A
Lightning Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 106 106 D D A
Lightning Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 111 111 D D A
Lightning Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 117 117 D D A
Lightning Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 122 122 D D A

Requires: Caestus, Blessed Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Blessed Caestus 75 D D C
Blessed Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 79 D D B
Blessed Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 84 D D B
Blessed Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 89 D D A
Blessed Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 94 D D A
Blessed Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 98 D D A
Blessed Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 103 D D A
Blessed Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 108 D D A
Blessed Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 112 D D A
Blessed Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 117 D D A
Blessed Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 122 D D S

Requires: Caestus, Deep Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Deep Caestus 81 81
Deep Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 90 90
Deep Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 98 98
Deep Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 107 107
Deep Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 114 114
Deep Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 124 124
Deep Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 135 135
Deep Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 145 145
Deep Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 156 156
Deep Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 167 167
Deep Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 177 177

Requires: Caestus, Dark Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Dark Caestus 75 75 E E C C
Dark Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 78 78 E E C C
Dark Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 80 81 D D C C
Dark Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 83 84 D D C C
Dark Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 86 88 D D B B
Dark Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 89 91 D D B B
Dark Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 92 94 D D B B
Dark Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 94 98 D D B B
Dark Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 97 101 D D B B
Dark Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 100 104 C C A A
Dark Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 103 108 C C A A

Requires: Caestus, Blood Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Bleed Caestus 81 30 D D
Bleed Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 87 32 D D
Bleed Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 93 34 D D
Bleed Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 99 36 D D
Bleed Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 105 38 D D
Bleed Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 111 40 C C
Bleed Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 117 42 C C
Bleed Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 123 44 C C
Bleed Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 129 46 C C
Bleed Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 135 48 C C
Bleed Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 141 52 C C

Requires: Caestus, Poison Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Poison Caestus 81 36 D D
Poison Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 87 38 D D
Poison Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 93 40 D D
Poison Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 99 42 D D
Poison Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 105 44 D D
Poison Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 111 46 C C
Poison Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 117 48 C C
Poison Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 123 50 C C
Poison Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 129 53 C C
Poison Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 135 55 C C
Poison Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 141 58 C C

Requires: Caestus, Hollow Gem and 450 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Hollow Caestus 86 D D
Hollow Caestus +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 135 souls) 95 D D
Hollow Caestus +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 157 souls) 103 D D
Hollow Caestus +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 180 souls) 112 D D
Hollow Caestus +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 202 souls) 121 D D
Hollow Caestus +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 225 souls) 129 C C
Hollow Caestus +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 247 souls) 138 C C
Hollow Caestus +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 270 souls) 146 C C
Hollow Caestus +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 292 souls) 155 C C
Hollow Caestus +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 315 souls) 164 C C
Hollow Caestus +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 360 souls) 172 C C

GalleryEdit

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