For the Dark Souls III variant, see Estus Shard.

Estus Flask Shards are items in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

The shard of an Estus Flask. Shards are deeply soaked in Estus.
Graft the shard to an Estus Flask to increase flask uses.
Over the ages, countless souls rested their bones as they drank from the original flask. And now this shard remains, serving as a vestige of their hopes and dreams.

General InformationEdit

Estus Flask Shards are given to the Emerald Herald in Majula to increase the total amount of Estus Flask uses that the player can hold. The flask can be upgraded to a maximum of 12 uses. The shards can still be obtained after the player increases up to 12, but will be useless (although they can be sold to Lonesome Gavlan for 1,200 souls each).


Image Number Location Description
Estus Flask Shard 1 Majula On a corpse in the well in Majula. A rock must be struck, which acts as a counterweight for the corpse to be lifted out of the well.
Estus Flask Shard 2 Majula On a corpse in the abandoned mansion. The House Key is required to unlock the front door.
Estus Flask Shard 3 Forest of Fallen Giants In a chest in the room above the Cardinal Tower bonfire. The locked door to the room can be broken down, or one can open it with the Soldier Key after defeating the Last Giant. (In SotFS this shard is on a raised platform outside the bonfire--the same area where The Pursuer non-boss encounter is)
Estus Flask Shard 4 No-man's Wharf Found in a chest toward the far end of the cavern if entering from the bonfire, in a house with numerous poison-filled urns. (Not in SotFS)
Estus Flask Shard 5 The Lost Bastille In a chest in the courtyard, down a narrow path behind the left wall before reaching Blacksmith McDuff's workshop.
Estus Flask Shard 6 Earthen Peak On a corpse toward the beginning of Earthen Peak, near a Pharros' contraption. (Not in SotFS)
Estus Flask Shard 7 Between Majula and the Shaded Woods In the second transition room between Majula and the Shaded Woods: the holding cell to the right of the stairs contains a chest which holds the shard.
Estus Flask Shard 8 Shaded Woods On a corpse in the Shaded Woods, in the room where Weaponsmith Ornifex is first found; the Fang Key is needed to rescue her. (Not in SotFS)
Estus Flask Shard 9 Brightstone Cove Tseldora Behind an illusory wall right before the Prowling Magus and Congregation boss fight; press the 'action' button in front of the wall to the left of the doorway leading to the boss. (Not in SotFS)
Estus Flask Shard 10 Brightstone Cove Tseldora In the desert part of the level, the shard can be found on a corpse inside an elevated building which must be reached from above.
Estus Flask Shard 11 Drangleic Castle After the boss fight with the two Dragonriders, the shard can be found in a chest near the lever that is used to open the shortcut back to the bonfire where Benhart of Jugo rests.
Estus Flask Shard 12 Shrine of Amana After the second bonfire and past the Ogre there is a narrow path along the pillars. The shard is found on a corpse past two Amana Shrine Maidens. The Sunlight Blade miracle can also be found in a chest not far from the corpse.


  • A total of 12 Estus Flask Shards can be found in a single playthrough.
  • Four Estus Flask Shard locations are changed in SotFS. The new locations are:


All 12 Estus Flask Shard Locations - Dark Souls 2

All 12 Estus Flask Shard Locations - Dark Souls 2