Gestures (DSIII) - Praise the Sun
For gestures in Dark Souls, see Gestures.
For gestures in Dark Souls II, see Gestures (Dark Souls II).

Gestures are a gameplay mechanic in Dark Souls III.


Gestures are special animations the player can perform, often used as a means of communicating with other players. Among other things, gestures can be used to greet another player, thank them or making them aware of a nearby treasure.

The player starts the game with several gestures already at their disposal. These can be consulted and managed by pressing the Xbox 360 - Button Back - 01 button, bringing up a list with seven gestures ready for use. To perform a gesture, select it and press the action button (PlayStation - Cross - 01 / Xbox 360 - Button A - 01) or PlayStation - Square - 01 / Xbox 360 - Button X - 01.

As more gestures are learned, the player can press PlayStation - Triangle - 01 / Xbox 360 - Button Y - 01 to open a complete menu of all the player's collected gestures. From here, gestures can either be added to the quick menu by selecting them or used directly by pressing PlayStation - Square - 01 / Xbox 360 - Button X - 01.

Additional gestures can be learned throughout the course of the game. These are usually learned from other characters, after performing certain actions, or after defeating certain enemies.

There are a total of 33 gestures to be obtained in the game.

List of gesturesEdit

Image Name Location Availability
Gestures (DSIII) - Applause Applause Firelink Shrine Talk to Ringfinger Leonhard after obtaining the Red Eye Orb.
Gestures (DSIII) - Beckon Beckon Firelink Shrine Received after Yoel of Londor's second dialogue.
Gestures (DSIII) - Bow Bow - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - By my sword By my sword Farron Keep
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley
Received after summoning Black Hand Gotthard for either the Abyss Watchers or the Pontiff Sulyvahn boss fight.
Gestures (DSIII) - Call over Call over Firelink Shrine Trade an Avelyn, Coiled Sword Fragment, Divine Blessing, Eleonora, Hidden Blessing, Homeward Bone, Loretta's Bone, Mendicant's Staff, any Sacred Chime, Shriving Stone, Undead Bone Shard or Vertebra Shackle with the Nestling.
Gestures (DSIII) - Collapse Collapse Firelink Shrine Talk to Hawkwood the Deserter.
Gestures (DSIII) - Curl up Curl up Firelink Shrine Once given Loretta's Bone to Greirat, reload the area and talk to him when he is in the pose.
Gestures (DSIII) - Darkmoon Loyalty Darkmoon Loyalty Firelink Shrine Once given the Dreamchaser's Ashes to the Shrine Handmaid, reload the area and talk to Sirris.
Gestures (DSIII) - Dignified bow Dignified bow Firelink Shrine Talk to Yuria of Londor.
Gestures (DSIII) - Duel bow Duel bow Farron Keep
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley
Received after summoning the Londor Pale Shade near the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire or in the area located in front of Pontiff Sulyvahn's boss room.
Gestures (DSIII) - Hurrah! Hurrah! Firelink Shrine Exhaust Blacksmith Andre's dialogue.
Gestures (DSIII) - Joy Joy - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Jump for joy Jump for joy - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Legion Etiquette Legion Etiquette Farron Keep Interact with the Old Wolf of Farron.
Gestures (DSIII) - My thanks! My thanks! Catacombs of Carthus
Smouldering Lake
Received after defeating or dying to Knight Slayer Tsorig.
Gestures (DSIII) - Patches Squat Patches Squat Firelink Shrine After speaking to Patches in the shrine, reload the area and speak to him while he is in the pose. If not taught here, will be taught by Amnesiac Lapp at the end of his quest.
Gestures (DSIII) - Path of the Dragon Path of the Dragon Consumed King's Garden Learned from the corpse of the Drakeblood Knight in the room past Oceiros, the Consumed King.
Gestures (DSIII) - Point down Point down - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Point forward Point forward - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Point up Point up - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Praise the Sun Praise the Sun Lothric Castle Pray at the Altar of Sunlight in Lothric Castle.
Gestures (DSIII) - Prayer Prayer Undead Settlement Received after agreeing to "touch" Irina of Carim in her cell when she asks the player to do so.
Gestures (DSIII) - Proper bow Proper bow Farron Keep Received upon summoning Yellowfinger Heysel as a white phantom near the Keep Ruins bonfire. Heysel must have been defeated while invading either in the Road of Sacrifices or within Farron Keep, and the player must have deepened their devotion to Rosaria's Fingers by providing at least one Pale Tongue to Rosaria in the Cathedral of the Deep.
Gestures (DSIII) - Prostration Prostration Cathedral of the Deep Talk to Patches after he lowers the bridge in the Cathedral of the Deep. If not taught here, he will teach the gesture at Firelink Shrine.
Gestures (DSIII) - Quiet Resolve Quiet Resolve Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Talk to Anri of Astora at the Church of Yorshka.
Gestures (DSIII) - Rejoice Rejoice Cathedral of the Deep Provide the Catarina Set to Siegward once he is trapped in the well located outside of the Cleansing Chapel.
Gestures (DSIII) - Rest Rest Cemetery of Ash Rest at any bonfire for the first time.
Gestures (DSIII) - Silent Ally Silent Ally Firelink Shrine Talk to Orbeck of Vinheim after purchasing Aural Decoy, Farron Flashsword, Pestilent Mist and Spook from him.
Gestures (DSIII) - Sleep Sleep Undead Settlement
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley
Talk to Siegward of Catarina when he takes a nap after the fight with the Demon. Will also be taught upon giving him his armor at Cathedral of the Deep.
Gestures (DSIII) - Stretch out Stretch out Profaned Capital Taught by Laddersmith Gilligan's corpse near the Profaned Capital bonfire.
Gestures (DSIII) - Toast Toast Undead Settlement Talk to Siegward of Catarina after the fight with the Demon. Will also be taught upon giving him his armor at Cathedral of the Deep.
Gestures (DSIII) - Wave Wave - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Welcome Welcome Firelink Shrine Talk to Cornyx of the Great Swamp a second time after meeting him at the shrine and reloading the area afterward.


  • The "Darkmoon Loyalty" gesture is required to join the Blades of the Darkmoon covenant.
  • The "Path of the Dragon" gesture is required to reach Archdragon Peak.
  • The Fire Keeper in Firelink Shrine will react with a corresponding gesture of her own if the player performs one in front of her. Depending on the gesture selected, she will respond with either a bow, a laugh, a twirl, or even by turning her head away in disapproval.
    • Performing the "Path of the Dragon" gesture in front of her will cause her to continually twirl.
  • The "Stretch Out" gesture can allow the player to evade certain horizontal attacks. A notable example is the Demon Prince's laser attack.