Dark Souls 3: How to Find All the Undead Bone Shards

Find all the Undead Bone Shards, and upgrade your Bonfires for increased Estus Flask effectiveness.


Undead Bone Shards are an interesting and unique item that function similar to the way that Humanity worked in the original Dark Souls game. When found, these items can be used at a Bonfire to increase the effectiveness of your Estus Flask when it is refilled at that specific Bonfire. This guide will showcase all the Undead Bone Shard locations, as well as give you some instructions for how to find them.

How to use this guide: The first portion of each entry gives a broad area to search for the item. This is to give those who wish to find these items themselves a starting point. If you'd like a step by step guide to finding the items, we have included additional instructions on how to find each item directly beneath each entry.

Area to Search: Undead Settlement

How to Find: The first Undead Bone Shard can be found in the Undead Settlement, in the area with the giant spears. Look for a glowing white item on the edge of a massive chunk of land near the edge of the cliff to spot it.

Area to Search: Road of Sacrifices

How to Find: Travel to the Keep Ruins Bonfire and then head into the swamp, towards the large gate made of stone. You should spot a tower off to the right of the gate. This Undead Bone Shard can be found inside the tower, guarded by a group of several poison snails.

Area to Search: Cathedral of the Deep

How to Find: This Undead Bone Shard can be found very close to the entrance of the Cathedral’s Cleansing Chapel Bonfire. Head into the graveyard nearby and you should easily spot this item at the edge of the precipice, hanging around an old tombstone.

Area to Search: Catacombs of Carthus

How to Find: Head down the really long stairs where the Indiana Jones’ style skeleton ball rolls up and down the stairs. Wait for the ball to slam into the iron grate just past the archway and this item will drop from the air like a magical artifact. Grab it quick before the skeleton ball returns to smash you into oblivion.

Area to Search: Catacombs of Carthus

How to Find: Make your way to the Abandoned Tomb Bonfire and then head into the large hall, following it to the right. Once you reach the end of the hall, take a left, and then head down the large staircase ahead. The bone shard can be found next to a corpse in the corner of the room at the bottom of the stairs. Be careful of the nearby enemies.

Area to Search: Smoldering Lake

How to Find: To obtain this shard you’ll need to locate the hidden area of Smoldering Lake. This area can easily be found by climbing down the collapsed bridge just before you fight High Lord Wolnir. Climb down and then continue forward into the lake area until you spot a giant worm doing loops in the distance. You’ll need to kill this creature to obtain this Undead Bone Shard.

Area to Search: Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

How to Find: Travel to the Church of Yorshka Bonfire, then head down the nearby stairs and into the garden. Hug the right-side wall, and follow it until you spot a large tombstone at the end. This Undead Bone Shard can be found just behind the gravestone.

Area to Search: Irithyl Dungeon

How to Find: Travel to the Profaned Capitol Bonfire and look for the nearby dead body with a glowing item. Approach the corpse and take the item to earn this Undead Bone Shard for yourself.

Area to Search: Lothric Castle

How to Find: Travel to the Bonfire near the castle’s entrance and head of the bridge to the duo of dragons. Run over the bridge and drop off of it just before the end to find this Undead Bone Shard waiting to be nagged from a corpse on the ledge below.

Area to Search: Lothric Castle

How to Find: Travel to the Grand Archives Bonfire and then take the nearby elevator up, taking the left-hand exit once you reach the top. Enter the Grand Archives from the balcony and take a right to find this Undead Bone Shard on a corpse sitting in a chair just past the pool of wax.

Learn more about the world of Lothric by checking out our Dark Souls 3 walkthrough and guide, featuring unique items, tricks, tips, and more.

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