Bone Fist

Bone Fist+5

icon wp physicalAttack 20(*12) icon wp counterStrength 150
icon magicbonus 0 (*69) icon wp poiseDamage 30
icon firebonus 0(*69) icon wp stability 5
icon lightningbonus 0(*69) icon durabilitiy 80
icon darkbonus 0(*69) icon weight 1.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22 icon dexterity 22 icon intelligence 22 icon faith 22
S (*B)
A (*C)
icon magicbonus green icon firebonus green icon lgtngbonus green icon darkbonus green
*S *S *S *S
Weapon Type Fist Weapon
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special Yes
*When infused: 12 physical dmg/69 elemental dmg and S scaling with chosen element.Str scaling changes to B. Dex scaling changes to C.

Bone Fist is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.


Bone that is bound to the fist. Used to enhance hand-to-hand combat.

Salvaged from a malformed creature.

Enables one to fight with inhuman strength, as if the very spirit of the bone's malicious owner had taken control. 

Acquired From

  • DLC Crown of the Ivory King.
  • Behind a door which is found through a side passage after you go through the door at the back of the room full of boxes (To the left of the door to the Abandoned Dwelling Bonfire). This door has 4 unlit fire stands which must be lit to open. To light these you must beat The King's Pet and talk to the Princess. Once through the door there is a wall you can activate on the immediate left (press A), follow that and it is on a body.
  • To replicate this item via bonfire ascetic one has to use the Outer Wall bonfire.
  • Frozen Reindeers drops these when summoned. Rare drop.


Hints and Tips:

  • Upgraded with twinkling titanite to +5
  • When in power stance (requires 45 Dex and 22 Str) use the heavy attack to shoot a projectile, deals high damage and knocks down small humanoid enemies, extremely useful for PvP usage.
  • Can be powerstanced with any fist weapons or barehand, and the powerstance strong attack damage is affected only by the right weapon, although the powerstance strong attack can be used only when Bone Fist is equipped on the right hand.
  • Powerstance strong attack does not deplete the durability of Vanquisher's Seal ring,
  • Compared to the other fist weapons the Bone fist is notably slower, the one handed strong attack is probably the only fast attack this weapon has with its quick low sweep to forced back punch, the running attack is a running flying kick that can send players and human sized enemies flying, however caution is warranted when you are facing a ledge as you can jump kick to your death, also there is a slight delay before you can move freely after and leaves open a back stab.The power stance strong attack takes 5 durability per Hadouken, the Bracing Knuckle Ring +2 does NOT drop the durability cost.
  • Your attack frames will give you immense poise (similar to swinging large weapons) that is incredibly hard to break and allows you to combo down opponents who try to to get into a literal fist fight with you.
  • Interesting Fact : the Bone Fist is actually still valuable even broken. The scaling is so high that it is still able to decent damage because it only loses the base damage when broken (which is 20 at +5)
  • The Bone Fist's strong attack resembles how Andre of Astora from the previous game fights, if the player aggros him.

Youtube relevant videos:
Bone Fist Dual Wielding & Power Stance move set
Where to find the Bone Fist

Required in Build:
((Link to build))

Bone Fist Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
icon wp physicalAttack
icon wp magdmg
icon wp firedmg
icon wp lightningdmg
icon darkbonus
icon Counter%26poisedamage
icon strengthscale green
icon dexscale green
icon magicbonus green
icon firebonus green
icon lgtngbonus green
icon darkbonus green
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 14 - - - - 150
A B - - - - - - 30 10 20 20 30
Regular +5 20 - - - - ^ S A - - - - - - 30 10 20 20 30
Magic 8 10 - - - ^ B C S - - - - - 27.7 28.3 17.7 17.7 27.7
Magic +5 12 69 - - - ^ B C S - - - - - 27.7 28.3 17.7 17.7 27.7
Fire 8 - 10 - - ^ B C - S - - - - 27.7 7.7 38.3 17.7 27.7
Fire +5 12 - 69 - - ^ B C - S - - - - 27.7 7.7 38.3 17.7 27.7
Lightning 8 - - 10 - ^ B C - - S - - - 27.7 7.7 17.7 38.3 27.7
Lightning +5 12 - - 69 - ^ B C - - S - - - 27.7 7.7 17.7 38.3 27.7
Dark 8 - - - 10 ^ B C - - - S - - 27.7 7.7 17.7 17.7 48.3
Dark +5 12 - - - 69 ^ B C - - - S - - 27.7 7.7 17.7 17.7 48.3
Poison 8 - - - - ^ B C - - - - 61 - 27.7 7.7 17.7 17.7 27.7
Poison +5 12 - - - - ^ B C - - - - 77 - 27.7 7.7 17.7 17.7 27.7
Raw 16 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 30 10 20 20 30
Raw +5 23 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 30 10 20 20 30
Enchanted 14 - - - - ^ D E A - - - - - 30 10 20 20 30
Enchanted+5 20 - - - - ^ C D S - - - - - 30 10 20 20 30
Mundane 7 - - - - ^ C D - - - - - - 30 10 20 20 30
Mundane +5 10 - - - - ^ C D - - - - - - 30 10 20 20 30


Table Key

Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths. You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do.


Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength.png icon-strengthscale_green.png
icon-dexterity.png icon-dexscale_green.png
Magic Bonus
Counter Strength
Fire Bonus
Poise Damage
Lighting Bonus
Cast Speed
Dark Bonus


Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)


Fist Weapons
Caestus  ♦  Claws  ♦  Malformed Claws  ♦  Manikin Claws  ♦  Work Hook

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    • Anonymous

      When using the Special Attack with the Bracing Knuckle Ring +2 still takes away 5 durability.
      Should I pair the ring with something else?

      • Anonymous

        god i love this weapon. but i hate how hard it is to get in a normal playthrough. being locked to Crown of the Ivory King is a ***** as youll be at least halfway through the base game when you can even get to the area and to kill Aava that early is just a pain. but if you can manage it these are ****ing great. i hope they have something like this in Elden Ring and that its nowhere near as hard to get

        • Anonymous

          I hate this weapon. It has spoiled me. Never again can I use another fist weapon without thinking back to this beauty

          • Anonymous

            too pad the funny powerstancing moves are completely useless in the games PVE. you dont have time to chain together combos or do long animation moves against bosses. you'd be better off just spamming 2hand R2s with the vanquishers seal.

            • Anonymous

              You can roleplay chester from darksouls 1, durgo's hat with Northwarder set, and this weapon, the R2 is a sweep kick just like Chester's kick

              • Anonymous

                The only weapon I've seen where the whole community agrees its the most entertaining weapon in all of darksouls, shame they never decided to bring it to ds3, let's hope they bring a weapon similar to elden ring

                • Anonymous

                  This weapon's move set is a Tekken reference, it uses moves from Jinpachi and Heihachi's Mishima style combat karate.

                  It's weird to me that nobody ever brings this up in any wiki page.

                  • Anonymous

                    Greatest weapon to exist , while difficult to master, it is a destroyer, albeit slow its ability to stun lock is a trade, but it's style is it's gold, this fist can be used with other weapons as part of a combo, It goes smooth with a katana's one handed thrust such as like sir alonne's blade, other weapons too goes smooth, but with a caestus it can be used to offset the slowness if you have not mastered it.

                    • Anonymous

                      Become a ninja, skeleton! Then proceed to bone everything in the face, should have named it Bone Foot! \o/

                      • Anonymous

                        First time playing the DLCs (I know, I know I'm late), I just found this, tried it on some soldier, and I honestly think something's wrong here. It's damage is....high. I mean, very high

                        • Anonymous

                          Should be noted that the Poise Damage that these put out is insane. They may do less damage than the Caestus, but they'll stagger almost any staggerable enemy from a single R1 attack, especially if you have the Stone Ring equipped.

                          • Anonymous

                            Sure the powerstance shoot hadouken but try this thing 2handed. Every punch hits like a truck. Always loved the idea of 2handing firstweapon. It like good old star trek cpt Kirk punches. Also the roll attack is a shoruyoken or mario type jump punch that lauches the enemy hehe. This weapon is so good and does massive poise dmg. With a stonering youll stagger things for days and the moveset is varied as heck, especially since 2handing unlocks a bunch you can switch between when otherwise powerstancing. And they weigh less than most rings; i never go without a vouple on appropriate builds.

                            • Anonymous

                              Ninja Fist Ninja Fist Ninja Fist Ninja Fist Ninja Fist Ninja Fist Ninja Fist Ninja Fist Ninja Fist Ninja Fist

                              • Anonymous

                                This thing rekindled my love for Dark Souls 2. Like, look at it. When I first started Dark Souls and thought that Raw infusion and two-handed UGS was the only way to go because big big number make tiny monkey brain squirt happy chemical, I would've scoffed at this thing. Now that I know these games so well, these are now my favorite weapon in the series. I wish they were in Dark Souls 3 as well. This thing is such a blast to play around with and it has so much versatility that I'd take this over a UGS any day.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Has power stance for this been patched out? Got bone fist in both hands but won't power stance when holding triangle

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Hmm. What should I choose? A max-upgraded warpick that two-shots almost anything, a max-upgraded lance that one-shots everything, or the bone fist? ..I think I'll use the bone fist.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      When you're bored, you can use this to make enemies/NPCs fall off cliffs... Like the NPC in Majula, flying kick them off The Pit. Even if you lack the required stats, the 1h R2 and flying kick attacks can still knock people flying... Do this only if you're playing a sinner character or do backup saves though.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        please summon me in frigid i need bone fist i also can help you with the *****ing frozen reindeer my name is okairo giru thx

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