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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 gestures[]

Image Name Location Availability
Gestures (DSIII) - Point forward Point forward - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Point up Point up - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Point down Point down - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Wave Wave - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Beckon Beckon Firelink Shrine Exhaust Yoel of Londor's dialogue once he has moved to Firelink Shrine.
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) - Welcome Welcome Firelink Shrine Once Cornyx of the Great Swamp has relocated to Firelink Shrine and has been talked to once, exit dialogue and initiate conversation with him again.
Gestures (DSIII) - Applause Applause Firelink Shrine Talk to Ringfinger Leonhard after obtaining the Red Eye Orb.
Gestures (DSIII) - Quiet Resolve Quiet Resolve Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Talk to Anri of Astora at the Church of Yorshka.
Gestures (DSIII) - Jump for joy Jump for joy - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Joy Joy - Default
Gestures (DSIII) - Rejoice Rejoice Cathedral of the Deep Provide the Catarina Set to Siegward of Catarina once he is trapped in the well outside of the Cleansing Chapel.
Gestures (DSIII) - Hurrah! Hurrah! Firelink Shrine Exhaust Blacksmith Andre's first two dialogues after initiating conversation.
Gestures (DSIII) - Praise the Sun Praise the Sun Lothric Castle Interact with the Altar of Sunlight.
Gestures (DSIII) - My thanks! My thanks! Catacombs of Carthus
Smouldering Lake
Automatically learned after defeating or dying to Knight Slayer Tsorig.
Gestures (DSIII) - Bow Bow - Default
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 at least once as an invader, then the player must deepen their devotion to Rosaria's Fingers by providing at least one Pale Tongue to Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth, before the summon sign will appear.
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
Automatically learned upon summoning Londor Pale Shade at Farron Keep or Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. This gesture cannot be learned by summoning him at Kiln of the First Flame.
Gestures (DSIII) - Legion Etiquette Legion Etiquette Farron Keep Interact with the Old Wolf of Farron.
Gestures (DSIII) - Darkmoon Loyalty Darkmoon Loyalty Firelink Shrine After giving the Dreamchaser's Ashes to the Shrine Handmaid, reload the area and talk to Sirris of the Sunless Realms.
Gestures (DSIII) - By my sword By my sword Farron Keep
Irithyll of the Boreal Valley
Automatically learned upon summoning Black Hand Gotthard.
Gestures (DSIII) - Prayer Prayer Undead Settlement Received after agreeing to "touch" Irina of Carim in her cell.
Gestures (DSIII) - Silent Ally Silent Ally Firelink Shrine Talk to Orbeck of Vinheim after purchasing Aural Decoy, Farron Flashsword, Pestilent Mist and Spook.
Gestures (DSIII) - Rest Rest Cemetery of Ash Rest at any bonfire for the first time.
Gestures (DSIII) - Collapse Collapse Firelink Shrine Talk to Hawkwood the Deserter.
Gestures (DSIII) - Patches Squat Patches Squat Firelink Shrine After escaping Unbreakable Patches's trap at shrine and talking to him, reload the area and speak to him while he is in the pose. If not taught here, it will be taught by Amnesiac Lapp at the end of his quest.
Gestures (DSIII) - Prostration Prostration Cathedral of the Deep Confront Unbreakable Patches with the "You know who I am." option after he lowers the bridge in the Cathedral of the Deep. If not taught here, he will teach the gesture at Firelink Shrine after escaping his trap.
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) - 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 while he is napping at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.
Gestures (DSIII) - Curl up Curl up Firelink Shrine After giving Loretta's Bone to Greirat of the Undead Settlement, reload the area and talk to him when he is in the pose.
Gestures (DSIII) - Stretch out Stretch out Profaned Capital Taught by Laddersmith Gilligan's corpse next to the Profaned Capital bonfire.
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.


  • 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.
  • A Hollow is used as the avatar for the gesture options.