In Dark Souls 1 there was a similar mechanic where you would gain charges when someone "nearby" (as the game ruled) strengthed a bonfire. I don't see this mechanic yet in Dark Souls 3 and it seems to be happening in one of the first areas. Furthermore, it seems to happen after I kill an enemy. What governs this mechanic?

  • Possible duplicate of Why do I randomly get more Estus Flasks?
    – Yuuki
    Apr 12, 2016 at 3:37
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    I don't see any reason to assume this question is a dupe, and I've listed several reasons why I don't think it is one.
    – two bugs
    Apr 12, 2016 at 3:52
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    @Yuuki This is about Dark Souls 3, not Dark Souls 1. Assuming the mechanics are the same is dangerous; even the possibility of only subtle differences warrants a new question. Apr 12, 2016 at 3:55
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    I don't want to answer because I don't have reproducible results, but I believe that (like in DS1, where enemies would sometimes randomly drop humanity), enemies drop charges for the estus flask. Also, sometimes when I get summoned in--via white sign--and play with a player for awhile, my estus gets recharged. Apr 12, 2016 at 16:00

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Ways to recover Estus Flasks source:

  • Dying
  • Resting at a Bonfire
  • Having another player rate your message.
  • Killing enemies. Tougher enemies increase the chance of having an Estus Flask restored.
  • Killing invaders will give you 2 estus flasks

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