Alva Set

Physical Resitance 25.8 Bleed Resistance 145
Strike Defense 20.6 Poison Resistance 88
Slash Defense 25.8 Frost Resistance 93
Thrust Defense 24.7 Curse Resistance 55
Magic Defense 19.0 Poise 23.9
Fire Defense 23.6  
Lightning Defense 19.0 icon-durabilitiy.png -
Dark Defense 22.1 icon_weight.png 22.0

Alva Armor Set is an Armor in Dark Souls 3.

Protection of Alva, seeker of the spurned. This (Piece Name) was trimmed to reduce weight.

To this day, troubadours sing of tales of the Wandering knight Alva and his travels, and of his involvement with the saint and the witch. Needless to say, the songs traditionally end in tragedy.

Location/Where to Find

  • You must have been invaded by and defeated Dark Spirit Alva in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley on the staircase leading to the Irithyll Dungeon bonfire. His set will be found on a corpse near Karla's Cell.
  • Do NOT defeat Yhorm before trying to obtain this armor. Alva will not invade afterwards.

Notes and Tips

  • This set, while its resistances are outclassed by other ~22 weight armor sets, offers more poise than its weight-class competitors.

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Piece Information

Alva Helm

Physical Resitance 4.2 Bleed Resistance 28
Strike Defense 3.4 Poison Resistance 18
Slash Defense 4.2 Frost Resistance 19
Thrust Defense 4.0 Curse Resistance 12
Magic Defense 3.1 Poise 3.7
Fire Defense 3.8  
Lightning Defense 3.1 icon-durabilitiy.png 360
Dark Defense 3.6 icon_weight.png 4.2
Armor Type Helms

Alva Armor

Physical Resitance 11.9 Bleed Resistance 59
Strike Defense 9.5 Poison Resistance 35
Slash Defense 11.9 Frost Resistance 37
Thrust Defense 11.4 Curse Resistance 21
Magic Defense 8.8 Poise 11
Fire Defense 10.9  
Lightning Defense 8.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 360
Dark Defense 10.2 icon_weight.png 9.0
Armor Type Chest Armor

Alva Gauntlets

Physical Resitance 2.9 Bleed Resistance 22
Strike Defense 2.3 Poison Resistance 14
Slash Defense 2.9 Frost Resistance 15
Thrust Defense 2.8 Curse Resistance 10
Magic Defense 2.1 Poise 2.5
Fire Defense 2.7  
Lightning Defense 2.1 icon-durabilitiy.png 360
Dark Defense 2.5 icon_weight.png 3.3
Armor Type Gauntlets

Alva Leggings

Physical Resitance 6.8 Bleed Resistance 36
Strike Defense 5.4 Poison Resistance 21
Slash Defense 6.8 Frost Resistance 22
Thrust Defense 6.5 Curse Resistance 12
Magic Defense 5.0 Poise
Fire Defense 6.2  
Lightning Defense 5.0 icon-durabilitiy.png 360
Dark Defense 5.8 icon_weight.png 5.5
Armor Type Leggings




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    • Anonymous

      28 Oct 2017 18:15  

      This set looks pretty good if you swap the helmet for the Iron Dragonslayer helm. And vice versa, actually.

      • Anonymous

        24 Jun 2017 09:06  

        Why did they make this look so weathered compared to the DS 2 version? I know Alva is supposed to be travelling and whatnot, but the DS 2 version looks more crisp and has alot more detail. The 2nd layer of the skirt is removed, the golden embroidery at the edges of the skirt and scarf are almost gone, including the center symbol at skirt. Not to mention that the legs are noticeably curved outward making you look like you have midget legs. I hoped they just directly imported the DS 2 model and textures.

        • Anonymous

          03 Jun 2017 09:45  

          for if you want to to rush to have this fabulous set early without the necessary exploration, keys, etc.

          I just arrived at the Church of Yorshka bonfire, then dashed to Distant Manor bonfire, killed Alva, dashed to Irithyll Dungeon bonfire, and finally dashed through mobs via the linked video.

          It also didn't seem to mess up Siegward's questline as I was stil able to meet him at the fireplace with the estus soup.

          • Anonymous

            26 May 2017 01:58  

            I killed Alva's spirit, explored the entire area around Karla's cell. I've only found embers and a few items in other cells. I don't know why, but I don't seem to see Alma's armor anywhere in the area. Can anyone tell me what could have happened? (I've killed Pontiff Sulyvahn, if that has any effect on it)

            • Anonymous

              06 Apr 2017 23:22  

              It's pretty dumb how he invades again in the Ringed City but doesn't drop his armor if you kill him. I missed out the first time and I really like the set, I thought From was giving us another chance but NOPE.

              • Anonymous

                22 Jan 2017 11:18  

                The sarcastic yay more poise if it existed, the thing is since hyper armour you can't really have both or you'll have havels and naked guys just tank every hit and not even stagger

                • Anonymous

                  Rant16 Jul 2016 23:04  

                  Idk what From did but when my character runs it looks like I have dwarf legs.Fix the got dang model you fools!

                  • Anonymous

                    Where the corpse is found25 Apr 2016 13:13  

                    It´s interesting to note that this armor is found outside the cell of Karla the Witch, after you´ve defeated the phantom. Goes quite well with the lore about Alva being seduced by another witch in Dark Souls 2.

                    • Anonymous

                      Alva still invades after Pontiff23 Apr 2016 04:35  

                      As a note, Alva will still invade, even if you've defeated the Pontiff. I don't know about later bosses, or if you've passed through Irithyll Valley completely.

                      • Anonymous

                        Light armor22 Apr 2016 20:09  

                        Nearly as light as fallen knight but with substantially more poise..... for whatever that's worth

                        • Anonymous

                          f**k22 Apr 2016 16:45  

                          Great, I killed Sulyvahn, now I'll never have this armor set, what a well made game ! Kudos to the devs !What an half assed job they did with this one, it's unbelievable, even more unbelievable that I even paid for this

                          • Anonymous

                            I have a question.22 Apr 2016 15:29  

                            I haven't gotten that far yet (about to). Will the armor not be found if Alva kills you? I want this set of armor but I don't won't to screw up my only chance of getting it.

                            • Anonymous

                              This set looks terrible21 Apr 2016 08:17  

                              This has to be the laziest port of an armor set in a game I have ever seen. They didn't put the holes in the vertical bands so it looks like one giant, solid piece that is impossible to see out of. The chest and gloves look overly shiny to cover up the low quality textures of the metal. The default knight armor has more work put into it than this set. They forced only as much effort into transferring it from Dark Souls 2 to Dark Souls 3 so the basic outline would look good on a phantom, that phantom being Alva as a red invader. Without the glowing aura, it is a far cry from the quality it had in the previous installment.

                              • Anonymous

                                Not Spawning?18 Apr 2016 20:30  

                                For some reason he isn't spawning for me, I'm embered and everything but he just isn't showing up.

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