Armor of Thorns Set

Physical Resitance 21.6 Bleed Resistance 159
Strike Defense 16.1 Poison Resistance 66
Slash Defense 27.5 Frost Resistance 80
Thrust Defense 22.6 Curse Resistance 55
Magic Defense 14.5 Poise 14.8
Fire Defense 14.5  
Lightning Defense 14.5 icon-durabilitiy.png -
Dark Defense 11.8 icon_weight.png 20.5

Armor of Thorns Set is an Armor in Dark Souls 3.

Armor/Helm/Gauntlets/Leggings of Kirk, the notorious knight of Thorns. A dense patch of thorns grows from its surface.

A fitting item for the murderous Kirk, for even the simple act of rolling can damage enemies when wearing this attire.

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Notes and Tips

  • Wearing any piece of this armor set causes your rolling and Quickstepping to do 2 damage. On top of that, wearing additional pieces causes the damage to stack. For example, equipping two pieces will do 4 damage per roll and equipping all pieces will do 8 damage per roll.
  • Any piece of this set deals Standard Damage.
  • Damage to enemies and NPCs by falling on them is amplified by each piece of this set.
  • The leg piece of this set slightly increases the damage of kicking and the Tackle crossbow skill.
  • Useful for finishing low health enemies, or players with Tears of Denial.
  • Regardless of stats, no piece, nor combination of pieces will cause bleed damage.
  • Enemies that would normally stagger from rolling into them do not stagger while wearing this set.
  • The following is a tested list of items that do increase rolling damage: Red Tearstone Ring, Power Within, Morion Blade.
  • The following is a tested list of items that do not increase rolling damage: Flynn's Ring, Lloyd's Sword Ring, Pontiff's Right Eye ring (The armor set also does not activate Pontiff's Right Eye), Spiked Shield.

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Piece Information

Helm of Thorns

Physical Resitance 3.7 Bleed Resistance 30
Strike Defense 2.6 Poison Resistance 13
Slash Defense 4.9 Frost Resistance 15
Thrust Defense 3.9 Curse Resistance 11
Magic Defense 2.3 Poise 2.2
Fire Defense 2.3  
Lightning Defense 2.3 icon-durabilitiy.png 350
Dark Defense 1.8 icon_weight.png 3.8
Armor Type Helms

Armor of Thorns

Physical Resitance 11.0 Bleed Resistance 66
Strike Defense 8.1 Poison Resistance 27
Slash Defense 14.2 Frost Resistance 33
Thrust Defense 11.5 Curse Resistance 22
Magic Defense 7.3 Poise 7.5
Fire Defense 7.3  
Lightning Defense 7.3 icon-durabilitiy.png 350
Dark Defense 5.9 icon_weight.png 8.5
Armor Type Chest Armor

Gauntlets of Thorns

Physical Resitance 2.8 Bleed Resistance 21
Strike Defense 2.1 Poison Resistance 8
Slash Defense 3.6 Frost Resistance 10
Thrust Defense 2.9 Curse Resistance 7
Magic Defense 1.9 Poise 1.8
Fire Defense 1.9  
Lightning Defense 1.9 icon-durabilitiy.png 350
Dark Defense 1.6 icon_weight.png 2.8
Armor Type Gauntlets

Leggings of Thorns

Physical Resitance 6.0 Bleed Resistance 42
Strike Defense 4.3 Poison Resistance 18
Slash Defense 7.9 Frost Resistance 22
Thrust Defense 6.3 Curse Resistance 15
Magic Defense 3.8 Poise 4.2
Fire Defense 3.8  
3.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 350
Dark Defense 3.0 icon_weight.png 5.4
Armor Type Leggings




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    • Anonymous

      25 Aug 2017 02:13  

      I've only experienced this while wearing the gauntlets, and no other part of the set, that you will have a deflection animation like you do when hitting a solid wall with most weapons while rolling into enemies with hard skin such as the demons and the demon king in the base game as well as the giant in the irithyl dungeon. There are probably more enemies that have this effect but i can't name them off the top of my head. I feel like limit breakers over here with this useless info

      • Anonymous

        10 Jul 2017 22:56  

        this site is way to full with people whining about how to start with a new char and 1h of game time is too much to optain this set. I mean I could understand if this is about the cat ring, morion blade or dragonslayer axe...but the thorn set? really?

        • Anonymous

          02 Jul 2017 23:13  

          I think it's about dang time we had a more comprehensive list of rings that affect this armor and whether this armor stacks with or affects other items/playstyles/mechanics.... Is this the only armor in the game with special effects?

          • 31 May 2017 01:24  

            I feel it's worth mentioning that this armor raises the damage you do when you fall on enemies. While naked falling on the firekeeper did 5 damage, but with the full armor it did 67, occasionally hitting again when I landed, doing a total of 97 damage. From a higher fall point it did 2 instances of 67 totalling at 134.

            • Anonymous

              29 Apr 2017 07:09  

              Armor of thorns. Dual morion blades. Red tearstone ring.
              Rolling into someone with full Havels deals 240 damage.

              • Anonymous

                23 Apr 2017 20:10  

                I love it when people tell me to get it myself if I say I missed it. ***** I'd love to get it myself but THE ARMOR IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN MY GAME AND IM NOT MAKING A WHOLE NEW CHARACTER FOR THIS CRAPPY GEAR

                • Anonymous

                  13 Apr 2017 23:14  

                  Person 1: Can you trade me this armor? Missed it and killed boss, GT: (Insert GT)
                  Person 2: No, get it yourself


                  • Anonymous

                    14 Mar 2017 16:35  

                    I got this After beating game don't know if it's a glitch or I didn't notice earlier In The playthrough but was waiting there when I went to respec after soul of cinder lord of hollows ending. I will just sit down when others show up in pvp with this set on and let them roll me to death because ***** them. Or lure them to a cliff or bridge and then let them roll around as much as they want.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Feb 2017 04:58  

                      People seriously need to stop leaving comments like "get it yourself" when someone asks for a piece of armor or weapon to be traded to them... i see it so much on this page. If you don't intend on giving them the gear then don't message, period, it is not any of your business at that point. If your argument is that they should play the game to get it, they ARE playing the game, trading is a part of almost any online game and i don't know why it's frowned upon in dark souls... Stop being like that people, you're making a conscious decision to be mean for no reason, its ridiculous.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Jan 2017 19:43  

                        Why doesn't Kirk's armor have slight bleed buildup? The blurb about the sword and shield both say that the thorns are the reason these weapons have innate bleed. Lore-wise, it doesn't make sense for the thorn-covered armor to not cause bleed when everything else with thorns does, even if it weren't much, like 5 per piece.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Dec 2016 09:01  

                          As a noob, I am not sure how to quite explain this, but if you imagine this armor having "special powers", which is its unique rolling, are there any other armors in the game with "special powers"? Like wearing them gives you something more than just plain protection from attacks.

                          • Anonymous

                            01 Dec 2016 07:56  

                            Can someone please give mean armor of thorn set? I'd greatly appreciate it! Praise the sun!! my xbox user is COMADDOG8514

                            • Anonymous

                              30 Oct 2016 11:01  

                              anyone know why it didn't coms out after the DLC version , is that need to completed the DLC first ?
                              I was ember mode and the boss didn't kill yet , just com down to the follor but hr didn't shows up .........

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