Pale Shade Set

Physical Resitance 8.5 Bleed Resistance 99
Strike Defense 8.9 Poison Resistance 140
Slash Defense 8.5 Frost Resistance 80
Thrust Defense 6.6 Curse Resistance 155
Magic Defense 27.6 Poise 5.1
Fire Defense 26.9  
Lightning Defense 23.4 icon-durabilitiy.png -
Dark Defense 23.5 icon_weight.png 8.9

Pale Shade Set is an Armor in Dark Souls 3.


Attire worn by those who kill in the name of the Sable Church of Londor.  

The Pale Shades of the Sable Church are all undying Hollows, giving rise to much fear and contempt.  

Their fight is one of neither honor nor exaltation, yielding nothing but withered moans.

Gold mask worn by those who kill in the name of the Sable Church of Londor.  

A faint, kindly smile is bound to its surface, giving them the moniker Harlots of Death.  

What lies beneath that expression, however, is nothing more than the face of a darkly shriveled Hollow. (Sneering Mask) 


Location/Where to Find

  • After angering Yuria (hit her, kill her, kill Yoel, kill Anri's Assassin, etc) you need to defeat the Londor Pale Shade invader (you need to be embered and not have defeated the area bosses in order to be invaded) in both Farron Keep (go to Farron Keep bonfire, exit and turn right, by the basilisks) and Irithyll of the Boreal Valley (go to Distant Manor bonfire, go through the sewers he will invade on a stairway near a shortcut), then go back to Firelink Shrine (where Yuria/Yoel were) and the set will be there.
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Piece Information


Sneering Mask

Physical Resitance 1.2 Bleed Resistance 35
Strike Defense 1.6 Poison Resistance 28
Slash Defense 1.2 Frost Resistance 22
Thrust Defense 1.0 Curse Resistance 20
Magic Defense 3.6 Poise 0.5
Fire Defense 4.1  
Lightning Defense 2.4 icon-durabilitiy.png ??
Dark Defense 1.6 icon_weight.png 2.1
Armor Type Helm

Pale Shade Robe

Physical Resitance 4.3 Bleed Resistance 35
Strike Defense 4.3 Poison Resistance 60
Slash Defense 4.3 Frost Resistance 32
Thrust Defense 3.3 Curse Resistance 70
Magic Defense 13.4 Poise 2.0
Fire Defense 12.8  
Lightning Defense 11.8 icon-durabilitiy.png ??
Dark Defense 12.3 icon_weight.png 3.6
Armor Type Chest Armor

Pale Shade Gloves

Physical Resitance 1.2 Bleed Resistance 9
Strike Defense 1.2 Poison Resistance 17
Slash Defense 1.2 Frost Resistance 8
Thrust Defense 1.1 Curse Resistance 21
Magic Defense 3.6 Poise 0.2
Fire Defense 3.3  
Lightning Defense 3.1 icon-durabilitiy.png ??
Dark Defense 3.2 icon_weight.png 1.0
Armor Type Gauntlets

Pale Shade Trousers

Physical Resitance 1.8 Bleed Resistance 20
Strike Defense 1.8 Poison Resistance 35
Slash Defense 1.8 Frost Resistance 18
Thrust Defense 1.2 Curse Resistance 44
Magic Defense 7.0 Poise 1.0
Fire Defense 6.7  
Lightning Defense 6.1 icon-durabilitiy.png ??
Dark Defense 6.4 icon_weight.png 2.2
Armor Type Leggings 


    • Anonymous

      04 Jan 2018 19:48  

      I hit yuria, ran away (i dont kill her for the ending) and beat every invasion.. Before getting the set, i went to velka for absolution. Then i teleport to firelink and found yuria non hostile.. But i dont find the set, im on ps4. Oh btw i havent update the game yet, maybe i should update the game first? Plz halp

      • 22 Aug 2017 23:54  

        You can get this set without ruining any questline. Before defeating abyss watchers aggro Yuria (don't kill her). Get invaded in the swamp by the pale shade and defeat him. Progress through the game normally until you get to Irithyll. Get invaded and defeat him again. After this go to Velka's statue and request absolution. This will "de-aggro" Yuria and will let you continue the questline. You can also get the duel bow gesture by summoning him right before Sulyvahn if you didn't summon him before abyss watchers. (This might also work if you aggro any npc whose aggroing would make Yuria angry but I wouldn't risk it.)

        • Anonymous

          31 Jul 2017 00:24  

          So I read that you need to get Creighton to invade before The Pale Shade will invade for the second time in irithyll of the boreal valley, is this true?

          • Anonymous

            06 Jan 2017 11:40  

            The mask looks pretty damn amazing, especially if you're a phantom or an invader. A great piece for custom fashion.

            • Anonymous

              18 Nov 2016 21:26  

              Important info: I was after this set with my last build and got the 5 points from Yoel, killed Yuria right after she appeared in Firelink, got Pale Shade to invade me in Farron Keep but he/she was not invading me in Irithyll. I helped Sirris right in the beginning and as soon as I reached Yoshka's Church, I talked to Anri, got the gesture and killed the pilgrim. When I went to the area of the Pale Shade invasion, nothing happened several times (I kept boning out and coming back and didn't get invaded. The trick seems to be: If you helped Sirris to kill Creighton in her world, you need to be invaded by Creighton in your world and kill him in order for the Pale Shade to invade. Did this and it worked (I almost deleted the character to start over again lol).

              • Don't have to level up12 Sep 2016 04:15  

                I got Yoel, killed deacons, got invaded by Heysel at that god-awful swamp, killed Yoel, Anri, and Horace at Firelink, went back to where I was invaded by Heysel, and got invaded by Paleshade.

                • Anonymous

                  You only have to kill Yoel11 Aug 2016 01:55  

                  I killed Yoel without doing anything with him other than chatting. Was totally unhollowed with 0 dark sigils. Went to swamp and no Shade invasion but Heysel invaded me. Killed her and wandered around a bit, killed stray demon, went back to firelink. Came back to swamp and got invaded by Shade. It might be that Heysel is queued up to invade first, so you have to kill her, then leave and come back. Maybe killing a mini-boss helped trigger something. In any case, all you have to do is kill Yoel to get Farron invasion. Yuria never even made an appearance and Anri is fine.

                  • Anonymous

                    Blood of Knights03 Aug 2016 09:55  

                    Dark Pyromancer set 5. Great Swamp Ring 10. Deep Stone Parma+101. Thief Mask 6. Witch's Ring 11. Pyromancer Flame+102. Robe of Prayer 7. Fiynn's Ring3. Undead Legion Gauntlet 8. Life Ring+34. Black Leggings 9. Dark Onikiri and Ubadachi+10

                    • Anonymous

                      You Don't need to lvl to get pale shade set!24 Jul 2016 05:22  

                      so i can verify having just gotten it that you CAN just kill Yoel upon him getting to firelink without lvling and still get paleshade set. I killed him and then went to farron keep. didn't get paleshade invasion so i went and got the doll. still no paleshade. Then i killed Horace and Anri at the road of sacrifices and he finally showed up. (caution) you have to do all this while the abyss watchers are still alive. hope this helps because i was starting to worry for a bit there.

                      • Anonymous

                        Crap22 Jun 2016 11:49  

                        So I have every armor piece in the game but this one. I read that if you kill yield I get invaded by the shade. So once I brought him to fire link I killed him. Some how I didn't read that you have to wait till the deacons of the deep before killing him. Crap.

                        • Anonymous

                          Suffering is real22 Jun 2016 03:24  

                          I've lurked in the shadows of this forum since I first googled for help in dark souls 2...I had never asked for anything...Until now...I have tried getting this set a couple of times now and I seem to fail everytime...I just want to make a white Mage build from final fantasy..would anyone be able to trade this with me on PSN?

                          • Anonymous

                            broken?31 May 2016 18:05  

                            i got both invasions, and when i defeated the second paleshade in irithyl nothing dropped.... i killed yuria, and the pilgrim in the chapel. something either messed with the trigger, or the items didn't drop as intended.

                            • Anonymous

                              How?21 May 2016 00:43  

                              If I can't kill the Abyss Watchers without getting Yuria, how am I supposed to anger her? I killed the Abyss Watchers and killed Yuria, but it says I cant kill the invading Pale Shades.

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