Smough's Set

Physical Resitance 37.5 Bleed Resistance 159
Strike Defense 40.6 Poison Resistance 159
Slash Defense 32.4 Frost Resistance 159
Thrust Defense 30.0 Curse Resistance 143
Magic Defense 28.9 Poise 61.2
Fire Defense 28.2  
Lightning Defense 30.0 icon-durabilitiy.png -
Dark Defense 29.1 icon_weight.png 62.0

Smough's Set is an Armor Set found in Dark Souls 3.

Grotesque armor associated with Smough, the last knight to stand in defense of the ruined cathedral.

Boasts extremely high defense and can be donned by humans, but not without great difficulty.

Location/Where to Find

Notes and Tips

  • Smough's Armour Set is extremely heavy, although it makes up for it with the high resistances.
  • Do not expect to be able to mid-roll without having a very high amount of vitality.
  • Equip load needed for 70% equip load = 80.6 (1 point in VIT = 1 Point equipload [Needs Confirmation]).

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Piece Information

Smough's Helm

Physical Resitance 6.2 Bleed Resistance 27
Strike Defense 6.7 Poison Resistance 27
Slash Defense 5.3 Frost Resistance 27
Thrust Defense 4.9 Curse Resistance 24
Magic Defense 4.7 Poise 9.9
Fire Defense 4.6  
Lightning Defense 4.9 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 4.9 icon_weight.png 12.2
Armor Type Helms

Smough's Armor

Physical Resitance 17.1 Bleed Resistance 69
Strike Defense 18.5 Poison Resistance 69
Slash Defense 14.9 Frost Resistance 69
Thrust Defense 13.8 Curse Resistance 62
Magic Defense 13.3 Poise 27.1
Fire Defense 13.0  
Lightning Defense 13.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 13.1 icon_weight.png 23.8
Armor Type Chest Armor

Smough's Guantlets

Physical Resitance 4.3 Bleed Resistance 20
Strike Defense 4.7 Poison Resistance 20
Slash Defense 3.7 Frost Resistance 20
Thrust Defense 3.4 Curse Resistance 18
Magic Defense 3.3 Poise 6.9
Fire Defense 3.2  
Lightning Defense 3.4 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 3.5 icon_weight.png 9.7
Armor Type Gauntlets

Smough's Leggings

Physical Resitance 9.9 Bleed Resistance 43
Strike Defense 10.7 Poison Resistance 43
Slash Defense 8.5 Frost Resistance 43
Thrust Defense 7.9 Curse Resistance 39
Magic Defense 7.6 Poise 17.3
Fire Defense 7.4  
Lightning Defense 7.9 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 7.6 icon_weight.png 16.3
Armor Type Leggings




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    • 15 Dec 2016 00:08  

      with souls duping and other methods, I was able to use the lothric knight greatsword, havels shield, rose of Ariendal, and Yorshkas chime whithout fat rolling or mid rolling. I had to get my vitality to 95 though its at 99 now. I am currently able to drop 14 mil worth of duplicated souls, anyone in need of any add plumpplatipus69 on psn.

      • 08 Dec 2016 20:55  

        Question can you buy Smough's set only once, even if you go to ng+ and re-kill Pontiff. I'm in ng+2 and I just killed Pontiff Sully and the handmaiden didn't have his set. I reloaded the area multiple times and I can't buy the armor from her, if it's a glitch then I regretting not buying the armor the first time.

        • 17 Nov 2016 22:07  

          It is common to take on a new name when being born again in religion. As in Christening or Baptism. Aldrich may have been the name that Smough assumed when becoming a cleric. Note the location where Smough's Great Hammer is found. In the distant manor in Irithyll. There are Silver Knights sworn to protect the Royal Family, as was Smough. There are ancient paintings depicting Gwyn's Age of rule. And there is a kitchen...Every kitchen in Dark Souls thus far has been used to cook men. Even Aldrich's resting place in the Cathedral of the Deep, is the very location where we find Rosaria, who is believed to be Gwynevere.

          • Failed high VIT PvE tank build with Smough's19 Jul 2016 13:46  

            One of the roughest games ever, way harder than my last character who was wearing no armor or Master's set. The goal was to get high physical damage reduction and health regen so I can run around swinging an ultra greatsword and not have to roll-dodge all the time.<br/><br/>Went with Smough's set with an Aristocrat Mask (looks nicer to me than Smough's Double-Chin Helmet), currently have Chaos Astora Great Sword +10, Arbalest +9, Blessed Lothric Knight Shield +7, Lloyd's Shield Ring, Sun Princess Ring, Havel's Ring. Last ring depends on what I think I need. Been trying Deep Protection, Iron Flesh, and Bountiful Light.<br/><br/>Struggled hard and made it to Lothric Castle. The problem is: Base physical damage reduction is only ~45% with Lloyd's Shield Ring, so it feels like I could have just put all those VIT points into VIG for raw health and worn medium armor for ~25% dam reduction, and actually end up tankier (more health, adjusted for damage reduction). And I would be able to fastroll. And stamina would recover faster so I could attack and block more. Even Lothric Castle Knights can kill me if I make a mistake. One good hit with a two-handed sword takes half my health, in spite of wearing the heaviest armor in the game.<br/><br/>Gonna keep struggling for a while, try and get a few (dozen) more levels. Goals are 40 END, 60 Faith, somewhere around 40 VIG, and enough VIT to be able to fastroll. Optionaly, I might get enough INT for the Ritual Spear and some sorceries, but then I also need ATT... gah... And Eleonora, or some other life stealing weapon, might be more effective, but only if I can get the damage resistance up to a useful point.<br/><br/>Heavy armor and physical resistance doesn't seem worth it, especially when you can do an somersault of invincibility and take zero damage with no armor. It is not a good alternative to constant roll-dodging, and it should be. We should get something in exchange for the crap stamina regen.<br/><br/>Health regen effects seem super low, hoping Bountiful Sunlight and a blessed weapon help when I get it. Wish it recovered an % amount based on Max HP so it takes the same time to recover health from 0 to 100% regardless of your Max HP.<br/><br/>Lloyd's shield ring is a great idea, but it could easily be a lot stronger without being OP, considering one hit of anything cancels the effect.

            • This + Hammer13 Jun 2016 10:51  

              Can be done with: 61 Vit + (Havel's Ring + 2) + (Ring of Favor + 2) and nothing else.<br/>OR<br/>83 Vit with nothing else<br/>You should, however bump it up to 62-63 to account for 2 more rings<br/><br/>Calculations done Via Microsoft Excel 2013

              • is aldrich smough?05 Jun 2016 12:20  

                think about it. Ornstein left anor londo to find the nameless king, whilst smough remained. Before we get to this game's anor londo, we find smough's hammer (so he's not using it anymore). Also, smough was known to eat his victims (which is why he wasn't a knight of gwin's) and once you defeat aldrich, smough's armor is up for sale? Like other boss armor become available once you beat other bosses? I mean, before I got to aldrich, everything I heard about him made me think it might be smough, only to dismiss the thought after encountering it. But now, it seems to make even more sense if that's the case.

                • "Equip load needed for 70% equip load = 80.6 (1 point in VIT = 1 Point equipload [Needs Confirmation])."23 May 2016 17:15  

                  80.6 equip load = ~77% weight ratio. To get 69.9% you need ~89 equip load or ~79 equip load with Havel's ring +0. About 29 points wasted in vitality just to wear best armor in the game but THIS + Havel's Shield + Heavy Dark Sword (+10 for PvE) or Dragonslayer Greataxe (+5 for PvP) + 40 vit, 40 faith and 40 str makes you pretty much immortal. ~Drejkol

                  • Not 80.602 May 2016 10:14  

                    I'm not at 80.0 equip load and its 77.5%. smough set, nothing else. so you wont be able to mid roll witch just the armor at 40 vit. however with the havels ring is 69.

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