Symbol of Avarice

Physical Resitance 4.6 Bleed Resistance 27
Strike Defense 4.6 Poison Resistance 27
Slash Defense 4.6 Frost Resistance 27
Thrust Defense 4.0 Curse Resistance 22
Magic Defense 4.1 Poise 5.0
Fire Defense 3.4  
Lightning Defense 4.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 3.8 icon_weight.png 11.0
Armor Type Helms

Symbol of Avarice is a Helm in Dark Souls 3.

Head of the avaricious creature that mimics treasure chests. Can be worn, if one so wishes.

Increases soul absorption from defeated enemies as well as item discovery, but the curse of the branded also drains HP.

The very form of this creature is thought to be a form of brand, a punishment for sin.

Location/Where to Find

  • Rare drop from Mimic enemies.
  • Mimics can also "drop" the Symbol of Avarice (the item will appear in its mouth and be normally lootable) when throwing an Undead Hunter Charm at them, so the item can be easily and safely farmed without killing the Mimic. Each time a Mimic chest is put to sleep by the Undead Hunter's Charm it counts as a separate roll, so you do not need to rest at a bonfire each time and it is affected by Item Discovery. If nothing is dropped, you can also hit it once (be aware of damage) and it will reset faster.

Notes and Tips

  • Absorb 50% more Souls, adds 100 Item Discovery, lose 10 HP/s.
  • In App ver. 1.00 + Regulation ver. 1.00, the effect for gaining more Souls from defeated enemies, was not working. This has now been taken care of since App ver. 1.01 + Regulation ver. 1.01.
  • Can be used efficiently together with Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Covetous Gold Serpent RingShield of Want, Crystal Sage's Rapier, Medicant's Staff, and either a Rusted Coin or a Rusted Gold Coin.
  • A good place to farm the Symbol of Avarice with Undead Hunter Charms is outside and to the left of Yhorm's boss room, as the two adjacent chests there are both mimics and within the area of effect of a single Charm (video)
  • Item discovery will affect the chances of a Mimic "dropping" the Symbol of Avarice whilst asleep, like with normal enemy drops.
  • The health drain is active at all times, so take care when interacting with merchants as it is fatal if left on for too long.
  • Has no interaction with Chameleon or Young White Branch.
  • The Bountiful Light miracle will reduce the health loss to negligible levels.
  • Prisoner's Chain has no affect on the health drain.
  • Has no affect when resting at a bonfire.


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    • Anonymous

      20 Mar 2018 00:10  

      you can get mimics loot without killing them, first strike him then UHC when he stands up, rinse and repeat until you get regular loot or symbol of avarice. with striking him first you get better chance i suppose, i did 20 runs with first UHC then strike and nothing dropped and 2 runs with strike then UHC and first loot second avarice

      • Anonymous

        02 Feb 2018 13:10  

        for some reason it adds 101 item discovery to me ( i have 2 hollow weapons equiped and 30 base luck, weapons +7 both) i have 138 item discovery but after equiping this i have 239

        • Anonymous

          22 Jan 2018 02:45  

          The BEST thing just happened to me. I was farming with UHCs to get a Symbol of Avarice at the Profaned Capital, since there are 2 Mimics back-to-back which allows me to use 1 UHC and roll twice. I got my first and second SOA at the same time, from using one UHC.

          • Anonymous

            16 Jan 2018 07:16  

            Okay, this has happened to me twice now:
            After getting the gold serpent ring, I go back to the first mimic in the game (tower on the wall bonfire, under dragon) after having used a charm to open it earlier, and got the symbol on the first try of attempting to farm it. It's happened twice now, with 10 and 13 base luck. Can anyone else confirm this?

            • Anonymous

              10 Jan 2018 02:39  

              Easy to farm at high lord wolnir bonfire. Break the bridge, run to the chest, use a Rusted Coin, throw the Undead Hunter Charm, run the rim of the chest hitting A, let him return to chest form after 30 seconds (UHA lasts 60) throw another charm, check again, use another coin & repeat. Use Homeward miracle AND rest at the bonfire afterwards after every 4 Charms. 2 charms per Coin.

              • Anonymous

                07 Jan 2018 04:29  

                Does anyone not want there chest helm, I'll trade almost anything that I have, and I think I have everything but the helm, I want it

                • Anonymous

                  06 Jan 2018 13:49  

                  I would farm the two mimics to the right of Yhorm's boss room (when you're facing the boss room) as there are two in the same place and therefore higher chance (be wary though there are a couple white jailers and 2 gargoyles to kill before attempting to farm the mimics).

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Dec 2017 11:49  

                    I used charm on a mimic placed in Smouldering Lake and it gave an item (I don't remember what it was) then I raged and killed the mimic. after killing it I got the Symbol of Avarice! sometimes going nuts is the answer :))

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Oct 2017 21:40  

                      I have obtained it from the mimic in Ringed City (shared grave bonfire). Once throw the charm, go behind it n keep pressing "pick up" (ps4 - circle button). I have attempted for more than 20 charms btw. Hope this can help

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Oct 2017 17:45  

                        Quoting the other person who posted on the 17th of September 2017:
                        "Read on a different thread that after the mimic is already dead at Dragon Barracks, the Symbol of Avarice will spawn on the ground where the mimic was. The post was a year old so I didn't expect this to work, thought it was worth a quick check anyway, and there it was waiting to be picked up! So, confirmed!"

                        I just did this, and it was laying there. I have not done any of the DLC and this is first playthrough. I am currently at the area where I killed the three winged nights above grand archives. So, this just worked. Very nice!

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Oct 2017 16:20  

                          To add more confusion to the discussion on the helm dropping, I killed every mimic in the game including the one In the dlc (the last one in this playthrough), and did not receive a drop. Went back to a few locations, lothric, irithyll, pontiff, high wall, profaned and upon my second trip back to the dragon barracks the item was on the ground where the titanite scale mimic was. Hopefully those without one can try travelling and checking to see if it spawned.

                          • Anonymous

                            28 Sep 2017 22:29  

                            1st playthrough, didn't get a single one. 2nd playthrough, every single mimic I killed dropped it along with the treasure??? the hell is going on?

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Sep 2017 00:51  

                              so here is what i can tell from literally 30 different playthroughs of the game. this thing is 100% guaranteed. if you have not gotten it, you always get it from at least one mimic, the catch is, sometimes it wont drop from the last one you open. from what i can tell, this is a glitch where the game actually tried to drop it from an earlier mimic, but either didnt, or it did, but you just... missed it. that is why people sometimes find it where there last dead mimic was, or sometimes halfway through the game at a random mimic's location. i have never failed to get one in a playthrough, and i have never grinded for it. If one does not drop from the last you kill, check it again, and if its not there, check the other locations, most common ones appear to be the one near Pontiff Sulivan, and somewhere in the Profand Capital.

                              • Anonymous

                                14 Sep 2017 07:31  

                                Read on a different thread that after the mimic is already dead at Dragon Barracks, the Symbol of Avarice will spawn on the ground where the mimic was. The post was a year old so I didn't expect this to work, thought it was worth a quick check anyway, and there it was waiting to be picked up! So, confirmed!

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