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

      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!

                • Anonymous

                  09 Sep 2017 17:47  

                  I thought, it's a sure drop, if you kill all mimics in the game. ... But as long as I haven't missed one in the Ringed City (all others I checked), it's not.

                  • 31 Aug 2017 00:39  

                    This thing is awesome. I was farming for Pale Tongues in Farron's Keep Perimeter and I could not even get ONE single drop, so I tried equipping this... and oh boy, oh boy, first attempt one of the gloomy warriors dropped a Pale Tongue. Keep one of these always in your box, they're awesome :3

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Aug 2017 04:42  

                      Know whats funnier than this helm, geting it on the 2nd mimic you encounter with only 8 luck and no gold serpent ring

                      • 12 Aug 2017 22:51  

                        Ever notice the delay in getting your souls after killing a boss due to boss-death animation?

                        Try making the Symbol of Avarice your only other helmet in your inventory. The moment you land the killing blow on a boss, quickly change your helmet to the Symbol of Avarice. By the time the souls register, you will get the 50% soul bonus.

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Aug 2017 15:34  

                          Anyone got an extra on PS4 perhaps? havn't been able to get hold of one and no mimics left in the current playthrough :(

                          • Anonymous

                            22 Jul 2017 22:26  

                            We saw the symbol of avarice attack once, it was a player we invaded and he had it on and attacked us, it started nomming on our character, how does it do that?

                            • Anonymous

                              07 Jun 2017 22:11  

                              Guys, when you kill all the mimics in the game, if you return to where you kill the one with the Sunlight Straight Sword, before the Dragonslayer Armor Boss, there will be a shiny drop on the ground with the Symbol Of Avarice!

                              • Anonymous

                                26 May 2017 03:10  

                                I got it the first time I killed a mimic in the High Wall of Lothric, which is the first mimic you encounter

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