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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    • 13 Apr 2017 03:41  

      I used over 40 undead hunter charms farming for this at the mimic in cathedral of the deep, then I ended up getting 2 more of the *****ing things at later points in the game. I haven't even put any levels into luck, wtf

      • 07 Apr 2017 21:02  

        Ich hab gleich 2 auf einmal bekommen, mit +300 Glück, mit goldener schlangenring +3, goldene münze und rostige münze, im raum neben Yorm wo die beiden mimics sind

        • 05 Feb 2017 22:31  

          I can confirm that a symbol of avarice, as a separate loot sphere, spawns at the very last mimic (I say "the very last", because it will be the last one you kill if you have never missed any mimics, since the game is relatively linear) in the building with the right-hand dragon atop of it after you've killed all 13 mimics. If you've missed any mimics before killing this mimic, so that this one is not the last of 13 mimics you kill, the symbol will still spawn at its spot when you kill the rest of the mimics eslsewhere, so it can be missed easily. MAYBE this is a semi-random thing, but it is a fact that I have picked up a symbol of avarice from that spot even though that mimic was long dead, because I've missed the mimic in the building atop of which left-hand dragon resides when I passed there for the first time. You still might want to farm it with undead hunter charms in case there is a chance of it not appearing after 13 mimic kills so that you are not *****ed. On the other hand, it's probably worth the risk, and in case it really is random and does not spawn for you, you can always just trade it. Check it out and reply if it worked or not, just be sure that you've killed all of the mimics beforehand.

          • 13 Dec 2016 04:16  

            Got this when first entering the smouldering lake area. The mimic chest in the room with the fire demon. I just stood in front of the chest, let the demon attack it then turned invisable lol they fought and the mimic lost.

            • 09 Dec 2016 14:05  

              Big chance to get Symbol of Avarice if the mimic is killed by a strong enemy like a mini boss. One way to do this is to locate the mimic in Catacombs of Carthus before going to Abandoned Tomb bonefire on your way to Smouldering Lake. You will encounter a mini-boss flame demon there too so just roll to the mimic and hit it once to wake him then roll away again. The demon will kill the mimic and it will drop the Black blade and the Symbol of Avarice. Try it and report back.

              • 06 Nov 2016 19:31  

                What I normally do with this item (and similar soul+ items, such as Shield of Want and Silver Covetous Serpent Ring) is I toss them on the moment I beat a boss. The lag between the final strike and actual soul reward is pretty long (I've counted between 5 to 10 seconds) which is more than enough time to swap in at least one of those items, (particularly the Symbol of Avarice) and get the soul boost.

                • 28 Oct 2016 08:35  

                  Pro tip: When you're 'farming' for the symbol(s) of avarice with Undead Hunter Charms, MAKE SURE to run into the mimic from every side and for a couple of second. Check thoroughly for "pick up item" notification all around it.
                  The reason why, is that sometimes Symbol of Avarice is dropped 'in the middle' of the mimic, i.e. inside, as if he died and dropped the item. Problem is, he's still alive and fairly large, so the item is obstructed from the front, and unless you check every angle you might not even notice that the item dropped let alone is possible to pick up.

                  Found it out after wasting 30 charms on one mimic with no symbol of ava drop (at 157 item discovery), then on a different mimic got it on my 10th charm (at 207 item discovery)

                  • I feel dumb28 Sep 2016 19:58  

                    So I wasn't thinking when I was in the profaned capital and killed both the mimics and now I'm farming proof of conquered kept I mean I'm getting the golden serpent ring and have rusted golden coins so I guess that makes up for it lol

                    • First Try?25 Sep 2016 07:07  

                      So, I started a new character last night for *****s and giggles, and the very first mimic I encounter, the one under the dragon on the wall with the dark axe inside, drops it. I didn't do anything special, didn't have a crazy amount of luck or anything. So, am I just lucky? lol

                      • Helmet randomly appearing in Lothric Castle21 Sep 2016 12:23  

                        I read how some players claimed if it hadn't dropped by the time you kill the last of the 13 mimics, it should appear where the mimic in Lothric castle was. I've also read how this is supposedly a rumour.<br/><br/>In reality:<br/>The helmet is really just a random drop, and there's no magical % chance that you'll have it after killing 13 mimics. You can increase your chances using the undead charm trick, and by now I have 4 SoA on NG+++.<br/><br/>*BUT*:<br/>During my NG+++, I also did see the Symbol of Avarice spawning in where the mimic had been in Lothric castle. On this playthrough I'd killed like 3 or 4 mimics because by then I didn't need anything they had any longer. I had killed that Lothric one though, and in its place had spawned a SoA.<br/><br/>Can someone explain the last mechanic to me? How do you get it to spawn there?

                        • 100% success rate so far14 Sep 2016 12:22  

                          I've gotten about 4 of these now on 1 playthrough, 100% success rate as I'm currently only in Profaned Capital. I am playing as a sorcery, and I stand a decent distance from the mimic so it doesnt aggro when i cast on it. I cast Hidden Body, and use the binoculars to line up my shots and kill him. With Hidden Body, the mimic never aggros, and they have dropped the helm every single time.<br/><br/>Basically my understanding, you get it 100% of the time if you kill it without aggroing or noticing you.

                          • Fairly simple way to it10 Sep 2016 18:34  

                            The best way to obtain it is right before Yhorm's boss fight, there are 2 mimics at the far end of the hall, however there are those creepy handmaidens with masks that hurl fire at you AND they're guarded by a gargoyle, but once you clear that out, chuck an undead charm in between the 2 mimics and it'll cause them to BOTH go to sleep. :) 2 for 1!

                            • Blessed?08 Sep 2016 12:28  

                              So if I wore this, Sun princess ring, A blessed shield +9 and a blessed sword +9. Would it be enough to wear this constantly and be barable during playthroughs?

                              • Message04 Sep 2016 02:50  

                                So I made a message with a gesture while wearing the symbol, but instead of showing the symbol of avarice it showed me wearing the xanathous crown?

                                • Easy way to get it02 Sep 2016 16:35  

                                  Get your best item discovery items. <br/>1-Symbol of avarice (if you already have one and need more for friends). 100 item discovery <br/>2- gold serpent ring/+1/+2. 50/75/100 item discovery <br/>3- 2 Crystal Sale's rapiers if possible (need soul of the Crystal sage boss). 50 for 1 and 100 for 2 of them <br/>4- Rusted coin or gold rusted coin 50/100<br/>5- Level up Luck stat (best is to use a pale tongue and get 99 luck but be sure to have 2 pale tongues, 1 to get 99 luck and the other to get back to your build after getting it) <br/><br/>Best one to farm is the one in Sulyvahn boss room but first you need to activate the shortcut/elevator <br/><br/>Wear everything and be sure to have undead Hunter charm. When you get to the mimic use a rusted (gold) coin then throw the undead hunter charm wait for 5-10 seconds if you didn't get it hit the mimic once and throw another undead hunter charm and repeat till you get one hopefully

                                  • Never dropped?01 Sep 2016 13:24  

                                    If I've killed all of them in my game and never popped can I still get it by running to every location they were at? or am I screwed until NG+?

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