Alva Set

Physical Resitance 25.8 Bleed Resistance 145
Strike Defense 20.6 Poison Resistance 88
Slash Defense 25.8 Frost Resistance 93
Thrust Defense 24.7 Curse Resistance 55
Magic Defense 19.0 Poise 23.9
Fire Defense 23.6  
Lightning Defense 19.0 icon-durabilitiy.png -
Dark Defense 22.1 icon_weight.png 22.0

Alva Armor Set is an Armor in Dark Souls 3.

Protection of Alva, seeker of the spurned. This (Piece Name) was trimmed to reduce weight.

To this day, troubadours sing of tales of the Wandering knight Alva and his travels, and of his involvement with the saint and the witch. Needless to say, the songs traditionally end in tragedy.

Location/Where to Find

  • You must have been invaded by and defeated Dark Spirit Alva in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley on the staircase leading to the Irithyll Dungeon bonfire. His set will be found on a corpse near Karla's Cell, in the large cell block full of Jailers.
  • Do NOT defeat Yhorm before trying to obtain this armor. Alva will not invade afterwards.

Notes and Tips

  • This set, while its resistances are outclassed by other ~22 weight armor sets, offers more poise than its weight-class competitors.

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Piece Information

Alva Helm

Physical Resitance 4.2 Bleed Resistance 28
Strike Defense 3.4 Poison Resistance 18
Slash Defense 4.2 Frost Resistance 19
Thrust Defense 4.0 Curse Resistance 12
Magic Defense 3.1 Poise 3.7
Fire Defense 3.8  
Lightning Defense 3.1 icon-durabilitiy.png 360
Dark Defense 3.6 icon_weight.png 4.2
Armor Type Helms

Alva Armor

Physical Resitance 11.9 Bleed Resistance 59
Strike Defense 9.5 Poison Resistance 35
Slash Defense 11.9 Frost Resistance 37
Thrust Defense 11.4 Curse Resistance 21
Magic Defense 8.8 Poise 11
Fire Defense 10.9  
Lightning Defense 8.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 360
Dark Defense 10.2 icon_weight.png 9.0
Armor Type Chest Armor

Alva Gauntlets

Physical Resitance 2.9 Bleed Resistance 22
Strike Defense 2.3 Poison Resistance 14
Slash Defense 2.9 Frost Resistance 15
Thrust Defense 2.8 Curse Resistance 10
Magic Defense 2.1 Poise 2.5
Fire Defense 2.7  
Lightning Defense 2.1 icon-durabilitiy.png 360
Dark Defense 2.5 icon_weight.png 3.3
Armor Type Gauntlets

Alva Leggings

Physical Resitance 6.8 Bleed Resistance 36
Strike Defense 5.4 Poison Resistance 21
Slash Defense 6.8 Frost Resistance 22
Thrust Defense 6.5 Curse Resistance 12
Magic Defense 5.0 Poise
Fire Defense 6.2  
Lightning Defense 5.0 icon-durabilitiy.png 360
Dark Defense 5.8 icon_weight.png 5.5
Armor Type Leggings




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    • Anonymous

      14 Aug 2021 18:15  

      Man got with a witch who was sent to kill him but instead she let him smash. And yet stupid undeads in this comment section call him a simp. He actually got the girl. Pog

      • Anonymous

        21 Feb 2021 17:25  

        Something about this set is off, when compared to its ds2 version. Maybe its the diminished physics on the cloth pieces, or the way lighting works in ds3, but it seems to have lost some of its appeal.

        • Anonymous

          24 Dec 2020 04:26  

          welp, just realised that you dont kill yhorm the giant or the NPC will not invade.. welp guess ill be seeing him in NG+4

          • Anonymous

            10 Dec 2020 17:08  

            As much as i love the helm for this set, its worth noting the desert pyromancer hood melds quite naturally into this

            • Anonymous

              06 Nov 2020 09:27  

              This is probably bad but here.
              Goblin slayer: Alva helm, Nameless knight chest, Firelink gauntlets and leggings, Broadsword, Llewelyn or target shield, with follower javelin and torch, and bastard sword.

              • Anonymous

                12 Jun 2020 21:45  

                In my possession I currently have the souls of Vordt, Rotted Greatwood, Crystal Sage, Deacons, Wolnir, Sulyvahn, Dancer, Dragonslayer, Demon, Demon King, Oceiros, Champion Gundyr and Blood of the Wolf in that order, I just went into Irithyll Dungeon, was invaded by Alva, defeated him and there is no set anywhere in the lower parts where the jailers are roaming around. I’ve reset the area a couple of times and nothing has popped up. Do you guys think this could be lore related somehow, or maybe just a bug?

                • Anonymous

                  03 Sep 2019 09:46  

                  I never hear people mention this armor, and I think it's pretty good. I really only speak for the chest piece though. With some investment in vitality and the right rings, I am able to just get away with a 29.9% long roll and still have decent defense.

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Jul 2019 20:03  

                    Just finished my first str/vit heavy build and this is by far my favorite armor. It matches so well with the typically dark and weathered looking lategame str weapons (RKPGS, Ledo's, HCGS, Splitleaf, DSGA) and Yhorm's gs. Extremely fashionable and just has the perfect weight class for using a bigass weapon or a medium one and a greatshield. I've been having a lot of fun doing sunbro runs wearing this and Yhorm's + DSGA/HCGS on lategame bosses with random people, good times all around. I know poise ain't what it used to be but I can feel the diff wearing this vs another medium set like fallen knight and I vastly prefer this. Tldr; for a str build with moderate vit investment...this armor is just damn good, I love it to death.

                    • Anonymous

                      20 Jun 2019 20:30  

                      "troubadours sing of tales of the Wandering knight Alva and his travels, and of his involvement with the saint and the witch. Needless to say, the songs traditionally end in tragedy" I would choose Witch. Saints are no fun in bed and Witch can have golden noble hearth superior to title given by the church.

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