Armor in Dark Souls 3 provides the player with protection against damage, resistance to Status Effects, and adds Poise. Armor pieces may also be mixed and matched for cosmetic purposes. Unlike past installments in the series, armor cannot be upgraded. To view individual pieces of armor please see the Helms, Chest Armor, Gauntlets and Leggings pages.

 

Armor

 




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    • Anonymous

      Dark Souls 1, 2 and 3 have so many beautiful sets of armour compared to how ugly most armour pieces in Elden Ring are

      • Anonymous

        DS3 was the first souls game I approached.
        Because all of the hype about Elden Ring, I wanted to check if I can cope with the game play before buying.

        I loved DS3.
        It had opened my eyes to what I have missed all the years.

        But instead of going for Elden Ring, I now went straight for DS1, becaue I wanted to know about all the hidden lore and references in DS3.

        It was a good decision.
        I love DS1 even better ... or rather in its own way :)

        And know I value the armor sets in DS3 even more, as I came to know all the NPCs from DS1.


        Great games!
        I have a lot of fun and enterainment with them!

        • Anonymous

          fallen knight helm, Vilhelm chestpiece, slave knight gauntlets, fire keeper skirt. I am so proud of this fashion for my character and just wanted to share it

          • Anonymous

            okay who's got a mandalorian armor to spill? i wanna do a Din Djarin build with the Lothric spear and Black blade for the Darksaber, Arbalest for his rifle and Lothric crossbow for his blaster. so who has the armor to match the weapons?

            • Anonymous

              okay anybody got a Mandalorian build they wanna spill? i was thinking possibly some crossbow for a gun and lothric sword (or any straight sword) for the main weapon. if we're going for Din then Lothric spear and a crossbow, black blade for the katana. just looking for armor advice thanks :)

              • Anonymous

                hey you! want to know how to look cool and edgy and also have good stats with only 30 vit? well first you need the prisoners chain and the ring of favor +3! got all that? then here is the armor:
                helm: firelink helm
                chest armor: mornes armor
                gauntlets: black knight gaunlets
                leggings: ring knight legging OR iron dragonslayers leggings

                NOW U LOOK EPIX

                • Anonymous

                  imagine being a trash casul and wearing any of these armors! unlike you I strap the epicly powerful PKCS to me self all over my body! It blocks all attacks and makes my attack damage triple when wielding my PKCS, plus i have actual POISE which none of you havel monsters have. Git Gud and strap PKCS to your body, you will becoem really epic!

                  • Anonymous

                    It's funny how people say how DS3 is desaturated even though all of Miyazaki's games weren't based around that. Literally every game is based around a rotting fading world besides Sekiro. If you don't like the style, either quit complaining or don't play the game. This IS dark souls FYI. Go play WoW.

                    • Anonymous

                      only thing i dont like is that theres no mask of the father or GIANTS GIANTS GIANTS. other than that most armor sets are pretty cool.

                      • Anonymous

                        I actually think the dinginess and dirtiness of the armor looks much better in context than out of context, like the armor sets look fine in the games world but when you're just looking at screenshots it tends to look meh.

                        • Anonymous

                          Man people LOVE complaining about the armor and weapons of this game.

                          I remember Demon's Souls with it's like 10 armors and weapons. I remember Sekiro with zero armor.
                          You guys are right the whole games trash because of it's armor. Pfft.
                          I still play Demon's Souls and I don't have a PS5. People are spoiled as hell.

                          • Anonymous

                            That "so many time has passed" excuse for the awful status of most armors kind of falls flat when you get some sets in perfect condition, and some of them aren't even special. Nameless knight set, elite knight set, catarina set, havel set, dragonslayer set, brass set, etc... Are in the exact condition as i remember from dark souls 1.

                            They could have been more logical excuses like "hey, enemies here are more beast like cuz bloodborne copy paste and strike is common now, go for light armor". Idk, anything believable within the continuity. And even then there should be SOME difference between being naked or wearing rock plate armor, but whatever difference there is doesn't matter for how little it is.

                            • Anonymous

                              guys i require help, im making a DEUS VULT build, i know cathedral knight helm but what else? i need some Knights Templar esque armor weapons. thoughts?

                              • Anonymous

                                Other than the Alva, Artorias, Faraam, Black Iron and Fallen Knight sets most of these on here look pretty damn meh.

                                • Anonymous

                                  40/91 armor sets in this game are recycled from older souls games. That's almost 50%. That sums up DS3 as a whole, an unoriginal game too obsessed with "paying homage" and "referencing" the older souls games to be it's own unique experience.


                                  Even worse, the armor sets that are actually unique all look like dogsh*t because they're all torn to shreds or worn out. The only armor in the entire game that looks clean and new is probably Herald Set and Solaire's Iron set.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Why is that they did not put many knightly looking armors? they just put armor that looks like socks and t shirts piled up on you am i right?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The comment below me is disliked by blind miyazaki fanboys who can't get over a day without following the stupid trend of "hate ds2 cuz miyazaki wasn't there".

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This shows all of the armor sets what about armor that doesn't belong in a set I need a list that just shows all the armor pieces in order

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I don't get what they refer to with "fashion souls" when almost every cloth is as tattered as master's attire

                                          • Anonymous

                                            While I'm fine with the hyperarmor system in this game, they definitely should have given heavier armor much higher absorption so they could actually be functional. If the Smough set had near 50% absorption in physical, it would actually be useful for something other than fashion.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              You are only permitted to wear any type of apparel, be it armor or clothing, in both Dark Souls and real life if you exclusively use the Broken Straight Sword!

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Most of the armor is so grey and blandish looking in this game. I miss the vibrancy from the first two games :/

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  idk why i'm doing this but my top 5 armors based on fashion (my opinion).
                                                  1. Iron Dragonslayer set
                                                  2. Outrider Knight Set
                                                  3. Dragonslayer's set (Ornstein's Set)
                                                  4. DrakeBlood set
                                                  5. Lothric Knight set
                                                  Honorable Mention: Ruin set

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Ds3 easily has the least amount of interesting armor sets for fashion souls. Not saying what they DO have is bad (black hand set with alva helmets is killer for royal knights or spellblades) but most of what it has is usually from the big boys, the bosses, and a scarce collection from elite enemies in the game, lothric and cathedral knights or the jailers for example. I miss some of the more bog standard stuff that still looked cool like ds2's royal soldier set maughlin sells you. Missed opportunities I say... ifnonly half the enemies weren't wearing a ****ing torn up dirty bed sheet.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      How Useful Is Armor?
                                                      Like Is It Critical That I Use A High Damage Absorption Armor Or Can I Just Use My Fashion?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I love dark souls remastered because of all of its vibrant colors, cool ideas and awesome areas. That’s something you can’t get in dark souls 3. Every color is a mix of gray and everything is so bleak and boring. I don’t know if it’s just me but I know that the world is ending and all but why is everything so rotten and desgusting. All the armor hyped armor from dark souls remastered are all degraded and their defense is trifling.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I believe there was a writers Mistake about the Xanthous Set
                                                          In DS1 the Xanthous Set is worn by King Jeremiah, who, judging by his pyromancy and the appearance of his head most likely hails from Izalith
                                                          In DS2 he makes a minor appearance in the Chasm of the Abyss as Pretender to the Xanthous throne with all his usual gear but a smaller head, hinting that it might not be in fact Jeremiah himself
                                                          whereas in DS3 the Xanthous Set is suddenly associated with Scholars of the Sorcery School who study the magic of Oolacile and who seem to mimic Saint Elizabeth with their headwear but oddly the Set is also called Xanthous Set
                                                          that does not really make sense, I wonder if they overlooked this

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I miss my bright yellow Xanthous set from DS1/DS2.
                                                            But it's a personnal opinion. Actually, I really like the fact that everything in this game is rusty, tattered, corroded. It makes sense since the world itself is ending.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Heavier armours made useless because poise is turned off. And its especially poise that could've made a difference because damage reduction is so lame. Full Havel has only 5% more reduction compared to default knight armor wtf.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Ds1 had useful armor, ds2 had more fashion souls without making armor useless and in ds3... well, being full havel and being naked it's the same in terms of functionality and in terms of fashion, most armors are recycled/rusty/tattered/ugly and very few have good balance between defense/fashion, like the abyss watchers set.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I am planning to make an Anti Gank build using the Wolf Knight Great Sword, and I was wondering what armor should I use. I want to use the Artorias armor but I need good defense (I am not saying the Artorias armor is bad for PvP) please any suggestions on armor?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm confused how the total values for each set's absorptions are calculated. Looking at the black knight set for example, the fire absorptions are: 4.6, 14.1, 3.5, 8.5. Totalled up these equal 30.7. However the total is reported as 27.6. The values reported for the full set are consistently lower than the totals of the pieces added up, and only for absorptions, not resistances. What am I missing?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Solaire's fan, aren't you? Would you like to watch him finding his own sun and defeating all DS series bosses? If so, search for 'All Dark Souls Bosses in NG+9 VS Solaire of Astora' Let us praise the sun one last time together!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        doing goblin slayer cosplay and i have alvas helm but need different armour and sword and shield recommendations.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          here's my combination, Head: master, body: dragonscale, Hand:thorn/sunset/dragonscale/lorian, leg: lorian Head: ringed knight, body: sunset, Hand:thorn/sunset, leg: lorian/sunset, use valorheart armored witch - Head: karla, rest vilhelm

                                                                          • Hear is a soul level 70 build for deprived class, this uses no dlc items, no covenant items, no new game plus items so anyone can use this build, if thare is no level specifyed than don't level up. Head: Catarina helm Body: brass armor Hands: lothric knight gloves Feet: thorn leggings Weapons: If you use the lothric straight sword(best straight sword) at +10, two hand, with the grass crest shield, on back, have a piromance glove +10, ofF hand, with carthis flame ark Rings: havil ring, clorathipy ring, life ring, silver serpent ring, Levels: 30 health, 30 stamina, 30 strength, 20 dex Tips: farming at anor londo is really easy, just kill the two knights with bolth serpent rings on and the symbol of avoris. My the sun shine \`[-|-] /

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Head: Billed Mask Chest: Black Knight Armor Gauntlets: Black Gauntlets Legs: Lorian's Leggings Wearing this in NG+ after becoming the true lord of hollows, I think it's fitting for a lord!

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Game designers: We like to make these as real as possible. Also game designers: You can't wear this armor set and can't wield this greatsword, but you can carry 70 of the same armor and greatsword. Logic.

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