Armor of Thorns Set

Physical Resitance 21.6 Bleed Resistance 159
Strike Defense 16.1 Poison Resistance 66
Slash Defense 27.5 Frost Resistance 80
Thrust Defense 22.6 Curse Resistance 55
Magic Defense 14.5 Poise 14.8
Fire Defense 14.5  
Lightning Defense 14.5 icon-durabilitiy.png -
Dark Defense 11.8 icon_weight.png 20.5

Armor of Thorns Set is an Armor in Dark Souls 3.




(Piece name) of Kirk, the notorious knight of Thorns. A dense patch of thorns grows from its surface.

A fitting item for the murderous Kirk, for even the simple act of rolling can damage enemies when wearing this attire.





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Notes and Tips

  • Wearing any piece of this armor set causes your rolling and Quickstepping to do 2 damage. On top of that, wearing additional pieces causes the damage to stack. For example, equipping two pieces will do 4 damage per roll and equipping all pieces will do 8 damage per roll.
  • Any piece of this set deals Standard Damage.
  • Damage to enemies and NPCs by falling on them is amplified by each piece of this set.
  • The leg piece of this set slightly increases the damage of kicking and the Tackle crossbow skill.
  • Useful for finishing low health enemies, or players with Tears of Denial.
  • Regardless of stats, no piece, nor combination of pieces will cause bleed damage.
  • Enemies that would normally stagger from rolling into them do not stagger while wearing this set.
  • The following is a tested list of items that do increase rolling damage: Red Tearstone Ring, Power Within, Morion Blade.
  • The following is a tested list of items that do not increase rolling damage: Flynn's Ring, Lloyd's Sword Ring, Pontiff's Right Eye ring (The armor set also does not activate Pontiff's Right Eye), Spiked Shield.
  • The amount of damage done varies based on enemy type, as well as armor.  Tested on NG+7, at High Wall, unarmored enemies were taking 15 damage.  While they don't stun in the traditional way while rolling into them, after enough rolls the enemy will in fact stun.  This stun is similar to getting enough hits on Iudex Gundyr, where they stop moving temporarily, and take extra damage for a short time.  Unarmored enemies will go as high as 21 damage per roll in this situation.  It was taking on average 38 rolls to kill the standard hollows. The knight in High Wall was taking 8 to 9 damage per roll.  Multiple enemies can be damaged per roll, assuming they are close together.




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Piece Information


Helm of Thorns

Physical Resitance 3.7 Bleed Resistance 30
Strike Defense 2.6 Poison Resistance 13
Slash Defense 4.9 Frost Resistance 15
Thrust Defense 3.9 Curse Resistance 11
Magic Defense 2.3 Poise 2.2
Fire Defense 2.3  
Lightning Defense 2.3 icon-durabilitiy.png 350
Dark Defense 1.8 icon_weight.png 3.8
Armor Type Helms

Armor of Thorns

Physical Resitance 11.0 Bleed Resistance 66
Strike Defense 8.1 Poison Resistance 27
Slash Defense 14.2 Frost Resistance 33
Thrust Defense 11.5 Curse Resistance 22
Magic Defense 7.3 Poise 7.5
Fire Defense 7.3  
Lightning Defense 7.3 icon-durabilitiy.png 350
Dark Defense 5.9 icon_weight.png 8.5
Armor Type Chest Armor

Gauntlets of Thorns

Physical Resitance 2.8 Bleed Resistance 21
Strike Defense 2.1 Poison Resistance 8
Slash Defense 3.6 Frost Resistance 10
Thrust Defense 2.9 Curse Resistance 7
Magic Defense 1.9 Poise 1.8
Fire Defense 1.9  
Lightning Defense 1.9 icon-durabilitiy.png 350
Dark Defense 1.6 icon_weight.png 2.8
Armor Type Gauntlets

Leggings of Thorns

Physical Resitance 6.0 Bleed Resistance 42
Strike Defense 4.3 Poison Resistance 18
Slash Defense 7.9 Frost Resistance 22
Thrust Defense 6.3 Curse Resistance 15
Magic Defense 3.8 Poise 4.2
Fire Defense 3.8  
3.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 350
Dark Defense 3.0 icon_weight.png 5.4
Armor Type Leggings

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      I noticed when I was fighting the ice crabs at Ariandel, I wasn't able to dodge their attacks at all with this armor. I think it's because the rolling counts as an attack, so they were technically hitting me with a counter attack?? It would only make the counter attack noise when they spat their ice breath at me though (which also hit through the roll and would infinitely stagger me)

      • Anonymous

        Having just one piece of this set makes Tears of Denial users seethe, especially when combined with quickstep.
        10/10, would recommend equipping either the Leggings or Gauntlets.

        • Anonymous

          anyone else notice how if you roll into an enemy with a shield it staggers your roll, is it tied to the weapon your using? because i rolled into lorian and my roll was deflected, and it killed me, anything on this? (this is on sl1 as well, using dragonslayer axe with knight and hunters ring)

          • Anonymous

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            • Anonymous

              the best part about this armor is that when enemies launch you with a strong attack, your body can still damage them as it's being launched

              • Anonymous

                Nowhere on this page does it mention the weird stagger animation you get while rolling into the Old Demon King.

                • Anonymous

                  I'm using Armor and Gauntles. I just faced a mimic. She grabbed me to bite and swallow, but let go at the same instant that she was going to take the first bite without causing any harm. It was a bug or the pieces of that armor prevent this mimic attack.

                  • Anonymous

                    Maybe it's just me, but when doing PvE and forgetting to swap off the gauntlets (or any part of the set for that matter), aggressive enemies and bosses tend to attack more often due to the 1 damage they're constantly getting. Maybe they count it as an attack, and are subsequently more aggressive to match. If you feel like you're getting bad RNG from a pontiff knight or the NK, maybe swap the thorns out?

                    • Anonymous

                      so do you need to not kill kirk? i got him to kill me then i killed him and made it to rosaria's and it wasn't there (didn't kill deacons BTW)

                      • Anonymous

                        I've been playing ds3 since it came out. With my new character it's glitched out and the armor won't spawn. I use these gauntlets on every melee PvP build I have so i know I'm not doing anything wrong. Would there happen to be a good Samaritan willing to donate some dandy handy's to yours truly?

                        • Anonymous

                          HES SO HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS HE SINGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET A B*TCH KNOW!!!!!!!!!1

                          • Anonymous

                            Keep in mind that when you roll in to someone with weapon skill Perserverance on, you'll be put into bounce animation.

                            • Anonymous

                              I'm currently wearing the gloves and while fighting some enemies e get my roll interrupted. Anyone know why?

                              • Anonymous

                                First time i played any DS game, i missed a lot of items and events like this armor. I should be careful when i begin the next NG+ cycle

                                • Someone here said that using gauntlets makes your roll deflect against bigger enemies. It's only partially true, as the case is a lot different, so I'll explain how it works. Wearing ANY part of the set when trying to roll into larger enemies will cause it to be deflected/bounced ( you can wear even leggings or helmet and it will happen ) but ONLY if you do not meet at least one single requirement on your weapon, including strength to one-hand, even if you can two-hand, or not enough faith/int/dex. Also the case seems to happen whether you wield them in right or left hand, except for bows and crossbows, when used on the latter. The effect itself happens when rolling next to most bigger enemies, including Millwood Knights, Giant Slaves, Gargoyles, Giant Crabs, Pontiff Beasts and some other. It also happens in case many bosses that are at least a few times bigger than character, starting from Pontiff.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I've only experienced this while wearing the gauntlets, and no other part of the set, that you will have a deflection animation like you do when hitting a solid wall with most weapons while rolling into enemies with hard skin such as the demons and the demon king in the base game as well as the giant in the irithyl dungeon. There are probably more enemies that have this effect but i can't name them off the top of my head. I feel like limit breakers over here with this useless info

                                    • Anonymous

                                      this site is way to full with people whining about how to start with a new char and 1h of game time is too much to optain this set. I mean I could understand if this is about the cat ring, morion blade or dragonslayer axe...but the thorn set? really?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I think it's about dang time we had a more comprehensive list of rings that affect this armor and whether this armor stacks with or affects other items/playstyles/mechanics.... Is this the only armor in the game with special effects?

                                        • I feel it's worth mentioning that this armor raises the damage you do when you fall on enemies. While naked falling on the firekeeper did 5 damage, but with the full armor it did 67, occasionally hitting again when I landed, doing a total of 97 damage. From a higher fall point it did 2 instances of 67 totalling at 134.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Armor of thorns. Dual morion blades. Red tearstone ring.
                                            Rolling into someone with full Havels deals 240 damage.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I love it when people tell me to get it myself if I say I missed it. ***** I'd love to get it myself but THE ARMOR IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN MY GAME AND IM NOT MAKING A WHOLE NEW CHARACTER FOR THIS CRAPPY GEAR

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Person 1: Can you trade me this armor? Missed it and killed boss, GT: (Insert GT)
                                                Person 2: No, get it yourself

                                                Me: JUST DON'T RESPOND IF YOU'RE NOT GONNA GIVE THEM THE ARMOUR PEOPLE ASK TO TRADE ALL THE TIME BUTT OUT

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I got this After beating game don't know if it's a glitch or I didn't notice earlier In The playthrough but was waiting there when I went to respec after soul of cinder lord of hollows ending. I will just sit down when others show up in pvp with this set on and let them roll me to death because ***** them. Or lure them to a cliff or bridge and then let them roll around as much as they want.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    People seriously need to stop leaving comments like "get it yourself" when someone asks for a piece of armor or weapon to be traded to them... i see it so much on this page. If you don't intend on giving them the gear then don't message, period, it is not any of your business at that point. If your argument is that they should play the game to get it, they ARE playing the game, trading is a part of almost any online game and i don't know why it's frowned upon in dark souls... Stop being like that people, you're making a conscious decision to be mean for no reason, its ridiculous.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Why doesn't Kirk's armor have slight bleed buildup? The blurb about the sword and shield both say that the thorns are the reason these weapons have innate bleed. Lore-wise, it doesn't make sense for the thorn-covered armor to not cause bleed when everything else with thorns does, even if it weren't much, like 5 per piece.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        As a noob, I am not sure how to quite explain this, but if you imagine this armor having "special powers", which is its unique rolling, are there any other armors in the game with "special powers"? Like wearing them gives you something more than just plain protection from attacks.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Can someone please give mean armor of thorn set? I'd greatly appreciate it! Praise the sun!! my xbox user is COMADDOG8514

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            anyone know why it didn't coms out after the DLC version , is that need to completed the DLC first ?
                                                            I was ember mode and the boss didn't kill yet , just com down to the follor but hr didn't shows up .........

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So I've noticed that the effect of this armor is similar to a very light attack. That means that against some heavy armor there is a chance that you cannot roll directly past the enemy. I've noticed this especially with cathedral knights. Attempting to roll past the enemy will be like attacking a heavy shield with a knife or another light weapon; it just bounces off. This can be detrimental because it interrupts the dodge you are trying to make. I've literally bounced off a cathedral knight twice and then got killed because I was expecting to not be in the line of attack.On the other hand, this armor deals a small amount of poise damage. Rolling past an enemy that is near stunlock can actually stunlock them and open up a ripost attack opportunity. Giver a try

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I accidentally sold the pants of this set. Can some one give or trade or sell it to me?Xbox one: Thickersleet09

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I'm on an uncountable playthrough now and I've yet to acquire this set. Patch probably fixes it but I don't play online lol.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I wasnt prepared to get it. Can someone trade it to me? Xbox: F1R3B0MB3R. Ill Summon you outside rosarias bed. Thank you.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I killed kirk when he invaded my game and I got to rosarias bed chamber but there was no armour ? Please help

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        If you want to let the every other Player know you are 12 Years Old and are not capeable of doing anything else than spammin R1 and roll That's your Armor!

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Have done all the steps to get the armor Kill The Invader Kirk did not kill the boss went up to the bedchamber room still have found no body with armor on it been back several times don't know what I'm doing wrong

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I just tested it with many rings and below 30% equip load.... flynns ring and lloyds sword ring did nothing to the damage with all 4 thorn armor parts equipped. it still remained 25 damage per roll on the hollow enemies!

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I killed Kirk, but his armor didn't show up.There is a friendly maggot man in the room now though.And the bonfire can't be used.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I didn't quite understand the npc invader system so I won't be getting this armor until NG+. One of my favorite sets too.

                                                                                • I would say the gauntlets are the best gauntlets in the game just to proc the 2 roll dmg for a small stun. The rest of the armor should be replaced with better defense though.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    i never got invaded? and i didn't get invited by the guy in the forrest but his drops appeared by killing a slug guy by rosaria. is there any way of getting this again?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This set is hilarious, just roll and hit someone over and over again. Imagine combining it with the carthus blood and milk rings .

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        when you roll into "big" enemies like giants or cathedral knights ( i have tested these 2 ) u get staggered urself. probably bug

                                                                                        • Can someone test for me if using quickstep while wearing this armor does damage as if rolling? I cant get it (beaten the boss before being invaded by him) and cant test it. Thank you.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            So how is the rolling damage scaling? I saw someone take down a boss just by rolling at them wearing full set and no weapon.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              So if you die to him will he not invade again? I take it if you beat the boss you are completely out of luck then?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I still don't think he's actually a bad guy like the descriptions always make him out to be. No doubt he was crushiing on the spider girl in DS1, probably crushing on Rosaria now.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Maybe a stupid question but is there a Kirk shield as well? I'm already rocking the armor set and the blade of thorns, but so far I'm still using grass crest shield (force of habit I guess). So is there a Kirk shield to complete the look? Or any other badass shields that I can switch out grass crest for?

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                                                                                                    Basically you need to be in ember form and get invaded by Kirk in the Cathedral of the Deep in the murky water part. Then just before the boss fight of the deep there will be an elevator taking you up. *This elevator takes you upstairs with a giant door that leads back outside*Go straight and there will be stairs going down and you'll probably see a guy in Catarina armor.I killed him since he's really Patches and was going to lower the bridge that you need.So kill Patches (or else you'd have to find another way) and go straight on the bridge gate.Careful there will be slugs and once you vanquish them all you'll be at a broken gate with a door to be opened behind it.Past that is the covenant Rosaria's Fingers and next to the bonfire should be the armor. (Might have to reload the area)

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