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

      08 Aug 2020 03:08  

      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

        09 May 2020 15:19  

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

        • Anonymous

          28 Mar 2020 16:13  

          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

            15 Oct 2019 14:15  

            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

              21 May 2019 13:25  

              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

                10 Jan 2019 16:02  

                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

                  04 Jul 2018 03:51  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Jul 2018 03:36  

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

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Jun 2018 13:42  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Apr 2018 16:45  

                        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

                        • 31 Mar 2018 18:08  

                          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.

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