Black Iron Set

icon-physicaldef.png 34.8 Bleed Resistance 157
icon-strikedef.png 24.3 Poison Resistance 118
icon-slashdef.png 35.1 Frost Resistance 133
icon-thrustdef.png 34.3 Curse Resistance 86
icon-magicdef.png 24.8 Poise 39.4
icon-firedef.png 30.9  
icon-lightningdef.png 23.4 icon-durabilitiy.png   -
icon-darkdef.png 25.0 icon_weight.png 36.9

Black Iron Set is an Armor in Dark Souls 3.

Armor made of black iron, from the set of armor for which Knightslayer Tsorig was infamously known.

Offers extensive and particularly effective protection from fire.

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Notes and Tips

  • A direct reference to the first Dark Souls, where it is worn by an NPC named Black Iron Tarkus.
  • Has excellent slash and fire defense.
  • Grants the second highest fire resistance for an armor set when all pieces are worn, surpassed only by Havel's Set.

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Piece Information

Black Iron Helm

Physical Resitance 6.5 Bleed Resistance 26
Strike Defense 4.5 Poison Resistance 19
Slash Defense 6.9 Frost Resistance 21
Thrust Defense 6.6 Curse Resistance 13
Magic Defense 4.8 Poise 7.6
Fire Defense 5.9  
Lightning Defense 4.4 icon-durabilitiy.png 450
Dark Defense 4.8 icon_weight.png 6.5
Armor Type Helms

Black Iron Armor

Physical Resitance 18.1 Bleed Resistance 65
Strike Defense 12.2 Poison Resistance 51
Slash Defense 18.1 Frost Resistance 57
Thrust Defense 18.1 Curse Resistance 35
Magic Defense 12.2 Poise 20.9
Fire Defense 15.8  
Lightning Defense 11.5 icon-durabilitiy.png 460
Dark Defense 12.2 icon_weight.png 15.8
Armor Type Chest Armor

Black Iron Gauntlets

Physical Resitance 4.6 Bleed Resistance 24
Strike Defense 2.9 Poison Resistance 16
Slash Defense 4.6 Frost Resistance 20
Thrust Defense 4.4 Curse Resistance 14
Magic Defense 2.8 Poise 4.4
Fire Defense 3.8  
Lightning Defense 2.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 450
Dark Defense 3.1 icon_weight.png 5.1
Armor Type Gauntlets

Black Iron Leggings

Physical Resitance 10.8 Bleed Resistance 42
Strike Defense 7.0 Poison Resistance 32
Slash Defense 10.8 Frost Resistance 35
Thrust Defense 10.3 Curse Resistance 24
Magic Defense 7.5 Poise 13.4
Fire Defense 9.3  
Lightning Defense 6.9 icon-durabilitiy.png 450
Dark Defense 7.5 icon_weight.png 9.5
Armor Type Leggings




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    • Anonymous

      16 Jul 2019 18:24  

      It's possible to have a mid-rolling complete Tarkus cosplay (black Iron set, black Iron greatshield, heavy infused Greatsword) at level 120 if you have Havel's ring +3, Ring of Favor +3 and Prisoner's chain (69.5% load). 30 VIG / 35 END / 40 VIT / 60 STR / 10 DEX (Starting class Warrior)

      • Anonymous

        10 Dec 2018 02:10  

        This armor is way too similar to Lapp's. Their combined elemental and physical defense values are only 1.1 point different, they have only .3 points difference in poise, and they have the exact weight. It's just like for lapp's armor they just chose to take away fire absorption and put it into strike.

        • Anonymous

          20 Oct 2018 17:44  

          If you're having trouble fighting Tsorig in the Smouldering Lake, you can run past where yoh find him and lure the black knight across the bridge. It will chase you to him amd they'll hammer each other. Tsorig will beat it pretty quickly but the knight will get a few good hits in and you can kill them both while they duke it out.

          • 04 Oct 2018 19:59  

            Works perfectly for my hybrid build and allows for a staff, a dragon slayers great shield, and even the black knights ultra greatsword at max carry capacity.

            • Anonymous

              01 Dec 2017 22:56  

              It doesn't make any metallic movement noises, completely silent like a cloth set. A good number of heavy sets have this problem as well. From pls fix

              • Anonymous

                02 Oct 2017 18:14  

                For its weight, this armor has some really good damage reduction and (((poise))). Its poise is just about enough to make you tank through a single hit of the heaviest weapons without being staggered (provided you are mid-swing yourself) while its weight (while using Havel's ring and ring of favor) is just about under what is needed to use the heaviest weapons in the game or a greatshield+lighter 2hander combo without exceeding 100% equip load or spending points in VIT.

                If you have access to the best rings in the game, they can make this armor a great choice for a quality build either at SL 120 or for a twink, and allow you to get this great protection without investing in anything other than damage stats or HP. You can't really do this with Havel's or Smough's because they are far too heavy, and even Gundyr's will force you to limit yourself to less-than-heaviest weapons available, while any of these will be offering only marginal increases in protection (~1-2%) or a technically irrelevant increment in poise (such an increment that would not put you over the next treshold required to tank another hit of anything heavier than a 1H sword). However, since you already would be wearing such rings, each point of VIT would be more efficient, so it's not of much importance for high soul level builds, but dropping these items on a twink would allow you to use Ledo's alongside this armor at SL 26 for a depraved, which is an insane combination of protection and offensive capability at such a low level.

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