Blindfold Mask

Physical Resitance 1.0 Bleed Resistance 6
Strike Defense 0.9 Poison Resistance 15
Slash Defense 0.8 Frost Resistance 10
Thrust Defense 0.9 Curse Resistance 32
Magic Defense 3.6 Poise 0.0
Fire Defense 2.8  
Lightning Defense 4.4 icon-durabilitiy.png 200
Dark Defense -30.0 icon_weight.png 1.1
Armor Type Helms

Blindfold Mask is an armor piece in Dark Souls 3. It was added in The Ringed City DLC.

An eye-occluding mask of unknown origin. Small cracks allow the wearer to see.

Strengthens dark attacks, but also greatly increases damage sustained from dark.

This purple steel creation has a certain resemblance to the Fire Keeper's crown, but the similarity is purely cosmetic.

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Notes and Tips

  • Boosts dark damage from spells by ~10%.
  • Dark damage from any ranged or melee weapon is strengthened by only ~5%. This includes Dark Blade and Human Pine Resin.
  • This headpiece was previously in Dark Souls II and was named the Black Witch Domino Mask. However, the effects were not the same.  The Black Witch Domino Mask was part of Zulie The Witch's set in Dark Souls II, and the rest of the set can be found in Dark Souls III in The Ringed City.
  • It should be noted that the Blindfold Mask when not broken, gives -30% dark defence, while a Broken Blindfold Mask will give -15% dark defence, the attack buff will remain the same. (A streamer told me and showed me the comparison if you need evidence.)

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    • Anonymous

      16 Feb 2020 16:49  

      On my dark sorceries build, with dark clutch ring, two dragon rings, scholar candlestick WA + izalith staff +5 offhand WA and 45/45, Great Soul Dregs do ~1150 damage on dancer, but with Blindfold Mask added they do ~1500. Meaning there are some sources of increased damage this mask scales with multiplicatively, or the mask lowers enemy resistance instead of increasing player damage.

      • Anonymous

        11 Jan 2020 22:39  

        "It should be noted that the Blindfold Mask when not broken, gives -30% dark defence, while a Broken Blindfold Mask will give -15% dark defence, the attack buff will remain the same. (A streamer told me and showed me the comparison if you need evidence.)" This is not true, this is mearly a display error on the game's part.

        • Anonymous

          06 Jan 2020 00:30  

          Why tf does a moaning knight (aka Eygon of Carim) have this??? Well im glad you asked (let's pretend you did, ok?)! My best guess is that he gave it to Irina so she'd have a better chance to become a firekeeper but it had quite the adverse effect, making her vulnerable to those little creatures nibbling her flesh (because it makes the wearer vulnerable to Dark and my best guess is that these things are affiliated with darkness).

          • Anonymous

            17 Jul 2019 15:42  

            While breaking it does display the decrease as -15% instead of -30% when viewing the armor, going into the status tab still says it decreases it by -30%.

            • 13 Jul 2019 23:31  

              I'm only getting ~5% increase in dark damage. Tested this with a Dark Hand, Crucifix of the Mad King, and Murky Hand Scythe. Will look into this again when I get further into the play-through. I'm going by the numbers listed under "Attack power" rather than actual damage read-outs.

              • Anonymous

                28 Feb 2019 23:48  

                It was *****ing annoying to break this thing at Irythill Dungeon just to conclude. The -15 dark absorption reduction, is just visual at the item description. On the stats screen, it still remains -30, no matter what you do. And I don't think this is worth for fashion souls, cause I got almost one shot by a black flame. :(

                • Anonymous

                  29 Apr 2018 07:20  

                  Dark Souls 3:"T purple steel creation has a certain resemblance towards the Fire keeper's crown, but the similarity is purely cosmetic" Community:"The Moaning Knight is a Fire keeper!" Dark Souls 3: *facepalm*

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Jul 2017 12:30  

                    some kinky***** was done with this.
                    also it doesn't really look good ingame unfortunately, because your character is most likely(almost impossible to make a decent looking character) not looking very good

                    • Anonymous

                      20 May 2017 23:41  

                      In dark souls 2, this mask was known as "domino mask" and belonged to the witch Zullie. The DS2 item description went thus:
                      "Domino mask worn by Zullie the Witch, seducer of Alva the Wayfarer. Strenghtens magic attacks but reduces max HP.
                      When Zullie the witch learned of Alva's dedication to Saint Serrate she used all manner of tricks and deceit to ruin him, but in the end she would spend her life with him, supporting his endeavors."

                      It appears that Zullie was interested in beguiling holy, faithful knigts who dedicated themselves to maidens. Eygon was also a Carim knight who served Irina, which would give Zullie incentive to follow him. If we assume that the Moaning Knight is indeed Eygon, it would make sense that Zullie approached him at some point and gave him this mask. I can't draw any lore connections more than this, but it's interesting to note that Irina was angling to become a firekeeper - and although the mask resembles a firekeeper's crown, it also strengthens dark and has cracks which allow sight - both in direct opposition of a firekeeper's character i.e. to 'embrace the dark' (not strengthen it) and 'be stripped of vision'.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Apr 2017 01:40  

                        It increases inherent Dark damage on weapons, though not by much. Weapon buffs that add Dark damage are increased as well.

                        I made a video that proved it.


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