Havel's Set

havel's_set

Physical Resitance 35.3 Bleed Resistance 172
Strike Defense 32.7 Poison Resistance 165
Slash Defense 35.0 Frost Resistance 165
Thrust Defense 33.5 Curse Resistance 145
Magic Defense 27.6 Poise 50.1
Fire Defense 31.3  
Lightning Defense 25.4 icon-durabilitiy.png -
Dark Defense 27.6 icon_weight.png 56.9

Havel's Set is an Armor in Dark Souls 3.




Armor as if hewn from a giant boulder. Highly protective, but excessively heavy.

The warriors who followed Havel the Rock never flinched, nor retreated from battle, crushing any foe that stood in their way.





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Notes and Tips

  • Some of the outright heaviest armor in the game, second only to Smough's Set, with an underwhelming defense rating. 
  • Grants the highest fire resistance in the whole game if all the pieces are worn.
  • Each piece can be sold to Shrine Handmaid  for 500 souls.





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Piece Information


Havel's Helm

Physical Resitance 6.7 Bleed Resistance 31
Strike Defense 6.1 Poison Resistance 30
Slash Defense 6.7 Frost Resistance 30
Thrust Defense 6.3 Curse Resistance 26
Magic Defense 5.0 Poise 10.2
Fire Defense 5.8  
Lightning Defense 4.6 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 5.0 icon_weight.png 10.8
Armor Type Helms

Havel's Armor

Physical Resitance 18.5 Bleed Resistance 72
Strike Defense 17.0 Poison Resistance 69
Slash Defense 18.4 Frost Resistance 69
Thrust Defense 17.5 Curse Resistance 61
Magic Defense 14.1 Poise 27.4
Fire Defense 16.2  
Lightning Defense 12.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 14.1 icon_weight.png 21.6
Armor Type Chest Armor

Havel's Gauntlets

Physical Resitance 4.7 Bleed Resistance 24
Strike Defense 4.3 Poison Resistance 23
Slash Defense 4.6 Frost Resistance 23
Thrust Defense 4.4 Curse Resistance 20
Magic Defense 3.5 Poise 7.2
Fire Defense 4.0  
Lightning Defense 3.2 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 3.5 icon_weight.png 9.1
Armor Type Gauntlets

Havel's Leggings

Physical Resitance 10.7 Bleed Resistance 45
Strike Defense 9.8 Poison Resistance 43
Slash Defense 10.6 Frost Resistance 43
Thrust Defense 10.1 Curse Resistance 38
Magic Defense 8.1 Poise 17.6
Fire Defense 9.3  
Lightning Defense 7.3 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 8.1 icon_weight.png 15.4
Armor Type Leggings

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      The overall armour rating is wrong, it's 40.6 not 35.3. The rest of the set stats probably need to be checked as well.

      • Anonymous

        The chest is the only thing worth wearing. If you want the highest absorption for heavy armors, use Havel's Armor, Harald Leggings, Morne's Helm, and Catarina Gauntlets.

        • Anonymous

          It took me too long to realize, but this is dragonhide armor. Archdragons look like they're made of stone, look no further than the dragonhead shields. This set's highest elemental defense is fire, and lowest is lightning, just like dragons. Alternatively, perhaps titanite is fossilized dragon meat, and Havel's armor is made of solid titanite.

          • Anonymous

            Handsome armor as it's always been, but criminally underpowered. Do not invest in VIT or use Havel's Ring just to wear this armor. The poise it gives is just not worth the absurd weight and often also means compromising absorption. If you run any "optimal armor" calculator, not a single piece of Havel's armor will ever appear. It's for fashion and/or SL802 silliness.

            • Anonymous

              Love this set, however.... cosplaying havel is much more enjoyable at SL 150 and above. At 120 you have to go kinda low on everything except VIT. It takes a lot if you hate fat rolling that much, which havel doesn't do himself, so it feels required to get bellow the 70% threshold. 120 builds using the set for the poise is crazy fun, you'll out trade almost anything. Personally, I like to trade the shield and tooth for GCS and the greatsword. Then I can rock much more strength and vigor. Poise works in this game, it's just ds3 poise. Not iron flesh ds1 poise. There's some great content that explains in depth how poise functions in this game on youtube. I recommend looking it up too, that way you can take full advantage of this set instead of regurgitating the same ignorant phrase "poise is broken", it isn't. It's working as intended. (Intended to be trash compared to ds1 that is)

              • Anonymous

                after getting 45 vit, ring of favour +3, havel ring 2+ and prisoners chain, i can now wear full havel while holding only gundyr's halberd and not fat roll at all

                • Anonymous

                  Let me get this straight...
                  This armor requires a LOT of Vitaliy, and doesn't give you that much in return? Sure, nice stats and everything, but weight doesn't really justify it

                  • Anonymous

                    Why is everyone wearing this armor complete trash or a hanker or both? It may have the best stats in the game but that doesn’t make you invincible homie.

                    • Anonymous

                      Yesterday, I was invading an overlevelled gank squad on Archdragon Peak.
                      I had the entire Havel's set but the helmet on, and felt pretty safe.
                      Suddenly the host lept forward, and took with two swigs of his Old Wolf Curved Sword
                      more than 90% OF MY HEALTH!!!!

                      Dafuq?!?
                      66 Vitality for nothing!

                      • Anonymous

                        Answering to one of the people who commented their Havel's build here but also decided to post this so everyone could see it. No hate please lol

                        I mean, you could go for a fat roll (yeah, I know, not cool), but that way you can save LITERALLY 37 level points. You could get your your ST to 66 with that and have two handed strike from Dragon's Tooth at almost 800 AR, or you could go for literally any other attributes to make a more versatile guy or just dump everything in VG. Therefore I propose the next build: SL 120 Full Havel's Set + Dragon's Tooth + Havel's Greatshield VGR: 39 ATN: 10 END: 14 STR: 66 DEX: 12 INT: 10 FTH: 10 LCK: 7 Rings: Havel's +3, Favor +3, PC +3, Life Ring +3 You got 1909 HP kindled, ~800 AR two-handed with Power Within. Yeah, only 120 stamina, but that's more then enough to hit the enemy 3 times with an R1 or twice with a charged R2 which should kill most if not all enemies in a single combo combo. You could also go for even lower endurance since Dragon's Tooth is so slow you most likely wont be able to do even one charged R2 in an actual fight, so as long as you have more than 83 stamina for 3 R1 hits you should be fine (one R1 hit takes away 42 stamina, and as long as you got at least one stamina you can hit an enemy). The lowest stamina you could get in the game with this build at this SL is 114 if you start as a deprived and 116 if you start as a knight, and stamina shouldn't be a problem if you manage it well. Sound's like a pretty reasonable build to me if you REALLY want to cosplay Havel's that much and you don't want to sacrifice 37 (!!!!!) levels for a medium roll

                        • Anonymous

                          I decided to do some quick tests, as I was certain that heavy armor was not worth it in DS3 thanks to diminishing returns.

                          I brought a sl 134 character with 161 flat defense against physical to Untended Graves, and allowed them to be hit by the same attack (charging thrust from a Gs Black Knight) and then recorded the numbers. I decided to compare Havel's to a rather *standard* set: the Hard Leather set. Looking at the base stats, Havel's is 3x the weight, but only has ~34% thrust vs. the Hard Leather's ~20%, meaning there is only a 14% difference (already not even twice the stats for triple the weight). I'll also be adding the Steel+3 ring in, both as an alternative to Havel's and for the sake of more data. The Hard Leather Set now has ~33% against thrust, while Havel's has ~45%, meaning that the Hard Leather with the ring already almost matches it, and the difference has gone down to only 12%. But how about some field data? As we all know some quick calcs aren't as useful as direct tests. Well, even here Havel's is still a massive disappointment. For starters, my 31 vit character had to wear Favor and Havel's rings (both +3) and then carry no weapons just to mid-roll. Then I tested the difference in damage from the attack. Let's go over how it stacked up.

                          Hard Leather & no Steel+3: 446 Damage

                          Hard Leather & Steel+3: 370 damage

                          Difference: 76 damage (-19% damage)

                          Havel's & No Steel+3: 369 (nice) damage

                          Havel's & Steel+3: 306 damage

                          Difference: 63 damage (-17% damage)

                          As you can see from these tests, the benefits of wearing just this one ring are nearly identical to wearing full Havel's when we're wearing a pretty standard set of armor. You only need to sacrifice one of your 4 slots to accomplish this, it weighs far less, and you can have the freedom of fashion, which is always more important.

                          TL;DR: Heavy armor is not worth it in DS3, rings and buffs are far less demanding and just as effective. Poise is also still dead lol.

                          • Anonymous

                            Astora GS? Pfff..... How about FUGS in Off-Hand and Dragonslayer Great Axe in the Main Hand? Go Heavy or go home.

                            • Anonymous

                              SL 125 Full Havel (Medium Roll)

                              VG: 22
                              AT: 10
                              EN: 25
                              VT: 78
                              ST: 40
                              DX: 12
                              IN: 10
                              FT: 10
                              LK: 7

                              Rings: Prisoner's Chain, RoF+3, Havel's+3, Life Ring+3

                              W/ Power Within Dragontooth runs ~720 AR

                              • Anonymous

                                the total physical absorption of the armor under the picture of the havel's set is wrong. It says 35.3, but in reality it's 40.6.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Has anyone in these comments heard of Astora's Greatsword? At +10 with sharp infusion (S dex scaling) you're doing 500+ damage with a whopping 8 lb sword. Smack a crest shield on the other arm and you've got your heavy build. Still on my first play through EVER and I figured this out, and have been rocking the heaviest armor available (poise-wise) for the whole game, never struggling too bad to maintain a good roll. Maybe it's my experience with the other souls games, but this seems like basic ****. You don't rock Havel's with FUGS or something stupid like that, it's a waste of levels. Dex works better all round, since on top of being able to be a poise monster, you can cheese plenty of fools with a bow.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Awful defense-to-weight ratio, especially compared to Exile and Gundyr which are much lighter but very close in stats... Still, Havel pants best pants.

                                    Visually my fav armor in DS3 is Havel's pants & gauntlets plus Gundyr's chestpiece. Sweet helmet choices are Faraam, Wolf's, Dancer, Exile, Outrider and basically anything that matches either the bright metal or blue skirt.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Has anyone in these comments heard of Astora's Greatsword? At +10 with sharp infusion (S dex scaling) you're doing 500+ damage with a whopping 8 lb sword. Smack a crest shield on the other arm and you've got your heavy build. Still on my first play through EVER and I figured this out, and have been rocking the heaviest armor available (poise-wise) for the whole game, never struggling too bad to maintain a good roll. Maybe it's my experience with the other souls games, but this seems like basic ****. You don't rock Havel's with FUGS or something stupid like that, it's a waste of levels. Dex works better all round, since on top of being able to be a poise monster, you can cheese plenty of fools with a bow.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Has anyone in these comments heard of Astora's Greatsword? At +10 with sharp infusion (S dex scaling) you're doing 500+ damage with a whopping 8 lb sword. Smack a crest shield on the other arm and you've got your heavy build. Still on my first play through EVER and I figured this out, and have been rocking the heaviest armor available (poise-wise) for the whole game, never struggling too bad to maintain a good roll. Maybe it's my experience with the other souls games, but this seems like basic ****. You don't rock Havel's with FUGS or something stupid like that, it's a waste of levels. Dex works better all round, since on top of being able to be a poise monster, you can cheese plenty of fools with a bow.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Use Astora's Greatsword with sharp infusion, giving S scaling in dex. At +10 I'm doing over 500 dmg with a whopping 8 lb sword. Combine with crest shield and a bow and there's your heavy build. I've used the heaviest armor available at any given time and always maintained a medium roll without much difficulty.
                                          This is something I discovered on my own on my first play through EVER, so I think people in this comment section lack common sense. When I get havels set, y'all better watch out.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This is Fake Havel's. Havel knights, you could only make dents in their armor. This must be a chinese knock-off.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              if you're thinking about doing a tank character, then i would strongly recommend using this combo: Full Havel Set, Life Ring+3, Ring of Favor+3, Prisoner's Chain, and Ring of Steel Protection+3 (to negate the absorption penalty from the Prisoner's Chain)

                                              • Anonymous

                                                full havel armor + yhorm's greatshield + lothric knight's long spear + wolf ring+3 = POISE MONSTER!!!! over 100 poise

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Only reason to pick this up is the gauntlets for fashion souls. At least they look pretty with demon fists equipped

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Ich habe gerade eben einen vergleich zwischen Havel's und Smough's Rüstung gemacht Havel's Rüstung ist um 3,1 Punkte leichter als Smough's Rüstung Havel's Rüstung hat 0,076% mehr Hieb Absorption Havel's Rüstung hat 2,537% mehr Stoß Absorption Havel's Rüstung hat 1.456% mehr Magie Absorption Havel's Rüstung hat 5,657% mehr Feuer Absorption Havel's Rüstung hat 1,318% mehr Dunkel Absorption Havel's Rüstung gibt einem 13 mehr Blutung Resistenz Havel's Rüstung gibt einem 6 mehr Gift Resistenz Havel's Rüstung gibt einem 6 mehr Kälte Resistenz Havel's Rüstung gibt einem 2 mehr Fluch Resistenz und Havel's Rüstung hat 0,72 Balance mehr Smough's Rüstung hat 0,516% mehr Physische Absorption Smough's Rüstung hat 3,746% mehr Schlag Absorption Smough's Rüstung hat 1,715% mehr Blitz Absorption Dies waren meine Ergebnisse deshalb bin ich mir nicht sicher ob man die 3,1 Punkte im Gewicht Opfern sollte um 3 Absorptionen zu erhöhen außer wenn es wirklich nötig ist. Wenn meine Ergebnisse in irgendeiner weise Falsch sind bitte korrigiert mich danke. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Chaos PS:Sorry that im an German guy and was too lazy to translate that all. Mayby someone can just translate it or try Google translator to translate this

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      It's pretty disappointing that this armour set has such little increase in defense compared to the other heavy armour sets despite it's much higher weight. For comparison's sake, the Exile set has marginally less defense overall compared to Havel's set, but weighs far less and can be acquired much earlier in the game.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        god I miss ds1 poise. getting a heavy armor build online took allot more time but it felt earned vs a dex builds that litteraly come online the second the game starts.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Too heavy, I wear Gundyr's Set, only receiving moderately worse ratings in strike and a bit lower in Thrust - Using up only 40 equipment load, much less, compared to Havel. Smough's Set is even worse. Nice gimmick, but without the option to reinforce armor, there's literally no point to use Havel anymore. The poise gained doesn't do***** either in DS3...by far not enough to justify using Havel's Set, when Havel's Ring is a mere shade of its former self as well. Rip heavy loads.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Mid roll with the complete set plus the weapon and shield and NO rings, cannot be done even with 99 VIT. With Havel's ring +3, Ring of Favor +3 and Prisoner's chain, you need 77 VIT for exactly 70% load (78 VIT if you want to wear a 4th ring, I recomment Chloranthy +3, you're gonna need it) That's just to carry everything, to wield the weapon/shield you need 40 STR.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              At lvl 100, (with full Havels Set, and Havels Greatshield, and Dragon Tooth)......with Ring Of Favor+3, Prisoners Chain and Havels Ring+3, you have exactly 100% encumbrance. (Meaning you can still roll and run.)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                *Makes poise only useful for great weapons* *Max poise set too heavy to use with great weapons* Well done, Miyazaki.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  In order to utilize the full Havel Set, Including the Shield and Tooth, you need 78 Vitality. 78. With Havel's+3, Fap+3, and Gundyr's. At least 79 to be able to use Caestus for parrys/quick attacks.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    ***** me, the only person I bothered to kill him on was my sorcerer and I never picked up the set before going to NG+. Oh well, it's a*****ty set, to be honest. Way too heavy to roll in without stacking all your points in vitality AND wearing DLC Havel's Ring and it doesn't even offer damage protection that justifies the investment. Maybe I'll make a beefy character with Gundyr's set. I want a strength character with a heavy set who can roll. For PvE, obviously, though not sucking in PvP is a plus.

                                                                    • A little rant: If the old poise was still in play pvp would be annoying an making straight swords more viable for dodging, chipping away at healthwith an with more of the same***** salty msgs when you kick their ass, git gud, casual, scrub. Well sorry I made a noob out of you

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Havel ring plus prisoners chain plus ring of favor plus cholarity ring at plus 3 plus Havel set = DEATH TO NOOBS and TRY HARD PLAYERS

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Name:Havel the Rock. Class:Knight. Gender:Male. LVL:298 Vigor:50 Attunement:35 Endurance:40 Vitality:99 Strength:96 Dexterity:20 Intelligence:15 Faith:25 Luck:7 Once strength is 99 I will max endurance,vigor then faith.I still search for the maximum absorption possible.Its out there somewhere just need to search more.If you have any knowledge due tell.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Definitely the most OVERUSED set in any of the Souls games. I have seen sooo many people wear this armor... Fashion Souls is the way to go, folks.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Anyone who wears havels armor is trash and also probably has crystal soul spear and chaos bed vestiges with tears of denial and a great shield and great soul dregs with 5 weapons equipped

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I personally think this armor is made from the stray demon somewhat. Think about it, you get it from that area and transpose havel’s ring from it. Also it it hewn out of some rock, which is very similar to the demon. Facts aside think of how badass it is to carve armor out of a petrified demon.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  SL 25 V:17 A:10 E:16 V:35 S:14 D:12 I:9 F:9 L:7 Prisoners Chain, RoF3, Havel's 3, choice. Havel Set, Raw Deep or Fire Crescent Axe. Way of White cosplay, be a friendly Twink.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Its kinda weird why the havels ring and havels set is connected to the stray demon in a way I wonder why..

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I liked the DS2 version so much more, the pauldrons in 1 and 3 are just layered up on the armor in a really ugly way. You can call realism all you want, this is rock armor. Make it look cool, not realistic.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Warrior class @SL120: 40/40/46/40 (VIG/END/VIT/STR), with the obvious +3 rings. Havel's set, weapon and shield: 99,9% weight PERFECT and fun!

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I wear his chest piece and legs only and if i equip the gauntlets my equip load is 71.2% granted i use fume to so that plays a huge role, but with havels ring+3 and rimg of favor plus +3 my vitality is at 51 and its still pretty bad weight. I mean if your weapons heavy it seems to just make it that much worse, but wearing the chest and legs still isnt so bad. Still looks bad ass if you use the ragged face mask and no gauntlets i think. To each thier own though.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Ok, so now with Havel's Ring+3 and Ring of Favor+3, how much vitality do you only need now to wear the set?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              In dark souls III, the Helmet is heavier, the chestplate is heavier, the gauntlets are lighter (as they should be, they used to be 11ish kilo's which is like... 25 pounds on the wrists... absurd) and now the leggings are heavier than the gauntlets (As they should be)

                                                                                              I total'd and calculated the weights for this set,
                                                                                              In darksouls II, it was a solid 50 Kilo's which is about 110ish pounds of Raw ROCC
                                                                                              In dark souls III, Havel desided to gain some more ROCC.... the armour NOW weighs 56.9 Kilo's... fuckin 'ell

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Notice how people talk about dumping points in vigor for this set and endurance is what raises equip load? Throwing that out there. Dumbasses... xD

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This comment section is a prime example as to why the Dark Souls PvP community is one of the worst communities out there. Nothing but twelve year olds or 20 year old greasy neckbeards saying "Git gud" "Casual" "You use __ weapon/armor? Kill yourself!"

                                                                                                  I am honestly ashamed to play the same games as the people in this community at times.

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