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

      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!!!!

                  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

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