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

      15 Apr 2021 09:46  

      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

        03 Apr 2021 11:14  

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

        • Anonymous

          08 Jan 2021 05:23  

          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

            22 Dec 2020 20:33  

            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

              16 Dec 2020 21:25  

              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

                10 Oct 2020 00:10  

                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

                  01 Sep 2020 00:44  

                  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

                    31 Jul 2020 03:40  

                    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

                      25 Jul 2020 04:44  

                      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

                        21 Jun 2020 21:46  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Jun 2020 07:27  

                          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

                            03 Jun 2020 01:04  

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

                            • Anonymous

                              27 Apr 2020 03:36  

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

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