Ruin Set

Physical Resitance 26.5 Bleed Resistance 143
Strike Defense 25.4 Poison Resistance 138
Slash Defense 31 Frost Resistance 78
Thrust Defense 26.5 Curse Resistance 71
Magic Defense 24.9 Poise 33.6
Fire Defense 22.6  
Lightning Defense 23.7 icon-durabilitiy.png -
Dark Defense 20.5 icon_weight.png 30.5

Ruin Set is an Armor in Dark Souls 3. It is added in The Ringed City DLC.

Armor of the company of knights who were sent to the Ringed City on an old king's orders.

The knights sought the dark soul, but were so soundly crushed, they had little choice but to swear themselves to the Judicator Giant.

The ill-fated company was later immortalized in a dark fable, inspiring the aspect of certain golems in whom their name lived on.

Location/Where to Find

  • The Ringed City: found on a corpse just below the Mausoleum Lookout bonfire.

Notes and Tips

  • This set, by description, appears to be the armor worn by Knights of Ruin: an order of knights dedicated to uncovering the Dark Soul by King Vendrick of Drangleic.
  • The Ruined Sentinels of Dark Souls 2 were animated golems made to honor those Ruined Knights who never returned home after arriving in the Ringed City.

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Piece Information


Ruin Helm

Physical Resitance 4.6 Bleed Resistance 25
Strike Defense 4.3 Poison Resistance 24
Slash Defense 5.5 Frost Resistance 13
Thrust Defense 4.6 Curse Resistance 12
Magic Defense 4.2 Poise 6.1
Fire Defense 3.8  
Lightning Defense 4.0 icon-durabilitiy.png 400
Dark Defense 3.4 icon_weight.png 5.4
Armor Type Helm

Ruin Armor

Physical Resitance 13.7 Bleed Resistance 62
Strike Defense 13.1 Poison Resistance 60
Slash Defense 16.3 Frost Resistance 35
Thrust Defense 13.7 Curse Resistance 32
Magic Defense 12.8 Poise 17.4
Fire Defense 11.6  
Lightning Defense 12.2 icon-durabilitiy.png 400
Dark Defense 10.5 icon_weight.png 12.9
Armor Type Chest Armor

Ruin Gauntlets

Physical Resitance 3.6 Bleed Resistance 19
Strike Defense 3.4 Poison Resistance 19
Slash Defense 4.2 Frost Resistance 10
Thrust Defense 3.6 Curse Resistance 9
Magic Defense 3.4 Poise 4.1
Fire Defense 3.0  
Lightning Defense 3.2 icon-durabilitiy.png 400
Dark Defense 2.7 icon_weight.png 4.2
Armor Type Gauntlets

Ruin Leggings

Physical Resitance 7.4 Bleed Resistance 37
Strike Defense 7.1 Poison Resistance 35
Slash Defense 8.9 Frost Resistance 20
Thrust Defense 7.4 Curse Resistance 18
Magic Defense 6.9 Poise 10.7
Fire Defense 6.2  
Lightning Defense 6.5 icon-durabilitiy.png 400
Dark Defense 5.5 icon_weight.png 8.0
Armor Type Leggings




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    • Anonymous

      04 Jan 2019 19:44  

      "The knights sought the dark soul, but were so soundly crushed, they had little choice but to swear themselves to the Judicator Giant." Guess the bastard was summoning infinite archer ghosts way back then too.

      • 02 Jun 2018 07:39  

        it's weird, the golems in DS2 that represent the Ruin knights that went to the ringed city but never came back, so is Drangleic set in the future or past? How have the Ruin Knights made it to the Ringed City, if DS2 is set in the past, how are there the Ruin Sentinels / golems in Lost Bastille?

        • Anonymous

          30 Jan 2018 11:56  

          For everyone wondering what this portrays/ who do you cosplay with it. The Description tells that the Knights wearing this armor were a company dispatched by an old King. The Design of the armor is has the same defining Details as the Ivory Knights, of the Ivory King in Dark Souls 2. Hinting that they were dispatched by him. "Inspiring the aspect of certain golems in whom their name lived on" , through this Description we also get a hint at the Art of "Golem-crafting" which was a trait performed by the Ivory King, much like the Iron King crafted the "Smelter Demon", which is just a golem if you break it down - the name "Smelter DEMON" just is named that way since he is born of flames much like the Demons of Izalith were.

          • Anonymous

            27 Oct 2017 19:18  

            It's fun to test how ridiculous you can make your character look by sticking the helmet on bulkier suits of armor. It looks especially strange on the Evangelist set, and also pretty entertaining on the Executioner set.

            • Anonymous

              27 Jun 2017 17:07  

              Really good set. The only problem is no shield or weapon can match the set perfectly like other knight sets.

              • Anonymous

                20 Apr 2017 16:22  

                Hey guys remember how hard this set was to get back in ds2. Well now we can find it immediately after the first dlc boss... Thanks fromsoft

                • Anonymous

                  12 Apr 2017 01:38  

                  The Japanese Ringed city artbook says that both the Judicator Giants AND the Ghosts are older than The First Age Of Fire. That means they're nothing to do with Vendrick....We REALLY need a 'Dragon Souls' prequel game.

                  More and more I'm getting the impression that what we 'know' about the pre-Age of Fire is just 'The History According To Gwyn'.

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Apr 2017 15:37  

                    So am I just dumb? I ask because I keep being reminded of the Syan Set from Dark Souls 2 whenever I look at the Ruin set.

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Apr 2017 17:21  

                      Out of all the set they could have recycled they decided to go for the s hitty compressed one.
                      What's the appeal of looking like an extremely short and chunky ruin sentinel?

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Mar 2017 13:56  

                        It all makes sense now... remember in DS2? King Vendrick waged war against the "Giants" "across the sea" did anyone notice that the Kingdom of Lothric/Anor Londo is located in a mountain range near the sea? and remember during the announcements of DS2 it is said that DS2 is somehow the "north" while DS1 is the "south". And remember the Bearer of the Curse if we base the alternate ending where he didn't linked the flame in the Throne of Want... he didn't became a Dark Lord but rather sought for an alternative way to cure the curse and sought the 3 crowns where is collected all 3 and talking to King Vendrick and after giving his blessing it negates the curse of hollowing... I think the Bearer of the Curse is still alive somehow.

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