Symbol of Avarice

Physical Resitance 4.6 Bleed Resistance 27
Strike Defense 4.6 Poison Resistance 27
Slash Defense 4.6 Frost Resistance 27
Thrust Defense 4.0 Curse Resistance 22
Magic Defense 4.1 Poise 5.0
Fire Defense 3.4  
Lightning Defense 4.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 500
Dark Defense 3.8 icon_weight.png 11.0
Armor Type Helms

Symbol of Avarice is a Helm in Dark Souls 3.

Head of the avaricious creature that mimics treasure chests. Can be worn, if one so wishes.

Increases soul absorption from defeated enemies as well as item discovery, but the curse of the branded also drains HP.

The very form of this creature is thought to be a form of brand, a punishment for sin.

Location and Where to Find

  • Rare drop from Mimic enemies.
  • Mimics can also "drop" the Symbol of Avarice (the item will appear in its mouth and be normally lootable) when throwing an Undead Hunter Charm at them, so the item can be easily and safely farmed without killing the Mimic. Each time a Mimic chest is put to sleep by the Undead Hunter's Charm it counts as a separate roll, so you do not need to rest at a bonfire each time and it is affected by Item Discovery. If nothing is dropped, you can also hit it once (be aware of damage) and it will reset faster.

Notes and Tips

  • Absorb 50% more Souls, adds 100 Item Discovery, lose 10 HP/s.
  • If a player intends to go away from their game and is not rested at a bonfire the head piece will continually kill the player in an infinite cycle so take care to spend all souls or simply remove the gear.
  • Can be used efficiently together with Covetous Silver Serpent Ring, Covetous Gold Serpent RingShield of Want, Crystal Sage's Rapier, , Mendicant's Staff and either a Rusted Coin or a Rusted Gold Coin.
  • A good place to farm the Symbol of Avarice with Undead Hunter Charms is outside and to the left of Yhorm's boss room, as the two adjacent chests there are both mimics and within the area of effect of a single Charm (video)
  • Item discovery will affect the chances of a Mimic "dropping" the Symbol of Avarice whilst asleep, like with normal enemy drops.
  • The health drain is active at all times, so take care when interacting with merchants as it is fatal if left on for too long.
  • Has no interaction with Chameleon or Young White Branch.
  • The Bountiful Light miracle will reduce the health loss to negligible levels. The Bountiful Sunlight miracle will restore health faster than the symbol can take it especially when stacked with any other health restoring effect such as the Sun Princess Ring.
  • Prisoner's Chain has no affect on the health drain.
  • Calamity Ring has no effect on the health drain.
  • Has no effect when resting at a bonfire.


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    • Anonymous

      22 Sep 2021 13:41  

      For anyone who is struggling to get it after killing all mimics, go to the last one you killed or where the sunlight sword is (this one always worked for me).

      Equip all item discovery items you have and just keep quitting and reloading. It should appear where the mimic used to be.

      • Anonymous

        10 Sep 2021 02:15  

        fastest way I have found to get this is in the abandoned tomb, kill the demon, run along the wall so boney bois don't chase after you, and shoot your narcotics. just got it for the first time after 2 years of playing with this

        • Anonymous

          19 Jul 2021 00:04  

          I got it my very first time killing a mimic in DS3. First Dark Souls game too, came here to look at what this item was all about and it's quite rare apparently. How fortunate haha.

          • Anonymous

            22 Jun 2021 00:11  

            Somehow, I killed all mimic in the game including the dlc but I still don't get this headpiece.. I try again at NG+, but I still don't get it..

            • Anonymous

              12 Jun 2021 19:18  

              Got the damn thing from a mimic in the first area. On my second Hunter's Charm that I also got in the first area. Feels good, man.

              • Anonymous

                31 May 2021 16:51  

                50+ hunter charms on the mimic down the stairs in the Cathedral of the Deep and absolutely nothing, 18 luck + Crystal Sage Rapier in offhand for extra item discovery. How fun.

                • Anonymous

                  27 Apr 2021 19:38  

                  This with Harald's Legion Armor... this is the highest peak of fashion souls. It would've been nice if Symbol of Avarice also raised Luck by 99 when equipped, so you can build a regeneration build and actually be able to give some use to the Man-Grub Staff.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Apr 2021 07:46  

                    After looking at this and the DS1 wiki i have discovered that they made some changes to the Symbol of Avarice compared to the one in the original.
                    In the original Dark Souls the health drain was 5 instead of 10 and you gained 200 item discovery instead of 100, but they increased the soul gain to 50% instead of 20%

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Mar 2021 21:19  

                      I used an undead hunter charm on the mimic under High Lord Wolnir and got it first try! I am so excited to try it out farming the black knight, but I'm not sure if I can really last that long... Could somebody tell me how to not die when using this? Thanks.

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Mar 2021 04:59  

                        You can still obtain this item even if you have killed ALL mimics and have not acquired the Symbol of Avarice.

                        I went to the last mimic of my game (in my case, Ringed City). I quit and reload the game. The Symbol of Avarice item spawned where the mimic should have been.

                        Getting an ending might affect the quit and reload "bug". The Symbol of Avarice did not spawn before I did an ending. After I did an ending, I went back to the mimic spawn point, quit and reload, and the Symbol of Avarice was there.

                        There is hope!

                        (In case this may affect anything, I'm playing in PC. I just killed a boss in Ringed City before I did the quit and reload "bug". There is still a boss I have yet to kill in Ringed City.)

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Feb 2021 22:00  

                          Got that from first mimic at beginning of the game behind the dragon at high wall of lothric on my very first playthrough, didn't know that this hat was rare.. Now I have 2 of those.

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Jan 2021 04:17  

                            After defeating Gael just found one in the Tower (this rounded with twinkle lizard) in Ringed City. Just went there to cach this lizard. So no need to farm this :)
                            There is no info about that on wiki. Maybe it was because firstly uccidentaly I made Lapp hostile. He was hostile until I defeat the Gael. After that Lapp was friendly and I talked to him and then go to mentioned Tower.

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Dec 2020 22:38  

                              If I take the item that was in the mouth (if it wasn’t the symbol of avarice) can I still get it? Or since I took an item now I can’t get it?

                              • 04 Dec 2020 03:25  

                                Have a functional question about the charm usage. Do I have to hit the mimic and put it to sleep and do I have to go back to the bonfire and reset, or can I just sweep all charms on the mimic w/o activating the mimic?

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