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

      31 Mar 2021 03:19  

      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 10:59  

        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

          16 Feb 2021 04:00  

          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 10:17  

            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

              07 Dec 2020 04:38  

              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 09:25  

                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?

                • Anonymous

                  14 Oct 2020 10:53  

                  boss has 10% HP, im putting this helmet, kill the boss, got extra souls feelsgoodman.
                  my friend came to my house, the boss already dead so whatever i dont need to quit the game.
                  we talk, he left.
                  i came back, realise what just happened feelsbadman.

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Sep 2020 13:48  

                    For anyone that's killed all the mimics and still no drop, go to the where the mimic with Sunlight Straight Sword drops at lothric Castle, it should eventually be there. You may have to rest at the bonfire to reset the area and check again. I had to rinse and repeat this about 5 times with a discovery of 207 to eventually see it there waiting for me.

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Aug 2020 18:06  

                      It's possible kill all mimics and don't get the Symbol Of Avarice? And now, only in my next NG cycle i can get it?

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Jul 2020 17:10  

                        Honestly don't understand the amount of comments asking for a trade, unless I am extremely lucky, in both my play-troughs I got them with out farming and with the base 7 luck stat of the Knight, unless people are ignoring or missing some mimics.

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Jul 2020 10:09  

                          After all this time how as someone not made an edit that says if you beat the final boss the last mimic of the 13 you kill will drop it the symbol and if it doesnt you just you just quit the game and resume till it spawns

                          • Anonymous

                            21 May 2020 19:32  

                            I've gotten this twice in a row on the first mimic in the game. I don't know if i'm just extremely lucky or if drops every time.

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