DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die Edition

DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die Edition

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Dark Souls Complete Armor Sets
By Metalmurphy
This guide contains images and all the details (stats, where to obtain, description, etc) on all the armor sets, as well as individual pieces of armor that don't belong to a specific set.
 
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Introduction
This guide is still a work in progress and will be updated, feel free to leave any feedback on what you think would improve this guide. Thanks!


Use the Guide Index on the right to easily navigate between all the armor sets.

Hard Leather Armor / Warrior Set

Description:
Armor made of thick leather. Very common type of protective gear, it provides a sound level of defense.

Stats:
TBA

Location:
In the Depths area.

Starting equipment of the Warrior class.
Knight Armor Set

Description:
Armor of a lower-rank knight. Despite the thin metal used, the grooved texture gives it added protection.

Stats:
TBA

Location:
In the Darkroot Basin area, near the Hydra boss.

Starting equipment of the Knight class.
Elite Knight Set

Description:
Armor of a nameless knight, perhaps an elite knight of Astora, based on the fire-warding heraldic symbol on its blue surcoat.

Although he was loath to give up on his Undead mission, he perished at the Undead Asylum, and went Hollow.

Stats:
TBA

Location:
In the Darkroot Garden area, near two Giant Stone Knights before you encounter the Moonlight Butterfly boss.
Wanderer Set

Description:
Coat of an aimless traveler. Made from sturdy leather and quilting.

Battle comes with the territory when one wanders the land, and this coat provides a certain degree of protection.

Stats:
TBA

Location:
In the Blighttown area.

Starting equipment of the Wanderer class.
Black Leather / Thief Set

Description:
This armor made of smooth black leather is extremely quiet, a good thing for those who hide in the shadows.

The leather itself is thick, offering a decent level of protection.

Stats:
TBA

Location:
In the Lower Undead Burg area. Located in one of the rooms where the Undead Assassins ambush you from.

Starting equipment of the Thief class.
Brigand Armor / Bandit Set

Description:
Armor worn by the brigands who raid mountain hamlets and attack travelers.

The addition of metal over a base of cloth and leather offers good mobility and defense.

Stats:
TBA

Location:
In the Valley of Drakes area, near the bridge with the Drakes.

Starting equipment of the Bandit class.
Leather Armor / Hunter Set

Description:
Armor made of soft leather.
Very common type of protective gear.

Stats:
TBA

Location:
In the Darkroot Basin area. Near the Crystal Lizard, one of the paths will let you jump/drop onto a ledge where the armor set is located.

Starting equipment of the Hunter class.
Black Knight Set

Description:
Armor of the Black Knight who haunt Lordran.

The knights followed Lord Gwyn when he departed to link the flame, but they were burned to ashes in newly kindled fire, wandering the world as disembodied spirits ever after.

Stats:
TBA

Location:
In the Kiln of the First Flame area.

When navigating through the pillars one of the paths leads to a dead end with a treasure containing this set.
Silver Knight Set

Description:
Armor of the Silver Knights who protect Anor Londo.

When Lord Gwyn departed to link the Fire, his knights split into two groups. The Silver Knights remained in the forsaken capital in the service of their goddess.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Anor Londo area. Just before the boss next to two Silver Knights.
Hollow Soldier Set


Description:
Armor worn by Hollow soldiers. It may be old and battered, but its iron construction makes it quite sturdy.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Dropped by Undead Soldiers.
Hollow Warrior Set


Description:
Armor worn by Hollow warriors. It is made of thick leather that is tattered with age.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Drops from Armored Hollow Warriors.
Shadow Set


Description:
Black cloth garb worn by spooks from an Eastern land. Designed so as not to hinder
their unique form of martial arts.

White it sacrifices defense for the sake of greater mobility, it does offer resistance to bleeding and poison among other things, perhaps due to the nature of espionage.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Blighttown area near the first bonfire.
Eastern Set


Description:
A distinctive armor made in an Eastern land.

Exquisitely crafted, this armor offers excellent defense, particularly versus slash attacks, which are one of the main threats in battles in the East.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Darkroot Garden area, on a cliff after passing the Crest door.
Dingy Set


Description:
Worn by the Fire Keeper at Firelink Shrine.

It is thought to have once been the white robe of a maiden, but smoke and ashes from bonfires darkened it over the years.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Firelink Shrine area. Dropped by Anastacia Of Astora.
Maiden Set


Description:
White robe worn by traveling maidens. It is part of their formal attire, regardless of rank.

It is soft and well-made, but does not offer much in the way of defense, making it ill-suited to use in battle.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the The Duke's Archives Prison Area.
Gold-Hemmed Black Set


Description:
Worn by the witch Quelana of Izalith, mother of pyromancy and Daughter of Chaos.

She wore these gold lined black gloves before even the Age of Fire, and they offer strong resistance versus fire, poison, and other perils.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Demon Ruins area, near the Ceaseless Discharge's boss.
Crimson Set


Description:
Robe of the sorcerers who flooded New Londo to seal away the Dark wraiths, and the Four Kings who descended into Dark.

The Sealers were once known as healers, and the bright crimson was a symbol of that.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Blighttown area.
Crystalline Set


Description:
Armor worn by a Hollowed knight, who was partially crystallized.

The crystal provides powerful defense, but it cannot be used for long because it is easily broken and cannot be repaired.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the The Duke's Archives area, before you enter the Crystal Cave, it is close to one of the walls.
Black Iron Set


Description:
Armor of Black Iron Tarkus, a knight known for his great strength.

Built of a special black iron and providing strong defense, notably against fire, but so terrible heavy to be unwieldy to all but Tarkus himself.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Anor Londo area next to the big painting.
Iron & Sun / Solaire of Astora Set


Description:
Armor of Solaire of Astora, Knight of Sunlight. The large holy symbol of the Sun, while powerless, was painted by Solaire himself.

Solaire's incredible prowess must have come from rigorous training alone, for his equipment exhibits no special traits.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Dropped by Solaire of Astora
Black Sorcerer Set


Description:
Cloak worn by the secret sorcerers at Vinheim Dragon School.

They secretly work with sound-based spells, and never reveal themselves.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Sen's Fortress area.
Sorcerer Set


Description:
Cloak worn by proper sorcerers who studied at Vinheim Dragon School.

The majority take pride in having studied at the academy and look down on breaking the formal dress code established for sorcerers.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Undead Burg area.

Starting equipment of the Sorcerer class.
Havel's Set


Description:
Armor worn by Havel the Rock's warriors. Carved from solid rock, its tremendous weight is matched only by the defense it provides.

Havel's warriors never flinched nor retreated from battle. Those unfortunate enough to face them were inevitably beaten to a pulp.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Anor Londo area.
Stone Armor Set


Description:
Moss-covered armor of the Stone Knight, defender of the Darkroot Garden.

The Stone Knight is a product of ancient magic, and although this armor is also imbued with magic, it is incredibly heavy.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In a chest at the Darkroot Garden area.
Favor Armor / Lautrec of Carim Set


Description:
Armor of Lautrec the Embraced, representing the goddess Fina's love.

The goddess's arms wrap around it, as if to embrace the wearer.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Anor Londo area after killing Lautrec of Carim.
Channelers Set


Description:
Robe of the Channelers, sorcerers that serve Seath the Scaleless. Even after the onset of Seath's madness, the "snatchers" as they were often called, ventured to far lands to find suitable human specimens.

The heaviest of protective gear for sorcerers, and imbued with magic.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In The Duke's Archives area.
Antiquated Set


Description:
A dress from the ancient fallen land of Oolacile. Its ivory-colored silk features elaborate embroidery
and is imbued with ancient magic power.

One cannot expect any physical protection from this garment, as it was not meant to be worn in battle.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Darkroot Basin near the Hydra area after saving Dusk of Oolacile.
Great Lord Set


Description:
Robe of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder, who linked the First Flame.

Lord Gwyn, bearer of the ultimate soul, divided that power among his clan before linking the flame. When he departed, he left only with his greatsword, his garb, and the crown, now bereft of power.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Domhnall of Zen once you defeated Lord Gwyn.
Adventurer / Domhnall of Zena Set


Description:
Strange armor from the ancient land of Zena, birthplace of the curious dealer Domhnall.

The many medals are believed to symbolize glory.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Domhnall of Zena.
Giant Set


Description:
Armor of the giant sentinels of Anor Londo.

Made from ancient brass, it also offers protection versus non-physical attacks, but due to its giant size, it is extremely heavy for humans, and impedes stamina recovery.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Giant Blacksmith.
Painting Guardian Set



Description:
Robe worn by the alabaster-clothed guardians of the paintings in Anor Londo. Offer substantial protection versus magic.

They have guarded the Great Painting of Ariamis for ages, passing their duty down through generations, but the reason for doing so passed from all memory long ago.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Painted World of Ariamis area in a chest near two Snow Rats.
Catarina Set


Description:
Distinctively shaped armor worn by the Knights of Catarina.

Outside Catarina, it is often ridiculed for their onion-like shape, infuriating the proud knights, but the masterfully forged curved design makes it very effective for parrying.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by the Crestfallen Merchant in Sen's Fortress.
Tattered Cloth / Pyromancer Set


Description:
Robe worn by pyromancers of the Great Swamp. Though it appears tattered, it is actually quite strong.

Their attire offers substantial protection against poison, fire, and other forces of nature out in the hinterlands where they were driven.

Upgrade Material:
Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Blighttown area.

Starting equipment of the Pyromancer class.
Brass Set


Description:
Armor of the Darkmoon Knightess, Fire Keeper of Anor Londo.

After becoming Undead, she visited the Dark Sun Gwyndolin at the Mausoleum of the Spiral Depths, became a Blade of Darkmoon, and assumed the flame-keeping duty. She received this armor, which hides her hideous form and helps her hunt the guilty.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Anor Londo area after killing Dark Sun Gwyndolin.
Black Cleric / Oswald of Carim Set


Description:
Robe worn by pardoners serving Velka, the Goddess of Sin.

The pardoners' attire is uniformly black in color and said to be imbued with Velka's mystical power, which provides resistance against all manner of magic.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Painted World of Ariamis area.
Balder Knight Set


Description:
Armor worn by the knights of the ancient kingdom of Balder. It is made from thick iron plates.

Balder was the homeland of the Knight King Rendal, but it came to ruin after a great many Undead were spawned.

Upgrade Material:
Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Dropped by Balder Knights and sold by Crestfallen Merchant.
Steel / Heavy Knight Set


Description:
Armor of the Knights of Berenike, known for their heavy armaments and armor.

Countless Knights of Berenike, once extolled as the mightiest of mighty, became Undead and ventured to Lordran. But their journey was for naught, as they went Hollow, and became a threat to all Undead.

Upgrade Material:
Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Dropped by Heavy Knights and sold by Crestfallen Merchant.
Xanthous / Jeremiah Set


Description:
A mysterious item once worn by the Xanthous King Jeremiah, the legendary exile. No one knows where it came from.

It may be tattered, but its bright yellow color still stings the eyes.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Found in the Painted World of Ariamis area after defeating Crossbreed Priscilla.
Throns / Kirk Knight of Thorns Set


Description:
Armor of Kirk, knight of Thorns and notorious member of the Darkwraiths. A dense patch of
thorns grows from its surface.

It is a fitting item for the murderous Kirk, for by simply wearing it and rolling, one can damage enemies.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the Quelaag's Domain area after defeating all three Kirk Knight of Thorn black phantoms.
Chain Set


Description:
Chainmail armor of thin interlinking rings of steel. It is common throughout the human world since it can be easily produced, is not too heavy, and offers good defense.

Knights may favor flashy armor, but for warriors on the battlefield, anything is fine as long as it keeps them alive.

Upgrade Material:
Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Undead Merchant in the Undead Burg.
Holy / Cleric Set


Description:
Robe donned by the men of the cloth. Though plain to the eye, its hardy fabric repels rain and
keeps the body warm.

Those dissatisfied with church teachings must test their faith by going on a spiritual journey. Such is the ritual of self-purification of the Way of the White.

Upgrade Material:
Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
In the The Catacombs area.

Starting equipment of the Cleric class.
Cleric Set


Description:
Armor worn by the warrior clerics of the Way of White, who are famous for being unyielding in battle.

It is rather substantial in size and weight, making its wearer look even bigger than he actually is.

Upgrade Material:
Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Patches in Firelink Shrine.
Sage / Big Hat Logan Set


Description:
Robe worn by Big Hat Logan. It is said to have been from his apprentice days at Dragon School, but it is so worn out, no one knows what it originally looked like.

Logan, who cared little for his appearance, no doubt ever bothered to change out of it.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite / Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Big Hat - Dropped by the Hollowed Big Hat Logan.
Rest - In a chest in The Duke's Archives area after killing Hollowed Big Hat Logan.
Witch Set


Description:
Cloak of the rogue witch Beatrice.

Almost all magic users that employ catalysts studied at Dragon School, but Beatrice is one of the few exceptions. She braved the Abyss but did not live to tell of her ordeal.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Found in the Valley of Drakes area after defeating the Four Kings.
Golem Set


Description:
Body of the Iron Golem, guardian of the ancient Sen's Fortress, slayer of heroes who ventured forth from Anor Londo.

Without its core, it is a mere hunk of iron, and can be equipped as a solid protective gear, but its immense weight hinters stamina recovery.

Upgrade Material:
Impossible to upgrade.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Domhnall of Zena after killing the Iron Golem in Sen's Fortress.
Dragonslayer Ornstein Set


Description:
Armor of the dragonslayer Ornstein, who guards the cathedral in the forsaken city of Anor Londo.

Ornstein is believed to be the captain of the Four Knights. His golden lion Armor is imbued with the power of lightning and should provide good protection against it.

Upgrade Material:
Impossible to upgrade.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Domhnall of Zena after killing Ornstein and Smough in Anor Londo, but only if Ornstein is killed last in his final form.
Moonlight Set


Description:
Robe of the Dark Sun Gwyndolin, protector of the forsaken city of Anor Londo.

The power of the moon was strong in Gwyndolin, and thus he was raised as a daughter. His magic garb is silk-thin, and hardly provides and physical defense.

Upgrade Material:
Impossible to upgrade.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Domhnall of Zena after killing Dark Sun Gwyndolin in Anor Londo.
Guardian Set


Description:
Armor of the stone knights, guardians of the forest sanctuary.

The stone knights are golems animated by magic, and their enchanted armor is oppressively heavy.

Upgrade Material:
Impossible to upgrade.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
All four parts are spread across the Royal Wood area.
Hawkeye Gough's Set


Description:
Armor of Hawkeye Gough, one of Gwyn's Four Knights.

Armor donned by Gough since his days as a dragonslayer. The medallion, bequeathed by the Lord Himself, and the dragon bone pauldrons are symbols of the highest honors.

Upgrade Material:
Impossible to upgrade

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Dropped by Hawkeye Gough.
Lord's Blade Ciaran Set


Description:
Robe of the Lord's Blade Ciaran, one of Gwyn's Four Knights.

A robe common to all of the Lord's Blades, These deadly women shift nimbly between layers of darkness, etching streaks of gold into the night air, and planting visions of terror into the minds of their targets.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Dropped by Lord's Blade Ciaran after killing Knight Artorias.
Marvellous Chester Set


Description:
Black leather long coat hat worn by Marvellous Chester, a man of mystery lost in the past.

This exquisitely sewn aristocratic suit allows its wearer to move in silence, lending well to stealth.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Dropped by killing Marvellous Chester in the Royal Wood area.
Knight Artorias Set


Description:
Armor of Artorias the Abysswalker, one of Gwyn's four knights.

The death of the armor's owner can be surmised from the corrosive Dark of the Abyss,
and the tattered azure-blue cape, once a symbol of pride and glory.

Upgrade Material:
Twinkling Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Domhnall of Zena killing Knight Artorias in the Royal Wood.
Smough the Executioner Set


Description:
Armor of Smough, the Executioner, protector of the cathedral at the forsaken city of Anor Londo. It offers extremely high defense and can be worn by humans, but not without great difficulty.

Upgrade Material:
Impossible to upgrade.

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Sold by Domhnall of Zena after killing Ornstein and Smough in Anor Londo, but only if Smough is killed last in his final form.
Hollow Thief Set (Missing Hood)


Description:
Leather armor worn by Hollow thieves. It stifles noise and helps its wear hide in the shadows.

Upgrade Material:
Titanite

Stats:
TMP

Location:
Dropped by Undead Assassins.
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26 Comments
Mad_Nats Feb 3, 2015 @ 7:40am 
Nice work!
Alexsandir Mar 7, 2014 @ 4:24pm 
Correction; The Xanthous set, you don't have to defeat Priscilla to get it, you have to defeat the NPC invader Xanthous King who is triggered when you go into the far right area of the Painted World where many impaled bodies are, right at the cliff.

Once you've done that, you can just pass by the Priscilla and go to the plank. If his corpse isn't here with the set, quit and reload.
Jack Mar 2, 2014 @ 2:28pm 
many pics, less information :(
Sander Hanson Aug 9, 2013 @ 5:03pm 
Also about the Crystalline armor, despite the fact that the in-game description sais it can't be repaired, you actually can ^^
DungeonHax Mar 29, 2013 @ 7:45pm 
Nah its okay just helpin out. :)
Metalmurphy  [author] Mar 29, 2013 @ 6:45am 
Yes there are a few things missing. This guide isn't complete yet. I haven't had the time to finish it like I thought I would have thanks to a new job. Sorry.
DungeonHax Mar 29, 2013 @ 12:15am 
The Last Three Helmets Are: The Black Mage Head (Dropped By Black Mages, In The DLC), The Swollen Undead Head (Dropped By Undead, In The DLC), And Lastly: The Mimic Head (Found On The Last Mimic Once You Kill All Other Mimics In The Game. (The Mimic Head Can Be Gained Without The DLC) Hope This Helps Anyone Who Was Wondering Where To Find Them.
BOTOX Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:58pm 
I think this guide is missing paladin set
Banterguette Mar 23, 2013 @ 9:14am 
Very good visual guide indeed! :)
NefariousXIII Mar 10, 2013 @ 6:05pm 
This was last updated in February... is it gong to receive an update to armor stats anytime soon?