The Dark Set is made of bones and crow feathers, making the wearer take on the appearance of a skeleton, or an otherwise skeletal being. Unlike in the previous games, the chest piece seems aged and broken, while in Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, the ribcage was not missing any bones, and instead was nearly immaculate. The armor has strangely-malformed bones sticking out of the shoulders, and the "hair" falling down from the skull mask is much more thin and transparent than in its former versions.
Given the aged and sundered appearance of the armor, the set's overall absorption is heavily compromised, and possesses a significant weakness to strike damage. Its elemental defenses and resistances (excluding Lightning and curse) remain overall average, if not a little sub-par, compared to other medium sets of similar weight. As well, its Poise to weight ratio is sub-par compared to similarly weighted sets.
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- There are only four Darkwraiths between the two mentioned locations; as well, only the ones in Farron Keep will respawn upon death.
- Unlike in the previous games, the Dark Set can be found as a drop from the Darkwraiths.
- The descriptions for the armor pieces point to the Darkwraiths from Dark Souls, as they were the ones responsible for collecting Humanity under the guidance of Darkstalker Kaathe, and fell to the Abyss along with New Londo and the Four Kings.