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The Dark Set is an armor set in Dark Souls III.


Rare drops from the Darkwraiths in the game.

Although not necessary, a player is encouraged to increase Luck by whichever means (Symbol of Avarice, Rusted Coin, etc.) before attempting to farm these rare drops.

Since the ones outside of the Farron Keep Perimeter bonfire respawn, they remain the best source of farming.

Appearance Edit

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 older games, the chest piece seems aged and broken, while in Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, the rib cage 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.

Characteristics Edit

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. It does, however, offer a decent amount of poise.

Very weak to lightning damage, and susceptible to Curse.

Set PiecesEdit

Armor Piece Physical absorption Elemental absorption Resistances General values
Dark Mask (DSIII)
Dark Mask
4.3 3.1 3.9 3.7 3.1 2.5 1.3 3.1 18 14 15 7 4.0 2.7 350 500
Dark Armor (DSIII)
Dark Armor
12.5 9.2 11.6 11.1 9.2 7.7 4.4 9.2 38 30 33 14 9.1 8.8 350 500
Dark Gauntlets (DSIII)
Dark Gauntlets
3.5 2.6 3.2 3.1 2.6 2.2 1.4 2.6 12 9 10 4 3.2 2.3 350 500
Dark Leggings (DSIII)
Dark Leggings
7.8 5.7 7.1 6.8 6.1 5.3 2.9 6.1 26 20 23 10 6.1 6.1 350 500


  • There are only four Darkwraiths between the three mentioned locations; however, only Farron Keep and the Road of Sacrifices have respawning Darkwraiths.
  • Unlike the preceding games, this Dark Set can only be found as a rare drop from the Darkwraiths.


  • The descriptions offered in the armor pieces clearly point to the Darkwraiths from Dark Souls, as they were the ones responsible for collecting Humanity under the guidance of Darkstalker Kaathe.
  • The area they pillaged for humanity was subsequently flooded in an attempt to stop the Darkwraiths from expanding, but their appearance in both the Road of Sacrifices and Farron Keep hint at that not all of them were sealed away, or escaped prior to it.

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