Although it has a high weight requirement, Gundyr's Set has strong well-balanced defenses to back it up.
Although its physical defenses are sub-optimal for its weight, it is notable that even its weakness against Strike damage is not far out of line from its other resistances, and is still higher than that found on most other plate metal sets. It also has extreme resistance to Slash damage, which is backed up by its high resistance to Bleed buildup, making it quite resistant against attacks from Curved Swords and Katanas. Its elemental defenses are also very sound across the board, and here it also lacks a severe weakness to Lightning damage. It is equally resistant to all non-Bleed status effects.
Gundyr's Set also provides high Poise to back up its weight, and when wielding a heavy weapon allows the player to easily trade with virtually any other weapon, even against combos from ultra weapons. The total amount of Poise provided by Gundyr's Set is, in fact, the third-highest amount total provided by an entire set, beaten only by Havel's Set and Smough's Set.
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- The "former king" mentioned in the helm's description is a reference to Old King Doran of Demon's Souls, due to its close resemblance to Doran's armor.