For the Dark Souls variant, see Hard Leather Set.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Pate's Set.

The Hard Leather Set is a medium armor set in Dark Souls III.



A classic returning from the previous two games, the Hard Leather Set provides a decent amount of protection across the board and is quite lightweight. It is generally resistant to all forms of physical damage, save for being slightly more effective against Strike damage. Its elemental resistances are somewhat lower, being particularly weak to Lightning damage despite not being a plate armor set.

It is especially effective against all forms of status effects, particularly against Frost and Poison buildup, and also provides an appreciable amount of Curse resistance. It also only provides a token amount of Poise, making it sub-optimal for wielding hyper-armor weapons.

This makes it a well-rounded set overall that will work in most situations.

Set piecesEdit

Armor Piece Physical absorption Elemental absorption Resistances General values
Hard Leather Helm (DSIII)
Standard Helm
3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.0 3.3 2.4 3.0 22 29 27 24 3.7 2.5 280 100
Hard Leather Armor (DSIII)
Hard Leather Armor
10.3 10.8 10.3 10.3 8.7 9.4 7.0 8.7 47 64 59 52 8.3 6.8 280 100
Hard Leather Gauntlets (DSIII)
Hard Leather Gauntlets
2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 1.5 1.7 1.0 1.5 16 22 21 17 2.0 0.8 270 100
Hard Leather Boots (DSIII)
Hard Leather Boots
5.1 5.5 5.1 5.1 4.1 4.6 2.8 4.1 26 38 35 29 4.7 2.9 270 100


  • All pieces of the Dark Souls III variant provide poise. This is in contrast to previous iterations, which specifically noted that the helm was the only part to grant any poise.

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