With a Faith of 30 the set can be acquired by talking to Licia of Lindeldt. The set can also be acquired by killing her. She can be killed in the player's world or by invading her world via a Crushed Eye Orb found in the Undead Crypt. If the player chooses to kill her in their world, they may purchase her armor from Merchant Hag Melentia.
As well as offering excellent all round defences for its weight, the Hood grants +1 Faith and increases the number of casts for each attuned spell by 1.