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Armor works differently in Dark Souls 2 than in previous titles. A piece's defenses now scales with the player's Vitality has and it affects how fast you can roll. Rolling and movement speeds have changed now but in order to fast roll properly you now need Adaptability. Poise has also made a return through armor sets as well.

Armor is also a cosmetic choice, and individual pieces can be mixed and matched to create an optimized setup, from a defensive and fashion perspective. Armor can be upgraded. To view individual pieces of armor please see the HelmsChestsGauntlets, and Leggings pages.

 

Armor Sets in Dark Souls II

 

 

Agdayne's Set
Alonne Captain Set
Alonne Knight Set
Alva Set
Archdrake Set
Astrologist's Set
Aurous Set
Bandit Set
Bell Keeper
Benhart's Set
Black Dragon Set
  Black Hollow Mage Set
Black Leather Set
  Black Set
  Black Witch Set
Bone King Set
 Brigand Set
 Cale's Set
 Catarina Set
Chaos Set
Creighton's Set
 Dark Set
Desert Sorceress Set
Dingy Set
 Dragon Acolyte Set
 Dragonrider Set
Drakekeeper Set
Drangleic Set
Elite Knight Set
Executioner Set
Falconer Set
Faraam Set
Forlorn Set
Grave Warden Set
Gyrm Set
  Hard Leather Set
Havel's Set
Heide Knight Set
Hexer's Set
Hollow Infantry Set
Hollow Soldier Set
Hunter/Leather Set
  Imperious Set
Imported Set
Infantry Set
Insolent Set
Jester's Set
Judgement Set
King's Set
Knight Set
Leydia Black Set
Leydia White Set
Lion Mage Set
Lion Warrior Set
Llewellyn Set
Looking Glass Set
Lucatiel's Set
Mad Warrior Set
 Manikin Set
Mastodon Set 
 Monastery Set
Moon Butterfly Set
Nahr Alma Set
Old Ironclad Set
Old Knight Set
Pate's Set
Peasant Set
Penal Set
Priestess Set
Prisoner's Set
Pyromancer Set
Rogue Set
Royal Soldier Set
Royal Swordsman Set
Ruin Set
Rusted Mastodon Set
Saint's Set
Shadow Set
Smelter Demon Set
Steel Set
Syan's Set
 Targray's Set
Throne Defender Set
Throne Watcher Set
Traveling Merchant Set
Tseldora Set
 Varangian Set
 Velstadt's Set
Vengari's Set
Wanderer Set
White Hollow Mage Set
White Preist Set
Xanthous Set

 

Formula

An explanation of armor calculations is below.

For most armor sets, a +5 state will improve the defense values by 50%, and a +10 state will improve it by 100% of the base value (+0). Some of the heavier armor sets are improved by 40% (Velstadt, Vengarl, Dragonrider, Looking Glass Knight, Smelter Demon, Havel). Most DLC armor sets and pieces are only improved by 25 or 50% (Twinkling and regular Titanite, respectively).

For example, Faraam set has 295 physical defense in its base state, 442.5 (which is rounded up to 443 in the wiki page) as a +5 and 590 in a +10 state (which also differs a little from the wiki page). 

So all in all, to quickly evaluate fully upgraded stats, one just needs to take the base armor rating and then multiply it by 1.5 and 2 for the +5 and +10 upgrade state respectively.

 

Icon Key

icon-physicaldef.png Physical Defense
icon-magicdef.png Magic Defense
icon-firedef.png Fire Defense
icon-lightningdef.png Lightning Defense
icon-poisedef.png Poise
icon-poisonres.png Poison Resist
icon-bleedres.png Bleed Resist
icon-darkdef.png Dark Resist
icon-petrifyres.png Petrify Resist
icon-curseres.png Curse Resist

 

 

Starting Class Equipment

For further information on any of the classes, click here, or on any of the classes below.

 




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