|Requirements & Bonus|
Dark Set is an Attire or Armor in Dark Souls 2. Armor sets do not provide specific benefits, so players are free to mix and match their preferred parts to optimize their Builds.
"Mask/Armor/Gauntlets/Leggings of a knight subsumed by dark.
No one knows the true identity of these men who are said to freely manipulate dark. Old foreign legends describe them as poor souls who chased the lost art of life drain."
- Obtaining the full set requires getting the King's Ring and progressing to Aldia's Keep. All pieces of the set are found in mimic chests.
- Dark Leggings are found at the entrance to Doors of Pharros, just before the first bonfire, along with Black Scorpion Stinger.
- Dark Gauntlets are found in Earthen Peak, in a small storage room above mist gate to Mytha, filled with poison jars and stone bugs. Bonus item is Work Hook.
- Dark Armor is found in Iron Keep. Travel to the second bonfire, proceed to cross the platform above the lava (where Ironclad Soldier tries to smash the bridge) and enter the room filled with falling platforms. Pull the lever to lower the platforms into the lava, then go up the stairs and along the platforms to the ladder that has been descended. Climb up, and a mimic will be directly to your right. Bonus item is lightning-infused Winged Spear.
- [Scholar of the First Sin] This mimic is moved far back, to The Gutter: from the first bonfire, go forth and up a few slopes, then drop down to an island with few Hollows and one . Follow a ledge leading to another island with a tower – the mimic will be on the middle floor of that tower. Problem is, there's barely enough room to fight and when killed, mimic drops its loot one floor below (but still above the ground, and it's only possible to access that floor by precision rolling). The safest way is to use Lloyd's Talisman to put mimic to sleep and grab the loot. Another option is to lure the mimic outside, but it might fall off the island there.
- Dark Mask is found near Foregarden bonfire in Aldia's Keep (requires the King's Ring to enter): search a patch of grass along the wall to find a metal mimic chest that also contains Sunset Staff (Malformed Skull in SotFS).
- Upgraded with Twinkling Titanite.
- The Mask grants +1 to INT and FTH.
- Chestpiece offers third highest dark defense (almost equal to that of Velstadt's set chestpiece) – the highest
among medium and heavy armor sets.
- Gauntlets offer the highest dark defense.
First row = Regular. Second row = +5
|Name & Icon|
|Dark Mask C 6 3.8 90|
|Dark Armor A 16 9.8 90|
|Dark Gauntlets C 9 5.8 90|
|Dark Leggings C 9 5.8 90|