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Dark Set

Dark Mask.png Dark Armor.png Dark Gauntlets.png Dark Leggings.png
Stats Total
icon-physicaldef.png 439 icon-poisedef.png 40
icon-strikedef.png 439 icon-poisonres.png 118
icon-slashdef.png 464 icon-bleedres.png 136
icon-thrustdef.png 422 icon-petrifyres.png 0
icon-magicdef.png 116 icon-curseres.png 0
icon-firedef.png 116  
icon-lightningdef.png 78 icon-durabilitiy.png 90
icon-darkdef.png 244 icon_weight.png 25.2
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png icon-physicaldefbonus_green.png
A/C

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."

 

 

Set Location

  • 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.
    • [Scholar of the First Sin] This mimic is moved futher down the way to Brightstone Cove Tseldora – jump into the well found near the first bonfire and follow the path to a broken house. Also, in this version the other item is Staff of Wisdom.
  • 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.

 

 

Notes

  • 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.

 

 

Piece Information & Upgrades

First row = Regular. Second row = +5

Name & Icon icon-physicaldef.png icon-strikedef.png icon-slashdef.png icon-thrustdef.png icon-magicdef.png icon-firedef.png icon-lightningdef.png icon-darkdef.png icon-poisonres.png icon-bleedres.png icon-petrifyres.png icon-curseres.png
Dark Mask icon-physicaldefbonus_green.png C icon-poisedef.png 6 icon_weight.png 3.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 90
Dark Mask.png
44 44 47 42 12 12 8 25 12 14 0 0
66 66 70 64 17 17 12 37 18 21 0 0
Dark Armor icon-physicaldefbonus_green.png A icon-poisedef.png 16 icon_weight.png 9.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 90
Dark Armor.png
114 114 120 109 30 30 20 64 31 35 0 0
171 171 180 164 45 45 30 95 46 53 0 0
Dark Gauntlets icon-physicaldefbonus_green.png C icon-poisedef.png 9 icon_weight.png 5.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 90
Dark Gauntlets.png
68 68 71 65 18 18 12 38 18 21 0 0
101 101 107 97 27 27 18 56 27 31 0 0
Dark Leggings icon-physicaldefbonus_green.png C icon-poisedef.png 9 icon_weight.png 5.8 icon-durabilitiy.png 90
Dark Leggings.png
68 68 71 65 18 18 12 38 18 21 0 0
101 101 107 97 27 27 18 56 27 31 0 0
Totals 294 294 309 281 78 78 52 165 79 91 0 0
+5 Totals 439 439 464 422 116 116 78 244 118 136 0 0

 

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    • Anonymous

      15 Dec 2017 12:03  

      Combining this set with the Redeye Ring creates an imposing figure; a Darkwraith, his skull wreathed in flame.

      • Anonymous

        14 Nov 2017 17:43  

        For the Dark Armor piece (SOTFS), if you kill the mimic and the item falls below you to the other floor, a simple fix is to just quit the game through the in-game menu and reload the game. the item will be on the current floor where you killed him or where the mimic originally sits, rather than below you 1 floor.

        • Anonymous

          Always read29 Aug 2016 11:02  

          I looked up 2 separate videos on the location, and read the first part of the location here. But when I killed the mimic holding the chestpiece I was confused that it fell through the floor, so I went outside, started wildly swinging at the hollows on the ground floor and got exploded. Then actually decided to finish watching the videos, seems both mentioned it would happen. Plus the text up there also says it, I feel like a pancake.

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