We play Souls games for numerous reasons – the uncompromising challenge that feeds beautifully into themes of the series, the wonderful boss design and the world building that sees a gigantic Gothic labyrinth created for us to explore and die in. But we also play them because they allow us to look fabulous. Dark Souls 3 [official site] sees returning favourite armour sets with texture overhauls and new classics making their debut, while changes to the upgrade system means you’re freer than ever to swap between sets and pieces.
This guide will take you on a tour of some of the weird and wonderful armour sets to be found in Dark Souls III, with advice on where to find them. Whether you want to be the mad invader dressed like a Mushroom, or the terrifying samurai who took down a host with signature style, above all you want to leave other players asking – Who was that? And who do I have to kill to look like them?
Note: This article contains minor spoilers including location names and boss names, as well as details of how to complete several side-quests and reach hidden areas.
Fallen Knight Set
One of the most popular armours in the game if summon signs are to be trusted, the Fallen Knight set answers the age old question of how do we make knights look cooler? The answer is of course to give them a ragged emo hood and a heavy, weathered cloak.
Reasonable physical defences combined with very manageable weight, this set is hugely popular in the early game for more than just its looks. It also has decent fire resistances, but is let down by defence against additional effects such as poison, curse and frostbite. Provides very little poise.
In the Road of Sacrifices area reasonably early in the game. The swamp-like area after the Halfway Fort bonfire is filled with vicious giant enemy crabs, who you’re better off avoiding (if you hit them with ranged attacks, eventually they will disappear into the water). The set is one of many pieces of loot found lying in the area and should be a cinch to grab.