Dark Souls 2 Armor Locations ‘Armor Sets’ Guide


In a world with danger lurking in every corner, your armor is something which will help you stay alive. There are different sets of armor available and choosing the right parts to make a custom one is very important.

For more help on Dark Souls 2, read our Covenants Locations, Merchants Locations and Boss Guide.

Dark Souls 2 Armor Locations

Different pieces of armor have varied resistance against normal and elemental damage. It is recommended that you keep a wide arsenal of armor pieces & choose according to different situations.

In addition to this, each armor piece has its very own weight which should not be neglected as it affects overall performance of your character.

Furthermore, armor can also be reinforced and gets damaged over the course of time. It is important to repair of reinforce your armor before heading to the battle.

Imported Set
This armor is acquired from Dark Spirit: Heavy Crossbow & can be reinforced by using Titanite.

This is the basic traveller’s armor & provides a decent amount of protection from elemental spells. However, it is not recommended in the long run.

  • Imported Hood – Repair Cost = 56
  • Imported Tunic – Repair Cost = 215
  • Imported Manchettes – Repair Cost = 56
  • Imported Trousers – Repair Cost = 104

Hard Leather Set
This armor can be acquired from Maughlin the Armorer. This common looking armor has been customized from different pieces to provide decent protection.

The repair costs for this armor are:

  • Standard Helm – Repair Cost = 164
  • Hard Leather Armor – Repair Cost = 630
  • Hard Leather Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 164
  • Hard Leather Boots – Repair Cost = 303

Thief Set
This armor can be acquired from Laddersmith Gilligan and can be reinforced by Titanite.

This dark black armor is perfect for thieves as it allows blending in the dark to avoid detection. Furthermore, it provides decent amount of protection from both against elemental spells & weapon damage.

The repair costs for this armor are:

  • Thief Mask – Repair Cost = 143
  • Black Leather Armor – Repair Cost = 550
  • Black Leather Gloves – Repair Cost = 143
  • Black Leather Boots – Repair Cost = 264

Wanderer Set
This armor can be acquired from Undead Citizen (who will appear out of a well near Servant Quarter’s Bonfire) & is perfect for exploring different locations. The light weight of this armor allows you to take on tiresome journeys with ease.

The repair costs for this armor are:

  • Wanderer Hood – Repair Cost = 154
  • Wanderer Coat – Repair Cost = 590
  • Wanderer Manchettes – Repair Cost = 154
  • Wanderer Boots – Repair Cost = 284

Hunter Set
This armor can be acquired from Forest of Fallen Giants & can be reinforced using Titanite.

Made from soft leather, this light weight armor allows players to be agile & have decent defense at the same time.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Hunter’s Hat – Repair Cost = 123
  • Leather Armor – Repair Cost = 470
  • Leather Gloves – Repair Cost = 123
  • Leather Boots – Repair Cost = 226

Drangleic Armor
While in the Forest of Fallen Giants, defeat the Pursurer and drop down the ruins to find them on a corpse.

Knight Set
This armor can be acquired from Heide’s Tower of Flame (from the elevator, drop down into the water and find these pieces inside a chest located in an alcove) & can be reinforced by using Titanite. Knight Set is used by the knights of Drangleic for its versatility & fair amount of protection.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Knight Helm – Repair Cost = 175
  • Knight Armor – Repair Cost = 670
  • Knight Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 175
  • Knight Leggings – Repair Cost = 322

Elite Knight Set
This armor can be acquired from Maughlin the Armorer & can be reinforced by using Titanite.

If you are not satisfied with the protection provided by Knight Set, then pieces of this armor are meant for you. This armor will keep you sturdy & agile at the same time; making it an obvious choice of elite knights.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Elite Knight Helm – Repair Cost = 185
  • Elite Knight Armor – Repair Cost = 710
  • Elite Knight Gloves – Repair Cost = 185
  • Elite Knight Leggings – Repair Cost = 341

Tattered Set
This armor can be acquired from The Gutter & from Dark Stalker.

Wore by pyromancers, this armor is crafted from an unknown fabric which is almost completely resistant to magic attacks.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Tattered Cloth Hood – Repair Cost = 112
  • Tattered Cloth Robe – Repair Cost = 430
  • Tattered Cloth Manchettes – Repair Cost = 112
  • Heavy Boots – Repair Cost = 207

Brigand Set
This armor can be acquired from No-man’s Wharf (After taking the long staircase, turn right) & Dark Spirit: Crescent Sickle Phantom. It can be reinforced by using Titanite.

I don’t know why most people do not opt for some pieces from this armor as it provides an amazing amount of protection against weapon attacks.

The repair costs for this armor are:

  • Brigand Hood – Repair Cost = 154
  • Brigand Armor – Repair Cost = 590
  • Brigand Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 154
  • Brigand Trousers – Repair Cost = 284

Travelling Merchant Set
This armor is acquired from Merchant Hag Melentia & can be reinforced using Titanite.

The best part of this armor is the hat which is said to increase the item discovery. Other than this, this a regular armor with fair amount of protection.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Travelling Merchant Hat – Repair Cost = 154
  • Travelling Merchant Coat – Repair Cost = 590
  • Travelling Merchant Gloves – Repair Cost = 154
  • Travelling Merchant Boots – Repair Cost = 284

Jester Set
This armor can be acquired from Magerold of Lanafir & can be reinforced using Titanite. This is a fun armor with a number of functionalities.

The hat of this armor increases the item discovery, robe nullifies the critical hits from enemies, gloves increase the number gain souls, & tights reduce falling damage.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Jester Cap – Repair Cost = 102
  • Jester Robes – Repair Cost = 390
  • Jester Gloves – Repair Cost = 102
  • Jester Tights – Repair Cost = 188

Astrologist Set
This armor can be acquired from Royal Sorcerer Navlaan & can be reinforced by Titanite.

This armor was worn by the Astrologist in Melfia & special quality of this armor is that the hat tends to increase the intelligence by +2.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Moon Hat – Repair Cost = 112
  • Astrologist’s Robe – Repair Cost = 430
  • Astrologist’s Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 112
  • Astrologist’s Bottoms – Repair Cost = 207

Faraam Set
This armor is acquired from Drangleic Castle & can be reinforced by Titanite. This heavily protected armor was worn by the Lion Knights which provided them with great protection against fiercest adversaries.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Faraam Helm – Repair Cost = 370
  • Faraam Armor – Repair Cost = 1420
  • Faraam Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 370
  • Faraam Boots – Repair Cost = 682

Black Dragon Set
This armor can be acquired by equipping Dragon Head Stone from Dragon Remnants & can be reinforced by Petrified Dragon Bone.

This armor is said to be created from the scales of the Black Dragon. The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Black Dragon Helm – Repair Cost = 328
  • Black Dragon Armor – Repair Cost = 1260
  • Black Dragon Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 328
  • Black Dragon Leggings – Repair Cost = 605

Set of Auros (Transparent)
This armor is acquired from Rhoy the Explorer, Maughlin the Armorer, & Twinblade in New Game Plus. It can be reinforced using Twinkling Titanite.

It is said this armor is invisible to cowards & increases the equipment load by significant difference.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Helm of Auros – Repair Cost = 328
  • Armor of Auros – Repair Cost = 1260
  • Gauntlets of Auros – Repair Cost = 328
  • Leggings of Auros – Repair Cost = 605

Set of Auros
This armor is also acquired from the same enemies from whom Transparent Set of Auros is obtained.

The only difference in this armor & transparent armor is that it can be seen. Other than this everything is similar.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Helm of Auros – Repair Cost = 349
  • Armor of Auros – Repair Cost = 1340
  • Gauntlets of Auros – Repair Cost = 349
  • Leggings of Auros – Repair Cost = 644

Moon Butterfly Set
This armor can be obtained from Maughlin the Armorer & can be reinforced by Twinkling Titanite.

This armor is said to have a lot of functionalities. The hat of this armor increases the intelligence by +1, it poison the nearby enemies, & negates falling damage.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Moon Butterfly Hat – Repair Cost = 182
  • Moon Butterfly Wings – Repair Cost = 700
  • Moon Butterfly Cuffs – Repair Cost = 182
  • Moon Butterfly Skirt – Repair Cost =336

Alva Set
This armor is acquired from Maughlin the Armorer & can be reinforced by Titanite.

This armor provides decent protection against weapon & elemental attacks in addition to being very light weight.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Alva Helm – Repair Cost = 185
  • Alva Armor – Repair Cost = 710
  • Alva Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 185
  • Alva Leggings – Repair Cost = 341

Black Witch Set
This armor is acquired from Bell Keeper Mage, Nameless Usurper & Royal Sorcerer Navlaan. As for reinforcement, use Twinkling Titanite.

Black Witch Set provides amazing defense against all sorts of magical attacks. I would recommend choosing one part from this armor for your custom armor set.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Black Witch Veil – Repair Cost = 182
  • Black Witch Robe – Repair Cost = 700
  • Black Witch Gloves – Repair Cost = 182
  • Black Witch Trousers – Repair Cost = 336

Black Witch Hat
It can be acquired from Nameless Usurper & Royal Sorcerer Navlaan. It can be reinforced using Twinkling Titanite & provides attunement of extra spells.

The repair cost of this hat is:

  • Black Witch Hat – Repair Cost = 273

Black Witch Domino Mask
It can be acquired from Dual Avelyn Bell Keeper & Nameless Usurper. It can be reinforced using Twinkling Titanite & increases magic attacks on the cost of decreased HP.

The repair cost of this item is:

  • Black Witch Domino Mask – Repair Cost = 273

Hollow Soldier Set
This armor is acquired from Hollow Soldier & can be reinforced using Titanite.

Hollow Soldiers use this armor to protect themselves & this is why they are too weak.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Hollow Soldier Helm – Repair Cost = 123
  • Hollow Soldier Armor – Repair Cost = 472
  • Hollow Soldier Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 123
  • Hollow Soldier Leggings – Repair Cost = 227

Royal Solider Set
This armor is acquired by Maughlin the Armorer & can be reinforced by Titanite. Wore by Royal Soldiers of Drangleic, this armor provides decent protection with agility.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Royal Soldier Helm – Repair Cost = 175
  • Royal Solider Armor – Repair Cost = 670
  • Royal Solider Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 175
  • Royal Solider Leggings – Repair Cost = 322

Hollow Infantry Set
This armor is acquired by Hollow Infantry & can be reinforced by Titanite.

It is basically worn by Hollow Infantry soldiers & is not recommended in any case unless you are out of everything else.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Hollow Infantry Helm – Repair Cost = 115
  • Hollow Infantry Armor – Repair Cost = 440
  • Hollow Infantry Gloves – Repair Cost = 115
  • Hollow Infantry Boots – Repair Cost = 212

Infantry Set
This armor is obtained from Forest of Fallen Giants & Maughlin the Armorer. It can be reinforced using Titanite.

This lightweight armor is far better than Hollow Infantry Set & can be used in various situations.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Infantry Helm – Repair Cost = 143
  • Infantry Armor – Repair Cost = 550
  • Infantry Gloves – Repair Cost = 143
  • Infantry Boots – Repair Cost = 264

White Priest Set
This armor is acquired from Cromwell the Pardoner & can be reinforced using Titanite.

This was worn by Drangleic Clerics & its Headpiece is said to increase Faith by +1.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • White Priest Headpiece – Repair Cost = 112
  • White Priest Robe – Repair Cost = 430
  • White Priest Gloves – Repair Cost = 112
  • White Priest Skirt – Repair Cost = 207

Priestess Set
This armor is designed for female soldiers & is almost identical to White Priest Set. It can be obtained from Dark Priestess, Merciless Roenna, & Peculiar Kindular.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Priestess Headpiece – Repair Cost = 112
  • Priestess Robes – Repair Cost = 430
  • Priestess Gloves – Repair Cost = 112
  • Priestess Skirt – Repair Cost = 207

Rogue Set
This armor is acquired from Rogue & can be reinforced by Titanite.

This armor will protect you from most of the weapon attacks by a considerable amount. The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Rogue Hood – Repair Cost = 154
  • Rogue Armor – Repair Cost = 590
  • Rogue Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 154
  • Rogue Leggings – Repair Cost = 284

Bandit Set
This armor can be acquired from Magerold of Lanafir & reinforced by Titanite.

This armor is worn by wandering bandits of Drangleic who need to be agile to make a run for their life & explore different areas.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Spiked Bandit Helm – Repair Cost = 164
  • Bandit Armor – Repair Cost = 630
  • Bandit Gauntlets – Repair Cost = 164
  • Bandit Boots – Repair Cost = 303

Varangian Set
This armor can be equipped from Varangian Sailor & can be reinforced using Titanite.

This armor provides decent protection against weapon damage & magic damage; especially the Varangian Helm.

The repair costs of this armor are:

  • Varangian Helm – Repair Cost = 164
  • Varangian Armor – Repair Cost = 630
  • Varangian Cuffs – Repair Cost = 164
  • Varangian Leggings – Repair Cost = 303
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    • DstrctvInjctn

      I don.t know if anyone has mentioned this but the aurous armor set is recieved from mauglin the armour after you upgrade his shop buy spending 20k souls there I believe. After its upgraded talk to him with zero souls and he will give it to you

    • Spence

      It’d be nice if there were pictures. I really don’t care about stats as much as looks, while I understand stats are important. I just want an armor look that fits my style.

      • rattlesnake_906

        With a small team, this is the best we could do in a given time.

    • Nameless Usurper

      Where in the flying FU*K is the Painting Protector?

    • redskins59rocs .

      Anyone know where, if possible, to get that white mask from trailers. It looks badass, would really like to get it

    • segmentnext

      Armors sets can be bought from these merchants. Why you aren’t seeing them selling those items yet is because you haven’t upgraded their inventory by spending X number of souls on their merchandise. We explained that in as much detail as possible including where to find these merchants in our Merchants Locations Guide which is linked at the start of this guide.

      This is as much as we can do.

    • ZzZ85

      The title says armor locations, but it contains all info except location!

      • segmentnext

        You can purchase pretty much all the items from these merchants and for merchants locations, we have linked ‘Merchants Locations Guide’ which asked for separate article.

        In that guide, we have not only explained where you can find these merchants but also how you can upgrade their inventory and make these items available to you.

        • ZzZ85

          Thanks for stating the not obvious, ill have a look:)