Edit: Looking it over, Velstad's set seems to be a straight up better set than Vengarl's. However I was just looking for better armour in general so I could stand a better chance at trying to 100% the game as I have to make my way through a couple more times. In that case I couldn't help you sorry =[. Typically, the Artorias set is among the best armors in Dark Soul. For other uses, see Medium Armor Sets. Alonne set is good against OIK and Helter Smelter because of its very high fire resistance. The cherry on top is its lion design-- to let players know you're no quitter and you took the harder path. If you are really looking to min max the best is usually going to be a mix of super tough heavy armor (giants/havels/black iron etc) + whatever light armor has the most poise up to your roll threshold. My defense is a little over 400 with mid roll. Main article: Shields Medium Shields, also known as Standard Shields, are a type of shield in Dark Souls. ._2a172ppKObqWfRHr8eWBKV{-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0;margin-right:8px}._39-woRduNuowN7G4JTW4I8{border-top:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-lineColor);margin-top:12px;padding-top:12px}._3AOoBdXa2QKVKqIEmG7Vkb{font-size:12px;font-weight:400;line-height:16px;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);border-radius:4px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;margin-top:12px}.vzEDg-tM8ZDpEfJnbaJuU{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);height:14px;width:14px}.r51dfG6q3N-4exmkjHQg_{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between}._2ygXHcy_x6RG74BMk0UKkN{margin-left:8px}._2BnLYNBALzjH6p_ollJ-RF{display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin-left:auto}._1-25VxiIsZFVU88qFh-T8p{padding:0}._3BmRwhm18nr4GmDhkoSgtb{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText);-ms-flex:0 0 auto;flex:0 0 auto;line-height:16px} Going all Vengarl except for Drangleic Gauntlets gives you a very good weight to defense ratio. Medium Armor (Burden: 18.6 to 36.9) Iron Set. By being naked, you'll have faster stamina regen and roll further distances - Hes really one of those bosses where your aim is to avoid all his attacks rather than tanking hits. Cleric is quite a bit lighter and offers very similar defenses. Last edited by Washing Machine; May 26, 2017 @ 2:18pm #4. But yeah, none are actually the "best" it all just depends what you want/need or want to look like, for the most part. User Info: XioDrago. But 8000 is a bit steep. Hi, Im looking for the best medium armor suit. The steel set seems good too, but looks too buffy to me. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{font-size:14px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:32px;text-transform:uppercase;display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%} Dark Souls as a series features a ton of interesting weapons and armor sets to collect. Havel's seems to have the best defenses overall, but I'm wondering about overall resistances and weight/defense ratio. Ornstien's armor is great, but you have to have killed him last to buy it from domhall. What kind of build are you using? Dark Set. I also really like the Veldstat and Throne Watcher/Defender sets for good def:wgt. .LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH{fill:var(--newRedditTheme-actionIcon);height:18px;width:18px}.LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH rect{stroke:var(--newRedditTheme-metaText)}._3J2-xIxxxP9ISzeLWCOUVc{height:18px}.FyLpt0kIWG1bTDWZ8HIL1{margin-top:4px}._2ntJEAiwKXBGvxrJiqxx_2,._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{height:24px;vertical-align:middle;width:24px}._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-inline-flexbox;display:inline-flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center} Dark Souls: Armor combos optimizer v2 Source data can be found here: darksouls-armor-stats-0.csv , darksouls-armor-stats-10.csv . Trying to get it all to at least 9. Despite being popular in Dark Souls, this armor does not match up the stats of other sets. the best light armor pieces are the dingy robe (best magic & lightning def in the game) + blood stained skirt (from the dingy set), and the tattered cloth hood + tattered cloth manchette (from the pyro starting gear). The short answer to this question is that there is no" best" armor. Medium Armor Sets may refer to the following: Medium Armor Sets (Dark Souls) Medium Armor Sets (Dark Souls II) Medium Armor Sets (Dark Souls III) It's one of the best medium armor sets in the game due to its excellent physical and elemental resistances. Chest Armor are a type of Armor in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered that protects the player's chest. 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I recently completed Dark Souls Remastered 100% by earning the "the dark soul" achievement. Honestly I'm going for a good looks to effectiveness ratio, but moreso effectiveness. SenSx 8 years ago #1. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/ReredditLink.f7b66a91705891e84a09.css.map*/Alonne set/Alonne Captain set (captains have different chest/head gear, gloves and legs are the same as normal knights), Saint's set (kill licia/talk to her if you have 30 faith or more), agdayne's (talk to him after getting the king's ring), Llewelyn (horse dudes before mirror knight). ... Alva's is probably the best bet. Medium armor kind of sucks unless youre just trying to look cool. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/IdCard.8fe90067a922ef36d4b6.css.map*/._2ppRhKEnnVueVHY_G-Ursy{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:22px 0 0;min-height:200px;overflow:hidden;position:relative}._2KLA5wMaJBHg0K2z1q0ci_{margin:0 -7px -8px}._1zdLtEEpuWI_Pnujn1lMF2{bottom:0;position:absolute;right:52px}._3s18OZ_KPHs2Ei416c7Q1l{margin:0 0 22px;position:relative}.LJjFa8EhquYX8xsTnb9n-{filter:grayscale(40%);position:absolute;top:11px}._2Zjw1QfT_iMHH7rfaGsfBs{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;background:linear-gradient(180deg,rgba(0,121,211,.24),rgba(0,121,211,.12));border-radius:50%;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;height:25px;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;margin:0 auto;width:25px}._2gaJVJ6_j7vwKV945EABN9{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);border-radius:50%;height:15px;width:15px;z-index:1} In turn, it is heavier than Light Armor but lighter than Heavy Armor. There is only better armor, but whether or not a piece of armor is better than another is dependent upon the enemies you will be facing. The Llewellyn Set and Kings Set are both excellent defense for their weight brackets. Dark Souls; Best medium armor? Also, Fashion is paramount, second only to poise. Guess I could farm those goopy guys around the statue in the painted world. .ehsOqYO6dxn_Pf9Dzwu37{margin-top:0;overflow:visible}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu{height:24px}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu{border-radius:2px}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu:focus,._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu:hover{background-color:var(--newRedditTheme-navIconFaded10);outline:none}._38GxRFSqSC-Z2VLi5Xzkjy{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._2DO72U0b_6CUw3msKGrnnT{border-top:none;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);cursor:pointer;padding:8px 16px 8px 8px;text-transform:none}._2DO72U0b_6CUw3msKGrnnT:hover{background-color:#0079d3;border:none;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-body)} Most Chest Armor can be upgraded, and you can visit the Maximum upgraded versions page for further information. I need one for my dex build with dark wood ring I looked at the wiki, and found this so far: - Head: Mask of the mother - Torso: Dingy robe - arms: Wanderer manchette - Legs: Blood stained Skirt Rings: - Dark Wood ring - Ring of favor and protection I am not sure anymore for the mask of the mother, since it has been nerfed with the alst patch. As for "best medium armor" in general, Mad Warrior set. The rest of the sets are somewhere inbetween, the only thing worth knowing that Ornstein's/Gough's/Brass/Black Knight's are somewhat bad for their weight. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. The Dark Set makes your character resemble a supervillain while donning a skeleton costume? Dark Souls' Best Heavy Armor Sets Ignoring the fact that there are different types of physical damage, the heavy armor set with the highest base physical defense is the Giant Armor Set according to the Fextralife wiki. Silver Knight Set. User Info: Alethir. Also, I'm not sure if weight has an impact on stamina regen. Just buy it from the giant blacksmith. Then there are the Iron(Solaire's) and Eastern sets which are on the very light end of light armour and offer correspondingly less protection. I'm pretty sure someone write a script that gave you the highest defence armour combo possible for your weight limit. http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls includes an armor optimizer, try that out. DARK SOULS™ III. Believe it or not, the best way to fight the Old Iron King is naked. Collated from various sources on the net, most of it compared and corrected against my own game (North America version.) ._2cHgYGbfV9EZMSThqLt2tx{margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{width:75%;height:24px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-,._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{background:var(--newCommunityTheme-field);background-size:200%;margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-{width:100%;height:46px} Armor matters a lot unless you are spending your fights in RTSR range easily dodging every attack(which happens either because you are fighting an easy boss or you have 9999 hours in the game). Right now I'm using the Faraam set but I was wondering is there any armour sets around the same weight but with better stats? Here are some of the best sets of Heavy, Medium, and Light armor in Dark Souls' universe. medium armor is from 15 and to 29,9. 3. level 1. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The idea of Fashion Souls, is to create a truly unique looking character. and yeah, they are worth upgrading. 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Twinkling titanite is the easiest kind of titanite to get. Medium shields usually have better stability and damage reduction than small shields, but at the price of increased weight, while still maintaining lower weight than greatshields. For medium armor you are looking at weight and protective value whenever you are not trying to hit a Poise breakpoint(which you should only ever do for PvP). Channeler Set. Turns out having my shield equipped was slowing me down. Can't speak from experience though. light armor doesn't have poise. This equipment plays a vital role in keeping your character alive as you battle your way through the various bosses and enemies. I did read the Knight armor is better than Elite Knight, but I saw the base damage was higher for Elite so I decided to upgrade it. It is a “jack of all trades” set that defends you a decent amount in almost every category. It seems every armor in the game can be upgraded, so there's no good base armors. A community dedicated to Dark Souls 2, game released for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One. Not the lightest, but just enough to keep you below 60 or 50 percent equipment load. Thorns Set. I just got it yesterday and was messing around with it. Attacks in Dark Souls can damage a character in may different ways - physically, through lightning damage, through fire damage, etc. Executioners armor has good elemental defenses and you look bad ass as well =], *edit, well I guess I had a brain fart you said same weight. Graevyard 4 years ago #1. This is the one fight I always get naked for. For other uses, see Medium Armor Sets. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Ornstein's Set. You can get flash sweat from rosabeth. There are 2 reasons to wear armor in Dark Souls 2. I've been wearing the same stuff almost all game and I can't find anything that's much better than Fallen Knight or brass that doesn't get too heavy. As for "best medium armor" in general, Mad Warrior set. The Throne Defender Head and Chest pieces also seem to be viable upgrades from Faraam. Good luck getting the whole thing though. Main article: Armor (Dark Souls) For categorization purposes on this wiki, Medium Armor Sets are armor sets in Dark Souls that have a total weight between 20 and 39.9. X3 ._12xlue8dQ1odPw1J81FIGQ{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle} Main article: Armor (Dark Souls III) Armor is a type of equipment in Dark Souls III. Heavy armor is from 30 to 50. ._1x9diBHPBP-hL1JiwUwJ5J{font-size:14px;font-weight:500;line-height:18px;color:#ff585b;padding-left:3px;padding-right:24px}._2B0OHMLKb9TXNdd9g5Ere-,._1xKxnscCn2PjBiXhorZef4{height:16px;padding-right:4px;vertical-align:top}._1LLqoNXrOsaIkMtOuTBmO5{height:20px;padding-right:8px;vertical-align:bottom}.QB2Yrr8uihZVRhvwrKuMS{height:18px;padding-right:8px;vertical-align:top}._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0{font-size:14px;font-weight:500;line-height:18px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._1LLqoNXrOsaIkMtOuTBmO5,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._2B0OHMLKb9TXNdd9g5Ere-,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._1xKxnscCn2PjBiXhorZef4,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 .QB2Yrr8uihZVRhvwrKuMS{fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)} I really enjoy the Silver Knight set too, but I'm having trouble locating enough twinkling titanite. I'm currently rocking the Elite Knight set which I thought was the best but I've been reading it got nerfed and can't seem to find a general consensus on what is now the best. Here is a list of the best armor in Dark Souls 3 for those who wish to look good when they die many times.. BY: Daniel Hernandez On your quest to link the fire or whatever the story is supposed to be, the player quickly discovers that the world of Dark Souls 3 is a treacherous one. Alethir 8 years ago #1. I'll check it back out and see if I can mix and match and come up with something. Eastern Set. For Dark Souls II on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "What's the best medium armor in the game? Crystalline Set. the lord's blade set is medium weight gear. Medium Armor - Dark Souls. ._3-SW6hQX6gXK9G4FM74obr{display:inline-block;vertical-align:text-bottom;width:16px;height:16px;font-size:16px;line-height:16px} The Alonne Captains is at number 10 of the Heaviest armor set. Steel is the heaviest and the most protective. Which camp you fall into might depend on your character, intended build or even whether the action will be mostly PVE or PVP. XioDrago 4 years ago #2. In my opinion, nothing beats mobility when you're dodging his slams. Paladin would be like an even lighter version of Cleric, but it has very heavy gauntlets, which one should swap out for something else. All Discussions ... What are the top tier medium armor sets? The stuff from the skeleton lords is a nice way to get some good magic resist at low weight, even if the physical defense is meh. Don't remember who though sorry, I'm sure a bit googling will find it. Right after the Drakekeeper set, with 37,2 weight. ._3bX7W3J0lU78fp7cayvNxx{max-width:208px;text-align:center} Alonne Knigth/Captain is not medium armor. Also, Fashion is paramount, second only to poise article: armor combos optimizer v2 Source data be... 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