Dark Souls Wiki
Dark Souls Wiki

For the Dark Souls II variant, see Alva Set.

The Alva Set is a medium armor set in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Protection of Alva, seeker of the spurned. This steel body armor was trimmed to reduce weight.
To this day, troubadours sing of tales of the wandering knight Alva and his travels, and of his involvement with the saint and the witch. Needless to say, the songs traditionally end in tragedy.


The entire set is found on a corpse near Karla's cell in Irithyll Dungeon, on the lowest level guarded by numerous Jailers. The set will only appear once Alva, Seeker of the Spurned has been defeated in the area between the Distant Manor and Irithyll Dungeon bonfires.


The Alva Set is a fairly well-rounded armor set which offers more Poise and higher status resistances relative to its weight than most other medium sets, although its physical and elemental absorption are average for its weight, if not slightly weaker.

It is similar in defense spread compared to the Elite Knight Set. While it has slightly weaker physical defenses, it offers better Lightning and Dark defenses, and has a marginal advantage in staving off Bleed buildup. It also boasts a higher poise-to-weight ratio, making it more useful for builds utilizing Hyper Armor weapons.

Set pieces[]

Armor Piece Physical Absorption Elemental Absorption Resistances Weight Poise
Physical Absorption Strike Absorption Slash Absorption Thrust Absorption Magic Absorption Fire Absorption Lightning Absorption Dark Absorption Poison Resist Bleed Resist Frost Resist Curse Resist Weight Poise
Alva Helm (DSIII)
Alva Helm
4.4 3.6 4.4 4.0 3.4 4.0 3.4 3.8 28 18 19 12 4.2 3.7
Alva Armor (DSIII)
Alva Armor
12.4 10.2 12.4 11.4 9.5 11.4 9.5 10.9 59 35 37 21 9.0 11.0
Alva Gauntlets (DSIII)
Alva Gauntlets
3.1 2.5 3.1 2.8 2.3 2.8 2.3 2.7 22 14 15 10 3.3 2.5
Alva Leggings (DSIII)
Alva Leggings
7.1 5.8 7.1 6.5 5.4 6.5 5.4 6.2 36 21 22 12 5.5 6.7
24.612 20.492 24.612 22.699 19.200 22.699 19.200 21.771 145 88 93 55 22.0 22.03