Elite Knight Set

Elite knight set male.png

Elite knight set female.png

Stats
Regular Defense 95.0 Magic Defense 42.0
Strike Defense 92.2 Fire Defense 45.0
Slash Defense 110.2 Lightning Defense 35.0
Thrust Defense 95.0
Resistances
Poise Bleed Poison Curse
46.0 53.0 36.0 0.0
Weight 26.8
Durability 1800
Type Medium Armor Set
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Elite Knight Set (Dark Souls II).
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Elite Knight Set (Dark Souls III).

The Elite Knight Set is a medium armor set in Dark Souls.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Found in the Darkroot Garden, down a path to right of the Gate of Artorias. It is guarded by Demonic Foliage and Stone Knights.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Attire of high-ranking knights from the realm of Astora. Worn by Undead Prince Ricard and Oscar, Knight of Astora.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The set boasts one of the highest defense/weight ratios in the game, with stats comparable to that of Havel's Set or the Stone Set when fully upgraded, while weighing nowhere near as much. On the other hand, the Elite Knight set features generally unremarkable Poise. As this set can be acquired relatively early in the game, it stands as a viable choice for low-level characters to rely on, and potentially throughout the entirety of the game with frequent upgrading. Due to its low weight compared to much heavier sets with similar defenses that are much more costly to upgrade, a high level player could be able to obtain full mobility despite the weight, resulting in much more effective combat with both defense and agility.

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Elite Knight Set's poise was nerfed in 1.04, but buffed in Patch 1.06.

Set pieces[edit | edit source]

Stats[edit | edit source]

Armor Piece Physical Defense Elemental Defense Resistances Poise Weight
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Bleed Poison Curse Poise Weight
Elite Knight Helm.png
15.0 14.6 17.4 15.0 7.0 8.0 6.0 9.0 6.0 0.0 8.0 4.5
Elite Knight Armor.png
39.0 37.8 45.2 39.0 17.0 18.0 15.0 23.0 16.0 0.0 20.0 11.7
Elite Knight Gauntlets.png
18.0 17.5 20.9 18.0 7.0 8.0 5.0 7.0 5.0 0.0 6.0 3.7
Elite Knight Leggings.png
23.0 22.3 26.7 23.0 11.0 11.0 9.0 14.0 9.0 0.0 12.0 6.9
Total 95.0 92.2 110.2 95.0 42.0 45.0 35.0 53.0 36.0 0.0 46.0 26.8

Armor Piece Physical Defense Elemental Defense Resistances Poise Weight
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Bleed Poison Curse Poise Weight
Elite Knight Helm.png
36.3 35.2 42.1 36.3 16.9 19.4 14.5 12.6 8.4 0.0 8.0 4.5
Elite Knight Armor.png
94.4 91.5 109.5 94.4 41.1 43.6 36.3 32.2 22.4 0.0 20.0 11.7
Elite Knight Gauntlets.png
43.6 42.4 50.5 43.6 16.9 19.4 12.1 9.8 7.0 0.0 6.0 3.7
Elite Knight Leggings.png
55.7 54.0 64.6 55.7 26.6 26.6 21.8 19.6 12.6 0.0 12.0 6.9
Total 230.0 223.1 266.7 230.0 101.5 109.0 84.7 74.2 50.4 0.0 46.0 26.8

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The descriptions of the set pieces say they were worn by an "elite knight of Astora", and that this knight "perished at the Undead Asylum, and went Hollow." This is referring to Oscar, Knight of Astora, who is the first NPC the player meets.
  • This is the armor that was most thoroughly used in advertisement and its helm is found on the special edition alternative cover art of the game. For these reasons, many people see this set as the "signature" armor of the game.


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