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Elite Knight Set
Physical Defense 238 Poise 34
Strike Defense 231 Poison Resist 55
Slash Defense 261 Bleed Resist 78
Thrust Defense 238 Petrify Resist 0
Magic Defense 66 Curse Resist 0
Fire Defense 73
Lightning Defense 49 Durability 340
Dark Defense 66 Weight 26.8
Type Medium Armor Set
For the Dark Souls variant, see Elite Knight Set.
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 II.


Purchased from Maughlin the Armorer in Majula for 11,600 souls after spending 1,000 souls at his shop.

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The Elite Knight Set is a very well-balanced medium armor set, boasting great physical and elemental defenses, as well as decent bleed and poison resistances, and some appreciable, but rather unremarkable, Poise. While the set does boast a great defense/weight ratio, some heavier medium armor sets still outperform it significantly, namely the Throne Watcher Set and the Drakeblood Set, though the latter is only obtainable via a DLC.

Being considerably easier to acquire in Scholar of the First Sin, the Aurous' Set is a much better alternative, as it outperforms the Elite Knight set in every possible way (except for the durability but with only 20 points of difference).

However, many new players may be warded off by this set at first, as the high weight, coupled with a low vitality stat, is quite an ill combination.


Medium Armor Sets
Alonne Captain SetAlonne's SetAlva SetArchdrake SetAurous' SetBandit SetBell Keeper SetBenhart's SetCreighton's SetDark SetDrakeblood SetElite Knight SetExecutioner SetFalconer SetForlorn SetGyrm SetHard Leather SetHeide Knight SetHollow Infantry SetHollow Soldier SetInfantry SetInsolent SetKing's SetKnight SetPate's SetPenal SetRoyal Soldier SetRoyal Swordsman SetRuin SetTargray's SetThrone Watcher SetTraveling Merchant SetXanthous Set