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Havel's Set
HAVEL
Stats
Physical Defense 731 Poise 132
Strike Defense 631 Poison Resist 30
Slash Defense 831 Bleed Resist 173
Thrust Defense 731 Petrify Resist 73
Magic Defense 99 Curse Resist 73
Fire Defense 107
Lightning Defense 88 Durability 1020
Dark Defense 99 Weight 50
Type Heavy Armor Set
For the Dark Souls variant, see Havel's Set.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Havel's Set (Dark Souls III).

Havel's Set is a heavy armor set in Dark Souls II.

Availability[]

Obtained in The Gutter, behind a locked door near the first bonfire. There are two stages to acquiring this set.

  1. The Forgotten Key must be obtained first. It is dropped after killing the Elite Giants in Black Gulch. The giants are hidden in an underground cave that can be accessed by traveling to the first bonfire in Black Gulch, Black Gulch Mouth. From here, pass the two large worms that emerge from the wall. Right after the second worm, walk over to the edge of the cliff on the right to see a platform below. Drop down, and then look for another platform below that. Finally, drop down again and traverse through the winding tunnel to reach the hidden cave containing the giants.
  2. Once the key has been obtained, travel to the first bonfire in The Gutter, named Upper Gutter. Head across the bridge and drop down the hole in the roof. Kill the enemy and look for the clay pots blocking a hole in the wall. Smash the pots and jump across to the roof of the adjacent building. Two enemies, one is holding a torch, can be found here. Head up the nearby ladder which leads to a locked door against the cave wall. Open the door to see dozens of poison statues in the chamber. Smash through them and finally smash the clay pot at the back to find a corpse holding Havel's set and his greatshield.


Characteristics[]

It has some of the highest defensive stats and Poise in the game, boasting great physical, elemental, and auxiliary resistances (specifically its bleed resistance), save for poison; only the helm is bested by the Smelter Demon Helm and its poise is outclassed by the Gyrm Warrior Greathelm. For this reason, this is one of the most broadly-used heavy armor sets in the game, and players typically don a piece of this set, as every piece of the set has great defenses, even when matched with lighter, less-resistant armor.

One thing to keep in mind with such heavy armor is that unless players possess extremely high Vitality builds, wearing the full set will most definitely cause them to "fat roll" due to surpassing the 70% equip load capacity. As such, it is encouraged that the Royal Soldier's Ring and the Third Dragon Ring are used simultaneously. The player may also choose to ignore rolling entirely but beware the risks it might bring, as some attacks of certain bosses or enemies are often unblockable, not to mention that the fact that in PvP, rolling becomes an essential to most successful players.

Notes[]

  • The set is one of the most well balanced heavy sets in the game, however, it lacks sufficient poison resistance compared to its other status resistances.

Set pieces[]

Stats[]

Armor Piece Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances Poise/Weight
Physical Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Dark Defense Poison Resist Bleed Resist Petrify Resist Curse Resist Poise Weight
Havel's Helm (Dark Souls II)
110 95 125 110 15 16 13 15 5 26 11 11 19 7.5
Havel's Armor (Dark Souls II)
285 246 324 285 38 41 35 38 11 67 28 28 51 19.5
Havel's Gauntlets (Dark Souls II)
168 145 191 168 23 25 20 23 7 40 17 17 31 11.5
Havel's Leggings (Dark Souls II)
168 145 191 168 23 25 20 23 7 40 17 17 31 11.5
Total 731 631 831 731 99 107 88 99 30 173 73 73 132 50.0

Armor Piece Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances Poise/Weight
Physical Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Dark Defense Poison Resist Bleed Resist Petrify Resist Curse Resist Poise Weight
Havel's Helm (Dark Souls II)
153 132 174 153 20 22 18 20 6 36 15 15 19 7.5
Havel's Armor (Dark Souls II)
399 344 453 399 52 57 48 52 15 93 39 39 51 19.5
Havel's Gauntlets (Dark Souls II)
235 202 267 235 31 34 28 31 9 55 23 23 31 11.5
Havel's Leggings (Dark Souls II)
235 202 267 235 31 34 28 31 9 55 23 23 31 11.5
Total 1022 880 1161 1022 134 147 122 134 39 239 100 100 132 50.0

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