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Helm of the Wise
Helm of the Wise
Regular Defense 18.0 Magic Defense 12.0
Strike Defense 17.1 Fire Defense 13.0
Slash Defense 20.7 Lightning Defense 10.0
Thrust Defense 18.0
Poise Bleed Poison Curse
8.0 11.0 7.0 18.0
Weight 5.1
Durability 500
Type Head Armor

The Helm of the Wise is a head armor piece in Dark Souls. It is part of the Adventurer's Set.

In-Game Description

A strange helm from the ancient land of Zena, birthplace of the curious dealer Domhnall.
The two horns are believed to symbolize wisdom.


Sold by Domhnall of Zena for 12,000 souls.


Although the Helm of the Wise offers below-average physical and elemental protection, it offers decent Poise, Bleed and Poison resistance. It also features good Curse protection.

The design of the helmet is based upon the real-life "Horned Helmet" of Henry VIII, which is part of the Royal Armouries' Collection.


Cannot be reinforced.