Mask of the Father
Mask of the Father
Def atk phy 6.0 Def sorc mag 10.0
Def atk strike 6.0 Def sorc fire 6.0
Def atk slash 6.0 Def sorc lght 8.0
Def atk thrust 6.0
Def res poise Def res bleed Def res poi Def res cur
0.0 6.0 0.0 0.0
Weight 1.2
Durability 200
Type Head Armor

The Mask of the Father is a unique head armor piece in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

One of the three masks of the Pinwheel, the necromancer who stole the power of the Gravelord, and reigns over the Catacombs.
This mask, belonging to the valiant father, slightly raises equipment load.



The Mask of the Father increases maximum equipment burden by 5% (15% pre-patch 1.06). On the other hand, it offers negligible defense and cannot be upgraded.

The Mask of the Father's burden increase ability stacks with those of other items: Havel's Ring (+50% equip burden) and the Ring of Favor and Protection (+20% equip burden). The effects compound with each other, rather than simple addition. This can make for a very potent armor combination, whilst moving at a rapid rate even with heavy weapons. This is often employed as a strategy for characters with high Endurance to achieve immense Poise while still moving quickly.


Cannot be reinforced.

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