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Royal Soldier Set
Royal Soldier Set
Physical Defense 197 Poise 36
Strike Defense 187 Poison Resist 53
Slash Defense 206 Bleed Resist 59
Thrust Defense 201 Petrify Resist 0
Magic Defense 61 Curse Resist 0
Fire Defense 62
Lightning Defense 43 Durability 280
Dark Defense 61 Weight 23.1
Type Medium Armor Set

The Royal Soldier Set is a medium armor set in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Royal Drangleic soldier armour.
Equipment crafted by the loyal blacksmith. Finely polished and ready for battle.


The set is available for purchase from Maughlin the Armorer for 8,400 souls after spending 1,000 souls at his shop.


The Royal Soldier set provides a standard balance of defenses for its weight. The ease of obtaining the set makes it a solid choice for players that want some poise, as it can serve as a stepping stone until heavier or more powerful armor becomes available.

Compared to the Elite Knight set, which is also sold by Maughlin after his first stock upgrade, the Royal Soldier set is considerably lighter and cheaper, while providing more poise. However, it is less effective against status and elemental damage, and although it provides better physical defenses relative to its weight, it still has noticeably lower total physical defenses.

Set pieces[]


  • This set is a non-decayed version of the Hollow Soldier Set.
  • This set is worn by the Royal Soldiers in the Giant memories.
  • This set and its decayed version are both similar in appearance to the Paladin Set donned by Paladin Leeroy. The most obvious resemblances are that of the iconic helmet and the shoulder guards.
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