[Top 5] Dark Souls 3 Best Heavy Armor (And How To Get Them)

[Top 5] Dark Souls 3 Best Heavy Armor (And How To Get Them)

Some people prefer light armor, some medium, some prefer to run around naked like a madman, and others want armor that is guaranteed to absorb as much damage as they need, and that’s where heavy armor comes in. It is usually very heavy, with great damage absorption and elemental resistances, so you’re very safe while wearing it. This article will cover some of the best heavy armor sets in Dark Souls 3, as well as how to find them.

5. Catarina Set

 How to get the Catarina Set

A fan-favorite, the Catarina Set is worn by the legendary Siegward of Catarina. The lovable brute dons the onion armor and is a staple character in the Dark Souls series, and the armor, in general, is quite functional. It is heavy, yes, but the damage absorption and elemental resistances make it well worth it. The set is acquired either by killing Siegward or purchasing it from Unbreakable Patches in the Cathedral of the Deep.

What makes the Catarina Set great:

  • Iconic
  • Good weight-to-defense ratio
  • Good elemental resistance

Catarina Set details   

4. Millwood Knight Set

 How to get the Millwood Set

The Millwood Knights were introduced in the Ashes of Ariandel DLC, and are some of the coolest enemies in the entire series. So naturally, their armor is going to be top-notch as well, and you should do well to pick it up for astounding general defense, and looking badass. It features great Frostbite resistance and can be purchased from the Shrine Handmaid after getting the Captain’s Ashes. 

What makes the Millwood Set great:

  • Looks amazing
  • Bulky
  • Great defense
  • Great Frostbite resistance
  • Can be simply purchased

Millwood Set details

3. Iron Dragonslayer Set

 How to get the Iron Dragonslayer Set

Cosplay as the Dragonslayer Armour with this amazing heavy armor set, which features great resistances as well as high general defense. You can get the set by killing the Dragonslayer Armour near the Ringed City Streets Bonfire, which might prove to be a considerable challenge, so be prepared. Consider picking this set up if you want some awesome defense, as well as an excellent aesthetic, and slay some dragons!

What makes the Iron Dragonslayer Set great:

  • Good defense
  • Great Bleed resistance
  • Looks incredible

Iron Dragonslayer Set details

2. Havel’s Set

How to get Havel’s Set

The second-heaviest set in the game, Havel’s Set is made of pure stone, so of course, the defense it provides will be excellent. It is an iconic set that features the highest Fire resistance if all of the pieces are worn, as well as great general defense and elemental resistances. Combined with the Dragon Tooth and the greatshield, this armor set requires inhuman strength to use properly, so make sure you invest your stats accordingly.

What makes Havel’s Set great:

  • High Fire resistance
  • Cool aesthetic
  • Great elemental defense
  • High general defense

Havel’s Set details

1. Smough’s Set

How to get Smough’s Set

Executioner Smough is one of the most beloved characters in the game, largely becausethe boss battle against him and Dragonslayer Ornstein is a very difficult, but rewarding fight. They are a dynamic duo, memorable, and Smough’s Set returns to Dark Souls 3 as the heaviest armor set in the game. It has extremely high defense and damage absorption. The sheer weight of the set implies that you won’t be able to be very mobile without investing a large number of points into Vitality.

What makes Smough’s Set great:

  • Very high defense
  • Good damage absorption
  • Looks badass
  • Memorable

Smough’s Set details

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