Black Iron Set

Black iron set equipx

icon prot phy 271.3 icon res poise 79
icon prot strike 257.7 icon res bleed 139.6
icon prot slash 311.9 icon res poison 80
icon prot thrust 271.3 icon res curse 43.2
icon prot magi 116.4 icon other dura 600
icon prot fire 201.5 icon other weig 40
icon prot lightn 85.4    

Black Iron Set is an Armor Set in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.

 

Black Iron Set Information

Armor set of Black Iron Tarkus, a knight known for his great strength.
Built of a special black iron and providing strong defense, notably against fire, but so terribly heavy to be unwieldy to all but Tarkus himself.

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Notes

  • Black Iron Set can be upgraded by using Twinkling Titanite.
  • One of the highest physical defense armor sets in the game. Only slightly worse than Giant's in that regard, but weighs slightly less and has (higher) Curse resistance.
  • This set has the highest Fire resistance of any armor set in the game (at +5 and as a full set). 
  • Each armor piece of this set reduces Stamina recovery by 1 per second (chest by 2) for a total of 5 for the full set.
  • It is believed that Iron Knight Tarkus was the hero who broke the window near Ariamis painting, allowing himself and others to progress deeper into Anor Londo.

 

Black Iron Set Table

First row = Regular. Second row = +5 Upgrade

 Name & Icon icon other dura icon other weig icon prot phy icon prot strike icon prot slash icon prot thrust icon prot magi icon prot fire icon prot lightn icon res poise icon res bleed icon res poison icon res curse
black iron helm
Black Iron Helm
600 6.0 27 26 31 27 11 19 8 12 15 10 5
41.9 39.8 48.1 41.9 17.1 29.5 12.4 12 21.6 12.7 6.3
black iron armor
Black Iron Armor
600 15.6 68 65 78 68 30 51 21 31 43 25 13
105.4 100.1 121.2 105.4 46.5 79 32.6 31 54.6 31.7 16.5
black iron gauntlets
Black Iron Gauntlets
600 9.2 40 38 46 40 17 30 13 18 25 14 8
62 58.9 71.3 62 26.4 46.5 20.2 18 31.7 17.8 10.2
black iron leggings
Black Iron Leggings
600 9.2 40 38 46 40 17 30 13 18 25 14 8
62 58.9 71.3 62 26.4 46.5 20.2 18 31.7 17.8 10.2
Total 600 40.0 175 167 201 175 75 130 55 79 110 61 34
Total +5 271.3 257.7.9 311.9 271.3 116.4 201.5 85.4 79 139.6 80 43.2

 

Armor Set
Adventurer's Set  ♦  Antiquated Set  ♦  Balder Set  ♦  Bandit Set  ♦  Big Hat's Set  ♦  Black Knight Set  ♦  Black Set  ♦  Black Sorcerer Set  ♦  Brass Set  ♦  Catarina Set  ♦  Chain Set  ♦  Channeler Set  ♦  Chester's Set  ♦  Cleric Set  ♦  Crimson Set  ♦  Crystalline Set  ♦  Dark Set  ♦  Dingy Set  ♦  Eastern Set  ♦  Elite Knight Set  ♦  Favor Set  ♦  Giant Armor Set  ♦  Gold-Hemmed Black Set  ♦  Gough's Set  ♦  Great Lord Armor  ♦  Guardian Set  ♦  Gwyndolin Moonlight Set  ♦  Havel's Set  ♦  Hollow Soldier Set  ♦  Hollow Thief Set  ♦  Hollow Warrior Set  ♦  Holy Set  ♦  Hunter Set  ♦  Iron Golem Set  ♦  Iron Set  ♦  Knight Set  ♦  Lord's Blade Set  ♦  Maiden Set  ♦  Ornstein's Set  ♦  Painting Guardian Set  ♦  Paladin Set  ♦  Pyromancer Set  ♦  Shadow Set  ♦  Silver Knight Set  ♦  Smough's Set  ♦  Sorcerer Set  ♦  Steel Set  ♦  Stone Knight Set  ♦  Thorns Set  ♦  Wanderer Set  ♦  Warrior Set  ♦  Witch Set  ♦  Xanthous Set

 




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    • Anonymous

      iron tarkas set ds1 i used this armor set in my pyro mancer tarkas build!
      tarkas armor max upgrad has highest fire def in game even over black knight set!
      pyromancy flame flash sweat & iron body both increase armors already high def
      add dragon king great sword you are basically unstoppable to anything but magic!
      magic is this builds only weakness

      • Anonymous

        One of my favorite armor sets in the game. Excellent stats overall, even though you likely have to sacrifice a ring slot to increase your equip load if you don't have the necessary endurance for it. The whole set weighs 40 units, if you're planning on another 10 weight for your weapons (enough for Zweihander or Claymore+Medium Shield) you need 60 END to get below the weight limit for medium rolls. This is obviously way too much to spend on a stat that doesn't increase your damage in any way, so using Havel's ring and/or FaP ring is pretty much mandatory if you want to equip this armor set.

        • Anonymous

          50 Vit, 40 End, 10 Att, 50 str, until 125 into dex. Full Set + Greatsword + Black Iron Shield + Balder Side Sword as backup, cloranthy ring, fap Ring, pyromancy Flame+ Iron flesh.

          Apply Nanomachines, tank through casuals and bonk their heads in. No need to roll like a virgin, 79 poise is all you need. Bss for better speed If necessary.

          • Anonymous

            How much resistance would it take to do normal rolls with a full set plus Great Sword and black iron shield?

            • Anonymous

              Ok, I did the soul dupe thing to figure this out, you would need around 80 or so End. to midroll without havel's ring on.

              • Anonymous

                How much end. is needed to midroll full set without havel's ring but with the ring of favor and protection?

                • Anonymous

                  i really like using this armor with mask of the child as its one of the few armor sets where the mask doesnt look too bad.

                  • Anonymous

                    i used this on my first ever character (black iron +5 GCS and dragontooth with a few sorceries and tin catalyst) and it will always hold a special place in my heart as my favorite heavy armor both aesthetically and defense wise

                    • Anonymous

                      this is like the black knight and silver knight set difference, but iron and black iron set (solaire and Tarkus's armor sets)

                      • Anonymous

                        40 endurence w this set gargoil helm fire claymore plus 10 amd grass crest rofp dont even need haveps ring. much fun

                        • Anonymous

                          I had 36 END and wore this set to medium success with havel's ring and the ring of FaP. My only weapon was a plus 10 Zweihander and the dark hand as a shield. I took down the sanctuary guardian and ORNSTEIN and SMOUGH second time on my first playthrough

                          • Anonymous

                            Real quick. With ring of FaP and Havels ring you need 36 end to midroll with this set, black iron greatshield and greatsword for all you tarkus fans out there.

                            • Anonymous

                              This set except the Crimson robe for the chest plus Black Knight Shield and Greatsword of Artorias (cursed) makes for good Fashion Souls.

                              • Anonymous

                                Did a pyro katana build with this armor (gold hemmed hood as helm) has to use ring of favor and Havel ring, but fashion souls.

                                • 1/24/19. For some reason the picture for Black Iron Leggings seems to be Shadow Leggings on this page. Anyways at +5 Black Iron Set offers 2nd highest Physical resist in game with 1st in Fire resist. Also offers some Curse resist.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I'm so glad that armour actually works well in DS1 and the remaster. where as DS3 armour will maybe take 20 percent dmg away.


                                    a good way to show yourself that this is true is to put on Ingward's sets then get caught in man eater crabs chew on you move. Then where something like Havel's set and get chewed on to see the difference.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Great armor overall nice resistances and it takes twinkling titanite to max it. Only drawback for me is that i have to sacrifice a ring slot for havels ring.

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