Symbol of Avarice

symbol of avarice
icon prot phy 21 icon res poise 15
icon prot strike 10.9 icon res bleed 10
icon prot slash 21 icon res poison 0
icon prot thrust 21 icon res curse 0
icon prot magi 8 icon other dura -
icon prot fire 2 icon other weig 10.0
icon prot lightn 2    

Symbol of Avarice is a Helm in Dark Souls.

 

Symbol of Avarice Description

"Monster head resembling a treasure chest. Once an ancient god, it is said this is the symbol of shame imposed on a long lost clan, exiled for the sin of avarice. Wearing this slightly raises soul absorption and item discovery, but also affects its wearer with the curse of the branded."

 

 

How to Get / Where to Find Symbol of Avarice

 

 

Notes

  • Symbol of Avarice cannot be upgraded.
  • Mimics do not respawn, but this item can still be farmed by repeatedly waking the mimic up with a low damage attack like a punch and using Lloyd's Talisman to put it back to sleep and produce an item.
  • Increases Item Discovery by 200. Does not stack with Covetous Gold Serpent Ring, but stacks with Humanity.
  • Increases Souls received by 20%. Stacks multiplicatively with Covetous Silver Serpent Ring for a combined bonus of 44%.
  • Depletes 5 HP per second. This effect persists even while resting at a bonfire.
  • Reduces Stamina regeneration by 1 per second.

 

Helms
Balder Helm  ♦  Big Hat  ♦  Black Iron Helm  ♦  Black Knight Helm  ♦  Black Sorcerer Hat  ♦  Bloated Head  ♦  Bloated Sorcerer Head  ♦  Brass Helm  ♦  Brigand Hood  ♦  Catarina Helm  ♦  Chain Helm  ♦  Cleric Helm  ♦  Crown of Dusk  ♦  Crown of the Dark Sun  ♦  Crown of the Great Lord  ♦  Crystalline Helm  ♦  Dark Mask  ♦  Dingy Hood  ♦  Elite Knight Helm  ♦  Fang Boar Helm  ♦  Gargoyle Helm  ♦  Giant Helm  ♦  Gold-Hemmed Black Hood  ♦  Golem Helm  ♦  Gough's Helm  ♦  Guardian Helm  ♦  Havel's Helm  ♦  Helm of Artorias  ♦  Helm of Favor  ♦  Helm of the wise  ♦  Helm of Thorns  ♦  Hollow Soldier Helm  ♦  Hollow Thief's Hood  ♦  Hollow Warrior Helm  ♦  Iron Helm  ♦  Knight Helm  ♦  Lord's Blade Robe  ♦  Maiden Hood  ♦  Mask of the Child  ♦  Mask of the Father  ♦  Mask of the Mother  ♦  Mask of the Sealer  ♦  Mask of Velka  ♦  Ornstein's Helm  ♦  Painting Guardian Hood  ♦  Paladin Helm  ♦  Pharis's Hat  ♦  Porcelain Mask  ♦  Priest's Hat  ♦  Royal Helm  ♦  Sack  ♦  Shadow Mask  ♦  Silver Knight Helm  ♦  Six-Eyed Helm of the Channelers  ♦  Smough's Helm  ♦  Snickering Top Hat  ♦  Sorcerer Hat  ♦  Standard Helm  ♦  Steel Helm  ♦  Stone Helm  ♦  Sunlight Maggot  ♦  Tattered Cloth Hood  ♦  Thief Mask  ♦  Wanderer Hood  ♦  Witch Hat  ♦  Xanthous Crown



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    • Anonymous

      this randomly appeared in oolacile township in the middle of the circular area at the end of the narrow wooden plank bridge

      it just showed up out of nowhere after i had been trying to farm for the oolacile catalyst for like an hour

      • Anonymous

        There's no *way* this thing has a 0.1% drop chance.
        I'd believe 10% or 1%...

        Is this a typo? Is someone thinking 10% = 1/10 = 0.1
        but then mistakenly putting the percentage sign alongside the 0.1?

        • Anonymous

          It never gets old wearing this while farming darkwraiths in Lower New Londo and watching other players shadows attack me out of being startled. Of course there's always the chance they could be fighting something in their game but a few times I was behind another players "ghost" and the turned around and immediately started attacking lol.

          • Anonymous

            Based on my experience this with 10 humanity increases the chances of getting rare drops from enemies. I did both Sen's fortress (balder swag sword) and New Londo (titanite slabs) with 10 humanity and gold serpent ring and after 20 or more runs, no luck. Got both items within the first couple runs wearing the symbol of avarice and 10 humanity.

            • Anonymous

              Mimics in dlcs count. I just went back to double check in every mimic location and symbol of avarice still isnt spawning in archives

              • Anonymous

                why does the wiki not list how this thing slows you down significantly? sprinting speed is drastically reduced with this and the time to accelerate increases a huge amount.

                • Anonymous

                  I got this 3 times in a row at the Archives mimic, on seperat playthroughs. Is that luck or is it guaranteed?

                  • Anonymous

                    Came to read up on this item after picking it up naturally, only to read that this is a 1/1000 chance. Time to play the lotto.

                    • Anonymous

                      I was wearing Chester custom and open the chest and i find the Enchanted Falchion not the chest hat why? Is it relative to the Chester custom? OR IT IS A DAMM BUG? This is not my first newgame

                      • Anonymous

                        With lloyd talismans and a few precise throws, I got it in 2 mins. Tested without lloyds and it was a nightmare I no one wish to experience...

                        • Anonymous

                          This thing is damn nice if you've got the health/estus for it. Just don't wear it at bosses and you'll be fine.

                          • Anonymous

                            The item description contradicts what we see in the game. The description states that the headpiece was "imposed on a long lost clan, exiled for the sin of avarice". This leads us to believe that Mimics are actually humans of that tribe that wear the headpiece. However, the Mimics are decidedly NOT human, they are taller and thinner than the PC and NPCs and the mouth and tongue are fully functional. So what exactly are they, weird looking humans or monsters that look like chests?

                            • Anonymous

                              It should be noted here on the Wiki that the Symbol of Avarice doesn't appear to drain health while the player character is doing the animation for a backstab or riposte.

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