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With this armour set and swinging an ultra greatsword, only 3 things in the game are capable of breaking your poise... Dogs, rats, and hollows with torches... Yet you can poise through a building sized hydra slamming its head down on you
You can still wear this set without fat-rolling if you equip Havel's Ring and have a reasonable amount of Endurance.
Havel's ring+Ring of favor and protection+30 endurance points
I just put on Havel's ring, and the ring of favor and protection and i'm not that slow, but my endurance is about 40.