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Classes in Dark Souls 3 determine the starting Stats and Equipment of the player. There are 10 Classes in Dark Souls 3 that the player can begin the game with. They are listed below:

 

Classes

 

Knight

9

13

12

12

10

9

11

9

15  7

Mercenary

8

10

11

16

12

10

11

8

10  9

Warrior

7

16

14

9

6

8

12

9

11  11

Herald

9

12

12

11

10

8

9

13

12  11

Thief

5

9

10

13

11

10

10

8

9  14

 

Assassin

10

10

10

14

14

11

11

9

10  10

Sorcerer

6

7

9

12

16

16

9

7

7  12

Pyromancer

8

12

11

9

12

14

10

14

8  7

Cleric

7

12

10

8

14

7

9

16

7  13

Deprived

1

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10  10

 

Class Comparison Table

 
LV

Vgr

Att

End

Vit

Str

Dex

Int

Fth

Luck
Knight  9 12 10 11 15 13 12 9 9  7
Mercenary  8 11 12 11 10 10 16 10 8  9
Warrior  7 14 6 12 11 16 9 8 9  11
Herald  9 12 10 9 12 12 11 8 13  11
Thief  5 10 11 10 9 9 13 10 8  14
Assassin  10 10 14 11 10 10 14 11 9  10
Sorcerer  6 9 16 9 7 7 12 16 7  12
Pyromancer  8 11 12 10 8 12 9 14 14  7
Cleric  7 10 14 9 7 12 8 7 16  13
Deprived  1 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  10

*Note: All classes have a stat distribution of 99 points at level 10.

 

 Level  Strength
 Vigor  Dexterity
 Attunement  Intelligence
 Endurance  Faith
 Vitality  Luck

 




    • 30 Jan 2017 17:15  

      Warrior is the best starting class, that is if you are going for any combat build regardless. You are level 7 and you have the highest vigor, endurance and strength. It leaves out all the unnecessary stats you’d get compared to other classes. Could also make a good low level twinkie.

      • 16 Jan 2017 23:28  

        I like to play respectably and avoid "meta" crap. I love to evolve charas prior to their name and class even burial gift.
        Not sure if i'm the only one... I evolved a lifesteal cultist which i found very fun to use. Start with cleric, get soul burial gift... And i even fashion soul it. It's just fun to create characters, like my holy paladin i've started with herald, with max hp regen and pike leo ring and lloyd rings.

        • 20 Dec 2016 04:31  

          if you choose a class that relies on range between you and your target (pyromancies and sorceries) be sure to have a lot of vigor for hp and vitality for heavy durable armor, your going to get slapped repeatedly by ultra greatswords. the downside to ranged classes is that people will typically not invest in vitality, meaning, if they want to be able to dodge effectively, they wear lighter, more weaker armor. this ALSO means that their poise is greatly reduced due to the lack of weight behind them. thus, making them stagger is quite easy and very effective. using a melee build in pvp, iv managed to wipe out entire health bars with the irythill straight sword. along with it being upgraded to max, it obviously also does frost damage. this is quite effective when you can get 8-10 swings from it with your stamina and doing so does fills the frost bar one and a half times. along with slowed stamina regeneration, this leaves your target wide open for finishing. if your finding they are able to cast or swing through your hits (ie, your weight isnt high enough to exceed their poise) get an ultra greatsword out and start swinging. unless they are an effective dodger, youll most likely clip them with the swords massive length, still doing full damage. an ultra greatsword, even a regular greatsword is more than enough to stagger a sorcerer/pyromancer build on every hit. if you come across a sorcerer with high vitality, intelligence and attunement and hes got some good armour on, your in for more of a challenge but the principle is still the same. in the long and short of it RUSH SORCERERS AND PYROMANCERS, THEY WONT BE ABLE TO KEEP UP IF THEY BUILT THE CHARACTER PROPERLY.

          • "Buff casters or nerf warriors" more like "Git Gud"29 Sep 2016 16:05  

            This isn't Dragon's Dogma or FFXIV, stop comparing Dark Souls to games that have almost nothing in common with it. (FFXIV? Really? How is that even vaguely close to DS3?)

            • Buff casters or nerf warriors.08 Aug 2016 18:07  

              PvE as a sorcerers/pyromancers is viable although very hard but PvP just suck, if you ain't smashing stuff. Even with 30 dext casting times are way too long and with the fact that rolling phase you through any spells, it's way to hard to get a hit. The only way is to get a warrior on your side to distract your target while you cast spells in the back. (Can still be very hard to get a hit since all you need to do is initiate a roll, even if the spells go through you it won't damage).

              • Classes [DKS3 Wiki]28 Jul 2016 00:43  

                1. Lure the giant crystal lizard off the cliff, after killing the scrubs so they don't get in your way.
                2. Lure the swordmaster off the cliff.
                3. Jump on the roof using the tree to get estus shard and silver serpent ring. You can trade with crow as well.
                4. Choose Sovereignless Soul.
                5. Choose Deprived, Herald, or Warrior.
                6. Put, 11 strength, 10 dexterity, 12 faith - so you can use raw astora sword and a 100% damage blocking kite shield nearby it.
                7. Put all other souls into vigor.
                8. Crush the game. It works with any class basically.

                • What class to be?30 Jun 2016 09:59  

                  I've had experience with DS and DS2, and mostly played pyromancer. So what class would be the most beneficial or fun? And how powerful are the pyromancies, sorcereries and miracles in 3?

                  • Which Class hmmm24 Jun 2016 19:04  

                    Played BloodBorne I'm on Ng + 2 easily defeat my foes. I am in the 200 plus level range. What class would you recommend? And when it comes down to it what is your favorite class?

                    • Classes10 Jun 2016 14:44  

                      Hi, I'm new to dark souls but I've played a little bit of bloodborne I took the lone survivor origin in that. What would be the best class for me in this ?

                      • First time playing07 Jun 2016 09:54  

                        My friend said the tutorial boss took him like an hour to beat.<br/>When I went to his house I made a character, picked the knight, and killed him in one try.<br/>Thank you dark souls 1 and 2 for the experience.

                        • Downloading the game right now!12 May 2016 16:23  

                          What class should I play? I've been thinking about the more magical classes for something new, but I really wanna do a melee class cause they're fun and easy!

                          • Classes25 Apr 2016 20:49  

                            To new Souls players - classes really don't matter a whole lot, every character can learn spells and heals, everyone can use huge weapons and shields, or dual wield. It just depends on your stat priority when leveling. However, in saying this, for new players the Knight is great simply because you start off with a 100% block shield and great armor. But yeah, don't spend hours picking your class because after the first zone or two it's almost irrelevant. <br/>Oh - and people who've played the game series before and can handle themselves - i'd pick Deprived, which allows you to build your ideal character from the get-go. The first boss is easily manageable with just the club.

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