Knight is a starting Class in Dark Souls 3.

An obscure knight of poor renown who collapsed roaming the land. Sturdy, owing to high vitality and stout armor.



Knight Starting Equipment



Notes About This Class

  • This character has the highest starting vitality to hold his heavier armor.
  • His Attunement, Faith, and Intelligence stats are average enough to use spells later on.
  • Starts off with one spell slot and if you put 1 point into intelligence faith, you can use Heal Aid or Soul Arrow at the start (If you buy the sorcerer's staff or talisman from the shrine maiden).
  • A recommended class for new players of the franchise, due to the 100% physical defense shield and weapon combined with good armor.


Builds That Use This Class

  • Most Warrior Builds including patron and control variants
  • All Quality Builds
  • The Duelist - Fextralife Build of the Week

    • Anonymous

      27 May 2017 12:42  

      It's kinda sad really, how the standard knight set has one of the best if not the best wheight to phisical defence ratio, not only that but you also get the highest AR Straight sword in the game (excluded buffed sunlight straight sword) if you infuse it with Refined Infusion and level up your strength and dexterity. The shield is great to.

      • Anonymous

        15 Apr 2017 14:00  

        Hi, is this hard to upgrade luck for knight class? cause it's at 7
        and which class is better for a new player between Knight and Mercenary

        • Anonymous

          17 Nov 2016 09:52  

          Best class for beginners. Wide variety of weapons and can tank some hits. Warrior is an alternative and his 11 points in luck spice things up but the axe swings create space for fatal counterattacks.

          • Anonymous

            Awesome Starter for Sorcerer Builds (PvP)24 Jun 2016 23:55  

            I have to say, it's disappointing to see that the Knight class makes a way better Sorcerer than the Sorcerer starting class when it comes to PvP and specifically having to stop at Soul Level 120.<br/><br/>The Sorcerer starter class has 5 points wasted on Luck (which is only useful to melee builds that want to favor Hollowing/Bleeds). As someone who wants to have a full caster Sorcerer, I made the mistake of choosing Sorcerer for my Sorcerer character... 5 extra points doesn't seem that much, but if you're stopping at 120, for me it does matter a lot.<br/><br/>=/

            • Anonymous

              Builds using Knight17 Jun 2016 02:39  

              The Builds section references "patron" and "control" builds. Sorry if this makes me a noob but what are those?

              • Anonymous

                Best starting class for anything that doesn't want to use luck.14 May 2016 10:11  

                Due to its combination of low magic stats and low luck this class is frequently the best pick. It's only disadvantage is its high vitality which is is mediocre due to armor and poise being relatively weak in this game.

                • Great for beginners, but problems show mid-game and early03 May 2016 02:48  

                  The luck is absolutely terrible, so while this class, its armour and armaments are superb, you will struggle with drops, gathering armour kits, farming specific weapons. This can cause problems early (if you want a particular item), and will definitely rear its head later.

                  • Anonymous

                    Knight Class Starter01 May 2016 05:55  

                    This class is almost too good. Great for beginners but way too easy for more experienced players. I still feel as though the classes need some fine tuning. I may be wrong but miracles and sorceries seem to be really terrible. Pyromancies are still up for debate, though they seem to work extremely well on the first boss. Overall a pretty great starter class.

                    • Anonymous

                      Arguably the best12 Apr 2016 21:54  

                      This might be the best starting class. Very high VIT and and balanced STR/Dex, excellent armor, and probably good for adding on magic.

                      • Anonymous

                        Suits my planned build and looks good too11 Apr 2016 08:50  

                        Was planning to go Str/Int this time on my first character, and the knight's starting build is probably the best fit. Badass armor too, 'nuff said~

                        • Anonymous

                          Looks good10 Apr 2016 18:37  

                          I think I'll be using this class for my first play through. Probably gonna wind up using the Hollowslayer Greatsword as well.

                          • Anonymous

                            I just started sorry08 Apr 2016 22:38  

                            Ugh hello please don't hate me but I have never played any game from the dark souls franchise so I don't know the mechanics but this class seems the most promising Evan though I really like the thief so if was to choose the knight should I use vigor vitality strength and endurance is that alright and can u tell me a comparison between the thief and the knight because I'm tied between the 2 who ever replies to this thank u 4 ur time

                            • Favorite class.05 Apr 2016 14:13  

                              Love it. The Knight class has been my favorite ever since Demon's Souls. I didn't like the Broadsword starting weapon you get in Dark Souls 1 and 2, though, so I'm glad they're bringing back the Longsword for the Knight. The Knight in Dark Souls 2 was pretty bad, though. But that was the case for most of the classes in that game. The starting equipment was terrible.

                              • Anonymous

                                STR/INT?04 Apr 2016 23:13  

                                How does a STR/INT build sound? I like the relatively high INT and ATT. I'm just not so sure how many good spells there are for that kinda build yet. Since the Knight already has relatively high defenses and STR, I'd probably put points into ATT and INT early on so I can use spells as quickly as possible, then focus on STR/END/VIG. I like the Warrior class as well, but I like a bit of diversity in my playthroughs usually and I prefer Sorcery over Miracles by far. It's more fun imo. :)

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