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, and any of them can be customized by leveling up and adding points to different stats. Classes are listed below:

 

Classes in DKS3

 

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



    • Anonymous

      05 Oct 2019 12:59  

      Plan your build.. Tanky build (heavy/high dmg 2H weapon need high poise & dmg ress armor).. Speedy build (light to medium armor, or just get naked, fast dps weapon in hand). Or Caster build (any equipment that can buff the spell, incresing atunement slot, and decresing casting time)

      • Anonymous

        19 Aug 2019 11:46  

        Can you see one of your friends classes? I was playing on ps4 and my friend knew what class I was and we weren't playing together.

        • Anonymous

          19 Aug 2019 01:27  

          Knight is best for min-maxing a melee build. I mean, a lot of the best strength weapons still require a bit of dexterity, and some of the best dexterity weapons require a bit of strength. Or you can just do a standard quality build of 40 strength, 40 dexterity build and be able to make the most out of refined weapons and weapons (like the wolfknight greatsword) that can't be infused. Slap a crossbow on for ranged attacks, and you have all your bases covered. Alternatively, if you want a pure intelligence or faith caster build, then that 13 strength and 12 dexterity opens up (or gets you close) alot of weapon options. 2 points of strength and you can wield the Onyx Blade. 3 points and you got the Moonlight Greatsword. 6 points in dex will get the Onikiri and Ubadachi. Lots of good weapons are only a few levels away. Pyromancer is a close second, but only if you want to do a pyromancer or dark.

          • Anonymous

            03 Aug 2019 18:12  

            I made my own class in dark souls 3, idk what to call it, but its a class that uses good pyromancy and also has a good armor value, i also have a sword in case I get into some hand to hand combat.

            • Anonymous

              16 Jul 2019 21:14  

              The higher your level, the more starting classes become pointless/non-functional. Past SL55, characters are about to hit the soft caps and tend to branch out to other stats and become hybridized, so there is less distinction between classes. Also I found the Knight to be the best starting class for any sort of build at SL70+. Mocked up a SL75 STR build in soulsplanner, thought Warrior would be good starting class, but no, it wastes 3 levels compared to the Knight. With a SL111 Pyro build, picking either a Knight or an actual pyromancer as your starter makes no difference.

              • Anonymous

                18 Mar 2019 21:48  

                Knight - high str med dex weapons (bkga bkgs) Warrior - high str (ledo fugs) Mercenary - high dex (darkdrift frayed blade) Herald - dex faith (draginslayer spear/swordspear) Cleric - str faith (dragonslayer greataxe morne greathammer) Pyro - all faith+int scaling weapons (demons, witch locks, onyx) Assassin - str int (moonlight greatsword) Sorcerer - dex int (aquamarine dagger) Thief - luck (anri and mangurb)

                • Anonymous

                  03 Jan 2019 15:30  

                  For those who wish to play as sorcerer/sorceress, check out the series of videos 'Dark Souls 3 Intelligence kills' in which all of 24 bosses are beaten by a pure magic build.

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Nov 2018 08:03  

                    Why do they always gear up dex guys to go w/ intelligence builds and faith guys to go with str builds? Has anyone ever done a str/int build or a faith/dex build? Is it just the weapons work best w/ those kinds of spells-to their natural inclements?

                    • Anonymous

                      06 Sep 2018 00:06  

                      Deprived or git gud. On a serious note, it is the only starting class (other then Knight for the most part) that has no weaknesses and it is the only class that cannot be disputed due to it starting with high stats (all 10) AT LEVEL ONE (YES, LEVEL ONE) vs. all other classes starting at high(er) levels making it take longer to make a specific build as well as (to an extent) usually having undesirable point distribution in creating VARIED builds. - Let's say I'm a Warrior and I stop at the 120 meta as a Strength build but find it boring after a while and want to go Sorcery. UH-OH! I have a whopping 16 strength, the lowest starting attunement in game, as well as low Intelligence. I just chose the worst class in game for variable viability to use ANY form of magic in game due to pidgeon-holing myself to a (super) specialized starting class with wasted points. Not with Deprived, I'll just reset everything back to default (aka 10 in everything) and LITERALLY BUILD from LEVEL ONE (1) my perfect Pyromancer, my perfect Strength build or perfect Luck build. - I can't go wrong my starting stats & level distribution are perfect to become all at any meta range with no drawbacks (granted Knight would likely do better for ridiculously low metas like 60 and 90). All in all, the "best" starting class is ultimately up to personal preference but when talking 120 Meta it's ultimately either Deprived or Knight (Unless it's a Luck build Knight has the most crap luck stat if I remember right)

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Jul 2018 02:02  

                        If you're going to make a hollow build (good fucking luck), the most ideal class is Warrior. Thief might seem great, but it's only good for very early levels where you NEED those starting luck points.

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Jul 2018 04:08  

                          KNIGHT= vitality + strength/dexterity build

                          MERCENARY= pure dexterity build

                          WARRIOR = pure strength build

                          HERALD = faith/dexterity or strentgh build

                          THEIF = hollow/bleed luck build

                          ASSASSIN = int/dex or strength build

                          SORCERER, PYROMANCER, CLERIC = pure magic builds

                          DEPRIVED = PVP build if you know what your looking for

                          • Anonymous

                            04 Jul 2018 18:06  

                            What's the best starting class for a hybrid caster build? I'm going for a Moonlight Greatsword build, but picking a Sorcerer to start makes me feel vulnerable, and I want to get up in people's faces.

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