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



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    • Anonymous

      23 Aug 2021 15:00  

      For me my favorites are : DS1 Pyromancer, DS2.. we don't talk about that one unless I must (Sorcerer), DS3 Thief (more my style) or Pyromancer.

      Just pick what you like or want to be, you can make anything work.

      • 08 May 2021 08:16  

        Mercenary pretty much carried me through my first playthrough, you can use sellswords throughout the entire game. Though, for experience players (unless doing a mage/pyromancer/miracle build) you should pick deprived, as it lets you get some cheaper levels and is a lot more well rounded.

        • Anonymous

          16 Apr 2021 11:23  

          I would personally recommend you to go for pkcs class in first play through because...............GIt gud?

          • Anonymous

            16 Apr 2021 02:01  

            I would personally recommend you to go for pkcs class in first play through because...............GIt gud?

            • Anonymous

              10 Apr 2021 06:18  

              personally prefer the deprived for starting at lvl 1 with all stats at 10. but since they start with the worst equipment i advise to only pick that class if you are familiar with dark souls, for newcomers i recommend the knight, offers a good defense and survivability to get used to dark souls, Warrior is also okay if you know you want to pick the heaviest weapons and armors you can find.

              which leads me to believe mage classes are in the medium range, wouldn't recommend them for newcomers, but otherwise an acceptable choice if you learned the basics in dark souls. but i'm no user of intelligence or faith builds, so i don't know.

              • Anonymous

                01 Mar 2021 09:27  

                Every class serves a purpose except for Assassin. No build requires min-maxing with Assassin. Don't pick Assassin.

                • Anonymous

                  23 Jan 2021 15:57  

                  Just find a weapon you wanna use then pick the class which puts yo closest to the requirements.

                  Stop worrying you can change most of your stats later anyway

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Jan 2021 23:23  

                    The first time I beat a DS game, DS 2, I used the knight class with a bastard sword. It's a good combo of solid armor to keep you alive and heavy weapon with a simple moveset that's easy to master. I use this build for the first couple runs with every DS game I play, and would recommend it to any new player.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Dec 2020 19:34  

                      Knight and Pyromancer. The 2 classes with very decent combat skills also has the lowest Luck. Poor bastards.

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Dec 2020 19:32  

                        for everyone reading this your starting class can help you min/max stats depending on what your endgame build is however if it's your first playthrough your starting class is mostly what you want your starting gear and your abilities to be with time you can turn a starting sorcerer into the heaviest mace bonking build you've ever seen yea it could take longer but it doesn't mean it can't happen and if you mess up your stats you can always reallocate them at Rosaria and everything is this game is viable as long as you know how to use it so go have fun and experiment with your build just play is smart and have fun along the way. Also don't take **** from any tryhard that thinks what your doing isn't good play the game for you

                        Have fun
                        Play smart
                        and enjoy Dark Souls 3

                        • Anonymous

                          20 Nov 2020 10:00  

                          Knight is always my go-to class when starting out. Knight is a really good class for quality builds imo, since it starts with almost the same Str and Dex. For my most recent playthrough I chose warrior, since I wanted to try doing a Str build, as I normally go for Dex builds. If it's your first time playing DS3, go for the knight class if you're unsure of what build you want to do, or just want to have an easier time in the early game.

                          • Anonymous

                            20 Oct 2020 07:59  

                            Knight: Melee (lowest int/fth/lck and vit is still more valuable than those 3 stats), or INT (lowest fth/lck), or FTH (lowest Int/lck) ||
                            Pyro: INT/FTH (lowest vit/lck for stat heavy int/fth casters or dark build ||
                            Deprived: Very slightly Stat efficient for stat hungry builds in SOME exceptional cases that still want to barely use a long sword and not be overleveled ||

                            note that you can cast tears with priestess ring + darkmoon ring + Dusk Crown ring (if you need cheaper fp cost) at the start of an invasion/gank/arena/area/fight club. And then switch them out. A sort of compromise that could save you 5 points in fth for non fth builds.

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