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

      12 Jan 2021 05:23  

      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

        02 Dec 2020 01:34  

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

        • Anonymous

          02 Dec 2020 01:32  

          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 16:00  

            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 13:59  

              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.

              • Anonymous

                03 Oct 2020 17:15  

                For a video showing a faith character beating all of the bosses in NG+++++++, look for 'All Dark Souls Bosses in NG+9 VS Solaire of Astora' and skip to 2:51:27

                • Anonymous

                  02 Oct 2020 13:29  

                  All of these people saying Knight is the go to for melee builds clearly haven't even glanced at an class optimiser. Warrior is clearly superior unless going for pure dex in which case mercenary is the best. Heck, even deprived ties or possibly even surpasses knight in most cases. Not only do they start at a bit lower soul level, their stats are already focused on essential stats (especially on warrior), knight wastes stats not only on attunement but on vitality too. 15 vitality is way more than you would ever need, unless you're going to use heavy armor but considering how little of a difference armor makes, why would you? And if you need the vitality you can just level it up as much as you need to without wasting unchangeable levels on it. Now, to end this little rant I would like to compare the two classes points wasted on "useless stats", namely att, vit, int, fth and luck. Knight's total sums up to be 50 (10+15+9+9+7), where as warrior gets 45 (6+11+8+9+11). That in addition to the starting soul level difference mentioned previously concludes that picking warrior is seven, SEVEN levels more efficient than picking knight. For melee build ALWAYS pick warrior, unless you're going to be a dex weeb in which case go for mercenary.

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Jul 2020 17:41  

                    Just a small advice for new players: while choosing the right class can be really important if you want to go for a optimiced pvp soul level 120, but if you just want to go for a normal PvE playthrough, your starting class is really just a way to start with a weapon you like. cause after the tutorial you are able to switch play-styles in just 1 or 2 hours

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Jul 2020 23:58  

                      Im a thief building everything mainly the ice sword and katana I’m working on the saske build of black flame lightning and the sharp katana

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Jun 2020 18:10  

                        I just beat the game with knight class and went for STR/VGR. now I’ve started a faith build with pyromancer and had so much trouble with crystal sage for some reason. I guess just the rng matters. I have already beaten Gundyr, vordt, Greatwood, sage and deacons

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Jun 2020 17:26  

                          I created a Knight, but I made my Knight use Pyromancy. I guess I got a Daemonic Knight now. Any tips for a Daemonic Knight?

                          • Anonymous

                            23 May 2020 09:06  

                            For your first character, unless you're making an all-in-one-stat or luck character, you should only be considering one class: Knight. Consider you may want to switch playstyle halfway through your playthrough. Consider you may not feel like replaying the game all over again on other classes. There is a lot of reasons to choose the most versatile class for your first playthrough. No matter what build you want, except for luck, Knight is at worst 4 stats behind any other class. No other class has that versatility. The other classes that you may consider for dedicated builds are Warrior, Pyro, Sorcerer, and Cleric. But let's have a closer look on their stats in different builds, shall we!? (Ignoring VGR, END, and VIT for every build since they will always be upgraded to 15-40.) For a STR-only build, with ATT/DEX/INT/FTH/LUCK as dead stats, Warrior is #1 with Knight 4 stats behind. For a DEX-only build, with ATT/STR/INT/FTH/LUCK as dead stats, Knight is #1 (lolwut!) with Warrior 2 stats behind and Thief 4 stats behind. For a INT-only build, with STR/DEX/FTH/LUCK as dead stats, Sorcerer is #1 with Knight 3 stats behind and Pyro 4 stats behind. For a FTH-only build, with STR/DEX/INT/LUCK as dead stats, Cleric is #1 with Knight 1 stat behind and Pyro 2 stats behind. For a mixed weapons STR/DEX build, with ATT/INT/FTH/LUCK as dead stats, Warrior is #1 with Knight 1 stat behind. Pyro is a whopping 13 stats behind. For a mixed magic INT/FTH build, with STR/DEX/LUCK as dead stats, Pyro is #1 with Deprived 2 stats behind, Sorcerer 3 stats behind, Knight 4 stats behind, and Warrior 8 stats behind. For a jack-of-all-trades 20-into-everything build with only LUCK as a dead stat, Knight and Pyro is king and queen, but Knight wins because of the option to save 2 stats on ATT and use rings to get spell slots. Unsurprisingly, Knight is superior to Pyro if you want to try a pure STR or DEX build. But surprisingly, Knight is also superior to Pyro on a pure INT or FTH build. Pyro would be 12 stats behind Knight in a STR/DEX "quality" build but only 4 stats ahead in a INT/FTH "pyro" build. Warrior is superior to Knight on pure STR, but is pretty much always 4 stats behind on any build that involves magic because of the 4 extra stats into Luck. Warrior is actually more well-rounded than Pyro for trying out all of STR, DEX, INT, and FTH (8 vs 13 stats behind at worst). Cleric and Sorcerer are too specialized, 15-16 stats behind Knight on STR and DEX builds. As you can see, Knight manages to perform close to the top dog in any kind of build. He is your best waifu when you want to try everything. You can re-spec your character 5 times every NG cycle at Rosaria. Remember you can copy/backup your save file prior to respeccing, and replace your save file with the copy if you want to turn back time to before you respecced (aka "save scumming") (completely legal action). That way you can try out different builds without spending your 5 respecs.

                            • Anonymous

                              Classes [DKS3 Wiki]21 May 2020 10:36  

                              If you are unsure which class to pick, there are only two for that: Knight for warrior type characters, Pyromancer for mage types, either for hybrid types. When unsure, pick Knight. Luck is a -very- niche stat and they have it the lowest among classes. If you changed your mind on your character stats, there are respec's available in-game, though you can't lower a stat past its initial value.
                              The rest of the classes are only for when you know what you are doing, like played the game at least once, going after minmaxing or have specific build in mind. Or if you so insist on roleplaying. Just know, there is no unique gear a character start with, everything can be found soon enough during play.

                              • Anonymous

                                15 May 2020 15:19  

                                Ok class beginning of the game just choose pyromancer.He cast the fireball spell and a lot of enemies in game have a fire weakness pair that with the deep axe that has dark damage with most enemies being weak to dark then you have yourself OP to start the game.

                                • Anonymous

                                  26 Apr 2020 17:00  

                                  Assassin is so fun, being able to backstab enemies much easier (you can even run against them while behind and they won't aggro) and immunity to fall damage can help a lot of new players

                                  • Anonymous

                                    18 Mar 2020 22:33  

                                    I started as a warrior, then i started investing stats some pyromancy and ended up being an hybrid pyro-warrior. Does that mean i m a demon?

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