Level 9

STR 13

VGR 12

DEX 12

ATN 10


END 11


VIT 15

luck 7

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 class has the highest starting vitality to hold its heavier armor.
  • Attunement, Faith, and Intelligence stats are average enough to use spells later on.
  • Starts off with one spell slot and with 1 more point into Faith or Intelligence can use Heal Aid or Soul Arrow respectively (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, good weapon, and good armor.


Builds That Use This Class

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

    • Anonymous

      27 Dec 2019 23:06  

      "Humans will optimize the fun out of anything." Find a "for optimization purposes" on every single class. jfc

      • Anonymous

        01 Dec 2019 06:16  

        For optimization purposes, the knight class is generally the best one for STR/DEX aka quality builds, and also for quality-INT or quality-FTH builds. This is also the class of choice for an original STR/INT build. Finally, the vast majority of weapons requiring STR and DEX only, this is also often the best class for raw/fire/deep infusions-based builds to create for example a super tanky character.

        • Anonymous

          21 Oct 2019 08:05  

          even though warrior might be slightly more optimized for pure melee minmax, i'd still go with knight. the extra dex allows pure strength builds to use a greater variety of weapons and the high vitality allows for better armor. meanwhile warrior has 11 wasted points in luck for some reason

          • Anonymous

            20 Nov 2018 21:00  

            This class is extremely strong. So strong in fact, you can easily beat all of the bosses with purely what you get from picking this class without a problem.

            • Anonymous

              22 Mar 2018 10:30  

              You can't get more efficient than this class. There's no real way of saying which is the "best" class because you can take any class in any direction and it only influences your first few hours, but if we were to gauge the answer from say, a SL1 run where you cannot change equipment but can upgrade it (ENB style), then this class is by far the best one as you start with strong armor (But can still mid roll), 100% phys protection shield with decent stability, and the most reliable weapon in the game in the long sword.

              • Anonymous

                29 Dec 2017 01:56  

                I have a lvl 20 knight.. just finished 2ND boss.. I have a ton of swords including uchigitana, broadsword and claymore.. I have met the required stats but for some reason can't equip. Am I missing something??

                • 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.

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