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

      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.

            • 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.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.=/

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