Knight

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Level 9

STR 13

VGR 12

DEX 12

ATN 10

INT 9

END 11

FTH 9

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.

 

Classes
Academy Assassin  ♦  Assassin  ♦  Cleric  ♦  Deprived  ♦  Herald  ♦  Herald of White  ♦  Mercenary  ♦  Northern Warrior  ♦  Pyromancer  ♦  Sorcerer  ♦  Thief  ♦  Wandering Knight  ♦  Warrior



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    • Anonymous

      A lot of comments calling this "easy mode" with tons of negative votes. Heavy armor, straight sword, good shield, best stat spread for 90% of builds, and mid rolls. So it's obviously one of the easiest class to start with, why would that be stigmatized? I know this is an extremely serious video game about skeletons and magic, but there's no logical payoff to caring about what anyone thinks, you're just doing yourself a disservice. I dunno who needs to hear this, but stop taking entertainment so seriously, I promise you'll be better off. Whether you're being judged or judging others, that **** is just a waste of your time.

      • Anonymous

        Ol' Reliable for almost every build. Plus starts with one of the better straight swords, 100% physical shield and viable armour. What's not to like?

        • Anonymous

          Meanwhile I started with this because I wanted to know if my PC could handle the game (he has shining armor, so it reflects light)
          Kinda of a dumb idea but it worked

          • Anonymous

            Ds3 knight: listen, i can explain-
            DeS knight: you're getting fastroll, heavy armor and a shield and only giving me a longsword, fatroll and a mail breaker?
            Ds1 knight: longsword? I'm only getting a broadsword and an emote!
            Ds2 knight: you guys are getting armor and shields?

            • Anonymous

              Want pure INT+FTH build? Go Pyromancer. Want pure physical build? Go Warrior. For everything inbetween, go Knight.

              • Anonymous

                For some reason my first play through in these games are always with the Knight class, it just feels right y’know? Plus this and the elite Knight set just look so cool

                • Anonymous

                  The Knight Class is basically the Deprived, but for rich folk. You start with shiny gear which is fancy AF. You get 1 point from INT and FTH, and 2 from LCK taken away and put into stats you will need for early game anyway. If you still want to do magic, having a 9 on both INT & FTH isn't too bad. It might not be optimized, but if you think about it, optimizing stats is really about getting value out of every point invested in your soul level. Sounds good on paper, but it only really increases your actual output/chances by 3-5% or some other small amount.

                  • Anonymous

                    As vigilant as i am about pickin this class on every character i make, i hate it. This class virtually completely removes the need for any other class to exist. Even if this class started naked with plank shield and club, i would still pick it simply for the ridiculous stats. Not to mention the club is actually quite decent its not a PvP weapon by any means but you can do quite a bit of damage with it.

                    • Good. In fact too good. Wearing a shield, longsword and a complete iron armor should come with a fat role like in DS1. But it doesn't and so the other classes pretty much pale in comparrision to this agile like bee goliath.

                      • Anonymous

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

                        • Anonymous

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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.=/

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The Builds section references "patron" and "control" builds. Sorry if this makes me a noob but what are those?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Due to its combination of low magic stats and low luck this class is frequently the best pick. It's only disadvantage is its high vitality which is is mediocre due to armor and poise being relatively weak in this game.

                                              • The luck is absolutely terrible, so while this class, its armour and armaments are superb, you will struggle with drops, gathering armour kits, farming specific weapons. This can cause problems early (if you want a particular item), and will definitely rear its head later.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This class is almost too good. Great for beginners but way too easy for more experienced players. I still feel as though the classes need some fine tuning. I may be wrong but miracles and sorceries seem to be really terrible. Pyromancies are still up for debate, though they seem to work extremely well on the first boss. Overall a pretty great starter class.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This might be the best starting class. Very high VIT and and balanced STR/Dex, excellent armor, and probably good for adding on magic.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Was planning to go Str/Int this time on my first character, and the knight's starting build is probably the best fit. Badass armor too, 'nuff said~

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I think I'll be using this class for my first play through. Probably gonna wind up using the Hollowslayer Greatsword as well.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Ugh hello please don't hate me but I have never played any game from the dark souls franchise so I don't know the mechanics but this class seems the most promising Evan though I really like the thief so if was to choose the knight should I use vigor vitality strength and endurance is that alright and can u tell me a comparison between the thief and the knight because I'm tied between the 2 who ever replies to this thank u 4 ur time

                                                          • Love it. The Knight class has been my favorite ever since Demon's Souls. I didn't like the Broadsword starting weapon you get in Dark Souls 1 and 2, though, so I'm glad they're bringing back the Longsword for the Knight. The Knight in Dark Souls 2 was pretty bad, though. But that was the case for most of the classes in that game. The starting equipment was terrible.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              How does a STR/INT build sound? I like the relatively high INT and ATT. I'm just not so sure how many good spells there are for that kinda build yet. Since the Knight already has relatively high defenses and STR, I'd probably put points into ATT and INT early on so I can use spells as quickly as possible, then focus on STR/END/VIG. I like the Warrior class as well, but I like a bit of diversity in my playthroughs usually and I prefer Sorcery over Miracles by far. It's more fun imo. :)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Once you go knight you don't go back! Always picked the knight class as my starting class. The knight armor is so sick and you start with a long sword as well. Even though the weapon and armor is basic it still works and come on...you're a FREAKING knight! What's there not to love?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Glad this helmet is closed, so I don't have to match the starting knight armor with the elite knight helmet

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'll start with this class for my faith build (and possibly pyro depending how that works) best stats for long term, lowest stats that i wont be investing in (int and luck) and great starting equipment that stays relevant all the way to late game

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