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Mercenary is a starting Class in Dark Souls 3.



A mercenary and veteran of the battlefield. High dexterity allows masterful wielding of dual scimitars.

 

 

Mercenary Starting Equipment

 

Sellsword Twinblades 

 

 

Notes About This Class

  • The dual weapons take only one weapon slot and act as 1-handed until you press triangle/Y/two-hand: Then you'll dual-wield and be able to perform Skills.
  • Has the highest Dexterity of all the classes, and has average Attunement and Intelligence, making it possible to wield spells such as Soul Arrow early on.

 

 

Builds That Use This Class

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



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    • Anonymous

      26 Mar 2021 20:29  

      ngl bro, this class has the only starting weapon i'd actually bother to try in PvP. With all the parry kings in PvP nowadays, i ASSUME that the L1 and WA attacks might actually come in handy (do correct me if i'm wrong please). Plus its also very good in PvE, as it will stunlock a major amount of enemies to death, and is good enough to easily deal with bosses, i've seen a few people doing dancer before vordt with this and they did not actually need to have perfect roll timing at all, there was this one guy on YT in fact, who actually used the kite shield, barely needed to roll, and actually defeated her 4th try

      • Anonymous

        09 Mar 2021 23:28  

        I love the lore implication of this class. No real strong alleigence to royalty or gods, just your own sword arm. "Who am I killing and how much am I getting paid?"

        • Anonymous

          01 Dec 2019 06:21  

          For optimization purposes, the mercenary is generally the best class for pure DEX builds or original DEX/FTH builds. Like a Lightning whip user for example.

          • Anonymous

            19 Feb 2019 11:28  

            if you compare herald and merc dex\faith stats minmaxing the differences are: herald has more vitality and cant level int, merc has less vit and can level int, thus merc can use some utility sorceries while herald relies completely on miracles, seems logical and good for roleplaying

            • Anonymous

              06 Dec 2018 13:25  

              this is a good class if your going lothric knigthsword/sorcerer. it starts with 10 str, and 16 dex. only 3 lvls used on the sword. (11str/18dex) then if you go 60 int you have 2 lvls saved from faith, compared to depreved. im almost ng and im depreved because i was dumb. -_-

              • Anonymous

                27 Jan 2018 16:57  

                I really liked this character because of the cool armor, move-set with the weapons as well as the badass label of being a mercenary! This is the most I've ever been invested in a Dark Souls game and I'm almost at level 100. Some early advice for newbies that just want to get better at the game in broad strokes:
                1. Level up as often as possible, not only in health but in endurance ( I prefer like a 3-5 level difference between the two)
                2. Stick with one weapon and collect as much titanite as possible. Try to also look for the raw gem as this will help a lot in the early game.
                3. I used the sellsword twinblades and used the raw gem on it. After a couple bosses, I actually switched to the sharp gem on it as it's a better long-term investment since it scales up with Dex.
                4.The most controversial: use your boss souls to level up. I know the weapons are really cool but unless you see yourself using it for a while just use the souls for more important things like leveling up.
                5.. Look for estus shards!

                • Anonymous

                  25 Jan 2017 06:07  

                  Easiest starting build in the game choose fire gem starting gift put 1 point into str grab the uchi now you have a weapon with 100 phys and fire bleed and a great moveset pretty much as you hit firelink for the first time, pretty much kills everything initially.

                  • Anonymous

                    Pays off later29 Jul 2016 22:29  

                    The Merc class is relatively underpowered early on, and if you're new to Dank Souls I wouldn't recommend a dexterity-based class. If you want to stick with it and git gud, this class can be used to make a large variety of builds, and the starting weapon (Sellsword Twinblades) can take your character a long way if you learn how to use it. This class may seem frustrating to get used to but it can become really overpowered with the right build.

                    • Anonymous

                      Mercenary or Sorcerer?06 Jul 2016 23:14  

                      If your intending a sorcerer build later, does the mercenary makes this a better starting class then sorcerer? Since well.. 12 Luck. Opinions?

                      • Anonymous

                        For anyone considering picking the mercenary:13 May 2016 10:12  

                        The mercenary is a class based on dexterity. His weapon allows him to spam a lot on his enemies, but overall, at "lvl 1" (actually he's lvl 8), he will deal way less damage than the strength based classes (knight and warrior).On an other hand, his stats allows him to use the Uchigatana (that you can get after the tutorial boss) one handed with a single point investment in strength.His other stats are balanced, allowing you to go early on to a variety of different early builds.On a sidenote, the dual wield mode won't be adding much damage. If you're a beginner, maybe you'd prefer to use the shield with single wield mode to be able to block attacks from non-boss mobs (you will learn very early that blocking a BIG attack with a shield is not a very good idea).I'll share with you a little build you can do to be quite strong during the early game:Infuse your Uchigatana with raw enchantment, and reinforce it as much as you can during your adventure;When leveling up, out a single point in Str so you can "single hand wield" your katana;Put the other lvls in either Vit, Vig, and End, as your convenience. With this build you'll be able to be tough and still be able to hit hard, as long as you reinforce your weapon along your journey.I hope this will help, have fun, and prepare to die !

                        • Anonymous

                          Choosing class18 Apr 2016 09:59  

                          I'm thinking between this and thief, aiming for onikiri and ubadachi dex build going "samurai".

                          • Anonymous

                            How should you optimize the mercenary?15 Apr 2016 19:27  

                            When you level up the mercenary, what are most important to level up first?How should you level up the mercenary to make him optimal?

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