Thief is a starting Class in Dark Souls 3.

A common thief and pitiful deserter. Wields a dagger intended for backstabs alongside a military-issue bow.



Thief Starting Equipment



Notes About This Class

  • Highest luck, meaning the most item discovery for a starting class.
  • The only class that starts with a bow.



Builds That Use This Class



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

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    • 05 Feb 2021 04:03  

      Found a visual bug:
      Class - Thief
      SG - Branch
      1. Unequipped branch from item bar
      2. Moved bow to LH1 (unequipped shield)
      3. Locked onto enemy in CoA
      Result: HUD displays what appears to be a debug menu with text in japanese
      Not sure where else to post this, can anyone replicate/explain this effect?

      • Anonymous

        01 Dec 2019 07:00  

        For optimization purposes, the thief class is only for pure LCK builds or DEX/LCK builds. Indeed, if you want a STR/LCK or a quality/LCK build, you should choose the warrior. If you want an elemental LCK build, start with the sorcerer or the cleric, they both have high luck too. Rare are the weapons scaling massively with LCK, but you have for example the man-grub's staff. Because it requires 18 INT, here again the sorcerer is preferable as a starter class.

        • Anonymous

          06 Dec 2018 01:13  

          Starts with the best Parry Shield in the game and Bandit's knife which can spam attacks so fast you'll bleed out most enemies

          • Anonymous

            Starting Equipment24 May 2016 12:00  

            What gauntlets does the thief start off with or does it even have them right off the bat?

            • Anonymous

              I wanted to make a luck build character and then...16 May 2016 21:09  

              Thought the thief class would be perfect and then I see 11 attunement.... Why?

              • Anonymous

                Potential Thief Builds22 Apr 2016 00:42  

                If anyone has any potential Thief Builds such as early stat allocation let me know. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

                • Anonymous

                  About enemy attention17 Apr 2016 13:18  

                  I've knotice at times you can easily circle enemies without casing them to attack you directly. Not sure if that's specific

                  • Anonymous

                    Luck isn't only for item drop15 Apr 2016 19:24  

                    Luck increases bleed and poison rate as well. So as thieves we can capitalize on this and bleed our enemies dry. Grab that katana early, and slice your way to victory!

                    • Anonymous

                      How to use the thief10 Apr 2016 23:34  

                      I would like to try out the thief for dark souls 3 but only played dark souls 1 and never managed to get pass the bull so ds3 might be easier because it's similar to blood born so can someone tell me how to work with the thief like what stats to do for him and what kind of equipment to look for please because he seems like my sort of chracter because I prefer speed over raw power but still manège to deal a decent amount of punishment

                      • Anonymous

                        Thief or knight part 209 Apr 2016 16:32  

                        Thanks 4 that guy who replied anyway I played dark souls 1 today because I wanted a feel for the game I tried both classes and I didn't know how dexterity works in ds1 so I got confused y with the knight I rolled slow was able to do well so I may vhoose the knight but can u tell what stats I shold focus on thief and what gear I should look for with the thief just in case I change my mind

                        • Anonymous

                          Knight or thief08 Apr 2016 22:45  

                          I want to start with a knight as its the most balance as I have never played dark souls but the thief looks so cool with the cloak dagger and bow so can someone tell me how to use for a thief because I will not know where 2 start or tell me the comparison between a knight and a thief so I can choose which 1 to play as

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