Warrior is a starting Class in Dark Souls 3.

Descendant of northern warriors famed for their brawn. Utilizes high strength to wield a heavy battleaxe.



Warrior Starting Equipment



Notes About This Class

  • This class has the lowest total of Attunement, Intelligence and Faith, making it an ideal choice for pure melee builds, though knights base Attunement, Intelligence, Faith and Luck are only one level higher total than warrior in exchange for more FP from higher attunement.
  • Starts with highest Strength stat.



Builds That Use This Class

  • Pure Strength
  • Best class for a Min / Max quality build
  • Low level Farron Greatsword build, since it doesn't require FP to use.
  • Interestingly enough it saves you 4 more points if you're doing a hollow build unlike the thief which is focused around Bleed/Poison Luck and Dex build

    • Anonymous

      06 Nov 2018 22:10  

      If you know you're going for health and strength or anything along that line then choose this class, cause If you're planning on using buffs on your weapon with out the need of bundles and such then your stupid because of the lack of Intelligence, faith, and attunement slots.

      • Anonymous

        06 Sep 2018 00:02  

        Deprived or git gud. On a serious note, it is the only starting class (other then Knight for the most part) that has no weaknesses and it is the only class that cannot be disputed due to it starting with high stats (all 10) AT LEVEL ONE (YES, LEVEL ONE) vs. all other classes starting at high(er) levels making it take longer to make a specific build as well as (to an extent) usually having undesirable point distribution in creating VARIED builds. Let's say I'm a Warrior and I stop at the 120 meta as a Strength build but find it boring after a while and want to go Sorcery. UH-OH! I have a whopping 16 strength, the lowest starting attunement in game, as well as low Intelligence. I just chose the worst class in game for variable viability to use ANY form of magic in game due to pidgeon-holing myself to a (super) specialized starting class with wasted points. Not with Deprived, I'll just reset everything back to default (aka 10 in everything) and LITERALLY BUILD from LEVEL ONE (1) my perfect Pyromancer, my perfect Strength build or perfect Luck build. I can't go wrong my starting stats & level distribution are perfect to become all at any meta range with no drawbacks (granted Knight would likely do better for ridiculously low metas like 60 and 90). All in all, the "best" starting class is ultimately up to personal preference but when talking 120 Meta it's ultimately either Deprived or Knight (Unless it's a Luck build Knight has the most crap luck stat if I remember right)

        • Anonymous

          10 Jun 2018 01:58  

          I tried various classes, Warrior is the only one I have yet to die on and basically smash face everywhere I go. Gonna try to get him magic to support himself and weaken enemies to make them even easier to slaughter. Wow, that makes me sound bad.

          • Anonymous

            13 Oct 2017 21:12  

            Us Warriors do great in many direct confrontations with just our Mighty Hammers and Axes, and Heavy Shields, and Thick Plate Armor... We are also capable of medium range with Crossbows and Firebombs. We may not be good mages, and may not be trained to use graceful movements to whittle our foes down, but still we continue onwards with our sturdy arms and armor, and backed by wills of iron. Intelligent people may think of us as simple brutes, but we are great stories inside of a simple looking book cover... that is to say, don't judge us just by our outwards appearance, or if you do... well, that will just prove you were the bigger fool.

            • Anonymous

              20 Feb 2017 05:59  

              Just started playing this game on PC and I'm having trouble with my warrior build. I'm grinding in Lothric to try and build my stats, but I can't change weapons, and trying to take on the wyvern would be much easier if i could snipe him with the crossbow to start. Any advice would be appreciated.

              • Anonymous

                09 Dec 2016 17:43  

                "Interestingly Enough It Saves You 4 More Points If You're Doing A Hollow Build Unlike The Thief Which Is Focused Around Bleed/Poison Luck And Dex Build" okay now ***** off

                • Anonymous

                  Best class for a pure hollow build24 Aug 2016 20:35  

                  ...with 18/18 STR/DEX investment for a wider array of tools.Pump 30 into luck, rock a Hollow Lothric Shield and a Hollow Lothric Sword, spend the rest on VIG/END/VIT according to your preference, use rings like Chloranty, Ring of Favor, Estus and Knight's Slayer and you got yourself an amazing Aldritch Covenant lvl 70 character that will absolutely destroy in PVP.Don't forget about carthus rouge tho, vital for playing aggresive and beating shield users.Great for co-op PCP & PVE aswell.If you just want to use Anri's Deprived or Knight are sligthly better because you'll only need 10 DEX and maybe 12 or 13 STR for a 100% dmg reduction shield that can parry.

                  • Anonymous

                    goes perfect with this08 Aug 2016 17:18  

                    Far over the Misty Mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away, ere break of dayTo find our long forgotten gold The pines were roaring on the heightsThe wind were moaning in the nightThe fire was red, it flaming spreadThe trees like torches blazed with light

                    • Anonymous

                      Can i use swords with this class?12 Jun 2016 00:27  

                      I Don,T know how to use other weapons instead of axes, crossbows and the dagger

                      • Anonymous

                        This class is definitely worth going for it11 May 2016 18:56  

                        I've been playing soul series ever since they came out and I can tell you pure strength always was the best imo. I played every class but I have to be honest, i had the most of success as an warrior. Try this: rush for 99. Don't do anything for next 2-3 days, just farm souls at the same place with S. Ring for an addition (I didn't not mention other items because they aren't so ez to be found). Once you hit str 99, go for dexterity. Once you hit those 2 on 99, just try farming any enemies that could 1 shot you. It will become one shooting party lmao. But seriously, try that out, you can one / two shot most of the bosses.

                        • Anonymous

                          Looks good12 Apr 2016 21:51  

                          Nice starting class if you were planing on a pure strength build. I'm thinking of using this one or the knight, probably this one since I like high damage outputs

                          • Anonymous

                            Easy str to dex starting class09 Apr 2016 10:19  

                            Im gonna start my 1st playthrough with this class. Pretty easy switch from early str build to late game dex build. Level up my strenght to 24 to get the butchers knife. Then all non vgr, end, vit points to dex to get it to 20 as farron greatsword needs 20 dex. Btw anyone can answer to this question: Farron greatsword has C/A scaling at +5 so would sharp infusion on it make any sense as it would be -/S scaling apparently? Strenght would remain at 24 (could be lowered to 18 by respeccing with pale tongue as farron str req is 18) and dex could be pushed to about 40-50.

                            • Anonymous

                              The Bandit Replacement Mk. III02 Apr 2016 15:47  

                              To be real, I think this is the bandit we've always needed, but never got. I'm impressed by the starting stats, considering it's better than the knight in terms of damage, and good armor to boot. I hope that battleaxe is cooler than it's been in 1 & 2.

                              • Anonymous

                                Rush to two handed weapons16 Mar 2016 19:01  

                                High dex two handed weapons will take a while to qualify for, but this will be the clear choice to rush to the heavy, high damage str weapons.

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