level 5

vitality 14

attunement 10

endurance 10

strength 11

dexterity 11

resistance 10

intelligence 9

faith 11

humanity 0

Knight is a starting Class in Dark Souls

Low-ranking knight. High HP, solid armor. Not easily toppled.

Knight Starting Equipment



Notes About This Class

  • As far as PvP goes, the Knight is just shy of perfectly optimal for any build. It will always be at least one level short of anything another class could do. This isn't a game-breaking problem, so long as you don't mind being ever so slightly weaker than other, more focused builds.
  • As for PvE, the Knight actually has many convenient stats to help a new player along without being too obvious about it. By spending one level in Faith, the Knight is able to cast the Heal, Force, and Seek Guidance miracles which can be bought from Petrus at the Firelink Shrine, all of which are immediately useful to a new player since they boost survivability or otherwise provide assistance. There are also many weapons that require 12 Dexterity or 12 Strength to equip, meaning you'd only need one level in those stats to use them, too.
  • The Knight, along with the Cleric, is one of two classes that start out with the Way of White covenant. This covenant boosts matchmaking with other co-op covenants, which generally results in the player finding more help and being invaded less.


Builds That Use This Class

  • The Knight does not have the most optimal stat distribution for any PvP build, and will always be 1-4 levels behind any other build with a better starting class. It is better suited for an odds-and-ends PvE build, where a new player can drop a level or two into a stat to experiment with new things without too much risk.
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