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.

    • Anonymous

      28 Feb 2020 16:54  

      It kind of seems like the Knight is the "second best at everything" class. Very balanced starting stats and good starting equipment.

      • Anonymous

        05 Jan 2020 01:54  

        one of my favorite classes, Its fun for a lot of utility spells and regular weapons. One thing i like to do is throw 1 point (maybe even more if I'm feeling extra Cleric, like 20 or 25) Put on the halberd and tower kite shield, then profit. I might sound like a noob, but i personally find sometimes fatrolling can be worth it. Early game even though the fat roll is inconvenient, you can still take way more hits. I prefer Ds1's Armor system over Ds3's. I get that they tried to balance armor but in ds1 it felt so rewarding optimizing and mixing your build for 10 minutes and then become a god for like 15 mins until you hit into a boss and do the fusion dance with the floor then go in again. Very fun, and i love the halberd with a undying passion.

        • Anonymous

          03 Oct 2018 21:20  

          The knight is Decent, and as far as PvPing thats about skill, being shy a few stats makes little difference.

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