level 4

vitality 11

attunement 8

endurance 12

strength 13

dexterity 13

resistance 11

intelligence 9

faith 9

humanity 0

Warrior is a starting Class in Dark Souls

Fearless warrior. Weapon expert. High strength, dexterity.

Warrior Starting Equipment



Notes About This Class

  • The Warrior starts with one of the better shields in the game, and high enough stats to use many decent weapons right away. It's a good class for people who want to jump right into the game with weapons and melee.
  • While it is less optimal for pure Strength builds than the Bandit early on, it is actually better for pure Dexterity builds than the classes that start with high Dexterity. This is because many Dexterity weapons still require at least a little Strength to equip, as well as the Warrior's low stats in Attunement, Intelligence, and Faith. Naturally, the best use of the Warrior is with builds that combine both Strength and Dexterity, but at lower levels it's usually better to focus on one or the other first.
  • This class is tied for the lowest combined casting stats among starting classes. This is ideal for min-maxing if you want to make a purely weapon focused character, but is less than optimal if you want anything to do with spells.


Builds That Use This Class

  • The Warrior is one of two classes that can pull off the 50 Vitality, 40 Endurance, 40 Strength, 40 Dexterity build at level 125, along with the Bandit. This build is able to use virtually all weapons and has high defense, and can easily handle anything the game or even other players can throw at it.

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