Knight in Dark Souls II is a Starting Class. The Knight is meant for players who prefer a Well-Balanced class. It starts with a Broadsword as its starting weapon. The Starting Classes of Dark Souls II will only give you a head start on certain stats. This is because you will be able to freely change your playstyle and build as you progress through out the game.
Traveling knight. High HP and adaptability. Tough to take down.
Knight Starting Equipment and Items
Armor: Falconer Armor, Falconer Gloves, Falconer Boots
Items: Lifegem (x10)
Knight Class Build for Dark Souls 2
The build that is listed below is a set of equipment and recommended stats that we see fit for the Knight Class in Dark Souls 2. For more builds, check out our PvE Builds and PvP Builds pages to find various builds that have been created by the Fextralife team and its community.
Flame Knight Build
- This is one of the good Knight builds that you can find in the PVE Builds page made by "Artorias". It's a pretty balanced build, easy to play, and even good for NG+.This build is mostly for in game and offline play.
- Bastard Sword / NG+ : Fire Bastard Sword +10
- Lightning Claymore +10
- Greatsword / NG+ : Greatsword +10
- Dragonrider Bow +5
- Drangleic Shield
- Royal Kite Shield
- Drakeeper's Shield +10
- Pyromancy Flame +10
- Sorcerer's Staff
- Witchtree Branch
- Penal Mask / Faraam Helm / King's Crown
- Drangleic Mail / Faraam Armor / King's Armor
- Drangleic Gauntlets / Faraam Gauntlets / King's Gauntlets / Penal Handcuffs
- Drangleic Leggings / Faraam Boots / King's Leggings
- Life Ring / Life Ring +1 / Life Ring +2
- Chloranthy Ring / Chloranthy Ring +1 / Chloranthy Ring +2
- Second Dragon Ring / Third Dragon Ring
- Southern Ritual Band +2
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Notes and Tips About Knight
Notes: A more tank-oriented class than the Warrior, he trades some magic and attack stats for extra HP and dodging ability. This makes close combat a little easier but increases the levels necessary for learning spells. They have no particular strengths, but do START with a better sword. Though they don't start with a shield (probably because they're meant to start off 2 handing), it's easy to obtain the Crimson Parma or buy the Silver Eagle Kite Shield from Maughlin the Armorer. Intelligence and Attunement are slightly lower than Warrior, Faith on the other hand is one point higher than Warrior, invest 6 more Attunement and Faith to use Heal.
See builds for more information.
Should have a shield.
Feel like “Mercenary” would’ve been a more logical name given the nature of the Falconers being mercenaries for hire. That, or the Knight set should’ve been the armor.
It's sort of feels like knight and mage are basically best min/max classes. And at the same time they are good overall. Mage is obvious choice for mages due to lowest faith. And knight has 3 int which is exactly you need to buy some boss weapons so you don't waste even one point you won't use. DS1 had way more balanced classes in that regard
The best part about picking a knight instead of a warrior is starting out with 8 dex so no one will think you're going to make a simp dex build
The knight is just outright better than the other classes.
Best class for noobs
It's interesting to note that the "knight" class starts with the Falconer Set, when the lore of the Falconers says that they aren't even knights. They work generally as mercenaries and bodyguards for hire amongst nobility. This is strange, especially considering that the "Knight Set" is in the game, and you can always buy Falconer armor from Maughlin early on.
Is it me or did the knight in darksouls 1 have better looking armor?
Knight? Ha, my @$$
Dark souls 2 King
If you play first time play knight warrior or cleric
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Dark souls 2 is my first dark souls game and I had chosen knight because it has the most health and seemed pretty well balanced
The Knight is My Favorite Class.
Is there any way that knights can use spells and pyromancy?
My name Jeff
The BEST class if you want to be good at offense and defence
It takes more points to lvl up the Warrior to get the stats it's missing that the Knight starts with, than it'd take for the Knight to do the same for what it's missing that the Warrior has. The Soul Lvl difference isn't enough. Therefore the warrior is a crappy starting class compares to the Knight.