There are 8 different Starting Classes in Dark Souls II. While the classes determine the base stats for redistribution, there are no differences in abilities between classes, and they are only a template from which you can build your character. Most weapons and armor from other classes can be obtained relatively early in the game.

 

Classes in Dark Souls 2

Warrior

warrior
00_level 12 icon-strength 15
icon-vigor 7 icon-dexterity 11
icon-endurance 6 icon-adaptability 5
icon-vitality 6 icon-intelligence 5
icon-attunement 5 icon-faith_22 5

Knight

knight
00_level 13 icon-strength 11
icon-vigor 12 icon-dexterity 8
icon-endurance 6 icon-adaptability 9
icon-vitality 7 icon-intelligence 3
icon-attunement 4 icon-faith_22 6

Swordsman

swordsman
00_level 12 icon-strength 9
icon-vigor 4 icon-dexterity 16
icon-endurance 8 icon-adaptability 6
icon-vitality 4 icon-intelligence 7
icon-attunement 6 icon-faith_22 5

Bandit

bandit
00_level 11 icon-strength 9
icon-vigor 9 icon-dexterity 14
icon-endurance 7 icon-adaptability 3
icon-vitality 11 icon-intelligence 1
icon-attunement 2 icon-faith_22 8

Cleric

cleric
00_level 14 icon-strength 11
icon-vigor 10 icon-dexterity 5
icon-endurance 3 icon-adaptability 4
icon-vitality 8 icon-intelligence 4
icon-attunement 10 icon-faith_22 12

Sorcerer

sorcerer
00_level 11 icon-strength 3
icon-vigor 5 icon-dexterity 7
icon-endurance 6 icon-adaptability 8
icon-vitality 5 icon-intelligence 14
icon-attunement 12 icon-faith_22 4

Explorer

explorer
00_level 10 icon-strength 6
icon-vigor 7 icon-dexterity 6
icon-endurance 6 icon-adaptability 12
icon-vitality 9 icon-intelligence 5
icon-attunement 7 icon-faith_22 5

Deprived

deprived
00_level 1 icon-strength 6
icon-vigor 6 icon-dexterity 6
icon-endurance 6 icon-adaptability 6
icon-vitality 6 icon-intelligence 6
icon-attunement 6 icon-faith_22 6

 

Class Comparison Table

  00_level icon-vigor icon-endurance icon-vitality icon-attunement icon-strength icon-dexterity icon-adaptability icon-intelligence icon-faith_22
Warrior  12  7  6  6  5  15  11  5  5  5
Knight  13  12  6  7  4  11  8  9  3  6
Swordsman  12  4  8  4  6  9  16  6  7  5
Bandit  11  9  7  11  2  9  14  3  1  8
Cleric  14  10  3  8  10  11  5  4  4  12
Sorcerer  11  5  6  5  12  3  7  8  14  4
Explorer  10  7  6  9  7  6  6  12  5  5
Deprived  1  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6

 

 

Relevant Videos:

 

Discussion of the different classes and which is ideal for different build types, See Builds

 

 




    • Anonymous

      25 Jan 2019 19:39  

      I'm on PS4 on SoTFS and I was wondering if anyone could help me boost a new character to SL 194. My PSN is NathanHawaii

      • Anonymous

        How to win life21 Sep 2016 21:05  

        1. Pick sorcerer2. Go backtrack and find the track with big footprints3. Kill the big fat guy with your magic arrow4. Equip stunlock ring5. Progress through tutorial6. Find out Snorlax had friends7. Kill them8. Go back to the old ladies9. Get ladle10. Hit things with the ladle until it breaks11. ?????12. Profit

        • Anonymous

          This as a class for a total noob29 Aug 2016 10:58  

          I actually went with this one on my very first contact with the game and i'm now SL130+. It was a pain at the very start due to the lack of strong hits but once you get the stats up to par (drangleic armor set for example) it's getting easier. The learning curve teaches you how to be humble when playing though, definately recommend it for a first contact class, I had a blast with it and I'm only half way through the game (2 out of 4 special boss souls (the sinner and the old iron king)) but it's easier to adapt to any situation with this class (eventhough you need a lot and i mean a LOT of souls at start). Awesome experience all the way!

          • Anonymous

            Can a warrior use magic?29 Aug 2016 10:58  

            This is my first run through of dark souls 2 and I have taken my time with it. And the more videos and walkthroughs of the game, people are using magic and I don't know how to use/select the magic for my quick select. I only have right and left handed weapon and the item.

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