Dark Souls 2 Classes Strategy Guide

Dark Souls 2 Classes Strategy Guide will help you level up your character in the game.

Dark Souls 2 is almost around the corner and we bring to to you different guides to help you get through this tough game.  Dark Souls 2 Classes Strategy guide will guide you and help you get started with any of the 8 characters that you are able to choose from and get good at it.

TOC: WalkthroughCombat ModeClasses GuideAchievements

There are 8 different starting classes in Dark Souls 2:

  • Warrior
  • Knight
  • Swordsman
  • Bandit
  • Cleric
  • Sorcerer
  • Explorer
  • Deprived

Each character in the game has it’s own abilities that you will need to upgrade as you go through the game and as you level them up you will be able to withstand the different attacks the enemy performs and you will have better strength, weapons to aid you through he game.


A warrior that lives on the battle field. Has high Strength and Dexterity, making it easy to meet stat requirements for weapons. Has a shield from the beginning.

Knight DSII


A traveling knight. Has high Vigor and Adaptability allowing them to withstand many hits. Does not come equipped with a shield, so players need to be cautious at the beginning. Has fairly high Faith.


Swordsman DSII


A swordsman with honed skills. Fights skillfully with weapons equipped in each hand. Equipped with an upgraded Scimitar and Longsword from the start.

Bandit DSII


A ruthless bandit. Has high Dexterity and can use a bow. Can react to both long range and short range threats. Best for players that want to create a Dexterity build.

Cleric DSII


A cleric on a pilgrimage. Their miracles and high Faith can show them the way forward. Has learned the Heal miracle from the start and can explore with persistence.

Sorcerer DSII


A wise sorcerer. Can command sorcery with high Intelligence and Attunement. Has learned Souls Arrow and is good at long ranged combat.

Explorer DSII


An explorer traveling through many lands. Does not excel in any particular area, but comes equipped with many items, allowing them to fight advantageously at the beginning of the game.

Deprived DSII


A nude person with an unknown background. Fights empty-handed. Their body itself is the proof of their existence. Starts at level 1 and therefore can grow in whatever way the player wishes to.

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