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Game: Elden Ring
Content Type: Gaming Guides


In Elden Ring, just like in previous Dark Souls games, classes determine the starting equipment and stats but do not lock you in any playstyle for the whole playthrough. The stats as well as the equipment can be customized as you play, though some classes will lend themselves better to certain playstyles than others.

Class Stat Comparison

Class
Warrior
Prophet
Hero
Prisoner
Samurai
Vagabond
Confessor
Bandit
Astrologer
Wretch
Level
8
7
7
9
9
9
10
5
6
1
Vigor
11
10
14
11
12
15
10
10
9
10
Mind
12
14
9
12
11
10
13
11
15
10
Endurance
11
8
12
11
13
11
10
10
9
10
Strength
10
11
16
11
12
14
12
9
8
10
Dexterity
16
10
9
14
15
13
12
13
12
10
Intelligence
10
7
7
14
9
9
9
9
16
10
Faith
8
16
8
6
8
9
14
8
7
10
Arcane
9
10
11
9
8
7
9
14
9
10

Warrior

Base Stats

Level
8
Vigor
11
Mind
12
Endurance
11
Strength
10
Dexterity
16
Intelligence
10
Faith
8
Arcane
9

A nomad warrior who fights wielding two blades at once. An origin of exceptional technique.

The Warrior class is the Dexterity focused fighter archetype. The starting equipment offering poor defense, the emphasis is on dodging and parrying while quickly attacking with the dual Scimitars.

Prophet

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Starting Equipment: Prophet set, Short Spear, Finger Seal, Rickety Shield, Catch Flame, Heal

Base Stats

Level
7
Vigor
10
Mind
14
Endurance
8
Strength
11
Dexterity
10
Intelligence
7
Faith
16
Arcane
10

A seer ostracized for inauspicious prophecies. Well versed in healing incantations.

The Prophet is a Faith based class. The light armor and the heavy stat investment into Mind and Faith means the focus is on Incantations above all else.

Hero

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Starting Equipment: Champion set, Battle Axe, Large Leather Shield

Base Stats

Level
7
Vigor
14
Mind
9
Endurance
12
Strength
16
Dexterity
9
Intelligence
7
Faith
8
Arcane
11

A stalwart hero with a battle axe, descended from a badlands chieftain.

The Hero is the melee focused starting class, and a good starting point for strength based builds.

Prisoner

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Starting Equipment: Estoc, Catalyst Staff, Iron Roundshield

Base Stats

Level
9
Vigor
11
Mind
12
Endurance
11
Strength
11
Dexterity
14
Intelligence
14
Faith
6
Arcane
9

A prisoner bound in an iron mask. Studied in glintstone sorcery, having lived among the elite prior to sentencing.

The Prisoner class offers well rounded stats for a dexterity/sorcery hybrid.

Samurai

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Starting Equipment: Land of Reeds set, Uchigatana, Longbow, Red Thorn Roundshield, Arrow, Fire Arrow

Base Stats

Level
9
Vigor
12
Mind
11
Endurance
13
Strength
12
Dexterity
15
Intelligence
9
Faith
8
Arcane
8

A capable fighter from the distant Land of Reeds. Handy with katana and longbows.

The Samurai class is a dexterity based fighter class. Well rounded class for a physical oriented playstyle.

Vagabond

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Starting Equipment: Vagabond Knight set, Longsword, Halberd, Heater Shield

Base Stats

Level
9
Vigor
15
Mind
10
Endurance
11
Strength
14
Dexterity
13
Intelligence
9
Faith
9
Arcane
7

A knight exiled from their homeland to wander. A solid, armor-clad origin.

The Vagabond class is the knight archetype. Melee oriented class, with a healthy mix of offense and defense.

Confessor

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Starting Equipment: Confessor set, Broadsword, Finger Seal, Blue Crest Heater Shield

Base Stats

Level
10
Vigor
10
Mind
13
Endurance
10
Strength
12
Dexterity
12
Intelligence
9
Faith
14
Arcane
9

A church spy adept at covert operations. Equally adept with a sword as they are with their incantations.

The Confessor class is a melee/faith hybrid, and offers a good starting point for a strength or dexterity oriented faith build.

Bandit

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Starting Equipment: Bandit set, Great Knife, Shortbow, Buckler, Bone Arrow (Fletched)

Base Stats

Level
5
Vigor
10
Mind
11
Endurance
10
Strength
9
Dexterity
13
Intelligence
9
Faith
8
Arcane
14

A dangerous bandit who strikes for weak points. Excels at ranged combat with bows.

The Bandit class is the rogue archetype, and offers a good starting point for dexterity based builds.

Astrologer

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Starting Equipment: Astrologer set, Short Sword, Astrologer’s Staff, Scripture Wooden Shield, Glintstone Pebble, Glintstone Arc

Base Stats

Level
6
Vigor
9
Mind
15
Endurance
9
Strength
8
Dexterity
12
Intelligence
16
Faith
7
Arcane
9

A scholar who reads fate in the stars. Heir to the school of glintstone sorcery.

The Astrologer class is the sorcerer archetype and its starting stats and equipment revolve around casting Sorceries.

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Starting Equipment: Club

Base Stats

Level
1
Vigor
10
Mind
10
Endurance
10
Strength
10
Dexterity
10
Intelligence
10
Faith
10
Arcane
10

A poor, purposeless sod, naked as the day they were born. A nice club is all they have.

The Wretch is a jack of all trades and a master of none with an equal spread of starting stats.

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