Dark Souls 3 Builds

Dark Souls 3 is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The third entry in the "Souls" series, it is the sequel to Dark Souls II. The game was released worldwide for the three consoles in March 2016, with a Microsoft Windows port by Bandai Namco Entertainment scheduled to be released in April 2016.

Dark Souls 3 builds are skill sets that players can use to create their desired character, whether it be a warrior who is strong and powerful yet slow or a nimble ranger with high dexterity and low stamina.

Builds for new players

For new players, a good first build is a tank-like knight with a high health and defense rating. A warrior type class can also be used as it is easy to level up the strength and endurance attributes early on. This particular character is useful for those who play more slowly but deliberately, taking time to learn from enemy movements and attacks.

Builds for Players Who Want to be Able to Tank Damage and Survive in a Group

A high vitality, endurance and strength rating is very helpful for this type of build. The Crestfallen's Shield can also be used well with this character as it lends you the stability to block great damage from enemies while still being able to dish out your own attacks. A lot of players opt for a knight or warrior class so they can use heavy armor against opponents, but this type of character is not the only way to go.

Builds for Magic Users

Magic users are very versatile, but there are many different types of magic to consider. From lightning spells that do tons of damage to fireballs that melt enemies quickly, there is a wide range available. Some players use miracles instead because the effect radius is larger and they shoot further away. The Golden Wing Shield can also be used with this sort of character to increase your magic power, a good choice for a more advanced player.

A high intelligence and faith rating is best for this type of class. The hood can also be used with this build since it boosts the amount of spells you can have at once and improves casting speed. A sorcerer has great attacks but they are slow and weak so you need to make sure you know how to dodge and block effectively.

Dark Souls 3 Halberd Builds

The halberd is a type of two handed weapon that can be used in combination with a shield. It's a good choice for those who don't want to use magic but still want to be able to attack quickly and from afar, as the halberd has both quick strikes and long reaching sweeps. Some players find this class to be challenging but fun.

Dark Souls 3 Assassin Builds

Assassins are very fast class characters who have high dexterity and critical attacks, but they also have low stamina so you need to be smart about when to attack and when to block or dodge an incoming blow. The grass crest shield is a good one for this build since it boosts your dexterity and makes your critical attacks stronger.


There are many different kinds of Dark Souls 3 builds you can create for your character, so experiment with the different classes and skill sets to see what works best for you. Some players prefer to use one type exclusively or they mix and match multiple different types without focusing too much on just one in particular, choosing instead to focus on mastering multiple forms of combat.