Elden Ring can be a little overwhelming initially, especially when the game allows you to choose your class. This can confuse many people, especially those playing a FromSoft game for the first time. It is an important choice because you will use that character for your entire game playthrough.
Yes, choosing a specific class does matter when it comes to builds later on. You can respec all your attributes later on, but you won’t be able to for a while, so you will be stuck with whatever you chose initially.
Try to see if you like the class when you first start, so you don’t get too far into the game. In these games, you need to be careful where you level your attributes because it can ruin your playthrough if you put levels in the wrong spots.
Does your starting Class matter?
Yes, as we said before, it does matter. It’s not the worst thing in the world because you can respec pretty cheaply later. The only downside is that depending on the class you chose, respecing will not drop all the levels down. Your starting stats will be where it is dropped down to.
Let’s say you chose Astrologer and want to switch up your build to a Strength build. When you Respec, your Intelligence stat is still 16, and you must put fewer attributes into Strength. You won’t get the most out of the build because your starting stats weren’t built for that build.
It is a little confusing, but you must make sure you choose the class you want to play the whole time or pick a class with good stats to turn it into whatever you want later on. Just be mindful of the stats of each of the classes before you choose them.
Which class should you choose?
There are 10 total classes in the game, and they all have different builds and starting stats. If you want a good melee class, you probably want to go with Samurai.
If you want a class with very good magic stats, you will want to go with either Astrologer or Prophet. It is all up to how you want to play the game.