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Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Warrior in Dark Souls Remastered

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Warrior in Dark Souls Remastered

Choosing a class in Dark Souls Remastered is no easy task. The Warrior is one of the basic classes of Dark Souls Remastered and is the most preferred class of the game. Here’s everything you need to know about getting started with the Warrior Class

Warrior is easy to use, and the stats of this class are all-around balanced. If you are new to the game or the series, this class is the way to go unless you want a challenge. It is a melee-focused class and shines in this category with its stat spread.


The aim of this guide isn’t to tell you how to build your character but to give you advice on how to effectively create an effective Warrior that suits your playstyle.

The Warrior

The Warrior class

The Warrior is one of the most well-rounded starting classes, with high Strength and Dexterity. This allows it to use a lot of the equipment they come across. They also start with a solid shield, an easy-to-use weapon, and fairly light armor that sacrifices Poise for mobility.

Their balanced stats make them a good choice for new players, with their main disadvantage being their initial lack of magic stats, forcing them to rely on melee attacks. They are the optimal choice for a player who does not wish to use any magic whatsoever.

Effective Warrior Combat

Effective Warrior Combat

The warrior is the easiest class to make a melee build from. His armor is a great set you can use for the entire game, and his sword and shield can also be used for a while.

While it is less optimal for pure Strength builds than the Bandit early on, it is better for pure Dexterity builds than the classes that start with high Dexterity. This is because many Dexterity weapons still require at least a little Strength to equip.

Naturally, the best use of the Warrior is with builds that combine Strength and Dexterity, but at lower levels, it’s usually better to focus on one or the other first. The Warrior starts with one of the better shields in the game and has high enough stats to use many decent weapons immediately.

This class is tied for the lowest combined casting stats among starting classes. This is ideal for min-maxing if you want to make a purely weapon-focused character but is less than optimal if you want anything to do with spells.

Essential Steps

Essential Steps for warrior

Here are some important goals to have when starting your Warrior class playthrough:

  • Find the weapon you want to use – This is important for understanding what your future build will be.
  • Put points into either Dexterity or Strength, whichever build you want to go for  Whatever build you are doing, put your attributes into whatever section the weapon you are using scales with.
  • Always upgrade your health and stamina – Health and stamina are the best things to upgrade besides your other two main attributes.
  • Upgrade your weapon as soon as possible  Upgrading your weapon is important to dish out more damage.

Best Warrior Builds

Here are the three main builds for the Warrior class in Dark Souls Remastered and what attributes to put your souls into:

Dexterity Builds

Dexterity Builds

Reason: To focus more on mobility while attacking and dodging.

Dexterity builds are very good with mobility and attacking, and they have some of the best scalings in the series. Many people say it is best to get the Great Scythe because it has great Dexterity Scaling. With the Warrior, you don’t need to change your armor, giving you some leeway to put souls into upgrades and weapons.

Here are the best stats for a Dexterity build:

  • VIT – 30
  • END – 30
  • DEX – 40
  • STR – 15

Best weapons for DEX build:

  • Uchigatana: Dropped by the Undead Merchant in the Undead Burg. Also sold by Shiva of the East for 5,000 souls.
  • Great Scythe: Found in The Catacombs, above the lever to the second closed door. The entrance is accessed by jumping off the second spiked rotating bridge.
  • Scimitar: Sold by the Undead Merchant in the Undead Burg for 600 souls. Also drops from the skeleton with a scimitar & shield.
  • Estoc: Corpse in the lower section of Firelink Shrine, along the path towards New Londo Ruins.
  • Falchion: Blighttown treasure, found along with Wanderer clothes. An Enchanted version drops from a Mimic in the Duke’s Archives.
  • Rapier: Sold by Undead Merchant. Also drops from Balder Knight with Rapier.

Strength Build

Strength Build

Reason: To be tankier when attacking or dodging. It is also great for stunning enemies with bigger weapons.

These builds are best for having a ton of health and being powerful with your attacks. Most of your attacks stun the enemies and deal a ton of extra damage when they are down. The Zweihander is one of the best Strength weapons you can get.

Here are the best stats for a Strength build:

  • VIT – 30
  • END – 30
  • STR – 40
  • DEX – 15

Best weapons for STR build:

  • Zweihander: Obtained from a corpse in the Graveyard area, in front of one of the large tombstones near Firelink Shrine.
  • Demon Greataxe: Dropped by Taurus Demons. Sold by Shiva of the East for 10,000 Souls.
  • Great Club: Found in Blighttown near Quelaag’s Domain. Pocket island with Rock-Tosser Barbarians.
  • Man-Serpent Greatsword: Rare drop by the Man-Serpents in Sen’s Fortress and The Duke’s Archives.
  • Mace: Sold by Patches the Hyena at Firelink Shrine for 3,000 souls. Also, in the Catacombs on a corpse before the Pinwheel boss fog.

Divine Build

Divine Build

Reason: To carry powerful weapons while wearing medium to heavy armor and use Miracles.

These builds are for a mix of using melee weapons with Miracles. Miracles are a great addition to any build. The Silver Knight Spear is great to use with this build. It does very well with the different stats. You can also use a Dexterity weapon if you level up DEX and STR.

Here are the best stats for a Divine build:

  • VIT – 30
  • END – 30
  • STR – 25
  • DEX – 25
  • FTH – 30

Best weapons for DIV build:

  • Astora’s Straight Sword: Found in front of the Undead Dragon in the Valley of Drakes.
  • Crescent Axe: Sold by Patches the Hyena at Firelink Shrine for 10,000 souls. It is also dropped by him if you kill him.
  • Grant: Dropped by Paladin Leeroy in the Tomb of Giants.
  • Silver Knight Spear: Dropped from Silver Knight.

The Warrior class in Dark Souls Remastered can use virtually all weapons, has high defense, and can easily handle anything the game or even other players can throw. I hope that the guide has helped you understand how the Warrior class works and the best way to make the ultimate build.