"Savage bandit. High strength. Wields heavy battle axe."
— Character Creation

The Bandit is one of the classes in Dark Souls.

The Bandit specializes in hard-hitting physical attacks, and is great with weapons such as axes and straight swords. The starting battle axe is great for the game’s early areas, where dealing with enemies in as few hits as possible is important. Their high endurance and strength will mean that of all classes they deal the most damage at the beginning of the game. The Bandit’s magic stats are very poor, so using any kind of magic isn’t an option without spending a lot of levels on one of those stats. Their starting armor also isn’t great, but you will have no trouble equipping better armor and shields as you find them.

Bandits begin as a mid-rolling class with their starting equipment and armor, but removing gauntlets or leg armor can allow them to fast-roll at the start of the game.


Starting EquipmentEdit

Starting StatisticsEdit

Image Stat Name Value
- Level 4
Para vit large Vitality 12
Para attun large Attunement 8
Para endur large Endurance 14
Para str large Strength 14
Para dex large Dexterity 9
Para resist large Resistance 11
Para int large Intelligence 8
Para faith large Faith 10
Total Points at Level 1 86