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"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 Equipment[]

Starting Statistics[]

Stat Value
DS1 Level stat icon Level 4
DS1 Vitality stat icon Vitality 12
DS1 Attunement stat icon Attunement 8
DS1 Endurance stat icon Endurance 14
DS1 Strength stat icon Strength 14
DS1 Dexterity stat icon Dexterity 9
DS1 Resistance stat icon Resistance 11
DS1 Intelligence stat icon Intelligence 8
DS1 Faith stat icon Faith 10