"Cleric on Pilgrimage. Wields a mace and casts healing miracles."
— Character Creation

The Cleric is one of the classes in Dark Souls.

Clerics can use miracles to heal, due to their high starting Faith stat and equipped Talisman. They also start with a strong melee weapon in the form of the Mace, but little in the way of defense. Clerics are well suited to heavier weapon types, such as Hammers, as taking on enemies directly with slower weapons is offset by their ability to heal more often than other classes.

At an initial level of 2, Clerics have the second-lowest starting level (the lowest being Pyromancers) of any class. They start the game as a member of the Way of White covenant.

Joining the Warriors of Sunlight can allow Clerics to become powerful magical attackers early on in the game, giving them the miracle Lightning Spear. Astora's Straight Sword and Dragon Crest Shield are also very useful early game pick-ups for the Cleric, provided they choose the Master Key as their gift and enter Valley of Drakes via New Londo Ruins. The former scales with Faith, allowing the Cleric to focus exclusively on it, while the latter is a far better shield than that which the Cleric starts with.

Starting equipmentEdit

Starting statisticsEdit

Image Stat Name Value
- Level 2
Para vit large Vitality 11
Para attun large Attunement 11
Para endur large Endurance 9
Para str large Strength 12
Para dex large Dexterity 8
Para resist large Resistance 11
Para int large Intelligence 8
Para faith large Faith 14
Total Points at Level 1 84

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