Demon's Souls PS5

Soldier Starting Class and Best Build

Soldier Class
This page covers the Soldier starting class for Demon's Souls for the PS5. Read on to learn about the starting stats, items, and gear for this class!

Soldier Traits

High Vitality and Endurance

The Soldier class has high Vitality and Endurance stats. The Strength and Dexterity stats are not low either, making this class made for melee battle. This is a sturdy starting class, but the lack of the Kite Shield in the beginning gives more merit to the Temple Knight, Knight, and Priest classes.

2 Types of Weapons

The Soldier starts with two different weapons: the Broadsword and the Short Spear. This allows beginners to test out the different movesets of various weapons, making this class good for experimentation.

Recommended Builds for Soldier

A melee build

Making use of Soldier's high Vitality for a melee build is a good idea. While high Vitality will not always be ideal for things like PVP, it is recommened for progressing in the story. Builds like Pure Strength or Dexterity Warrior will match with this playstyle well.

Soldier Stats and Starting Items

Soldier Stats

Vitality.png Intelligence.png Endurance.png Strength.png Dexterity.png Magic.png Faith.png Luck.png Soul Level.png
14 9 12 12 11 8 10 10 6

Icon Key

Vitality.png Vitallity
Intelligence.png Intelligence
Endurance.png Endurance
Strength.png Strength
Dexterity.png Dexterity
Magic.png Magic
Faith.png Faith
Luck.png Luck
Soul Level.png Soul Level

Soldier Starting Items

Broadsword, Short Spear, Soldier's Shield
Plate Armor Set
Bolt (20), Crescent Moon Grass (10), Soldier's Lotus (4)

Related Links

All Classes and Builds

List of Classes and Builds

Build Guides

All Build Guides
Pure Strength Dexterity Warrior
High Class Warrior Pure Magic
Magic and Faith Magic Swordsman
Vitality Warrior Blueblood

Best Starter Builds

Best Builds and Stat Explanation

Class Guides

All Class Guides
Royalty Knight
Temple Knight Priest
Magician Soldier
Hunter Wanderer
Barbarian Thief

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