Confessor

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Soul Lvl 10
Vigor 10 Dexterity 12
Mind 13 Intelligence 9
Endurance 10 Faith 14
Strength 12 Arcane 9

Confessor is a starting Class in Elden Ring. The Confessor has high Faith and medium physical stats. It starts the game level 10 with a broadsword, a kite shield and a finger seal. The Classes only determine the starting Stats and Equipment of the player, but as the game progresses, players can freely change their build to their preferred playstyle. There are 10 Classes in Elden Ring that the player can begin the game with.

 

A church spy adept at covert operations. Equally adept with a sword as they are with incantations

 

Confessor Starting Equipment for Elden Ring

This class starts with the following equipment:

Armor: 

 

Starting items for Confessor  in Elden Ring

This class starts with the following items:

 

Confessor Builds in Elden Ring 

 

 

 

 

Elden Ring Confessor Notes & Tips

  • Although designed to be a mix of combat and stealth, this Class can be seen as the defacto "Paladin" class. This one sets players up with a 100% Physical Damage reduction Shield, as well as good Faith for Incantations.
  • Notes, Tips, and Trivia go here

 

 

Elden Ring Classes
Astrologer  ♦  Bandit  ♦  Hero  ♦  Prisoner  ♦  Prophet  ♦  Samurai  ♦  Vagabond  ♦  Warrior  ♦  Wretch



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    • Those 9 points in Arcane are really unnecessary. If they dropped his level by 1 and his Arcane to 8 he would be the best int/fth pick instead of being outclassed/tying with other classes for optimization.

      • Anonymous

        i finally found build this class is efficient for! a hex build with 12 12 dex str for the sword of night and flame and this is tied with astrologer for most efficient starting class

        • Anonymous

          A confessor who is also a spy is a curious combination. It really sparks the imagination as to how they operated.

          • Anonymous

            A real shame this mf has unwanted points in Int and Arc. Lower one down to 6 or 7 and it'll be ideal for Fth-related builds. I'll stick with Vagabond then go get the set later.

            • Anonymous

              No matter how hard I try I can't make a build where Vagabond or even Wretch is better. Every other class in the game does Confessor's "niche" better.

              • Anonymous

                Easily the best looking class imo with decent all around stats except for faith being a little bit higher. Later in the game you can pair the hood with Banished Knight Armor and it looks amazing!

                • I remember when I was stuck between this, Vagabond and the Astrologer while I was pre-downloading the game and it literally took me an hour or so to decide.
                  I am a PvP guy so having Vagabond would be the most optimal since you need quite a bit of health, strength and dex for whichever build you're going for but not every build uses INT/FTH/ARC. Though even knowing that, I really wanted to have some magic going from the start because they looked extremely fun in this game, so I was left with this and the Astrologer. Went with the Astrologer at the end, thought I'd at least have the most optimal class for any intelligence based build in the future.
                  Looking back to it now, It's a bummer I didn't choose Confessor because damn do I love the way it's starter armor looks... I searched for a better armor with the Astrologer for so long that it kinda kept me distracted and made me skip a lot of stuff in the first couple areas. Don't get me wrong, the Astrologer set looks dope as well but the hood is what makes it in my opinion, and you lose that if you don't wear the robe, which gets a little boring after seeing other chest pieces along the way.
                  Fashion souls (or elden bling as they say) has always been my number one priority since DS1, I should've known it'd mess with me... Welp, at least I have a decent SL90, 70 INT mage in the pocket now.

                  • Anonymous

                    Ok, yeah, I started as confessor, but ended up a full mage. I know, horror for min maxing guys, but it works. The little bit faith helped with lava or death sorceries.

                    • Anonymous

                      People need to remember that competitive PvP players who care about every stat point being ideally assigned are a small subset of the player base. For PvE focused players, your starting class is ultimately about making the early game easier and role playing. This is easily one of the top 2-4 starting classes in the game in that regard and great for new players figuring out their preferred style.

                      - Balanced stats might be bad for min-max in PVP, but this is meant to be a versatile class with access to stealth, melee, and magic to start. Make a point of getting a bow early and you can do it all.
                      - One of two classes with access to Incantations from the start of the game. Much easier for new player than the glassier Prophet with their weak starting weapon. Quick Heal is always helpful and Assassin’s Approach makes this character one of the best stealth options to start along with Bandit.
                      - One of two classes with a proper 100% Physical resistance shield to start the game. Does not have the tanky armor you’d expect from most RPG Paladin classes (Vagabond is best option for that), but the armor is pretty good against non-physical damage. So with proper use of the shield and Incantations, this character can be very sustainable.
                      - Broadsword is very solid straight sword that is fun to dual wield/power stance but can also do well with shield or two-handed. Again, versatility is big. Samurai Uchigatana is still the best starting melee IMO but this can also be used well into the mid game.
                      - Role playing is a bit subjective but I just think this armor is pretty cool and unique. There are so many holy knight/paladin type armors in the later game that this transitions into.

                      • Anonymous

                        Jack of All Trades. A really good class for people that wants a covert-op playstyle like minimal defense and more on lethal melee/mid range approach. Assassin's Creed vibes but with Magic.

                        • Anonymous

                          Don't understand the hate. In a game where you can respec like 20 times, this is arguably the best class. Always have enough for a small heal and some blood spells. Don't have 7 arcane like the Vagabond. Decent physical stats. Confessor rules.

                          • Anonymous

                            Imo the best thing about the confessor class is that you will be able to get dual broadsword without needing to trade with other players or go to ng+. If you like straight swords then the best customizable one is broadsword, nothing else comes close. Broadsword is the best straight sword for pure str, pure int, pure faith, str/int, str/arc, str/faith and even pure dex with keen. So if you are a big fan of dual straight swords, dual broadsword will usually be your best option. Now of course, if you have a friend then they could just create a confessor and drop the broadsword for you. But some of use are maidenless and friendless and without ps plus. And if you only play offline, you probably don't care about upholding a meta level, so you can just overlevel and enjoy your dual broadswords.

                            • Anonymous

                              Started out with a Confessor, struggled a bit at first. This is my second souls game (excluding sekiro, less build focused). Really enjoyed the class, managed to get faith and Dex up to around fifty each with some decent health/int/stamina. Running enough arcane for Elenoras Poleblade now and a dagger for backstabs. Once I got swarm of flies the power fantasy became real. Played into the stealth idea with cloud of smoke, distracting incantation and the bleed spells. Been fun, almost done with my first play through.

                              • Anonymous

                                Seems to be the best character for Int-Faith caster, both stat wise and for roleplay. He has 23 total Int+Faith points together with Prophet and Astrologist, but let those two focus only on one attribute, because the other one is very low and for roleplaying too. Church spy Confessor who fought herecies like Fell Flame, Godslaying and other incantations, but soon he got absorbed by the Abyss that he fought against. He soon met Gideon Ofnir, a fundamentalist, who made him realise that there is Knowledge that matters. (Btw funamentalist incantations require Int-Faith too)

                                • Anonymous

                                  Seems to be the best character for Int-Faith caster, both stat wise and for roleplay. He has 23 total Int+Faith points together with Prophet and Astrologist, but let those two focus only on one attribute, because the other one is very low and for roleplaying too. Church spy Confessor who fought herecies like Fell Flame, Godslaying and other incantations, but soon he got absorbed by the Abyss that he fought against. He soon met Gideon Ofnir, a fundamentalist, who made him realise that there is Knowledge that matters. (Btw funamentalist incantations require Int-Faith too)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I think this is the best starting class out of all options. You get a sword with great weapon art, strong against bosses. You get a 100% shield. Balanced stats. Urgent heal. And a badass outfit. What more can you ask for?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      "b-but is stat inefficient" stfu you are a bunch of nerds.

                                      I will play as a battle nun with my cool clothes and kill demons in the name of the lord.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I see some dissenting opinions about this class, I'll give my 5 cents:

                                        >> This class works very well for some builds, especially when used with a certain "legendary sword" that requires a mix of intelligence and faith. it's a good pick if you know what you are doing and stick to it


                                        >> On the other hand, it is necessary to say that initial point distribution is kinda bad! There are not many ways to optimize this class, outside of very few builds, and you will likely have 1-3 points in the trash (personally 1-3 points is almost irrelevant, but if you like Min-Max...)
                                        Also, this class is bad if you don't know what you are doing. Pick the Vagabond class if you are a beginner.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          this class is basically Herald in DS3, which has shitty stat spread
                                          if you plan on a dedicated Str Fth or Dex Fth build, pick Vagabond or Prophet

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This class is called Intelligencer in the unupdated version. Will this be changed? I pick the class merely by the name that will appear later on in game

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Starts out as lvl 10, the highest of any class. This will make levelling up cost more but you'll be more powerful from the start compared to other classes (vigor is at 10 though so not a good choice for tanks).

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The point in this class is to buff yourself then make attacks with a melee weapon of choice. If your needed for team fights then throw a group heal incantation.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Confessor is, imho, a poor choice for initial class...
                                                  It's a classe made for Faith builds, but that is sub-optimal on most of the said builds.
                                                  Want to go full Faith for incatation or Dexterity/faith , Prophet is beter.
                                                  Want to go Stregth/Faith, Hero and Prophet are better.
                                                  Even if you go with some kind of Int/faith build Vagabond and Prophet are, likely, better options in most cases.

                                                  Terrible class for beginners. But hey, the cloths look realy good!

                                                  • Interestingly, if you play the ps4 disc version without downloading any updates the shield this class starts with doesn't have 100% physical block, it has 91% instead. Makes me wonder how many other things were changed at the last minute before launch day patch

                                                    • Better for a Faith build overall. You need to progress a bit in order to get to Roundtable Hold, but once you do the Prophet spells are sold there for fairly cheap. Great for a incanter sword build.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This will be the class I start with today after work. I honestly don't care what's happening at work right now. Already downloaded from early this morning and now just making it through the day....................................................................................

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          So, uh, what's the point of this class again? Other than fashion the prophet is pretty much better in every single aspect if you want to run a Faith build. This class doesn't even start with an offensive spell

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Gonna be doing Confessor for my first blind playthrough, needed something balanced skewing towards faith so this is perfect, will be running a "spellsword" type build

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              really cool looking class unfortunately as far as i can tell its not very efficient stat wise as i couldnt find a way to make it better than prophet warrior or samurai for dex/ faith or vagabond for quality/strength

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Okay looks like Miyazaki threw all the stealth utility skills to faith.
                                                                If you're the type to play the "NightBlade" class this is the most obvious choice ( besides that many Blood related weapons have requirements in faith )

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Sabaku really did this class honor in the red bull presentation event, just get a double weapon build and you are basically OP for the early game.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    The name is a weird one, seems like a translation that didn't hit the mark. Should have been Inquisitor.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I think a dex/fth hybrid could be very powerful in invasion pvp, especially since you will most likely always be outnumbered now. Force a skirmish, use the finger item to teleport away, heal yourself up with an incantation, sneak back and do a surprise attack with a bow from within a bush, repeat. Even fulfills the class fantasy of a spy/agent/dirty fighter. War of attrition.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        idk what will scale with arc yet (def some incantations, prob even a few weapons), so i don't want to start with a lot of points in that, int or vig for min/max. This looks like a great start for faith/dex or faith/quality. perfect for my sleepy monk build. i really want a conical farmer's hat and a bo-staff with a halberd or twinblade moveset.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I used blueblood sword build in demon souls and was planning to do something like that in elden ring, confessor sounds like the perfect class for that or am I mistaken?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I used blueblood sword build in demon souls and was planning to do something like that in elden ring, confessor sounds like the perfect class for that or am I mistaken?

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