Welcome to our Solo Slayer Fighter build guide! In this build, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to utilize the Slayer Fighter build in Dark and Darker. This includes Skills, Perks, Stat Priority and more!

This Fighter build focuses on the ability to abuse the flexibility of Weapon Mastery and Slayer to become the ultimate duelist. The Fighter is a very solid class capable of multiple playstyles. However, the standard Fighter build relies on playing a frontline tank style of play, using Plate Armor to stack defensive stats.

This build in particular is focused on the Goblin Caves solo map. However, with some tuning, you can probably use it in other maps too!

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Sprint and Adrenaline Rush are the recommended skills required to run the Solo Slayer Fighter build. Sprint helps to escape or chase an opponent, while Adrenaline rush turns our damage output up to 11.

Recommended Solo Slayer Fighter Build Spells

Currently, the Fighter class does not have access to Spells in Dark and Darker. However, this can change in the future with the addition of cantrips. As a result, check back regularly for updates!


For this Fighter build, we recommend the following perks:

  • Dual-Wield
  • Slayer
  • Combo Attack
  • Projectile Resistance

Dual-Wield and Slayer, the must-have Perks of the build, as you can expect, provide the most power to the build. Dual-Wield gives the player increased Attack Speed when wielding a weapon in each hand. Slayer provides a flat 5 weapon damage bonus if you are dual-wielding. However, you lose the ability to wear Plate Armor. We round off the last two perks with Combo Attack and Projectile Resistance. Combo Attack provides consistent damage increases due to the Attack Speed of Dual-Wielding. Projectile Resistance is a great overall defensive perk, however, this slot can be experimented with.

Stat Priority

  • +All Attributes
  • Weapon Damage
  • Strength or Agility
  • Any other Physical Damage modifier

Within the stat priority, it should be a no-brainer that +All Attributes is a great all-rounder stat to obtain. Strength is the primary stat that scales the Fighter’s Physical Power, however, in a dual-wield-focused build – Strength and agility share the spotlight as viable stat choices. Strength allows for more HP while dealing more physical damage. On the other hand, Agility provides movement speed and faster attacks, both approaches to stat priority add value to the build.


For this build, the Fighter only needs a weapon in each hand. However, there is some flexibility to the weapons you pick. For example, it is possible to use just an Arming Sword and Short Sword to keep it simple. However, depending on what classes you expect to face, wielding a Flanged Mace in your main hand can prove incredible. This is due to the Flanged Mace having built-in Armor Penetration while being able to attack at incredibly fast speeds.


For the Solo Slayer Fighter Build, we recommend using a decent combination of cloth and leather where appropriate to get the best protection-to-movement speed ratio. This can be the following:

  • Leather Cap
  • Doublet
  • Lightfoot Boots or Rugged Boots
  • Leather Gloves
  • Loose Trouser

The above loadout provides the best possible resistances without compromising your movement speed. Try to build your loadout with the above in mind to yield the most optimal results. Finally, do not forget to find the associated stat priorities required for the build!

How to Play the Solo Slayer Fighter Build

The Solo Slayer Fighter build is a simple yet deadly approach to the Fighter. The Goblin Caves is filled with Rogues, Barbarians, Rangers and occasionally – teamers. Due to the 1-on-1 nature of the map and how close-quartered it is, we rely on our Movement Speed and fast Attack Speed as an immediate way to trade damage and secure kills.

One of the key elements of the Slayer Fighter build that differs from a traditional Fighter is the amount of Movement Speed we have and the style of fighting required to be successful. When approaching a fight, it is important to remember you are not a Fighter that tanks. Instead, you’re a Fighter who needs to pick fights that are both favorable and have enough space to move in and out of range to get quick hits in.

When approaching fights with other melee classes, the idea is to hit fast and hard with DPS. To gain ground, activate Sprint to initiate combat. As soon as you reach the attacking range, activate Adrenaline Rush and begin swinging. At this point your character is both agile in movement and incredibly fast at attacking, the name of the game with the Solo Slayer Fighter build is pure aggression. Being a lighter version of the Fighter, however, allows you to find ways to “surprise” opponents that enter a room. As a result, the playstyle of the Slayer Fighter is a mixture of raw rush-down and sneaky gameplay.

Multiclassing Options

Multiclassing has been taken out of Dark and Darker to be reworked. We’ll update this section when more information is released.

Solo Slayer Fighter Build Guide Conclusion

That concludes our Solo Slayer Fighter build guide, providing a fast-moving, fast-hitting alternative build for the Fighter class as a Solo. This build can be run at an extremely budget price. All you need is a Short Sword to go with your Arming Sword! For more on the Fighter Class, check out our Dark and Darker Fighter Guide. For more builds and guides, check out our Dark and Darker section. Finally, should you be interested in other caster classes, check out our Bard and Warlock guides.