Stardew Valley Fighter or Scout: Which is best?

Nikhil Bahuguna
Stardew Valley poster with the game's logo

If you’re stuck deciding which combat professional to pick between Fighter or Scout in Stardew Valley, here’s all you need to know to make it easy for you to choose.

Stardew Valley‘s story is driven by the choices you make and once you reach combat Level 5, you’ll have to pick between Fighter and Scout professions.

Naturally, this begs the question of which among the two does the most damage and how useful can each be towards the latter parts of the game.

Stardew Valley: Fighter vs Scout combat profession

You should always pick Fighter over Scout in Stardew Valley as being a fighter will give you a 10% damage buff along with a 15 HP increase.

Here are all the differences between the two options:

HP change+15 HPNo change
Attack change+10% damage+50% chance of critical hits
Fighting styleHeavy consistent damageLighter damage but higher chance of critical attacks
Level 10 choicesBrute, DefenderAcrobat, Desperado
Stardew Valley Level screen option to choose between Scout and Fighter
Each profession has its perks.

What to pick at combat Level 10 in Stardew Valley

Once you reach Level 10 combat in Stardew Valley, you’ll have two choices depending on what you picked at Level 5.

  • For Fighter, you can pick between:
    • Brute – Damage boosted by 15%
    • Defender – HP boosted by 25
  • For Scout, you can pick between:
    • Acrobat – Cooldown on special moves is reduced to half
    • Desperado – Critical hits are lethal

While you can pick Scout to choose Desperado for the significant crit buff at Level 10, you’ll hardly encounter enemies with huge HPs for it to become useful. It’s always best to stick to Fighter as it’s a better profession overall, allowing you to take down the early-game enemies with ease.

That should help you pick between Fighter or Scout in Stardew Valley. For more content on the game, be sure to check the following:

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