Stardew Valley: Fighter Vs. Scout – Which Profession Is Better

Gain insight about the professions of Fighter or Scout Professions in Stardew Valley and which path suits your gameplay style.

While going through the mines, every player levels up their Combat skill tree in Stardew Valley and upon reaching level 5. You are presented with the choice between the Fighter or Scout professions, which affect your battle prowess in Stardew Valley.

Key Takeaways
  • The only way to increase your Combat skill is by fighting monsters.
  • Upon reaching level 5, you can choose between Fighter or Scout.
  • Fighter increases your overall damage by 10%.
  • Scout increases your crit chance by 50%.

Comparison Between Fighter & Scout

Before we begin, the table below compares Fighter and  Scout.

Provides flat damage increase.Increase chance of landing critical hits.
Gives options to either boost your damage or increase health.Gives options to either enhance critical damage or reduce special move cool down.
Provides combat efficiency.Provides build variety.
Stardew Valley Fighter or Scout
Fighter or Scout [image by eXputer]
The fighter profession at Level 5 increases your overall damage by 10%. It is a flat damage increase, making dealing with monsters in the mines easier. On the other hand, the scout profession at Level 5 increases your chance of landing critical hits by 50%, which means you have more opportunities to land critical hits, improving your damage by 1.5%.

Stardew Valley Fighter vs. Scout
Fighter vs. Scout [image by eXputer]
The only difference between them is that at Level 10; Fighters get the choice to pick between boosting their overall damage by 15% or getting an extra 25HP. Scouts, on the other hand, at Level 10, get the choice to do 2 times damage with their crits or cut the cooldown on special moves on weapons by half.

My Opinion On Fighter Or Scout

Honestly, I love the overall damage boost Fighter provides compared to what Scout offers. It’s mainly because critical hits are often less useful because they’re less reliable, but a properly equipped crit build can crit every other hit. Many different weapons have higher crit chances, such as Daggers or using certain gems to build your weapons at the Dungeon Forger on the 10th floor of Volcano Dungeon.

This will conclude my Stardew Valley Fighter or Scout guide. Lastly, if you’re curious about Stardew Valley, I recommend checking out our review of Stardew Valley by our expert Moiz. Finally, if you have any questions about the game, please let me know in the comments below!

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