Fighter or scout - Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley

Fighter or scout - Stardew Valley

The pros and cons of fighter and scout in Stardew Valley. Find out which profession is better before making your decision.

You need to choose either fighter or scout when you reach level 5 on your combat skill.

Which profession is better?

Fighter vs scout

The fighter path :

  • Fighter (level 5) - attacks deal 10% more damage and you get +15 HP
  • Brute (level 10) - attacks deal 15% more damage
  • Defender (level 10) - you get +25 HP

The scout path :

  • Scout (level 5) - critical strike chance increased by 50%
  • Acrobat (level 10) - cooldown on special moves cut in half
  • Desperado (level 10) - critical strikes are deadly

Which is better?

Scout looks amazing on paper, but it is an increase of 50% of your current crit chance.

The base chance for critical strikes is 2%, so if you don’t use items or food to raise it, scout will bring you up to 3%. Which is only one critical strike every 33 hits.


Fighter on the other hand isn’t a game changer, but it is stable damage. 10% more base damage is also a better increase than 1% more base crit. And the small HP increase will let your take one more hit.

Better choice: fighter.

Level 5 choices