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Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: All 15 Classes Explained

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: All 15 Classes Explained
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Posted 

29th Apr 2022 10:11

Rogue Legacy 2 classes are extremely important and have been greatly expanded since the first game. Rogue Legacy 2 gives players three choices for every run, three new heirs to take up the challenge of the Kingdom. Each of these heirs will be one of 15 possible classes, depending on which classes have been unlocked. To give you some idea of what to expect, and which class might be right for you, here is our guide to all 15 of the Rogue Legacy 2 classes.

  • Regardless of which class you choose, you need Heirlooms to progress through the Kingdom. To learn more, check out our Rogue Legacy 2 Heirloom guide.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Knight

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Knight

The Knight is the starting class, your introductory character will be a Knight and you will need to unlock more classes to move off of the Knight. Knights come equipped with large swords for swinging, and their Talent is a shield that can be used to block incoming damage. Their Class Passive is Veteran, which gives them a 5% boost to weapon critical chance.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Mage

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Mage

As you can probably guess, the Mage is a ranged, magical character. Their base weapon is the Wand of Blasting, which fires exploding shots. Mages don’t have a set Talent, as their Talent is always one of several possible utility spells. Pair this with their offensive spell and Mages really have plenty of magical abilities. Their Passive is very important, it causes all weapon attacks to inflict Mana Leech, a debuff that drains Mana from the enemy.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Barbarian

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Barbarian

The Barbarian is your expected bruiser character. They wield massive axe-like weapons called Labrys, which can do massive damage. They have a very useful spinning air attack, but the real damage happens on the ground, where all attacks are guaranteed critical hits. Their Talent is Winter’s Shout, a huge area of effect attack which freezes enemies, and fittingly recharges once the player takes damage. Speaking of damage, the Barbarian’s Passive ability is Tough, which grants them a cool 20% increase to Vitality.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Ranger

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Ranger

The Ranger wields a bow, and strikes enemies from, well, range. Bows can be fired in any direction, even while in midair. In fact, nocking an arrow while in midair will slow the Ranger’s descent, giving them time to line up their shot. Also, while nocking an arrow you will see that the arrowhead flash, release just as it does so to get a guaranteed critical hit. The Ranger’s Talent is Ivy Canopy, which creates a temporary platform below the player. This is really useful for taking up an advantageous position to fire from. Their Passive ability is Hunter, which grants an extra 5% Strength and Dexterity, adding a handy bit of extra damage to your bow.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Valkyrie

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Valkyrie

The Valkyrie is a versatile class that can attack from basically anywhere. Their Passive ability is Battleborn which buffs the Valkyrie’s magical damage. This makes them good to pair with a strong spell, but Valkyries are also capable melee fighters. They attack with their Fauchard, a spear-like weapon that can attack in any direction. They can even attack while dashing, and all dash attacks are critical hits. Their Talent is Deflect, which allows them to spin their weapon and deflect medium-sized projectiles.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Duelist

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Duelist

The Duelist is a dextrous melee fighter who fights with a Saber. The Saber attacks very quickly and does a lot of damage. The Duelist strikes with a lunge on the ground, and swings the sword in midair, these attacks can be combined for even more damage. Their Talent is Combat Roll, an invincible dodge move that does damage to enemies and procs the Duelist’s Passive, Charged. Charged is active for one second, and makes your next attack a guaranteed critical hit.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Chef

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Chef

The Chef is an interesting, if not unusual, class. Their weapon is the Frying Pan, which is a melee weapon with not a lot of range. What is interesting about the Frying Pan, is that it can be used to deflect enemy projectiles, turning them into fireballs and sending them right back at the enemy. Reflecting a projectile grants the Chef the Charged state, like the Duelist this means their next attack is a guaranteed critical hit. This pairs well with their Passive Burn ability, which makes any weapon damage done by the Chef burn their opponents. Finally we have the Chef’s Talent, which is Stew. At any time, the Chef can use their talent to bring out a big pot of stew, and use it to regain health. Stew has a maximum of three charges, but those charges can be refilled by picking up health items.

 

  • Rogue Legacy 2 tasks players with traversing a Kingdom made up of multiple biomes. To learn more about them, check out our Rogue Legacy 2 Biomes guide.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Bard

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Bard

Another interesting class type is the Bard. Bards attack with their Lute as a weapon. This weapon is very different, it fires out musical projectiles, which hang in the air and do damage over time. The Bard can fire out up to three of these Notes at one time, which will continue to do damage until they expire or the Bard performs a Spin Kick on them. Spin Kicking a hanging Note will cause it to explode, doing big damage to nearby enemies.

Spin Kicks are important to the Bard, as their Passive ability is Performer. Every Spin Kick the Bard performs gives them a stack of Dance, which increases all damage dealt by the Bard by 10%. Exploding a Note with a Spin Kick grants stacks of Dance for every enemy hit, meaning the Bard can quickly build up an awful lot of damage output.

Finally, the Bard’s Talent is Crescendo, an AoE shout attack similar to the Barbarian, but this one turns incoming projectiles into Roses, which function like Notes only they do not do damage.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Assassin

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Assassin

The Assassin is a quick, nimble and deadly fighter. They attack with Dual Blades, in a three-hit combo. The third hit of a combo always crits, reduces Talent cooldown and restores 20 Mana points. This means the Assassin can do massive melee damage, and cast plenty of spells with all that Mana regeneration. Their Talent is Obscura, which cloaks the Assassin for three seconds. This makes them completely invisible, they phase through enemies, and move 50% faster.

The Assassin’s Passive is Eagle Eye, which grants a 10% increased chance of landing Super Critical hits. Super Crits are what happens when a Skill Crit and a Random Crit proc on the same attack, granting an even greater increase in damage. Assassins can do absolutely massive damage, they are an ideal class for taking down big enemies.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Gunslinger

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes:  Gunslinger

The Gunslinger is what happens when you bring a gun to a knife fight. Their weapon is the Kinetic Revolver, which can rapidly fire all of its shots in quick succession. The gun is very versatile, as it can be fired in midair which will slow the descent of the Gunslinger. The last eight shots in a clip are guaranteed to Skill Crit, making the shots even more powerful as it goes. You can increase the weapon’s damage further by increasing your Intelligence, as the Gunslinger’s Passive is Suave. Suave increases weapon damage by 15% of your total Intelligence.

The Gunslinger’s Talent is Makeshift Explosive. When used, the Gunslinger drops a bomb that explodes in a cross formation. The damage of the Makeshift Explosive also scales with Intelligence, making the Gunslinger a class that can do gigantic amounts of damage for players with high Intelligence.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Boxer

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Boxer

The Boxer is a lot of fun to play as and has one of the most useful Passive abilities in the game. To begin with, their "weapon" is the Boxing Gloves. The Boxer punches, as you might expect, so hold the attack button to unleash a barrage of punches. Every punch landed grants a stack of Combo to the Boxer, with a maximum of 30 stacks. Each stack of Combo increases the Boxer’s damage output by 2%, and at 15 stacks, those hits are all Skill Crits, doing even more damage. The Boxer has a special attack too, by holding up and attack you can perform and Uppercut, which launches enemies and destroys projectiles.

The Boxer’s Talent is Knockout Punch. This is an area of effect attack that does a big chunk of damage. You can use it instantly, or hold the button to prepare the move to unleash when the time is right. Knockout Punch is refreshed after landing three normal hits, meaning it can be used very often in a fight. Finally, the Boxer’s Passive ability is Deft. This makes the Boxer pass straight through any enemy who isn’t attacking. If you are one of many people who hate how just making contact with an enemy in Rogue Legacy 2 does damage to you, then you will like playing as the Boxer.

  • If you're curious about the game and want to learn some more, why not check out our Rogue Legacy 2 review.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Ronin

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Ronin

The Ronin is a Katana-wielding melee character. The Katana is one of the most powerful weapons in the game, and it is the melee weapon with the longest range. Ronin can attack from quite a long distance, and can attack at diagonal angles. The trade-off is that the Katana has the slowest attack recovery, but jumping and dashing can reduce that.

The Ronin’s Talent is Immortal Kotetsu, a teleporting dash move that damages everything along its path. This is an excellent tool both for moving through a battle and moving away from one. The cooldown is five seconds, but it is reset instantly if the move kills an enemy. Lone Traveller is the name of the Ronin’s Passive ability, and it grants a 20% increase to damage across the board, from all sources.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Dragon Lancer

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Dragon Lancer

Dragon Lancers are tough characters who can hit hard and from far away. Their Talent, named Bastion, creates a shield that blocks projectiles and pushes enemies back. This pairs well with their Passive ability, Armored, which grants a 20% buff to all armour. Dragon Lancers can take a beating, but they can deliver them too.

Their weapon is the Charge Lance. It has a regular attack, but what you will want to use most is the charged attack, Flying Joust. This causes the Dragon Lancer to fly through the air and deal a big area of effect attack when they make contact with an enemy. The Flying Joust can be steered, and it can be cancelled with a Spin Kick or Double Jump, so it has a lot of utility.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Astromancer

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Astromancer

The Astromancer is one of the two new classes added to the game at launch. The Astromancer is a Mage-type character. They are even less tough than a Mage, but they make up for it with massive damage. Their main attack is the Black Hole, which is about what you would expect it to be. It is a massive circle of damage that eats through enemy health bars if they are foolish enough to stay inside of it. Strange, it doesn’t seem that the Black Hole pulls enemies in toward it, but that might be because that would be too powerful.

The Astromancer’s Passive grants the Mana recovery from all damage done, so much so they can even overcharge their Mana bar. The Astromancer is meant to be used with constant spell output. Put out your Black Hole, let it do its thing, while you cast more spells and defeat even more enemies extremely quickly. The Astromancer's Talent is Comet Form, which lets them fly and makes them immune to damage for a short period.

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Pirate

Rogue Legacy 2 Classes: Pirate

This class is a bit mysterious as, at time of writing, not much is known just yet. We don’t even know for certain the class is called Pirate, it is just an educated guess. This class has been seen in the animated release date trailer, and was confirmed to be the newest class in the game by the developers.

This new character has an eyepatch and seems to be flying in a ship with cannons and a crossbones flag, so let’s say we’re fairly confident this is a pirate. Also, the developers did quite literally call this a "pirate ship", so that’s fairly concrete. How exactly this character will work is yet to be known, but players will be able to unlock them now that the full game is released.

Those are all of the Rogue Legacy 2 classes currently available. For more on the game, such as how to change up your characters' stats and abilities, check out our Rogue Legacy 2 Relics guide.

 

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