Here are all the starting class choices in Hexworks' upcoming dark fantasy souls-like RPG Lords of the Fallen.
Choosing your starting class in souls-like games may not be as important as carefully building your character later in the game. Still, certainly, it's something that you should think about thoroughly as it can be a good base for the build you want to ultimately create.
It's also helpful at the start of the game, so if you're not quite good at close combat, you may want to pick ranged class until you get better at swinging those swords. In Lords of the Fallen , the upcoming souls-like RPG from developer Hexworks , we'll get to choose from ten starting classes and in this article, we'll list all of them along with their starting gear.
The key is to choose the class that complements your playstyle. There will be plenty of opportunities to experiment with your build later on so focus on starting with a class that fits you the best until you get comfortable with the combat and other gameplay mechanics.
Lords of the Fallen - All starting classes
Here is the full list of all starting classes in Lords of the Fallen, along with their starting gear.
Starting gear: Axe, Bow, Oak Arrows, Poison Arrows, Light Shield, Medium Armor
Blackfeather Ranger is a ranged class focused on the agility stat that scales well with the bow. Pick this one if picking up targets from afar and landing headshots is your thing. Since this is a ranged class, people new to the genre should find it a bit easier than let's say a melee build.
Starting gear: Broken Bucket Fist Weapon, Throwing Rocks, Light armour
This is one of the worst starting classes in Lords of the Fallen. It's pretty much a "blank build" so if you want to fully optimise your build with all points available, this one is for you. We don't recommend this class if you are a newcomer to the genre.
Note: Dark Crusader is only available as a starting class in the Deluxe Edition. Standard Edition owners can unlock this class later in the game.
Starting gear: Crusader Greatsword, Crusader Heavy Armor, Rosary Catalyst
As the crusader in its name suggests, this is a heavy melee class so your best bet would be to focus on the Strength stat. Obviously, Endurance and Stamina are also viable choices since you need to carry all those big weapons and armour.
Starting Gear: Two Daggers, Medium Stalker Armor, Throwing Daggers, Poison salts
This is your rogue class in Lords of the Fallen, so if you like daggers and the assassin look as well as its hit-and-retreat gameplay style, Exiled Stalker could be a perfect match. If you're a beginner, you probably want to stay away from this class as it can be very hard to master.
Starting gear: Short Sword, Knight Shield, Heavy Armor, Grenades, Healing-over-time consumable.
A classic class. A short sword and a shield, what more can you want? Hallowed Knight is probably the most balanced class in Lords of the Fallen so if you're looking for good damage dealing, good defensive stats and movement, this knight is for you. Focusing on Vitality, Stamina and Endurance is your best bet for this one.
Starting gear: Spear, Light Shield, Heavy Armor, Throwing Javelins, Healing-over-time consumable.
This is a ranged melee class that allows you to put a little bit of space between yourself and the enemy while attacking them with the throwing javelin, or your lengthy spear. Since the spear is its starting weapon, focusing on Agility stat which scales well with spears is something you should consider doing. Mournstead infantry could potentially be a great starting class since it focuses on keeping the enemy at bay.
Starting gear: Hammer, Light Shield, Radiant Catalyst, Healing Radiance Spell, Light Armor, Small Manastone consumable.
The first class in this guide that focuses on spells instead of weapons. However, the preacher still has a great Hammer melee weapon, which can be a great tool when combined with some spells. Levelling up your Radiance stat for spells and increased mana is recommended while Strength also comes in handy as you need some power in that hammer.
Starting gear: Flail, Knight Shield, Crossbow, Heavy Armor, Unripe Berries for Stamina regen
Hexworks say that this is another perfectly balanced class, making it a viable choice for beginners. Partisan has great defensive stats, his armour is not too heavy and with a bit of points in the Agility stat, the Flail can deal big damage. Keep in mind that this is an aggressive class due to its Stamina regen skill.
Starting gear: Cultist Staff Polearm, Rhogar Catalyst, Infernal Orb Spell, Medium Armor, Small Manastone consumable
This is probably one of the coolest-looking classes in the game. Pyro-build lovers will probably look no further than Pyric Cultist, who is all about casting fire spells. Therefore, the stat you should be looking to level up is Infernal for spell damage.
Starting gear: Long Sword, Throwing Axes, Medium Armor, Fire Salts
The closest you'll get to a barbarian in Lords of the Fallen. Udirangr Warwolf is an aggressive and attack-focused class that comes with a long sword which scales well with Stranght stat. Since this class doesn't feature a shield, we recommend it only to skilled players, who love glass cannon build.
And that's all of the classes in Lords of the Fallen. The game certainly features plenty of options for all possible playstyles be it a heavy melee build or something completely different.
As we have already said, the starting class is just a good foundation for your build, which you can shape as you like. And when in doubt, Vitality is always a good choice.