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How Character Masteries Work in Last Epoch

Find out how Masteries work in Last Epoch, if you can respec them, and more.

Last Epoch has a basic class system where you’ll pick from five classes during character creation. However, the interesting stuff comes later in the game when you get to choose your mastery. Find out how character masteries work in LE here.

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What are Character Masteries in Last Epoch?

Character Masteries offer further customization and skill tree choices for your character’s class in Last Epoch. Each class has three unique masteries that strengthen aspects of their base abilities. These abilities come with useful skills that make end-game content much more interesting. For instance, the Primalist has the selection of Shaman, Beastmaster, and Druid. The Shaman strengthens spells, the Beastmaster focuses on companion summons, and the Druid allows you to transform into three unique beasts. So, each Mastery is unique from each other.

You can only choose one Mastery. However, you can spec into other Masteries in your class. Notably, you can’t complete another Mastery’s skill tree. While this lets you enjoy some aspects of other masteries, you can’t unlock any unique abilities, such as the Druid’s transformations.

When Do You Pick Your Mastery in Last Epoch?

You pick your base class at the beginning of the game, but Mastery selection doesn’t come until you reach the End of Time quest. I reached this in around two hours into the game, so it’s just enough time to get familiar with your class.

Can You Change Your Mastery in Last Epoch?

Much like class selection, your choice of Mastery is permanent and locked for your character. So, unfortunately, there’s no changing your mind after you pick one. However, you can leave the End of Time to experiment with your character some more before locking in your Mastery.

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All Masteries in Last Epoch

Mage Masteries

  • Runemaster
    • Gain the ability to use runes as offensive and protective wards to control the battlefield. 
  • Spellblade
    • A mix of melee and spell combat utilizing an enchanted weapon and wards.
  • Sorcerer
    • Heavy focus on elemental spells and AoE damage.

Primalist Masteries

  • Shaman
    • Utilize spells and totems to buff your character and damage enemies.
  • Beastmaster
    • Focused on companion summoning spells. Summon a Bear, Scorpion, Sabertooth, and Raptor.
  • Druid
    • Tranform into beasts Swarmblade, a Spriggan, or a Werebear. 

Acolyte Masteries

  • Lich
    • Focuses on the ability to gain more power at the cost of your health. Gain the unique Reaper Form where you can transform into a Reaper, and upon death, you transform back into a human with full health.
  • Necromancer
    • A master of undead minions like the Skeletal Mage and Dread Shade.
  • Warlock
    • Leans into dark magic and spell abilities.

Rogue Masteries

  • Falconer
    • Gain the ability of a battle falcon and traps.
  • Marksman
    • Heavy focus on bow and arrow combat, perfect for ranged Rogues.
  • Bladedancer
    • Utilize shadow magic to enhance your melee combat.

Sentinel Masteries

  • Forge Guard
    • Strengthens your armor and melee abilities.
  • Void Knight
    • Gain the ability to utilize Void magic and Echoes to duplicate your attacks.
  • Paladin
    • The healing class of Knights, the Paladin can use the power of light to heal themselves and allies. Can also use Holy Fire to damage enemies.

That’s how Masteries work in Last Epoch. Stay tuned with us at our guides hub for more tips and tricks, like my list of the game’s best Masteries and more.


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