Rogue Legacy 2 Best Classes Tier List

Let's go over the best classes for just about any run in Rogue Legacy 2.

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The best classes in Rogue Legacy 2 come in all types. Some are squishy, while others are tough. Some are better suited for range, while others are great melee choices. Not matter their strengths, they all stand above the other options you could pick across your many adventures.

Rogue Legacy 2 Best Classes Tier List

With that in mind, our Rogue Legacy 2 best classes tier list distills the 15 options available, pinpointing the ones you should focus on when you get the chance to choose them. I’ll begin with top choices in S-Tier, before ending with my B-Tier picks. I’ll also share some information on their strengths and weaknesses, as well as some special tricks that can be used to make the most of them in a playthrough.

Rogue Legacy 2 S-Tier Classes

Knight

  • Max HP: 100%
  • Max MP: 150

The Knight is one of the best classes in Rogue Legacy 2 because though it has a very simple set of tools to provide balanced damage and defense, it’s also very strong. What really makes the Knight worthy of consideration is its huge pool of health and mana pools. It’s also extremely easy to play, which makes the Knight a perfect beginner-friendly option.

I also strongly suggest trying out the Pizza weapon instead of the Sword. It has a much better range and damage due to a critical backtracking strike. Also, use these relics for the highest Pizza damage output: Boxing Bell, Serqet’s Stinger, and Amaterasu’s Sun.

Valkyrie

  • Max HP: 85%
  • Max MP: 150

The Valkyrie is another great choice. It has a decent spear weapon that can attack in all directions — even when you’re moving. It has one of the highest MP pools in the game, and its Battleborn skill increases your chances of dealing magic critical damage, which is a huge plus.

What makes Valkyria really special for me is the ability to pierce through walls and deal damage in all four directions. In this way, you can easily block almost any incoming attack, but you need to practice a lot to be able to achieve perfection. However, this class lacks in the defense department, so keep that in mind.

Gunslinger

  • Max HP: 70%
  • Max MP: 150

The Gunslinger class is very similar to the Knight with the Pizza weapon. It’s another ranged, easy-to-use class that’s perfect for beginners. I recommend learning to keep your distance from your enemies with Gunslinger and avoid getting hit as much as possible. Also, try reloading only when you feel safe, as any incoming attack will nullify the reload animation.

The best part about this class is that you can use the Levitate ability, which is incredibly useful for traversal and dodging enemies. If you need to blow up something or somebody, then use Dynamite. Lastly, don’t forget to utilize The Ivy Seed, which spawns a platform from which you can shoot enemies at a safe distance.

A-Tier Classes

Duelist

  • Max HP: 85%
  • Max MP: 125

The fastest melee class in the game is the Duelist with its aerial and ground attack combos. Duelist has similar stats to the Ranger, but since it can’t deal ranged damage, it’s only A-Tier on our best classes list.

Duelist does have another neat trick, though, being able to gain invincibility during combat rolls, which makes him immune to any type of damage. Another cool feature of this character’s combat roll is that it also charges Duelist’s attacks right afterward, guaranteeing a critical hit.

Barbarian

  • Max HP: 100%
  • Max MP: 125

The Barbarian is another DPS class with a powerful ground attack, allowing you to deal critical damage and heal with each hit. This class can be a great starting point for anyone who wants to play as a strong melee character while dealing and taking a lot of damage. Unfortunately, this class’ talent, Winter Shout, is not as effective as the Ranger’s Ivy Platform when it comes to mitigating incoming projectiles.

Astromancer

  • Max HP: 60%
  • Max MP: 200

The Astromancer can be very powerful, leading some to move it higher on their Rogue Legacy best classes list, but I must warn you about its main weakness. You’ll need to invest heavily in the Intelligence stat to make your weapons deal discernable damage. Also, while Black Hole is a great weapon, it’s unreliable and dangerous, requiring you to stand a bit too close to enemies. I’d recommend avoiding that as much as possible, especially with this class’ small health pool.

If you want to use relics to increase your damage, then I strongly suggest Heavy Stone Bargain, although Boxing Bell and Serqet’s Stinger are also quite good. When it comes to boosting your HP, which is necessary to consider this class, in my opinion, then go for Gnawed Bone and Demeter’s Trial relics.

B-Tier Classes

Ronin

  • Max HP: 60%
  • Max MP: 150

The Ronin‘s stats aren’t very good in general. However, its mana pool is decent — and it can Teleport. Remarkably, you can hit targets with your Katana while teleporting from one point to another. Ronin also receives no damage when Teleporting, virtually making him invincible for a split second. Learning to work with it can be hard, so I can’t put this class above the B-Tier for that reason (or I’d swap it with the Astromancer).

Ranger

  • Max HP: 85%
  • Max MP: 125

The Ranger doesn’t rank high on our Rogue Legacy best classes tier list, but it’s not dead last. It has as much health as the Pirate, and its War Bow only deals critical damage if you manage to release an arrow perfectly. But this class can be easily put in the same category as the Pirate thanks to its flexibility.

The best part about Ranger’s bow is that you never lose damage, regardless of the angle or trajectory of your shot. On top of that, you can set up a platform that will protect you from enemy projectiles. The Ranger also has a Ballistic Archer subclass if you need something heavier than the bow to shoot your enemies.

Pirate

  • Max HP: 100%
  • Max MP: 125

It’s no secret that the Pirate is one of the hardest classes to master in Rogue Legacy 2, but it deals tons of damage. I just wouldn’t recommend it to new players. Pirate Cannon is a superb weapon that always delivers critical hits when using dash attacks. You’ll also gain access to the Pirate Ship, which allows you to move around any zone unobstructed. Take your time to learn this class, and you’ll see why it’s worth trying out — you’ll just need a lot of practice and experience.

And that’s it for our tier list for the best classes in Rogue Legacy 2. For more tips and tricks, be sure to check out our Rogue Legacy 2 guides hub.

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Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.