Dark and Darker: Best Classes Tier List

Crawling dungeons is a dangerous business, you'll want to know the best classes to survive in Dark and Darker.

There are six main classes in Dark and Darker, which is currently not running a beta or alpha but will be back in February. Each class has access to perks and skills that can significantly improve their stats and overall performance, making the gameplay much more exciting.

Our guide will provide you with a tier list of the best classes in Dark and Darker, including their best perks and abilities.

S-Tier Classes

Cleric

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  • Strength: 13
  • HP: 96

An ability to heal oneself and others plays a significant role in Dark and Darker, and that's why Cleric can easily be considered the most important class in the game. And it can resurrect other players!

It is a perfect class for both beginners and experienced players, who like to play in a position of a support class. And if you like to have a wide choice of armor and shields, then Cleric's got it all.

Its best perk is Undead Slaying, which boosts all your damage against undead by 20%, and his best skill is Undead Purification, which functions like an AoE against the undead.

Ranger

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  • Strength: 10
  • HP: 90

Ranged damage allows players to deal with enemies at a distance, and thus protect yourself from receiving damage. That's where Ranger becomes very valuable, especially since it can shoot through holes in doors.

The Ranger's best perk is Tracking, which allows you to detect enemy footsteps, and its best skill is Multishot, which allows you to shoot five targets at once. Ranger can also heal himself by foraging food or by setting up a campfire.

A-Tier Classes

Wizard

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  • Strength: 5
  • HP: 75

Casting spells is a great alternative to dealing ranged physical damage, although there are a few drawbacks to this class in comparison to Ranger or Cleric.

Wizard's best skill is Meditation, which allows it to immediately restore his spells. This is the only class in the game with this kind of ability.

Although Wizard can be very effective against enemies with heavy armor, its own strength and health are very low. It can be very hard to survive without Cleric in your party.

Rogue

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  • Strength: 8
  • HP: 84

If you're tired of slow, clumsy characters, then Rogue should be your number one choice due to its high mobility and agility.

One of the Rogue's best perks is Lockpick Expert, which provides you with an unlimited amount of lockpicks. Another great perk is Poisoned Weapon, which allows you to detect and disarm traps. Rogue's best skill is Hide, which basically makes him invisible.

Rogue is a great class, although you may find that the damage is a bit lacking and it has no access to spells.

B-Tier Classes

Fighter

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  • Strength: 8
  • HP: 84

Fighter has access to a vast selection of both weapons and armor, which allows you to achieve balance and flexibility.

Its Dual Wield perk allows you equip a weapon in each hand, thus increasing his damage output. Alternatively you can wield a shield for increased defense.

Fighter is also one of the few classes who has the ability to heal himself, using his Second Wind skill. But this class can be effective only against melee enemies, and it is highly vulnerable against magic.

Barbarian

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  • Strength: 30
  • HP: 130

Barbarian has the most strength and health of all other classes in Dark and Darker, but that's all he's got.

The Barbarian's two best perks are probably Iron Will, which protects it from magic damage, and Smash, which allows him to break doors. Its best skill is War Cry, which increases his own HP, as well as of his allies.

But other than that, Barbarian is a very slow class with no ability to cast spells and no significant buffs. This class will survive only in a well built team.

Those are the best classes in Dark and Darker, and stay tuned for more Dark and Darker guides when the game opens back up.

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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.

Published Dec. 26th 2022

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