Classes are a character choice that best suits your preferred playing style. There are a total of eight classes to choose from and each one has its own unique starting equipment and initial stat distribution. We’ll take a closer look at each one now:


‘Battle-scarred warrior. High strength, dexterity and skilled with weapons’.

Starting Weapons: Broken Straight Sword, Iron Parma (shield)

Armor: Standard Helm, Hard Leather Armor, Hard Leather Gauntlets, Hard Leather Boots

Items: Lifegem (x10)


’ Traveling knight. High HP and adaptability.Tough to take down’.

Starting Weapons: Broadsword

Armor: Falconer Armor, Falconer Gloves, Falconer Boots

Items: Lifegem (x10)


‘Finely skilled swordsman. Fights gracefully with strong weapons in both hands’.

Starting Weapons: Scimitar +1, Shortsword +1

Armor: Wanderer Hood, Wanderer Coat, Wanderer Manchettes, Wanderer Boots

Items: Lifegem (x10)


‘A merciless outlaw. High dexterity, skilled with a bow; Fights well at various ranges’.

Starting Weapons: Hand Axe, Short Bow, Wood Arrow (x25)

Armor: Spiked Bandit Helm, Bandit Armor, Bandit Gauntlets, Bandit Boots

Items: Lifegem (x10)


‘A Cleric on a pilgrimage. High faith and miracles guide the way’.

Starting Weapons: Mace, Cleric’s Sacred Chime

Armor: Archdrake Robes

Spells: Heal

Items: Lifegem (x10)


‘Knowledgeable sorcerer. Casts sorceries with high intelligence and attunement’.

Starting Weapons: Dagger, Sorcerer’s Staff

Armor: Black Hollow Mage Robe, Imported Trousers

Spells: Soul Arrow

Items: Lifegem (x10


‘Well-traveled explorer. Not terribly powerful, but has many items’.

Starting Weapons: Dagger, Wood Bolt (x20)

Armor: Travelling Merchant Hat, Travelling Merchant Coat, Travelling Merchant Gloves, Travelling Merchant Boots, Spell Quartz Ring

Items: Lifegem (x20), Witching Urn (x8), Aromatic Ooze (x4), Prism Stone (x5), Rusted Coin (x2), Repair Powder, Pharro’s Lockstone (x1)


‘Unclothed, origin unknown. Has nothing to fight with, except life-affirming flesh’.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    5 May 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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