If you are a fan of action role-playing games (aRPGs), then there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard about Torchlight before.
The popular hack & slash game was first released for Windows back in 2009, and it was set in the fictional town of Torchlight. The game featured a fantasy world filled with dungeons and ever-expansive caverns which players could explore, battle myriads of monsters and collect loot.
Fast-forward to today, Torchlight: Infinite is finally in the last stage of closed beta. The game will be available for PC and mobile devices (Android, iOS) and it will continue the story 200 years after the events that took place in Torchlight 2 (released in 2012).
All of the classes in Torchlight Infinite
A big difference compared to previous Torchlight games is that this time, the players will have to select a specific class to play. Naturally, that raises a few questions. Which are the available classes, their differences, and more importantly, which is the best class among them?
Based on our experience playing on the closed beta servers, we will try to give answers to all these questions below. So, without any further ado, let’s get into it!
This is a melee brawler who enjoys getting up close and personal with his enemies. If you played Torchlight 2, this is a different Berserker. Rehan is his own unique character with new traits and his own backstory. Even though this class lacks reach, after lv5 you receive the Hammer of Ash that can deal area damage. While taking damage, Rehan will generate Rage, which increases his attack speed and thus his damage output. A damage reduction buff makes the Berserker able to fight for longer periods of time. Once the Rage bar is full, it can be consumed to increase his damage and movement speed.
Gemma is an elemental mage who manipulates the magic of fire and ice to obliterate her enemies. This class is known for spells that can cause damage in a very big area, hitting multiple enemies at a time. If you ever played a mage class in any game before, then you already know that positioning is very important for this class as mages tend to be something like a glass cannon – high damage output but not extremely mobile.
A wanderer from the Hermann Empire, Divineshot Carino is a ranged fighter with an expertise in various weapons and specializes in projectile attacks. This class is all about being mobile. Taking advantage of his high movement speed, Divineshot Carino likes to keep his distance from his targets and attack enemies from afar.
Spacetime Witness Youga
It’s all about ‘smoke and mirrors’ when it comes to Spacetime Witness Youga. His play style revolves around controlling his surroundings in a way that confuses the enemy and then strikes them down with powerful spells. Positioning is very important for Spacetime Witness Youga.
Moto is the ex-commander-in-chief of the Iron-Spate Knights, now an instructor who teaches engineering and ember tech at Torchlight. He can summon and command a legion of high-tech devices to do his bidding. He has no problem fighting in melee range or from long distance. The thing is, summoners have a very unique play style that’s not for everyone. You are either going to enjoy this class a lot, or you’ll find it boring.
So which is the best class in Torchlight: Infinite?
This might sound like a cliché, but there is no such thing as a ‘best class’ in Torchlight: Infinite. The game’s skill system features hundreds of shared skills and with the addition of specialized gears, players have the ability to create their very own unique play style. There’s a plethora of customization options, so it all comes down to preference and style of play. Before you make your final decision as to which class you want to go with, try all of them and see for yourself which one feels right to you.
If we were to pick our top favorite class in Torchlight Infinite though, we would probably go with Frostfire Gemma, because her kit is extremely fun (given the magic AoE abilities), but that is a top choice only if you like that kind of play style. If you’re more into the melee, head-on combat, then you would most definitely enjoy Berserker Rehan the most.
Which is the best class in Torchlight Infinite in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below. Also, while you’re here, you might be interested in Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds: Best class to pick and Battlefield Mobile’s best class!