The man for me has got to be the arguable black sheep of the Atalean classes, the one, the only: Cryptic.
A brilliant concept and set of art backed by a surprisingly capable offence (big damn hits), but above all a superb defence. Cryptic just hits all the bases for me, and makes a mockery of so much of even Dragon Fable's more difficult content - only being foiled by the arch-enemy, high-bonus bosses - When- and those with a consistent and exceptional damage output, perhaps, such as the Zealot (takes a few tries!).
I mean, I could go on but no-one wants to read me getting rather too excited about a class. But it really was just a genius update and freshening up of the base class, incredibly simple and yet with combos and branching opportunities at almost every corner... compared to the depressingly formulaic Riftwalker, one of my least favourite classes straight-up, and even to a much lesser degree Ascendant, the fun factor for me personally isn't even a question.
Dragon Lord deserves props for getting the job done, but at the end of the day the more stylish survivor has got to be Necro - I'm pleased to see this seems to be a common favourite among the buffs here, so I'll move on to my number two most used and loved -
That'd be Technomancer. What an absolute underdog of a class! I've rarely even seen it mentioned before, but with a bit of luck on side it can be a very tanky character indeed, with far too many stuns and a shield which on paper should be abysmal (+120?!) but is, for some reason, the safest I've seen in the game. Again, the animations are pure beauty - my only disappointment is that its tech is actually very capable, I was expecting at least ONE dysfunctional piece, I mean, it is the Gnomes! - the class is no joke, though, most certainly trumping many Tier 2s (it's just a shame that long before Lv. 30 most everyone will be packing a Tier 3≤). I've cleared Fire Primal with it and I daresay even When might be possible: the boss has to have modest immo. resist, though.
All-in-all Cryptic-Dragon Lord-Technomancer makes a fantastic bossing triumvirate. ;)
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