Dark and Darker Best Class Tier List (February 2023)

The tough and the tougher.

Dark and Darker is an action fantasy dungeon crawler RPG. But it is really a hardcore FPS game at heart, allowing you to group with friends and compete in both PvE and PvP combat. There are currently six classes to choose from in Dark and Darker, offering the usual fantasy blend of ranged and melee combat specialties. The different classes all have their moments to shine depending on the game’s situation, so it’s best to pick the class that best suits your preferred play style. But if you're looking for the best classes in Dark and Darker, check out our tier list below.

Best Class Tier List - Dark and Darker

S-tier: The best

  • Cleric: The ultimate jack-of-all-trades class, but in Dark and Darker, the cleric rises to top-tier status thanks to being the game’s main healing class (who doesn’t want a healer in the party?), as well as being able to deal with the undead.

Related: How to play Dark and Darker multiplayer

  • Wizard: Devastating damage that can clear rooms of lesser mobs, plus some nice ways to get out of trouble via speed and slow spells. And you really need to master these because if a melee opponent gets to you, there won’t be much left.

A-tier: Harder to play, but potentially awesome

  • Ranger: The Ranger isn’t a million miles away from the wizard, again relying on range to deal out their damage while having traps to try and keep that distance between you and the enemy. But the damage output isn’t quite as high, and your get-out-of-jail moves a little weaker.
  • Rogue: As with the Barbarian below, played well, the Rogue can be devastating. They won’t stand much of a chance toe-to-toe with an opponent. But plan your attacks well, getting the element of surprise, and you’ll be making the leaderboards for most kills.
  • Barbarian: As you’d expect, there’s little complexity in how the barbarian plays. Low on armor but massive damage, not much will stand against you when you get up close and personal. This is devastating if you play it well in a good team, especially in PvP. But needs support.

B-Tier: A little limited

  • Fighter: A good class for beginners, as strong armor and good speed should keep you alive while you learn how to combo your attacks. But the ‘master of none’ nature of the class will put you behind the curve when the going gets tough.

Looking for more information about Dark and Darker? Check out How to Block in Dark and Darker and Dark and Darker Spell System, explained here at Pro Game Guides!

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