The Last Faith gives you the opportunity to pick a Combat Style at the beginning, which is akin to picking a starting class in Dark Souls. The Combat Style you pick defines what you start the game with, what you specialize in, and your base starting stats.
All classes in The Last Faith & which one is the best?
There are four total, and they differ enough to be worth considering which one you'd like to start with.
The Brawler Combat Style centers on melee combat, and its starting stats support this playstyle with a focus on having a high health pool and a high Strength stat. You can think of this style as your standard melee warrior-type class found in many other games. If you're looking to always be in the mix, then the Brawler is the style for you. The Brawler style is available in The Last Faith's Steam demo and can be tested out now, should you desire.
Where the Brawler sticks to melee combat, the Stargazer has the stats to support a more ranged, spellcasting playstyle. With a high Mind stat, the Stargazer has a hefty mana pool, allowing for more consistent spellcasting. Beware though; the Stargazer has a low health pool, meaning careful consideration for melee is required. Like the Brawler, you can test out the Stargazer in the available extended demo.
The Rogue Combat Style places all its focus on being quick and nimble, with a very high Dexterity stat to support using light weapons that scale off of it. Playing the Rogue is about using hit-and-run tactics to deal massive damage and get out of harm's way as needed. While the Rogue is not available in The Last Faith's extended demo, you can expect it as a choice once the game releases later this year.
As the name suggests, the Marksmen Combat Style also has a focus on ranged combat, but with the use of firearms instead of magic. Firearms have finite ammo but can be obtained from standard loot drops throughout the game. This is important for The Marksmen as the style has a major focus on the Instinct stat, which favors scaling toward ranged weapons. Like the Rogue, the Marksmen will be available once the game has officially been released.
So there you have it, Reader. All you need to know about each of the game's four Combat Styles is right at your disposal. I recommend trying them all out once the game releases, as they all play rather differently from each other and are worth checking out by their own merits.
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