Talisman Online M - Which is the Best Class for You?
Talisman Online M is the recently-released mobile MMORPG based on the popular 2007 PC game, Talisman Online. In this title, players get to jump into a familiar world with some of the most iconic settings of the original game, as well as enjoy a few mechanics that were present back then. In more ways than one, Talisman Online M feels like a worthy successor to the original. Feel free to read our review if you want to learn more about this game.
At the moment of launch, there are five different classes to choose from in Talisman Online M, much like in the original Talisman Online. These classes all offer unique skills, stats, and playstyles, which makes them suited for different types of gamers. In this guide, we’re going to explore the five starting classes in the game and give our personal thoughts and recommendations on each of these.
Assassin – Pure DPS and Destruction
As its title implies, this class is all about doing the most damage in the least amount of time. Assassins are DPS characters by excellence, a trait that is demonstrated through their skills that deal heavy damage, as well as by their frail frames that are weaker than most. That’s right; while assassins are quite strong in terms of pure damage output, they’re also one of the squishiest classes, which gives them a steep learning curve when it comes to maximizing DPS while also staying alive and avoiding damage.
His skill set involves abilities both for dealing damage to individual targets as well as crowds, and skills that buff his own damage output considerably for a few seconds. Moreover, he can also bolster his defenses for a short duration and even disengage from the enemy while paralyzing them, allowing him to reposition or flee.
Recommended For: The assassin is best suited for players that like to get up close and personal and that have no issues with learning a class that might seem difficult at first, but that gets better as they unlock new skills. Regardless, it’s undeniable that they are the best when it comes to 1v1, and their damage output is unrivaled.
Archer – Ranged DPS and Support
Combining lots of damage with support skills, archers take the best of the assassin and add a bit of the priest to the mix, creating a hybrid class that can both dish out tons of damage as well as keep their allies alive during the tougher content. Archers are, for many players, the best class for solo play since they have fast kill times as well as healing skills to stay alive for much longer. In the right hands, they can challenge tough bosses by themselves and come out on top.
Recommended For: While the learning curve of the assassin revolves mostly around trying to stay safe while dealing damage, the archer is quite different thanks to her ranged capabilities that allow her to attack from safe distances. Nevertheless, in order to properly use this class, players need to learn when to attack, and when to support the team as, more often than not, the survivability of the squad often depends on a well-placed debuff or heal.
If you’re new and aren’t sure about which class to choose, this is the way to go.
Sword Mage – Elemental Destruction and CC
What MMORPG is ever complete without a spell-flinging mage conjuring up the elements to destroy their foes? Well, the Sword Mage goes beyond the typical caster archetype by combining both elemental attacks and martial prowess using swords and spirit blades. This class can both go up close and personal with the enemy with his weapons, as well as render large groups of foes helpless with his CC.
This class is quite important for group content since they can disarm enemies for a few seconds, rendering them incapable of attacking. They’re quite good for PvP as well because of this.
Recommended For: The sword mage has one of the highest learning curves and is one of the toughest to rely upon when auto-battling, mostly due to how contextual and crucial his abilities are. The CPU simply doesn’t know when to properly use his CC or AoE skills and often wastes them on individual targets.
With that being said, this is the best class to use if you’re planning on playing manually often. Chaining skills together and destroying hordes of enemies with a few skills is quite satisfying.
Priest – Healing and Support
The typical healer class that, just like the mage, is present in most MMORPGs. However, don’t let the name fool you: While the Priest does have access to a reliable heal, she can also punish her foes with a wide variety of lightning-based attacks. Though her role is always to keep the party healed up, she can definitely pull her own weight in a fight, despite her damage output not being quite as impressive as the others.
Recommended For: Players who like chilling on the sidelines while keeping the party alive will definitely enjoy playing Priest. And even if you want to be more offensive, you have access to plenty of awesome abilities both for single targets as well as AoE with this class. Nevertheless, her focus is undoubtedly on support, so keep this in mind if you’re choosing to roll a priest.
Monk – Resilience and Powerful Attacks
The Monk is the only tank class in Talisman Online M, featuring a large HP pool and many different skills that both increase his defense, and render groups of enemies defenseless for a few seconds. Monks are warriors that dive headfirst into battle, and that don’t feel quite at ease unless they’re surrounded by and fighting against throngs of enemies.
Recommended For: Monks are essential for group content since they’re the dedicated tanks of the group. Even though you can do much of the content without them, you’ll want one of these bad boys in your group whenever you’re challenging some of the toughest bosses in the game.
If engaging powerful enemies and protecting your allies from harm is your schtick, then the Monk is the class for you.
What’s your favorite class in Talisman Online? Leave us your thoughts in the section below!