With the arrival of a new MMORPG come vast new possibilities to explore. And in the case of Tamashi: Rise of Yokai, while the class possibilities are limited in comparison to other games in the genre, down to only three different classes, these are still varied enough to make it difficult to choose. Especially if you’re a newcomer to the genre, choosing the right class for your play style is of the utmost importance, particularly since this will radically affect your impression of the game. In other words, if you choose the wrong class, odds are that you’ll want to quit before long.

With that being said, we wanted to dedicate this brief guide to give an overview of the three classes in Tamashi: Rise of Yokai. In the following paragraphs, you will find brief descriptions of every class, their strengths and weaknesses, and our personal impressions of each. 


Specialties: Survive, Burst, DEF.

Tamashi: Rise of Yokai Class Overview and Guide

The resident melee fighter in Tamashi, with a defensive focus that allows for lots of mistakes, which makes Samurai the best class for beginners. However, even though they have a highly defensive kit, they also have strong AoE capabilities, which allows them to thrive when fighting against multiple enemies at the same time. And while his damage output is nowhere near as strong as the other two classes, the Samurai more than makes up for this in sheer survivability.

The Samurai’s three main skills have AoE components that allow him to easily engage and fight against lots of different enemies at the same time. And with his superior defenses, he can easily waltz into large groups, tank all the hits, destroy all enemies in a large radius, and walk away unscathed.

Tamashi: Rise of Yokai Class Overview and Guide

If you’re new to the game and don’t know which class to pick, the Samurai is your best bet in terms of balance, versatility, and ease of use.


Specialties: AoE, Control, Burst.

Tamashi: Rise of Yokai Class Overview and Guide

Onmyoji is the caster class in Tamashi, with plenty of devastating spells that can absolutely obliterate all enemies in a large area. Their sheer damage almost makes them OP and the best class choice hands down, if not for the fact that their kit isn’t strong enough to kill bosses with as much ease as they do trash mobs. Furthermore, their strong burst damage comes at the expense of their defenses, as they are very squishy and susceptible to damage.

Tamashi: Rise of Yokai Class Overview and Guide

This focus on offense with low defenses makes Onmyoji one of the more difficult classes to use, especially when compared to the faceroll play style of the Samurai. Nevertheless, those who master the spells and gameplay of the Onmyoji are able to dish out the most damage in the entire game.


Specialties: AoE, Ranged, Combo.

Tamashi: Rise of Yokai Class Overview and Guide

Last but not least, the Cannoneer is the ranged DPS class in this game which, in practice, plays similarly to the Onmyoji, but with lower damage and with faster attacks. However, its biggest departure compared to the caster is its defenses, which are slightly stronger, making it a safer choice for beginners that want to play a pure DPS class.

If you want to deal tons of damage and don’t want to worry too much about dodging and surviving, then the Cannoneer is your best bet.

Tamashi: Rise of Yokai Class Overview and Guide

And that’s it for this Tamashi: Rise of Yokai class guide. Hopefully, with the information we’ve shared here, you can now easily decide the best class for your play style and start having some fun in this game. Keep in mind that, if you’re still on the fence and don’t know which class to pick, you can simply play Tamashi: Rise of Yokai on PC with BlueStacks, and use the Instance Manager to play with all three classes at the same time, without ever having to choose.