Torchlight 3 Character Classes: Get to Know Each of Them
Torchlight 3 has launched in Early Access, and a lot of discussions about the game’s character classes have emerged. Let’s have a look at each of them so far and how they work, with some of their skills explained.
Torchclight 3 Classes:
The Sharpshooter is the newest Torchlight 3 class. It is a ranged specialist that uses guns, bows, and magical trinkets to deal ranged damae. It also has a host of area effect abilities that could take down enemies.
Scatter Shot – Deals a burst of cone damage with projectiles using your weapon. Hold it down to increase its damage.
Heart Seeker – A piercing arrow that knocks back enemies, deals damage, and inflicts bleeding.
Targeted Strikes – Three piercing shots that each deal weapon damage. Successful multiple hits on target increases the damage
Scouts Bones – Summons an ancient rat spirit swarm that deals damage and poisons targets
Sacrifice to Goose – Summons the spirit of Goose, the great eagle. He knocks back enemies and applies damage vulnerability
Loyal Shasta – Summons the spirit of Shasta. Deals weapon damage and taunts enemies.
The Railmaster is the most unique Torchlight 3 class as they can build and control trains. They deal powerful attacks by sending trains down the tracks.
Add Track – The Railmaster will lay tracks behind themselves until the skill is canceled. Enemies are attacked using a gun turret train car that moves down the track when deployed
Mortar Car – The train gains a Mortar Car that fires explosive payloads at enemies. Activating this skill will launch an incendiary round that deals fire damage over time.
Shield Car – Reduces damage to allies that are within the range of the Shield Car’s effect. Activating this skill creates a larger, stronger shield area for a short time
Ghost Train – Summons the spirit of an ancient train which deals massive amounts of damage and knocks enemies back
Pound – Deals weapon damage, plus a chance to stun enemies, when the Railhammer is slammed against the ground
Lantern Flash – Blinds enemies and burns them for 125% damage using the Railmaster’s ancient lantern
Forge is Torchlight 3’s mech class. This is also dubbed as the most flexible out of the current ones. It has high maneuverability, an extra weapon slot on the chest, as well as the ability to use weapons, melee, and magic. It takes advantage of single target and area of effect damage and debuffs.
Rapid Fire – Fires a torrent of bullets for cannon damage
Vent: Coal Launch – Launches coals from furnace that deals weapon damage on impact, plus further additional damage over time
Poison Dart – Fires a poison dart that explodes on impact and leaves a lingering spot that poisons enemies who stand in the area
Sonic Pulse – A pulse that exposes enemy weaknesses, increases damage, and has a chance to stun enemies
Ramming Robot – Charges headlong into enemies, dealing weapon damage and knocking them back
Fracking Strike – Striking using your fists sends waves of earth onto enemies dealing weapon damage and slowing them
The Dusk Mage is the natural magic wielder of all the classes. It is a ranged character that relies on its slows and debuffs to enemies. It can buff allies and debuff enemies depending on the ability trees that choose.
Dusk Mage Skills
Holy Bold – Deals extra weapon damage by firing a holy bolt at the enemy
Holy Fury – Focuses an energy beam that deals weapon damage and slows down enemies
Absolver – Fires three piercing bolts of light that each deal weapon damage
Consecration – Buffs allies within your circle with bonus damage, then splits off to deal damage that’s equal to itself
Damnation – Corrupts an area and makes all enemies inside do reduced damage. Slaying an enemy in the area gives back mana
Torchlight 3 is truly a unique game, and the different character classes make it stand out. You can get it on Steam Early Access, and hopefully it fully launches later this year.