Ragnarok Begins Classes – Which is the Best Class?

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Not sure what the Ragnarok Begins classes are? Well, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we’ve listed all of the classes that you can play as in the side-scrolling MMORPG. We’ve also included the skills you can expect to use with them, and their second classes you can swap to after you’ve achieved the appropriate level. What’s more, we’ll keep this article updated as often as new classes drop, so we recommend that you bookmark this guide and check back often.

Ragnarok Begins is a cross-platform MMORPG that takes place in the same universe as the old school MMO of the same name. Though it shares many similarities with its predecessor, including anime-inspired visuals, classes, and monsters, it changes things up with its side-scrolling gameplay. You can also play with friends on PC and mobile devices, so platform is little obstacle.

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit the official website, and we’ve put together a Ragnarok Begins codes guide to help you get started. If you’re looking for something new to play, check out our Dear Ella tier list, Eternal Evolution tier list, and Higan Eruthyll tier list.

Ragnarok Begins Classes

Now, we’ll round up all of the classes in Ragnarok Begins, including secondary classes, before moving on to look at what the best classes are.

Swordsman

Swordsman are the defacto melee class in Ragnarok Begins, capable of taking and dealing out damage in equal measure.

Skills:

  • Power Strike
  • Endure
  • Sweep

Secondary Classes

As they progress, Swordsman characters can specialise in dealing damage as Warriors or absorbing it as Defenders.

Warrior Skills:

  • Throw Weapon
  • Ground Split
  • Leap
  • Shock Wave
  • Maelstrom
  • Rage

Defender Skills:

  • Shield Bash
  • Shield Charge
  • Threaten
  • Thorny Buckler
  • Devotion
  • Rage

Archer

Prefer to remain at a distance, murdering enemies well before they can close the gap? The Archer is the class for you.

Skills:

  • Double Arrow
  • Arrow Shower
  • Shock Arrow

Secondary Classes

As they progress, Archers can specialise in the pet/support Hunter class or the DPS/crowd control class Ranger.

Hunter Skills:

  • Penetrating Shot
  • Broken Arrow
  • Assault
  • Fury
  • Withdraw
  • Throwing a Net

Ranger Skills:

  • Aimed Shot
  • Sleep Wedge
  • Exploding Shot
  • Vine Root
  • Black Mushroom
  • Rejuvenation

Mage

Love slinging fireballs? Then your class choice is a no-brainer: it’s the Mage. This class wields the elements like nobody’s business, specialising in pure DPS.

Skills:

  • Flame Impact
  • Fire Wall
  • Wind Gust

Secondary Classes

As they progress, Mages can double down on the elemental madness as an Elementalist, or focus on summoning spirits to deal damage for them as a Summoner.

Elementalist Skills:

  • Breath of Fire
  • Pillar of Fire
  • Ice Spear
  • Ice Storm
  • Flash
  • Lightning Explosion

Summoner Skills:

  • Summon Agni
  • Summon Aqua
  • Summon Shade
  • Summon Small Black Hole
  • Swallowing Darkness
  • Spirit Return

Acolyte

The healer class in Ragnarok Begins, which both protects their allies and heals them when they’ve taken damage. If you’re a support through-and-through, this is the role for you.

Skills:

  • Holy Light
  • Recovery
  • Blessing

Secondary Classes

As Acolytes progress, they can double down on healing and support as Saints, or go full Paladin with the Inquisitor class. This class focuses on crowd control and DPS.

Saint Skills:

  • Healing Light
  • Magic Protection
  • Sanctum
  • Hymn
  • Holy Weapon
  • Light of Bondage

Inquisitor Skills:

  • Judgement Strike
  • Chain of Silence
  • Strike of Indulgence
  • Land of Atonement
  • Punishment
  • Divine Protection

Ragnarok Begins Classes FAQ

Now, we’ll answer a bunch of questions you may have about Ragnarok Begins or classes in general.

Does Ragnarok Begins Have the Holy Trinity?

Absolutely! Though not all classes strictly adhere to it, the holy trinity exists within Ragnarok Begins, and those that like to play that way will find plenty to love here.

How do the Ragnarok Begins Classes Fall Into It?

Here’s how each class falls into the holy trinity. For those that don’t, we’ll include sections for their specific roles too.

Some classes may appear twice – particularly the primary classes, as they’re often designed for multi-rolling in the early game.

Tanks

  • Swordsman
  • Defender
  • Inquisitor
  • Warrior

Healer/Support

  • Ranger
  • Summoner
  • Acolyte
  • Saint

DPS

  • Swordsman
  • Warrior
  • Archer
  • Hunter
  • Mage
  • Elementalist
  • Summoner

Crowd Control

  • Ranger
  • Mage
  • Elementalist
  • Summoner
  • Inquisitor

What is the Ragnarok Begins Best Class?

So, this is where things get a little tricky, as it depends on the sort of class, or character, you like to play in MMORPGs. If you like to play a tank or healer, your options are, naturally, quite limited in Ragnarok Begins. Conversely, those who like to play DPS are very well accounted for.

Then there are those amongst you that don’t like to be stuck in a specific role, and like to chop and change on the fly, or play a class that likes to do a bit of everything. So, we’re going to try and cater to everyone by breaking down the best class for each specific role – including hybrids.

Ragnarok Begins Best Tank

  • Defender

This one is an absolute no-brainer, as it’s the only class designed around tanking. There’s plenty of CC to keep your opponents in check, as well as aggro abilities to keep the monsters attacking you, and away from your squishy healers and DPS. Heck, there’s even an ability that hurts foes simply for attacking you in Thorny Buckler. It’s everything you want in a tank.

While the Warrior’s survivability can allow it to tank in a bind, it’s really not well-designed to it. Its CC abilities are sorely lacking, and it has no ability to generate any aggro. The Inquisitor does fare slightly better, thanks to the sheer number of CC options, but, again, the lack of aggro and slight squishiness hold it back from being the best. It’s an excellent off-tank though, providing support to the whole party and helping the tank out in a bind.

Ragnarok Begins Best Healer/Support

  • Saint

This is another no-brainer, as the Saint is the only secondary class designed around healing in Ragnarok Begins. In fact, it does covers everything – healing the party and reducing the damage it takes, as well as buffing the damage dealt and other statistics. There’s even a bit of CC thrown in for good measure.

The Ranger has a singular healing ability, so we threw it in purely for that reason. Suffice to say, it’s not going to keep the party alive – though it can chip in with heals. The Summoner also has support abilities, but they’re not great.

Ragnarok Begins Best DPS

  • Elementalist
  • Warrior
  • Hunter

Our best DPS option is split between the Elementalist and Warrior, as they’re quite similar in how they deal DPS. Both are AoE powerhouses that will make short work of groups of mobs.

However, you will need a Hunter in your party against bosses, as they’re unbeatable single-target damage dealers, and will weaken their opponents to boot.

The Summoner and Ranger are capable of dishing out some solid numbers, but their skill bars are split between dealing damage and CC/support, so you’ll struggle to sustain it versus the more offensively-minded Elementalist, Warrior, and Hunter.

Ragnarok Begins Best Hybrid

  • Inquisitor
  • Summoner
  • Ranger

With hybrids, we’d vote for the Inquisitor as the overall best, as it can fulfil a support and CC role quite nicely, while still dishing respectable damage.

The Summoner is a fantastic damage dealer with limited support ability, while the Ranger has a small variety of healing, DPS, and CC options.

Really, this choice is just down to you though, as there’s not a lot between them. The Inquisitor is melee, and will support the tank while protecting squishy party members, while the Summoner will primarily focus on DPS while occasionally chipping in with CC and support. The Ranger can drop a little healing and CC to support the healer.

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