Warhammer 40K Darktide is a first-person action video game, developed and published by Fatshark. In this game, four players of different class types team up to fight against multiple AI-controlled enemies. The enemies vary from hordes of zombies to elite and special-classed monsters. Warhammer 40k Darktide comes with four different classes to choose and from and in this article we’ll put them in a tier list to find out which one is the best among the four.
The first layer is the “archetype” and the second is how they perform on the battlefield, which is why you are here. All of these classes are pulled from the war hammer lore and their existing universe. Now let’s dive deeper into each one of them and determine which class is the right fit for you.
1. Veteran Sharpshooters
Veteran Sharpshooters are the battle-hardened soldiers of the Astra militarum, these guys use their overwhelming firepower to take down enemies. With no surprises, the sharpshooter specializes in ranged combat. This is your classic mid-range soldier that utilizes rifles to deal damage. Also, this class has been designed with support in mind.
Effective against elite and specials
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|Passive||Make every shot count: Weak spot damage increased by 15%|
Be prepared: Increased ammo reserve by 40%.
|Tactical Action||Frag Grenade|
|Class Ability||The sharpshooter slows down movement to aim carefully dealing increased damage|
|Coherency bonus||Allies receive ammo whenever the elite is taken down|
2. Ogryon Skullbreaker
Ogryon Skullbreaker are large powerful brutes that are exploited for various purposes due to their inhuman strength. Basically put, these guys are big meaty shields that can squash enemies left and right as if they were a bug. It’s pretty evident that Fatshark designed this class with one thing in mind that is how to be the most effective frontline out there. To be an effective Ogryon Skullbreaker you have to live right on the brink of destruction and the edge of chaos.
|Strengths||Good for crowd control|
|Passive||Loyal Protector: Taking Damage while assisting/reviving allies won’t interrupt you|
Excessive Force: 25% buff to melee stagger makes it easier to disorientate enemies
Thick Skin: Greatly reduces toughness damage taken
|Tactical Action||Big Box of Hurt: Throw a boxload of grenades for high damage|
|Class Ability||Bull Rush: Knock enemies down enemies with a powerful head-on charge|
|Coherency bonus||Allies get increased melee damage|
3. Zealot Preacher
Zealot Preacher is the steadfast loyal subject of the god emperor. This class serves as a balance between melee combat and short to medium-ranged combat. With this class, it’s not always about charging into the biggest group of enemies but it’s also to serve as a ranged hunter and stunning ranged enemies with your stun grenade before approaching them.
|Strengths||Good against armored enemies|
Melee attacks cause high damage
|Starting Loadout||Combat axe|
|Passive||Martyrdom: For every 15 health that you lose, you gain 5 damage and this can be stacked up to 3 times|
Until Death: Dying makes you invulnerable for 5 seconds
Swift Exorcism: Attack speed increased by 10%
|Tactical Action||Stun Grenade|
|Class Ability||Chastise the wicked: Dash forward while locking your target in melee|
|Coherency bonus||Allies receive decreased toughness damage|
4. Psyker Psykinetic
This class is probably the most unique one as it’s based around a unique set of skills and abilities, but basically put it’s a mage. With this class, you can use your dark powers from the underworld to make brains pop! But be careful as spamming it too much can generate too much peril and can make your own brain pop.
|Strengths||Effective against elites|
|Starting Loadout||Combat Sword|
|Passive||Battle meditation: On a kill 10% chance to reduce peril|
Warp Siphon: Killing with brain burst increases damage by 3%
|Tactical Action||Brain burst|
|Class Ability||Psykinetic’s wrath: The psyker can discharge their accumulated warp charge pushing enemies away|
|Coherency bonus||Increased damage against elites|
And that’s it for our Warhammer 40k Darktide Class Tier list. We hope this tier list will help you find the best class for your playstyle. If you’re looking for more guides please check these,
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Hope this guide helps you to choose the perfect class for you and make Warhammer 40k: Darktide an enjoyable experience.