Last Epoch Best Classes [My Opinion]

After spending over 50 hours in Last Epoch, the following is my take on the best starting classes to enhance your gameplay!

Last Epoch requires you to choose a class to head on a journey. There are five classes to choose from, so of course, not all of them are going to be worth your time. After spending several hours in Last Epoch, I have figured out the best class players can choose to have a great experience. Each class has three different masteries, which players can choose based on their preference. 

Key Takeaways
  • There are a total of 5 classes in Last Epoch.
  • I have ranked the three best among those 5 based on my experience with them in Last Epoch.
  • My personal favorite class in-game is Primalist.
  • The best class for dealing with damage is arguably the Mage class.
  • While the mage is great, its play style is a little boring.
  • That is why I prefer Primalist over the Mage.
  • Rogue is for players who prefer to play a well-balanced class.
  • Author’s Note: My character level in Last Epoch is 100, which requires hours of farming, proving that I have plenty of knowledge on the topic, making my guide a trustworthy source of information for you! 
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Showcase of My Character Level In Last Epoch (Image Captured By eXputer)

Best Classes In Last Epoch Summary

The following is an overview of the best starting classes and their masteries in-game:

ClassMasteriesBest For
MageSorcerer, Spellblade, and Runemaster.The Best Damage Dealing Class In Last Epoch.
PrimalistBeastmaster, Druid, and Shaman.The Best Melee Class For High Damage In Last Epoch.
RogueBladedancer, Marksman, and Falconer.The Best Well-Balanced Class In Last Epoch.

1. Mage

The Best Damage Dealing Class In Last Epoch.
Mage, best class in Last Epoch
Showcase of the Mage Class Along With Its Masteries And Key Skills (Screenshot Captured By Us)
  • Why I Chose This: I chose the mage as the best option as the DPS potential of this class, as per my experience, is the highest, and it even allows you to mix some melee combat along with high damage dealing spells. 

I personally am not a fan of a Mage but class, but in Last Epoch, it is extremely overpowered. If you don’t want a class focusing solely on melee combat, then the Mage class is the right choice. Mage is pretty useful in the Last Epoch, especially due to its skills, such as teleporting, which makes traversal easy for you. Even if you want a mix between spell and melee combat, the Mage class covers you. 

  • High DPS potential.
  • Dominates the combat from a long range.
  • Allows some focus on melee combat due to Spellcaster Mastery.
  • Utilizes three different elements.
  • Can teleport.
  • The play style is a little boring.

Masteries

The following are the Masteries of Mage: 

  • Sorcerer: This mastery completely focuses on the long-range, allowing players to deal massive damage with a certain range. It features skills like Meteor that are enough to one-shot some enemies on the battlefield. 
  • Spellblade: As the name suggests, it focuses on melee combat and magic, giving players more opportunities in battle. Even though it focuses on melee combat, too, there is no lack of high-damage dealing AoE spells. 
  • Runemaster: This one, in my opinion, is the best Mastery for Mage as it allows the caster to use spells of all three elements and focuses highly on runes. Runemaster attacks can change based on how many Runes you have.

2. Primalist

The Best Melee Class For High Damage In Last Epoch.
Primalist
Showcase of Primalist, The Best Class For Melee Combat and Summoning (Image Taken By eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: The Primalist class was the first class I chose in my playthrough, and it helped me defeat many enemies easily with the help of summons and high melee damage. 

Primalist was my go-to class, as I used this one for my first playthrough. This fun class focuses a lot on melee combat, and a summon. If you choose this class, you can summon a Wolf Companion from the start that deals some great damage. You can further unlock more skills that can summon even more companions. 

  • Deals high melee damage.
  • The companions deal even more damage.
  • Can teleport via a skill.
  • All three masteries are pretty great.
  • Relies too much on the companions.

Masteries

Below are the three mastery classes available for the Primalist:

  • Beastmaster: The best mastery for those who want companions on the battlefield who deal massive damage. Beastmaster is a skill that summons a Raptor that deals an immense amount of damage.   
  • Druid: This mastery will allow you to shapeshift the Primalist. Druids can use Werebear Form, Spriggan Form, and Swarmblade Form, which feature different movesets and abilities.
  • Shaman: This particular mastery will allow you to use the power of nature via Totems. While Shaman is a little underwhelming, it has a mastery skill, Summon Storm Totem, that can greatly help you.

3. Rogue

The Best Well-Balanced Class In Last Epoch.
Rogue
Showcase of The Rogue Class Along With Its Masteries And Key Skills (Image Copyright Credits: eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: I chose the Rogue class to be on the last due to it being extremely well-balanced and the fact that it allows you to dish out high damage from long range as well as from close range. 

Rogue is the best well-balanced class in Last Epoch, featuring ranged and melee combat. This class wields weapons like bows and daggers, which allow you to cover all the distances in a battle. This class is the best for players who want to add a little variety to their play style. Also, Rogue features some skills that allow you to move freely and dominate the combat. 

  • Features long and close-range combat.
  • Extremely versatile.
  • All three masteries provide a great experience.
  • Features fast-paced combat.
  • Might be a little overwhelming for beginners.

Masteries

Here are the masteries for Rogue in Last Epoch: 

  • Bladedancer: The best mastery for players who solely want to focus on fast-paced melee combat. This mastery class allows dual-wielding that can help you unleash a series of attacks at once.
  • Marksman: As the name suggests, Marskman focuses on dealing damage from a long range. This class is best for players who want to shoot different types of arrows to dominate the combat from a distance.  
  • Falconer: This particular class focuses on using traps and similar tools against enemies. Falconer also features a Falcon that you can use in combat to deal damage to opponents.  

Other Options To Go For

There are five classes, among which I have ranked the best 3. Both of the classes that I didn’t rank are the following:

  • Acolyte: This class allows you to use dark magic to summon things like zombies and skeletons, and it has some long-ranged spells. However, the Mage is better than this class in most aspects, making that a better choice. 
  • Sentinal: The ideal class for beginners as it’s pretty straightforward. Its masteries make it stand out, but they change the playstyle completely, with one focusing on offense on defense and the other focusing on support. 

My Take On The Best Class 

My favorite class in-game is the Primalist, as I personally don’t like the Mage class, but DPS-wise, the latter takes the throne for being the best.

I chose the Primalist class in my first playthrough due to its high damage. While the Primalist class is great, I think the Mage is better. If you don’t dislike the play style of mages, then feel free to select this class. You can select three masteries at a certain point, so select the one based on your play style. 

That is almost everything you would want to know about the best class in Last Epoch. Note that the masteries aren’t available from the start, as you will need to proceed through a certain level of main quests and spend 20 points in your main class tree.

Also, if you select a mastery, you won’t be able to change it back, so be careful about which one you pick.  Also, check out the Steam community page for different types of discussions regarding Last Epoch.

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