Salt And Sacrifice Classes: Stats & Playstyle

The combat In Salt and Sacrifice can get strenuous for a lot of people who are not familiar with the traditional “high adrenaline, high stakes” gameplay; however, like many action RPGs, The game offers a variety of fun and unique Classes from which familiar, and even brand new players can easily craft their dream builds and well-suited playstyles to fight back against the deadly inhabitants of the Salt and Sacrifice. It offers flexibility and contrast in all of its classes, and each one offers tons of variations in its style! 

The Best Classes In Salt And Sacrifice

Most of the classes in this game each provide their mixed bag of arsenal that you can use in many different ways or techniques that can alter your playstyle in a way that is both intriguing and requires skillful thinking. With that in mind, there are a total of eight different classes that all excel in either ranged or pure DPS damage. They can intrigue the player in different ways than one that honestly choosing a class becomes a daunting task in itself.

But not to worry, as now we delve deeper into each class and talk about their equipment, how they function, what stats to invest your greystone currency on to improve them, and most importantly, the Pros and Cons of every single one to determine the best suited just for you.

Ranger

The following are the base stats for the Ranger class:

Ranger Salt and sacrifice
Ranger Salt and sacrifice
Strength5Arcana5
Dexterity7Conviction5
Vitality5Resolve5
Will5Luck5
Endurance6

The ranger excels at both instances of close and long-range with its Half Spear (C tier dexterity) offering much-needed damage in crowded situations. In contrast, the Short Bow (B tier dexterity) can easily cover the gap by picking off enemies from wider distances.

The main stat most players will want to focus on upgrading for this class is Dexterity, as both the spear and bow’s damage primarily scale off of that stat. Plus, ranger starts with a good Equipment load thanks to its high endurance right off the bat, making it a solid, well-rounded Class with the only downsides being that blocking can feel insufficient and dodging or positioning yourself correctly is the key to mastering this playstyle.

Cleric

The following are the base stats for the Cleric class:

Cleric salt and sacrifice
Cleric salt and sacrifice
Strength5Arcana5
Dexterity5Conviction7
Vitality5Resolve6
Will5Luck5
Endurance5

The Cleric is a Melee and Caster hybrid class that offers a variety of Divine spells which can be immensely helpful in both support and damage. This class comes with the Ruined Mace, which has a B tier scaling in both strength and conviction with a basic Crossbow with E tier scaling in dexterity for some chip ranged damage.

The main stats you want to work towards, of course, are Strength and conviction, which will boost your main weapon’s damage while investing a bit into Resolve to be able to cast more healing and offensive spells. The cons for this class be that your starting defense can be weak, so get a Light heavy armor as soon as possible and a better secondary weapon instead of the crossbow that can scale off with your main weapon’s stats, making it one of the solid hybrid classes of this game.

Assassin

The following are the base stats for the assassin:

assassin salt and sacrifice
Assassin salt and sacrifice
Strength5Arcana5
Dexterity6Conviction5
Vitality5Resolve5
Will7Luck5
Endurance5

The assassin focuses on dishing out fast and agile attacks, which may prove useful in both close and long-range combat circumstances. The assassin comes with Hunter’s Daggers which have an S tier scaling in Dexterity and Throwing knives to provide attacks at foes from large gaps.

For this class, we recommend leveling your Dexterity to improve the overall DPS values and as well as putting some points into Will to improve your stamina so you can constantly deal out attacks and have enough stamina to dodge out of harm’s way. By also improving the Vigor values, later on, the assassin can easily become one of the Best DPS classes of Salt and sacrifice, especially towards the late game.

Duelist

The following are the base stats for the Duelist:

Duelist
Duelist salt and sacrifice
Strength5Arcana5
Dexterity7Conviction5
Vitality5Resolve5
Will5Luck6
Endurance5

The duelist is a fencer that offers rapid lunge attacks which can eliminate enemies in quick succession and helps clear large crowds of enemies on many levels of the game. The duelist comes with the Steel rapier, which has a B-tier scaling and a sturdy crossbow for the long-ranged option.

The stats you will want to focus on for this class are, of course, Dexterity to improve your damage and Luck to boost your ranged attack and loot drops; the only major downside to this class is that the Rapier may require some finesse to work for many players. But with the proper positioning during some instances, this class can do wonders for the balanced builds of this game.

Fighter

The following are the base stats for the Fighter:

Fighter
Fighter salt and sacrifice
Strength6Arcana5
Dexterity5Conviction5
Vitality5Resolve5
Will5Luck5
Endurance7

The fighter is one of the tank classes of the game, which offers raw heavy DPS against enemies as well as boasts high damage negation via the Heavy class armor included with the class.  This class starts off with the Knight’s Vanguard weapon, which has a D-tier scaling in strength; however, it provides a 100% Physical damage block which greatly benefits this class in the long scheme of things.

It also comes with throwing axes to help with additional long-range damage capabilities. The main attribute that you will want to focus on for this class is Strength as well as Endurance to raise equipment load and help against slow-rolling. With that, it becomes a pure DPS-focused class, and one of the “beefiest” builds of Salt and Sacrifice.

Paladin

The following are the base stats for the Paladin:

paladin
Paladin Salt and sacrifice
Strength5Arcana5
Dexterity5Conviction6
Vitality6Resolve5
Will5Luck5
Endurance6

The paladin, much like the Fighter, offers identical playstyles by being an offensive tank, but the addition is that it has access to some Divine skills, which will greatly help increase incoming damage mitigation for a short time. The Paladin’s starting weapon is the Vanguard which has a D tier in strength and an E tier scaling in conviction with a 95% damage negation block. It comes with throwing axes to help with the ranged damage situations too.

Overall, you will want to focus on improving your Will so you can efficiently use your stamina and Endurance to reduce slow-rolling as well as raise your maximum equipment load since being able to have free play movement is vital to Salt And Sacrifice’s combat mastery.

High blade

The following are the Base stats for the High Blade:

Highblade
High blade salt and sacrifice
Strength5Arcana5
Dexterity6Conviction5
Vitality6Resolve5
Will6Luck5
Endurance5

The high blade is Samurai styled class that is extremely agile and can inflict speedy, swift slashes that provide great damage in small bursts of time. The highblade class starts off with the Steel blade sword, which has a B-tier scaling in Dexterity, and a super good Short bow which has an A-tier scaling in dexterity as well.

Keeping this in mind, the main stats you will want to invest for this class is definitely Dexterity while pumping some points towards the Endurance stat because dishing out the speedy strikes of the Steel blade will eat up your stamina, but as soon as you become skillful of this fast-paced build and improving the stats as we mentioned, the Highblade easily becomes the Best DPS Classes of Salt And Sacrifice.

Sage

The following are the base stats for the sage:

Best ranged classes
Sage Salt and sacrifice
Strength5Arcana7
Dexterity5Conviction5
Vitality5Resolve6
Will5Luck5
Endurance5

The Sage is one of the sole Caster-focused classes of the game, which offer unique sorceries. It punishes enemies from long distances, and if enemies gang up on you, your melee weapon can easily shred through them. The main weapon of the sage is the Stave which has a D-tier scaling in Dexterity and B-tier scaling in Arcana with a skill that can fire off three mini homing projectiles offering great damage.

The secondary weapon is the Channeling rod that has an A-tier scaling in Arcana with a spell that lets you fire off elemental bolts, which are ideal for providing damage from long distances. You will want to focus on investing in the Light Armor skill as soon as possible since the sage tends to be squishy, so you can alleviate that minor headache very early. Focusing on Arcana can absolutely make your offensive spells deadly for any sort of encounter and make the Sage one of the best classes of this game.

Tips

So there’s that’s all EIGHT classes of Salt and Sacrifice covered, with our personal favorite being the Sage because magic in both Salt games can really trivialize most of the game so you easily get through most of the game without worrying about most of the scenarios that may prove otherwise difficult.

Salt and sacrifice is the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed 2D “souls-like” indie: Salt and Sanctuary, mainly developed by Ska Studios comprising mostly James Silvia and his wife, Michelle Juett Silvia. The game offers a versatile RPG experience which is a fine blend of Metroidvania platforming level design and the gritty punishing combat of a soulsborne game.

Please feel free to ask any sort of questions in the comments, and we hope you enjoy these classes and see which caters to you the best. Good luck in exploring the malevolent and artistic world of Salt And Sacrifice!

Rabiya Rizwan


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