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Title: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: KZ on March 15, 2010, 04:44:25 PM
So, given that you have a choice of what class the Hero will be, who do you usually choose?
Myself, I go for a Psy Fighter in vast majority of cases (along with useful Orb intake, making it a versatile, powerul and highly mobile unit), but have experimented with other class types as well and found that the Assassin is pretty good, especially when backed-up by orbs (effectively killing Shadow Guardians on last map in one go with Mega Stab!).
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: Frosty on March 15, 2010, 05:09:43 PM
I prefer Psy Fighter. The rest of the classes aren't as expensive in the meat market. Although, my favorite not counting cost would be swordsman, 'cause I can go to the frontlines and deal major damage without dying.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: Zackirus on March 15, 2010, 05:15:43 PM
My favourite class would have to be the Psy fighter because the majority of the orbs are geared towards Psy abilties, and I like having my hero stay back and shoot people and heal people at the same time.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: Frosty on March 16, 2010, 05:21:35 PM
My favourite class would have to be the Psy fighter because the majority of the orbs are geared towards Psy abilties, and I like having my hero stay back and shoot people and heal people at the same time.
In TPA2, psy fighters can't heal.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: SmartyPants on March 16, 2010, 08:13:43 PM
This would make a great poll.
I like the bowman, because they can attack, while being out of harms way.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: Zackirus on March 16, 2010, 11:27:11 PM
My favourite class would have to be the Psy fighter because the majority of the orbs are geared towards Psy abilties, and I like having my hero stay back and shoot people and heal people at the same time.
In TPA2, psy fighters can't heal.

Sorry I was thinking about giving them restiance (light mostly) rather than healing them, thats my healer's job :P
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: torugo on March 17, 2010, 07:58:55 AM
i prefer the assasin because its easy to get  back stab with one
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: KZ on March 17, 2010, 07:59:57 AM
This would make a great poll.
Good point, forgot to add it.

I find that the extra perks of using a Swordsman and a Bowman as Heroes don't really pay off: the special stats and the use of orbs seem to enhance the Psy Fighter and the Assassin to a much greater effect.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: SmartyPants on March 17, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
So, given that you have a choice of what class the Hero will be, who do you usually choose?
Myself, I go for a Psy Fighter in vast majority of cases (along with useful Orb intake, making it a versatile, powerul and highly mobile unit), but have experimented with other class types as well and found that the Assassin is pretty good, especially when backed-up by orbs (effectively killing Shadow Guardians on last map in one go with Mega Stab!).
Unlike the other classes, the Psy Fighter has to train Psy Power.  With the other classes you can train Strenth and allow the orbs to boost the amount of PsP instead of training Psy Power.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: KZ on March 17, 2010, 11:25:28 AM
True, but then the Psy Fighter only needs one category to invest the gold in: Psy Power. And the orbs will boost PsP anyway. Whilst for other classes you also have to spend gold boosting the Strength stat, along with the Psy Power stat for any of the special attacks (this especially applies to the Stab attacks by the Assassin).
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: SmartyPants on March 17, 2010, 11:30:58 AM
True, but then the Psy Fighter only needs one category to invest the gold in: Psy Power. And the orbs will boost PsP anyway. Whilst for other classes you also have to spend gold boosting the Strength stat, along with the Psy Power stat for any of the special attacks (this especially applies to the Stab attacks by the Assassin).
You only have to booste Psy Power to a point, then it will be cheaper to upgrade strength.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: KZ on March 17, 2010, 11:43:41 AM
That's true as well, but then quite a few of the attacks from other classes will not be boosted by Psy Power, so that gold investment will not be as good, as only some of the attacks will deal more damage.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: SmartyPants on March 17, 2010, 02:30:04 PM
I guess to each their own.  I like the bowman, because she is easy to keep out of harms way.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: KZ on March 17, 2010, 02:52:20 PM
Out of interst, as I never used the Bowman as the Hero, do you actually use her in battles much, or do you effectively keep her as far away from the battle as possible?
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: SmartyPants on March 17, 2010, 07:51:00 PM
Out of interst, as I never used the Bowman as the Hero, do you actually use her in battles much, or do you effectively keep her as far away from the battle as possible?
I like to use her with a spearman or swordman.  The melee unit takes on the soldier, while the bowman picks them off.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: KZ on March 17, 2010, 07:52:35 PM
Are there any specific effects from any orb that gives a bowman hero a real boost? (Like, for instance, the Green Orb significantly increases the Psy Fighter Hero's mobility.)
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: SmartyPants on March 17, 2010, 08:49:01 PM
The Azure orb allows the hero to find good angles to safely fire Split Shot.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: torugo on May 08, 2010, 07:39:16 AM
i just try to even my team out try to get 1 of each but you can only have 10 people in the roster. which is something i dont get when in trpg2 you can have more people than that
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: irocksockes on July 07, 2010, 12:06:22 PM
i like psy fighters mainly because of the large area attacks, which help murder enemy formaetions, and also they deal out a large amount of damage, especially when u train your attacks a lot/psy power
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: Duskling on July 21, 2010, 05:38:29 PM
Even though I've never played TPA2, I prefer to stick to Psy Fighters in any Telepath game.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: bugfartboy on August 01, 2010, 08:19:30 PM
Bowman or psy fighter. Long range is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: TPA2 Hero class preferences
Post by: algebra15 on August 01, 2010, 08:24:42 PM
I love the Psy Fighters because they have the attacks that level damage ridiculously fast like the Blasts.