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Welcome to Elder Tale: The 12 Classes in the Game From Log Horizon

Choosing the right class in an MMORPG is crucial. Apart from being permanent, it will also determine the journey you're going to take throughout the game. Quite the pressure right? But how about in Log Horizon's Elder Tale? How will you decide your class inside the game's virtual world?

by llezur17
Feb 14, 2016 8:21 PM | 37,661 views

What is the origin of the Elder Tale game?


Log Horizon Elder Tale

Log Horizon features Elder Tale, an online fictional PC MMORPG. It was originally created in America by Arthava Incorporated but, eventually, it grew into a global game with multiple servers on every continent. As the game's popularity grew, several expansion packs and updates were released to improve the overall gaming experience. Little did everyone know that for the twelfth expansion pack, the improvement would be to be transported inside the game's virtual world.

Getting stuck inside a game has its own pros and cons. While SAO's Aincrad excels in the latter, Elder Tale gives a more user-friendly experience in comparison. You'll feel more natural in Elder Tale because it is based on Japan's Half GAIA project. This means the setting used in the game is a half scale model of the real earth. The environment was even made to look like the remains of a post apocalyptic modern event for added flare. The game is filled with monsters with extremely intricate characteristics, NPCs that seems to be "alive", special events that can be triggered, and many more things that gamers adore. Also, fortunately, dying inside the game won't burn your brain and cost you your life.

Like many other MMORPGs, Elder Tale offers a variety of races, classes and sub classes for players to choose from. This is to provide users the freedom to create their own unique character with their desired skill, build and equipment. As for the classes, there are twelve available and each has their own set of specialties. There's the basic trio - Tank, DPS and Support - but there are also hybrids. Let's check them out.



Come meet the 12 classes in Log Horizon's Elder Tale.


Log Horizon Classes Elder Tale

Choose wisely...


Warrior Classes


Guardian

Guardian Log Horizon Classes Elder Tale
Role: Tank
Specialties: Highest Defense Stat, Draws Aggro
Weapon choices: Melee Weapons, Bows
Armor choices: Plate, Chain, Leather, Cloth, Large Shield
Disadvantages: Slow

Naotsugu, one of the anime's main characters, is a guardian that uses a one handed weapon and large shield build.


Samurai

Samurai Log Horizon Classes Elder TaleRole: Semi-Tank
Specialties: Powerful Skill Sets, Dual Wield
Weapon choices: Melee Weapons, Bows
Armor choices: Plate, Chain, Leather, Cloth
Disadvantages: Long Cooldowns

The samurai Soujirou Seta is one of the members of the Round Table Alliance. He's usually kind, but if you mess with his friends... Be prepared for chaos!


Monk

Monk Log Horizon Classes Elder Tale
Role: Semi-Tank
Specialties: Highest HP Stat, Short Cooldown, High Evasion Rate
Weapon choices: Knuckles, Specialized Weapons, Throwing Weapons
Armor choices: Cloth
Disadvantages: Unable to equip heavy armor and shield

Kanami is an excellent example of a kung fu monk. She uses her Giant-Killer Gauntlets in battles.



Weapon-Based Classes


Assassin

Assassin Log Horizon Log Horizon Classes Elder Tale
Role: DPS
Specialties: Burst Physical Damage, Poison, Stealth
Weapon choices: Light-Weight Arms, Long ranged weapons
Armor choices: Leather, Cloth
Disadvantages: Long cooldowns, Low Defense Stat

Of course, the most noticeable assassin in the anime is the adorable Akatsuki. Due to her excellence in recon, she's often used by Shiroe as a spy.


Swashbuckler

Swashbuckler Log Horizon Classes Elder TaleRole: DPS
Specialties: Dual Wielding Master, Long Combination Attacks, AOE Attacks
Weapon choices: One-Handed Weapons, Throwing Weapons
Armor choices: Chain, Leather, Cloth, Bucklers
Disadvantages: Does not particularly excel on damage or defense

The feisty Swashbuckler of Log Horizon, Nyanta, holds two rapiers. This cool cat fights with style!


Bard

Bard Log Horizon Classes Elder Tale
Role: Support
Specialties: Buffs, Debuffs,
Weapon choices: Musical Instruments, One-Handed Weapons, Bows
Armor choices: Leather, Cloth
Disadvantages: Long Casting Time, Low Combat Capabilities

Isuzu was a part of a high school band in the real world so choosing the bard class is quite perfect for her taste.



Healer Classes


Cleric

Cleric Log Horizon Classes Elder TaleRole: Support
Specialties: Automatic Healing Spell, Able To Equip Plates and Shields
Weapon choices: Staff, Sword, Magical Devices
Armor choices: Plate, Chain, Leather, Cloth, Buckler, Shield
Disadvantages: Weak Offensive Abilities, Party Dependent

The cheery Tetora is a higher healer cleric. If you haven't seen the anime, better watch out for her dirty little secret!


Druid

Druid Log Horizon Classes Elder TaleRole: Support
Specialties: Greatest HP-per-second Recovery Rate
Weapon choices: Staff, Spear, Whip, Axe, Blunt Weapons, Magical Devices
Armor choices: Leather, Cloth
Disadvantages: High Mana Consumption

Serara is an example of a druid. Though she's yet to excel in her druid class, she's very useful in cleaning and doing household chores.


Medium

Kannagi Log Horizon Classes Elder Tale
Role: Support
Specialties: Damage Interception/Reduction
Weapon choices: Staff, Katana, Magical Devices, Bow
Armor choices: Chain, Cloth
Disadvantages: Long Cast Times, Comparatively Low HP, Difficult to Master, Weak Heal

In the anime, the medium class was localized as Kannagi. Minori is an example of this rare class.



Mage Classes


Sorcerer

Sorcerer Log Horizon Classes Elder Tale
Role: DPS
Specialties: Powerful Elemental Spells, AOE Attacks
Weapon choices: Staff, Katana, Magical Devices, Bow
Armor choices: Cloth
Disadvantages: Low HP and Defense

Rudy is an example of a sorcerer. He seems to be more comfortable using flames than other elements.


Enchanter

Enchanter Log Horizon Classes Elder TaleRole: Support
Specialties: Highest MP, Versatile Spells
Weapon choices: Staff, Short Sword, Grimoire, Magical Devices
Armor choices: Cloth
Disadvantages: Party Dependent, Low Offensive and Defensive Stats

Our main character Shiroe chose Enchanter, seeing its potential despite its complexity and low combat stats. His excellence in this class gained him the infamous nickname "Villain in Glasses".


Summoner

Summoner Log Horizon Classes Elder TaleRole: DPS
Specialties: Summoning Magic
Weapon choices: Staff, Short Sword, Whip, Grimoire, Magical Items
Armor choices: Cloth
Disadvantages: Limited to One Creature/Spirit at a Time, Low Offensive and Defensive Stats

Appearing in the middle of season 2, Roe2 raised a lot of controversies due to her resemblance to Shiroe. She's a necromancer type of summoner who summons and manipulates corpses.

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