5 Elden Ring classes revealed

An enchanted knight and a prophet
(Image credit: From Software)

There's a network test for Elden Ring coming up, which unfortunately for us isn't available to PC players. To hype up this closed beta From Software has revealed the classes that will be available in it, writing that "In seven days, these five brave Tarnished will cross the Sea of Fog."

The five options are warrior, enchanted knight, prophet, champion, and bloody wolf, each available in two body types. They sure do look like soulsborne heroes, with heavily armored options like the bloody wolf and enchanted knight alongside characters in more patchwork ensembles. None of them are exactly the deprived, but the prophet's combination of a monkish robe with a rope belt, blindfold, and some kind of wooden wheel around the neck makes for a strong look.

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It's likely there will be more classes available in the finished game. Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls 3 all had 10 classes to choose from, with eight in Dark Souls 2, while Bloodborne had nine of what it called origins. Your starting class in these games usually doesn't mean much in the long run of course, and Elden Ring's build customization will apparently be "even more varied than before" according to game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. The classes may just mean different starter weapons and armor, with some slight stat differences.

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Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.