Classes in Phoenix Point are known as “Soldier Classes”. There are a total of seven soldier classes in the game. At the start of the game, you will only be able to pick from the first three. The remaining four classes can be accessed later on at higher levels.
Each soldier class has seven levels and each level has a new skill or perks in it. Leveling requires you to upgrade a class skill. The following class skills allow your soldier class to level up one level at a time.
- Strength – Increase HP and the carrying capacity.
- Speed – Grants the ability to move further with existing action points.
- Willpower – It can be used to provide higher defense against psychic and obtain special abilities.
You’ll start the game with three classes mentioned above which are Assaults, Heavies and Snipers. At Level 4 of any soldier class, you acquire the ability to assign another class. Although this sounds pretty sweet it will cost you 50 skill points. So basically you will have to sacrifice a lot of your skill points for this. But don’t worry as your skill points won’t go to waste and it’ll be worth the skill points later on.
Sniper Build Guide
As stated already, the Sniper Rifles are arguably some of the best weapons in the game, and having access to them right off the bat is a huge benefit.
Phoenix Point is a game that rewards high-damage single-shot weapons much more than burst weapons.
Having said all that, the Sniper class does have its fair share of problems. Long range, accurate, and hard hitting, but fragile and not particularly fast.
The Sniper class Soldiers function wonderfully when in certain, controlled situations.
Outside of them, the situations can prove themselves too volatile for the Sniper Class.
Although the Sniper Class has many useful abilities, such as Quick Aim and Weak Spot, it still leaves many openings.
You’ll definitely need to take on another class in order to compensate for any shortcomings.
|1-Sniper Training||Proficiency with Sniper Rifles and Handguns.|
|2-Extreme Focus||Overwatch cost is reduced by 1 Action Point|
|3-Quick Aim||The Action Point cost of the next shot with a proficient weapon is reduced by 1, and the accuracy is increased by 25%.|
|4-New Class||Choose a secondary class to train in.|
|5-Master Marksman||Accuracy with a proficient weapon is increased by 50% while there are no spotted enemies within 10 tiles.|
|6-Weak Spot||Disabling a body part also removes that body part’s armor.|
|7-Mark For Death||Mark an enemy target. Until end of turn all damage to that target is increased by 50%|
A Sniper class doesn’t have to focus on any of the 3 class skills.
Just take a balanced approach to keep yourself in tip-top shape.
Due to the versatility of the Sniper Class, it’s possible for you to pick almost any other class to multi-class and it will work out for you.
For our money, we choose the Assault Class for Abilities such as Dash, which will prove mighty useful for a Sniper.
The following Soldier Classes are unlocked later in Phoenix Point, and are not available to you from the start.