There are 10 playable classes in the PC game Rogue Legacy. The Traitor class is almost certainly the last class you will unlock in the game. Despite being unlocked at the end of the game, it is not overpowered. If anything, it is actually a bit challenging. The following guide to the Traitor class in Rogue Legacy will tell you everything you need to know about this secret class.
Attributes – The Traitor class has 70% of the health and mana of an equal level Knight. In return for these reduced resources, the Traitor has a special ability. For the cost of 30 points of mana, the Traitor can throw five axes in random directions that all deal high damage. Since this ability is the only benefit you get for lowered stats, you will want to increase your intelligence and mana in order to use it more often.
Unlock – To unlock the Traitor you need to defeat every single boss in the game, including the revamped bosses that become available near the end of the game. There is no way to do this early, since it requires very good stats, equipment, and runes.
Upgrade – The Traitor has no upgraded form.
Spells – The Traitor has two spells instead of the usual one spell, but they are always the same two spells. The first spell causes the Traitor throw five daggers in an arc that all deal moderately high damage and fly through walls. The second spell can only be cast while dashing and creates a sword similar to the one created by Blade Wall. Both spells cost 30 points of mana to cast.
Equipment – Your top two priorities with the traitor are limb equipment that increases your magic damage and a sword that increases your normal damage. The former is particularly important because spells and special abilities are your only advantage and magic damage and mana points are the only way to improve that advantage. A good helm is a lesser priority only because the benefit you get from it is decreased. If you have access to Holy gear, you want to wear nothing buy Holy gear, but since you probably don’t, you should equip the Silver Cape unless you have access to the Dragon Cape. And, like every other class, you want a good chest piece, too. Essentially, there are no bad equipment slots for you. You have slight priorities, but the more weight you can carry the better.
Runes – Rune selection is tricky. The Traitor is best at fighting bosses, but you want at least one Siphon Rune in order to make it easier to actually get to the boss you want to fight. If the boss has a lot of minions running around, a few Balance Runes are useful, too. If not, the rest of your runes should improve mobility and maneuverability, with at least one Vault Rune being critical. Finally, if you want to actually have access to one of your special abilities, you have to equip at least one Sprint Rune. This generally won’t help against the bosses, but will make getting to the boss fight a lot easier.
Strategy – The Traitor basically exists to fight the final boss of the game. In fact you get special flavor text when you do fight that boss. Practice on lesser bosses and once you feel you are ready, go to the final boss. Use your spells and special abilities relatively liberally to get to the boss. If you have equipped well, you should have most of your mana remaining when you get there and using these abilities should pretty much assure you don’t take damage, except possibly from traps. Once you reach the boss, unleash all of your spells and special abilities fiercely. You deal exactly the same sword damage as a Knight, but with fewer hit points. By using your spells and special abilities liberally, you will deal enough extra damage to make up for that deficiency and then some. After you are out of mana, just fight like a Knight.