Trove Best Class – Solo, PvP, DPS, Tank, Melee, Ranged & Farming

Last Updated on December 2, 2023 by Samuel Franklin

Trove Best Class – Solo, PvP, DPS, Tank, Melee, Ranged & Farming

In this deep dive tier list to all of the Trove classes we explore what is the ultimate Trove best class across a number of categories so that players can confidentially start playing this popular free to play MMO adventure with the ideal class for them. Like most role playing games with class mechanics there will be an element of player playstyle preferences when determining the best class for you although that doesn’t mean there aren’t clear winners at particular game roles.

For this Trove class guide we detail the best options across solo, PvP, DPS, tank, melee, ranged and farming so players can select the right mixture of classes. This can help players select not only their first or favourite class but also help provide an unlock order for players to follow given the class unlock and switching mechanics of Trove it’s likely that many players will not settle for just one class and play as several classes during their Trove play time. This means players will be able to make better use of their class credits or reduce the number of premium packs required to be satisfied with their array of classes.

Table of Contents:
Trove Best Overall Class Tier List (All Classes)
Trove Best Solo Class
Trove Best PvP Class
Trove Best DPS Class
Trove Best Tank Class
Trove Best Melee Class
Trove Best Ranged Class
Trove Best Farming Class

Trove Best Overall Class Tier List (All Classes)

The below Trove tier list for best class is based on an overall rating of the class effectiveness across a number of game elements. While there are some specialists at particular game areas these overall class ratings below are designed to reflect how much success you’ll have when playing the particular class option as your main across all of Trove’s game content. The table below includes key information of each classes playstyle and is given a S to C rating based on the following to help players pick an option for them:

  • S Tier: The best that Trove has to offer these classes are fast and packed with damage that ensures quick completion of core game content and can do so relatively effortlessly in comparison to other classes.
  • A Tier: Your solid class options in Trove that excel at their intended purpose and a little bit extra that means they are reliable across content challenges and players aren’t expected to have any issues.
  • B Tier: The B tier is reserved for classes that are fantastic at their designed role and can even excel in some particular Trove content although as an overall rating are lacking in some notable areas that can make them difficult to play if they are your only class.
  • C Tier: The weakest of Trove classes that are simply outclassed by others in the higher tiers. Outside of aesthetic and playstyle it is rare that any of these will want to be your main class as there is likely a similar but better option from the S, A or B tiers.
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Trove Class Tier Rating Damage Type Difficulty Playstyle Weapon Notes
trove-classes-shadow-hunterShadow Hunter S Physical Starter Ranged Bow An insanely fast character that can also hit high damage against enemies and bosses that are fundamental to Trove progression and accordingly a popular and reliable pick.
trove-classes-solarionSolarion S Physical Advanced Ranged Bow The power of the sun is overwhelming with the Solarion bringing hard hitting damage at the cost of movement speed. If players would rather hit hard then move fast then this is an alternative to the S rated heroes that are more speed focused.
trove-classes-neon-ninjaNeon Ninja S Physical Advanced Close Melee An incredibly fast character given the ninja inspired archetype that means you’ll move quickly through the enemies that Trove throws at you with decent damage potential. While you have some weaknesses against specific bosses these are a relatively small part of the overall Trove experience.
trove-classes-dino-tamerDino Tamer A Magical Advanced Ranged Gun Another one of the consistently strong Trove classes with the usual important blend of damage and speed to help you progress through content. While it’s damage doesn’t quite hit the highest levels in the game the speed more than compensates.
trove-classes-bardBard A Magical Advanced Ranged Fist A support focused hero with plenty of movement speed to avoid threats that is still capable of dealing damage when necessary the Bard is a welcome sight on many teams.
trove-classes-lunar-lancerLunar Lancer A Physical Advanced Close Spear A flexible and popular main class in the Trove community that will feel solid in the vast majority of content excluding some of the harder boss fights.
trove-classes-candy-barbarianCandy Barbarian A Physical Starter Close Melee An easy to play hero that can be difficult to kill due to their durability while also pushing out damage that results in good overall clear speed that is relatively safe to play.
trove-classes-ice-sageIce Sage A Magical Advanced Ranged Staff A slower class but has an ice theme to counter this somewhat when fighting enemies and more than counters this pace with a high level of magical damage.
trove-classes-dracolyteDracolyte B Magical Starter Close Staff While somewhat lacking in movement speed which holds it back from being a top tier option the Dracolyte makes up for it with flexibility and damage for a large portion of open world content that is just short of the A tier.
trove-classes-tomb-raiserTomb Raiser B Magical Starter Close Staff A class that specialises in using minions that grants them fantastic survivability although means your damage can take a while to reach potential given you lack direct damage options. For those that want a relatively safe playstyle though this does tick that box.
trove-classes-revenantRevenant B Physical Advanced Close Spear A simple to use class that has the necessary speed and damage to get the job done across game content that makes them another average choice that is simply outshined by alternative options but not necessarily bad.
trove-classes-chloromancerChloromancer B Magical Advanced Ranged Staff While having supportive elements the Chloromancer can still unleash a surprising amount of damage for bosses and other enemy battles. They are let down only by their slower movement speed and being slightly weaker solo compared to parties which for most players will be a heavy portion of their game time.
trove-classes-vanguardianVanguardian B Physical Advanced Close or Ranged Fist Another perfectly average Trove class that has durability, damage and speed at average levels and in good balance that allows them to consistently tackle game content.
trove-classes-boomerangerBoomeranger B Physical Starter Ranged or Close Bow or Melee The typical ranged archetype character that results in a balance of speed and damage that is consistent but nothing special compared to other characters that leave it in the middle ranks of best Trove class.
trove-classes-fae-tricksterFae Trickster B Magical Advanced Ranged Staff A middle of the road but unique hero that is okay in terms of damage, speed and utility but given the unique playstyle you’ll need to work a little harder to achieve your potential.
trove-classes-knightKnight B Physical Starter Close Melee With a simple core and effective playstyle the Knight is a solid choice and reasonably effective at everything but simply doesn’t excel against some other options that have similar playstyles although these are not starter options like the Knight.
trove-classes-pirate-captainPirate Captain C Magical Starter Close Gun A slow class that can deal quite a high amount of damage although has some glaring speed and consistency issues that hurt this class and stop it being at its peak across all content types.
trove-classes-gunslingerGunslinger C Magical Starter Ranged Gun A class that has been popular and powerful at certain times in the meta and still capable of creating great burst damage that makes them decent in a team but their lack of consistent DPS hurts them overall.

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Trove Best Solo Class

The solo playstyle of Trove is one that many take initially as they test the MMO waters that the game has to offer before establishing themselves with some new in game friends through the community features. Some players also simply prefer the ability to complete any content that they desire by themselves so that they can engage in both solo or party play as they desire. Like other games a great solo class needs to be reliable that generally comes from a balance of damage, speed and survivability within their class kit and Trove actually has a number that can be successful in a solo play style. Popular solo classes in Trove include:

  • Shadow Hunter/Solarion/Neon Ninja: Three high damage focused options for Trove solo classes these characters seek to overwhelm content with speed, damage or skill that make them popular solo classes for the vast majority of Trove content.
  • Candy Barbarian/Tomb Raiser/Dino Hunter/Revenant/Dino Tamer/Lunar Lancer: This subset of solo classes are more focused on defensive playstyles that make it difficult to die in solo play although they sacrifice some speed or damage for that privilege.

Trove Best PvP Class

PvP is overall a small subset of the total Trove experience although some in the community dedicate a significant amount of time to mastering the PvP arena. Given the multiple game modes available there are a number of viable PvP options in Trove and it is often your skill level with a particular class and knowledge of your enemy class that will play a greater factor than class choice alone. Popular PvP options for different playstyles includes:

  • Shadow Hunter
  • Solarion
  • Neon Ninja
  • Candy Barbarian
  • Revenant
  • Ice Sage

Trove Best DPS Class

Damage is not everything in Trove and while the best classes overall generally have high damage values there are also classes that trade damage for other advantages in order to be successful. Regardless there are always some players that enjoy being the highest damager dealer in a room which will generally mean selecting one of the following:

  • Solarion
  • Shadow Hunter
  • Dracolyte
  • Ice Sage
  • Pirate Captain
  • Lunar Lancer

Trove Best Tank Class

Like the DPS class options above some players simply prefer the safety of durability when either playing alone or with others that leads them to seek out the best tank class opportunities. These classes are designed to soak up damage, add survivability through abilities and slowly weaken their opponents by simply outlasting them:

  • Candy Barbarian
  • Tomb Raiser
  • Revenant
  • Chloromancer
  • Dino Tamer

Trove Best Melee Class

For players that like to up close and personal with their enemy there are a number of melee options for Trove classes that aren’t afraid to be surrounded by enemies. These best melee classes include:

  • Neon Ninja
  • Lunar Lancer
  • Candy Barbarian
  • Dracolyte

Trove Best Ranged Class

In stark contrast to the melee options some players prefer to be as far away from their opponent as possible and use that to their advantage for survivability and their comfortable distance for damage dealing. These best ranged classes include:

  • Shadow Hunter
  • Solarion
  • Bard
  • Dino Tamer
  • Ice Sage

Trove Best Farming Class

For farming of Trove currency and resources players want a fast class that has the damage necessary to cut through enemies at a great pace. While they can be your main class they are also a great secondary class for farming something specific and dedicated Trove players will want to unlock at least one of these best farming classes to help them progress:

  • Shadow Hunter
  • Neon Ninja
  • Dino Tamer
  • Vanguardian

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam has played Trove for a number of years following its initial release after being attracted to the unique art style and simple but deep challenge that the gameplay offered. His favourite class is the Tomb Raiser for the ability to summon a wealth of minions to battle enemies and bosses on his behalf.

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