New Disgaea 4 Class Levels Up When You Take Damage

By Spencer . February 2, 2011 . 10:26pm

bouncer01Need to protect a party mages? Then add a Bouncer to your group. This new class specializes in defense. Bouncers actually gain experience points when they take damage.


Bouncers have a few unique abilities. They can…


Reduce the amount of damage absorbed after an attack. Bouncers naturally have higher defense (DEF) and resistance (RES) stats compared to other classes.



Cutoff an enemy’s special technique by getting between the range of the attack.



Act as a bodyguard by covering other characters from damage. This skill is particularly useful for frail classes like mages and characters near death.



Shamans, first seen in Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, return in Disgaea 4 armed with stat decreasing dances. Their first skill is "cursed dance."


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  • Arcm

    I don’t know why exactly but Bouncers will be my new favorite class! :)

    Maybe, it’s the suit people that can wear suits and kick ass are always neat to have like the character King from the Art of Fighting games, Valkenhayn of Blazblue, or Hayate the Combat Butler lol

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Just like Hayate, if you put them in charge of a set of female mages — he’s got his own harem! And without having to put up with Nagi’s endless whining.

      • Arcm

        Well, looks like I will have to create a harem of characters to swarm my Bouncer while I go item world grinding.

        Looking to be some fun times indeed. :)

        • M’iau M’iaut

          I’ve always used the MC to create my magical girls. Great way (before 3 changed things up a little) to ensure he had his own heals, buffs and debuffs. Those girls are just so damn cute anyhoo, and with the right kit and grinding, they are so obscene with the multi-target damage.

          He ain’t no milquetoast, but Hayate still could do more to control his young mistress. I usually don’t support violence against members of one’s harem — it breeds distrust among the wives — but if there was ever someone due for a spanking, it’s Nagi.

  • krokounleashed

    Hm, very interessting. They can’t announce it early enough for the west.

    • Locklear93

      They already have announced it for the west. It’s planned for release this summer.

      • krokounleashed

        Ofc, I meant date ;)

  • I’m sure Bouncer will be changed to Butler by NISA.

    • Hexen

      nah, Masochist would fit.

      • Testsubject909

        What about Gimp?

  • Kai2591

    Emu Emu

  • pridesin

    Well, This is very interesting. But, it will be pain in the ass if there is challenge map with really high level mage with Bouncer right next.

  • Draparde

    sounds nice. i may actually use one of these…i never could get around to useing the other def based classes in any of the other Disgaea games…

  • nice for mages indeed.Cant wait to play it

  • So long as defense actually matters again, not like in Disgaea 3, this will be pretty neat.

  • “I must protect my magical mistress at all cost because I am her butler.”

  • Code

    rar, that’s a really neat/clever idea for a class >ww<;

    • Exkaiser

      Well, Heavy Knight can’t really protect anyone else, just himself.

      • Code

        Yeah exactly that’s why I find this class clever opo; it’s potentially what Heavy Knight should have been, lol.

  • Well that is an interesting class. My anticipation for this great game continues to grow, I know one thing, Im so stoked for it. That being said, I guess it will be another class that I spend hours for just getting that Res stat to the highest amount as well as giving the elemental resistances to 100%! I love it!

  • Would have been better if he was called ‘Combat Butler’

  • Methylene

    I do hope this means that the defense stat won’t be completely useless in D4.

  • Cool, this’ll speed up my mage leveling in case there’s a boss like the Masked Man.

  • I love that they’re called “bouncers.”

  • Ultimate_Tifa_Fan

    I was hoping to see Masochist, instead of “Bouncer”. lol If it was a masochist however, their attacks would get stronger every time they get hit O_o

    • Darkrise

      The “Bouncer” would also have a happy face with a heart bubble on top of his head.

  • They should give the Shamans a Caramelldansen attack.

  • Exkaiser

    Def gonna use this one. I like the design.

  • WyattEpp

    So stick him on an invincible tile and beat the crap out of him until he’s high-level?

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