Dragon’s Crown’s Wizard And Sorceress Play Very Differently

By Ishaan . July 28, 2013 . 2:00pm

Dengeki magazine in Japan recently took the time to play about ten hours of Dragon’s Crown in Japan, and compiled a short set of notes with their thoughts on each of the game’s playable characters. On Friday, we covered their take on the Fighter, Amazon and Dwarf. Today, you can read about the Elf, Wizard and Sorceress.

 

Elf

Recommended for advanced players.

STR: B   CON: C   INT: B   MGR: C   DEX: A   LUC: A

 

The Elf is considered a jack of all trades, as she excels at long-ranged combat with her bow, can dish out close-ranged melee combos, and can even perform some magic attacks. Her mobility is also very high and she can pull off many consecutive attacks; however, her power is considered a bit more on the lower side to balance it out.

 

A combination of the left analog stick and the circle button is used to aim her shots between ground and air. By holding down the circle button, you’ll be able to pull off a much stronger “Charge Shot” ability. As previously reported, her arrows are limited so you won’t be able to freely shoot as you will.

 

Most of her class skills consist of enhancements for her bow attacks, such as adding special effects like fire and poison attributes to arrows and multiple shots. Additionally, you can activate her “Dagger Option” skill that allows her to use daggers, along with their critical “Backstab” ability. Again, she can also use magic if you activate her “Elemental Roar” ability.

 

While she may be a little tough to use, Dengeki recommends the Elf for players who prefer plenty of action, which goes well with her speedy movements and long sliding maneuvers. Her bow attacks do the most damage of all her abilities, but you’ll have to use them sparingly due to their limitations, by using other styles to back it up.

 

Wizard

Recommended for advanced players.

STR: D   CON: C   INT: S   MGR: A   DEX: B   LUC: D

 

The Wizard’s magic attacks are used by pressing the circle button. They use up MP, which depletes with every spell, but you’ll be able to recharge it by holding down the square button. You’ll also be able to do weaker attacks using the staff by pressing the square button against enemies, although this isn’t recommended. By holding down the circle button for magic, you’ll be able to do a much more powerful spell that uses up a higher amount of MP.

 

Skills such as “Create Golem” that spawns a golem out of a wooden box, and “Slow” that slows down enemy movements, will be making the Wizard a useful party member to have in the mix. His class skills mainly consist of abilities that enhance his MP charge and skills that grant access to various elemental spells.

 

According to Dengeki, Wizard players will most likely have to choose between enhancing the use of basic spells or balancing it out after learning various types to have a wide range of spells in your repertoire. They also mention how easy it is to use his spells, in addition to the useful teleportation ability, which came in very handy during boss fights.

 

Sorceress

Recommended for advanced players.

STR: E   CON: D   INT: A   MGR: S   DEX: B   LUC: A

 

The Sorceress plays very similar to the Wizard, as they’re both characters based on magic. They have different stats, but their magic attack system and attacking methods are basically the same as one another. Their fighting style is also fairly close, so it’ll boil down to the player’s preference.

 

The biggest difference between the two mages is found in their set of class skills. While the Wizard focuses more on offensive spells, the Sorceress has support spells. Her “Protection” spell adds a protective layer of magic around allies, and she can also use “Curse,” which turns enemies into frogs.

 

The Sorceress has plenty of offensive spells; however, they’re not as powerful as the Wizard’s for the most part. In return, she makes up for it by having additional effects to her spells such as freezing and stun. She’ll also have support spells that can be used to recover the HP of party members, making her a valuable character to have in any party.

 

According to Dengeki, the most notable difference between Wizard and Sorceress was their evasive maneuvers. The Wizard has the ability to teleport, but the Sorceress’ “Levitation” ability allows her to gain distance from enemies while dodging attacks, and floating away at full speed. She can even attack from mid-air during levitation, giving her an edge in mobility over the Wizard.

 

Dragon’s Crown comes out for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on July 25 in Japan. Atlus USA will release the game in North America shortly after, on August 6. Meanwhile, NIS America will be publishing the game in Europe, but haven’t announced a date yet.

 


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  • Akuosa

    Title of the article:
    “Dragon’s Crown’s Wizard And Sorceress Play Very Differently”

    The very beginning of the sorceress part:
    “The Sorceress plays very similar to the Wizard, as they’re both characters based on magic. They have different stats, but their magic attack system and attacking methods are basically the same as one another. Their fighting style is also fairly close, so it’ll boil down to the player’s preference.”

    … ok.

    • KuroNathan

      I guess while they’re controlled differently your enjoyment level while watching the chars varries greatly :P

    • NintendoPSX

      Not a very well worded title on the writer’s part.

      • Landale

        Not well worded perhaps, but it still makes a lot more sense than it’s being made out to be with that paragraph being taken out of context. While the core of the characters may be the same, given the differences in their spells you can’t likely play them quite the same and the variation very likely increases as you level.

        • supervamp

          why did he get downvoted? He’s right the core mechanics are the same but since processor is more support offence and wizard is just plain offence
          You wouldn’t be able to play the same way when in a party and in the dungeon. One of them would me likely to be on the front lines then the other.

    • TheExile285

      Pretty sure Isshan meant different from Amazon, Fighter & Dwarf.

    • MrTyrant

      Boobs makes the difference.

  • Adriaan den Ouden

    Wizard/Sorceress differences aren’t accurate. Levitation and Teleport are both Wizard abilities.

    • ThunderGod_Cid

      Yeah but game-wise, they both don’t share those abilities.
      At least that’s what I’m getting from this article.

      • Adriaan den Ouden

        The article stated that Levitation was an ability the sorceress has that the wizard doesn’t. Just wanted to point out that that wasn’t accurate, the wizard has levitate. haven’t tried a sorc yet so i’m not sure if she has it too.

        • ThunderGod_Cid

          Soooooo, you have the game already huh?
          You bastard.

  • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

    the elf is sounding better and better

  • Pockystix

    Elf all the way

    love me my Jack-of-all-trades

  • Arcana Wiz

    Elf is calling me with all these informations, and maybe the sorceress for the sub.

  • Unknown

    Gonna play all of them, Fighter comes first though

    Btw does this game have an deep story like Odin Sphere and Muramasa did? matter of fact does it even have a decent enough story? no one has mentioned anything about it.

    • biskmater

      Muramasa’s story wasn’t all that deep. though it was pretty interesting. If anything it will involve the personal motivations each character has for getting the dragon’s crown.

  • Abysswalker90

    Not sure if legit or not, but Gamefaqs listed October 11 as the EU release date.

    • Armane

      It’s a day late for my birthday, but I’ll take it anyway.

  • Sim

    siliconera keeps making me facepalm…

    • TheExile285

      Yes, because all the writers are not allowed to make mistakes!

      /sarcasm

      • AnimusVox

        I know. We should boycott Ishaan.
        >:L

    • Barchiel

      Stop reading then. They’re giving you free info.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    I’ll try the Elf eventually, but first I’m axeing everything down with the Amazoness ^_^

    • SigX

      Amazons are an all-female warrior nation. “Amazoness” is redundant (and not a word =P). Just letting you know ;)

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        Lol

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    And with this, the playthrough is set. My starting lineup will end up being: Dwarf, Elf, Sorceress, Amazon, Wizard, and Knight.

    Only a few more days, hold it together, Lex… August, ho…

    • Testsubject909

      Hee ho!

      Dwarf is a nice choice. Dat beard!

      • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

        A beard that godly demands that I wield its might in battle. Odin would be proud!

  • benhofb

    Hype…intensifies…. I can’t wait to play as the Elf. I’m leaning towards her purple/blonde color scheme.

    • lozffvii

      I prefer Black Elf personally, ‘cuz she aint takin no shit from nobody, mmm-hmm.
      (Ugh, I feel like I need to be shot for that one)

  • Alestaos

    For those that have played it would the vita version of this game viable in that it doesnt stutter or lose some of what makes it hole on the ps3. I ask because i have a vita and dont have that many games for it, saw this online and thought it would make a great edition
    Any help is appereciated.

  • Testsubject909

    High mobility flexible offense, defense support sorceress huh?

    I’m quite happy I’ve opted to focus on her first.

  • Spirit Macardi

    And the image for this article on the main page is of the Sorceress’ boobs Gainaxing.

    CLASSY!

  • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net/ gundamjehutykai

    Reading about the wizard and sorceress kept making me think about randy and Nicole for guardian heroes.

    This can only be a good thing if it invokes guardian heroes!

    I guess ginjiro would be a good elf approximation and Han covers amazon and warrior

  • Go2hell66

    Wizard for me.

  • Ardus

    I was leaning toward the dwarf as my first pick but the wizard calls to me.

  • http://radiantloki.blogspot.com/ Mark Dinh

    Elf all the way. Jack-of-All-Trades? Sweet. Plus I like elves as a race.
    :) can’t wait till August.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    The Sorceress has limited movement due to her SEARING BACK PAIN

    • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

      Where did you get that idea from this article? This is the only paragraph that mentions her movement:

      “According to Dengeki, the most notable difference between
      Wizard and Sorceress was their evasive maneuvers. The Wizard has the ability to teleport, but the Sorceress’ “Levitation” ability allows her to gain distance from enemies while dodging attacks, and floating away at full speed. She can even attack from mid-air during levitation, giving her an edge in mobility over the Wizard.”

      Where is the mention of limited movement? And your “joke” doesn’t even work if you consider she has “support” spells and can “levitate” herself. :P

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    The biggest difference between the Wizard and Sorceress is DEATH BY SNU SNU!!!

    • TheHolypopeofgaming

      Well crush my pelvis

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