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How to Play Frontline Characters in Gigantic

As the name suggests, Frontline characters in Gigantic are meant to be upfront, drawing attention away from the weaker classes. This guide will explain the best way to play Frontline characters in Gigantic.

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Strengths and Weaknesses of Frontline Characters in Gigantic

In Gigantic, Frontline characters are all about defense. Their goal is to draw attention away from their team members, absorbing most of the damage and putting pressure on opponents. In addition to high defense and HP out the gate, many characters in this class also feature moves that buff these stats, adding to their usefulness.

High defense often makes frontline characters slower to get around. Many heroes in this class do have ways to compensate for this, such as The Margrave’s Staggering Leap, Rutger’s Burrow, and Pakko’s Slip and Slide, but they still lag compared to their speedier teammates.

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Best Frontline Characters in Gigantic

The Margrave is the purest tank character in Gigantic. He’s a big, powerful bruiser that can be up in your opponent’s face, causing trouble, and his defense state is the highest on the roster. His moveset isn’t the most varied, but it is designed to put him in the center of the action, throwing his weight around. Charge Forth and Staggering Leap are both designed to pressure opponents, while his Hellburst is useful at guarding and letting other characters get closer.

Rutger has some solid advantages as a frontline fighter, too. He can create pressure with Burrow, sneaking up on unsuspecting opponents, but his moves also give him frequent armor boosts, making him effective at drawing enemy fire. His Rock Barrier also helps his team stay defended.

Other frontline fighters with additional classes tend to be weaker, with their frontline status primarily bolstering their defense for their other class. Pakko is the exception to this, with his Support status being negligible. He’s not the strongest frontline fighter, but he can put a decent amount of pressure on opponents with Slip and Slide, while a lot of his moves help slow opponents with Freeze. A decent backup option.

Gigantic is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.


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