The Astromancer is one of the most difficult classes to unlock in Rogue Legacy 2, requiring a fairly well upgraded castle before they are made available. This investment is well worth it however, as Astromancers are overwhelmingly powerful spellcasters that can devastate whole rooms full of enemies at once. From dealing huge damage with their sceptres, to throwing out spell after spell and barely draining their impressive mana reserves, the Astromancer is a class to be feared once mastered.
Unfortunately, the Astromancer must suffer having the lowest HP of any class in Rogue Legacy 2, tied only with the Ronin. Though their small health pool means that you must be somewhat careful when playing as the Astromancer, the class has several abilities that will keep you out of danger while bringing the hurt to your adversaries.
Rogue Legacy 2 Astromancer weapon
In Rogue Legacy 2, the Astromancer wields the Celestial Sceptre, summoning powerful black holes to tear their enemies asunder. When the Celestial Sceptre is used, a black hole appears close in front of the Astromancer, only slightly further than the length of a regular melee weapon swing. The Black hole deals constant damage to anyone within the area. While it is entirely possible to damage multiple enemies with a single black hole, when dealing with one at a time it is best to be as precise as possible. This is because the black hole damage becomes an automatic skill crit to any enemy close to the center of the effect.
As the black hole will be dealing consistent damage to enemies, and refilling your mana as a result, positioning a black hole to place an enemy at its centre and then unloading with your spells will ensure huge amounts of damage in a very short space of time
Rogue Legacy 2 Astromancer Talent
Comet Form is the Astromancer’s class talent in Rogue Legacy 2, and it is an extremely potent one. When Comet Form is active, the Astromancer gains the Cloaked status effect, as with the Assassin’s Obscura talent. Cloaked increases your movement speed and makes you totally invulnerable to damage for the effect’s duration. And also, like Obscura, the Comet Form is as useful in terms of damage potential as it is for escape and traversal. When in contact with enemies while the effect is active, the Astromancer will deal large amounts of damage quickly. Just be careful with your timing for this talent, as being in contact with an enemy once Comet Form runs out will result in the Astromancer taking damage as usual. Cancelling out of Comet Form early is also possible through the use of spin kicks, dashes and weapon or spell usage.
While the Comet Form provides a significant burst of power, it is also limited in its duration, lasting for only 1.5 seconds. Thankfully, the talent’s cooldown is also somewhat brief, taking 7 seconds before being ready to use again. Don’t be afraid to break out comet form either to beat a hasty retreat or deal substantial damage in a short space of time.
Astromancer Class Passive
The Astromancer’s passive class ability in Rogue Legacy 2 is known as Grand Vision. It grants a flat 20% Intelligence bonus to the Astromancer. This is a huge passive upgrade that – along with an investment in intelligence through castle upgrades – ensures that your spells will always deal colossal damage, carrying you through many of the game’s trickiest biomes.
In addition to the intelligence bonus, Grand Vision has a second, even more significant property. Every single time the Astromancer deals damage, they regain a single point of mana. While this may seem hugely underwhelming compared to the Mage’s more reliable mana syphon, on closer inspection it is anything but. The Astromancer’s black holes deal single instances of damage at an incredibly rapid rate, as do many spells and status effects available to the class. Through this, you will almost always have enough mana needed to throw out your most powerful spells and turn your enemies to dust.
That does it for our Rogue Legacy 2 Astromancer class guide. For more Rogue Legacy 2 content, including further in-depth guides to classes, bosses, relics and biomes, be sure to check out our Rogue Legacy 2 hub!