Most of the melee classes in Rogue Legacy 2 fight with bladed weapons. Swords, axes and polearms are hardly in short supply here. But sometimes, going medieval on your foes just isn’t going to cut it. That’s where the Boxer comes in, bringing with it a one-two punch of strength and speed that will leave enemies on the ropes. This powerful pugilist takes on enemies and bosses with nothing but the raw power stored in their fists. If you like to get up close and personal, taking risks and throwing jabs, the Boxer is the perfect class for you in Rogue Legacy 2.
Rogue Legacy 2 Boxer weapon
Unsurprisingly, the Boxer wields Boxing Gloves as their main weapon in Rogue Legacy 2. These gloves allow the boxer to strike incredibly quickly, racking up hits in a matter of seconds.
Holding down the attack button allows the Boxer to perform a rapid string of punches. And holding up whilst attacking will transform the punches into uppercuts, launching enemies into the air. From there, you can continue your assault, or simply wait for your foes to come crashing back down.
With every punch that connects, you apply a stack of the Combo status to an enemy. Combo increases the damage dealt by the Boxer by 2%, and Combo can be stacked up to a maximum of 30 times, granting a staggering 60% damage boost at full.
And the damage boosting potential of Combo doesn’t stop there. When 15 stacks or more are applied, every subsequent hit by the boxer becomes an automatic skill crit. It’s practically a necessity to keep as much Combo applied as possible, turning your Boxer into a true powerhouse with the aid of near-constant crits. On top of this, any dash attacks that the Boxer performs are also automatic skill crits. You should really be looking to maximise your crit damage boosts when playing as the Boxer, given the ease with which you can achieve them.
Rogue Legacy 2 Boxer Talent
The Boxer’s talent in Rogue Legacy 2 is Knockout Punch, and it serves to add versatility to the class, as well as a substantial damage boost when used at the right time.
Knockout Punch deals damage in an area around the Boxer. As well as dealing damage, this move deals heavy knockback and destroys projectiles. It is an excellent option for clearing some space for yourself when becoming overwhelmed by enemies and projectiles.
Knockout Punch also has the effect over consuming any active stacks of Combo on an enemy it hits, dealing more damage the more Combo they are afflicted by. While this does mean that it takes time for Combo to build back up to the skill crit threshold, the amount of damage that Knockout Punch deals at high stacks of Combo is well worth it.
Knockout Punch can also be used near-constantly, as it requires the Boxer to hit enemies three times in order to recharge. The incredibly speed of the Boxer’s attacks makes this trivial to achieve, allowing Knockout Punch to be activated at your discretion
Boxer Class Passive
Deft is the class passive that the Boxer begins with in Rogue Legacy 2. This ability does not increase the Boxer’s already fearsome damage potential. Instead, Deft serves as a mobility option.
Deft constantly applies the Elusive status effect to the Boxer. While under the effect of Elusive, you are able to pass through any enemies that are not attacking. This allows the Boxer a great deal of positioning ability, but also aids in their traversal of biomes you may have visited before. It’s a lot easier to sprint through an area when you can pass through enemies without the need to dodge or jump!
Boxer Secondary Class
When the Enkindled Gauntlets are purchased in the Soul Shop, you gain the ability to switch between Boxers and Enkindled Boxers. The gauntlets allow you to quite literally throw your punches, launching the gauntlets as an explosive projectile a small distance ahead of the Enkindled Boxer.
The Enkindled Boxer is extremely powerful, but requires proper knowledge of spacing to use to its full effectiveness. While the Enkindled Gauntlet projectiles do exceptional damage on their own, when allowed to travel a brief distance before exploding, their damage becomes an automatic skill crit. And there is perhaps an even more pressing incentive to maintain your distance from enemies as the Enkindled Boxer. The projectiles that you launch can also damage you if you are caught in the blast radius! So be sure to back up if you are in danger of being swarmed. Trying to punch your way out of it will only put you in further danger.
That does it for our Rogue Legacy 2 Boxer 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!