@Milk said in WHICH SCION CLASS DO YOU THINK IS THE STRONGEST? HERO? PHANTOM? ETOILE? LUSTER?:
I’ve watched Luster videos and my god I think that class looks too advanced for me, it’s a lot to take in! I still want to try it because it looks cool, I can see players being unstoppable if they can master it.
The Luster has a lot of "overloaded" inputs which are much easier to play than to explain. Essentially in a nutshell without even touching the photon arts the class has a lot of gameplay baked into it that is meant to feel natural (jumping during your attacks opens you up for rising into the air and can auto-cast techniques if you hold the jump button or you can drop down by pressing the jump button, for example). What ruins the other classes for me is that the Luster has a lot of conveniences baked into its class such as having their dodge button work as a dodge and pressing it twice working as a forward-slide which sends you flying. If you happen to move or attack during this slide you can teleport and reposition yourself around the enemy and the area so you are very highly mobile (more than the Hero) without needing to pull out specific weapons. Similarly, the weapon action has a number of uses as you can use it to shoot-and-dodge, use it as a charged shot for focused damage, and also use it as a means to purge your current style to enter a neutral state. The class has a lot going for it in just basic gameplay and being able to throw in its photon arts into the mix simply makes the combat flashy and still gives players the control to break out and counter when needed.
Unlike the Hero who has relatively slow attacks in comparison and builds their gameplay through cycling photon arts, attacks, and weapons, the Luster can get away with slicing up enemies at very high speeds and fast attacks to build up their Voltage (essentially a combo-counter). The Voltage mechanic definitely helps the Luster set up their higher-end attacks and sustains them as depending on how high you can get your voltage it ends up both increasing your power (auto-casting Shifta/Deband when you reach specific combo intervals) and can completely restore Luster Will. If for whatever reason you lost your entire combo count what you had gets refunded back as health and photon points so you can start again. In easier content, however, the Luster simply does not reach the peak of their power due to how fast enemies die but it is very fun to freeform your combos with like the Hero.