Disgaea 4: How to Build a Starting Party

Disgaea 4

Disgaea 4 may not star an adorable angel and a mastrophobic overlord, but it’s still a terrific introduction to the Disgaea series. It’s refined the game’s broken mechanics to perfection, and contains all the sardine factoids anyone could ever want. With a super-sweet enhanced version coming to the Vita, now’s the perfect time to hop aboard the Disgaea train.

For the most part, Disgaea 4 goes out of its way to be friendly to beginners. It provides battle tutorials that are actually entertaining, and slowly eases you into the deep end. But occasionally, important information — like how to build a starting party — is left by wayside.

If you’re interested in making characters, you’ll want to talk to Plenair, the cute blue-haired girl with the rabbit-ear bow. She’ll take you to your campaign headquarters, where you can access the character selection screen.

Disgaea 4

There are six total classes you’ll want to make sure you have in your starting party: Lady Warrior, Warrior, Mage, Skull, Healer, and and Thief. Leveling these classes will give you access to some of the best classes in the game, and will also set you up with a pretty solid early-game party.  You’ll start off with a Healer, Warrior, and Skull, which means you’ll only need to create three new characters.

Character creation requires you to spend a little bit of mana. Don’t worry too much about giving your characters a big stat boost. You’ll be reincarnating those characters over and over, which means you’ll have plenty of time to mold them into ultimate badasses later on.

You’ll want to figure out reincarnation eventually, but that handful of characters is all you need to get started. That team should be more than enough to get you through the early maps, and you’ll have some shiny new classes available by the time you need more help. Disgaea 4 may take a dump on the face of common sense, but it’s far less intimidating than it may seem.

You can pick up Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited at Play-Asia.com.

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