SYNTHETIK 2 – Subclasses Guide

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Guide to Synthetik 2’s subclasses, using screenshots of active and passive abilities. Make informed choices when using tokens to unlock subclasses.
 
 
Mainly intended to inform you about subclass details so you can make informed decisions with your unlock tokens, this guide also includes details on the main classes. It’s useful to understand how the subclasses differ from their main classes, and in some cases you may even prefer (as I do with Riotguard) to just use the main class and its abilities. Use the Guide Index on the lower right to jump to the subclass you’re interested in learning more about.
 
 

Nov. 20 UPDATE

 
Filled out the sections on all main classes: Riotguard, Grenadier, Chron Trooper, Recon. Also adding a few tips here and there on using certain abilities, based on my experience and general screwing up. 🙂
 
 

Nov. 19 UPDATE

 
Updated to include Recon main class and its subclasses: Recon Psyonic and Anti-Material Recon.
 
 
According to dev posts on Discord, the next class for Synthetik 2 is the Rogue, which is scheduled for addition to the game in December. The dev roadmap released on Discord suggests Engineer and its subsclasses will be in eventually but perhaps that’s a more longer term thing to expect in 2022 some time.
 
 

CLASS: Riotguard

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Dash & Bash

 
 
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NOTE: To do damage on your dash, you need to first activate Hold the Line to get your shield up, THEN dash to do great damage against single or multiple targets.
 
 

Hold the Line

 
 
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NOTE: Initial build had tear gas grenade always flying over your target. Has since been patched to go where you throw it. 🙂 Note that this will alert enemies, who may charge towards you *ahead* of your tossed tear gas grenade’s cloud. This does useful Damage Over Time, though I *think* patch may have reduced its damage a wee bit.
 

Battlecry Module

 
 
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NOTE: Currently this ability will *fling* lesser humanoid enemies long distances from you. It’s quite comical. Most of the time it’s useful, but it may be annoying if you’re trying to keep enemies within melee range.
 

Methadone B

 
 
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NOTE: A carryover from the first Synthetik, this gives you a few seconds of precious Health *Regeneration,” but it’s not a “direct,” instant heal. Keep this in mind if using in combat.
 

PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Fortress

 
 
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NOTE: Any ability to instantly gain armor plating – signaled by a silver block appearing in between the health and shield portions of your health-shield meter – is precious.
 

Painkiller

 
 
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Team Player

 
 
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NOTE: As the title suggests, this is helpful if you like items or upgrades that summon friendly Guardians or a turret, for example.
 
 
 

> SUBCLASS: Guard Judge

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Quickdraw Dash

 
 
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NOTES: Note that to do damage on your dash, you need to first activate Stabilized Bulwark to get your shield up, THEN perform this Quickdraw Dash to do great damage against single or multiple targets.
 
 

Stabilized Bulwark

 
 
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Orbital Authority

 
 
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TIPS:
 

  • Best on stationary or slow-moving targets because when the “disc” lands, it alerts enemies to charge after you.
  • You can anticipate this alerting of enemies and “lead” enemies into the explosive disc’s radius, but it’s tricky.
  • FRIENDLY FIRE NOTE: Although you don’t need line of sight for this ability, you will drop the disc on YOURSELF and cause friendly fire if you are standing too close to a tall wall/object when you throw it.

 

Life Absorb

 
 
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NOTE: important because this is Guard Judge’s only innate ability to heal a bit, because he lacks the Methadone-B ability.
 
 
In my experience, i’m a little befuddled by this ability. I think when you trigger it, if you immediately off some enemies, you absorb very little health. Then it seems like a period of time later, enemy kills give you much more health. But I’m unclear on how long the health-steal effect lasts.
 
 

Passive Abilities

 

Retaliate

 
 
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High Order

 
 
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NOTE: Currently, the tougher Elite enemies are signified by a bright, sort of “shining star” effect on the enemy’s character mode. This passive helps you deal more effectively with these tougher Eite enemies.
 
 

Hot Shot

 
 
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NOTE: As the description explains, your first shot after an Active Reload will do bonus burning damage. While this is useful, I tend to not be paying attention in a fire fight. 🙂
 
 
 

> SUBCLASS: Riotguard Disruptor

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Dash and Bash

 
 
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NOTE: As with basic Riotguard; however, the tricky thing is that Riotguard Disruptor does NOT have an *active* ability that puts up its armored shield. Its passive Bulkwark only deploys if your energy shield drops.
 
 
So to do an armored-shield bash, you’d need your energy shield to drop, Bulwark passive to depoy and THEN use this Dash and Bash. Challenging to pull off. 🙂
 
 

Shock Mastery

 
 
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NOTE: This powerful lightning attack will make you feel like a wizard in ARPG. 🙂 It sprays a pretty wide, show-stopping lightning spread, just note that it’s not necessarily great against heavily armored targets. I find it best against “soft” targets.
 
 

Shock Trophy System

 
 
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NOTE: This drops a fragile, stationary “lightning pulse zapper” that zaps nearby enemies for modest damage. You can have more than one of these deployed, but the cooldown period is pretty long.
 
 
As I play this subclass more, these summoned zappers are very useful as decoys, and as brief, temporary blockers in narrow corridors. Also, since the enemies will attack these even at close range, this can often result in friendly fire against them or other enemies.
 
 

Methadone B

 
 
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NOTE: A carryover from the first Synthetik, this gives you a few seconds of precious Health *Regeneration,” but it’s not a “direct,” instant heal. Keep this in mind if using in combat.
 
 

PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

Multi Dimensional Traps

 
 
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Bulwark

 
 
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NOTE: This is nice when you’re in trouble because it gives your HP a little protection when your energy shield drops. However, note that this subclass can’t “manually” deploy its armor shield.
 
 

Crowd Controller

 
 
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CLASS: Grenadier

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

 
 

Explosive Run

 
 
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NOTES: Powerful dash explosive attack, which creates a large, wide-radius explosion at the end of your dash. This is often powerful enough to eliminate 3-4 enemies at once, and it will take down or heavily damage even the most powerful enemies. Also works well in conjunction with your grenade toss and kick abilities.
 
 
The catch? It really takes a leap of faith. You’ve got to be willing to just Dash right into the middle of an enemy group or directly adjacent to a single enemy. Your faith will be rewarded. 🙂
 

Power Kick

 
 
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HE Grenade

 
 
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NOTES: Effective basic grenade toss attack, which is expected to be replaced later in Early Access with the Seismic Detonator, which you might remember from the first game.
 

Field Supply

 
 
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NOTES: If you run out of ammo for heavier weapons, Field Supply’s explosive damage affect will boost even your basic side arm.
 

PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Chain Reaction

 
 
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Master of Arms

 
 
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Multi Talent

 
 
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> SUBCLASS: Grenadier Rocketeer

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

Frictionless Boots

 
 
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NOTE: Any reference to “WIP” means “Work in Progress.”
 
 

HE Grenade

 
 
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NOTE: Per the note on the info panel, this ability is expected to eventually be replaced by the Seismic Resonator ability, which should help differentiate it as a subclass.
 
 

Field Supply

 
 
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NOTE: Using this is a bit tricky because you need to stand within the Field Supply’s moderate-size radius to reap its benefits. If you prefer to always be moving, you may not reap much benefit from using this.
 
 

Blast Wave

 
 
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NOTE: Blast Wave requires moving to near-melee range to be effective. It can take out a pesky machine gun turret in once blast, and is very effective against lightly armored enemies. I haven’t found it consistently effective against Guardians (enemies holding armored shields), as it tends to bounce off their armored shield.
 
 
The synchronicity with Seismic Resonator will be in once that HE Grenade replacement is implemented in S2.
 

PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

Safe Distance

 
 
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Economical

 
 
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Heavy Ordnance

 
 
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NOTE: This means you start with this wildly inaccurate, single shot rocket launcher in a weapon slot. It is NOT permanently bound to you like a sidearm, so you can replace it with a different weapon any time. My only tips are to not use it at long range (it will curve and loop everywhere but where you aim) — instead either use it at closer ranges carefully or take advantage of its splash damage by firing the rocket into walls and environmental objects when enemies are on the OTHER side.
 
 
Just imho, I would’ve preferred some sort of cool, innate mini rocket launcher (on your shoulder or something). Or come on, you can’t name a subclass “Rocketeer” and not give us a jump jet pack. 🙂
 
 
 

> SUBCLASS: Assault Grenadier

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

Frictionless Boots

 
 
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Bundle Grenade

 
 
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Tactical Advance

 
 
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NOTE:So far this ability seems to have an awfully short range – don’t expect to charge across the screen. 🙂
 
 

Field Supply

 
 
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PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

Elite Movement

 
 
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Reactive Plating

 
 
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NOTE: Ability to auto-generated armor plating – signified by silver block(s) between your health and energy shielding on the health/shielding meter – makes this passive invaluable.
 
 

Commando

 
 
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NOTE: While this is a cool melee auto-attack passive, I really preferred the S1 commando’s knife slash “active ability.”
 
 
 

CLASS: Chrono Trooper

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

Chrono Blink

 
 
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Chrono Charge

 
 
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Danger Overdrive

 
 
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Shield Dome

 
 
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PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

Heroic

 
 
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Fusion Absorber

 
 
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Prismatic Chain

 
 
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> SUBCLASS: Chrono Striker

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

XC1 Recharging Teleporter

 
 
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NOTE: My only beef with teleportation in S2 is that its motion blur effect ignores the “disable motion blur” option in Graphics Settings, and I find motion blur really unpleasant on my old eyes.
 
 

Unstable Chrono Charge

 
 
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Fusion Blast

 
 
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Shield Dome

 
 
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PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

Time to Strike

 
 
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Alpha and Omega

 
 
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Temporal Loop

 
 
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> SUBCLASS: Chrono Breacher

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

Breaching Blink

 
 
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Breaching Charge

 
 
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Fusion Stun

 
 
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Shield Dome

 
 
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PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Big Entrance

 
 
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Temporal Ammunitions

 
 
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Breaching Equipment

 
 
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CLASS: Recon

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Dodge Roll

 
 
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L24 ‘Eraser’

 
 
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Flash Grenade

 
 
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Weakpoint Scan

 
 
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PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

 
 

Acrobatics

 
 
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Channel Power

 
 
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Deflection System

 
 
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> SUBCLASS: Recon Pysonic

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ACTIVE ABILIITIES

 

 

Dodge Roll

 
 
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Psy Cloud Grenade

 
 
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Psy Field

 
 
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Weakpoint Scan

 
 
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PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

 
 

Focus: Item Hack

 
 
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Psy Infused Shot

 
 
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Hack

 
 
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> SUBCLASS: Anti-Material Recon

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ACTIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Dodge Roll

 
 
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Heavy Anti-Tank Mine

 
 
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Engine Disabling Shot

 
 
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Weakpoint Scan

 
 
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PASSIVE ABILITIES

 

 

Perfect Timing

 
 
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Defensive Measures

 
 
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Heavy Munitions

 
 
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Written by BlackjackGT

 
 
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