Classification is an unofficial method that assigns Cat Units to a Class and defines their general role in the game.
Classification is highly dependent on interpreting units' stats, as relatively stronger traits will be preferred in order to obtain a fair judgement.
Some Cat Units fit comfortably into 2 classes, such as Ultima Galaxy Cosmo with the "Super-Backliner" and "Crowd-Controller" classes. However, most units only fit into one standard based on their range.
Different forms may also change a unit's class entirely. For example, Mighty Lord Gao is a unit with high range and remarkable stats, which could be given a wider phrase like "attacker." Despite his range and notable stats, Gao fits more into the Backliner class; whereas Baby Gao has lower range and weaker stats, but has a much shorter cooldown, requiring a reclassification into Midranger.
The greatest example of a Classification change can be seen from the Tales of the Nekoluga Gacha event: its Ubers and Legend Rare are all completely unusable before being upgraded into their Evolved Form, where most become Backliners or Super-Backliners.
Note that classes are mostly irrelevant until the third Moon of Empire of Cats, where enemies start to become threats. In Empire of Cats, enemies are so weak that most cats can perform any role, and access to cats with some classes is limited anyway. The first stage in the game where classes are applicable is Empire of Cats chapter 3, where the first threatening enemy is seen.
Due to there being a complete revamp of Classifications, it is recommended and supported for you to help us re-classify our Cats. The page most relevant to this is the Cat Release Order, where you can observe all Cat Units, the majority of whom have not been reclassified yet.
A unit must have one range classification and only one range classification.
Melee (240~ range or less): e.g. Awakened Bahamut Cat, Hip Hop Cat, Kotatsu Cat...
Midranger (250-370~ range): e.g. Maeda Keiji, Weightlifter Cat, Salon Cat...
Backliner (400-480~ range): e.g. Bahamut Cat, Date Masamune, Lizard Cat...
Super-Backliner (500~ range or more): e.g. Li'l Nyandam, Radiant Aphrodite, Nerd Cat...
Main Role Classifications
You can list multiple of these if the unit fits multiple roles. If a unit fits none of these roles (e.g., Axe Cat, who is not a nuker, rusher, tanker, waver, etc.) then leave it with only the range classification.
Nukers typically have a slowish attack rate, and they always have extreme damage per hit. They often have a damage-boosting ability against one or more traits. Examples include:
Rushers are extremely fast units, typically with shorter-than-average cooldowns, long backswings, high speed, and short/mid range. They often have high damage per hit and are able to do lots of damage quickly. Examples include:
Tankers are units who have extremely high HP and durability. They are used for taking hits from enemies without being knocked back, typically on stages where meatshields fall short. They often have a health-boosting ability against one or more traits and many of them have great attack power. Examples include:
- Although Tankers tend to have melee range, some of them (such as King Gamereon), have Midranger or even Backliner range. These units are often referred to as Ranged Tanks; they tend to have longer cooldowns than other tanks and can synergize better with meatshields.
Snipers are units whose primary role is to kill backline enemies. They may use piercing attacks which can reach backlines protected by shorter ranged enemies. Or, they may simply stand further back than any enemy attack can reach, safely chipping away at the backline. Applies to many Long Distance and Surge Attack units. Examples include:
Wavers are units with the Wave Attack or Mini-Wave ability. Most are also Snipers, but there are a few exceptions. The wave ability needs to be a major aspect of the unit's use for it to qualify as a Waver, so units with a low wave chance like Crazed Titan Cat are not considered Wavers. Examples include:
Crowd-Controllers are units that are mainly used to knockback enemies or inflict status effects (Slow, Freeze, Weaken, Curse). Examples include:
Critters are units that have a reliable Critical ability. Examples include:
Miscellaneous Role Classifications
Meatshields are units with a very low cost and minimal recharge time, even more preferably with the Survive ability and/or high health. Examples include:
Combo Slaves are units that would either be useless if not for their Cat Combos or do have a role but are mostly only used in Combos. Examples include:
User Rank Dumps are completely useless cats aside from levelling them for User Rank. They are often discontinued collaboration cats. Examples include: