The Class Change System is a system exclusive to Valkyria Chronicles 2 and Valkyria Chronicles 3. It lets characters, once they fulfill the requirements, advance to more powerful classes with improved stats and different equipment.
The Class Change system did not exist in Valkyria Chronicles. There are 5 classes: Scout, Shock Trooper, Lancer, Engineer and Sniper and they only improve in their attributes. However, upon reaching level 11, each class receive 'elite' status; this provides an AP increase. Three classes also gain a weapon upgrade:
- Elite Scouts can equip rifle grenades.
- Elite Shocktroopers can equip under-barrel flamethrowers.
- Elite Lancers can choose to equip the new anti-infantry mortar warheads instead of the anti-tank warheads; however, this will not occur unless they are level 11 and it is Chapter 11 or later.
Valkyria Chronicles 2
There are a total of five main classes, ten 2nd tier classes and twenty 3rd tier classes in Valkyria Chronicles 2. Sniper is no longer a main class but became a 2nd tier class of the Scout main class. A new main class, Armored Tech was also introduced.
A main class branches into two 2nd tier classes, then again, a 2nd tier class branches into two 3rd tier classes. A certain amount of credits are required to change classes, with the exception of returning to the base class, which is always free.
During a mission, characters acquire evaluation points by performing certain actions such as healing an ally or capturing a base. After each mission, the characters are awarded credits based on the number of evaluation points they received during the mission. Different missions give specific credits, but it is completely random which of these credits your units will earn.
|Scout Veteran|| 1 Certificate, 2 March, 1 March X|
|Scout Elite|| 1 Diploma, 3 Arms, 2 March II, 2 March II X|
|Heavy Scout|| 1 Diploma, 1 Attack X, 3 Arms II, 1 Arms II X|
|Sniper|| 1 Certificate, 3 Attack, 1 Support X|
|Sniper Elite|| 1 Diploma, 2 Support, 3 Attack II, 1 Support II X|
|AT Sniper||1 Diploma, 1 Arms X, 3 Support II, 1 Attack II X|
|Trooper Veteran|| 1 Certificate, 3 Attack, 1 Attack X|
|Trooper Elite|| 1 Diploma, 2 March, 3 Attack II, 1 March II X|
|Commando|| 1 Diploma, 1 March X, 3 Arms II, 2 Attack II X|
|Gunner|| 1 Certificate, 3 Arms, 1 Support X|
|Gunner Elite|| 1 Diploma, 2 Support, 2 March II, 1 Support II X|
|Heavy Gunner||1 Diploma, 1 Arms X, 2 Support II, 1 Arms II X|
|Lancer Veteran|| 1 Certificate, 3 Arms, 1 Arms X|
|Lancer Elite|| 1 Diploma, 3 Attack, 2 Support II, 1 Attack II X|
|Mobile Lancer|| 1 Diploma, 1 March X, 3 Attack II, 1 Support II X|
|Mortarer|| 1 Certificate, 2 Support, 1 Attack X|
|Heavy Mortarer|| 1 Diploma, 2 March, 3 Arms II, 2 Arms II X|
|Mobile Mortarer||1 Diploma, 1 Support X, 2 March II, 1 March II X|
|Engineer Veteran|| 1 Certificate, 2 Support, 1 Support X|
|Engineer Elite|| 1 Diploma, 2 March, 2 Attack II, 1 March II X|
|Medic|| 1 Diploma, 1 March X, 1 March II, 2 Support II X|
|Anthem Corps|| 1 Certificate, 2 Attack, 1 Arms X|
|Anthem Elite|| 1 Diploma, 2 Arms, 2 Support II, 1 Arms II X|
|Melodist||1 Diploma, 1 Attack X, 1 Arms II, 1 Attack II X|
|Armored Tech|| None|
|Tech Veteran|| 1 Certificate, 2 Support, 1 Support X|
|Tech Elite|| 1 Diploma, 3 Attack, 2 March II, 1 March II X|
|Special Tech|| 1 Diploma, 2 March X, 3 Arms II, 1 Support II X|
|Fencer|| 1 Certificate, 2 March, 1 Attack X|
|Fencer Elite|| 1 Diploma, 3 Arms, 3 Attack II, 2 Attack II X|
|Mauler||1 Diploma, 3 Arms X, 2 Support II, 1 Arms II X|
Valkyria Chronicles 3
Every character in Valkyria Chronicles 3 can become any of the 8 classes categorized by: Scout, Shocktrooper, Sniper, Gunner, Lancer, Engineer, Armored Tech and Fencer.
|Valkyria Chronicles||Scout | Shocktrooper | Lancer | Engineer | Sniper|
|Valkyria Chronicles 2||Scout | Scout Veteran | Scout Elite | Heavy Scout | Sniper | Sniper Elite | AT Sniper | Shocktrooper | Trooper Veteran | Trooper Elite | Commando | Gunner | Gunner Elite | Heavy Gunner | Lancer | Lancer Veteran | Lancer Elite | Mobile Lancer | Mortarer | Heavy Mortarer | Mobile Mortarer | Engineer | Engineer Veteran | Engineer Elite | Medic | Anthem Corps | Anthem Elite | Melodist | Armored Tech | Tech Veteran | Tech Elite | Special Tech | Fencer | Fencer Elite | Mauler|
|Valkyria Chronicles 3||Scout | Shocktrooper | Lancer | Engineer | Armored Tech | Sniper | Gunner | Fencer|
|Valkyria Chronicles 4||Scout | Shocktrooper | Lancer | Engineer | Sniper | Grenadier|
|Other||Aces | Artificial Valkyria | Class Change System | Fixed Weapons | Gatling Soldier | GRA Units | Imperial Units | Leaders | Town Watchman|