Cla’Lish is recruited to your Hard West 2 posse in the game’s first chapter. You’ll meet her in Zeke’s Trading Post, where she’ll ask for your help to rescue her tribe’s leader. She’ll become a stalwart companion from that point onward. Here’s our Hard West 2 Cla’Lish guide to help you with the best card skills and weapon loadout for her.
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Hard West 2 Cla’Lish best card skills and weapon loadout guide
Main skill: Deceptive Spirit – Cla’Lish summons a spirit of a warrior. By default, it lasts for one turn and will distract your target. It’s essentially a way to prevent that target from attacking your teammates.
Weapon loadout: Rifles (main) – While other weapons are viable for Cla’Lish, she does have +1 damage with rifles already as a perk.
Below, you’ll see the card skills for Cla’Lish in Hard West 2. As usual, having a better poker hand equipped means unlocking all the lower-tier skills.
|Rifleman||Default||+1 damage with rifles|
|Horseback Riding||Default||Movement bonus and Burning/Crippling resistance when mounted; -25% reduced chance of getting hit|
|Fireproof||Loyalty – Ally||Resistance to Burning|
|Fate Foretold||Loyalty – Friend||+1 weapon damage when you have 100 Luck|
|Eagle Eye||Pair||Reveals fog of war at a longer range|
|Deceptive Spirit I||Two Pair||Summons a spirit that distracts enemies for one round|
|Killer Instinct||Three of a Kind||+10% bullseye chance when you have Bravado status|
|Warrior||Straight||+1 damage with melee weapons|
|Holding Breath||Flush||+1 bullseye damage multiplier when you have half cover at the start of your turn|
|Deceptive Spirit II||Full House||The spirit can now move and attack; lasts two rounds|
|Wounded Lynx||Four of a Kind||+5 speed/movement distance when below 75% HP at the start of the turn|
|Sharpshooter||Straight Flush||+5% bullseye chance when using rifles|
|Deceptive Spirit III||Royal Flush||The spirit can also cripple enemies that it hits|
|Watchful||Five of a Kind||Gain the Duelist status at the start of your turn|
Card suit and character usage: To have the best card skills for Cla’Lish in Hard West 2, you’ll want to have a Two Pair for the Deceptive Spirit ability. Follow this up with its upgrades via a Full House and Royal Flush later in the game. In terms of card suits, Diamonds (luck/hit chance) and Spades (bullseye/crit chance) are decent since you’ll likely use Cla’Lish in medium to long-range engagements.
To be fair, though, her kit pales in comparison to your other party members. At best, the Deceptive Spirit is just there as a deterrent, as well as a means of crippling targets. Still, the upgraded version lasts for two turns, and a two-turn cooldown means it’s always available when you need it.
Hard West 2 is available via Steam.