There are a number of characters that you can play as in the standard mode of Slay the Spire. While you start out with only the Ironclad for a protagonist, you can unlock additional characters as you progress through the game. In this Slay the Spire characters guide, we'll be walking you through how to unlock characters in Slay the Spire as easily as possible.
Slay the Spire Characters Unlock
In Slay the Spire, the standard mode has you trawling through dungeons, starting all over again should your playable character perish due to losing HP. In the table below, we'll be walking you through all the Slay the Spire characters that we've encountered so far for the standard mode only, as well as detailing their unique traits.
|Character||Unlocked Through||Unique Ability|
|Ironclad||N/A||At the end of combat, heal 6HP|
|The Silent||Complete a run with Ironclad||At the start of every combat, draw 2 additional cards|
|The Defect||Complete a run with The Silent||At the start of every combat, Channel 1 Lightning|
Keep in mind that these characters feature only in the standard mode of Slay the Spire. Ironclad and The Silent are entirely separate from the Daily Climb mode, in which the developers present a new challenge to you every 24 hours, and task you with rising up a leaderboard for the highest score.