In Ashes of Creation there are (as of now) 8 archetypes to start with. They are; Tank, Fighter, Rogue, Ranger, Bard, Cleric, Summoner & Mage.

However, once you progress enough in the game, you will be able to augment your character with a secondary class.

To give you an example, a Mage who augments with the Fighter class will become a Spellsword. Ranger + Rogue will become a Predator. Cleric + Tank will become a Paladin.

This means that there will be a total of 64 combinations to explore.

You can also augment with your primary class if you’d like to specialize in a particular role. For example, tank + tank gives you a badass tank. 🙂

For now, let’s take a look at the basics.

Tank

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Tanks will be focused on absorbing damage and controlling the fights. Crowd control + durability and you’ll be a very valuable ally on the battlefield.

This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to deal damage yourself, you just won’t be specializing in that.

Fighter

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Fighters will be physical damage dealers, mastering many different weapons but not specializing in any. If you’d like to ‘deal physical damage’, then this is your class.

Ranger

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Rangers will also deal damage, but from range, as the name implies. They will focus on the bow as their primary weapon.

Rogue

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Rogues will also deal damage but probably play out more like an assassin archetype, with utility and stealth. Burst damage will be their specialty.

Bard

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Bards will provide utility and support for allies, buffs & debuffs to help the whole party.

Cleric

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Clerics will be specializing in protection and healing, as well as dealing with the ‘life essence’ itself, draining life from their enemies and providing more of it for allies.

Summoner

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Summoners will focus on conjuration spells. I don’t know much about them yet, but I am very excited to find out more.

Mage

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Mages will be focused on the elements and magic in general. Changing the realities around them, dealing elemental damage and generally being very adept at magic itself.

I Want to Play This Game!

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The game is not out yet but you can register for free on the website.

The game will cost $15 per month but if you’re registered on the website you might win a free weekly key in the meantime!

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