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Class

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A character class is a primary definition of what can the player character do in the Neverwinter. It originates from an origin source and defines what roles in combat will the character play. It also specifies the skills of the Player Character.

Classes rely on various power sources: Arcane (magic), Divine (power from a deity), Martial (one's own physical prowess) or Primal (power from nature spirits).

Every class has a defined primary role, and some have a secondary role: depending on class, a player character may have one of the four roles as its Primary role - though it will not stop the Player Character to chose a secondary or tertiary role.

Roles[edit | edit source]

Defender
Defenders take a lot of damage, mark targets and protect the rest of the party. If enemies they target try to attack another member of the party the defender will attack to stun, damage or taunt enemies to protect their companions.
Leader
Leaders are healers, buffers and debuffers. Their powers support the party's success either by healing damage taken, preventing damage from being taken or increasing the damage enemies take.
Controller
Controllers influence fights by controlling either the field of battle or targets directly. Their role is to ensure threats are minimized or handled efficiently.
Striker
Strikers specialize in mobility and damage output. These combatants focus on disposing threats as quickly as possible by doing as much damage as they can, as quickly as they can, without enemies retaliating.

Playable classes[edit | edit source]

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Control Wizard

Controller / Striker

Primary

Intelligence

Secondary
Wisdom
Charisma
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Devoted Cleric

Leader / Controller

Primary

Wisdom

Secondary
Strength
Charisma
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Great Weapon Fighter

Striker / Defender

Primary

Strength

Secondary
Constitution
Dexterity
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Guardian Fighter

Defender / Controller

Primary

Constitution

Secondary
Strength
Dexterity
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Hunter Ranger

Striker / Controller

Primary

Dexterity

Secondary
Wisdom
Strength
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Oathbound Paladin

Defender / Leader

Primary

Constitution

Secondary
Wisdom
Charisma
Class Icon Player Scourge Selected.png

Scourge Warlock

Striker / Leader

Primary

Charisma

Secondary
Constitution
Intelligence
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Trickster Rogue

Striker / Controller

Primary

Dexterity

Secondary
Strength
Charisma

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See also[edit | edit source]