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A character class is a primary definition of what the player character can 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 three roles as its Primary role - though it will not stop the Player Character to chose the secondary role of its class when a certain level has been reached.

Roles[]

Current Information[]

DPS
DPS 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.
Tank
Tanks 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 tank will attack to stun, damage or taunt enemies to protect their companions.
Healer
Healer powers support the party's success either by healing damage taken, preventing damage from being taken.

Information before module 16[]

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[]

Current Information[]

Class Icon Player Greatweapon Selected.png

Barbarian

Tank / DPS

Primary

Strength (Advised)

Secondary
Constitution (Advised)
Dexterity
Class Icon Player Guardian Selected.png

Fighter

Tank / DPS

Primary

Constitution (Advised)

Secondary
Strength (Advised)
Dexterity












Class Icon Player Paladin Selected.png

Paladin

Tank / Healer

Primary

Charisma (Advised)

Secondary
Wisdom (Advised)
Constitution
Class Icon Player Devoted Selected.png

Cleric

Healer / DPS

Primary

Wisdom (Advised)

Secondary
Intelligence (Advised)
Charisma












Class Icon Player Scourge Selected.png

Warlock

Healer / DPS

Primary

Charisma (Advised)

Secondary
Intelligence (Advised)
Constitution

Bard

Healer / DPS

Primary

Charisma

Secondary
Dexterity (Advised)
Wisdom (Advised)












Class Icon Player Rogue Trickster Selected.png

Rogue

DPS

Primary

Dexterity (Advised)

Secondary
Strength (Advised)
Constitution
Class Icon Player Controller Selected.png

Wizard

DPS

Primary

Intelligence (Advised)

Secondary
Wisdom
Charisma (Advised)












Class Icon Player Archer Selected.png

Ranger

DPS

Primary

Dexterity (Advised)

Secondary
Strength (Advised)
Constitution













- When you create a character, you will be invited to upgrade some characteristics of your character depending on your race. 2 characteristics will be "advised" as the most important ones for your class, but those may not have one of the higest values of all characteristics of your class.

Ability Scores and Stats[]

Initial score by Class
Class Strength Constitution Dexterity Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Icon Build Player Greatweapon.png[Barbarian] 18↑ 14↑ 14↑ 8 10 10
Icon Build Player Guardian.png[Fighter] 16↑ 16↑ 14↑ 8 10 10
Icon Build Player Paladin.png[Paladin] 8 12↑ 10 12↑ 14↑ 18↑
Icon Build Player Devoted.png[Cleric] 10 10 10 15↑ 16↑ 13↑
Icon Build Player Scourge.png[Warlock] 8 14↑ 12 16↑ 8 16↑
Bard.png[Bard] 13↑ 13↑ 12 8 10 18↑
Icon Build Player Trickster.png[Rogue] 13↑ 13↑ 18↑ 8 10 12
Icon Build Player Controller.png[Wizard] 8 10 12↑ 18↑ 14↑ 12↑
Icon Build Player Archer.png[Ranger] 16↑ 12↑ 16↑ 10 8 12↑
Statistic Effect of Ability Score on stat
Strength Constitution Dexterity Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Stamina Regeneration 0.5%
Maximum Hit Points 0.5%
Critical Severity 0.5%
Control Bonus 0.5%
Control Resist 0.5%
Companion Influence 0.5%
Physical Damage Boost 0.25%
Action Point Gain 0.25%
Movement Speed 0.25%
Magical Damage Boost 0.25%
Outgoing Healing 0.25%
Recharge Speed 0.25%
Initial stats by Class
Class StG MHP CrS CtB CtR CpI PDB APG Mvm MDB OGH RcS
Icon Build Player Greatweapon.png[Barbarian] 9% 7% 7% 4% 5% 5% 4.5% 3.5% 3.5% 2% 2.5% 2.5%
Icon Build Player Devoted.png[Cleric] 5% 5% 5% 7.5% 8% 6.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 3.75% 4% 3.25%
Icon Build Player Guardian.png[Fighter] 8% 8% 7% 4% 5% 5% 4% 4% 3.5% 2% 2.5% 2.5%
Icon Build Player Paladin.png[Paladin] 4% 6% 5% 6% 7% 9% 2% 3% 2.5% 3% 3.5% 4.5%
Icon Build Player Archer.png[Ranger] 8% 6% 8% 5% 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 2.5% 2% 3%
Icon Build Player Trickster.png[Rogue] 6.5% 6.5% 9% 4% 5% 6% 3.25% 3.25% 4.5% 2% 2.5% 3%
Icon Build Player Scourge.png[Warlock] 4% 7% 6% 8% 4% 8% 2% 3.5% 3% 4% 2% 4%
Icon Build Player Controller.png[Wizard] 4% 5% 6% 9% 7% 6% 2% 2.5% 3% 4.5% 3.5% 3%







Information before module 21[]

Class Icon Player Controller Selected.png

Control Wizard

Controller / Striker

Primary

Intelligence

Secondary
Wisdom
Charisma
Class Icon Player Devoted Selected.png

Devoted Cleric

Leader / Controller

Primary

Wisdom

Secondary
Strength
Charisma
Class Icon Player Greatweapon Selected.png

Great Weapon Fighter

Striker / Defender

Primary

Strength

Secondary
Constitution
Dexterity
Class Icon Player Guardian Selected.png

Guardian Fighter

Defender / Controller

Primary

Constitution

Secondary
Strength
Dexterity
Class Icon Player Archer Selected.png

Hunter Ranger

Striker / Controller

Primary

Dexterity

Secondary
Wisdom
Strength

Bard

Leader / Controller

Primary

Charisma

Secondary
ToDetermine
ToDetermine
Class Icon Player Paladin Selected.png

Oathbound Paladin

Defender / Leader

Primary

Constitution

Secondary
Wisdom
Charisma


See also[]

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