Advanced Classes are where things begin to get really interesting. An Advanced Class is where players can being to specialize and focus on one aspect of a Base Class, or bridge the gap and combine features of two or more Base Classes. Advanced classes provide at least one additional, unique talent tree for players to choose new Talents from as well as new class features. Choosing an Advanced Class does not prohibit a player from taking talents from the Base Class or even taking levels in other Base classes.
All Advanced classes have a set of requirements that must be met, such has being a minimum level 7th character (making LV8 the earliest you may take an Advanced Class) and may require specific Talents and/or Feats from one or more Base Classes.
The ultimate aspiration for most Mages, the ArchMage has mastered their control over Magick at a fundamental level. Their knowledge and ability to wield magick makes them the greatest of allies, or the most terrible of foes. An ArchMage can not only cast powerful spells, but through their Arcane Masteries, they can modify spells in ways that others find bordering on the impossible.
Masters of infiltration and elimination, the Assassin ruthlessly dispatches their target. Whether up close with blades or from afar with ranged weapons, woe be upon the poor soul that find themselves marked for death. These cold blooded and merciless killers are masters of the art of murder. They will methodically study their targets, exploit their weaknesses and strike when the moment is perfect. Rumors haunt the underworld of Master Assassins who can vanish after striking down their target or even sever the soul preventing resurrection.
Some warriors choose not the path of control, but instead seek to fuel their strength with the rage burning deep within. By giving up control to their rage, Berserkers can shrug off damage and fight well past what would kill most mortals. However, their rage is a double edged sword.
Once lost to the rage, the Berserker loses the ability to tell friend from foe and will attack all within reach. Many stories are whispered in the adventurers guild halls of parties lost to Berserkers who fell too deep into their rage.
Some Mages are drawn to action, as moths are to a flame. These are Mages whom are not content with cloistered study or even a safe spot to cast from behind the lines of battle. The Battlemage revels in the fight, training themselves to be able to cast effectively while wearing bulky armor, they wade into combat wielding spell and weapon. With their unique battle techniques they can support their allies and attack their enemies, even forging their own Mana into a shield to block or deflect attacks.
Amidst the strife and turmoil of the land, some seek answers, comfort and protection from the divine. Bishops are the chosen of the Celestials, men and women granted divine protections and blessings from their patrons. As champions of the Celestials, Bishops stride upon the battlefield healing their allies and using their powerful White Magick to drive back the forces of darkness. Their chanted prayers fortifying and protecting their allies and putting the fear of the Celestials into their enemies. Bishops are a powerful ally, even able to call on divine intervention to prevent their allies from falling on the field of battle.
Exotic and mysterious, Blade Dancers have turned fighting into an art. Wielding either two swords or a polearm, they dance through the battlefield, ignoring terrain features that would slow others, landing hits on all who fall within their range all while inspiring their allies or causing their foes to despair. Blade Dancers are masters of accurate, damaging attacks and are called a whirlwind of blades on the battlefield, leaving the dead and dying in their wake.
Dragons have long been a powerful adversary to the races of Val'daera, and to some knights, an equally powerful ally. The Dragoon takes mounted combat to the skies by forming a close bond with a Wyvern. These knights are experts at using their mounts to strike from above and use leaping and lunging attacks to defeat their foes with superior reach. As their bond strengthens, both can gain new abilities to support each other and grow more powerful.
Deep in the forests of Val'Daera, the Druids can be found tending to nature, deepening their bonds with plants and beasts alike. They are masters of Green Magick, able to call upon the wrath of nature to destroy their foes or natures blessings to aid their allies. Druids are masters of the ability to transform with their wildshape, allowing them to shift into creatures of all sizes from diminutive to huge. Some may even learn to push their wildshape to sizes greater than it normally would be.
When darkness marches upon the world, the Fell Knights can be found in the vanguard, leading the charge against the forces of light and primal alike. They are worshipers of the Infernals. Sworn to eternal servitude, equipped with cursed armors and weapons, and granted great and terrible powers by their evil masters. Fell Knights are rightly feared on the battlefield, using their own blood and pain to empower themselves. They are known to drain the life force from any nearby creatures to heal themselves, and for channeling dark energies into their weapons. These dark champions are a force to be feared.
Some warriors fight for honor, some fight for money, the Gladiators
fight for their lives. Armed with rusty, nearly broken arms and
armor, the Gladiators are cunning fighters. Born in the fighting
pits, raised in the arenas, the Gladiator is master at making do
with whatever weaponry and armor they can find, and may even maximize the damage caused by breaking weapons or pushing their weapons beyond their breaking points. Fearsome and unstoppable in battle, they only know one thing, to be free, they must win!
Masters of death, rulers of the dead, lords and ladies of the undying host. There are many ways to describe them, they who are feared and reviled across the land, the Necromancers. Blessed, or cursed, depending on your viewpoint, Necromancers are considered undead, even if their hearts still beat. These powerful casters can raise and command a wide variety of undead in addition to special undead such as Crypt Fiends and Death Knights. Powerful Necromancers may even twist the healing properties of White Magick to heal their undead hordes and force the souls of the recently slain to serve them. With their hordes of undead and powerful Black Magick, Necromancers are a powerful enemy against the forces of light and life.
The Antithesis to the Fell Knight, Paladins are the champions of Light. They are the chosen servants of the Celestials, their faith empowering them to overcome odds that would cause other to despair. When not leading the charge against the forces of Darkness or Primal, Paladins often act as the mortal representative of the Celestial patron. In battle, the Paladin acts as a bulwark, protecting their allies and avenging the fallen. Drawing upon their faith to shield those near them and even grant allies resistance to damage. Armed with their powerful faith, knowledge of White Magick and faith, these armored guardians wade into the thick of battle, for the forces of Light, their allies and glory!
Moving swiftly through the battlefield, Purloiners employ both stealth and excessive violence to relieve their marks of their items. Their sticky fingers don't simply stop at items either, some Purloiners have been known to steal worn accessories, weapons and even beneficial magick effects from their targets.
While individually strong, Purloiners are not adverse to working with others, allowing their collaborators to distract their marks and take advantage of any openings to attack or reposition.
There exist warriors who have distilled and refined their mastery of combat to an art form. The Sabreur moves with an almost gravity defying, fluid like grace, always just out of reach of their enemies weapon. They rely on their superior agility and honed reflexes and even a bit of luck
that they seem to be blessed with, rather than bulky armor.
Tales are told of Sabreurs flowing around their opponents
strikes, parrying attacks and following up with a vicious
riposte, brining style to what would otherwise be a vicious brawl.
Masters of ranged combat, the Shikari are a force multiplier on the battlefield, often operating as deadly marksmen or skirmishers. Their preternatural skill with the bow allows them to unleash volleys of arrows to barrage a target and even shoot enemy arrows out of the air. The keen eyes of the Shikari are sharp enough to spot the gaps in enemy armor to maximize the damage they can deal, and with their mobility, the Shikari can stay out the reach of their enemies, while still unleashing arrow after arrow.
Powerful conjurers, the Summoners use their Mana to bring forth elemental beings to protect themselves and their allies in battle.
For some however, simple elements are not enough, and they
seek out knowledge of the Primal Idols. Should a Summoner
obtain one, they will be able to summon forth the physical,
albeit much smaller, manifestation of a Primal.
Exemplary performers, Troubadours are considered the best of the best when it comes to musical performances, story telling and singers. Calm and collected, these professionals can maintain their composure and perform in nearly any situation, and by drawing on their vast talents, A Troubadours performances can be pushed to new heights to support their allies, or demoralize their enemies.
For some, the allure of power is so great, that no price is too high to achieve it, including making a pact with an Archfiend. Marked by their unholy contract, these Diabolists draw upon the profane powers of Blood Magick to empower their spells and summon forth Daemons to do their bidding, or simply unleash the hellfyr or the Abyss on their enemies. Warlocks are a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the field of battle.