Ashes of Creation has 64 class combinations for you to try out

Now that Ashes of Creation is officially in its alpha testing, players will be able to discover for themselves what awaits in this interesting fantasy sandbox. One of these discoveries will no doubt be in the class system that Intrepid has concocted.

In the past, we’ve been critical over the somewhat generic-sounding class names (such as “Tank” and “Fighter”), but it turns out that these are only the start of your class identity. Players will actually choose a secondary class down the line that will transform their character into one of 64 blended classes. These include much more interesting-sounding names like Spellsword, Nightshield, Charlatan, Hawkeye, Falconer, Wild Blade, Apostle, and Songcaller. And while the primary class can’t be changed, players will have the option of switching up their secondaries if so desired.

“Today, as we begin our Friends and Family Alpha Zero test, we wanted to show you just how diverse we expect our playing field to be,” Intrepid said. “The classes adhere to roles like tanking, DPS, support, and healing, but it’s really so much more than that. Each one must provide a true fantasy fulfillment for the player — you want to be a badass, no matter what your class. And that’s a promise we intend to keep.”

Check out the class combination chart and Alpha Zero developer gameplay video after the break.

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sirsam

Why does this have floating damage numbers? Why do all mmo’s have them?

I think its because their all copycats taking the Wrong things that used to make mmos great.
“All mmos have floating numbers, those must be a staple of them. Players Love them. Lets put em in.”

Why cant we have a damage based indicator. Like blood on the animal. No health bar. We have the tech now, it seems the imagination is not there.

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Johnnyt305

ESO lets you make up unlimited classes, you can combine from 20+ skill trees in any way you want, can be a thief or vampire or assassin, or werewolf as a few of the skill line examples top of all that and so on. use any armor or weapon you want etc. This game is useless, subscriptions also hahaha a joke. 64 choices is nothing in comparison.

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Ben Stone

Cleric / ranger should be Druid. Other than that looks pretty interesting. Hope they make it more than just picking a few spells from each class and giving it a fancy name.

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Ozzie

I’ve seen a commenter on Massively say this game was pretty much a “western” version of Black Desert & ArcheAge, which would probably be my dream game. But I’ve been extremely skeptical of AoC as it seems too fresh, too extravagant, too good at marketing.

I have a great weakness to unique, hybrid classes. I can feel myself giving in…Charlatan, yup.

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Koshelkin

There’s no much game to be had yet and you’re on the safe side if you just wait and watch how it turns out.

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kelvar

I’m annoyed that the $450 package I paid for that granted the earliest access to alpha doesn’t include this. Not a great way to generate good will amongst your benefactors.

Also, please rename the “tank” class – it’s an archetype not class just seems wildly uncreative.

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Crowe

Alpha Zero = a 3 hour max window of focused gameplay at a time that you may not even be available to play. (I had to put in order ALL of the time slots rather than just the ones I would be home for… and they chose a slot in the least available time for me)

In other words, it’s not a marketing alpha/beta. I would hope to see character creation and maybe accomplish a couple of the goals for testing. (if they had picked a slot where I would actually be home, that is)

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Brother Maynard

Don’t worry, this alpha zero access is barely more than a first family & friends testing. Current alpha zeroers are given a list of stuff to test and I expect they spend most of their time troubleshooting login or disconnection issues.

Your Braver of Worlds package is the earliest access to the real stuff, where more content will start appearing and you won’t spend your time either trying to connect or testing the living crap out of some very specific part of the game that needs to be examined before the game can proceed further…

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Sorenthaz

Yeah it’s weird that the alpha packages didn’t count for the ‘zero alpha’ or whatever.

Duey Bear
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Duey Bear

Oh, the combat looks serviceable! MMOs don’t need to be cutting edge, but I would say that combat definitely has the sense of impact (better than EQ2 which is my line for decent combat).

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Mitzruti

this chart is full of “class” names that are embarrassingly bad.

like, I feel sorry for the the poor PR person who had to make the chart bad.

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Duey Bear

Eh, I would say they are all better than GW2’s “Dragon Hunter” or “Tempest”.

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nvidia

They all sound pretty generic to me? A couple of them are “out there”, but almost all of them have been used in other MMOs at some point.

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Nic Hickman

Wouldn’t FFXI technically have something similar if you named them all? But how many of those combos were really viable?

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Lethality

Predator, checking in.

Hmm….

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Koshelkin

The title just went on my radar. That looks pretty interesting. The landscapes give me a slight Aion vibe.