In this Guide, I will try to help people decide on a class.
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I made a guide that provides Class information, but this one is more geared towards helping you decide on the exact class. Also will try and give you tips.
Other Players Influences and Class Roles
Each class has three tree's, these trees are crucial to what you will be doing in a party.
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If you are a Priest, Bard, or Vampire and your not spec'd for healing, tell your your party prior to the instance or right at the start of a instance. This is a HUGE factor to bring in when your a class that has healing potential and your not a going to be healing. That will annoy people. So when your specing your trees, make sure you take that into concideration. I met plenty of people that played a glacial priest that later respec'd because they got sick of hearing complaints.
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Protectors and Warriors are the usual tanks in all parties. When making a party, you want to clerify who is tanking. If a tank dies and your a Protector or Warrior, then its your job to start tanking. Don't let an assassin try to tank. That is the makings of a bad Tank. Although you can spec your Protector or Warrior as a tank in almost all the trees, be sure to get help if your not sure what you're doing. The Class discussion forums for you designated class area great place to start. Just don't go asking for someones build, but make your own and ask how you could improve it. If you are a Protector or Warrior, then you will be pressured into being a tank on most occasions. Protectors and warriors both have a tree that isnt made for Tanking, but you should be able to tank.
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All classes can be counted in this category. In parties, these are anyone not designated as a Healer, Sub healer, or Tank. Anyone can sub tank, but shouldnt be needed if the party is decent. Your role is to basically, do what ever is needed. You want to spec towards doing as much damage as possible. You can either go for most damage per second, or most damage in 1 attack. Both are great was to build. Another way to spec is support. Which the best example is the Bard. They are multiple party buffs while dealing great damage. The only time someone will tell complain to you in this area, is if your not doing alot of damage, or helping the team. Otherwise your in the clear in most cases.
Bard - Support, DPS
Sin - DPS, DoT
MM - DPS, DD (not very good, nerfed bad)
Mage - DPS, DD, mob control
Warrior - DPS, DD
Vamp - DPS, DoT
Priest - DPS, DD
Protector - DD, mob control
1 Hit Wonders
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Ever want to be a class that does great damage in 1 single blow? Well here are some classes to think about.
Protector, they have stuns and attacks that can deal great amounts of damage in one blow. although they don't attack as fast as some classes, they still hit hard. They also have high defense.
Warrior, they have high HP and with the right build can deal high damage in 1 hit. Great class to try out if you're new because it's a simple class to pick up, and great to find a use in a party
Priests, with the right build a priest can be a powerful tool. I believe it is the glacial priest that can deal a great damage at once.
There are a couple other classes but you have to be spec'd and geared properly to do it.
With these classes, you will not be able to 1 hit a boss or more powerful mobs. You will be able to 1 hit average mobs with some skills. Although the right build is crucial. You can always get help on the forums.
Quick like a rabbit, sting like a bee
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Want to have a great Damage per second rate constantly? Well there is a few classes to think about.
Assassin (sin) - This is the most obvious and commonly known. Edge sins are great for dealing high amounts of damage in a short amount of time, Venom Sins are great for Damage over time, and Dark (shadow) sins, the stealthiest assassins of all. If you want to deal great amount of damage in a short time, then Edge sin is your class. They are the most known but the gear is expensive and you will see a sin probably very second your in a crowded area.
Marksman - This class is so nerfed i don't know what to say. All i can say is that they are a fun class to play. Although they do get dissed alot. This class is fairly decent in PvE. Gear is really cheap and this class is a once in a blue moon to be sighted. Really not as bad its made out to be, its just they need more effort in gear then other classes to be good.
Bard - This is a harder class to pick up on the spot, reasons be is that you have to remember combos and rotations of skills because the best skills are the combos. So to be good you have to focus on combos and rotations. Easy once you get the hang and the combos actually make it a very interesting class, recommend to try after a Mage or Priest.
Mage - Fire is a DPS build, Lightning for Mobs, and Ice for PvP. For the best DPS output, i would recommend Fire. You can do great damage quick and fast with this, its kind of a like an assassin but at a distance. This is recommended for any players not used to MMORPGs, one of the easiest classes to pick up and feel like a boss.
Prevent Death, be a Healer
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There are 3 healing classes, bard, priest, and vampire. I will talk about the bard and priest. The Vampire will be at the end of the discussion.
Priest - The main healing class. Bard and vampires can also be healers, argueably better. The priest how ever was designed for healing while bard was for support. Vampire is a story for later. If you never been a healer but want to try or atleast be useful in a group. Then choose this for your class.
Bard - Great for healing parties on the fly. I love bard personally for a sub healer because they are a great support class. good buffs, heals, and nice damage output. Although they are excellent healers, dont let me discourage you. If you like a challenging yet fun gameplay, this is a class for you. The can heal just as good as a priest can if you get a good build.
Taste of Blood
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I will now be covering the "Vampire", this mythological creature is in a MMO, a great MMO called Forsaken World. It has multiple uses with a variety of builds.
Tanking - Vampires are arguably a decent tanking. With a decent healer and the right build, the vampire class can tank without dying. Although it is NOT recommended.
Healing - Vampires are capable of healing. They are amazing healers and you can be a DPS and a sub healer.
DPS/DD - Vampires are able to do vasts amount of damage in a short period of time like other classes.
It all comes down to your build with the Vampire.
Why be a Vampire?
The best reason to be a Vampire is if you like to switch classes alot. With the vampire, if you want to pay a small fee, you would basically be able to switch your class with out having to relevel all the way back up. This class is also great to paly because of its uniqueness compared to other classes.
I just want to play by myself
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Just want to play the game without having to deal with instances, PvP, or guilds?
Well you will be missing out but here is some good classes to try.
1)Warrior - great survivability do to the High HP, also has a decent attack damage and speed.
2)Priest - great survivability since you can heal yourself. Also can kill mobs easy.
3)Mage - not the best survivability but has a tree, purely about killing multiple mobs at once.
4)Vampire - Most versatile of all the classes. You can get a build were you can heal yourself and kill mobs easy.
5)Drum roll please......... Marksman - what, why would this crazy guy say this class? The marksman isn't an entirely bad class. It is very fun to play if your just going to play by yourself, plus the burst tree isnt half bad.
In case I missed anything or messed up, please feel free to comment. If you believe i am wrong, please explain why so i can fix it properly with the right answer. Also, if you want something added feel free to post it also.