Runes of Magic has 6 Adventurer Classes, but with the Primary/Secondary class system, there are many possible combinations.
Character Skills are skills anyone can have regardless of Class. These include basic combat skills, such as Attack, and transportation skills, such as Hearth Recall or Logar Delivery, as well as Crafting skills.
Each Class has General and Class-Specific skills. General skills can be used at any time, but Class-Specific skills can only be used when your Primary Class matches the skill you want to use.
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When you reach Level 20/20 in your Primary and Secondary class you can get a third class, but you can still only use two of them at once, a Primary and a Secondary.
Generally, all classes in Runes of Magic can serve as primary or secondary class. To switch between them, players have to visit a special class trainer (e.g. in the town of Varanas City located in the region of Silverspring) or your house maid. At any time players have full access to the complete level-based skill set of their active primary class. Simultaneously only the General skills of their secondary class are available.
Moreover the character attributes of the secondary class add up to those of their primary class with 10 percent of their value. Contrary, all experience, attribute and talent points gathered from the adventures accumulate exclusively to the active primary class. Therefore, only the skills of the primary class can be upgraded by distribution of talent points. In any case, the level of the secondary class can not surmount the level of the primary profession. To level up their secondary class, players have to register it as their primary class with any class trainer or your house maid.
Using the dual class system of Runes of Magic wisely, players can build up their characters as multi-functional all-rounders. With a scout as secondary class, characters can use bows for example. With rogues as secondary they can use projectile weapons, warriors will give you axes. Combinations like melee fighters enhanced with several range combat skills as well as clerics that fight with axes become possible. The range of possibilities gives solo and group players many interesting tactical choices for PvE. RPG players will love the broad spectrum for character interpretation.
The skills of the eight main classes make use of different energy types. Warriors use rage, scouts use focus, rogues need energy and mages, clerics, wardens, druids and knights are fighting with mana. Players can apply those energy types independently from each other. Therefore, they can use the dual class system of Runes of Magic to build up dangerous specialists perfectly suited for group play. For example, smart PC adventurers could create a mighty bombardier with the combination of scout and mage. If, for example, the character runs out of focus, he simply switches to mana and can immediately launch the skills of his secondary mage class. In contrast to that, a combined knight-warrior class will be the ultimate melee fighter. But players need to be careful with some combinations: mages and clerics use the same mana pool which can quickly dry out your resources.