Class determines many important features for a character, including role, hit points, powers, class features, weapon, implement, and armor proficiencies, and skills. Individual classes are often prerequisites for feats, paragon paths, and so on. Some classes have more specialized subclasses.

Class Power sources Primary roles Key Abilities Source
Ardent Psionic Leader Charisma; Constitution, Dexterity, Wisdom PH3
Artificer Arcane Leader Intelligence; Constitution or Wisdom EPG
Assassin Shadow Striker Dexterity, Charisma Dragon #379
Assassin (Executioner) Martial & Shadow Striker Dexterity, Charisma HoS
Avenger Divine Striker Wisdom; Dexterity or Intelligence PH2
Barbarian Primal Striker Strength; Constitution, Dexterity, or Charisma PH2
Barbarian (Berserker) Martial & Primal Defender & Striker Strength, Dexterity HotF
Bard Arcane Leader Charisma; Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom PH2
Bard (Skald) Arcane & Martial Leader Charisma, Intelligence HotF
Battlemind Psionic Defender Constitution; Dexterity, Wisdom, or Charisma PH3
Cleric Divine Leader Wisdom or Strength; Constitution or Charisma PH
Cleric (Warpriest) Divine Leader Wisdom, Constitution HotFL
Druid Primal Controller Wisdom; Constitution or Dexterity PH2
Druid (Protector) Primal Controller Wisdom; Constitution or Dexterity HotF
Druid (Sentinel) Primal Leader Wisdom, Constitution HotFK
Fighter Martial Defender Strength; Constitution, Dexterity, or Wisdom PH
Fighter (Knight) Martial Defender Strength, Constitution HotFL
Fighter (Slayer) Martial Striker Strength, Dexterity HotFL
Invoker Divine Controller Wisdom; Constitution or Intelligence PH2
Monk Psionic Striker Dexterity; Strength, Constitution, Wisdom, Charisma PH3
Paladin Divine Defender Strength or Charisma; Constitution or Wisdom PH
Paladin (Blackguard) Divine Striker Strength, Charisma HoS
Paladin (Cavalier) Divine Defender Strength, Charisma HotFK
Psion Psionic Controller Intelligence; Wisdom or Charisma PH3
Ranger Martial Striker Strength or Dexterity; Wisdom PH
Ranger (Hunter) Martial & Primal Controller Dexterity, Wisdom HotFK
Ranger (Scout) Martial & Primal Striker Dexterity, Wisdom HotFK
Rogue Martial Striker Dexterity; Strength, Intelligence, or Charisma PH
Rogue (Thief) Martial Striker Dexterity; Strength or Charisma HotFL
Runepriest Divine Leader Strength; Constitution or Wisdom PH3
Seeker Primal Controller Wisdom; Strength or Dexterity PH3
Shaman Primal Leader Wisdom; Constitution, Dexterity, or Intelligence PH2
Sorcerer Arcane Striker Charisma; Strength or Dexterity PH2
Sorcerer (Elementalist) Arcane Striker Charisma, Constitution HotEC
Swordmage Arcane Defender Intelligence; Strength or Constitution FRPG
Vampire Shadow Striker Dexterity, Charisma HoS
Warden Primal Defender Strength; Constitution or Wisdom PH2
Warlock Arcane Striker Constitution or Charisma; Intelligence PH
Warlock (Binder) Arcane Controller Charisma; Dexterity or Intelligence HoS
Warlock (Hexblade) Arcane Striker Charisma; Constitution, Dexterity, or Intelligence HotFK
Warlord Martial Leader Strength; Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma PH
Wizard Arcane Controller Intelligence; Constitution, Dexterity, Wisdom or Charisma


Wizard (Bladesinger) Arcane Controller Intelligence, Dexterity NCS
Wizard (Mage) Arcane Controller Intelligence; Constitution, Wisdom, or Charisma HotFL
Wizard (Sha'ir) Arcane Controller Intelligence, Constitution HotEC
Wizard (Witch) Arcane Controller Intelligence, Wisdom HotF

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