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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. All the original classes from the first Player's Handbook are highlighted.

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
Avenger Divine Striker Wisdom; Dexterity or Intelligence PH2
Barbarian Primal Striker Strength; Constitution, Dexterity, or Charisma PH2
Bard Arcane Leader Charisma; Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom PH2
Battlemind Psionic Defender Constitution; Dexterity, Wisdom, or Charisma PH3
Cleric Divine Leader Wisdom or Strength; Constitution or Charisma PH
Druid Primal Controller Wisdom; Constitution or Dexterity PH2
Fighter Martial Defender Strength; Constitution, Dexterity, or Wisdom PH
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
Psion Psionic Controller Intelligence; Wisdom or Charisma PH3
Ranger Martial Striker Strength or Dexterity; Wisdom PH
Rogue Martial Striker Dexterity; Strength, Intelligence, or Charisma PH
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
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
Warlord Martial Leader Strength; Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma PH
Wizard Arcane Controller Intelligence; Constitution, Dexterity, Wisdom or Charisma



A subclass changes key features of its parent class to grant new ones. The original class & its features is known as the original subclass for that class, e.g. Wizard is the original class/subclass and Bladesinger is a subclass.

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