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ddmsrealm-neverwinter-dungeonNeverwinter, the MMORPG that is based off of the Forgotten Realm Dungeons and Dragons campaign setting and using the Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition rule set, has some of the most loved and played archetype characters in Dungeons and Dragons.

These classes are not only the classic Dungeons and Dragons characters that we have seen for 40 years now, they are also the most popular classes and roles you will find in almost all of the massively multiplayer online role play games.

Controller Wizard

ddmsrealm-neverwinter-wizard-go-poofRole: Controller. You exert control through magical effects that cover large areas—sometimes hindering foes, sometimes consuming them with fire.

The Controller Wizard is a class that slings magic and manipulates their foes by freezing them or stunning them. Controller Wizards are able to toss their foes around the battlefield. Controller Wizards in Neverwinter don’t do a ton of damage but are the best class to control and maintain a battle.

Controller Wizards may be one of the most challenging character classes in Neverwinter due to the tactical way battle must be approached, but with patience, you’ll learn the various uses of their powers and have a lot of fun.

If you like to play characters with strategy and tactics, this may be the class for you. To learn more about the Controller Wizard in Neverwinter check out the Beginner’s Guide to Neverwinter Controller Wizards.

Devote Cleric

ddmsrealm-neverwinter-big-beastyRole: Healer. You shield allies with your prayers and healing, and use powers to improve your allies’ attacks and to devastate your foes.

The Devote Cleric in Neverwinter is the group healer and buffer. Primarily focused on healing, the Devote Cleric can use the same magic for offensive area of effect spells as well. Devote Clerics can also weaken enemies by draining away their life forces and granting it to their allies.

Devoted Clerics may be one of the easier classes to play in Neverwinter due to their ability to heal themselves and damage many enemies at once. Playing one well in a group will take practice, but every group will need at least one good Devote Cleric!

If you like to play characters that look after rest of the group as well as their own companions, this may be the class for you. To learn more about the Devote Cleric in Neverwinter check out the Beginner’s Guide to Neverwinter Devote Clerics.

Great Weapon Fighter

ddmsrealm-neverwinter-great-weapon-tornadoRole: Striker. You bounce around in battle delivering massive damage to many enemies around the battlefield.

The Great Weapon Fighter in Neverwinter is a warrior that works on the fringes of battle using their huge two handed weapons and their area of effect abilities to quickly and effectively kill the minions of the more powerful enemies. Then, their secondary role is to fight the leader of the group usually alongside a Guardian Fighter.

The Great Weapon Fighter is one of the easier classes to play in Neverwinter due to being fairly tough and highly mobile. Playing a Great Weapon Fighter is an active role because much of their power and ability to survive comes from their mobility.

If you like to play a character that is tough and does a lot of damage to many different creatures at once, the Great Weapon Fighter may be the class for you. To learn more about the Great Weapon Fighter in Neverwinter check out the Beginner’s Guide to Neverwinter Great Weapon Fighters.

Guardian Fighter

ddmsrealm-neverwinter-guardian-fight-stanceRole: Defender. You are very tough and have the exceptional ability to contain enemies in melee.

The Guardian Fighter in Neverwinter is the center point of every battle. Guardian Fighters should lead the charge into all battles and hold the enemies nearby so they can be systematically defeated. Guardian Fighters are very tough and can take a huge amount of damage. Guardian fighters use the heaviest armor and shields and when in trouble can simply Shield Block and take a potion and continue the fight!

Guardian Fighters are probably the easiest character classes to play in Neverwinter due to their durability. They can take a huge amount of punishment, use potions to heal, and chop down enemies efficiently. Using their powers and abilities will need to be mastered to be an effective group-based and raid-based Guardian Fighter.

If you like to play characters that charge into battle and duke it out at the center of combat, this may be the class for you. To learn more about the Guardian Fighter in Neverwinter, check out the Beginner’s Guide to Neverwinter Guardian Fighters.

Trickster Rogue

ddmsrealm-neverwinter-rogue-found-blade-trapRole: Striker. You dart in to attack, do massive damage, and then retreat to safety. You do best when teamed with a defender to flank enemies.

Trickster Rogues wait to enter combat until they find a weak spot or openings in their foe’s defenses and then unleash brutal attacks. A Trickster Rogue’s specialty is to strike hard and fast, usually targeting the most powerful enemy in the battle. Through tactics and guile the Trickster Rogue can jump into combat from the shadows, launch a powerful attack, and then slip away as if they were smoke.

Trickster Rogues may very well be the most difficult character class in Neverwinter to play. They do not have high hit points nor can they wear heavy armor. They are not built for a straight up fight and can easily die if they are ambushed. However a good Trickster Rogue is a boon to any party due to their ability to take down mean enemies quickly. Trickster Rogues can disable pesky traps that can get in the way and cause additional damage during fights.

If you like to play characters that wait to enter battle to strike at the most opportune time to do maximum damage, and you like the challenge of tactical fighting, this may be the class for you. To learn more about the Trickster Rogue in Neverwinter, check out the Beginner’s Guide to Neverwinter Trickster Rogues.

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  1. May 9, 2013    

    This has a new URL now so wanted to make sure the right one was posted here.

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