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Your archetype is arguably the most important choice you make while creating a character. It determines which powers are—and aren't—available for you to use during the entire lifetime of your character. The decision of which archetype to play should be made based on what type of philosophy you wish to use for your character.

Free Archetypes

When you first create an account, you may select one of ten free archetypes.

Archetypeicon blaster.png Blaster
V archetypeicon brute.png Brute
V archetypeicon corruptor.png Corruptor
Archetypeicon controller.png Controller
Archetypeicon defender.png Defender
V archetypeicon dominator.png Dominator
V archetypeicon mastermind.png Mastermind
Archetypeicon scrapper.png Scrapper
V archetypeicon stalker.png Stalker
Archetypeicon tanker.png Tanker

Unlockable Archetypes

V archetypeicon arachnos soldier.png Arachnos Soldier
V archetypeicon arachnos widow.png Arachnos Widow
Archetypeicon peacebringer.png Peacebringer
Archetypeicon warshade.png Warshade

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