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

Unlockable Archetypes

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

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