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Class specialization?

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Raiune
12.13.2011 , 02:00 PM | #1
Can someone explain this to me? Is this like an advanced class you get at later levels? I'm looking at Sith Inquisitor and it says Assassin, does that mean you become a rogue like class at later levels?

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BenjaminminU
12.13.2011 , 02:01 PM | #2
There is a choice between two advanced classes at level 10, each class specialises in something different so you have to pick the one that is for you.
"Declaration: Assassination protocols active. Greetings, master" - HK-51

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iwakurakaitou
12.13.2011 , 02:28 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Raiune View Post
Can someone explain this to me? Is this like an advanced class you get at later levels? I'm looking at Sith Inquisitor and it says Assassin, does that mean you become a rogue like class at later levels?
It depends, you can either chose to become a rogue-type melee focused toon, who can tank or dps, or you choose Sorcerer and you get to be a caster/healer.
Each "class" is basically two classes in one, but both Advances Classes share 1 of 3 out of their talent trees, and share some abilities specific to their class, but not advanced class.

For example, if you choose assassin you get stealth, if you choose sorcerer you get force storm, but both ACs get lightning shock, since it's just a plain Inquisitor ability, and not specific to one of the two ACs.

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canobeansPL
12.13.2011 , 02:31 PM | #4
It means that the naming convention is cumbersome and should be changed to Archetype (what you start with) and Class (what you end up with after level 10) .

To answer your question more directly, your character doesn't "become" anything later. What happens is that at level 10 you will get a chance to select an "advanced class" which will constitute what any other game would call simply a "class". Your advanced class will determine the available skill trees (which are just like talent trees in WoW - they allow you to specialize your character in a more in-depth fashion).

For the Inquisitor archetype the two available advanced classes are:

The Sorcerer, which is based on Emperor Palpatine. This advanced class is distinguished by proficiency in "magic", enjoys an increased range of force attacks and can further specialize to become either a healer or a damage dealer

The Assassin, based on Darth Maul. This advanced class has access to stealth and is more melee oriented, using both hand-to-hand and force attacks from short range. The Assassin gains access to the dual-bladed lightsaber (saberstaff) and can further specialize to become a damage dealer or a tank.