Guide: Custom Classes
By: Nick Arvites
you want a custom class?
step: It is semi-helpful to pick a race with bonuses that suit your
play style, but it is not necessary.
and Minor skills:
one weapon class and stick with it. Itís wasteful to use more
than one or two skill slots on weaponry.
one armor class and stick with it. Itís extremely wasteful to
select more than one armor class.
you are making a wizard, donít spend too many skill slots on
rank the skills:
C+ While its nice to have built up if you use shields, using it as a
major or minor skill would be wasteful if you found a nice two
B+ Repairing your weapons and armor yourself is a great skill to
have that will pay for itself when you get the levels up.
Armor: F: Sorry, I have no love for medium armor. It does not have
the lightweight and mobility of light armor and does not have the
protection of heavy armor. Wasteful to use long term.
Armor: A: Provides lots of protection but adds a lot of weight to
Weapons: C: Theyíre ok, not the greatest stuff in the world.
Blade: A: Tons of weapon choices here, be it katanas, long swords,
claymores, dia-katanas, and sabers.
B: Good damage.
C: Why use spears? There are better things out there
A: Helps running and swimming without getting as tired.
B: Attack spells
B: Levitating and other similar effects
C: Chameleon is found in this school...arguably one of the better
D: Summoning weapons that disappear? Lame.
C: Has the soul trap spell
B: Healing. Nuff said.
B: Only really useful if you can train it high enough.
C: Make your own potions
D: Good idea...but why?
A+: Extremely important. Governs lock picking
B-: Important if you want to move around without being seen
A: If this skill is built up enough, jumping gets you around quicker
Armor: A: How can this get an A? Well, initially, this armor class
bites. Once you find a suit of glass armor, everything changes.
Blade: B+: Decent weapon choice
D: Too much of a pain to learn. Most people donít want to deal
C: Helps you talk merchants down in prices, but becomes irrelevant
once you start finding all of the good stuff.
A: Having a way with words will get you far and save you the money
to hand: D: Good in extremely high levels, but you canít enchant
and youíll probably not make it out the first town.
your weapon style. This should be your first major skill. If you
decide on using bows, pick a second skill as a minor skill (like
short blades) because you may run out of arrows or get frustrated
your armor style. Heavy is the best armor to start off with. It
offers you enough padding so you wonít die off the first hit, but
it is expensive and heavy. You may want to select light armor and
try to "aquire" (meaning steal) a suit of glass armor.
Glass armor is ultra-light and provides surprisingly high levels of
protection. Do not even bother with medium armor. To be blunt, it
would heavily recommend fitting in Security as a minor skill because
lock picking can be important in this game. Sneak is really helpful
if you like looting every place in sight, but if youíre not going
to be a thieving character, you can hold off on it.
is a good skill if youíre planning on being a melee fighter.
you are going to be a magic user, do not just select all of the
schools of magic and be done with it. That is stupid. Select a melee
weapon style, an armor style, and then fill up the rest of your
majors/minors with spell schools and anything else you may need.
is great to have a specialization because it levels up easily if you
jump often. Once the skill starts to rise, jumping around like a
toad is faster than walking.
select the skills that appeal to your playing style. If you want to
steal everything, you want stealth and security as your major
skills. If you want to be a melee fighter, you want heavy armor,
some sort of weapon (Iíd suggest long swords or axes) and block.
Magic users are more complex. You can make an melee attack
mage/thieve if you want. Custom classes are great once you tinker
with them for a while. You may find after you make a class that you
will have to restart the game because the class isnít working out
or you didnít balance your stats. If you donít want to learn by
trial and error, you may be better off with the preset classes.