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Character Class

A job or profession that comes with a set of abilities as well as positive and negative attributes. Most common in role-playing games, a character’s class helps to define their playstyle as well as the role the character plays in a team based game. Often as players gain experience with a class they learn new abilities related to their chosen profession and some games allow players to change their character’s class or become proficient in multiple classes. Some examples of archetypal character classes include warrior (strength and defense), thief (speed and stealth), wizard (magic and intelligence), and priest or healer (healing and buffing allies). A popular example of a class-changing system is the Job System in the Final Fantasy series.