A class refers to the occupation assumed by characters created within the games. The class chosen for the created character will influence the selection of equipment, the growth rate of statistics, and any possible abilities the character may learn or use.
Classes on the game represent typical archetypes of fantasy literature or role-playing games. Each class has a specific set of statistic requirements (equivalent to the "stats" or "ability scores" of other similar games), which must be met to be eligible for said class. The first Wizardry games allowed the player to decide the statistic allocation and then choose the class for the character; later editions reversed the choice by allowing the player to choose from a list of classes to which the character may access by means of statistical allocation, and then the rest of the stat point are to be allocated freely.
The selection of class for the character is crucial, as it determines which are the abilities of the user and the equipment it is capable of using. Some classes, such as the Fighter, work best at the front line of the group, capable of causing great physical damage and receive an equal amount in exchange. Others, such as Priests and Mages, should remain in the back row supporting with spells.
As the game progresses and the player has explored deeper in the dungeons (the setting of the game), a character who has earned enough stat points has the chance of changing its class to a new one, which has some advantages and disadvantages. When a character changes classes, they are effectively a first-level (beginner) member of the class, but they are allowed to keep some of the abilities, as well as the Hit Points earned by training at the other class. For example, a Mage that changes classes into a Fighter effectively becomes a level one Fighter, but retains the amount of Hit Points acquired as a Mage, as well as retaining the spells it learned. The Mage-turned-Fighter, however, loses Spell Points gained as a result of the class, keeping only one point per spell retained; as well, changing class often results in an age increase, which may be dangerous for the characters. Finally, the statistics of the character (aside from the mentioned above) return to the racial standards, which may result in a weaker character
A result of being capable of changing classes after the initial choice is to access unique classes that otherwise would be impossible to access. These classes (such as the Lord and Ninja) often have a combination of abilities from two earlier classes, and even possess new and unique abilities of their own. Their stat requirements are steeper than others to reflect such improvements.
Classes List Edit
This list includes all classes available to characters on all games of Wizardry. Some of the classes may not be available on all games.
Llylgamyn Saga (Wizardry I-III & V) classes Edit
Basic classes: Edit
Advanced classes: Edit
Dark Savant Saga (Wizardry VI-8) classes Edit
Classes exclusive to other games Edit
Wizardry: Tales of the Forsaken Land Edit
Wizardry Summoner Edit
See also Edit
Wizardry series classes
|Llylgamyn Saga classes|
|Basic:||Fighter - Priest - Mage - Thief|
|Advanced:||Bishop - Samurai - Lord - Ninja|
|Dark Savant Saga classes|
|Ranger - Alchemist - Psionic - Bard - Valkyrie - Monk|
|Wizardry: Tales of the Forsaken Land classes|
|Noble Thief - Shogun - Omnyoji - Phantom Thief - Paladin - Dark Knight|
|Wizardry: Summoner classes|