Classes are a core element of Everquest Next's gameplay. Over 40 different classes will be playable, eight of which will be available to choose from at the start of the game. Each class will be categorized into a combination of origins and damage types.
A given character can have access to one or more classes. One class is chosen to be the current class, and defines which weapon sets can be used by the character, as well as allowing access to 4 Ability slots which can use that class or any other unlocked class abilities.
Each class has 5 tiers of progression that can be unlocked completely independently from another class.