Classes are a core element of Everquest Next's gameplay. Over 40 different classes will be available to players.
A given character can have access to one or more classes. One class is chosen to be the current class, and defines which 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.