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Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3a, Classes

by: theinkandpen (Robert Mullon) ; edited by: M.S. Smith ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

The first part on classes and the different aspects which comprise these, such as major or minor skills.

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    A class is what forges your character’s profession, or what job he or she is more suited to. Classes also determine your major and minor skills in game and what kind of position you hold in Vvardenfell’s social structure, such as an ambassador, famous merchant or simple commoner.

    Each class has two favoured attributes, which you will generally assign points two, unless you are a flawed character. For instance the Bard class would favour Personality and Intelligence, since the Bard’s often tries to find a good story from those around him, and uses his Intelligence for spells. Shaping your character since the beginning is very important, since the attribute points and ability, as a result, will grow each time you level.

    Apart from pre-defined classes, which already have set major and minor skills assigned to your character, you can also create a custom class. We won’t look at the latter in this guide, as it would prove to be too long. There should be enough information to give you some pointers on how to create custom-classes.

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    Race, Gender and specializations

    When choosing a class, your character will have one of three specializations: Magic, Combat or Stealth. You have ten starting points in what attributes favour your chosen class. As you choose gender and race for your character, these will also determine attribute points and values added to your original points.

    Simply explained, take a Warrior class. It will have all of its major and minor skills in the Combat specialization, since he cannot cast magic. Being exactly the opposite, a Mage class will have all its major and minor skills in the Magic specialization, since a mage cant fight. There are of course classes which are less black and white, such as the Rogue who has major skills in both combat and stealth, and this is up to you to shape as a character.

    In order to advance level, you must train in your major skills, and your character will advance much faster. Only 75% of experience points are necessary in order to increase a Major skill.

    In the next part on classes, we will look at the specific classes available in the game, in detail.

Morrowwind Chracter Creation Guide

The complete guide to character creation in Morrowind, becoming a vampire, character skills and more.
  1. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 1
  2. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 2
  3. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 3
  4. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 4
  5. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 5
  6. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 6
  7. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 7
  8. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 8
  9. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 1
  10. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 2
  11. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 3
  12. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 4
  13. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 5
  14. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 6
  15. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 7
  16. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 1
  17. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 2
  18. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 3
  19. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 4
  20. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 5
  21. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 6
  22. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 7
  23. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 8
  24. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 9
  25. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 10
  26. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 1, Attributes
  27. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 2, Birth signs
  28. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3a, Classes
  29. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3b, Classes
  30. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3c, Classes
  31. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 4a, Diseases
  32. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 4b, Diseases