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Paragon Studios
MMORPG | Setting:Super-Hero | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 04/27/04)  | Pub:NCSoft
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Archetypes for Beginners

Posted by Jon Wood on Jun 23, 2009  | Comments

Archetypes for Beginners - City of Heroes - City of Heroes Correspondent Dana O'Shea writes this introduction to the Archetypes available in Paragon Studios' superhero MMO.

The world needs a hero - but what hero will you be? Creating a character in City of Heroes is an exciting process that presents you with the opportunity to harness your imagination. You get to choose your character's "Archetype", "Power Sets" and have the flexibility to craft a unique personal costume.

An Archetype is a character-class. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses and differing play-styles. Your choices are: Tanker, Blaster, Scrapper, Defender, and Controller. This is the single most important choice you will have to make about your hero.

Tanker: Out of all the Archetypes in City of Heroes (and even City of Villains!) nobody can withstand the enemy's attacks as well as a Tanker. They do moderate damage but their real strength is taking the damage dealt by the bad guys and protecting the more fragile Archetypes.

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