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Since version 1.14 of the game, players can choose to play as one of a number of different classes with tied in buffs and debuffs.

How to choose a class

After joining a new world the player enters the Character Creation screen, where the player can choose one of 6 classes. Alternatively the player can run the .charsel command to enter the Character Creation screen again, but only once! In case you need to re-select your class on a multiplayer server, get in touch with the server admin and ask them to run the /player [name] allowcharselonce command for you, after which you will be able to use the mentioned command.

Classes and Traits

The following classes are currently available,

The Commoner as depicted ingame


The Commoner class is the default class and has no positive or negative traits, often considered as the "Allrounder" class. It's advised that players pick this class for their first time playing to get a hang of the game.

The Hunter as depicted ingame


The Hunter class has the unique ability to craft the crude bow and arrows as well as the recurve bow. Hunters are proficient at killing animals from range and harvesting them efficiently.

Additional Positive and Negative Traits
Focused (+20% ranged damage, +30% ranged accuracy)
Resourceful (+10% animal loot, +25% animal harvesting speed)
Fleetfooted (+10% walk speed)
Bowyer (Exclusive craftable crude bows and arrows)
Farsighted (-15% melee damage)
Claustrophobic (-15% ore drop rate, -10% mining speed)
The Clockmaker as depicted ingame


The Clockmaker class deals a significant amount of damage toward locusts but is frail and deals less damage to anything else.

Additional Positive and Negative Traits
Precise (+25% damage against mechanicals)
Technical (-1 temporal gear cost to repair translocators)
Fleetfooted (+10% walk speed)
Frail (-2.5 health points, -25% ranged distance)
Nervous (-15% melee damage)
The Malefactor as depicted ingame


The malefactor is a frail and weak class that thrives on foraging and finding broken vessels in ruins. They have the unique ability to craft the sling, an alternative ranged weapon.

Additional Positive and Negative Traits
Forager (+10% loot from foraging1, +20% wild crop drop rate)
Pilferer (+15% drop rate, +10% rusty gear drop rate, 12% chance to collect cracked vessels)
Furtive (-35% animal seeking range)
Improviser (Exclusive craftable sling)
Frail (-2.5 health points, -25% ranged distance)
Nervous (-15% melee damage)
The Blackguard as depicted ingame


The Blackguard is a durable fighter but gets hungry quicker and is less efficient at harvesting food. They have the unique ability to create the Blackguard Shortsword and Shield.

Additional Positive and Negative Traits
Soldier (+30% melee damage, +15% armor durability, +25% movement speed)
Hardy (+10% mining speed, +5 health points)
Merciless (Exclusive craftable Blackguard Shortsword and Blackguard Square Shield)
Ravenous (+30% hunger rate)
Nearsighted (-15% ranged damage)
Heavyhanded (-10% loot from cracked vessels, -15% loot from foraging1, -20% wild crop drop rate)
The Tailor as depicted ingame


The Tailor can craft a variety of unique clothing, and repair clothing more efficiently.

Additional Positive and Negative Traits
Clothier (Exclusive craftables; sewing kit and various clothing, including winter clothes)
Mender (+10% armor durability)
Civil (-10% loot from foraging1)
Weak (-2 health points, -10% mining speed)
Kind (-10% animal loot, -25% harvesting speed)


1 things affected by the foraging bonus include:

  • berries
  • saguaro fruit
  • mushrooms
  • resin
  • sticks, when picked up from the ground

Video Tutorials

Detailed look at the classes introduced with version 1.14

Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil

Construction Blocks

Claybricks-blue.pngCeramic Blocks Glass-plain.pngGlass Planks-oak.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Stone path.pngPath

Functional Blocks

Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Bed-wood-head-north.pngBed Chest-east.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngCracked Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Large trough.pngTrough

Decorative Blocks

Grid Painting.pngPainting Mediumcarpet-turqoise-ns.pngCarpets Bookshelves-ns.pngBookshelves Flowerpot-earthern-empty.pngFlowerpots Agedwallpaperplanks-green-east.pngWallpapers Salvation.pngTapestry

Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Bow-simple.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid copper cleaver.pngCleaver Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Hoe-copper.pngHoe Knife-copper.pngKnife Pickaxe-copper.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Scythe-copper.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Shovel-copper.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Sword-copper.pngSword


Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax


Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerry Bushes Grid mushroom bolete.pngMushrooms Grid Cattail tops.pngCooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants Sapling-oak.pngTrees Sapling-oak.pngFruit Trees Flax.pngWild Foods


BeeMob.pngBees Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Fox(Male).pngFox Hare-male-lightbrown.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf


Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making


Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation