EverQuest offers 16 distinct playable classes in 4 different archetypes :
- Caster : enchanters, magicians, necromancers and wizards.
- Hybrid : bards, beastlords, paladins, rangers and shadow knights
- Melee : berserkers, monks, rogues and warriors.
- Priest : clerics, druids and shamans
Each class has :
- a limited set of available races.
- a limited set of available deities.
- its own set of spells, disciplines or songs, depending on the class.
- its own guildmasters who can help train various skills available to the class.
- its own epic quests, each offering a class-specific reward, usually a weapon.
- its own set of class-specific AAs.