ArcheAge PvP Classes Tier List

ArcheAge PvP Classes Tier List by Ebony Stallion

Hi, here is a list on what to be the current tiers of PvP classes in ArcheAge. We all know that every class can work somehow, but some are clearly better than the others. In depth guides will not be provided here, use that lonely search button, nobody ever pays attention to the poor gal. Agree? Disagree? Feel free to comment.


S+: This class is extremely strong, possibly FOTM, that could be overpowered.
S: This class shows maximum synergy between its 3 trees and performs exceptionally well.
A: This class has good synergy but has a few issues with its performance.
B: This class is not bad, but not great; it could be countered too easily or lacks something vital.
C: This class is probably unorthodox, but has something to offer in PvP.
D: This is one of those classes that “could work”, but really doesn’t offer anything valuable.

-Shadowblade (Battlerage, Shadowplay, Witchcraft)
-Darkrunner (Battlerage, Shadowplay, Auramancy)
-Primeval (Archery, Shadowplay, Auramancy)
-Blighter (Battlerage, Shadowplay, Defense)

-Daggerspell (Sorcery, Witchcraft, Shadowplay)
-Abolisher (Battlerage, Defense, Auramancy)
-Templar (Vitalism, Defense, Auramancy)
-Tomb Warden (Defense, Auramancy, Songcraft)

-Trickster (Archery, Shadowplay, Witchcraft)
-Stone Arrow (Archery, Shadowplay, Defense)
-Inquisitor (Battlerage, Shadowplay, Vitalism)
-Cabalist (Sorcery, Defense, Witchcraft)
-Enigmatist (Sorcery, Auramancy, Shadowplay)
-Hierophant (Vitalism, Witchcraft, Auramancy)
-Ranger (Archery, Shadowplay, Vitalism)
-Reaper (Sorcery, Occultism, Shadowplay)
-Cleric (Vitalism, Auramancy, Songcraft)
-Poxbane (Defense, Songcraft, Witchcraft)

-Bastion (Archery, Auramancy, Defense)
-Hexblade (Battlerage, Defense, Witchcraft)
-Paladin (Battlerage, Defense, Vitalism)
-Arcanist (Sorcery, Witchcraft, Auramancy)
-Demonologist (Sorcery, Witchcraft, Occultism)
-Skullknight (Occultism, Defense, Auramancy)
-Dark Aegis (Occultism, Defense, Songcraft)
-Druid (Archery, Defense, Vitalism)
-Swiftstone (Sorcery, Defense, Shadowplay)
-Caretaker (Defense, Vitalism, Songcraft)
-Revenant (Auramancy, Occultism, Sorcery)
-Oracle (Archery, Auramancy, Vitalism)
-Athame (Songcraft, Vitalism, Witchcraft)
-Thaumaturge (Sorcery, Defense, Auramancy)
-Battlemage (Sorcery, Defense, Occultism)
-Spellsinger (Sorcery, Shadowplay, Songcraft)

-Argent (Battlerage, Auramancy, Vitalism)
-Executioner (Battlerage, Shadowplay, Occultism)
-Outrider (Battlerage, Shadowplay, Archery)
-Hellweaver (Battlerage, Shadowplay, Sorcery)
-Blade Dancer (Battlerage, Shadowplay, Songcraft)
-Phantasm (Auramancy, Occultism, Songcraft)
-Hex Warden (Battlerage, Auramancy, Witchcraft
-Dervish (Battlerage, Witchcraft, Vitalism)
-Doomlord (Battlerage, Defense, Occultism)
-Chaotician (Archery, Defense, Witchcraft)
-Nightblade (Shadowplay, Defense, Auramancy)

-Just about everything else. Many of these classes have too many split-stats and too little synergy.

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12 Responses

  1. Bryan says:

    What ever happened to Pox bane and i was needing some ideas on how to build it

  2. Benzyboy says:

    could you please update this list and maybe put a short description at the end of each class quickly saying why it is a/b/c. with good research i want to see what your valuable opinions think current 2.0 meta is!

  3. digitalpimp says:

    Liberator u put as worst tier , ive been kicking ass with liberator , just darkrunners are stronger , im with quest gear beat up all other meele / ranged chars , not mages ofc as i use heavy armor

  4. Anonymous says:

    This guy is an idiot.

  5. Idontunderstand says:

    I honestly cant see how you can rank some of these classes the way you do, Skull knight a B? Skull knight is THE best initiator in the game period.

  6. Primeval says:

    I leveled to 50 as outrider, then switched to primeval. it is definitely better and even with a lvl 25 skill tree, i can kill almost everyone

  7. Draknir says:

    bad list… as an abolisher i rape all the classes that are clasified as S+ by far… while they are supposed to be “OP” by your list… just so you know.. AA DOES NOT HAVE OP CLASSES

    all classes have counterclasses, and other then that it mainly matters on gear and the way you use your class, just because you lose against those “S+ classes” doesn’t mean they belong there…

  8. Lancet says:

    I’ve been enjoying an Inquisitor in PvE… but in today’s all-or-nothing bursty PvP scene, I think it should be far from the A rank it is.

  9. Outrider says:

    Outrider is op

  10. Sunshany says:

    i play outrider and it’s on a stronger class in pvp, it’s squishy, may be hard to play than other class. The class to deal the better physical damage ?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Primeevil is shit. I have never lost to one as any build I have tried. most archer classes just don’t do the damage everyone thinks they do.

  12. Ender says:

    I certainly do not think Defiler belongs in D. They are probably a B or at worst a C.

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