- This article is about a class of professions. For the attribute combination of "Soldier's", see Attribute_combinations#Three attributes. For the NPC, "Soldier", see Soldier (NPC).
Soldier is a category for the three heavy armor professions. They take the role of traditional frontline combatants in the game, possessing heavy armor and a wide variety of close range weapons. Lore-wise they are distinct in terms of weapons, skills, combat roles and gameplay in general, they are characterized by their use of heavy armor, their preference of close quarters combat, and their mastery over the arts of war and leadership.
- Guardian — master of protection; guardians use virtues that enhance their attacks and defenses until sacrificed to aid allies.
- Revenant — master of the mists; revenants use legends to unleash powerful energy based assault or support spells.
- Warrior — master of weapons; warriors use adrenaline to fuel a powerful burst attack and can wield a wide variety of arms.
Armor and equipment
The soldier professions use heavy armor which provides the most protection. Players can use runes to upgrade armor, and heavy armor is crafted by armorsmiths. Soldiers can use a variety of weapons, and they are the only ones who can use maces. They are not able to use daggers (except for the Spellbreaker), pistols or short bows (except for the Renegade).