From Lineage 2 Encyclopaedia
Leveling up is only the beginning. You can make your main character stronger through a system of subclasses. A character can have three subclasses in total.
How to get a subclass
- On level 85 you can complete Red Thread of Fate quest and get the option to add a subclass.
Choosing a subclass
When you’ve completed Red Thread of Fate quest, talk to Subclass Master Raina located in the Talking Island Village, to choose a subclass.
Subclass Master Raina can also help you delete a subclass or chance one subclass to another with Certificate of Class Change
Availability of subclasses
- You cannot choose a subclass from the same group as your main class.
- You cannot choose Overlord and Warsmith as subclasses.
- Elf or Dark Elf cannot choose subclasses of the opponent race.
- Kamael can take as subclasses only Kamael classes. No other class except Kamael can take Kamael classes as subclasses.
Groups of classes
||3 classes from the group
||Dreadnought, Duelist, Titan, Grand Khavatari, Maestro, Doombringer
||Phoenix Knight, Hell Knight, Evas Templar, Shillien Templar
||Adventurer, Wind Rider, Ghost Hunter, Fortune Seeker
||Sagittarius, Moonlight Sentinel, Ghost Sentinel, Trickster
||Archmage, Soultaker, Mystic Muse, Storm Screamer, Inspector
||Arcana Lord, Elemental Master, Spectral Master
||Cardinal, Evas Saint, Shillien Saint
||Hierophant, Doomcryer, Dominator, Sword Muse, Spectral Dancer
See more about availability of subclasses here: Availability of Subclasses.
Switching between subclasses
- You can switch between your subclasses, dualclass and main class via your character’s interface.
- After switching all the buffs cast upon your character disappear.
- There’ll be no tattoos for your subclass (they will not disappear, it’s just that main classes and subclasses have different tattoos).
- What remains after switching: PvP/PK counter, clan, enrollment for Territory Battles, recommendations, friends list, party room info and quests. The inventory and the warehouse are the same for the main class and the subclasses.
- After switching your character will be under Identity Crisis effect for 15 seconds. When your character is under Identity Crisis effect, their battle characteristics are reduced. They cannot use skills or items (except herbs), they cannot change their class.
- You can start developing your subclass from level 40.
- When you get a subclass, it already has level 40. All the skills up to level 40 (inclusive) are already learned, and you don’t need to spend SP to learn them.
- You can develop your subclass up to level 80.
- When your first subclass reaches level 75, you can choose the second subclass. *When your second subclass reaches level 75, you can choose the third subclass. Your character can have three subclasses in total (one of them can further be developed into Dualclass). There are no limitations on the amount of subclasses you can switch between, and there are no time restrictions for such switching.
- When you achieve level 85 and complete Awakening with it, one of the subclasses (which has reached level 80 and completed third class transfer) can be developed into a Dualclass, the you can develop the dualclass up to level 99 and complete Awakening with it.
- During Awakening your Dualclass will receive a compensation of the upgraded skills in the form of Essence of the Lesser Giants according to the table in Skill Enchanting article.
Comparing the main class, the dualclass and the subclasses
|Class choice restrictions
||Except the group of the main class
||Except the group of the main class
|Subclass skills actions
||Vitality is different for the main class, for the dualclass, alnd all subclasses
|Switching between classes
||No limits, use character’s interface (except certain zones)
|Taking part in Grand Olympiad
Specifics of dualclasses
- Subclass has basic characteristics of the chosen class
- Dualclass can be developed up to level 99
- Dualclass can complete Awakening
- During Awakening basic characteristics and race skills will be changed into the ones which match the race of the character.
- In Goddess of Destruction - Awakening update the old skills for your main class were removed. The new skills were introduced instead.
- Skills are certified on subclass levels 65, 70, 75 and 80.
- The main class can get by 4 skills from each subclass, 12 skills from 3 subclasses in total.
- You cannot learn more skills from more than 3 subclasses.
- When a subclass is cancelled, the skills learned are not cancelled with it. If necessary, you can cancel all the skills learned at once (see the end of this article).
- The available skills don’t depend on your subclass.
- To learn a skill from an NPC, you need to have a special certificate.
- You need to switch to a subclass to get a certificate to learn a skill.
- You can get such a certificate from Subclass Certificate Center located in Talking Island Village.
- To learn a skill, you need to bring the certificate to Subclass Certificate Center located in Talking Island Village.
- The level of your main class doesn’t matter.
- Certificates for skill learning cannot be dropped/sold/exchanged for.
- You need to complete More Than Meets the Eye quest and learn Onyx Beast transformation. Otherwise you won’t be able to learn skills.
- The skills you’ve learned will be effective for the main class, the dualclass and subclasses.
Cancelling the skills learned
- Subclass Certificate Center located in Talking Island Village can cancel all the certified skills received from a subclass. All the skills at once (there’s no other option). The price is: 10,000,000 adena.
- All the skills certified previously are cancelled. All the certificates disappear from your inventory.
- Then you can get certificates again.
|Subclasses – Related Pages