Classes are guiding philosophical schools that your character follows.
Classes do two things in a functional sense: They determine your starting Stats, and they determine one of your beginning Skills. The unique Skill set you acquire in this manner shares the same name as the Class.
A dual-Stat class begins with 5 points in two Stats, and only 1 in the remaining Stat. A single Stat class begins with 10 points in one Stat, and only 1 in those that remain. Below are classes currently in the process of being created/converted to Beta.
Below are the currently approved mainstream classes. For balanced custom classes, go here here.
For Common skills, available to any Class, go here.