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Faxion Online sends traditional MMO classes straight to hell

Jef Reahard

It's rare that an MMO laces its world design, gameplay, and lore with humor, but UTV True Games' Faxion Online is doing just that. It's a good thing too, as anything other than a tongue-firmly-in-cheek approach to religion in the public arena can be a recipe for commercial disaster.

Enter UTV's latest press release then, one that focuses on the free-to-play title's unique multi-classing system while gleefully proclaiming that traditional MMO classes can go to hell. "Faxion's class system is somewhat of a misnomer," says UTV's Frank Lucero. "In reality, the classes are nothing more than fundamental components that the players themselves can use to create their own toolbox of hellish destruction or heavenly onslaught."

How exactly does this work out for the player? It depends on your end goals. For example, folks desiring a traditional druid-type toon will probably want to roll a Guardian class and dabble in Diviner and Crusader classes. Similarly, those interested in an evil cleric archetype should start with a Zealot and add a bit of Reaver into the mix. The possibilities are numerous, and UTV provides a helpful primer for each class after the cut, as well as some associated imagery in the gallery below.

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Crusaders, the backbone of the armies of Heaven, stand at the forefronts of the war - ready to defend the holy gates and all they stand for. While reliant upon their weapons and armor, it is their faith that makes them a force to behold, sustaining them during lengthy skirmishes. No stranger to hand-to-hand combat, Crusaders are strong fighters who rely on mobility and sheer brute force to bring low malefactors. Glory shine upon these celestial warriors who eternally push back Sin's shadow.


Heralds of peace, Guardians bolster their allies with miraculous healing, protective sanctification, and unfaltering conviction. More than simple medics, these agents of mercy lend their spiritual aid to virtuous Crusaders and Diviners while humbling those who abdicate from the light. Still, they mourn those who have lost the path and grant what peace they can to the fallen. Guardians understand that patience is key when guiding the ignorant, and are willing to repeatedly rehabilitate those lured by Hell's deceit.


Diviners step onto the battlefield knowing that the wary eyes of the accursed are upon them. Their mastery of the elements, righteous fury, and enthusiasm for chastising the wicked justify these concerns. Eons have been spent gathering divine truths, and Diviners use this wisdom to unleash destructive forces from afar. Truly fearing no evil, they hardly even bother to armor themselves. Instead they rely on their skill to call upon divine winds, raining down holy retribution to devastate entire hordes.


Reavers are the favored marauders of Hell - dark champions who worship at the altar of battle. They believe the cries of their victims to be the purest hymn and shedding blood the only true prayer. Wrapped in armor and warped by infernal blessings, Reavers are often surrounded by enemies, taking on multiple opponents with cleaving blows and peerless defense. One day they will march on Heaven itself, and the groan of Heaven's Gate breaking will briefly drown out the cries of the newly damned.


Devotees of misery and Hell's foremost strategists, Zealot's are notorious for their proficiency in matters of life and death. Regularly found on the front lines alongside Reavers, they place potent wards that offer protection to the forces of Hell or destruction for any servants of Heaven that stumbles upon them. Pragmatic in all things, Zealots are far more willing than their comrades to consider a plan of action where murder isn't the first and only step. After all, why would they want to limit their options for spreading chaos, corruption, and madness throughout Limbo?


For Occultists, power alone simply isn't enough. But being seen wielding power... controlling the ebb and flow of battle while blighting the land in flashy demonstrations of supremacy - this is what drives Occultists to study with such fevered intensity. Bending the elements through sheer strength of will, these students of the dark arts are careful to confront the forces of Heaven on their terms, lest their lack of martial skill be the deciding factor. With a unique blend of contempt and arrogance, they use their expertise to tear the heart out of even the most formidable regiments.

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