Epic Archetypes

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Overview

Epic Archetypes (EATs) are Archetypes that are related to the storyline in some way and thus have special content and contacts relating to them. HEATs (Hero Epic Archetypes) and VEATs (Villain Epic Archetypes) both have a wide selection of powers, allowing for a wide variety of playstyles and strategies, making them extremely versatile and intended for experienced players. EATs do not have access to Tutorials and start in Atlas Park (Hero) or Mercy Island (Villain).

Current Epic Archetypes

Hero Epic Archetypes

There are two epic archetypes available as Heroes, collectively known as Kheldians.

Archetypeicon peacebringer.png Peacebringer
Archetypeicon warshade.png Warshade

Kheldians must start as heroes, but can fall from grace the same as any other archetype. Both types have access to two non-human forms, allowing both archetypes to switch between different forms as required depending on combat situations. Due to inherent access to travel powers, the Power Pools Flight and Teleportation are unavailable for both archetypes.

Villain Epic Archetypes

There are two epic archetypes available as Villains, collectively known as Soldiers of Arachnos (not to be confused with Arachnos Soldiers).

V archetypeicon arachnos soldier.png Arachnos Soldier
V archetypeicon arachnos widow.png Arachnos Widow

Soldiers of Arachnos must start as villains, but can redeem themselves the same as any other archetype. After starting out as "Wolf Spider", at level 24 the Arachnos Soldier can choose from Bane Spider Soldier or Crab Spider Soldier. Similarly at the same level, the Arachnos Widow, or "Blood Widow", can choose from Fortunata Training or Night Widow Training.

Canceled Epic Archetypes

These Epic Archetypes were at one time planned to be in the game but since never materialised or were confirmed by the developers as having been cancelled.

  • Coralax are a race of aquatic humanoids who were mentioned as a possible Epic Archetype. [1]
  • The Blood of the Black Stream are a group of Egyptian Shapeshifters mentioned in Mr. Bocor's story arc.
  • Avilans were going to be a race of winged humanoids, but were canceled when winged costume options for all characters were shown to be possible.
  • Nictus were originally going to be the Villain Epic Archetype (giving them a direct copy of the Hero's Kheldians), but were canceled in favor of the Soldiers of Arachnos. [2]
  • Incarnates were originally planned as an epic archetype, but it was decided to implement them instead as an endgame system that all existing archetypes could participate in.
  • Devoured
  • Hyper-Advanced Clockwork
  • Primalist

Historical

  • Peacebringers and Warshades were added to City of Heroes in Issue 3 and required the player to have a character reach Level 50 to unlock them.
  • Arachnos Soldiers and Arachnos Widows were added to City of Villains in Issue 12 and required the player to have a character reach Level 50 to unlock them.
  • In Issue 17 all Epic Archetypes unlock requirements were reduced to Level 20.
  • In Issue 21 Epic Archetypes were changed to be unlocked by having a VIP subscription or purchasing the individual unlock licenses on the Paragon Market.
  • In Issue 25 all Epic Archetypes unlock requirements were removed.

See Also

Memphis_Bill's Guide: EAT at Posi's - The status of Epic ATs (12/2008)