The primary sources provide a number of basic effects to their adherents. In addition to this, all classes gain access to one or more secondary lists of effects, that represent the specific way that class uses that power source.
Martial power represents power gained by honing one's physical form. Army training, a hard day's labour, or simply running away quickly can all help hone martial power. The base classes that utilise the Martial power source are:
The secondary martial power sources are known as trainings. The available trainings are:
Divine power originates from supremely powerful beings that represent ideals of virtue or vice. Divine power is developed by sincere and intense worship of these beings. The base Divine classes are:
The secondary divine power sources are known as domains. The available domains are:
The divine power source is far more fragmented than other primary power sources. This reflects the polytheistic nature of many belief systems within the Weirlands.
Arcane power originates from study of the ineffable energies from beyond the Material plane and its accompanying mirror planes. Known rituals exist to extract these powers, but without years of study, they are beyond the reach of most mortals. The base Arcane classes are:
The secondary arcane power sources are known as schools. The available schools are:
Psionic power originates from within the power of one's own mind. For a Psionic Hero, the greatest strength in the world is a disciplined and honed brain. The base Psionic classes are:
The secondary psionic power sources are known as disciplines. The available disciplines are:
- Kinesis, action at a distance
- Morphis, altering substances
- Clairscience, innate knowledge
- Telepathy, knowing others
- Biosis, altering others
- Potence, altering oneself
Primal Heroes draw their power from the Material plane's sheer abundance of life. Nowhere else in the multiverse is there such a concentration of untapped vital energy, and Primal characters are very much in sync with it. The base Primal classes are:
The secondary primal power sources are known as aspects. The available aspects
Shadow power originates directly from the Shadow plane, a direct mirror opposite of the Material plane. Shadow power does not play nicely with any Material forces; those who utilize it are often avatars of death and chaos, or are running from their fate. The base Shadow classes are:
The secondary shadow power sources are known as persuits. The available persuits are:
Effects Granted by Classes
Main article: Effect List
Some classes grant effects. These effects are treated as if they were granted by the base power source for that class, but are only available to members of that class. If a class has more than one base power source, then the effect is treated as though it belongs to both sources.