Aion Character Creation is one of the most important aspects of the game for some players, and the opposite for others. Now, it is important to know that whether you decide to go with Elyos or Asmodian as your faction, you will still be choosing from the same classes.
Your first step here is to decide which faction you wish to play on. This is by far the most important decision because if you wish to change factions on that server in the future (due to friends coming over, meeting new people, etc.) the only way to do so is to obtain a new account or to delete all of your existing characters there. Because of this, it is best to choose which you want to play and stay with it. Keep in mind that regardless of your faction, you will still have the same choices when it comes to the classes later on in the game.
After you have chosen your faction you will be f95zone faced with the choices of Warrior, Priest, Scout, or Mage. This is where you have to decide which class you want to play as, and choose the correct beginning class to do so.
The various classes represent the following:
Warriors include the classes Templar and Gladiator. Warriors are melee classes that use things such as two handed weapons or one handed weapons and shields. These are the “brute force” damage dealers and also tanks. If you choose to be a tank, you must go with a Warrior. This is also classified as being the easiest class to master.
Scouts represent both Assassins and Rangers. This class is chosen for players who wish to do as much damage as possible, but are not too worried about the lack of real defense. These classes die faster than tanks in combat, but deal significantly more damage.
Mages represent both the Spirit Master and Sorcerer, which are “nukers.” These classes deal damage using magic, rather than melee combat. Both of these are extremely beneficial in any group because they can take down mobs rather fast. Their downside is their low defense, so they are better off in groups than solo.
The Priests represent the Chanter and Cleric. These classes are based on healing allies and buffing them (to enhance defense, attack, etc.) rather than doing damage to enemies. These are for players who are not completely obsessed with being a damage dealer, but still want to have an important class for groups (both PvE and PvP).