Additionally, players have the veteran versions of the classes. These classes has to be unlock by reaching the 6th rank and buying an advancement upgrade, and like the Hero classes, are able to be used only once a match.
As can be seen in Steam achievement descriptions, there are broad archetype categories, which include classes with similar gameplay from different factions.
Primary classes are the classes that are available to players from the start of the game. Each faction has five primary classes (Except Eldar, who have seven) and depending on how players build their loadout (accessories, weapons, items, etc) for that class there are a multitude of possible specializations. Eternal Crusade is also a tactical wargame so not every specialization is equal when going toe to toe with each other, players should either bring friends to make up for their weaknesses or deploy their loadout in the circumstances that favor their specialty. Since players can change classes and loadouts whenever they deploy to the field, they're not permanently locked into their choice, though not to all the choices players make in their progression will be easy to reverse.
These classes are considerably more powerful than the primary classes, as they have 400 more loadout points than regular classes. Players may unlock them at rank 5 in the advancement tree. Elite classes can be spawned once each match, are immune to one-hit-kills, don't fall into a Critical State and are immune to poison.
|Space Marines||Chaos Space Marines||Eldar||Orks|
|Ranged||Sternguard Veteran||Veteran Traitor||Revered Dire Avenger
Revered Fire Dragon
|Support||Veteran Apothecary||Sorcerer||Revered Warlock||Painboy Dok|
|Heavy||Veteran Devastator||Veteran Havoc||Revered Dark Reaper||Loota Nob|
|Melee||Vanguard (Ground)||Veteran Traitor Assault||Revered Howling Banshee
Revered Striking Scorpion
|Jump||Vanguard (Jump)||Veteran Raptor||Revered Swooping Hawk||Stormboy Nob|
Powerful “hero” classes, like the veteran classes, can only by spawned once a match.
|Space Marines||Chaos Space Marines||Orks||Eldar|
|Damned Legionnaire||Possessed Marine||Skarboy Kommando||Autarch Host-Leader|