Vanguard Saga of Heroes
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Vanguard Saga of Heroes

Each character created on Vanguard's world of Telon can be one of 19 races.

The races are spread across the three continents; seven on Thestra and six each on Qalia and Kojan. Each continent has what might be described as 'evil' or 'bad' races, though in Vanguard the lines are blurred and racial conflict is based around a complex system of factions. Every race is the enemy of some other races, and some are universally hated. In this way the Vanguard designers have ensured that players will not be able to walk freely through some game areas, and must increase faction standing in order to avoid being killed by NPCs.

There has been some effort to balance the distribution of races between continents. Every continent has a human race, at least one 'small stature' or dwarf race, at least one 'large stature' or giant race, an elven race, and an anthropomorphic animal race.

Racial Abilities[]

Each race has an activated racial ability, and a number of inherent or passive abilities. Racial abilities are unique to each race, meaning for example the Dwarves will have a different ability than the High Elves .

Racial Attributes[]

Starting at level ten, all characters receive attribute points to spend as they choose. Each attribute point permanently increases one of the six attributes by one.

Game Implications[]

Choice of race has important consequences for character development and success in both PvP and PvE situations. Some races are considered far better suited to a particular class than others, and some racial abilities are valued highly in PvP.

For example, the Kojani Human ability Spirit of Jin instantly heals 45% of the defensive target's health and energy. This is a valuable ability in both PvE and PvP, favoured by players for getting out of those very close encounters alive.

Available Races[]

Thestra[]

Race Racial Bonus WAR PAL DRK RAN ROG MNK BRD CLR SHM DSC BMG SOR DRD PSI NRM
Icon thestran female.png Icon thestran male.png Thestran Human Inspiring Tactics Icon diplo inspire.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png
Icon dwarf female.png Icon dwarf male.png Dwarf Earthen Embrace Icon diplo demand.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png
Icon halfling female.png Icon halfling male.png Halfling Shroud of the Vael Icon diplo flattery.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png
Icon highelf female.png Icon highelf male.png High Elf Arcane Balance Icon diplo reason.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png
Icon vulmane female.png Icon vulmane male.png Vulmane Spiritual Bond Icon diplo demand.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png
Icon varanjar female.png Icon varanjar male.png Varanjar Endless Strength Icon diplo inspire.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png
Icon lessergiant female.png Icon lessergiant male.png Lesser Giant Fortitude of Torsheim Icon diplo inspire.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png

Kojan[]

Race Racial Bonus WAR PAL DRK RAN ROG MNK BRD CLR SHM DSC BMG SOR DRD PSI NRM
Icon kojani female.png Icon kojani male.png Kojani Human Spirit of Jin Icon diplo reason.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png
Icon woodelf female.png Icon woodelf male.png Wood Elf Form of Nature Icon diplo demand.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png
Icon halfelf female.png Icon halfelf male.png Half Elf Symbol of Jin Icon diplo flattery.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png
Icon orc female.png Icon orc male.png Orc Fury of Ghalnn Icon diplo demand.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png
Icon goblin female.png Icon goblin male.png Goblin Hex of Ghalnn Icon diplo reason.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png
Icon raki female.png Icon raki male.png Raki Planar Shift Icon diplo flattery.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png

Qalia[]

Race Racial Bonus WAR PAL DRK RAN ROG MNK BRD CLR SHM DSC BMG SOR DRD PSI NRM
Icon qaliathari female.png Icon qaliathari male.png Qualiathari Human Protection of the Sands Icon diplo flattery.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png
Icon gnome female.png Icon gnome male.png Gnome Gnomish Distillers Icon diplo reason.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png
Icon darkelf female.png Icon darkelf male.png Dark Elf Call of Haelifur Icon diplo inspire.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png
Icon kurashasa female.png Icon kurashasa male.png Kurashasa Symbiotic Armor Icon diplo flattery.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png
Icon mordebi female.png Icon mordebi male.png Mordebi Human Curse of the Ancients Icon diplo demand.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png Small tick on.png
Icon varanthari female.png Icon varanthari male.png Varanthari Desert Skin Icon diplo demand.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png Small tick on.png Small tick off.png Small tick off.png
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