Shadowgate MUD allows for a limited range of classes at present. Of these, a character can elect to follow one class, or to change to another class after each 10 level block. This allows for a choice between specialized skill in one area, or a range of skills in many areas.
When you reach level 20, you can choose to pick a Prestige Class and , or choose one of the base classes instead. Presently the following classes are available.
Prestige classes are similar to standard classes, only have more powerful or more specialized abilities. Prestige classes on Shadowgate can only be taken starting at level 40. They require a certain amount of levels in a base class or certain feat or skill or other requirements to be met before you can advance into a prestige class. You aquire a prestige class when you advance just as if you were going to multiclass. For example, if you are a level 40 druid and you want to become an archdruid you would simply type <advance archdruid> and you would then become a level 40 druid, level 1 archdruid. The class feats listed for prestige classes at level 1, level 4 and level 7 are automatically granted when you attain the correct level in the prestige class. They are free feats and you don’t need to add them yourself. In almost all cases, when
you advance in a prestige class, you also gain spells per day and spells known as if you had advanced in the base class required for the prestige class.