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Character creator

Scars in the Alpha-2 character creator (first pass).[6]

The cool thing about this character creator is that it's not just intended for your character. It has application with NPCs that you might hire.[1]Steven Sharif

We're gonna use similar tech for implementing things like Animal husbandry.[7]Zachary Mallet

Kaelar Alpha-2 character creation (first pass).[8]

This tech is 100% created in-house at Intrepid and is not metahuman.[9]Steven Sharif

We'll be adding many, many more customization options to the character creator.[10]Cody Peterson

The character creator (or character customization system) allows players to define the look of their in-game characters, hired NPCs; and potentially creatures raised by the animal husbandry profession.[1][2]

The Ashes of Creation character creator is 100% developed in-house by Intrepid Studios and is not MetaHuman.[9]

Additional character creator features include.

  • There will be unlockable features for character customization.[14]
You have that scar because you participated in this siege, or these many sieges; or you have this tattoo because of your of a cultural background, or because of a quest that was accomplished where you're able to get that.[14]Steven Sharif
  • The ability to save and potentially to share characters with other players.[6][15]
The beauty of it is that you can save your character- and we already have some of those features available- and load them; and in the future we want people to be able to share those characters amongst each other.[6]Margaret Krohn
  • The ability to undo changes (Ctrl + Z) will be supported, including undoing changes that were made several edits earlier.[16][17]
  • Choosing base idle animations of characters will be possible in future.[18]
    • Certain animations, such as blinking, will be present when they don't interfere with the customization process.[19]
  • Certain ability sound effects will adhere to character customization selections, such as race.[20]
  • Adjusting the background scene and lighting is a planned feature.[19]
There's going to be a lot of environmental controls that are offered to the character creator so that people can set it up their scene the way they want to grab screenshots or to grab recordings or whatever they want to do.[21]Steven Sharif
  • Asymmetry in terms of manipulating different components of the body or different body features such as hair, beard, and eyes.[22]
Asymmetry is going to be functionality that's possible in manipulating either different components of the body or different features like hair. The beard we saw a little bit of that blending with highlights that you can do. Margaret talked a little bit about the eye asymmetry that you can include. Obviously those are going to exist within certain parameters that we want to define on a per-race basis, but it is something that we think is cool.[22]Steven Sharif
  • Body adornments, such as piercings will be possible within cultural limits.[23]
  • The developers are considering whether to allow custom tattoos to be uploaded by users.[24]

The aim is for the character creator to be on par if not much better than that of BDO.[25][26]

Crowd control

Crowd control (CC/mezzing) abilities include root, snare, stun, sleep and slow.[3][4]

  • CC effects do not apply to Non-combatant (green) players. The target of a CC ability must be flagged in order to suffer the CC effects. This prevents players from opening attacks that stun non-combatant players during a pull for example.[27]
  • Some crowd-control abilities can dismount a mounted player. In that case the mount would persist with its own health pool and other stats.[30]
    • In Alpha-1 testing mounts were not separate from the player.[30]
There's also going to be effects that just stun the mount or stun you on the mount.[30]Steven Sharif
Skill Icon Origin Description
Air Strike Air Strike New.png Ranger Leap a great distance forward and into the air while firing three projectiles in a line along the path, each dealing area damage and rooting targets hit for 3 seconds. Rotation control is enabled during cast.[33] The root effect is nature based.[34]
Ancestral Bolas Ancestral Bolas.png Tank Throws a magical web of bolas at the target location. All enemies within are snared and build additional hate towards the tank every second. Enemies entering or exiting the radius will be tripped.[35]
Chain Lightning Chain Lightning Icon clean.png Mage Release a powerful streak of lightning that hits your primary target and then chains outward to up to 5 nearby enemies from that target, dealing (175%🢆) lightning damage to each and applies 20 stacks of Shocked to targets with Volatile.[36][37][38]
Chains of Restraint Chains of Restraint Icon2.png Cleric Call forth spectral chains in a target area that stagger enemies within or stun enemies already under the staggered effect, then leave behind an area that deals radiant damage each second over 8 seconds.[39][40]
Charge (Tank) Tank 5 Icon.png Tank Channeled Ability: Charge forward in the direction you are facing. Enemies you collide with take damage and become Staggered. Charge will be canceled if another ability is activated or if the Charge key is pressed again.[ citation needed ]
Condemn Condemn.png Cleric Stun target enemy for 3 seconds.[41][42]
Crippling Blow Crippling Blow.png Fighter Deal Physical damage and apply Snare to target enemy for 6 seconds.[43]
Fissure Mage Spell 7.png Mage Call forth a line of jagged earthen spikes in a line in front of you, dealing (175%🢆) pierce damage, applying Staggered, and launching each enemy hit.[44]
Grapple Grapple Icon.png Tank Takes aim for a moment before hurling a hooked chain in a line, damaging the first target it contacts and immediately pulling them to the caster. The target suffers a tapering snare for 3 seconds.[45][46]
Imbue Ammo: Weighted Imbue Ammo-Weighted.png Ranger Imbues your ammunition with weight. Enemies hit by your bow attacks suffer the Snared status effect, reducing their movement speed by 50%. Each application applies 3 seconds of duration to the target, up to a maximum of 12 seconds. 10 charges.[47]
Knock Out Knock Out.png Fighter Knock out target enemy, putting them to sleep for 10 seconds. Any damage breaks the effect.[48]
Leap Strike Leap Strike.png Fighter Leap to target location and deal damage around you, snaring targets hit for 3 seconds.[49]
Quake Quake.png Mage Held ability: Slam down, causing a powerful earthquake around your character that deals (200-500%🢆) bludgeon damage depending on how long it was charged. Additionally this ability applies Staggered to all enemies around the caster, unless fully charged, in which case it applies Tripped.[50]
Slam Slam.png Tank Slam your target with immense force, knocking them back. Applies 10 stagger. Deals 500% additional threat.[51]
Slumber Slumber (Active).png Mage Applies Incapacitated to targets in a small area around the primary target. Lasts 10 seconds. [52][53][54]
Tremoring Bellow TremoringBellowIcon.png Tank Releases a thundering shout in a forward cone, applying the staggered condition on enemy targets. Also stomps the ground dealing damage around the caster and tripping enemies affected by the snared condition.[55]
info-orange.pngSome of the following information has not been recently confirmed by the developers and may not be on the current development roadmap.
Diminishing returns in regards to crowd control and conditions like stun and sleep and slows and that thing: Yes we will have absolutely diminishing returns. I think it's a necessary component to balance out classes that have high control ability.[4]Steven Sharif
We're trying to stay away from hard locks as much as we possibly can. We want to have the system be very play, counter-play, counter-counter-play feel.[4]Jeffrey Bard
  • Soft CC's are in the tab-targeted abilities.[61]

Official Content Creator program

If you are a content creator, you're interested in that- and content creation does not just mean videos and streamers; that could be you're a fan site, you create fan creations, you're a cosplayer, whatever it may be. Feel free to apply to that program. We aren't closing applications yet, but when we do we will let you guys know and we'll let you know when we're starting to invite people into the program.[62]Margaret Krohn

  • The Content Creator Program is meant for those who make a podcast, fansite, video channel, or live stream channel.[5]
  • Criticism is allowed, especially with constructive reasoning.[63]
  • From the teams perspective, the primary focus of the official content creator is to help provide information about the project of Ashes of Creation, to the general public and encourage constructive feedback/engagement from their audiences on the games development.[63]
  • Intrepid is looking for consistent and quality filled content.[64]
  • Follower Count is not factored for being accepted into the program.[64] [65]
  • To apply for Content Creator, you must have already made content.[66]
    • Existing content does not have to be Ashes of Creation related, but must be regular and of sufficient quality.[67]
    • Written content counts as content creation.[67]
  • You may apply for Content Creator, regardless of whatever region you are in.[68]
  • Content Creator Program applications will be responded to at the email tied to their Intrepid account.[69]
  • All applications will receive a response, if rejected Intrepid will let you know why and make suggestions to improve the application.[70]
  • There are no future plans to close the Content Creator Program, or the ability to apply for it. The ability to apply may go down temporarily in the future to transition from google application forms to official website applications.[71]
  • The form to apply for the position of a Content Creator is linked below.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Video, March 31, 2022 (18:47).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Livestream, June 30, 2017 (09:43).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Livestream, October 16, 2017 (25:56).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Livestream, May 24, 2017 (45:12).
  5. 5.0 5.1 CC Program Introduction News Article
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Video, March 31, 2022 (34:16).
  7. Video, March 31, 2022 (19:14).
  8. Video, March 31, 2022 (0:00).
  9. 9.0 9.1 steven-cc-metahuman.png
  10. vaknar-cc-options.png
  11. Livestream, May 8, 2017 (48:49).
  12. Video, March 31, 2022 (29:14).
  13. Video, March 31, 2022 (16:23).
  14. 14.0 14.1 Livestream, April 29, 2022 (5:05).
  15. Livestream, May 24, 2017 (28:22).
  16. Ashes of Creation Reddit - Ctrl + Z in the Character Creator (1).
  17. Ashes of Creation Reddit - Ctrl + Z in the Character Creator (2).
  18. Livestream, January 28, 2022 (39:30).
  19. 19.0 19.1 Livestream, March 31, 2022 (56:40).
  20. Livestream, March 29, 2024 (1:54:44).
  21. Livestream, March 31, 2022 (4:57).
  22. 22.0 22.1 Livestream, March 31, 2022 (58:47).
  23. Livestream, March 31, 2022 (59:36).
  24. Livestream, March 31, 2022 (1:01:08).
  25. Livestream, July 25, 2020 (1:11:52).
  26. character creator BDO.png
  27. CC effects do notapply to non-combatants.png
  28. Livestream, December 19, 2023 (1:16:19).
  29. Livestream, September 30, 2022 (51:28).
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Livestream, April 30, 2021 (1:08:10).
  31. summons-ccs.png
  32. Video, December 19, 2023 (27:14).
  33. Air Strike New Description.png
  34. Video, September 30, 2022 (15:28).
  35. Ancestral Bolas Description.png
  36. Chain Lightning Description05312024.png
  37. Video, May 31, 2023 (12:12).
  38. Video, April 28, 2023 (17:50).
  39. Video, July 28, 2023 (20:50).
  40. Chains of Restraint Info Panel.png
  41. Video, July 28, 2023 (29:23).
  42. Condemn Info Panel.png
  43. Crippling Blow Description.png
  44. Fissure Description04302024.png
  45. Video, March 31, 2023 (9:55).
  46. Video, January 27, 2023 (10:27).
  47. Imbue Ammo Weighted Skill Tree Description.png
  48. Knock Out Skill Tree Description.png
  49. Leap Strike Description.png
  50. Quake Description04302024.png
  51. Slam Description.png
  52. Video, April 28, 2023 (17:22).
  53. Slumber Description05312024.png
  54. Video, September 29, 2023 (11:23).
  55. Video, January 27, 2023 (7:28).
  56. Livestream, February 9, 2018 (28:17).
  57. Livestream, November 22, 2019 (1:06:25).
  58. steven-hard-ccs.png
  59. Podcast, August 4, 2018 (1:11:05).
  60. 60.0 60.1 Livestream, 2018-04-8 (PM) (37:57).
  61. Podcast, August 4, 2018 (1:11:52).
  62. Livestream, February 25, 2022 (6:07).
  63. 63.0 63.1 CC Program Steven Reddit Quote.png
  64. 64.0 64.1 Discord 2021-05-10 13-46-04.png
  65. Discord 2021-05-10 13-48-22.png
  66. Discord 2021-05-10 13-46-46.png
  67. 67.0 67.1 margaret-content-creator.png
  68. Discord 2021-05-10 13-49-26.png
  69. Discord 2021-05-10 13-44-09.png
  70. Discord 2021-05-10 13-47-07.png
  71. Discord 2021-05-10 13-45-10.png