All new characters start with access to the Classless soul. All others must be unlocked by purchasing a (possibly mako) item.
Once a character has unlocked a soul, they can switch to it at any time outside of combat, for no additional cost. Upon switching to a new soul, a character will lose access to the powers and skills from the old class and gain access to those of the new soul (up to their current level).
The terms "soul" and "class" describe the same feature, but are used inconsistently.
"Soul" is used in:
- this wiki
- the list game command
- descriptions of souls in rpinfo
- internal game code
"Class" is used in:
- the class game command to change souls
- the web interface link for listing and changing souls
- descriptions of regular and mako items to unlock new souls