I realize that with Rebuild we sort of already have master classes since the class circle system is gone and every class is kinda at its full potential when you choose it and level it to skill level 45, but I was always a fan of the master class concept and think it could still be implemented into the game now as a sort of super endgame PVE mechanic / grinding incentive for veteran and new players alike.
Here’s the baseline:
1. You’re allowed to change into the master class of one of your class choices
Even base classes should be included here for more build variety.
2. You’ll get a special costume
Who doesn’t like costumes? The customes should give you special animations and they should have small visual effects to set them apart from other classes.
3. You’re not allowed to change your master class selection through the class change option or through other means
Tree of Savior is very forgiving when it comes to selecting and changing your classes and builds, so in this instance your master circle choice should be final and you should not be able to change to make your choice have meaning. Many MMORPG Players also like this kind of thing and are turned off by a game being too forgiving with resets. It can even be done similarly to base class resets who are given out very rarely.
4. Master class skills overview
4a. Every master class will get 3 new skills
4b. Master class skills are tied to a new bar called MP meaning you need MP to cast them instead of SP
4c. MP can only be recovered over time and not through any other means
4d. The MP bar is maxed out at a certain amount
4e. Each master class skill uses different amounts of MP
4f. Master class skills can have a maximum of 2 overheats
4g. Certain master class skills can replenish your MP faster and / or increase the max amount for a certain period of time
4h. Additional master class skills might be added with future updates
4i. Every master class skill has a max level of 5
4j. The master class is unlocked immediately after you reach class level 45 of your 3rd class choice
4k. This max skill level is displayed as a 3rd exp bar called “MCS Level”
4l. The MCS Level is maxed out at level 15
4m. The MCS Level can’ be increased with normal EXP cards
4n. The MCS Level can only be increased by killing monsters or obtaining special MCS Exp Cards from class master quests, Mercenary quests, killing monsters in lvl 420+ maps, etc.
4o. The MCS Level requires much more exp to level up than the max base and class levels
4p. There will be no shop related master class skills
4q. Master class skills have cooldowns