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Aion: Getting Started Guide

Welcome to the exhilarating world of Aion! Whether you’re a seasoned MMORPG veteran or a curious newcomer, our comprehensive ‘Aion: Getting Started Guide’ will journey you through the basics and beyond. Dive into the enchanting universe of Aion as we break down everything you need to know to embark on your adventure. From Creating Your Character and Choosing Your Class, to Navigating the Game World and mastering Basic Combat Techniques, our guide ensures you’re well-equipped to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead. Plus, don’t miss our Essential Tips for Beginners to give you a head-start in this epic realm. Embark on your Aion journey with confidence and excitement!

Creating Your Character#

So, you’ve decided to dive into the world of Aion. Nice choice! Before jumping in and battling your way through gorgeous landscapes and fierce enemies, there’s one thing you need to do: create a character. This is your avatar, your digital self, the hero or heroine who will carve their name in the annals of Atreia. Let’s break down how to make a character that not only looks cool but suits your playstyle too.

Step 1: Choose Your Faction#

First things first, you need to pick a faction. Aion offers two: the Elyos and the Asmodians. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Elyos: These guys are all about light, beauty, and staying classy. Think regal, angelic warriors.
  • Asmodians: These warriors have a darker, more intense vibe. They’re not evil, just rough around the edges and a bit more badass.

Your faction choice determines your base appearance and starting area, but don’t stress too much—both sides have awesome stories and missions.

Step 2: Pick Your Class#

Once you’ve chosen your faction, it’s time to decide what kind of hero you want to be. Aion offers six primary classes, each branching out into specialized roles later on:

  • Warrior: Excellent for those who love getting up close and personal. They can become Gladiators or Templars.
  • Scout: Speedy and stealthy, perfect for players who enjoy hit-and-run tactics. Scouts can evolve into Rangers or Assassins.
  • Mage: Masters of elemental magic, ideal for those who prefer blasting enemies from a distance. They can become Sorcerers or Spiritmasters.
  • Priest: Healers and protectors, great for players who want to support their team. They can progress to Clerics or Chanters.
  • Technist: High-tech fighters using guns and gadgets, evolving into Gunners or Aethertechs.
  • Muse: Masters of music and not to be underestimated. They transform into Songweavers or Vandal.

Step 3: Customizing Your Look#

Now, the fun part—making your character look exactly how you want. Aion’s character customization is one of the best out there, letting you tweak almost every detail. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Face and Body: You can adjust every little thing from the shape of your nose to the size of your character’s hands. Spend some time here to make your character unique.
  • Hairstyles and Colors: Choose a hairstyle that fits your character’s vibe. Don’t be afraid to go wild with colors. After all, who doesn’t want a blue-haired warrior?
  • Outfits: While you start with basic gear, you can preview how your hero will look in different armor sets. It’s a nice way to imagine future gear upgrades.

Step 4: Name Your Character#

This might seem small, but naming your character is super important. Choose something memorable. A good name can make your character feel even more special. Avoid anything too complicated since you want others to remember and recognize you easily.

Step 5: Finalize and Start Your Journey#

Double-check everything—faction, class, look, and name. Once you hit the “Create” button, there’s no going back! Don’t overthink it though; the world of Atreia has lots of customization options and gear to further personalize your character as you progress.

And that’s it! You’re now ready to embark on your epic adventure in Aion. Get ready to explore, fight, and perhaps make some new friends along the way. Good luck, Daeva!

Choosing Your Class#

Alright, so you’ve downloaded Aion, created an account, and now you’re at the character creation screen staring at the multitude of classes. Choosing the right class can feel like a big decision, but don’t worry, we’re here to break it down for you.

The Basics: What Are Classes?#

In Aion, your class determines your combat style, abilities, and role in a team. You start by picking one of the primary four classes: Warrior, Scout, Mage, or Priest. Then, after leveling up a bit (at level 9), you’ll specialize into one of two unique sub-classes, making your character even more distinct.

Classes and Their Specializations#

Here’s a quick rundown of the four primary classes and their respective specializations:


  • Gladiator: If you like charging in and dealing heavy damage with both melee and ranged weapons, Gladiator is your go-to. These guys are versatile and can use a mix of swords, polearms, and more.
  • Templar: Prefer to be the unbreakable wall shielding your pals? Templars are tanks with high defense and a mix of melee and magic skills to hold enemy attention.


  • Assassin: Sneaky and stealthy with high burst damage, Assassins are masters of a hit-and-run playstyle. They can turn invisible for surprise attacks and have buffs for increased speed and damage.
  • Ranger: If keeping a safe distance yet hitting hard from afar sounds good, then Ranger is your pick. With bows and traps, they excel at kiting enemies and providing ranged DPS support.


  • Sorcerer: These spellcasters bring the pain with powerful magical damage. Sorcerers are the heavy hitters of the Mage world, using destructive spells to decimate enemies.
  • Spiritmaster: Want to summon powerful allies to fight by your side? Spiritmasters control the battlefield with elemental spirits and debuffs that weaken foes and help allies.


  • Cleric: The healers and protectors. Clerics ensure your team stays alive with healing spells and protection buffs. They can also hold their own in combat with maces and shields.
  • Chanter: A hybrid support class, Chanters offer a mix of healing, buffs, and melee damage. They can bolster their team’s abilities while still packing a punch themselves.

What Kind of Player Are You?#

The Lone Wolfer#

If you like playing solo, consider classes that can self-sustain and handle different fight scenarios alone. Classes like Gladiator, Templar, or Spiritmaster are good choices because of their balance of defense and damage.

The Team Player#

Do you enjoy playing a crucial role in a team? Support classes like Cleric and Chanter are always in demand. You’ll be the backbone of your party, keeping everyone in fighting shape.

Competitive PvPer#

Is crushing your foes in PvP your ultimate goal? Assassins and Rangers excel in PvP with burst damage and mobility, while Templars can provide strong control and durability.

Damage Dealer#

Want to see big numbers and flashy attacks? Go with Sorcerers for heavy magic damage, Gladiators for versatile damage dealing, or Rangers for ranged assault.

Final Thoughts#

There’s no wrong choice here, just different paths to glory. Every class has its strengths and weaknesses, and part of the fun is discovering how they fit your playstyle. Plus, Aion provides plenty of opportunities to switch things up if you find your first choice doesn’t quite click.

So take a deep breath, choose the class that resonates with you, and jump into Atreia ready to become the hero you’ve always wanted to be. See you in-game!

Alright, so you’ve created your character and you’re standing in the beautiful world of Aion. Now what? It’s time to learn how to get around! Navigating the vast environment can be a bit overwhelming at first, but don’t worry, we got you covered.

The Basics: Moving Your Character#

The first thing you need to know is how to move your character. If you’re familiar with other MMORPGs, you’ll be right at home.

  • WASD Keys: Use W to move forward, A to strafe left, S to move backward, and D to strafe right.
  • Arrow Keys: These also work if you prefer using them for navigating your character.
  • Mouse Movement: Hold down the right mouse button to look around. Hold down both mouse buttons to move forward.

Your Map is Your Best Friend#

Your map (press M to open) is your go-to tool for understanding the layout of your surroundings.

  • Mini-Map: Located in the top right corner, the mini-map is a simplified version that shows nearby areas and NPCs (Non-Player Characters). Use it to get a quick sense of direction.
  • World Map: The full map gives you a broader overview of your current zone and the world. Useful for planning longer journeys.

On your map, look out for icons indicating quest givers, vendors, and important locations. Hovering over these icons usually provides helpful tips on what each location or NPC offers.

Flight and Gliding#

Aion’s signature feature is your ability to fly and glide.

  • Flying: Once you’ve reached a certain level, you’ll be able to take to the skies. Press the Page Up key to start flying and Page Down to land. Be mindful of your flight timer – you don’t want to be stranded in mid-air when it runs out!
  • Gliding: Jump off a high place and press the spacebar to glide. This is super useful for crossing large distances quickly or for making a quick escape in combat.

Teleportation and Wayshrines#

Long walks are for hobbits, not Daevas. Use teleportation for faster travel across vast distances.

  • Teleporters: Located in major towns, these handy NPCs can teleport you to other locations for a small fee.
  • Flight Paths: Another quick way to travel is by using flight paths between cities.
  • Wayshrines: These act as checkpoints. Activate these shrines to save your location and use them for faster respawns or teleportation back when you’ve ventured far from home.

Tracking Quests#

Quests are your main source of XP (experience points) and often guide your journey through Aion’s world.

  • Quest Log: Press J to open your quest log. Here you’ll see active quests and descriptions. Click on a quest to set it as your active quest.
  • Quest Tracking: Once a quest is active, an arrow appears on your mini-map guiding you to the next objective. Follow it to find your way.

Dealing with Enemies and Wild Creatures#

Be cautious while traveling. The game is filled with enemies of different levels.

  • Aggro Range: Each enemy has an aggro range – get too close, and they’ll attack. Use your mini-map to keep an eye on red dots signaling hostile creatures.
  • Level Matching: Avoid enemies with a level significantly higher than your own. They’ll be tough to beat and might ruin your day.

Social and Group Navigation#

Don’t adventure alone! Use social features to join a group and explore together.

  • Group Pings and Markers: If you’re in a group, members can place markers on the map and ping locations.
  • Party Chat: Use the party chat to communicate and coordinate with your team. Good communication can save time and keep everyone on track.


Navigating the world of Aion can be straightforward when you have a grasp on the basic controls and tools at your disposal. Keep your map open, make good use of flight and teleportation, and always be mindful of your surroundings. Happy adventuring!

Basic Combat Techniques#

Ready to dive into the world of Aion and show those enemies who’s boss? Let’s go over the essential combat techniques you need to master. Whether you’re a flying Daeva or slugging it out on the ground, these tips will help you survive and thrive.

Understanding Your Skills#

The first step in becoming a combat pro is getting to know your skillset. Each class has unique abilities:

  • Sorcerers wield powerful spells.
  • Gladiators excel in melee combat.
  • Rangers are deadly from a distance.
  • Clerics can heal themselves and their allies.

Take time to read the descriptions of your abilities. Knowing the difference between a crowd control skill and a damage-dealing one can turn the tide of battle.

Combos and Chains#

In Aion, some abilities naturally follow others. This is called a combo or chain. For instance, a Gladiator might have a skill like “Sure Strike” that unlocks another powerful move like “Crippling Cut.” Look out for these chains:

  1. Initiate – Start with an opening move.
  2. Follow Up – Use the chains or follow-up skills.
  3. Finish – End with a big hit or a stun move.

The key here is timing. Practice chaining your abilities quickly to maximize damage and effects.

Utilizing the Flight Mechanic#

Aion’s coolest feature is undoubtedly its flight mechanic, but combat in the air requires a different approach:

  • 3D Awareness: You’re not just watching your sides; above and below matter too.
  • Skills: Some skills are specific to aerial combat. Watch for these.
  • Stamina: Flying consumes your flight time. Manage it wisely or you could end up plummeting mid-battle.

Mastering aerial combat can give you a massive advantage, especially in PvP.

Dodging and Blocking#

Don’t just stand there and take hits! Learn to dodge like a pro:

  • Side Steps: Move left or right to dodge linear attacks.
  • Back Steps: Move backwards to avoid frontal assaults.
  • Blocking: If your class can use a shield, blocking can mitigate a ton of damage but uses stamina.

Practice makes perfect. Run some solo drills to get a feel for the timing.

Managing Your Cooldowns#

Skills in Aion often have cooldowns; they can’t be spammed endlessly. Plan ahead:

  • Rotation: Create a rotation of abilities that keeps you attacking while skills cooldown.
  • Potions: Use health and mana potions sparingly to stay in the fight longer.
  • Kiting: For ranged classes, keep your distance while your powerful skills recharge.

Effective cooldown management keeps your enemy guessing while you dish out consistent damage.

Crowd Control (CC)#

Crowd Control abilities can lock down or slow enemies:

  • Stuns: Stop an enemy in their tracks.
  • Roots: Prevent movement but allow them to attack.
  • Silences: Stop casting classes from using spells.

Use CC tactically to disable high-threat enemies or escape when things get dicey.

Target Prioritization#

It’s not just about hitting the enemy; it’s about hitting the right enemy:

  • High Damage Dealers: Take these out first if possible.
  • Healers: They can undo all your hard work if left alone.
  • Tanks: These should be taken last if possible, as they absorb a lot of damage.

Pick your targets wisely to make fights smoother and quicker.

PvP Tips#

PvP (Player vs. Player) is a whole different ballgame:

  • Stay Mobile: Always keep moving to avoid becoming an easy target.
  • Watch Buffs: Pay attention to enemy buffs and debuffs.
  • Team Coordination: Work with your team to focus fire and use CC effectively.

PvP in Aion can be intense but incredibly rewarding when you master it.

With these basic combat techniques under your belt, you’re well on your way to becoming a formidable force in Aion. Lace up your boots, prepare your wings, and get ready for battle! May your enemies fall before you and your allies march alongside you to victory.

Essential Tips for Beginners#

Welcome to Aion, the fantastical world where you can take to the skies with wings and battle fearsome foes! If you’re just getting started, here’s a handy list of essential tips to help you navigate Atreia and make the most of your adventure.

1. Choose Your Class Wisely#

When you start, you’ll pick from the basic Warrior, Scout, Mage, or Priest classes. Each one branches out into more specialized classes at Level 10. Take your time to read up on each one because your choice will define your gameplay style. Are you all about dealing massive damage? Go for a Mage. Prefer healing and support? Priest is your go-to.

2. Master Your Flight#

One of Aion’s coolest features is flying. After Level 10, you get wings, but don’t think you can just zoom around endlessly. Flight time is limited and you have to keep an eye on your flight gauge. Use it wisely, and practice landing smoothly because a miscalculated descent can lead to fall damage.

3. Stay on the Quest Path#

Quests are your main source of XP, and Aion has tons of them. Focus on completing campaign and essential quests marked with blue and yellow icons. These quests often have the best rewards and are crucial to advancing the storyline and unlocking new areas.

4. Manage Your Resources#

Mana and health are your lifelines. Always carry a good stock of potions, and take breaks to regenerate if you’re running low. Don’t waste potions needlessly—use them in tough battles or emergencies. As for currency, save up for important items like better gear rather than splurging.

5. Join a Legion#

A Legion is a player guild in Aion. Joining one can be a game-changer. Not only do you get comrades to help with tough quests, but you also gain access to new friends and mentors who can offer valuable advice and support. Check the Legion board or ask around for recommendations.

6. Crafting Is Your Friend#

Don’t overlook crafting. Whether it’s cooking, alchemy, or weapon-smithing, crafting can provide you with crucial items and enhancements. Start with gathering materials as you level up and take it step-by-step. It’s worth the time invested!

7. Know Your Surroundings#

Aion’s world, Atreia, is vast and diverse. Pay attention to your surroundings and get familiar with maps. You don’t want to wander into high-level areas unprepared. Use the map (M key) to track quest locations, and visit new areas cautiously if you’re not sure of your level readiness.

8. PvP Awareness#

Player vs. Player (PvP) combat is a big part of Aion, especially in the Abyss and various battlegrounds. Stay mindful of your gear and strategies, as PvP can get intense. Learn from each encounter and don’t get discouraged by losses; they’re learning opportunities.

9. Communication is Key#

Aion’s community is fantastic, and communication can make your gaming experience richer. Use the chat responsibly, make friends, and don’t hesitate to ask questions. The community is usually more than willing to help out a newbie.

10. Stay Updated#

Aion frequently updates with new content, events, and patches. Keep an eye on official announcements and patches to make sure you’re not missing out on crucial updates or limited-time events that offer fantastic rewards.

These tips should set you on the right path to make your journey in Aion smoother and more enjoyable. So spread your wings, embrace your destiny, and get ready to conquer Atreia! Happy adventuring!

Aion: Getting Started Guide
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