There are eleven character classes in Pillars of Eternity. Each of them has different fighting style and unique skills and talents. Classes are very well balanced and it depends only on player whether he will fully utilize their potential.
In this chapter all available classes are presented: barbarian, fighter, paladin, rogue, ranger, wizard, druid, cipher, priest, monk and chanter. Each description consists of four parts: short class characteristic, process of character creation, its development during first phase of the game and practical advises about playing style and combat. After reading it all you will gain general knowledge about creating a specific character and playing it without the need to learn on your mistakes.
For each class one, classic development model have been shown. It doesn't mean that it is the only right one. Don't be afraid to experiment, it is important that you feel well with your character.